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First Officer - B747


Cargolux | Airline | Cargo Luxembourg



Employment -  Contract; 12 months, possible extension

Important: Applicants must be able to show proof of right to work in the EU.
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  • Cargo

  • Fleet 30

Luxembourg | Europe

First Officer - B747

  • Rated



Employment - Contract; 12 months, possible extension

  • LUX - Luxemburg

  • Luxembourg

Minimum Requirements

Total Time
Time on type
Type Rating
Flight Time Breakdown
1st Class Medical
1500 hours
Not Specified
  • Minimum 1500 hours multi-pilot multi-engine time on jet aircraft or turboprop aircraft (CS-25) with MTOW > 10 tons or seating capacity > 19 seats

Addition Requirements

  • Type-rated on B747-400
  • EASA Part FCL ATPL / Frozen ATPL
  • EASA Part Medical Class 1
  • Full second level graduation minimum (e.g. Baccalaurat, Abitur, A-Level Exam, Matura)
  • ICAO English language proficiency level 4, preferably level 6
  • Above average flying abilities & impeccable safety standards
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Authorization to live and work within the European Union
  • Ability to successfully pass a security background check and a pre-employment medical test
  • Unrestricted rights for international travel
  • Agreement to transfer your license to a Luxembourg issued EASA license

Job Description

Cargolux Airlines International is seeking to recruit Type-Rated First Officers and Senior First Officers Boeing 747-8 / 747-400 for a temporary period of 12 months.

You will enjoy working with us in a global network of over 90 destinations in 55 countries worldwide.

Team up with the multicultural community of professionals at Cargolux and fly state of the art BOEING 747-8F & 747-400F.

Cargolux offers exemplary working conditions, competitive packages and excellent in-house training on both B747-400 and B747-8 full flight simulators.

We are an equal opportunity employer, who believes that diversity is good for our people and our business.

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  • Roster: Monthly based roster with minimum 12 days off in 2 blocks
  • 7 fixed consecutive days off
  • 5 fixed consecutive days off (6 rosters per year)
  • 5 consecutive days off that can changed for operational reasons subject to notification and compensation rules. (6 rosters per year)
  • Operation:
  • Average 1 7 day rotations
  • Short, Medium and Long-haul Operations
  • All cargo operations Schedule and ACMI
  • 1 iconic fleet type: Boeing 747-8F/ Boeing 747-400F
  • Highly varied operations and global operations

Interview Process & Screening Dates

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Stage 8
Your Recruitment Journey will consist of:
Pilot Aptitude tests
The psychometric tests are tailored for pilots and have been designed by an Aviation Psychologist. It includes a mandatory phase of preparation prior to the test with online materials. The tests are conducted in-house at our HQ in Luxembourg.
Simulator Screening
Conducted at our HQ in Luxembourg, it involves approximately 1 hour of briefing and 45 minutes of simulator flying. Preparatory information required for flying the B747-8 and B747-400 simulator will be provided in due time before the simulator screening session. The screening is designed to assess your potential of adaptability, your flying skills as well as your ability to interact effectively with other crewmembers.
Assessment Center and Company Interview
These steps are scheduled during a 2-day period at our HQ in Luxembourg. The assessment center methods involve group exercises, role plays and will be followed by a company interview. The selection panel is composed of experienced pilots, human factors experts and recruitment managers.
Successful candidates will be contacted by Cargolux to arrange a suitable starting date for both parties or be placed in a pool of positive applications and contacted for future openings.

Compensation & Benefits

Provident Fund Per Diem Insurance - Life Insurance - Medical Insurance - Loss of Lic. Travel


  • Competitive salary package. The term of this contract will be 1 year with possibility of extension.
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Base Location

  • LUX - Luxemburg

  • Luxembourg

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