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First Officer, DH8 (Ref. #:2024-018)

Sunwest Aviation Ltd. is the leading Western Canadian operator of jet and turboprop charter aircraft. Our fleet consists of a wide variety of jets, turboprops and piston aircraft. Based on fleet diversity, Sunwest is able to offer excellent opportunity for advancement. With over twenty-five years of safe operation, we have established a solid reputation in the aviation industry. Operating from a modern facility in Calgary, our aircraft are available for charter to thousands of destinations not served by scheduled airlines.

We currently have an opportunity available for a First Officer, DH8. Reporting to the Chief Pilot, this position is responsible for performing the duties and responsibilities which include, but are not limited to, the following:

Type of Employment:
Position Shift:
$52,000 - $72,000 per year
Competition Deadline:
Date Posted:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform the duties and responsibilities as required on the specified aircraft.
  • Adhere to all safety regulations as per company requirements, Transport Canada, CARs, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief Pilot and/or Deputy Chief Pilot.

The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications and competencies. In addition personality profiling will be required of all candidates granted an interview for this position.

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies:

  • Must possess a valid Commercial Pilot License and Airline Transport Pilot License or IATRA exams written
  • Hold a PPC (Pilot Proficiency Check) and maintain currency for an airplane in the responsible aircraft grouping
  • 1,000 hours Total Time
  • 100 hours PIC
  • 500 hours Multi-engine
  • Preference will be given to candidates with time on type
  • Excellent customer service abilities
  • Good decision making and problem solving abilities
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Adhere to the safety accountabilities as per Sunwest’s Safety Management System manual


***Please note due to contrail contractual obligations, we are bound by specific requirements for pilot hours and regretfully cannot entertain applications from individuals falling below the stipulated minimum hours.***

Sunwest offers a competitive, performance-based salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including dental, extended health, life insurance, AD&D, short-term & long-term disability, an Employee & Family Assistance Program, and Group RRSP plan matching. Offering a safe, diverse and innovative environment, Sunwest is respected for integrity and is committed to taking care of our customers, our employees, our partners and our community.

Sunwest Aviation is committed to employment equity and will consider the qualifications, education, knowledge and experience of all candidates. We encourage all candidates to apply and the most qualified candidate will be offered the position.

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