17 February 2024

West Atlantic | ATR42/72 First Officer

United Kingdom, Spain

West Atlantic UK Limited is part of LUSAT Group, one of the leading providers of dedicated airfreight services to European National Mail Organisations and airfreight capacity to Global Integrators and freight forwarders. With a fleet which includes ATR42, ATR72, Boeing 737-300 / 400 / 800 and B757-200 Freighters, we presently cover a capacity range from 5 to 38 metric tonnes. With more than 50 years of continuous operating experience, operations are performed throughout Europe and beyond with a staff of around 500 employees. As well as the UK, LUSAT Group holds Air Operating Certificates in Greece, Malta, Sweden and Spain. The AOCs combined operate over 30,000 flights annually . The Group focus is on safe operations, high reliability, and customer service. Air Freight solutions . Wherever, whenever.

Position Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Work Pattern: 3wks on/1wk off Full Flex
Department: West Atlantic UK, Flight Operations
Location: EMA
Responsible to: Pilot Manager

Role Summary:

  • Responsible for the management of the operation of the ATR aircraft as per company requirements to meet customer requests.
  • Responsible for ensuring all duties are carried out as per company procedures and standards.


The crew member shall be responsible for the proper execution of his/her duties that are

  • related to the safety of the aircraft, its cargo and its occupants; and
  • specified in the instructions and procedures in the operations manuals

Essential Academic/Qualification Requirements:

  • The right to work in the UK
  • Valid UK CAA issued ATR 42/72 Type Rating
  • Current UK CAA Class 1 Medical
  • Able to swim 25 metres unaided
  • Minimum ICAO Level 5 English
  • Hold a valid UK Passport
  • Hold a UK recognised Driving Licence

Desirable Qualifications:

  • ATR 200/500 variant experience
  • Reuired Skills/Experience/knowledge:
  • Minimum 500Hours Total time to include 250 Hours Multi crew time
  • Possess professional, friendly and customer-focused personality.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure.
  • Developing Leadership.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written & verbal).
  • Proven problem solving & planning skills.
  • Prepared to be within 90 minutes of their base for all duties


  • Salary – First Officer: £34,721 + per diems
  • Working Patterns – 3 weeks on, 1 week off.
  • Annual Leave - 28 days
  • Loss of Licence Insurance
  • Pension Scheme

Type Rating costs will be borne by the Company, the crewmember will sign a 24-month credit agreement. If the crewmember fails to pass the type rating, the crewmember will be liable to repay all training costs incurred. If the crewmember leaves within 24 months, they will be liable to repay the remainder of the credit agreement calculated on a pro-rata basis.

*Rank of SFO is not a function of the manual suite. For the avoidance of doubt, it is attained by the earlier of:-2 years’ service post final line check (on any fleet).

  • 500 hours multi crew time.
  • An unfrozen ATPL.

No Loyalty Pay is with this role


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