Contour is a long-established aviation services company with diverse capabilities including scheduled airline operations, Part 91/135 aircraft management, on- demand charter, an aircraft sales division, three Fixed-Base Operations, a FAR Part 145/EASA certified aircraft maintenance facility providi

Flight Coordinator

Contour Aviation • 
Smyrna, Tennessee, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:

Contour is a long-established aviation services company with diverse capabilities including scheduled airline operations, Part 91/135 aircraft management, on- demand charter, an aircraft sales division, three Fixed-Base Operations, a FAR Part 145/EASA certified aircraft maintenance facility providing airframe maintenance, avionics installations/repairs, and component overhaul services, and a FAR 141 pilot and maintenance training operation. Our fleet of approximately 30 aircraft operates almost 20,000 flight segments annually and the company is now ranked as one of the ten largest Part 135 operators in the country.


At Contour, our core values are at the heart of everything that we do and every decision we make. Constant throughout all of our lines of business is a commitment to integrity and safety. Our team members consistently display an attitude of excellence and the ability to think like a customer. We recognize that there is strength in unity and work together as a team to accomplish our ambitious goals.


Contour is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship, color, creed, sex, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, pregnancy, pre-disposing genetic characteristics, veteran status, military status, disability, gender identity or expression, familial status, criminal history, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other protected status.


Contours rapid growth has created exciting employment opportunities. We invite you to become part of the family.


Summary of Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for supporting the flight crewmembers with operational control of flights and jointly responsible for the preflight planning and delay of flights in compliance with Federal Regulations and Contour Operations Specifications.
  • Work closely with other divisions within System Operations Control to ensure that flight crewmembers maintain the Companys mission of safety above all.
  • Plans flights considering the effects of enroute winds and weather, balancing safety, and economy.
  • Determines the minimum fuel supply necessary for the safe completion of the flight including any required alternate airports.
  • Provides pilot-in-command with preflight briefing including aircraft and flight status as well as providing all current reports or information on airport conditions and irregularities of navigation facilities and all available weather reports and forecasts for weather phenomena that may affect the safety of the flight.
  • Monitors the progress of each flight.
  • Issues necessary information for the safety of the flight.
  • Cancels a flight if the flight cannot operate or continue to operate safely as planned or released.
  • Responsible for rerouting or redirecting a flight based on economic considerations. This may include special routings, passenger convenience, and aircraft/flight crewmember utilization.
  • Recommends flight plan alternatives.
  • Coordinates aircraft diversions and recoveries.
  • Negotiates with air traffic control for alternative routings and reductions in air traffic control delays.
  • Provides operations expertise to maintenance department and System Operations Control.
  • Monitors and processes data provided by flight crewmembers and stations.
  • Any other duty as assigned by management
Job Requirements:
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be authorized to work in the United States and able to travel in and out of the United States.
  • Must have a valid driver license and good driving record.
  • Possess high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Must understand, read, and write English.
  • FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate required
  • Minimum of two (2) years dispatch experience preferred
  • Extensive familiarity with Federal Aviation Regulations, aeronautical charts, aviation weather, aircraft performance and flight planning
  • Able to pass a required 10-year work history review and submit to criminal background and fingerprint checks.
  • Must pass a DOT required pre-employment drug screen and willing to submit to and pass FAA and Company mandated random drug and alcohol tests.
  • Possess strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • Must have well-developed people skills and ability to work with a variety of personalities.
  • Able to coordinate multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Able to handle interruptions and work in a fast fast-paced environment.
  • Maintain strong attention to detail.
  • Be self-motivated and able to motivate others.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal delivered with tact and professionalism.
  • Work independently or as part of a team.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft products such as Office 365, Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint. Ability to utilize all available technology to create, edit and maintain all necessary information.
  • FOS Scheduling system knowledge preferred
  • Able to work nights, weekends, holidays, and varying schedules
  • Ability to work in a safe professional manner adhering to all regulatory requirements including OSHA, EPA, state, and federal regulations.


Disclaimer: The above statements are intended only to describe the general nature and level of work required of the referenced position; they are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of individuals in the position. Please be advised that the duties and expectations of this position may be subject to change.

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