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Textron Manager Customer Evaluation Flight Team in Fort Worth, Texas

Manager Customer Evaluation Flight Team


The Demonstration Flight Operations team is seeking a Manager, Customer Evaluation Flight Team . This position will report to the Vice President, Integrated Test and will lead a team of pilots located in the U.S., Singapore, and Prague. This position is located at Bell’s headquarters in Fort Worth, TX.


  • Maintain currency in current Bell aircraft models.

  • Demonstrate Bell products to prospective customers

  • Maintain accountability for the safety and efficiency of flight activities, training, and currency of domestic and international sales and marketing pilots.

  • Coordinate with Chief pilots across the organization to schedule the use of up to 40 extra pilots in support of excess customer demonstration flights throughout the world.

  • Interface with Commercial business and clients to support 1500 annual international flight demonstrations providing demonstrations to over 2000 customer pilots and passengers.

  • Coordinate Demonstration team activities to include demonstration flights, trade show participation and customer events in support of commercial business and business development units.

  • Act as the Demonstration team primary point of contact and show accountability for the Demonstration team. Ensure the standardization and safe execution of all demonstration flights.

  • Ensure process improvements are made to maximize efficiencies and performance. Manage and revise the Customer evaluation CFOP addendum as needed.

  • Work with Rotor Wing Experimental Chief Pilot to plan and coordinate 525 customer demonstration flights.

  • Coordinate with 525 Program to get demonstration pilot team type rated in 525.

  • Motivate, engage, and empower team members to ensure they are giving the best customer engagement possible.

  • Manage group overhead budget and monitor/approve team expense reporting.

  • Provide weekly report of demo activities, schedule and needs to the VP, Integrated Test and attend weekly staff meetings.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 10 years of helicopter pilot experience

  • 2500 rotorcraft flight hours

  • Experience as a customer evaluation pilot

  • Experience partnering with a Commercial Sales team

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading teams, preferably pilots.

  • CFII

  • International flight experience

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

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.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

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.

Job Flight Operations

Primary Location US-Texas-Fort Worth

Recruiting Company Bell Textron Inc.

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Manager with Direct Reports

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 297294