Established in 1993, Norwegian is the world's sixth largest low-cost airline carrying over 30 million passengers annually. The airline employs over 7,000 people and operates over 500 routes to over 130 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean and the U.S. Norwegian has a fleet of more than 130 aircraft, with an average age of just 3.6 years, making it one of the world's youngest fleets.
Norwegian was named the Most Fuel-Efficient Airline on Transatlantic Routes by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and was also named the World's Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards in 2015 and 2016, and for the fourth consecutive year, named Europe's Best Low-Cost Airline. In 2017, Norwegian won the Skytrax World's Best Low-Cost, Long Haul Airline and Europe's Best Low-Cost Airline, as well as the Irish Aviation Industry's Outstanding Contribution to Aviation award and the Freddie Awards Airline Program of the Year, Europe and Africa.
By 2020, Norwegian will operate a total of 42 B787s (8 B787-8 and 34 B787-9). With a fleet of twenty-one B787s by the end of 2017, another twenty-one will be delivered during the coming three years. Norwegian also has the option for another eight B787-9.
Rishworth Aviation is proud to provide of Boeing 787 Dreamliner pilots for Norwegian.
About the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
The 787 is Boeing’s most fuel-efficient airliner, featuring pioneering innovations including improved aerodynamics, greater use of lightweight composite materials and the most sophisticated flight control system on any commercial jet. The longest range B787 variant can fly up to 8,500 nautical miles, or up to 15,700 km, enabling the aircraft to fly nonstop on routes such as Los Angeles to Bangkok or New York City to Hong Kong.
Preference will be given to pilots with long-haul experience, especially from Boeing B777.
For eligible pilots, the course to obtain a B787 Dreamliner type rating takes 24 days, although a current type-rating on other Boeing types can reduce training time by up to eight days. To qualify for a shortened course applicant pilots must be current on a Boeing fleet with a valid PC and three landings in the last 90 days. Training for Norwegian will be undertaken at the Boeing Training Centres in either London, Miami or Singapore. Non-type rated B777/787 pilots need to enter into a training cost agreement for three years, decreasing by 1/3 each year.
Norwegian has bases at London/Gatwick, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Rome, Paris, and Copenhagen.
Rishworth Aviation has had a long standing relationship with Norwegian. In 2004 we started recruitment for the B737 fleet and since 2012 we have been the recruiter for the Norwegian Long Haul B787 European and Asian bases. We have placed over 700 pilots with Norwegian so far and continue to provide world class pilots to align with Norwegian continued growth plans.
Rishworth Aviation's Executive Director Captain Torkel Waak (Rtd) oversees all of the B787 Norwegian pilot recruitment. Torkel has a wealth of knowledge and experience and will ensure that you are provided with world class support and preparation. From advice on screenings and training, to offering full support to you once you are on the ground flying for Norwegian, Rishworth Aviation is there to ensure you have everything you need.
It has been a fantastic experience working at Norwegian. At every stage I felt like I had full support of Operations and the fantastic staff at Rishworth Aviation. I will always look back with pleasure and pride being associated with Norwegian.
Rishworth has always responded promptly to our inquiries and they have demonstrated high competence in finding good solutions to our requests. Rishworth is a trustworthy partner and recommend them to both airlines and pilots.