I can't find anything online about flying for the United Nations, either helicopter or fixed-wing, and any of their aviation programs, and I'm really interested in this. Can someone point me toward some more information about flying for the UN?


The UN charters aircraft full-time from ICAO-compliant commercial operators (the aircraft are also painted in the UN livery). So you need to be working at one of those airlines/operators the UN chooses, and then it will depend on that employer's internal policy.

To fulfill its mission, UNHAS uses a fleet of more than 90 aircraft, including helicopters, chartered from commercial air operators (...) (UNHAS)

For example, ET-ALJ (shown below) has been with Ethiopian Airlines since 2003, and it is now chartered to the UN since Aug 2020. Another example is VP-BOW, a currently Nordwind Airlines 737-800 that was chartered to the UN 2017–2018, and is now back in regular Nordwind service.

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See also: Wikipedia: United Nations Humanitarian Air Service


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