Flight Operations Inspector at Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

  • Full Time
  • Johannesburg

Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) is an agency of the Department of Transport (DoT), established on 01 October 1998, following the enactment of the now repealed South African Civil Aviation Authority Act, 1998 (Act No. 40 of 1998). This Act was replaced by the Civil Aviation Act, 2009 (Act No. 13 of 2009), which came into effect on 31 Mar…

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Flight Operations Inspector

Job Type Full Time
Qualification Matric , National Certificate
Location Gauteng
City Johannesburg
Job Field Aviation / Airline&nbsp

To determine the operational level of safety that the prospective AOC holders can achieve and does in fact achieve in actual operations. Through evaluation (assess), monitor (conduct periodic and unannounced surveillance) of compliance to operations of an aircraft:

making recommendations regarding the issuance or amendment of the AOC and the associated operations specifications, and the operator’s competence to continue to exercise the privileges of the certificate.
making recommendations concerning any special conditions that, considering the investigation, may need to be imposed.
informing the operator of any deficiencies needing rectification; and
making recommendations concerning appropriate enforcement action.


Conduct routine inspections such as the inspection of a station facility, apron, en-route operation and base and carry out oversight or checks considered necessary at prescribed intervals;
Assess the effectiveness of the operator’s SMS and the level of resources allocated to it;
Conduct such inspections or oversight in accordance with an established work programme and applicable standard procedures and instructions;
Advise the operator, in writing, of any significant deficiency, requesting a proposal for remedial action;
Conduct follow-up on inspection reports to ensure that appropriate action has been taken in a timely manner;
Submit reports on each inspection or investigation in the manner prescribed, and complete and process the applicable inspection forms;
Investigate and report, as required, possible violations of the basic aviation law or related safety operating regulations and rules;
Continuously review the operator’s pertinent documentation (e.g. operations, training and MCMs), company policies, operating instructions and information to staff and system of amendments to determine whether they are accurate and made available in a timely manner to persons requiring their use;
Keep appropriate CAA inspectorate staff informed on all aspects of the current operation and projected developments in the company including changes in executive personnel, in assigned responsibilities and in the operator’s organization in general;
Conduct qualification, approval and supervisory activities with respect to personnel proposed as designated examiners by an operator; and
Facilitate the qualification, oversight, and the approval over the operator’s designated examiners.


Proactively research, develop, and propose the specific standards to be applied in the area of operators’ operations.


Project a satisfactory image of the SACAA to all stakeholders.
Provide industry feedback to the Authority.
Promote Aviation safety by proposing improvements in operational requirements.

Minimum Qualification:

Grade 12 plus hold or have held an Airline Transport Pilot License or Commercial Pilot License

Ideal Qualification:

Commercial Pilot License with Frozen ATPL


1500 hours as a pilot or pilot-in-command of civil or military air transport aircraft ATPL (A) for Part 121 OR 
1000 hours as a pilot or pilot-in-command of civil or military air transport aircraft CPL (A) for Part 135

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) on sacaa.mcidirecthire.com to apply

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