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Chief Pilot

Company Description

Porter Airlines has revolutionized short-haul flying with a warm and effortless approach to hospitality, restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating®.

The airline currently offers flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton, Halifax, St. John’s, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, Windsor, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston and Washington (Dulles), and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que., Stephenville, N.L., Myrtle Beach, S.C., Burlington, Vt., and Orlando-Melbourne, Fla.

Job Details

TEAM: Flight Operations

POSITION: Chief Pilot


FUNCTION: The Chief Pilot will work closely with the Director, Flight Operations in developing and maintaining Porter’s standard operating procedures. The Chief Pilot will oversee the safety and wellbeing of the pilot group while reinforcing Porter’s values.



  • Developing and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

  • Evaluate and appoint Check Pilots

  • Issue directives and notices to pilots as required

  • Develop and/or implement all required approved training programs for Porter Airlines Inc. pilots

  • Ensure the required technical information produced by manufacturers and other sources is made available to flight crews

  • Responsible for the operational suitability and requirements of all aerodromes and routes served by Porter Airlines Inc.

  • Actioning and distributing accident, incident, and other occurrence reports

  • Issue Dangerous Goods (DG) Certificates of training and the maintenance of records of DG training for pilots

  • Process and action of any pilot reports

  • Maintain high standards of pilot proficiency

  • Supervise and Lead Approved Check Pilots and all line pilot

  • Actively participate in Porter’s Safety Management System (SMS) including, reporting hazards and incidents encountered in daily operations; understand, comply and promote the Company Safety Poilices




  • Concern for Safety: Identifying hazardous or potentially hazardous situations and taking appropriate action to maintain a safe environment for self and others

  • Teamwork: Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals

  • Passenger/Customer Service: Providing service excellence to internal and/or external customers (passengers)

  • Initiative: Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise

  • Results Focus: Focusing efforts on achieving high quality results consistent with the organization’s standards

  • Fostering Communication: Listening and communicating openly, honestly, and respectfully with different audiences, promoting dialogue and building consensus

  • Exemplifying Integrity: Treating others fairly, honestly, and respectfully, furthering the integrity of the organization and its relationships of trust with team members and the broader community

  • Inspiring Others: Energizing and inspiring others to strive for excellence and commit to common goals and purposes, creating a sense of self-efficacy, resilience, and persistence in followers

  • People Leadership: Assuming a leadership role in helping others achieve excellent results

  • Leading Change: Recognizing the need for change, being open to new ideas and methods, and championing transformational change within the organization and beyond



  • Active Pilot or ability to become an active Pilot at Porter Airlines with a thorough understanding of Porter policies and procedures

  • Active and approved ACP qualification, or ability to become an approved ACP

  • Thorough understanding of the ACP Check Manual

  • Ability to pass a Transport Canada vetting process as per the requirements of CAR 604.142

  • Thorough understanding of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, Standards and other Transport Canada publications

  • Embodies and exhibits the Porter values in everyday work

  • Post-Secondary education is considered an asset



Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ)


  • December 17, 2018
  • 87-07-27


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