Rishworth Aviation and Finnair offer temporary A330 First Officer employment opportunities

Published: 20 Mar 2017

Global Aviation Recruitment and Staffing Specialists Rishworth Aviation and Finland’s national carrier Finnair, have today announced new temporary positions available for First Officers operating A330 aircraft on the routes between Helsinki, Beijing, Xian and New Delhi, on a six (6) month contract basis. Based in Helsinki, these positions offer flight crew an opportunity to experience the capital city of Finland and its surrounds during the European summer. 

Rishworth Aviation Executive Director, Mr Torkel Waak is “excited about the opportunity to provide some high-quality flight crew to one of the most successful European mid-size carriers”, and states that “Finnair has an outstanding reputation and we are proud to work with the airline to offer several fantastic positions, with excellent working conditions. Our dedicated Europe-based team will ensure flight crew receive the very best service and care during their time in in the vibrant city of Helsinki”.

Finnair is continuing a rapid fleet expansion with A350 aircraft. While the airline’s own pilots are doing A350 conversion training, some additional pilot resource will be obtained from outside the airline during the busiest travel season. Captain and Vice President of Finnair Flight Operations Jari Paajanen says “Finnair is in a very exciting growth phase, which is energizing the whole company. Already next summer Finnair has more long haul flights than ever before, 87 weekly services to Asia and 18 to North-America. We are excited to offer temporary A330 first officer vacancies to strengthen our growth plans. They will complement Finnair’s own pilot resources of our 800 pilots”

Pilots have also the opportunity to experience Finland, a country voted as one of the most interesting travel destinations in the world for 2017. For further information, please contact karl.odqvist@rishworthaviation.com


Since 1985, Global Aviation Recruitment and Staffing Specialists Rishworth Aviation are proud to have served more than 100 clients in over 40 countries.  With a database of over 90,000 Aviation Professionals from 150 countries, which expands by 5000 new candidates every year, Rishworth Aviation offer a vast pool of suitable candidates for airlines to choose from. With offices in Auckland, Stockholm, and local representation in China, India, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, and England, Rishworth Aviation have an experienced and highly qualified team selected to deliver outstanding service.


Finnair flies between Asia, Europe and North America with an emphasis on fast connections via Helsinki, carrying more than ten million passengers annually. In 2017, Finnair's extensive network connects 18 cities in Asia and 7 cities in North America with over 60 destinations in Europe. The airline, a pioneer in sustainable flying, was the first European airline to fly the next-generation, eco-smart Airbus A350 XWB aircraft and it is the first airline listed in the Leadership Index of the worldwide Carbon Disclosure Project. The only Nordic carrier with a 4-star Skytrax ranking, Finnair has also won the World Airline Award for Best Airline Northern Europe for the past seven years running. Finnair is a member of Oneworld, the alliance of the world's leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and convenience to frequent international travellers.

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