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Thu, 23 Nov 2017

BA CityFlyer to Recruit Pilots at Open Day in Birmingham

BA CityFlyer, a wholly owned subsidiary of British Airways, will visit Birmingham next week as part of a campaign to recruit new captains.

 The airline will hold an open day at the Hilton Metropole hotel at Birmingham NEC on Monday, 27 November seeking pilots to operate flights on its growing network.

The new captains will operate services out of one of the airline’s two main bases at London City and Edinburgh.

BA CityFlyer taking off from London City Airport. Click to enlarge.

On the day BA CityFlyer’s Head of Flight Operations, Captain Steve Cook, will be on hand to discuss the airline, career, lifestyle, selection and application process together with fleet managers and representatives from rostering and HR.

Captain Steve Cook said, “As BA CityFlyer continues to grow, we are recruiting captains to play an important role in our continuing success. As an airline we have a proud reputation for safety and highly trained professionals and we are coming to Birmingham to search for exceptional individuals to join us. Our customers are at the heart of our business and it’s important that all our crew combine their flying skills with people skills and understand the importance of excellent onboard service.”

BA CityFlyer currently has 215 pilots, 104 captains and 111 first officers. The airline is also one of the biggest employers of female pilots, representing 15% of the workforce in total, including eight captains.

The airline currently operates a fleet of 20 Embraer 170 and 190 aircraft to more than 30 destinations throughout the UK and Europe. 

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