Atlas Air First Officer


Flying with Atlas Air is a lifestyle like no other. Here, our pilots enjoy the flexibility of a career built around their lives and the fulfillment of making the extraordinary happen every single day.

Flying with a greater purpose, our pilots carry everything from the U.S. military to humanitarian aid, sports teams to music superstars, e-commerce to economies- and do so with the world’s largest fleet of 747s as well as fleets of 777s, 767s, and 737s.


The unrivaled Atlas Gateway travel program makes sure that all Atlas pilots have positive-space seats for every domestic commute and international gateway travel for crew living outside the U.S. (up to $1,250 each way), meaning no more flying standby or using a crash pad. It means our pilots live where they want to live – we pick up the cost of their stress-free commute.

Living life to the fullest, our pilots choose routes and schedules that suit their lives.

Because a job at Atlas is more than a chance to fly, it is an opportunity to rise.

Join us.


An Atlas Air First Officer (SIC) has full responsibility for the following:


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.


Requirements for Candidates with an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) and Restricted Airline Transport Pilot (R-ATP) Certificate

Required Flight Hours:


NOTE: ATP Certificates issued with a “CIRC APCH-VMC Only” limitation is acceptable.

Preferred Qualifications:


NOTE: We consider numerous factors when evaluating flight hours, including:

Candidates without an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certificate

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:


Required Flight Hours


Benefits as a First Officer

Being a First Officer at Atlas Air is a job like no other, and it calls for benefits like no other. We offer a world of benefits and perks to take care of you and your family, no matter which fleet you fly.


Learn more about our team, our fleet, our flights, and our purpose here at Tailwinds:


The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to afford equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, place of birth, age, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable in accordance with federal, state and local laws.


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