commercial pilot


Commercial pilots navigate flight of fixed-wing and multi-engine aircrafts for the transport of passengers and cargo.

Scope notes

Includes regional, national, and international airline transport pilots. Includes flight instructors of airline pilots.

Alternative label

  • airline pilot

  • captain

  • pilot of commercial aircraft

  • pilot of commercial aeroplanes

Regulatory aspect

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