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Austrian Airlines is looking for about 100 new pilots. The Austrian national carrier is now making a special offer to airberlin pilots to move to Austria and work at the airline’s flight hub in Vienna.
The offer targets pilots who have been actively employed at airberlin over the last six months and have undergone revalidation of their licenses within the last twelve months i.e. the operator proficiency check (OPC) or license proficiency check (LPC).
A special fast-track selection is designed to accelerate the relocation of pilots. Applicants will have to commit themselves to working for Austrian Airlines for a period of at least three years. In addition to the so-called ready entry pilots who have completed their training, Austrian Airlines is also looking for aspiring pilots without flying experience (so-called ab initios).
Austrian Airlines currently employs a staff of about 6,700 employees, including 1,140 pilots. The fleet consists of 85 aircraft at the present time, including 11 long-haul aircraft (Boeing 767 and 777) as well as 74 short-haul and medium-haul jets (Bombardier Dash 8, Embraer 195, Airbus 320F). Next year the airline plans to integrate a further Boeing 777 into its fleet.