Job Details

Requisition Number 19-2007
Post Date 12/16/2019
Title Aircrew Instructor, Pilot Pathways Program
Department Training & Development
City Honolulu
State HI
Part-Time No
Part-Time Weekend No

The Pilot Pathway Aircrew Instructor (PPAI) delivers both fleet-specific and general subjects ground training to pilots employed by Hawaiian Airlines.  In addition, the PPAI takes part in course development and maintenance in support of Flight Standards & Qualification (FS&Q) training activities.

After a minimum of 12-months as a Hawaiian Airlines employee and 6-months as a qualified FS&Q Instructor, PPAI’s are guaranteed a First Officer interview during the next available First Officer hiring period given:

  • The employee is in good standing with Hawaiian Airlines and FS&Q
  • The employee has met all requirements of the PPAI program

Upon successful completion of First Officer interviews, the Instructor will be placed into the pilot hiring pool and is eligible to transfer to a pilot position 24-months after qualifying as a FS&Q Instructor. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide support, facilitation, and instruction of ground training courses for pilots
  • Facilitate courses including general subjects, pilot indoctrination, performance, and aircraft systems, in both a classroom setting and utilizing flight training devices such as a Virtual Procedures Trainer (VPT) or Flight Training Device (FTD)
  • Develops and maintains lesson plans, instructor guides, and curriculum for classroom, home based, and computer-based training
  • Administrates computer-based training to ensure the training is adequate for the type training for which they are used.
  • Perform administrative duties to include but not limited to: 1) Developing, administering and grading exams; 2) producing accurate and complete rosters and training records.
  • Coordinate with other company trainers on standardized information.
  • Professional development and other related duties as assigned

***DOT Regulation, 14 CFR Part 120 Subpart E 120.105-120.109 identifies this position as performing safety sensitive functions. Prior to any offer of employment or transfer into this position you will be required to submit to a DOT Pre-employment drug test for evidence of Marijuana, Cocaine, Opiates, Phencyclidine (PCP), and Amphetamines or a metabolite of those drugs.


Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or its equivalent
  • ATP certified, Airplane Multiengine Land with English proficient endorsement required
  • Minimum 2,000 hours flight time
    • 1,000 hours turbine PIC preferred
  • First Class FAA Medical Certificate Eligible
  • Radiotelephone Operator Permit
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Security Clearance
  • Valid Passport
  • Must be able to obtain a Flight Crew Visa to all of Hawaiian Airlines’ destinations
  • Requires excellent written and oral communications skills and maintain a disciplined attitude toward the highest training standards and company requirements.
  • Proven public speaking ability and effectiveness in conduction classroom instruction.
  • Requires detail-oriented, attention to accuracy and commitment to the highest quality of presentation (verbal and written; professionalism in dress, grooming, and professional presence.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy in Word and PowerPoint (Excel is a plus); with knowledge of and comfort with computer systems.
  • Ability to use sound judgement in decision making
  • Able to work effectively within diverse teams
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure
  • Eligible to work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

  • College Degree
  • Part 121 experience
  • Previous experience as instructor or check airman under 14 CFR Part 121 or 142 preferred
  • 14 CFR Part 25 Type rating (transport category)
  • ETOPS and International operations experience.
  • Courseware development experience.

About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 15 years (2004-2018) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and TripAdvisor have placed Hawaiian among the top of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i.

Now in its 91st year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawaii’s biggest and longest-serving airline. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (13) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides, on average, more than 170 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, and over 260 daily flights system-wide.

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at Follow Hawaiian’s Twitter updates (@HawaiianAir), become a fan on Facebook  (Hawaiian Airlines), and follow us on Instagram (hawaiianairlines). For career postings and updates, follow Hawaiian’s LinkedIn page.

For media inquiries, please visit Hawaiian Airlines’ online newsroom.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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