Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings

Senior Manager, Advanced Qualification Program (AQP)

Posted Date 1 day ago(3/27/2023 10:16 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Flight Operations
Atlas Air, Inc
Employment Type (Portal Display)
Regular Full-Time


The Senior Manager, Advanced Qualification Program (AQP) manages all aspects of the development, implementation and certification of AQP for all Flight Crew. Supports Flight Operations as a subject matter expert in training program regulatory compliance and in the development and management of Advanced Qualification Program (AQP) to ensure operational safety. Manages and establishes direction for a team to execute AQP in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and collaborates with the FAA and serves as the subject lead for both internal and external audits of the pilot training program.


  • Executes the AQP strategy for Atlas Air, this includes but is not limited to implementing and managing the administration of AQP for Flight Crew as delegated by the Senior Director, Flight Procedures, Training and Standards
  • Develops the framework for the implementation and approval of AQP at Atlas Air for Flight Crew
  • Serves as Atlas Air’s regulatory expert on 14 CFR Part 121 subpart Y, Advisory Circular 120-54 and other AQP regulatory guidance. Also serves as the Atlas Air liaison to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Training and Simulation Group (AFS-280)
  • Leverages AQP expertise to assist Atlas Air with the application of the AQP philosophy and practices to their training curricula. Advises AQP development team on best practices for design as related to the ability to receive FAA approval within AQP
  • Interprets and analyzes regulatory, operational, and policy changes for impact on the training program and manages the coordination, approval, and implementation of any associated changes internally and externally
  • Leads a team that executes all aspects of AQP in the development and maintenance of all flight training curricula for pilots and instructors, ensures compliance with FAA regulations, company policies and the Atlas Air Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)
  • Manages the administration of the pilot qualification standards in coordination with Training and Standards management and assess and coordinates all changes for impact on the training program. Maintain AQP manuals and documentation to currency, relevance and accuracy
  • Effectively collaborates with the FAA and participates in routine internal and external training program audits. Coordinates with Safety and Regulatory Compliance (SRC) in relation to training-related safety items
  • Serves as a liaison to industry professionals when attending related meetings and conferences; collaborate and network to identify and incorporate industry best practices where applicable
  • Maintains relationships with other airline counterparts for AQP benchmarking
  • Direct budget responsibilities for all activities related to AQP. Forecast resources, headcount and travel needed for annual budget period in relation to strategic efforts and operational goals
  • Supports development of a strategic roadmap resulting in greater alignment between initiatives and strategy
  • Manages and develops direct reports through effective performance management and ongoing feedback, focusing on delegation for stretch assignments. Developing the team for capacity and growth, evaluating performance across the team and time management
  • Performs other responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Director, Flight Procedures, Training and Standards


  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in an Aviation training organization
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Management or relevant field is required
  • Minimum Five 5 years’ experience working in a technical aviation field
  • Must have 2 years’ experience as a pilot, dispatcher, or flight attendant in complex aviation operations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must have thorough understanding of 14 CFR Part 121 Subparts N, O, P, and Y, Advisory Circular 120-54A and other AQP regulatory guidance
  • Ability to handle confidential information with professionalism and diplomacy
  • Ability to champion cross-departmental operational solutions
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments, prioritize, be proactive and work in a high-stress environment
  • Ability to work effectively with technical groups
  • Ability to clearly articulate complicated technical procedures
  • Self-starter with the ability to work with stringent deadlines

Special demands:

  • Minimum 10% travel required
  • Must be flexible and able to work various hours and weekends
  • Must have no restrictions on domestic and international travel requirements



  • Exceptional communication skills (e.g., verbal, written, and listening), with the ability to communicate complex processes to internal and external stakeholders. Ability to prioritize and cope with shifting demands.
  • Flexibility to adapt to a fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and execute on agreed strategy
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision
  • Strong analytical, decision-making, and problem solving skills. Strong technical coaching skills
  • Excellent technical writing skills. Attention to detail
  • Experience with Smartsheet and Project Management





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