The Spanish company Air Europa Express launches a campaign to recruit new Boeing 737-800 co-pilots.
Those interested can register for the selection process until August 16 through this dedicated portal (in Spanish). As explained by Globalia, parent company of Air Europa (long-haul flights) and Air Europa Express (short/medium-haul flights), the incorporation of new Boeing 737 co-pilots “is due to the rapid increase in demand experienced by Air Europa Express over the past year“. “It will make it possible to face the arrival of new aircraft to respond to this growth scenario“.
Since this summer, the Boeing 737-800 NG has been the only model used by Air Europa Express after completing the unification process by removing all ATR-72s and Embraer E-190/195s from its fleet. “Its versatility, capacity and efficiency have made it the most advanced aircraft for short and medium-haul routes“, according to Globalia. In addition, the Spanish airline group expects the delivery in the next two years of ten new Boeing B737 MAX-8s leased from AerCap, and is ultimately aiming for an operational fleet of 26 B737 MAX single-aisle and 24 B787 long-haul aircraft.
To apply for these co-pilot positions, offered on a permanent contract, candidates must hold at least an ATPL license (Airline transport pilot licence) EASA part-FCL and MMC; a language proficiency certificate, in English with level 4 (minimum) and in Spanish, with level 6; holder of the nationality of a country of the European Union or holder of a work permit within the EU, and a valid class 1 medical certificate. It is also necessary to have a valid passport without restriction and a clean criminal record. Finally, the B737 type rating will be valued, as well as university training.