Head of Airworthiness (f/m)

in the area of Karlsruhe (DE)



  • Define the applicable air worthiness guidance in close cooperation with technical experts and regulatory authorities, including type certification, licensing and operations
  • Manage all international regulatory permits required to perform manned and unmanned flights
  • Manage proactively the relationship with international air worthiness authorities
  • Lead the process of creating an approved design and manufacturing organization (e.g. EASA DO/PO)
  • Ensure air worthiness of the flight test fleet
  • Setup and develop the air worthiness team, manage external team members


  • MSc, PhD or equivalent degree in engineering (aerospace, mechatronics, electronics, physics or related field)
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in air worthiness activities and detailed knowledge of EASA/FAA airworthiness regulation for manned aircraft required, knowledge of airworthiness regulation for unmanned systems is a benefit, knowledge of relevant technical standards like DO-160, DO-178, DO-254, ARP4754A would be a plus
  • Experience in working directly with air worthiness authorities beneficial
  • Able to set up a team and efficient structures and processes
  • Structured way of working, high sense of responsibility and reliability
  • Good communicator, both in speaking and writing, team player, self-starter
  • Very good English language skills (written & spoken), very good German language skills (written & spoken) is a benefit