Captain (NTR)

  • Company:British Airways
  • Location:United Kingdom
  • Employment type:Full time
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This is a key time to be joining BA Cityflyer as we Build a Better Cityflyer. We take huge pride in our past – but we’re looking to the future as an airline that loves embracing the best of modern Britain. Our country’s creativity, diversity, style, wit and warmth are the same special qualities that make us who we are. If you’re made of the same qualities as us, you could soon be part of the next chapter of our story.

For BA Cityflyer Captains, the customer always comes first. Your goal will be to provide the very best flight experience bringing our business and leisure customers into the heart of London. As the leading airline at London City, we operate into a variety of destinations throughout Europe and the UK with the opportunity to night stop as part of your roster. Operating the Embraer 190 primarily from London City Airport, with its high value and sophisticated customer base, we fly in and out of one of the world’s most challenging operating environments. Therefore, our pilots are required to maintain the highest professional standards.

The drive to provide industry defining standards of customer service in a demanding yet exciting environment is the aspiration we look for in our high calibre pilots.


The minimum criteria to apply are:

Currently operating as a Captain is desirable.
Current UK CAA Part-FCL licence ATPL (A) or ability to convert to a UK licence using CAA EASA transfer process route 5 or 6 (link below)
A current type rating with a minimum of 4000 hours total hours to include 1500 hours as PIC of a commercial jet/turbo prop multi crew aircraft. The 1500 hours will not include any PICUS hours.
A current UK issued ATPL (A).
ICAO English language proficiency level 6
Valid ME Instrument rating
Valid Class 1 Medical (valid for 6 months after date of joining)
E-Jet type rating desirable but not essential Supporting Files

Please add a copy of your licence and last 3 pages of your logbook to the supporting files section before submitting your application.

Third Country CPL and ATPL licence conversion requirements from 1 January 2023 | Civil Aviation Authority (
Hours and ratings will be checked during screening and at assessment.
Please read the job description for the full criteria. Please note:

-Candidates who were not successful at initial screening, video interview, capacity testing or assessment centre stage can now reapply for the pilot recruitment campaign after 6 months from their most recent assessment date. This change is due to the updated assessment process. Candidates who were not successful at the SIM stage must wait 12 months before reapplying for the pilot recruitment campaign.
-You may only apply to one airline within the British Airways family (British Airways, Euroflyer, or Cityflyer) at a time. If you are unsuccessful in one campaign, you will be unable to reapply to any of the three airlines within the British Airways family until the specified re-apply period has elapsed.

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