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Textron Flight Test Pilot in Wichita, Kansas

Flight Test Pilot



Conduct assigned flight testing and support Engineering with the development, certification, and entry into service of new or modified airplanes.Some travel required.


  • Participate in technical discussions regarding the design of airplanes, systems and installed equipment to ensure that certification requirements and customer expectations are met.

  • Participate in the definition, scheduling, and planning of flight tests for development and certification of products.

  • Conduct flight testing for the purposes of developing products that meet customer expectations and demonstrating compliance to certification requirements.

  • Report on the results of flight testing and coordinate with appropriate groups to resolve deficiencies in the product.

  • Review and approve test plans, reports and other documents related to the conduct of flight testing.

  • Provide management with ideas and input regarding continuous improvements to products and processes.

  • Support other Textron Aviation Flight Departments as needed.

  • Adhere to and support Flight Operations policies, procedures, guidelines and responsibilities.

  • Communicate with and ensure department personnel are aware of noteworthy issues.

  • Maintains safety as the prime consideration for all operations at all times.



  • Bachelor’s Degree required in: Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering, or other technical degree

  • FAA Commercial Single and Multi-engine rating required

  • 2,500 hours total time required

  • 500 hours multi-engine required

  • 1000 PIC

  • Minimum 5 years of engineering, flight test, pilot, or reflective technical experience required.


  • Ability to obtain a valid US Passport required

  • Ability to support off-site travel to conduct development and certification flight testing

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

  • FAA First Class Medical required or ability to obtain First Class Medical

  • Preferred candidates will have UM/DER FAA status, or are interested in achieving

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job: Flight Operations

Primary Location: US-Kansas-Wichita

Recruiting Company: Textron Aviation

Schedule: Full-time

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: First Shift

Req ID: 313646