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Captain — ATR

West Atlantic
East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, North West Leicestershire District
Full time
From £71,527
4 days ago

ATR Captain - Type rated

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.

Are you an experienced ATR Captain looking for new opportunities?  West Atlantic UK, a leading cargo operator in the UK, is looking for experienced ATR Captains to join our ATR fleet.

Position Type:            Permanent, Full-Time

Work Pattern             3wks on (Full Flex) /1wk off

Department:              Flight Operations

Location:                    EMA

Responsible to:          The 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.

West Atlantic UK also operates ad-hoc charters for a varied customer base from transporting car parts and musical equipment into and out of Europe to moving dangerous goods.

Further opportunities for progression to Ground Instructor, Line Training Instructor and TRI/TRE.


  • Carry out all duties ensuring the safety of the aircraft, its cargo and its occupants and following all specified instructions and procedures in the operations manuals.
  • Maintain familiarity with relevant United Kingdom, European and International air legislation and agreed aviation practices and procedures;
  • Maintain familiarity with such provisions of the Company Operations Manual as are necessary to fulfil the function.
  • Report any fault, failure, malfunction or defect which may affect the airworthiness or safe operation of the aircraft including emergency systems.
  • Report any incident that endangered, or could have endangered, the safety of the operation.
  • Ensure compliance with the relevant requirements of the company MSM.
  • Maintain individual records regarding flight and duty times and rest periods as referred to in applicable FTL requirements; and provide each operator with the data needed to schedule activities in accordance with the applicable FTL requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with all elements of the Duties and Responsibilities in West Atlantic Part A.

Essential Requirements

  • Must have the right to work in the UK
  • UK CAA Pilot’s Licence
  • ATR Type Rated (preferably 200/500)
  • Current UK Class 1 Medical
  • Minimum 2000 hours with 500 hours on type as Pilot -in-Command (PIC)
  • ICAO Level 5 English

Required Skills/Experience/knowledge:

  • 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


  • Excellent work-life balance with fixed roster patterns.
  • Opportunities for career progression within the organisation.
  • Vibrant and dynamic work environment.




Away from Base

£1.85 per hour

Away from Base – All of Scandinavia & Swiss


Away from Base – Norway


(All of the above payments are 75% tax free at present)


Sector Pay



£25 per sector

  • Fully bonded OCC decreasing linearly over a 2-year period.




West Atlantic

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