Scandinavian Airlines Pilot Recruitment

SAS First Officer Recruitment

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As a pilot in SAS you will normally start your career as first officer on one of our short haul aircraft. Our diverse route net gives excellent opportunities to fly to airports throughout Europe from Norway in the north to Africa in the south.

Most aircraft types fly network traffic combined with seasonal charter. Charter flights are considered a welcome relief for the hectic daily multi-leg operation. The bidding system gives possibilities to apply for different positions being either aircraft type or transfer to our long haul aircraft, all based on availability and seniority.

Promotion to Captain is always done on short haul and is preceded by a Captain Candidate Course. As captain you are not only responsible for the assigned aircraft, crew and passengers but are the Team Leader for the entire departure process supported by innovative new technology developed by SAS.

Should you feel for additional career challenges there are several opportunities in SAS (based on availability). SAS has pilots in many operational, administrative and training positions.
Training in SAS

In SAS we believe that training is a very important part of our operations. We continuously strive to improve our training methods in order to ensure the best possible training within the company. A team oriented approach is fundamental and governs all training of flight and cabin crew.

Minimum requirements:


  • Equivalent to Studentereksamen (Denmark)
  • Grundläggande behörighet för högskolestudier (Sweden)
  • Generel studiekompetanse (Norway)
  • Baccalaureat or equivalent (France)
  • Equivalent to Upper secondary school leaving examination (Other countries)

SAS will select the most suitable applicants for processing. The marks will be evaluated as part of the applicants’ total evaluation – for applicants with no or limited supplementary education and/or experience such marks will have significance.


No restrictions apply. However applicants must have the right to live and work in the EU including Norway, indefinitely and without restrictions, or be able to obtain this right before employment.


Fluency in one of the Scandinavian languages ( Berlitz level C1) to be documented before assessment.

Fluency in spoken and written English.


Minimum 157 cm maximum 200 cm.


Only applicants with a valid JAR-FCL license will be accepted.

Applicants must hold one of the following licenses:

  • JAR-MPL(A)
  • JAR-CPL(A), with completed ATPL theory and MCC course

In all three cases the applicant must possess a valid IR(A)ME, a General Flight Radiotelephone Operator Certificate ( GEN ) and an ICAO Language proficiency to level 5 .

Note: You must convert your license to a Scandinavian JAR licence, i.e. from Denmark, Norway or Sweden before your start as a pilot in SAS (as applicable).


Applicants must hold a valid Part-MED Medical Class 1


No specific flight time requirements exist.


An applicant is required to provide SAS with an updated copy of his criminal record.

Applications are online or via linked in.

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