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West Atlantic open positions

At West Atlantic, we are always looking for skilled and professional colleagues. Below is a list of open positions waiting for your application.

Open positions

Location
Application deadline

Direct Entry – Bae ATP Commander based in AMS and EMA

Location:
Application deadline:
19/07/2019

West Atlantic are currently looking for Direct Entry Commanders who will be responsible for the safe flying of the ATP aircraft as per company requirements to meet customer requests. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for one of Europe's leading cargo airlines.

 

Candidates must have:

  • Right to live and work in EU
  • Valid Air Transport Pilot License – ATPL
  • Flying hours: total of 2500 hours, of which a minimum of 500 hours on multi-engine turbine MCC JAR FAR 25 aircraft.
  • Minimum 250 hours Commander time in commercial air transport.
  • ICAO Level 5 English Fluent

 

The package includes:

  • Basic Salary 
  • Per Diems
  • EASA FTL10/28 work pattern
  • Life Insurance
  • Type Rating paid by the company with a 3-year bond 

 

Apply today to find out if this ATP Opportunity could be the next step for you! A full Job Description and terms are available on request.

 

Selection and Assessment:

The selection process will include an interview, psychometric testing, and a Sim Check.

 

On Appointment

Successful applicants will be required to sign a training agreement and will be subject to a 6-month probationary period.

 

Please apply via our website: www.westatlantic.eu
T
he application shall include a CV and a personal letter. Due date for your application is 2019-04-30 


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First Officer – Bae ATP based in EMA

Location:
EMA
Application deadline:
19/07/2019

The West Atlantic group is Europe’s most trusted provider of safe, efficient and environmentally sound, cargo aircraft solutions to the European Express and Mail industry.

We are a fast growing, all cargo airline Group with Head Office in Göteborg, Sweden and business centres in both the UK and Luxembourg.

Comprised of our two established airlines of West Air Sweden and Atlantic Airlines including two fully capable, in-house Part 145 Maintenance providers and a Training Organisation, together our Group employs over 450 dedicated professionals.

Currently our fleet numbers exceed 50 aircraft and we perform over 25,000 flights in an network exceeding 45 scheduled destinations supported by four Base Maintenance facilities located at Malmö, Oslo, Coventry, Isle of Man and a setup of six remotely located Line Stations.

Consisting mostly of BAe ATP, the operated fleet also includes CRJ-200, B737 and B767.

Customer activity is divided approximately 50% by serving the Integrated Express parcel carries such as DHL, UPS, TNT, FedEx, ChronoPost and 50% in the service of National Mail organisations such as Posten Norway, Chronopost and Royal Mail.

To support our expanding activity we welcome applications from high quality professionals who share a passion for excellence and are willing to go the extra mile to provide the highest levels of service delivery to our customers.

 

West Atlantic are currently looking for First Officers who will be responsible for the safe flying of the ATP aircraft as per company requirements to meet customer requests. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for one of Europe's leading cargo airlines.The base of this role will be EMA - East Midlands Airport


Candidates must have:

    • Right to live and work in EU
    • Valid Air Transport Pilot License – ATPL
    • flying hours: total of 500 Hours
    • ICAO Level 5 English Fluent

The package includes


    • Basic Salary with Week on Week off - £27,040 or EASA FTL10/28 Work Pattern £32,449.12
    • Per Diems
    • Life Insurance
    • Type Rating paid by the company with a 3-year bond

Apply today to find out if this ATP Opportunity could be the next step for you! A full Job Description and terms are available on request.


Selection and Assessment:

The selection process will include an interview, psychometric testing, and a Sim Check.


On Appointment


Successful applicants will be required to sign a training agreement and will be subject to a 6-month probationary period.


Please apply via our website http://www.westatlantic.eu/Recruitment 


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EMA Hub Mechanic

Location:
EMA
Application deadline:
04/07/2019

Position Type:                   Permanent Full-Time                     

Department:                     Hangar Engineering        

Location:                           East Midlands Airport

Responsible to: Shift supervisors/Certifying staff/Base Station Controller

Role Summary

To support effective and efficient hangar engineering at EMA, that meets the operational requirements in a sustainable and safe manner.

Responsibilities

    • Be well informed about valid instructions, regulations and maintenance information.
    • Ensure that the material installed in the form of spare parts, equipment or standard parts is of the correct and approved type and quality.
    • Perform all maintenance work according to the valid instructions and documentation.
    • Be well informed about the procedures regarding production quality control and quality audit especially how they apply at the specific maintenance tasks.
    • Perform maintenance on equipment that is used for maintenance and apply a high maintenance standard. Restore and clean all equipment after the maintenance activity. When equipment fails or is found to be faulty, immediately report this to the certifying staff.
    • Keep current with the approved working schedules, Company -procedures, -requirements and any authorisation ratings held for the work performed.
    • Have confidence to issue an SMS report if a violation from the established WAS Flight Safety Standard is discovered.

Academic/Educational Requirements

    • Recognized modern apprenticeship in engineering or equivalent military training

Required Skills/Experience:

    • Commercial aviation engineering experience
    • Must be Proactive & self-motivated
    • Effective interpersonal skills
    • Possess confident and effective communication skills (both written & verbal)

Salary

    • Basic £25,940
    • Shift Allowance £4500
    • Company Pension
    • Loyalty bonus after 12 months

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Senior First Officer (B737 Non-Type Rated)

Location:
EMA
Application deadline:
04/08/2019

Position Type:            Permanent, Full-Time

Work Pattern             Week On, Week Off

Department:              Flight Operations

Location:                    EMA

Responsible to:         The Pilot Manager

Role Summary

Responsible for assisting with the operation of the 737 aircraft as per company requirements to meet customer requests.

Responsible for ensuring all duties are carried out as per company procedures and standards.

Responsibilities

    • Carry out all duties ensuring the safety of the aircraft, its cargo and its occupants and following all specified instructions and procedures in the operations manuals.
    • Maintain familiarity with relevant United Kingdom, European and International air legislation and agreed aviation practices and procedures;
    • Maintain familiarity with such provisions of the Company Operations Manual as are necessary to fulfil the function.
    • Report to the commander any fault, failure, malfunction or defect which may affect the airworthiness or safe operation of the aircraft including emergency systems.
    • Report to the commander any incident that endangered, or could have endangered, the safety of the operation.
    • Ensure compliance with the relevant requirements of the company Air Safety Reporting scheme (ASR);
    • Maintain individual records regarding flight and duty times and rest periods as referred to in applicable FTL requirements; and provide each operator with the data needed to schedule activities in accordance with the applicable FTL requirements.
    • Assume responsibility for the aircraft, it’s occupants and cargo as appropriate if the commander is incapacitated
    • Assist the Commander as requested, with administrative and other relevant duties in relation to the flight
    • Ensure compliance with all elements of the Duties and Responsibilities in Atlantic Airlines Part A.

Academic/Qualification Requirements

    • UK ATPL (successful applicants will be required to have a UK ATPL prior to commencing employment)

Required Skills/Experience/knowledge:

    • Minimum 5000Hours Total time to include 1500Hours on the B737 or equivalent type (Airbus/Boeing types preferred)
    • Previous command experience
    • Possess professional, friendly and customer-focused personality
    • Proven ability to work under pressure
    • Effective interpersonal skills
    • Excellent communication skills (both written & verbal)
    • Proven problem solving & planning skills
    • ICAO Level 6 English

Terms

Salary SFO - £42,061

Per Diems

£1.85 per hour away from base (at present this is 75% is tax free)

£2.29 per 100nm day rate and £4.58 per 100nm night rate, mileage allowance.

Training - Successful Applicants will attend a Boeing 737 Type Rating Course.  Costs will be borne by the Company but the crewmember will sign a 3-year loan agreement. If the crewmember fails to pass the type rating, the crewmember will be liable to repay all training costs incurred.

Company Pension

Loyalty Bonus after 12 months


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Line Maintenance Controller

Location:
EMA
Application deadline:
04/07/2019

Position Type:            Permanent Full-Time 


Department:                Airline Part M 


Location:                     EMA


Work Pattern:              Shifts including nights


Responsible to:          OCC Manager & Technical Director  


 Role Summary


The Line Maintenance Control (LMC) Engineer is responsible for all matters Technical to ensure  reliable on-time departure of aircraft in an operational environment.

The Line Maintenance Controller will be required to coordinate and control Technical Data related to the line operation which are required to achieve the above.

Responsibilities


Within Part M requirements, the LMC is required to provide effective and timely technical advice and support to Operations Control Centre (OCC), Line Engineers and Flight Crews. 

Liaise with Part M post Holder and/or OCC Manager for guidance/clarification.

Liaise with OCC on all matters technical, ensuring that they have up to date clear information and the necessary understanding of the cause of production delays or AOG situations.

Support and manage information regarding AOG (aircraft on ground) recovery plans and incidents on the ground.

Manage and oversea the Line Maintenance plan to ensure Operations have clear visibility of Plan maintenance inputs, Line Service Checks, ADD’s and HIL’s (hold item list).

Support and ensure adequate defect planning is carried out on a regular basis to allow control of ADD’s and HIL’s.

Give technical support to Line Engineers performing trouble shooting of defects and repetitive defects.

Ensure that all guidance given is performed in accordance with and according to Part M/145 procedures and TI’s, using the necessary spares/tooling and manpower with reference to the correct AMM information.

Ensure all activities are carried out safely and good housekeeping standards are met at all times.


Academic/Educational Requirements

    • Valid EASA B1 and/or B2 License or ICOA equivalent is desirable
    • Engineering qualification – HND Level or equivalent experience
    • Current HF, FTS Level 2. EWIS

Required Skills/Experience:

    • Recent prop experience
    • Minimum 10 years Aviation line and/or base maintenance experience
    • Skills on type (ATP/B737/767/CRJ) or similar
    • Must be Proactive, self-motivated & confident self-starter
    • Effective and positive Team Player
    • Possess confident and effective communication skills (both written & verbal)
    • Ability to make good judgements and decisions based on the needs of the company operation, in a very dynamic, fast changing environment.
    • Proven ability with problem solving and excellent Planning & Organising skills

Salary : £53,581

Company Benefits include Company Pension Scheme and Annual Loyalty Bonus 


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First Officer (Type rated B737)

Location:
EMA
Application deadline:
04/07/2019

Position Type:            Permanent, Full-Time

Work Pattern             Week On, Week Off

Department:              Flight Operations

Location:                    EMA

Responsible to:         The Pilot Manager

Role Summary

Responsible for assisting with the operation of the 737 aircraft as per company requirements to meet customer requests.

Responsible for ensuring all duties are carried out as per company procedures and standards.

Responsibilities

  • Carry out all duties ensuring the safety of the aircraft, its cargo and its occupants and following all specified instructions and procedures in the operations manuals.
  • Maintain familiarity with relevant United Kingdom, European and International air legislation and agreed aviation practices and procedures;
  • Maintain familiarity with such provisions of the Company Operations Manual as are necessary to fulfil the function.
  • Report to the commander any fault, failure, malfunction or defect which may affect the airworthiness or safe operation of the aircraft including emergency systems.
  • Report to the commander any incident that endangered, or could have endangered, the safety of the operation.
  • Ensure compliance with the relevant requirements of the company Air Safety Reporting scheme (ASR);
  • Maintain individual records regarding flight and duty times and rest periods as referred to in applicable FTL requirements; and provide each operator with the data needed to schedule activities in accordance with the applicable FTL requirements.
  • Assume responsibility for the aircraft, it’s occupants and cargo as appropriate if the commander is incapacitated
  • Assist the Commander as requested, with administrative and other relevant duties in relation to the flight
  • Ensure compliance with all elements of the Duties and Responsibilities in West Atlantic UK Part A.

Academic/Qualification Requirements

  • UK CPL/IR MCC

Required Skills/Experience/knowledge:

  • Boeing 737 300-900 Type rating (Valid LPC)
  • Possess professional, friendly and customer-focused personality
  • Proven ability to work under pressure
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both written & verbal)
  • Proven problem solving & planning skills
  • ICAO Level 6 English

Terms

Salary FO - £36,429

Per Diems

£1.85 per hour away from base (at present this is 75% is tax free)

£2.29 per day and £4.58 per night mileage allowance.

Training - Successful Applicants will attend an Operators conversion course.  Costs will be borne by the Company but the crewmember will sign a 1-year loan agreement. If the crewmember fails to pass the type rating, the crewmember will be liable to repay all training costs incurred.

In order to apply for this position, please click on the Apply Now link below. You will need to have copies of your Licence, Medical and last page of your logbook available for upload using the other documents button.

 

 


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Milou Frohn

Pilot

I’ve always loved to fly and to be able to do that for a living and see so much of the world is fantastic. The most important thing is having a great company behind us, always helping me to develop and providing all the support I need.

Lukas Biörnsen

Technical administration

West Atlantic is a great employer and take a real interest in my development and work life balance. The administrative side of the company is a really important part of our operation and I’m glad my role plays an important part in making sure our aircraft deliver on time.

Sandra Hellgren

Airplane Maintenance

I take great pride in my role in keeping our fleet in the air, every minute on the ground is time that we can’t help our customers. Getting our aircraft up and running again safely is what I enjoy the most.

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Loading activities at EMA

Photo: Rob Edson, Ground Operations Manager, UK

 

Inflight to Svalbard

Photo: Jonas Holmberg, First Officer CRJ

 

First Boeing 737-800 arrives at EMA

Photo: Unknown

 

Team spirit in cockpit

Photo: Bertrand Pouderoux, Captain ATP

 

Safety training

Photo: Alastair Yardy, First Officer 737

 

Maintenance in Malmö

Photo: Geovanny Mejia, Technician

 

Celebrating a new contract

Photo: Nigel Hiorns, Managing Director and AM, UK

 

767 In the Hangar

Photo: Michelle Plunkett, 767 Engineer

 

On the flight deck

Photo: Elliot Longly, First Officer ATP

 

737 on ground

Photo: Charles Cleves, VP Sales

 

Office life

Photo: Aleksandra Rashid, Finance Controller - Maintenance

 

View from cockpit

Photo: Geovanny Mejia, Technician

 

New ATP-Pilots

Photo: Maarten & Eddy, First Officers ATP

 

First Boeing 737-800 water salute

Photo: Unknown

 

Svalbard

Photo: Thomas Holm, Captain CRJ

 

Loading B-767

Photo: Graeme Pryke, Captain 767

 

Morning view in ATP cockpit

Photo: Carl Klein, First Officer ATP

 

737-800 Line up in Liege

Photo: Christian Vanguers, Mechanic

 

737 Approach in Jersey

Photo: Tom Masterman

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