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Atlas Air

Cargo Airline

United States flagUnited States | N. America

Fleet: 110
AC on order: 2

First Officer - Various Boeing Aircraft




Employment - Permanent
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Minimum requirements

Total time
1500 hours
PIC time
250 hours
50 hours
Type rating
Not required (Training Provided)
Flight time notes
  • Atlas Air now offers highly qualified candidates the opportunity to complete the ATP certification course. Pilots must meet all the required pre-requisites for obtaining an ATP listed above, while meeting the full ATP minimum flight hour criteria defined by FAR 61.159 listed below:
  • 1500 Total Flight Time
  • 250 Pilot-In-Command (PIC) hours fixed wing
  • 500 Total Cross Country hours or 200 hours for a restricted ATP (R-ATP) under FAR 1.160 (f)
  • 100 Cross Country PIC hours
  • 100 Night Flight Time hours
  • 25 Night PIC hours
  • 75 Instrument Training hours
  • 50 Multi-Engine Land hours
  • NOTE: We consider numerous factors when evaluating flight hours, including:
  • Complexity of aircraft flown; Nature and type of flight operations; Recency, quality, quantity, and verifiability of flight time and associated logs
ATP Qualified
Lic. Authority
Class 1
Covid-19 vaccination
Not specified
Visa sponsorship
Not provided

Additional requirements

  • Hold an FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit
  • Hold a current and valid passport with no restrictions on international travel, including the ability to obtain entry visas for locations in which Atlas Air operates
  • All passports should have a minimum of 24 months validity
  • Legal name (including compound last names) must match on passport, employment authorization documents (if applicable) and FAA licenses and permits
  • Ability to obtain CANPASS permit (Canadian Customs program)
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States and possess proper working documents
  • Successfully complete a DOT pre-employment drug test
  • Ability to pass a 10-year security background check, the Pilot Records Improvement Act (PRIA), and Pilot Records Database (PRD) evaluation
  • Ability to provide 5 years of domestic and/or foreign (if applicable) training records or adequate supporting documentation
  • Ability to work varying schedules including reserve duty, weekends, evenings, and holidays
  • Thorough working knowledge of all Federal Aviation Regulations applicable to FAR Part 121 Operations
  • Must be able to adhere to the Atlas Air First Officer Crewmember Uniform Appearance Standards
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven leadership ability
  • Accurate and timely decision-making skills
  • NOTE: All candidates offered a position as a First Officer will be tested in accordance with 14 CFR Part 120.107(5) Sub Part E.

Compensation and benefits

Insurance - Disability
Insurance - Life
Insurance - Loss of Lic.
Minimum monthly guarantee
Paid Time Off (PTO)


  • Positive Airline tickets for your commute for those living more than 130 miles from their base within the U.S., and international gateway travel for crew living outside the U.S. (up to $1,250 each way)
  • Business Class for Domestic and International Travel while deadheading greater than 4.5 hours
  • 64-hour minimum monthly pay guarantee – commencing date of hire
  • Company paid hotels in base, before/after trips and while on reserve
  • Premium pay available for flying on days off
  • Variety of schedules across different fleet types
  • Profit Sharing Plan
  • Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Long Term Disability (Loss of License) Insurance
  • Retirement Direct Contributions by the Company
  • Paid Sick Days
  • Travel benefits via MyID Travel for immediate family after 6 months of employment
  • Various voluntary benefits, including; Critical Illness, Pet Insurance, and more!
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Equal opportunity employer

Atlas Air is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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First Officer - Various Boeing Aircraft
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