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Airline Pilot

Airline Pilot responsibilities

  • Creating a flight plan, considering aircraft performance, altitude and weather conditions
  • Checking the aircraft before every flight (engines, radars, navigation systems, etc)
  • Ensuring cargo weight doesn’t exceed aircraft limits

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Job Brief

We are looking for an Airline Pilot to fly our airplanes for local and international, short and long-haul flights.

Airline Pilot responsibilities include conducting various pre-flight checks to the aircraft’s operational systems, creating and adjusting flight plans and ensure secure takeoffs and landings. To be considered for this position, you should be a licensed Commercial Airline Pilot and have a minimum of 2,000 hours of flight time.

Ultimately, you will have the overall responsibility for the safety of our crew and passengers.

Responsibilities

  • Create a flight plan, considering aircraft performance, altitude and weather conditions
  • Check the aircraft before every flight (engines, radars, navigation systems, etc)
  • Ensure cargo weight doesn’t exceed aircraft limits
  • Communicate with air traffic control to ensure safe takeoff and landing
  • Ensure the aircraft has adequate fuel supplies
  • Monitor cockpit instruments like altimeters and speed indicators and report any malfunctions
  • Check the airplane’s position, weather conditions and air traffic regularly during the flight and determine change of path when needed
  • Work closely with flight attendants to ensure all passengers follow safety rules while being onboard
  • Fill out reports about the flight and the status of the aircraft after landing

Requirements

  • Commercial Pilot’s Licence (CPL) and Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence (ATPL)
  • At least 2,000 hours of flight time
  • Excellent knowledge of Federal Aviation regulations and safety procedures
  • 20/20 vision (or correctable to 20/20)
  • Good judgment with the ability to react quickly to hazards
  • Communication and collaboration skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Degree in aircraft engineering, or similar field, is a plus

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