Icelandair History


As an airline, Icelandair traces its roots to the year 1937 when a fledgling airline, Flugfélag Akureyrar, was founded at Akureyri on the north coast of Iceland. 
 
In 1940 the company moved its headquarters to the capital, Reykjavík, and changed its name to Flugfélag Íslands, which then later assumed the international trade name Icelandair.
Another important milestone was passed in 1944, when three young Icelandic pilots, returning from flight training in Canada, founded Loftleidir, later also known as Icelandic Airlines. 

Initially, both companies concentrated on Icelandic domestic air services. However, in 1945 Flugfélag Íslands made its first international flights to Scotland and Denmark. Loftleidir began international operations in 1947, and its pioneering low-fare services across the North-Atlantic commenced in 1953.
 
In 1973 Flugfélag Íslands and Loftleidir merged under a new holding company, Flugleidir. In October 1979 Flugleidir assumed all operating responsibilities of its two "parents", and decided to use Icelandair as its international trade name, only retaining the Flugleidir name in the Icelandic domestic market.
 
On the 50th anniversary of the company in 1987 a breakthrough agreement was signed with the Boeing company to renew the fleet of Icelandair that served international flight. A new generation of Boeing jets, Boeing 757-200 and 737-400 replaced the older fleet gradually from 1989 to 1993, and then a single type fleet of Boeing 757 was established in the years preceding 2003

In January 2003 Flugleidir became a holding company with 11 subsidiaries in the travel and tourism industry in Iceland, Icelandair being the largest subsidiary.

In 2005 the name Flugleidir was changed to FL Group and the holding company announced its emphasis on investment.

In May 2005, a Boeing 767 aircraft was incorporated into Icelandair's route network serving San Francisco, the airline's first destination on the US west coast.

In October 2005, fundamental changes to the FL Group took place where investments became the focus of FL Group and its acquisitions and corporations were divided into groups – the Icelandair Group being one of them.
In December 2006 Icelandair Group was listed as ICEAIR on the Iceland Stock Exchange after being sold from FL Group.

On June 3, 2007 Icelandair Group celebrated 70 years of operations.

During the second half of 2007 Icelandair Group expanded to the Czech Republic by purchasing the majority of the stock in Travel Service a.s.

Icelandair has been a member of IATA (International Air Transport Association) since 1950, a member of AEA (Association of European Airlines) since 1957, and a member of FSF (Flight Safety Foundation) since 1966.


Icelandair Group


Icelandair is a part of Icelandair Group, listed on the NASDAQ OMX Iceland as ICEAIR, a holding company with 12 subsidiaries focused on the airline and tourism sectors. The Group has two main business areas. Iceland is the focus of Scheduled Airline and Tourism, with the international airline Icelandair, Icelandair Ground Services (IGS) Icelandair Cargo, Iceland Travel, Air Iceland and Icelandair Hotels. Capacity Solutions offer broad worldwide aviation services with Loftleidir Icelandic, Travel Service, SmartLynx, Bluebird Cargo, and Icelease. The Group's financial services are handled by Fjarvakur.

Icelandair Fleet


Icelandair operates a fleet of Boeing 757 jets on its scheduled routes, with recently renovated interiors, seats and entertainment systems. Icelandair’s entire fleet is fitted with comprehensive safety equipment, in many cases exceeding the general requirements of international flight regulations. The planes also meet the strictest international environmental requirements, regarding both noise limits and the emission of harmful substances.
Icelandair and its forerunners, Flugleidir, Flugfélag Íslands and Loftleidir, have been involved in flight operations since 1937, and established international routes in 1945. The fleet included turbojets from 1957 and jets from 1967. Between 1989 and 1992 the company replaced all of its planes, introducing new Boeing 737-400 and 757-200 jets. Today, Icelandair uses Boeing 757-200 and Boeing 757-300 jets for scheduled flights, and the company also oversees flights for other companies within Icelandair Group. Most of the fleet is assigned to providing conventional scheduled flights between Iceland and other countries, although some planes are leased to a number of domestic and foreign charter projects.
We have accumulated a long and valuable experience in both domestic and international air transportation.  We have been a member of IATA (International Air Transport Association) since 1950, of AEA (Association of European Airlines) since 1957, and FSF (Flight Safety Foundation) since 1968. All of these international organisations are actively engaged in furthering air safety.

Icelandair as an airline is subject to the operations supervision of the Icelandic Civil Aviation Administration. The Republic of Iceland has been a member of ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization) since 1947, ECAC (European Civil Aviation Conference) since 1955 and JAA (Joint Aviation Authorities) since 1990. The appropriate rules and regulations on air safety matters, issued by these international Government organizations, are applied in Iceland, which, as a member State of the EEA (European Economic Area), applies in principle the same aviation regulations as the EU (European Union).

The Icelandair fleet is equipped with the latest and most advanced communications and navigation equipment, as well as a full range of required safety systems including ACAS (Airborne Collision Avoidance System) and enhanced TAWS (Terrain Avoidance Warning System).

As part of our on-going policy of providing the best customer services possible, we continue to invest in new aircraft, equipment and facilities as well as in continued training of operations and technical personnel to ensure the highest level of air safety.
All Icelandair pilots have received extensive basic and advanced flight training both in Iceland and abroad, and are rigorously tested every six months in flight simulator facilities in Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Our cabin attendants also receive comprehensive initial and recurrent training regarding their safety functions on-board, as well as their service tasks.

The central flight dispatch office, located in the Leifur Eiríksson International Terminal at Keflavík Airport, is responsible for flight planning and also maintains a constant flight watch over all of the company's flights.

Aircraft are maintained by Icelandair Technical Services at the maintenance facility at Keflavík Airport, Iceland, in full accordance with the procedures prescribed by the manufacturers and as authorized by the Icelandic CAA. The maintenance facility has been approved in accordance with the so-called JAR-145 rules for maintenance organizations.

Framkvæmdastjóri framleiðslusviðs

Icelandair leitar að framkvæmdastjóra til að stýra framleiðslusviði félagsins (Senior Vice President Operations).
Framkvæmdastjóri framleiðslusviðs er ábyrgur gagnvart framkvæmdastjóra Icelandair (CEO Icelandair) og situr í framkvæmdastjórn félagsins. Framleiðslusvið er fjölmennasta svið Icelandair með um 1.100 starfsmenn.  
 
Starfssvið framleiðslusviðs eru megin dráttum þríþætt: 
Flugrekstur Icelandair (flight operations) 
Viðhald flugvéla Icelandair (maintainance) 
Ábyrgð á starfsemi flugafgreiðslu vegna flugrekstrar Icelandair (ground operations)

 
Framkvæmdastjóri þarf að uppfylla öll skilyrði sem ábyrgðaraðili flugrekstrar (accountable manager).
Mikill vöxtur hefur verið í starfsemi Icelandair á undanförnum árum og verða 23 flugvélar í leiðakerfi Icelandair sumarið 2015. 
 
Starfssvið:
Framkvæmdastjóri ber ábyrgð á stjórnun, framþróun og daglegum rekstri framleiðslusviðs
Framkvæmdastjóri er ábyrgðaraðili flugrekstrar Icelandair gagnvart flugmálayfirvöldum
Stefnumótun Icelandair ásamt öðrum stjórnendum félagsins
 
Hæfniskröfur:
Háskólapróf í verkfræði / viðskiptafræði eða sambærileg menntun
Framhaldsmenntun er æskileg
Öflug rekstrar- og fjármálaþekking
Mikil reynsla af stjórnun er nauðsynleg
Reynsla af flugrekstri er mikilvæg
Frumkvæði, forystuhæfileikar og lipurð í mannlegum samskiptum
Þekking á reglugerðum sem snúa að tæknistjórn og rekstri flugvéla er kostur
Reynsla af stefnumótun og gæðastjórnun
Góð tungumálakunnátta
 
Við leitum að kraftmiklum einstaklingi í mjög krefjandi starf í góðu
starfsumhverfi. Einstaklingi með framúrskarandi samskiptahæfileika og vill vinna sem hluti af öflugri liðsheild í síbreytilegu alþjóðlegu umhverfi.
Lögð er áhersla á vönduð, sjálfstæð og skipulögð vinnubrögð. Umsækjandi þarf að
geta hafið störf sem fyrst.
 
Fyrirspurnum svarar:
Svali H. Björgvinsson I sími 5050 300 I svali@icelandair.is
 
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Almenn umsókn

Haldið er utan um allar umsóknir í umsóknarkerfi félagsins og er því nauðsynlegt að umsóknareyðublaðið sé fyllt út eins vel og kostur er.  Mælt er með því að viðkomandi setji einnig inn ferilskrá sem viðhengi.  Öllum umsóknum um auglýst störf er svarað þegar ráðningum er lokið.

Umsóknir  eru geymdar í 6 mánuði, en eftir þann tíma er þeim eytt. Kjósi umsækjandi að umsókn verði eytt innan þess tíma skal senda tölvupóst á starf@icelandair.is

Allar umsóknir eru meðhöndlaðar sem trúnaðarmál. 

 

Almenn umsókn

Almenn umsókn - Tækniþjónusta á Keflavíkurflugvelli

Tækniþjónusta Icelandair á Keflavíkurflugvelli annast viðhald flugvéla Icelandair og veitir alhliða tækniþjónustu í flugrekstri.
Tækniþjónustan býður upp á krefjandi verkefni hérlendis og erlendis. Hagsmunir viðskiptavina eru hafðir að leiðarljósi með framúrskarandi þjónustu. Hjá tækniþjónustunni starfa 300 starfsmenn.
Fyrirspurnum er svarað í síma 425 0100

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Starf sérfræðings/Reliability Engineer

Laust er til umsóknar starf sérfræðings/Reliability Engineer í tæknilegt eftirlit og áreiðanleikamat viðhaldsskoðana flugflota Icelandair.
 
Starfssvið:
Eftirlit og mat á tæknilegu uppgjöri viðhaldsskoðana flugflota Icelandair
Rýni og mat viðhaldsgagna er snúa að viðvarandi lofthæfi flugvéla
Umsjón með útgáfu áreiðanleika skýrslna flugflotans
Samskipti og samvinna með fulltrúum Samgöngustofu
Almenn upplýsingagjöf
Samskipti við framleiðendur flugvéla og íhluta
Leggja til breytingar á viðhaldskerfi  og greina útkomu breytinganna
Kostnaðarmat varðandi hugsanlegar breytingar á viðhaldskerfi
Verkefnastjórnun
Önnur tilfallandi verkefni
 
Hæfniskröfur:
Próf í verkfræði, tæknifræði eða sambærilegri menntun
Góð færni í öflun og greiningu gagna
Góð tölfræðikunnátta
Mjög góð enskukunnátta bæði í rituðu og töluðu máli er skilyrði
Þekking og reynsla af viðhaldi flugvéla er kostur
Mjög góð tölvukunnátta
Mjög góðir samskiptahæfileikar
Geta unnið sjálfstætt og sem hluti af liðsheild
Sýna frumkvæði
Öguð og góð vinnubrögð
Geta tileinkað sér góða yfirsýn
 
 
Um er ræða fjölbreytt og spennandi starf í góðu starfsumhverfi þar sem öryggi, áreiðanleiki og hágæða vinnubrögð eru höfð að leiðarljósi.
Viðkomandi þarf að hafa brennandi áhuga á að ná góðum árangri í starfi og hafa áhuga á að vinna sem hluti af liðsheild.
 
Æskilegt er að umsækjandi geti hafið störf sem fyrst.
 
Nánari upplýsingar veita:
Unnar M. Sumarliðason, netfang: unnar@its.is
Steinunn Una Sigurðardóttir, netfang: unasig@icelandair.is
 
Umsóknir óskast fylltar út með því að smella á hnappinn hér fyrir neðan, sækja um starf eigi síðar en 5. janúar 2015.

 
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