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Copter Associate Flight Operations Manager

in New York, New York

About the Role

This individual will be a part of the New York City based Uber Elevate team which is focused on delivering on-demand, multimodal aerial ride sharing through the Uber Copter service. This person will assist the Uber Copter Flight Operations Manager in the design, staffing, and management of the flight operations team as it coordinates daily helicopter flights with Uber's Part 135 direct air carrier partner. This person will also work with other operations leaders to plan the expansion of the flight portion of the Uber Copter service, with particular emphasis on safety, legal, and regulatory considerations.

What You'll Do

  • Facilitate execution of the daily Uber Copter service through regular coordination with Uber's Part 135 direct air carrier partner
  • Assist the Uber Copter Flight Operations Manager in defining operational flight requirements needed to enable Uber's long term vision for urban air mobility
  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to develop an implementation roadmap allowing for flight operations in new geographic areas
  • Develop a construct for scaled operations that is mutually supportive and informative to our direct air carrier partner's objectives
  • Drive the creation and implementation of policies and procedures, drawn from Part 135 / 121 industry best practices and other internationally recognized standards, that support the Uber Copter service

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor's degree, with 3-5 years practical work experience
  • Thorough understanding of aviation operations (civilian or military)
  • Have an intimate knowledge of FAA, DOT and ICAO rules and regulations for Part 135 operators
  • Demonstrated leadership and project management experience with cross functional stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to drive a program and achieve positive results in the face of ambiguity
  • Have a commercial pilot certificate for rotorcraft or airplanes
  • Excellent communication skills

Bonus Points

  • Prior Part 135 / 121 aviation or operations experience
  • Familiarity with IS-BAO, Wyvern Wingman, or another industry recognized aviation operations framework

About Team**
**On-demand aviation has the potential to radically improve urban mobility, giving people back time lost in their daily commutes. A network of small, electric aircraft that take off and land vertically (VTOLs) will enable rapid, reliable transportation between suburbs and cities and, ultimately, within cities. Elevate is the name of Uber's internal team and initiative focused on launching the Uber Air product. The Elevate initiative includes software development, data science, battery development, infrastructure to support a distributed network of Skyports, operations, partnerships, and vehicle design. Uber Copter is Elevate's first consumer facing manifestation of multi-modal aerial ridesharing.

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