Empire Airlines 121 Chief Pilot

Empire Airlines

Join an innovative airline with over 40 years of history. Empire Airlines, known for our “WE CAN DO THAT!” attitude, is looking for a 121 Chief Pilot to join our team.

Empire Airlines has been a FedEx Feeder operator since 1988 and has been operating `Ohana by Hawaiian since its inception in 2013. As a FedEx Feeder operator, we provide flight and maintenance services throughout the Western United States. Our fleet consists of ATR 42, ATR 72, and Cessna Caravan 208 aircraft throughout our 18 Domiciles servicing over 40 cities. Our `Ohana operation provides inner island passenger service and cargo service in Hawaii; with flights to Oahu, Lanai, Molokai, and Kapalua in West Maui. Our passenger fleet consists of ATR 42-500 and our cargo fleet consists of ATR 72-500 aircraft.

Employee benefits include PTO, medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, travel benefits, paid holidays, healthy lifestyle incentives, referral program, and other optional benefits. For eligible employees, we also offer Known Crewmember (KCM) and CASS (jump seat) benefits.

Job Summary

The 121 Chief Pilot will provide revenue service and administrative function to flight operations under FAR 121.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervises flight personnel flying under FAR 121 and acts as a liaison between flight personnel and Director of Operations.
  • Participates in staffing level and performance assessments
  • Performs all functions and duties of a 121 Line Pilot
  • Maintains familiarity and knowledge of new concepts and innovations, changes in regulations, procedures and improvements concerning the safe operations of all Company aircraft
  • Knowledgeable in all applicable policies, procedures, manuals, handbooks and protocol
  • Exhibits a positive attitudes and serves as a role model to others
  • Other related duties as assigned

Education and Experience

Must meet Captain qualifications under 121.436 with previous experience as instructor, check airman or FAA examiner in aircraft and/or advanced simulators.

ATR Captain Requirements

  • ATP certificate with MEL
  • 1st class medical

Fixed wing minimums

  • 2500 TT
  • 1000 PIC
  • 1000 MEL
  • 300 turbine/turboprop
  • 500 crew time
  • 121.436 Pilot Qualification
  • IFR currency and proficiency

Working Conditions

Work is performed in an office environment, outdoors and in an aircraft. Will be exposed to inclement weather. Requires standing, walking, sitting, bending and stooping for extended periods of time. May be required to lift up to 50 pounds. Requires manual dexterity, speaking, seeing and hearing to conduct business. Must understand and adhere to the organization's FAA/DOT required drug and alcohol program.

Empire is a great place to grow! If you're up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to our recruiting team. Thank you for your interest in the Empire Airlines family!