Empire Airlines ATR First Officer

Join an innovative airline with over 40 years of history. Empire Airlines, known for our “WE CAN DO THAT!” attitude, is looking for a FedEx Feeder Part 121 ATR First Officer to join our team.

Empire Airlines has been a FedEx Feeder operator since 1988 providing flight and maintenance services throughout the Western United States. Our fleet consists of ATR 42, ATR 72, and Cessna Caravan 208 aircraft throughout our 18 domiciles servicing over 40 cities.

Employee benefits include PTO, medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, travel benefits, paid holidays, healthy lifestyle incentives, referral program, and other optional benefits. For eligible employees, we also offer Known Crewmember (KCM) and CASS (jump seat) benefits.

Flights typically operate 5-days per week departing in the morning and returning in the evening, with lodging and crew cars provided at the outstation. Schedules may vary depending on domicile and flight.

Job Summary

The ATR First Officer will support and enhance the Captain's ability through safe, efficient and compliant flight services.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Safely maneuver aircraft in all phases of flight; check all conditions concerning the flight, including weather, cargo safety and verify go/no-go decision; verify fuel requirements and related weather variables and assure proper loading; make alternate destination decision should the intended destination not be available.
  • Be aware of all situations as they arise relating to any unusual circumstances occurring during the flight; maintain effective communications during the flight with stations, towers, flight controllers and dispatchers; file required and/or applicable reports required by the FAA; maintain proper records of flight hours in conjunction with Dispatch to assure proper FAA rest requirements and Company directives are met;
  • Maintain familiarity and knowledge of new concepts and innovations, changes in regulations, procedures and improvements concerning the safe operations of all Company aircraft; maintain full knowledge of all applicable policies, procedures, manuals, handbooks and protocol; serve as a positive, constructive, communicative leader for the Company and its customers and policies for the industry and its participants.
  • Review Company bulletins and other correspondence, e-mails and voicemails on a daily basis; submit all transmittals, expense reports and other Company documents/correspondence accurately and in accordance with policy and procedures.
  • Serve as positive role model for ethical behavior and promote an awareness and understanding of positive ethical and moral principles that is consistent with these principles; provide guidance, direction, management and support in a secure and dignified work environment; promote and support the mission of Empire Airlines.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience ATR Captain Requirements
  • ATP certificate with MEL (ATP-CTP Assistance available)
  • 2nd class medical
Fixed wing minimums
  • 1500 TT
  • 250 PIC
  • 50 MEL
  • All requirements under 61.159
  • IFR currency and proficiency
Working Conditions

Work is performed outdoors and in an aircraft. Will be exposed to inclement weather. Requires standing, walking, sitting, bending and stooping for extended periods of time. May be required to lift up to 50 pounds. Requires manual dexterity, speaking, seeing and hearing to conduct business. Work at different locations as required.

Empire is a great place to grow! If you're up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to our recruiting team. Thank you for your interest in the Empire Airlines family!



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