Flight Test Engineer


Piaggio Aerospace

The Flight Test Engineer – Flight Test Observer – is a specialist assigned to an aircraft with the aim of conducting engineering analysis, flight test panning and reporting, supporting the flight test activities.

The ideal candidate will ensure that the following goals are achieved:

  • Leading, planning, conducting and reporting aircraft flight testing activities
  • Tracking of the progress of tasks assigned to a specific aircraft and reporting to the LFTE/Activity responsible
  • Review of results from flight test
  • Flight test cards and weight-and-balance load charts availability for each assigned flight
  • Flight test requests, planning and procedures process management; support to flight and ground testing; flight data reduction; flight test results analysis (flight and ground exp. testing)
  • Supporting of new product development

The applicant must meet the following experience and education requirements:

  • Engineering Master degree (preferably Aeronautical)
  • Proved experience in similar positions
  • Minimum 3-5 yrs of experience in the same context
  • Fluent in Italian and English
  • Availability to travel and to extended mission

What we are looking for is a Flight Test Engineer acting as a strong team player with outstanding teamwork qualities and real passion for high level technologies, analytical approach to problem solving and solid communication skills in order to work effectively within our team and with all the stakeholders.


About Author


Ben has worked all of his career as a journalist and now editor, covering almost all aspects of technology, engineering and industry. In the last 16 years he has written on subjects from nuclear submarines and autonomous cars to future design and manufacturing technologies and commercial aviation. Latterly editor of a leading engineering magazine, he brings an eye for a great story and lots of experience to the team.