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September 26, 2014

B787 First Officers British Airways UK

British Airways is currently looking for B787 Direct Entry First Officers.

Minimum requirements:

  • a current type rating on 787, with a minimum of 500 hrs experience on type - please note that preference will be given to those candidates actively operating the requisite aircraft at the point of application
  • a minimum of 2000 hours total flying experience including 1000 hours on Jet transport category aircraft with MTOM greater than 25 tonnes or multi-crew turboprop transport aircraft/military equivalent with MTOM greater than 50 tonnes. Candidates must also have relevant experience, on an aircraft enabling a ZFT training course, within the 12 months preceding the start of their BA conversion course.
  • a current JAR-FCL or EASA Flight Crew Licence with Class 1 medical
  • an EU/EEA passport with the unrestricted right to live and work in the UK, and the unrestricted ability to travel globally while flying for British Airways
  • ICAO Level 6 proficiency in English language

You as a Person

  • You will need a first class flying record and a good level of physical fitness, and will be able to satisfy the British Airways flight crew medical requirements 
  • Your height will be between 1.57m (5'2") and 1.91m (6'3") with weight in proportion to height (height is accurately determined during the assessment process). Qualified pilots who are taller than 1.91m may submit an application but will be required to undergo a functionality check to confirm their ability to meet the requirements of the seating positions in the British Airways fleet of aircraft
  • You will be passionate about a career as a pilot with British Airways, and interested in accepting a first posting as a 787 First Officer at London Heathrow (with potential dual reporting requirement to London Gatwick). While there are opportunities to move fleets within British Airways, initial fleet postings normally last a minimum of five years
  • You will already be comfortable with taking control of your own learning and professional development, and both willing and able to self-study, read widely, and continue to develop as a safety conscious professional pilot for the duration of your flying career
  • You will be comfortable flying a busy schedule, with BA flights operating 365 days a year
  • You will be comfortable working with colleagues and customers from all cultures and nationalities, and be able to identify, and work, with cultural differences
  • Finally, you will have a genuine enthusiasm for our customers, and finding ways to exceed their expectations when they fly with us. You will be able to put our customers' needs at the heart of your decision making, and will be comfortable dealing with our customers face to face both when things are going to plan, but also when they're not

Application Process
Please submit a CV and covering letter (as one document). In your covering letter please detail:

  • Why you wish to leave your current position and join British Airways
  • What you can bring to our organisation and customers
  • How you believe you can help British Airways meet the operational and business challenges of the commercial aviation market

Please also answer the following application questions. Please prepare your answers in advance:

  • What do you believe constitutes effective leadership on the flight deck? In the past, how have you demonstrated these skills and qualities? (Max 300 Words)
  • Describe a situation in which you exceeded your customers' expectations. (Max 300 Words)

Closing Date: 6th October 2014

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As a proof of your professionalism, apply only when you comply with all the requirements and if you have or can obtain a work permit that allows you to be employed in this country.

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