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Sunwest Career Opportunities

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Captain, LR45 (Ref. #:2024-021)

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 Captain, LR45 . 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:
12 days on / 5 days off
$95,000 - $120,000 per year
Competition Deadline:
Date Posted:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Start Date: August 2024

  • The Lear 45 Captain is responsible for the proficient and safe operation of the Lear 45 aircraft.
  • Perform all required duties and responsibilities associated with the Lear 45 aircraft.
  • Strictly adhere to safety regulations in accordance with company requirements, Transport Canada, and CARs (Civil Aviation Regulations).
  • Execute any additional tasks as assigned by the Chief Pilot and/or Deputy Chief Pilot.
  • LR45 pilots follow a structured schedule of 12 days on duty followed by 5 consecutive days off.

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 hold a valid Airline Transport Pilot Licence, along with a valid Instrument and Type rating (if required).
  • 3,500 hours Total Time.
  • 2,000 hours PIC.
  • 2,000hours Multi-Engine.
  • 1,500 hours Multi PIC.
  • 200 hours jet.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience on the Lear 45.
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service abilities.
  • Possess strong decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Exhibit good organizational and time management skills.
  • Display excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Adhere to the safety accountabilities as per Sunwest’s Safety Management System manual.

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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