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ESTABLISHED IN 1973

RGV Aviation has been based at Gloucestershire Airport (EGBJ) since 1973.

The business was started by Ralph G. Vincent (RGV), built on the solid values of good customer service, good communication and value for money. The company started out renting a single hangar bay from the airport, had its first hangar built in 1985 and now operates from its new purpose built facility in SE4 at Gloucestershire Airport.

Stuart J. Vincent joined RGV in 1983 and with Alec J. Vincent who joined in 1992, built the company to where it is now – the leading GA maintenance provider in the UK. The company values adhered to by their father are still at the core of the business.

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WHERE WE ARE

We are based at Hangar SE4 at Gloucestershire Airport. If you are driving to us please follow
the directions detailed below from the M5. However, if you plan to fly to us we are located at EGBJ.

BY CAR

Leave the M5 motorway at Junction 11, either Southbound or Northbound, follow the signs for Cheltenham/A40. Follow the dual carriageway to the next roundabout, keep left and take first exit onto the B4063. After approximately 0.1 miles turn left onto Badgeworth Road. Continue for approximately 0.4 miles until you reach a junction. Go straight over this junction onto Bamfurlong Lane. Follow this road for approximately three quarters of a mile. You will pass over the motorway again and enter a right hand bend. Immediately after the bend you should see the signs for Gloucestershire Airport on your left. Please turn left onto the Airport and left again once inside the airport. RGV Aviation is the second building after the airport terminal, on your right. Parking is available in the main car park opposite our building. Welcome!

BY TRAIN

The nearest train station is Cheltenham Spa. From there you can catch a taxi to Gloucestershire Airport.

BY AIR

Gloucestershire’s ICAO code is EGBJ. RGV is located in the Third hangar on the left of the maintenance area. Click here to download an EGBJ Ground chart indicating where RGV is located. Whilst we do out best to ensure that these are current we cannot guarantee that they are. Please note, RGV Aviation is not responsible for the content of any external websites.

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Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

Responsible for the complete co-ordination of maintenance activities from start to finish on General Aviation Piston type aircraft including: scheduled maintenance, defect rectification and troubleshooting.

To apply please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to the Accountable Manager, RGV Aviation Limited, Hangar SE4, Gloucestershire Airport, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6SP or e-mail us at mail@rgv.co.uk

Job Description

Salary: £30,000 plus depending on qualifications
Main Tasks:

To determine the maintenance due from aircraft log books prior to starting maintenance activity

To delegate tasks to maintenance team as appropriate.

To carry out scheduled maintenance inspection of General Aviation Piston type aircraft.

Familiarity with CAFAM maintenance software preferred.

To review aircraft maintenance records for any mandatory requirements e.g. airworthiness directives, service bulletins etc.

To assess and troubleshoot any defects found during maintenance activity, determining rectification requirements.

To liaise with stores to check stock and to arrange the order of parts as required

To have a ‘hands on’ approach with the maintenance tasks on the aircraft

To co-ordinate and monitor maintenance staff ensuring quality and standard of workmanship.

To finalise maintenance activity including ground runs

To review the work pack to ensure maintenance has been completed

To ensure maintenance log book entries for work carried out are completed and certify work

To liaise with customers regarding defects ensuring good customer relationships

To be prepared to adjust working hours and arrangements when necessary

Any other duties as required by the RGV Directors.

Person Specific

Experience: 
Must have minimum of 5 years current General Aviation Piston aircraft maintenance experience.

Qualifications:
Must have EASA Part 66 licence with Group 3 rating.

FAA A&P, IA beneficial, but not essential.

 

AIRFRAME/ENGINE TECHNICIAN

An opportunity to be part of a leading UK aircraft maintenance company with developing expansion plans, that is dedicated to providing customer services to the highest standards.

We are looking to appoint a full-time Airframe/Engine Technician Licenced or un-Licenced to work as part of our aircraft maintenance team based on Gloucestershire Airport.

Applications are invited from candidates with good general aviation experience, with at least 6 years’ experience, on general aviation piston engined aircraft (Beechcraft, Cessna, Cirrus & Piper etc).

To apply please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to the Accountable Manager, RGV Aviation Limited, Hangar SE4, Gloucestershire Airport, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6SP or e-mail us at mail@rgv.co.uk

Job Description

Salary: Up to £20,000 to £32,000 per annum depending on Experience and Qualification
Hours: 40 hours per week (Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm)

Reporting to: Engineering Director

The successful candidate will be part of maintenance team and be involved in maintenance activities including scheduled maintenance, defect rectification and troubleshooting.

• To undertake maintenance tasks on the aircraft under the guidance of the Engineering staff.
• To keep an accurate daily time record of maintenance activities on each aircraft worked upon.
• To undertake parts research and requisition from the bonded aircraft stores.
• To use a computer to access and interpret maintenance data.
• To maintain a clean workshop environment at all times.
• To be prepared to adjust working hours and arrangements when necessary.
• Any other duties as required by the RGV Directors.

Person Specific

• 6 Years’ experience in general aviation type aircraft (e.g. Beechcraft, Cessna, Cirrus and Piper).
• Knowledge of how to use aircraft maintenance data (e.g. Service Manuals, Parts Catalogues & Airworthiness Directives).
• Able to understand and interpret the requirements of aircraft manufacturers’ maintenance requirements.
• Be familiar with CAA & FAA Airworthiness Directive formats.
• Computer literate (familiar with the use of Excel spreadsheets, Word documents). Experience with CAFAM would be preferable but not essential.
• Excellent communication skills both written and oral, with the ability to liaise with personnel in a manner conducive to good working relationships.
• The ability to work quickly, without compromising safety and quality of workmanship.
• The ability to work efficiently under pressure as part of a team and on own initiative.
• Be able to interpret and respond appropriately to verbal instruction and follow company procedures.
• To be well organised and have a methodical approach.
• Be adaptable and flexible to meet changing demands.

Other Work Related Requirements
• On occasions it may be necessary to work extra hours to meet deadlines, it is anticipated that the post holder would have the flexibility to be able to vary their hours to the needs and requirements of the company

We operate a no smoking policy on our premises.

 

AVIONICS MANAGER / TECHNICIAN

An opportunity has arisen to be part of a well established company with developing expansion plans, that is dedicated to providing customer service to the highest standard.

We are looking to appoint a full-time Avionics Manager/Technician to work as part of our aircraft maintenance team in our Aircraft Maintenance business based on Gloucestershire Airport.

Applications are invited from candidates with at least 5 years Avionics experience in the GA Aerospace industry, with experience in fault diagnosis, inspections, carrying out equipment installations and refits and installation design, carrying out post installation testing and troubleshooting and carrying out Avionic/Electrical/Instrument testing and calibration. Must be current with modern Avionics systems such as the Garmin G1000 systems and preferably Avidyne Entegra. Candidate must have a B2 license with at least the full group 3 rating.

To apply please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to the Office Manager, RGV Aviation Limited, Hangar SE40, Gloucestershire Airport, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6SP or e-mail us at mail@rgv.co.uk or telephone 01452 855501 for an application form.

Job Description

Salary: £30,000.00 – £40,000.00 per annum
Hours: 40 hours per week (Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm)

Reporting to: Company Directors and Technical Manager

Main Purpose of the Job: The successful candidate will be part of the maintenance team and be involved in maintenance activities including installation, scheduled maintenance, defect rectification, troubleshooting and design.

To work unsupervised and accurately, able to instruct and carry out all Avionics tasks.
Have a hands on approach to other Avionics/instrument related tasks and be willing to learn to use competently a variety of the latest Avionic and Instrument test equipment.
Capable of Avionics installation design and understand EASA modification procedures.
Assess and troubleshoot Avionic/Electrical/Instrument maintenance and defects.
Liaise with the Administration Office and keep an accurate daily time sheet to record aircraft worked upon.
Liaise with the Stores personnel and undertake parts requisition from the bonded aircraft stores.
Liaise and work with airframe/engine personnel within the maintenance team.
Liaise directly with Customers when necessary.
Use a computer to access and interpret CD Rom based maintenance data.
To access and interpret maintenance data with the use of a micro fiche reader.
To be prepared to adjust working hours and arrangements when necessary.
Any other duties as required by the RGV Directors.

Person Specific

B2 licence with type rating Full Group 3 or similar essential with GA and Rotary experience.
Clean and current driving license for off-site work.
Experience in Design and EASA Modification procedures.
Experience in carrying out electrical installations and refits, post installation testing and troubleshooting.
Experience with Garmin, Avidyne and other Glass panel system preferred.
Experience in carrying out Avionic/Electrical/Instrument testing and calibration.
A comprehensive understanding of general electronics principles with familiarity with Aerospace Electrical/Avionic installations.
A comprehensive knowledge of wiring and soldering techniques, with the ability to use a variety of crimping tools.
Willingness to learn new tasks and to operate a variety of Avionic and Instrument test equipment.
Computer literate and familiarity with Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office packages would be useful.
Excellent communication skills both written and oral, with the ability to liaise with personnel in a manner conducive to good working relationships.
Ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure, without compromising safety and quality of workmanship.
To be well organised and have a methodical approach, with the ability to interpret and respond appropriately to verbal instruction and follow company procedures.
Adaptable and flexible to meet changing demands with an ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative.
Other Work Related Requirements
On occasions it may be necessary to work extra hours to meet deadlines, it is anticipated that the post holder would have the flexibility to be able to vary their hours to the needs and requirements of the company.

We operate a no smoking policy on our premises.

 

TECHNICAL RECORDS ADMINISTRATOR

Do you have an attention to detail?

Are you able to concentrate and work with facts and figures?

Are you keen to learn a challenging job and be part of a key support team in one of the country’s leading aircraft maintenance companies?

We are looking for a Technical Records Administrator or a suitable trainee to join us in supporting our engineers and helping to ensure our compliance with a wide range of aviation regulations.

RGV Aviation is one of the largest General Aviation maintenance companies in the UK completing over 800 maintenance interactions a year and dealing with a wide range of private aircraft. RGV Aviation is located at Gloucestershire Airport near Cheltenham. Once trained, your responsibilities would include maintaining and updating technical records libraries, checking our computerised maintenance records control system and creation of maintenance work packs.

You may be a graduate or have previous experience in either audit or accounting. You must however be a good communicator and be able to work within a team. Also, you should have experience with Microsoft Office packages as well as being able to effectively use various internet search engines.

To apply please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to the Office Manager, RGV Aviation Limited, Hangar SE40, Gloucestershire Airport, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6SP or e-mail us at mail@rgv.co.uk or telephone 01452 855501 for an application form.

Job Description

We offer a competitive salary – £18,000 plus depending on your experience. If you already have experience in the aviation technical records function, your salary would be adjusted accordingly.

You would work a 40 hour week – Monday to Friday 0830 to 1700

• To understand and interpret airworthiness data including Airworthiness Directives, Service Bulletins and Manufacturer maintenance requirements.
• To understand and interpret airworthiness data including Airworthiness Directives, Service Bulletins and Manufacturer maintenance requirements.
• To administer our maintenance tracking software CAFAM (previous experience desirable) and apply necessary Airworthiness Data requirements to aircraft records.
• To create work packs for aircraft maintenance.
• To raise log book certificates for completion of maintenance activities.
• To research aircraft maintenance history and update records accordingly.
• To maintain and update records of aircraft, engine, propeller, avionics and associated components.
• Other related duties as required by the RGV Directors.

Person Specific

• Excellent attention to detail.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Excellent numeracy and literacy skills.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
• A methodical approach with an investigative mind.
• Able to prioritise and work to tight deadlines.
• Good communication skills, both written and oral.
• Experience of working as part of a team, with the ability to liaise with personnel in a manner conducive to good working relationships.
• Ability to work efficiently under pressure, with the ability to prioritise and organise own work load.
• Ability to interpret and respond appropriately to verbal instructions and the ability to follow set company procedures. Previous experience with aviation technical records / services desirable.

In addition, compliance with the experience / knowledge requirements listed below will bring appropriate increase in the starting salary:
• Aviation technical records procedures and administration
• A working knowledge of Part 145 and Part M
• Knowledge of types of aircraft maintenance data
• Recency with Maintenance Human Factors would be ideal

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