Published on August 7th, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer


Emerald Airlines Seeking Direct Entry Captains

Emerald Airlines, the operator of Aer Lingus Regional, is seeking experienced Captains to join its growing team in Belfast. The announcement comes as the airline increases its frequencies from George Best Belfast City Airport, providing more options for those travelling to and from Belfast.

The opportunities are available for those experienced Captains who hold a CAA licence and have the right to work in the UK. Commenting on the announcement, Maria Killian, Head of People and Culture at Emerald Airlines said: “We are delighted to be growing our team in Belfast. Striving to be the airline of choice for those travelling to and from Belfast, this is a great opportunity for experienced Captains who may not have completed their type-rating for an ATR72-600, but are eager to do so.”

The ATR72-600 forms the backbone of Emerald Airlines’ growing fleet, with the average age of aircraft being 6 years. The ATR72-600 is the latest generation of turboprop aircraft combining unmatched environmental and economic performance. These ultra-low fuel burn aircraft emit up to 40% less CO₂ on these short, regional flights.

“Successful applicants will be offered a consistent roster pattern, no overnight stays, a competitive base and variable salary, a company pension scheme, Staff Travel Privileges, and most importantly, job security, with a number of permanent positions available,” added Killian.

Interested applicants should email a copy of their CV to  Applications for positions will close on Tuesday 9th August 2022. Those shortlisted for the last stage of the selection process will be invited to attend the recruitment open day for a face-to-face interview. Additional details on the recruitment day will be shared in due course. Further details on available jobs at Emerald can be found here.

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Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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