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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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Emirates released the video of Emirati first officers ahead of Emirati Women's Day being celerbated on August 28.
In addition to offering Captain upgrades in as fast as 8 months, Trans States offers pilots a number of unique programs, including a Seniority Reservation Program that greatly reduces the likelihood of sitting on reserve as a First Officer, and an Express Hire Program that allows current and qualified 121 pilots to forego the interview process.
According to a job posting on the Emirates website, the airline is looking for captains and first officers for Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft.
The management of Dana Air has promised to train more Nigerian pilots even as it decorated two captains and three first officers after a successful completion of their professional training.
The flying First Officers, James Van Der Hoorn from Cambridge (now lives in Clapham) and Thomas Reynolds from Tring, in Hertfordshire (lives in Brighton), both 28 years-old, managed to clock up more than 300 miles during the challenge which saw them pass through Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland.The pair fly from Gatwick and Heathrow to five of these countries in their roles as Airbus 320 short-haul pilots for British Airways, which allowed
Ensuing rule changes designed to boost safety have increased the qualification requirements for first officers, also known as co-pilots, who now must earn an Airline Transport Pilot certificate and have logged 1,500 hours total time as a pilot.
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.
Over the last 12 months, many Omani candidates have started various part of their training to qualify in the role of first officers on Oman Air modern fleet types.
Federal Aviation Administration is increasing the qualification requirements with a rule that requires first officers, also known as co-pilots, to hold an Airline Transport Pilot certificate, requiring 1,500 hours total time as a pilot.
Transfers began last month, with six Boeing 737-rated first officers arriving in Abu Dhabi for conversion training to fly larger 777 wide-bodies, Etihad said yesterday in a statement.
"I'm the only female captain at the moment, but there are eight other girls who are first officers, so it's growing," said Captain Umba, who is a member of the Arabian Section of the 99s International Women Pilots Organisation.
KARACHI, August 01, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The illegal Go-Slow of PALPA entered the 9th day as 13 Captains and First Officers refused to operate scheduled flights causing an estimated loss of over Rs.