Million Air
  • American Jet International
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Director of Operations-Part 135 Charter



The Director of Operations role is to deliver exceptional organizational and financial responsibility for flight operations. The DO is responsible for all aspects of the charter operation by using in-depth knowledge of company procedures, FAA Regulations, and oversight of the entire operation.


Responsibilities and Duties

  1. Responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable rules, regulations, organizational standards, safety, security, and quality in all Company Operations
  2. Responsible for the air carrier operation to include: planning, organizing, personnel requirements, budgeting, financial, and directing all air carrier operations, safety, safety management systems, and related activities.
  3. Ensure all functions within the organization are filled with competent individuals who possess the necessary knowledge, experience, qualifications, and demonstrated skills appropriate for the position.
  4. Ensure all personnel maintain their competency through continuing education and training.
  5. Has the authority to exercise operational control of all Company flight operations which includes authority to delay, cancel or discontinue a flight when, in his / her opinion conditions are unsuitable for the initiation or continuation of the flight.
  6. Responsible for maintaining compliance with the conditions and restrictions set forth in the Company's Air Carrier Operating Certificate and Company issued Operations Specifications.
  7. Responsible for maintaining a working relationship (liaison) with the Federal Aviation Administration, other regulatory agencies to include but not limited to, the NTSB, DOT, ICAO, State, original equipment manufacturers and other operationally relevant external entities.
  8. Responsible to promote and support the Safety Program, Safety Management System and Quality Assurance throughout the Air Carrier Certificate.
  9. Ensures that the proper Economic Authority with the FAA / DOT are in place and compliant.
  10. Responsible for all federal, foreign, and local regulatory compliance.
  11. Has authority to hire, suspend, evaluate, and terminate employees.
  12. Establishes operations, personnel and equipment standards.
  13. Responsible for the Company Manual System.
  14. Responsible for establishing Company training programs, policies and procedures.
  15. Coordinates with the Director of Maintenance concerning maintenance policies and procedures.
  16. Responsible for ensuring all personnel who are covered employees as defined in FAR Part 135, are covered by an approved DOT Anti-Drug/Alcohol program.
  17. Coordinates crew training with the Manager of Training and Standards.
  18. Coordinates with the Manager of Flight Operations, Chief Pilot, Director of Maintenance, Manager of Training and Standards and the Safety Officer concerning operational policy and procedure.
  19. Responsible to notify flight crewmembers, while in-flight, of potential danger when baggage or cargo onboard a Company aircraft is known or believed to have been involved in a hazardous material spill.
  20. Responsible to report accidents and reportable incidents to the appropriate agencies.
  21. Responsible to notify and disclose when regulatory violations or safety of flight has been jeopardized to the appropriate agencies.
  22. Maintain the business relationship with the aircraft owners and clients.
  23. Participate in industry and FAA work groups to further the benefit of the Company's goals.
  24. Ensures that no employee, agent, or contractor under the age of 21 is utilized.



  1. Working knowledge of corporate/business aviation current practices and procedures.
  2. Interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships internal department heads, external vendors, clients, and regulatory entities.
  3. Leadership ability to influence, develop and empower employees to achieve objectives with a team approach.
  4. Demonstrate planning and organizational skills necessary to coordinate and prioritize workload.
  5. Computer skills necessary to operated word processing, email, web-based applications and Apple iPad applications.


Reporting Relationship

This position reports to the Vice President of Charter and/or Chief Operating Officer.


Work Environment

This position operates in a professional environment, which may include exposure to all types of weather conditions and direct contact with both moving and non-moving aircraft. Physical demands may include walking, carrying, reaching, standing, and stooping. May require occasional lifting/lowering, pushing, or pulling up to 25lbs.


Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is an exempt position. Ability to work weekends, nights, and holidays.



Travel is expected for this position to industry trade shows,and sales opportunities., in addition to pilot PIC duties.


Required Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor's degree in a business related field
  2. Airline Transport Pilot certification
  3. Requirements in accordance with FAR 119.71 (a).


Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  1. Previous experience in Part 121,135 air carrier or Part 91 corporate aircraft operations.
  2. Experience managing at least 50 employees or more.
  3. Strong communication skills, including presenting and speaking in front of groups.


AAP/EEO Statement

Million Air is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Protected Veteran/Disabled


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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