Lead Flight Test Engineer (f/m/d)

Airport Oberpfaffenhofen Permanent Full-time 2022-0069

This is what drives you

You have a clear idea of what you want: To contribute to the vision of safe and energy-efficient flying, in a team of like-minded aviation enthusiasts who are determined to shape the future of aviation.

This is what you can do

We are looking for you as an experienced Lead Flight Test Engineer (f/m/d). You are responsible to conduct test planning, safety of flight activities and support the test readiness for test operations.

Your tasks are:

  • Conduct test planning, safety of flight activities and support the test readiness for test operations.
  • Generate test orders, perform test flight briefings and debriefings, direct the execution of the test order on board or via telemetry and produce test documentation and reports.
  • Operate test aircraft experimental equipment and test instrumentation.
  • Define Safety equipment required on prototypes depending on test category
  • Oversee test aircraft configuration.
  • Support engineering with test requirements and test plans.
  • Support other flight crew members with limitations, instructions as well as test and emergency procedures.


You’ll bring this with you

  • Engineering degree or equivalent professional qualification
  • 5+ years of job experience in a flight test environment
  • Experience in conducting Category 1 and 2 flight testing
  • Satisfactorily completed a Competence level 1 or level 2 training course; and
    • a minimum of 100 hours of flight experience, including flight test training
    • must be suitably qualified and experienced, medically fit, for the tasks performed during the flight test activities
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Autonomous worker and good communicator
  • Very good written and oral knowledge in English

This is who we are

We are an aircraft manufacturer with a strong heritage looking to continue our story. Headquartered to the west of Munich, we are recognized by international aviation authorities as a development, manufacturing and maintenance company, That is why today we are focusing our full energy on developing and manufacturing a new generation of technically advanced aircraft in Germany. Share with us the vision and ambition to drive the transformation of flying and to make our contribution to safe and energy-efficient air transport.

We are looking forward to your application!

Deutsche Aircraft GmbH
Human Resources
Airport Oberpfaffenhofen
82234 Weßling - Germany