Aircrew recruitment company Rishworth Aviation has been selected to source Boeing 787 Dreamliner pilots for European carrier Norwegian.
The airline plans to start long-haul operations to up to 15 intercontinental destinations in 2013, and has confirmed orders for six Dreamliners. The first three are to be delivered next year, two are ordered for 2014 and the remaining aircraft will join the fleet in 2015.
Rishworth’s European Director, Captain Torkel Waak, commented: “We are very excited about working with Norwegian, and look forward to providing the highest calibre professional aircrew to support Norwegian’s long-haul expansion.”
Eligible pilots can undertake a 24-day course to obtain a B787 Dreamliner type-rating, although a current type-rating on other Boeing aircraft can reduce this by up to eight days.
Training for Norwegian will be undertaken at a Boeing Training Centre in Seattle or at London Gatwick.