first officer


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first officer

1. another name for first mate
2. the member of an aircraft crew who is second in command to the captain

first officer

The pilot who is second-in-command. Also may be called a co-pilot.
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First officer Berglind, who is also a member of the pilot recruiting team, said: "I think historically, people have seen pilots as being men.
A first officer flying a passenger A380 or B777 will take home a total salary Dh44,450 (tax-free, accommodation allowance included) every month, while a first officer with the freight services will earn Dh35,935 tax-free (accommodation allowance included) monthly.
The First Officer attended all the radio calls, and courtesy calls from the Airhostess.
Since launch, more than 100 cadets have been selected and are undergoing their training as First Officers for Japan Airlines.
The captain and first officer, the only people aboard, both lost their lives, and the airplane was destroyed by the impact and a post-crash fire.
The average starting salary for first officers, also called co-pilots, at regional airlines is $22,400 a year, according to the Air Line Pilots Association.
In the categories of Captain Base (CPB) and First Officer Base (FOB), the mean values of the LCCs are even higher than the FLAGs; for example, the salary of the CPB in the LCCs is approximately 76,603[euro], while that of the FLAGs is 70,377[euro].
The first officer landed the aircraft normally and a standby captain was called out to operate the flight, with a two and a half hour delay.
APPFO is intended to deliver world-class training to prepare professional pilots in their pursuit of a career path in general aviation or for them to undertake jet endorsement training and move into a first officer position within an airline upon graduation.
The low-cost carrier, which already has more than 200 pilots, requires 14 EoAC" seven captains and seven first officers EoAC" to operate each of the 50 aircraft ordered from Boeing in 2008.
The pilot of a 2007 medical flight that crashed into Lake Michigan, killing the crew and a four-member medical team affiliated with the University of Michigan, mishandled an unusual flight situation and was unable to properly coordinate with his first officer, the National Transportation Safety Board found in October.
He worked overtime to pay for flying lessons and in 2005 he became a first officer.