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Cargo Airline

Luxembourg flagLuxembourg | Europe

Fleet: 30
AC on order: 10

First Officer - B747




Employment - Contract; 15 months, renewable
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Minimum requirements

Total time
1500 hours
Type rating
Not required (Training Provided)
Flight time notes
  • 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
Lic. Authority
Class 1
ICAO ELP level
Covid-19 vaccination
Not specified

Additional requirements

  • 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
  • Type-rated on B747-400 will be considered as an asset
  • 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

Work conditions


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)


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, screening and training section

Step 1
Your Recruitment Journey will consist of:
Step 2
Pilot Aptitude tests
Step 3
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.
Step 4
Simulator Screening
Step 5
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.
Step 6
Assessment Center and Company Interview
Step 7
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.
Step 8
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 and benefits

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


  • The term of this contract will be for 15 months with possibility of extension

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