Norwegian Named 'Airline of the Year' in 2017 - B787 Screenings in November and December now open

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Our valued client Norwegian has been named 2017 'Airline of the Year' at the CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence. Find out more about flying for Norwegian on the B787 Dreamliner fleet - build a long term career working in a friendly environment for an airline with large expansion plans.

Don't miss out on Rishworth Aviation and Norwegian's B787 Screenings in November and December 2017! 


Norwegian named 'Airline of the Year' at 2017 CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence

Norwegian was awarded 'Airline of the Year' at the 2017 CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence during the CAPA Global Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit in London.


The airline was selected by the judging panel at the Centre for Aviation – CAPA, for being at the forefront of low-cost long-haul travel, opening nearly 30 intercontinental routes in the past year between Europe, USA and Asia. CAPA also recognized Norwegian for its pioneering use of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on underserved transatlantic routes which is creating demand in new markets.


Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos, was presented with the 'Airline of the Year' award by CAPA Executive Chairman Peter Harbison during a gala dinner at the Sofitel London Heathrow.

Norwegian Long Haul B787 Pilot Opportunities
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Facts about Norwegian's 787 Dreamliner

The 787 Dreamliner is the most technologically advanced aircraft in the skies today as well as being the most environmentally friendly option available - with 20 percent less emissions than other comparable aircraft. In 2015 Norwegian was named the most fuel-efficient airline on transatlantic routes by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).

  • Norwegian has 18 787 Dreamliner aircraft today. The airline has several more on order and are looking for more!
  • The 787-8 has 291 seats (32 in the Premium cabin and 259 in the Economy cabin), while the 787-9 has 344 seats (35 in the Premium cabin and 309 in the Economy cabin).
  • Minimum 2 pilots and 8 cabin crew. For extended flights maximum 4 pilots and 12 cabin crew.
  • Two Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines.
  • Maximum start weight: 227,930kg (787-8) 252,650kg (787-9).
  • Length: 57m (787-8) 63m (787-9).
  • Height: 17m.
  • Wingspan: 60,17m.
  • Thrust: 67,000lbs per engine (787-8) 74,000lbs per engine (787-9).
  • Cruise speed: 913kph.


About Rishworth Aviation and Norwegian

Since 2004, global pilot sourcing and HR experts Rishworth Aviation have had a long standing relationship with Norwegian, when we began recruitment for the B737 fleet. Since 2012 we have been the exclusive provider for the Norwegian Long Haul B787 including establishing new European and Asian bases. We are proud to have hired and deployed over 700 pilots, from a range of different jet aircraft for Norwegian, and continue to provide world class pilots to meet with the airline's significant growth plans.


Rishworth Aviation's team has a wealth of knowledge and experience across many countries and will ensure that you are given world class support. From advice on screenings, training and working for Norwegian, to offering full support to you once you are flying for Norwegian. Along with providing detailed information and co-ordinating briefings for every pilot assigned to Norwegian, Rishworth Aviation manages and assists you with your base contractual, tax and employment requirements.

Norwegian Long Haul B787 Pilot Opportunities


To find out more or apply for the excellent pilot opportunities available with Rishworth Aviation and Norwegian, please click on the links below. We look forward to hearing from you!