B757-767 Second Officer / Cadet Pilot

DHL Express 19000HN 03/11/2019

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To act as second in command on DHL/SNAS and DHL International aircraft. To operate safely and efficiently in accordance with all company and regulatory rules and procedures.

The Co-pilot is directly responsible to the Commander for assisting in the safe and efficient conduct of the flight. He will carry out all duties assigned to him by the Commander in accordance with Flight Deck Management and approved procedures. He will assume command if the Commander becomes incapacitated.    


This position is to assist the Commander of the aircraft in any areas of responsibility.


• To maintain a sound knowledge and understanding of the applicable Civil Aviation Regulations, aircraft systems, Standard Operating Procedures and carriage of dangerous goods.

• To assist and support the Commander in all decision making processes.    

• To foster solid working relationships with the crew on every flight in a dynamic environment where the First Officer could be flying with a different crew member on any given day of a week.

• To work in a team in achieving the highest level of OTP.



• The Second Officer is responsible for assisting the Captain to ensure the safe and efficient conduct of the flight.  He shall ensure that the aircraft to which he is assigned is airworthy, properly and adequately serviced and that the loading is proper and secure.  He shall make himself familiar with the route and terminal areas to be used and ensure the weather and terminal reports indicate the flight can be made safely.

• Carry out such duties concerning the flight, in accordance with Company Standard Operating Procedures, including procedures, limitations and performance relating to the specific aircraft Type, as are allocated to him by the Commander.

• Confirm the safe navigation of the aircraft, maintaining a continuous and independent check upon both the geographical position of the aircraft and its safe terrain clearance.

• Volunteer such advice, information and assistance to the Commander, as may contribute to the safe and efficient conduct of the flight.


• He is responsible for assisting the Captain in the operation of the aircraft to achieve the highest possible standards of safety and proficiency at all times.


• Ensure compliance with BCAA/GACA Regulations and all company policies and procedures as specified in the company Flight Operations Manual, Standard Operating Procedures Manual and Aircraft Flight Manual.

• When pilot-in-command during the Commander’s absence from the flight deck, take any action he considers necessary under the circumstances in an emergency situation that requires immediate decision and action. In such cases he may deviate from rules, operational procedures and methods in the interest of safety.


• Advise Management regarding any safety issues that affect or have the potential to affect operation of company aircraft.

• Assist the Captain to advise the Maintenance Department regarding the serviceability of the aircraft and bring to his attention any item that may have the potential to affect the normal operation of that aircraft.

• Advise Flight Dispatch /Management anytime that physical impairment of the pilot may affect the normal operation of the aircraft.

• Advise Management, the appropriate Airport Authority and Regulatory Authorities regarding any incident, accident and other reportable occurrences as described in the company Flight Operations Manual.


• Operate in accordance with the company Flight Operations Manual, aircraft Standard Operating Procedures Manual and Aircraft Flight Manual.  Comply with Air Traffic Control rules, procedures and instructions.  Ensuring that any passengers are briefed on the location and use of emergency exits and relevant safety and emergency equipment.


• Prior to completing Type Rating: Eight (8) Months of general operations training will be assigned and conducted in Flight Operations office subject to discretion of Chief Pilot.

Aircraft Specific Type Rating Course

• A full Type Rating course to be conducted at a designated facility where company standards and procedures will be tested at conclusion of course.

Before Flight

• Read the Flying Staff Instructions.

• Ensure that Crewing are informed if the Commander has not reported for duty by the normal report time.

• In co-operation with the Commander collect and study the OFP, weather and NOTAM package, and confirm the fuel requirements.

• Check that the ATC plan is filed.

• Be responsible for refuelling and systems replenishment when no ground engineers are available.

• Cross check the take-off performance calculations for gross errors with the Commander. Having obtained the actual take-off weight, stabiliser trim units, flap setting, pack configuration and power requirement he will calculate the EPR/N1 and take-off speeds, and complete the bug card.

During Flight

• Tune and identify navaids as required in consultation with the Commander.

• Record initial ATC clearances and other data as required and conduct radio communications.

• Maintain good lookout, in keeping with the see and avoid principle, particularly during departure, arrival and flight in busy terminal areas.

• Maintain the navigation log, recording the progress of the flight and the fuel remaining.

• Calculate the landing data, complete the landing bug card and when required, complete the weather minima section.

• Complete the Technical Log for the Commander’s signature.

• File only the following documentation in the flight envelope:

a) Load sheet.


c) Fuel chit.

d) Plotting Chart – ETOPS flights only.

e) An accurately completed OFP signed by the Commander.

• Where no handling is available, carry out those actions normally performed by the agents as requested by the Commander.

• Where no engineering handling is available, assist the Commander as required with the post-flight check.

• Contact crewing as soon as possible if requested.


• Airline Transport Pilot License – ATPL (Frozen) 
• Experience commensurate with aircraft type and laid out in Part D of the Training Manual. 
• Sound knowledge of the applicable Civil Aviation Regulations. 
• Good communication skills are a prerequisite for this position. 
• All components of CRM should be fully understood and continually practiced.

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