NAC Flight Crew Planner

Location: Anchorage

Company: Northern Air Cargo

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Alaska

Job Category: Flight Operations

Publish Date: November 14, 2018

Company Description: Northern Air Cargo (NAC), headquartered in Anchorage, is Alaska largest all-cargo airline and the longest continuously operating cargo airline in North America. NAC has provided airfreight services to Alaska’s rural communities for more than 60 years and is rapidly expanding to include air cargo flight operations throughout the western hemisphere and Hawaii. NAC maintains a fleet of Boeing 737 and 767 freighters and operates pilot bases in Anchorage, Honolulu, Miami and Laredo. NAC’s fleet of B737s provide schedule service between Anchorage and 13 Alaska communities and charter service throughout North America (both on-demand and ACMI). While the B767 fleet operates out of Miami in support of sister company StratAir and out of Honolulu in support of sister company Aloha Air Cargo.


  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Northern Air Cargo

The Flight Crew Planner is directly responsible to the Manager of Crew Scheduling for performing all aspects of Crew Planning in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations, Company policies, and collective bargaining agreement (CBA):


• Builds the monthly pilot bid lines and schedules for all bases and fleets types in compliance with applicable union agreements, Company policy, and FAA regulations

• Coordinates the bidding process and the awarding of bid lines with the approval of the Chief Pilot or his designee.

• Schedule crewmembers to achieve optimum results for the Company and meet flight time and duty restrictions.

• Assigns crewmembers to the flight schedules.

• Coordinates and schedules all required crewmember training, working with the Manager of Pilot Training

• Schedules pilot PTO as requested by crewmembers and approved by the Chief Pilot.

• Prepares and maintains daily and monthly rosters and documents associated with the crewmember scheduling and bidding process.

• Coordinate various aspects of crew movement (ie: travel and training) with the Flight Operations Administrative Manager.

• Other Duties may be assigned

To apply for this job please visit www.nac.aero.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


• High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Five year experience in the Alaska aviation industry is desired. Knowledge of the FAR’s is preferred.


• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from crewmembers and managers.


• Exceptional math skills are required.


• Working knowledge of PCs and standard business software including spreadsheets, data bases, and word processing.

• Confidentiality is required.

• Attention to detail is required.


The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accomodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is required to use their hands and fingers for computer input.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.