A brand new airline based in Bermuda is now recruiting for certified pilots and first officers. Coral Jet, a new airline that plans to debut in 2022, has applied to the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority for an air operator’s certificate. The flight will take off from the L.F. Wade International Airport on the Atlantic island in the second quarter of 2022. The Bermuda Islands’ single airport serves the capital, Hamilton, and prospective routes are likely to be disclosed when the aircraft operating certificate is issued (AOC). Coral Jet has already started looking for employees that are eager to work in Bermuda. The airline is now recruiting for Captains and First Officers for the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, according to the Royal Gazette. Full-time employment is available for presently licensed flight crew. “We are looking for a few select individuals with time on the Airbus A320 family of aircraft to help us launch what will become Bermudas home based airline operating to Canada, United States, and the Caribbean carrying both passengers and cargo,” the airline has advertised. Qualified crew members are invited to apply, and candidates should have an “adventurous attitude” and be open to experiencing “so much more” in Bermuda. Hopefully, this will give us a glimpse of the future airline’s identity and slogan.
Applicants for Captain jobs must be certified to fly the A320 aircraft type and have a valid flight medical certificate. Applicants must also have 5,000 hours of overall flying experience, 1,000 of which must have been on a commercial airline, and 500 hours of command flying. With just 2500 hours of cumulative flying experience, 1000 hours of which must have flown on the same kind of aircraft, first officers have relatively less criteria. However, all applicants must be fluent in English and ready to relocate to Bermuda. Candidates with experience in training and ETOPS, which stands for “Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards,” are given preference. The system was created in the 1980s to safeguard the safety of crew and passengers travelling in twin-engine planes on transatlantic and other routes where a diversion airfield was not immediately available.