Global Aviation Staffing Experts

Specialists in aviation staffing and consulting.

For 35 years over 100 airlines and aviation companies have trusted us to resource their operations with the right staff and engagement models. Whether building long term talent pipelines, developing bespoke staffing models, or managing one-off projects, the team at Rishworth Aviation are ready to deploy our global staffing expertise. Rishworth Aviation is part of the Empresaria Group plc, with a database of over 1 million candidates globally. 

Our global recruitment network enables us to quickly find the right candidates across the aviation industry, anywhere in the world. We work across various roles, including:

Flight Operations -

Flight Crew, Cabin Crew, Engineering, Simulator Support, Training, Health & Safety, Audit, Compliance, Management, & more.

Corporate Resourcing -

Executive, IT, Human Resources, Finance, Marketing, Legal, Customer Service, Sales, Administration & more.​


Our Services​​

​Recruitment Services

We have an enviable global recruitment network that can quickly access highly skilled and specialised candidates. Learn more >>

Personnel & Crew Leasing

A proven staffing engagement model to increase flexibility and reduce time & costs. Engage Personnel & Crew when needed, as needed. Learn more >>

Consulting Services & Solutions

We provide specialist services to help our clients thrive in an ever-changing market. Learn more >>

Training Services

We help clients develop recurrency, transition, upgrade, and other training programs. Learn more >>

Benefits of Working with Us

  • Using the right engagement models to suit your needs
    Now, more than ever, optimal staffing solutions are required in the airline industry. We partner with clients to develop leasing arrangements, temporary contracts, independent contractor models, direct employment arrangements, or alternative bespoke solutions.

  • Candidate reach and speed to fill roles
    Our global networks combined with our robust digital marketing and comprehensive candidate database means we can quickly tap into talent pools, qualify candidates, and present quality short lists to our clients. We have a global recruitment operation that functions 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We understand the industry and can support your staffing from the flight deck all the way to your corporate office. 

  • Global HR & legal experts 
    From small to large projects. We have engaged staff and crews from over 200 countries, implemented new country bases and dealt with complex international legal, tax and payroll requirements. We are highly experienced in all manner of issues relating to global recruitment and workforce management. 

  • Reduce pressure on internal staff
    Recruiting for certain job vacancies can produce large workloads.  Rishworth Aviation can relieve pressure by performing all or some aspects of the recruitment process including sourcing, screening, document verification, reference checks, assessments, onboarding, and more, ensuring that internal teams can focus on best quality candidates that meet requirements.


Contact Us

​Enquiries for Europe, Africa, and Middle East

Torkel has 40 years of airline experience working as a Line and Management Pilot with SAS, EVA Air, and Novair, and has been involved with Rishworth Aviation for over 20 years. His expertise includes developing bespoke staffing models for the likes of Norwegian Air and Finnair. Torkel’s deep relationships across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East means the Rishworth team is able to quickly understand and deliver to airline requirements.

​Karl has significant recruitment experience in aviation, technology, and executive search. He holds a Master of Science in Engineering as well as a CPL with a frozen ATPL. Karl leads Rishworth's executive recruitment arm.

Lisa Evans

Lisa Evans (maternity leave)
Business Development Manager

Lisa has over 10 years of experience in legal private practice and experience of living and working internationally. At Rishworth Aviation she manages and supports contracts with leading airlines in Europe and Africa, and works closely with airlines to deliver tailored staffing solutions. 

Enquiries for North East Asia

Liz’s experience in the aviation industry spans over 20 years. Over this time, Liz has worked with most of Rishworth’s airline clients across the Asia Pacific region. Having lived and worked in China, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan, Liz has a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges for Airlines and Pilots in this region. Liz’s expertise is exemplified through long term relationships with some of the largest airlines in North East Asia.

Enquiries for South East Asia, Pacific and Americas​

Jason supports airlines with their growth requirements in the South East Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas markets. Over his 10 years with Rishworth Aviation, Jason has spent significant time in Vietnam, India, Indonesia, and other rapidly developing aviation markets to form partnerships with some of the most successful growing airlines in the region.​

Gretchen has been with Rishworth Aviation for almost 20 years, and during this time has delivered tailored crew leasing and other bespoke staffing solutions to airlines in India and the wider Asia Pacific region. Gretchen draws on her considerable knowledge of aviation staffing models along with her background in Law and Psychology to consult with airlines about their needs, and then develop and deliver solutions with the Rishworth team. 

​Client Testimonial 

"Rishworth are professional and responsive. They know the market and put together a package that helped us secure the staff we needed. I heartily recommend the expert team at Rishworth to any airline looking for personnel or staffing solutions."

- Salim Torabally, Former EVP Flight Operations, Air Mauritius