B737 deliveries suggest more pilot jobs are on the horizon

Get to grips with the details of all the latest B737 deliveries and how they affect the market for pilot jobs in this latest blog from AeroProfessional.


B737 deliveries suggest more pilot jobs are on the horizon


With a host of deliveries in the pipeline, now is the perfect time to be on the lookout for B737 pilot jobs.

Simply put, this glut of B737 deliveries – in combination with the ongoing pilot skills shortage – will increase demand for pilots with the applicable type rating.

As per standard practice, airlines are likely to require 11-12 experienced pilots per new aircraft to maintain their regular operational schedule.

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the new deliveries and opportunities out there right now.

What B737 deliveries are emerging from the clouds?

Here’s an overview of the B737 deliveries set to take place in the coming months:

1) Norwegian

12 new B737 MAX 8s (the airline’s first) will be delivered to Norwegian during 2018.

Many of these aircraft will chart transatlantic routes. However, the airline has also announced plans to use B737s for short-haul flights from London Gatwick to Helsinki, Oslo and Bergen.

2) Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines has just received the first of 65 B737s on order from Boeing.

A further six future deliveries are in the calendar, with the aircraft serving both domestic and international routes, including to the Middle East, Iran, the Balkans, and the CIS.

3) Fiji Airways

Fiji Airways is set to receive its first B737-8 before the end of the year, with a further four to follow before the close of 2019.

The airline recently announced plans to commence operations immediately after this initial delivery takes place, with Adelaide, Australia earmarked as the destination.

4) Nordwind Airlines

Russia’s Nordwind Airlines has leased three B737-800s, all of which have now been delivered.

The aircraft will service a number of domestic routes, and all have a single economy class configuration.

5) TUI Group

With a view to simplifying its fleet, TUI Group is considering placing increasing onus on the B737 MAX and B787.

The company is also thinking about upgrading some of its orders in terms of capacity, opting for B737 10s over the smaller B737 8s.

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6) Shenzhen Airlines

Shenzhen Airlines introduced its first B737 MAX 8 over summer, in a sign of things to come.

Other Chinese airlines – including Xiamen Airlines, Hainan Airlines and Shandong Airlines – have also taken delivery of their first B737 MAX 8s.

7) Travel Service

Czechia’s Travel Service airline has successfully wet-leased two B737s from an airline in the Ukraine.

Details of where and how these aircraft are set to be deployed are yet to be revealed.

What B737 pilot jobs are available right now?

If all this has left you wondering about the potential for a new role, then never fear – we’re well ahead of you!

Here’s a selection of the pilot jobs we’re currently looking for talented applicants to fill:

Find out more about these amazing opportunities and other pilot jobs by contacting our expert team.

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