Employment Opportunities

Air Affairs Australia is a well-established aircraft operations and engineering based company with new facilities located at the Albatross Aviation Technology Park.

Air Affairs is involved in Defence Training, Engineering and Manufacture of specialised equipment and are currently recruiting new personnel to assist with our expansion program. We are looking for self-motivated multi-skilled people willing to contribute to the company as a team member. We provide modern well-equipped workshops and excellent working conditions.

CMM Operator

Applications are invited for suitably qualified people to program and operate Coordinate Measuring Machine. To Be successful you would have the following attributes:

  • CMM programming experience using PC-DMIS software
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings
  • High attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • CNC Machining experience is an advantage

CNC Programmer

Applications are invited for suitably qualified people to program multiple Advanced CNC Machines:

  • Trade Certificate, Machinist/Toolmaker
  • Mastercam with design experience
  • Min 5 years as programmer
  • 5 Axis with automation an advantage

CNC Machinist's

Applications are invited for suitably qualified tradespersons who fit the following selection criteria:

  • Trades certificate as a Fitter and Turner
  • Minimum 5 years experience working in an engineering/toolmaking environment
  • Able to work to close tolerances and time frames
  • Interpret technical drawings

Processing Operator

Applications are invited for suitably qualified people for surface treatment processes on Aluminium components. The successful applicant will demonstrate high attention to detail and have experience with the following processes:

  • Anodising MIL-SPEC
  • Chemical Conversion MIL-SPEC

Spray Painter

Applications are invited for suitably qualified tradespersons that have experience in the Aerospace or high end Automotive industry.

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Flight Crew Vacancies

Pilots - Learjet 35, Learjet 60 and Beech King Air B200

Technical Role Crew – Air Search Observers – All Aircraft Types.

Air Affairs Australia’s provides a variety of unique, high reliability aviation products to emergency service and Defence agencies throughout Australia, both government and private sector. Currently, Air Affairs is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified Aircrew to join it’s Special Mission Wing.

Air Affairs Australia’s Special Mission wing operates a fleet of specially modified Learjet35 and King Air B200 aircraft and conducts wide area bushfire surveillance and aeromedical operations, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout Australia.
We are seeking applications from suitably qualified professional aircrew at the following locations;


Aircraft Type

Positions Advertised


Learjet 35  Beechcraft B200

Type rated Flight Crew

Airborne Sensor Operators

Operations Officer – SM

AAA-SMU Essendon

Beechcraft B200

Type rated Flight Crew

Airborne Sensor Operators


Beechcraft B200

Type rated Flight Crew

Airborne Sensor Operators

Suitable applicants will be well motivated, flexible and be able to work in a small team environment with the ability to manage operations whilst deployed away from home base.

A typical roster may encompass periods of standby at home or in company accommodation, or rostered duty shifts in Air Affairs Australia’s onsite crew facilities. Air Affairs special mission crew are engaged on a 24/7 rotating roster, made up of 2 shifts per day.

Essential Criteria – Flight Crew Positions

  • Right to Work in Australia (Please provide evidence)
  • CASA Class 1 medical certificate (Flight Crew)
  • CASA Class 2 medical certificate (Technical crew)
  • Australian Drivers licence
  • Willingness and ability to work shift work
  • Hold or have the ability to obtain an ASIC
  • Multi-engine command instrument rating
  • Australian CPL with Multi Crew Coordination training or exemption
  • Hold or have the ability to obtain a valid Australian passport (Foreign nationals with exceptional qualifications AND Right to work in Australia will be considered on a case by case basis)



Captain Minimum Requirements


Co-Pilot Minimum Requirements

Two thousand (2,000) hours total time;

One thousand (1,000) hours total time;

One thousand (1,000) hours as pilot in command;

Two hundred (200) hours as pilot in command;

Two hundred (200) hours as night pilot in command;

Fifty (50) hours as night pilot in command;

Fifty  (50) hours as pilot in command of multi-engine jet aircraft;
Five hundred (500) hours as pilot in command of multi-engine aircraft;


Fifty (50) hours on aircraft type for multi-engine jet aircraft;

Twenty-five (25) hours on aircraft type for multi-engine jet aircraft; Before being released with a line captain

Fifth (5th) renewal of instrument rating

Current instrument rating.

Desirable Criteria – Flight Crew:

•        Aerial survey experience
•        Multi-crew special mission experience (SAR, Surveillance)
•        Five years commercial experience / 3000 hours total time
•        LR60 Type rating or
•        LR31/35/36 Type rating (100 hours) or
•        Beechcraft King Air experience (100 hours)
•        Hold a current Australian ATPL or completed all subjects. **
•        GNSS RNAV approach qualification and experience
•        Target towing experience

Technical Role Crew - Airborne Sensor Operator:

Airborne Sensor Operators (ASO) are a key component of each mission, responsible for the successful planning and prosecution of mission objectives. ASOs operate the aircraft’s mission management systems and sensor suite, work with crew to define mission parameters and manage client interactions as part of a supportive, regulated multi-crew team. They must flexible to operational changes and comfortable in high intensity, dynamic work environments.

Essential Criteria - ASO

•        Aerial Survey / Special Mission experience
•        Basic Aeronautical Knowledge / Airmanship
•        Demonstrated understanding of Crew Recourse Management (CRM)

Desirable Criteria - ASO

•        Experience in a similar role
•        Sensor operation and operational theory
•        Experience in multi-crew operations
•        Operation of Electro-Optronic and Synthetic Aperture Radar systems
•        Operation of Multi or Hyper-spectral imaging systems.
•        Operation of aircraft mission management systems
•        Team leadership experience

Operations Officer – Special Mission

Operations Officers (OPSO) are engaged in Air Affairs Australia’s state of the art National Operations Centre, based in Nowra, NSW.
OPSOs are essential to the stable operation of fleet aircraft and mission teams, particularly during fire events and periods of high activity. OPSOs are rostered on a 24/7 rotating schedule dependent on operational tempo.

Reporting to the Senior Operations Co-ordinator (SOC), OPSOs support day to day operational activities;

•        Conduct Rostering of Aircrew
•        Taking part in operational planning and asset allocation
•        Supporting fleet operational deployments
•        Providing administrative and functional support to other departments
•        Undertake data acquisition and reporting activities, as directed by the Senior Operations Coordinator or Special Mission Manager.
•        Risk assessment and management of Firefighting and Aeromedical flights in accordance with standard operating procedures.

 Essential Criteria - OPSO

•        Experiencing in Aircrew Scheduling or similar
•        Experience in Aviation operations an advantage
•        Ability to obtain an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)

Desirable - OPSO

•        Team leadership experience or similar
•        Knowledge of CASA CAO 48 and associated fatigue management frameworks
•        Knowledge of Aviation safety systems
•        Knowledge of Aircraft performance and limitations
•        Experience as Aircrew
•        Emergency service or Aeromedical experience
•        Defence Aviation Experience


There are both full time and contract positions available offering above award wages.
Crew accommodation is supplied for contract and casual staff.
Fulltime staff would be expected to relocate to the Shoalhaven.


•        A brief cover letter
•        Résumé, including the names and contact details for two professional referees
•        Detailed summary of flying experience, obtainable on the Air Affairs website
•        Statement of compliance, addressing essential and desirable criteria
•        Passport style photo

Click here to download the qualification and experience summary form

Click here to download the pilot application package

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