Flight Safety Officer at Exelis

Job Title: Flight Safety Officer

Job Location: UK – Whiteley – Hampshire

Job Code: AS20210114 - 72104

Flight Data Services was established in 2000 when we became aware that, due to tightening international regulations, the aviation industry needed a global outsourced solution for Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) Flight Data Services is a division of L3Harris Commercial Aviation.
We pride ourselves on being an industry-leader in flight safety innovation. Our expert knowledge of flight data, aviation safety, and information technology is delivered to aircraft operators globally. We are the largest dedicated provider of flight data analysis services and our qualified and experienced flight safety specialists include the highest ratio of analysts to aircraft in the aviation industry.
Our Mission is to make air travel safer by innovative use of flight data, applying our expert knowledge of aviation safety, flight data analysis and information technology.
Our focus is on three core key areas: -
  • Safety
    • We are an aviation safety company first and foremost, providing a safety service. Our focus is to improve aviation safety through flight data analysis by making it easy for our customers to reach safety decisions.

  • Expertise
    • Our proven expertise means we deliver trusted insight to our customers, so they can focus on the safety of their operation without added resources in-house.

  • Innovation
    • Our web-based platform is industry leading. Through customer-driven research and development, we define new standards for the industry and keep your system current.

About the role:

To deputise and support the Flight Safety Manager and provide safety officer services to the safety systems and flight data monitoring programs of Flight Data Services (FDS) customers.
Day to day responsibilities will include (but not limited to):
  • Raise reports to customers either directly or via the customers safety database where airframe data uploads exceed prescribed limits and significant level 3 events identified in flight data that require further investigation.
  • Provide a quarterly analysis report of all the FDM events together with recommendations for safety improvements to FDS customers.
  • Conduct safety investigations for FDS customers into the flight data to support the customers investigation into an incident or safety issue risk assessment.
  • Provide monthly reports to customers as required.
  • Occasional out of hours support to customers.
  • As part of the Service Delivery team provide customer service contact and interactions with FDS customers.
  • Liaise with and support FDS customers integration of flight data into their safety management system.
  • Support the implement of safety management system elements into the FDS management system.
  • Produce safety publications as required.
  • Promote safety awareness throughout the FDS customer community.
  • Visit customers and attend industry and customer safety meetings.
  • Undertake safety related projects as directed by FDS Flight Safety Manage

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:


  • Undergraduate degree preferably relating to an aviation / technical discipline.
  • Analytical and statistical skills, including the use of PC statistics packages.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees within the organisation as well as with external agencies
  • Sound knowledge of current aviation safety and flight data requirements.
  • Proficient with MS Office suite.
  • Strong numerical skills with analytical and logical mindset.
  • Good command of both spoken and written English.
  • Able to work independently and decisively under pressure.


  • A piloting, engineering, airline operational or safety professional background.
  • Airline operation and/or safety or flight data management experience.
  • Postgraduate study in an area related to aviation.
  • Flight Data Monitoring Programme qualification.
  • Aviation Safety Management System qualification.
  • Experience with a safety database.
  • A second language
  • Presentation, public speaking experience.

  • Competitive salary
  • Auto Enrolment pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Group Income Protection, Private Health Care and Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounts with cinemas, travel, major retailers, family days out and much more
  • Hybrid working opportunities
  • Free parking
  • Cycle to Work scheme

Note: This Job Description is not intended to be all inclusive. It is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job title. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the role. The employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws

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