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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. Please read our privacy policy before sending in your application.

Open positions

Application deadline

Airworthiness Engineer / Technical Services Engineer

East Midlands Airport
Application deadline:

Position Type:             Permanent                             

Department:               Engineering   

Location:                     East Midlands Airport

Responsible to:           Technical Manager                

Role Summary

Provide Part “M” / “CAMO” Airworthiness Support Function within the Technical Services Department. Support the CAMO Manager to maintain control of all applicable airworthiness requirements and maintain all data required to demonstrate compliance. Support the Accountable Manger to investigate Occurrence reports submitted to the Safety Management System. Provide technical support to resolve aircraft technical defects.


  • Periodical review of Aircraft Maintenance Programmes against fleet Maintained Aircraft. Implement/validate changes to the Maintenance Programmes in the MI’s arising from revisions to the AMP ensure compliance against aircraft configuration.
  • Undertake reviews of incoming aircraft transferring aircraft into and out of West Atlantic Maintenance Programmes to ensure compliance with all applicable airworthiness requirements and define bridging requirements as required.
  • Perform Airworthiness Directive and non-mandatory SB/SL assessment and manage embodiment onto the aircraft. Generate AD/SB compliance reports periodically or as required to support Airworthiness Reviews (ARCs).
  • Provide technical details to assist in all aspects of modifications and configuration changes carried out on fleet aircraft, and subsequent management of the aircraft AMP and reports to demonstrate compliance with all resulting changes.
  • Perform technical authoring of maintenance instructions (work cards) to comply with all airworthiness requirements and provide technical support to maintenance planning department.
  • Liaison with relevant aircraft manufacturers to gain and implement approved repair schemes and assist with problematical defect diagnosis.
  • Liaison with component or accessory vendors to assist with problems encountered, including fault tracing.
  • Management of the approved Part Number and Interchangeability database in accordance with the approved maintenance data.
  • Work with colleges across Europe to achieve wider group level projects to dynamically reposition aircraft between AOCs to meet contract requirements.
  • Manage Subcontractor organisations to maintain active airworthiness control of aircraft for which certain airworthiness activities are subcontracted.
  • Investigation of Occurrence Reports in support of the Safety Management System.
  • Other reasonable airworthiness activities and tasks as directed by the Technical Manager or Part M Manager.

Academic/Educational Requirements

  • Educated to Degree Level, B2 License or equivalent.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years Aviation Engineering experience.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Part M/CAMO and Part 145, and UK National Requirements.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Effective Information Technology skills.
  • Possess confident and effective communication skills in English (both written & verbal).
  • Ability to make good judgements based on the needs of the company operation, in a very fluid, fast changing environment.
  • Proven problem solving, planning & organisational skills.

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Previous experience in a Continuing Airworthiness Management organization.
  • Previous experience as B2 licensed engineer or managing continued airworthiness of aircraft avionics in a CAMO environment.
  • Experience on B737CL/NG (or similar Boeing products) and/or ATR 42/72.
  • Experience with Trax EMRO maintenance software.
  • Able to demonstrate experience performing a majority or all of the Responsibilities described above.




Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Good Pension Scheme ( Royal London) 

Life Assurance Scheme 



B1/B2 Line Engineer East Midlands Line Station

East Midlands Airport
Application deadline:

Position Type:            Permanent Full-Time    

Location:                     EMA (East Midlands)

Hours:                         80 hrs per week – Night Shifts

Shift Pattern:             Week on/Week Off

Responsible to:          Line Maintenance Manager (LMM)     


Role Summary

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

Responsible for ensuring that the relevant line maintenance at EMA is carried out on time, in full, and to the required standards. Line maintenance is categorized as, meet and greet support, daily and weekly inspection, flight log and crew reported defects, out of phase and scheduled maintenance.



  • Ensure all work is completed in accordance with company procedures and the relevant maintenance documentation, technical logs and work orders, are completed and returned to technical records.
  • Ensure the West Atlantic group are informed of A/C technical status via the group FSR.
  • Ensure tools and equipment are treated correctly, and are stored in the correct locations
  • Responsible for ensuring proper handover procedures are completed iaw the MOE.
  • Ensure company premises and vehicles are maintained and good housekeeping standards are achieved at all times. Report any building/facilities defects to the LMM.
  • Be well informed about valid instructions, regulations and maintenance information.
  • Keep current with the approved working schedules, company procedures, requirements and any authorisation ratings held for the work performed.
  • Carry out any other such reasonable duties as the company sees fit in accordance with the responsibilities of the position. 


Academic/Educational Requirements

  • Unrestricted UK CAA B1 or B2 licence (B737CL, B737NG and ATR type ratings preferred).


Required Skills/Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years Aviation Engineering experience
  • Must be Proactive, self-motivated & confident self-starter.
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Possess confident and effective communication skills (both written & verbal)
  • Ability to make good judgements based on the needs of the company operation, in a very fluid, fast-changing environment.
  • Proven problem solving and Planning & Organizing skills.


Basic B1 or B2 Salary                  - £53,000 (To include one company applicable type rating)

Combined B1/B2 Salary               - £55,000 (To include one company applicable type rating)

Shift Pay                                      - £10,000

Engineer 2nd Type rating               - £4000 (must be relevant to WAUK)

Engineer 3rd Type rating                - £2000 (must be relevant to WAUK)

Royal London competitive company pension Included.

Please note there is no loyalty bonus with this role for new or existing employees.


First Officer - Boeing 737-800 base Copenhagen

Copenhagen Airport
Application deadline:

We are planning for expanding and need First Officers who can start training in September.

Are you ready to take flight in your career?

West Atlantic Sweden is looking for talented individuals to fill the role of First Officer on our Boeing 737-800 fleet, based in Copenhagen.

Why Choose West Atlantic Sweden?

At West Atlantic Sweden, we operate a fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft, specializing in cargo transportation throughout Europe. Our flights take place during the night, offering a unique work environment for those who thrive in the dark.

Your Profile:

  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to work night shifts.
  • Previous experience in cargo flying is a plus.


  • Valid EASA Class 1 Medical License
  • Valid EASA Commercial Pilot License (CPL) or Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL) or ATPL.
  • Valid EASA type rating for Boeing 737-800.
  • Total flying hours: 500 hours, with a minimum of 250 hours on turbine multi-engine jet MCC C S 25 airplanes.
  • English ICAO level 5.
  • Have the right to work in EU.

It is an advantage if you live within a 90-minute distance from Copenhagen Airport.

Selection Process:

  • Psychometric assessment per EASA regulations.
  • Interview with our flight operations department.
  • Alcohol and drug use testing per EASA regulation.
  • Simulator assessment.


  • Competitive salary based on your experience and qualifications (according to our collective work agreement).
  • Full-time or part-time contract options.
  • Enjoy an excellent work-life balance with fixed roster patterns.
  • Numerous opportunities for career advancement within our organisation.

Application Requirements:

Candidates must successfully pass a security test, including a background check. You should be able to provide verifiable information about your activities over the last five years with specific dates.

We are actively reviewing applications, and this ad may close earlier than the stated deadline 15 June 2024.

Apply via our website where you should upload your CV, valid EASA medical class one, type rating for Boeing 737-800 and summary flight hours (copy of last two pages of your logbook)


ATR Type Rated Captain

East Midlands Airport
Application deadline:

ATR Type Rated Captain with West Atlantic UK                                                                 

East Midlands Airport                                                         Competitive salary £71,527

Are you an experienced ATR Captain looking for new opportunities and keen to join a team that has thousands of end customers every day?  West Atlantic UK, a leading cargo operator in the UK, is looking for experienced ATR Captains to join our friendly team to ensure our end customers receive their all-important delivers on time.  The role includes a fixed roster pattern as well as opportunities for progression to Ground Instructor, Line Training Captain, TRI/TRE and more.

Cargo operations offer their own challenging and very rewarding flying opportunities that are very different to passenger operations.  As an ATR Captain working for West Atlantic UK, you will be responsible for ensuring the safe operation of our aircraft to help our customers achieve their delivery targets so that their customers (you and me) in turn get a speedy and reliable service.

West Atlantic UK is trusted by the Royal Mail, DHL, UPS and many more to provide that reliable service.  We also operate ad-hoc charters for a varied customer base from transporting car parts and musical equipment and dangerous goods to name a few around several world continents.

Essential Requirements

  • Must have the right to work in the UK
  • UK CAA Pilot’s Licence
  • ATR Type Rated (preferably 200/500)
  • Current UK Class 1 Medical
  • Minimum 2000 hours with 500 hours on type as Pilot -in-Command (PIC)
  • ICAO Level 5 English


  • Excellent work-life balance with fixed roster patterns. The 3/1 Flex Roster provides one week in 4 off to spend time with family, friends or just doing the things you like. 
  • 28 days leave per annum – leave year runs from 1st January to 31st
  • Hotels with breakfast and transport provided when operating away from base.
  • Free parking at EMA.
  • Training costs covered - bonds repaid by time served and not claimed back through salary.
  • Parental leave and support provided through our Family Friendly policy.
  • Peer support programme provided by both internal and external support workers.
  • We are also keen to develop our Pilots equipping them with skills in addition to flying. That’s why we offer our Pilots additional roles (as available) should there be a particular area of interest which includes roles in Recruitment, Safety, FDM analysis and Training.
  • Potential to move to the 737 fleet.

Salary & Per diems:

Extremely competitive salary package as follows:

  • Basic Salary - £71,527
  • Sector pay - £28.22 per sector
  • Away from base pay - £1.85 per hour away from base. (EMA)

Assessment date and location

Applicants who pass initial credentials checks will be invited and called forward for a simulator assessment on Monday 16th September 2024 in Dublin in the ATR simulator. Successful applicants will begin training with West Atlantic UK and enrolled onto an OCC/induction course early 2025.


Milou Frohn


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.

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



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