• Thoroughly checking the respective aircraft Log Book to ensure that the aircraft is fit and safe to fly with sufficient time remaining to complete the intended flight before the next scheduled maintenance.
• The authority to make decisions on initiation, continuation, delay, diversion or rerouting of a flight when operationally necessary.
• Responsibility for the flight watch, maintaining two way communications at all times and for relaying messages concerning landings and departures from point of origin, en-route stops and final destination to the ATC or the Flight Follower. In areas where normal radio communications are unreliable, the Commander shall ensure that alternative means of communications, such as HF radio or satellite telephone, are utilised.
• Ensuring that an Operational Flight Plan is completed and submitted in time as required by the regulations for any intended flight.
• Before any flight, the commander is to ensure all the passenger, cargo and handling of any dangerous goods is loaded in accordance with the regulatory requirement. He is also required to ensure that other operational support services and equipment are available and serviceable.
• If capable, take charge and control the situation in the event of crash landing and to act as a leader until the rescue party arrives or everyone arrives at a safe location.
• Ensuring that the route selected for a flight is the route designated by the operator or regulatory authority.
• Ensuring sufficient fuel is carried on board for any flight complying with the regulations requirement.
• Notifying the nearest appropriate authority by the quickest available means of any incident or accident involving the helicopter, resulting in serious injury or death of any person or substantial damage to the helicopter or property
• Ensuring that any inadequacy of facilities observed in the course of operations is reported to the authority responsible for them, without undue delay.
• Before executing any flight, the commander shall acquire latest meteorological conditions in the area of operation, specifically the departure, en-route and destination weather.
• Ensuring that the passenger, baggage and cargo are properly weighed and screened before being loaded into the aircraft and recorded in the load sheet accordingly as to ensure that the maximum take-off mass of the aircraft is within the allowable limit.
• Aircraft commander is encouraged to report matters regarding aircraft safety through the normal chain of command. However, he has direct excess to the Base Flight Safety Officer and Flight Safety Manager at all times for urgent matters regarding aircraft flight safety.
• Air Transport Pilot License (Helicopter ) Malaysia or contracting states.
• Minimum of 3000 P1 helicopter hours
• Minimum of 1500 P1 offshore helicopter hours
• Minimum of 100 hours on AW 139 or AW 189 (preferable)
• Positive attribute