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About First Air » Employment

Flight Crew

We pride our 71 year history on the experience and dedication of our pilots. We continue to seek out new aviators to join our team. First Air operates a versatile fleet of aircraft comprised of B737, ATR 42-300 and ATR 42-500 supporting an extensive scheduled service complemented by charter flights.

We value training, personal development and encourage career advancement within First Air. While preference will be given to individuals with prior endorsement on our aircraft types, we also encourage diverse flight control experience. As an accredited training organization, First Air can help you achieve your goals through our in-house training centre and programs.

If you share our uncompromising commitment to safety and service, we encourage you to join our team. First Air is an equal opportunity employer, offering competitive compensation and benefits packages.

Minimum Flight Crew Guidelines

ATR-42 and the like

Captain

License ATR
IFR Group 1
Total Hours
  • 3,000
  • 200 HS748
  • 2,000 multi
PIC Time
  • 1,500 or
  • 1,000 F/O with First Air, of which 500 must be on HS-748

First Officer

License Commercial & ATR exams or IATRA
IFR Group 1
Total Hours
  • 1,500, 750 multi or
  • 1,250, 500 multi and one (1) year S/O First Air or
  • 150, 500 multi and two(2) years S/O First Air
PIC Time
  • N/A

L382

Captain

License ATR
IFR Group 1
Total Hours
  • 5,000
  • 3,000 multi
PIC Time
  • 3,000 of which 1,500 is on Transport Category A/C, or
  • 1,500 F/O with First Air, of which 400 must be on L382

First Officer

License ATR
IFR Group 1
Total Hours
  • 3,000
  • 2,000 multi
PIC Time
  • N/A

Flight Engineer

License Flight Engineer & AME & L382 Endorsement
IFR N/A
Total Hours
  • 50
PIC Time
  • N/A

B-737 and the like

Captain

License ATR
IFR Group 1
Total Hours
  • 5,000, 3,000 multi, 400 turbo-jet/L382 PIC or
  • 4500 3000 multi, 400 turbo-jet First Air
PIC Time
  • 3,000 of which 1,500 is on Transport Category A/C, or
  • 1,500 F/O with First Air, of which 400 must be on B-727/B737

First Officer

License ATR
IFR Group 1
Total Hours
  • 3,000
  • 2,000 multi
PIC Time
  • N/A

Notes:

  1. Certain contracts or insurance policies may require experience in excess of the above numbers.
  2. The above requirements may be waived, with the concurrence of the Director of Flight Operations and the respective Chief Pilot on type.

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Current openings in this department

ATR First Officer Ref. #Bid Form
Position(s) Available
1 ()
Based in
Yellowknife
Closes
2017/05/05
 Department: FLIGHT CREW
 
ATR First Officer Ref. #Bid Form
Position(s) Available
1 ()
Based in
Ottawa
Closes
2017/05/09
 Department: FLIGHT CREW
 

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