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BIH regularly recruits for pilots, engineers, administration and aviation sales personnel to add to its talented 150-strong air and ground teams. Our current vacancies are listed below.  Should you be interested in applying for a role, please forward your CV to the details provided and we will be in touch.

Licensed Helicopter Engineers B1.3 and/or B2 (Employed).

Do you enjoy change and are looking to work on a number of different aircraft types, with great people and a range of fabulous benefits that can let you live life flexibly?

British International Helicopters currently operate AW189, S61 and AS365 N2 type helicopters from a number of different sites around the globe, predominantly supporting the Ministry of Defence with training, passenger transfers, tasking and SAR.

As we move our business forward, we are looking for a number of flexible people to join us in our new phase of exciting expansion, with the AW139 to be added this year.

You will need to be qualified in one or more of our existing aircraft types, although we are willing to support the right candidates with additional type ratings that fit with our operation, especially the AW139.  Having a ‘C’ licence in one or more types would be an advantage and would also be reflected in your pay.

Working on both line and base maintenance, you will need to be able to demonstrate competence in fault finding, scheduled maintenance and installation of modifications, including the use of hand tools and specialised test equipment.

Ideal candidates will have the ability to work with minimal supervision. You must also be an effective team player, capable of working as part of a small dedicated team of engineers and be able to interact well with your colleagues and the wider business. Organising your workload within the limits set and taking responsibility for your own work is also essential. You will also need to be dextrous, physically agile and in general good health to obtain work permits in remote parts or the world.

We can offer a number of different employment contracts including:

  • Annual Hours Flexible contract (permanent employment of between 900 and 1800 hrs per year) – We agree at interview the number of hours you can commit to us, and the company will plan that in with our work schedule


  • Fixed Term employment contracts of 6 or 12 months

The benefits you can expect to enjoy from us are:

  • Pay dependent on qualifications and number of applicable type ratings
  • 33 days paid annual leave per year (pro rata depending on hours)
  • Defined contribution pension scheme with life assurance
  • Sick pay
  • Fully funded training opportunities on new aircraft types (some unbonded)
  • Accommodation or accommodation allowance*

If you are interested, please send your c.v and details to: Matthew Ballard (Recruitment Advisor) via email at, and we will be in touch.

Note: All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK and/or Falkland Islands.
(* where applicable for people not living close to one of our sites and pro rata depending on hours of work) 

AW189 SAR Co-Pilot

British International Helicopters are seeking applications for the position of AW189 SAR Co-Pilot to work within a close-knit professional team providing Search & Rescue services primarily to British Forces South Atlantic Islands and also the wider Falkland Islands community.

Duties & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining familiarity with relevant United Kingdom air legislation and agreed aviation practices and procedures.
  • Maintaining familiarity and adherence to such provisions of the Company Operations Manual as are necessary to fulfil his/her function.
  • Observation, maintenance and compliance of Company SOP’s
  • Monitoring pilot handling, aircraft limitations, aircraft performance, fuel checks, navigation, terrain clearance and overall safe conduct of the flight.
  • Aircraft handling as required by the Captain.
  • Volunteering advice, information and assistance to the Captain as required.
  • Maintaining a high personal standard of discipline, conduct and appearance as a representative of the Company.
  • Supporting the Captain by active example, in the development and maintenance of high standards of professional expertise, discipline and morale.


  • Valid CAA/EASA ATPL(H)/CPL(H).
  • Valid MP AW189 type rating.
  • SAR experience.
  • NVIS experience.

Benefits include:

  • Job Security 10yr MoD contract
  • Competitive salary, to be discussed at interview.
  • Equal time roster.
  • Company Pension Scheme.
  • Loss of Licence Insurance.
  • Private Medical Cover.
  • Free travel to and from the Falkland Islands.
  • Food and Accommodation included.

These positions are based in the Falkland Islands, the successful candidates will need to comply with Falkland Islands Immigration policy and satisfy the additional medical requirements to obtain a relevant work permit if not a Falkland Islands resident.

If you are interested, please send your c.v and details to: Matthew Ballard (Recruitment Advisor) via email at, and we will be in touch.

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