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Textron Data Analyst - Flight Safety & Security in Wichita, Kansas

Data Analyst - Flight Safety & Security

Textron Aviation has been inspiring the journey of flight for nine decades through the iconic and beloved Cessna and Beechcraft brands. We are passionate advocates of aviation, empowering people with the freedom of flight. As you join our legacy as a global leader in private aviation, you’ll have opportunities to try new fields, expand your skills and knowledge, stretch your abilities, and build your career. We provide a competitive and extensive total rewards package that includes pay and innovative benefits to support you and your family members – now and in the future, beginning day one. Your success is our success.



The Flight Safety Data Analyst will enhance safety, efficiency, and performance through analyzing flight data, identifying trends, and providing actionable insights. You’ll collaborate with multiple organizations including, Flight Operations, Air Safety Investigation, Quality, Operations and Continued Operational Safety (COS) utilizing statistical models and contributing to data-driven process improvements. Data Analysts play a critical role in data governance, helping to create and maintain data standards and quality.

The Flight Operations Data Analyst will work as part of the Flight Safety and Security Team supporting our Flight Operations Safety Management System (SMS) and Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP). The position’s primary role will be supporting analysis of flight and safety data contained within our department and company SMS systems. Support duties will include data entry and review of our aircraft accident notification data interfacing with government safety agency accident report information.

The analyst will also be responsible for supporting strategic initiatives from Flight Operations and Safety leadership.

At Textron Aviation, we are building a community of Data & Analytics professionals with an emphasis on collaboration and cross functional support. You will have the opportunity to work closely with your peers throughout the organization toward a vision of data driven strategy.



Develop and maintain data reports measuring daily business activities in Power BI, Alteryx, or similar tools using query languages and formula libraries such as SQL and DAX

  • Serves as an internal consultant to business leaders by conducting regular and ad-hoc analyses to convert data into strategic assets.

  • Develop statistical and machine learning models to answer business questions and make predictions using R, Python, and other programming languages

  • Develop technical as well as process-based solutions addressing business needs

  • Work to improve data quality by assisting data governance efforts in creating and maintaining data quality standards

  • Develop best practices and document proven solutions

  • Interface with other data professionals throughout the organization to embrace cross functional growth in analytics capabilities

  • Gather and document analytics project requirements from business stakeholders

  • Explore and understand the inner workings and market context of an aircraft OEM

  • Coordinate data management and resource requirements with data engineers

  • Conduct training to business analysts and internal customers on data and resources available through the analytics system



  • Bachelor’s degree required in MIS, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Business Administration, Engineering, Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, or related technical field/coursework

  • Minimum 2 years relevant technical experience required, focused on data collection, utilization, and analysis.

  • Aviation experience preferred


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with Microsoft Office including Excel and PowerPoint

  • Practical application experience with one or more analytics packages such as SAS, R, SQL, Python (& associated libraries), or similar

  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Power BI, Tableau, or similar tools

  • Experience working with relational databases and developing complex data sets

  • Ability to identify relevant metrics and explain technical information to a broad audience

  • Desire and ability to learn and leverage new software, tools, and processes in a self-learning environment

Kansas Tax Credit:

Join Textron Aviation’s Kansas team and you may be eligible for a $5,000 state of Kansas Aviation tax credit for up to five years. Visit https://www.aircapitaloftheworld.com/taxcredits for more information on the tax credit.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Recruiting Company: Textron Aviation
Primary Location: US-Kansas-Wichita
Job Function: Business Development
Schedule: Full-time
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Job Type: Standard
Shift: First Shift
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Relocation: Available
Job Posting: 07/11/2024, 8:48:56 AM
Job Number: 323979