Thursday, August 4, 2016

Cathay Pacific Direct Entry First Officer

Direct Entry First Officer – A330 & B747 Hong Kong based

Experienced and technically proficient pilots are required to meet the following minimum requirements:
  • ICAO Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) – obtained without exemption or conversion
  • Valid Multi-Engine Instrument Rating
  • Valid Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • ICAO English Level 4 or above
  • Experience commensurate with age

Minimum flight time experience:
1000 hours flying experience in one, or a combination of the following:

  • Multi-engine jet transport as Commander or First Officer
  • Military high performance jet
  • Turbo propeller aircraft of weight 20,000KG or more (command)
  • Corporate jet (command)
  • Military instruction (fixed wing)

Preference will be given to applicants with the following flight time experience:
A minimum of 500 hours in Airline or Military Jet Transport aircraft with a certified Maximum All Up Weight (MAUW) equal to or greater than 45,000KG.

The total hour requirement may be reduced for Airbus or Boeing type rated individuals, with time on type.

Direct Entry First Officer training will be conducted in the Cathay Pacific Flight Training Centre in Hong Kong.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

British Airways Direct Entry Pilot - A320

Job DescriptionClosing Date: 21 February 2016
The Direct Entry Pilot Scheme is for experienced high calibre pilots who want to develop their careers with one of the most progressive international airlines in the business.

The Individual

Requirements for all pilots:
  • A current JAR-FCL or EASA Flight Crew Licence with Class 1 medical to apply (when you join British Airways you must hold a UK issued EASA Flight Crew Licence)
  • ICAO Level 6 proficiency in English language
  • A valid passport (with minimum of 12 months before expiry date) allowing unrestricted worldwide travel
  • The unrestricted right to live and work in the UK
  • To be considered for our current vacancies you will need:
  • To hold a current A320 type rating with 500 hours on type
  • Successful candidates will be entered into our hold pool, from which an offer onto either the Gatwick or Heathrow based A320 series fleets may be made

As a Person, you will
  • You will need a first class flying record and a good level of physical fitness, and will be able to satisfy British Airways' medical requirements
  • Your height will be between1.57m (5'2") and 1.91m (6'3") with weight in proportion to height (height is accurately determined during the assessment process). Qualified pilots who are taller than 1.91m may submit an application but will be required to undergo a functionality check to confirm their ability to meet the requirements of the seating positions in the British Airways fleet of aircraft
  • You will be passionate about a career as a pilot with British Airways. While there are opportunities to move fleets with British Airways, initial fleet postings normally last a minimum of five years
  • You will already be comfortable with taking control of your own learning and professional development, and both willing and able to self-study, read widely, and continue to develop as a safety conscious professional pilot for the duration of your flying career
  • You will be comfortable flying a busy schedule, with BA flights operating 365 days a year You will be comfortable working with colleagues and customers from all cultures and nationalities, and able to identify, and work, with cultural differences
  • Finally, you will have a genuine enthusiasm for our customers, and finding ways to exceed their expectations when they fly with us. You will be able to put our customers' needs at the heart of your decision making, and will be comfortable dealing with our customers face to face both when things are going to plan, but also when they're not

Application ProcessAll applicants are required to submit their CV and answer the following question. Please prepare your answer in advance: 

1. In 600 words or less, please answer the following:
  • Describe your reasons behind applying to become a pilot with British Airways?
  • What can you bring to our organisation and customers to assist British Airways in meeting the operational and business challenges of the commercial aviation market?
2. What do you believe constitutes effective leadership on the flight deck? In the past, how have you demonstrated these skills and qualities? (Max 300 Words)

3. Describe a situation in which you exceeded your customers' expectations. (Max 300 Words)

Please note the following information if you have made a previous application to us. We cannot accept a new application within:

6 Months if you were unsuccessful at initial application screening
12 months if you were unsuccessful at any stage of testing/interview/simulator assessment. You are welcome to reapply 12 months from the date you attended initial aptitude testing

Friday, January 29, 2016

United Airlines to launch nonstop flight between Singapore and San Francisco

United Airlines will introduce daily nonstop flights between Singapore’s Changi Airport and its San Francisco International Airport hub, it announced on Friday (Jan 29).

This will be the first nonstop service between Singapore and San Francisco and the only one to the US from Singapore. The Boeing 787-9 aircraft will be used for this nonstop service, it added.

Flying times will be approximately 15 hours, 30 minutes eastbound and 16 hours, 20 minutes westbound, saving customers up to four hours' journey time each way from previously available flights, the airline said.

Eastbound flights, which will start on Jun 3 subject to government approval, will depart Changi Airport at 8.45am daily, arriving at San Francisco International Airport at 9.15am the same day.

The westbound return flight will depart San Francisco at 11.25pm daily, arriving in Singapore at 6.45am two days later.

Vice President of Atlantic and Pacific Sales Marcel Fuchs said the new service will offer "unique benefits to customers travelling from Singapore not only to San Francisco but also to dozens of other cities across the Americas via our San Francisco hub".

The airline has timed the new flights to connect with destinations throughout the US, Canada and Latin America at San Francisco, providing a one-stop service between Singapore and more than 40 US cities. These 40 cities include more than 25 that do not currently have one-stop services from Singapore, it said.

With the launch of the nonstop Singapore-San Francisco service, United will terminate services between Singapore and Tokyo's Narita Airport from Jun 2. However, it will maintain its daily service between Singapore and Hong Kong.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Qatar Airways Pilot Recruitment Road Show

Qatar Airways recruitment events are coming to Johannesburg and Singapore, and we are searching for talented individuals to join our award-winning team. We take pride in our people a dynamic and culturally diverse workforce is essential to ensuring we are one of the world’s premium and fastest-growing airlines.

Given our current growth, we are looking for Captains, and First Officers across our young Boeing and Airbus fleet.

If you are an experienced pilot, and interested in hearing more about Qatar Airways, or keen to join our 5-star team, please come along to our information session and meet with our pilot recruitment team.

Johannesburg, South Africa 
The Holiday Inn Sandton HOTEL
123 Rivonia Rd, Sandton, 2148, South Africa 

Flight Deck Presentation
2nd -3rd February 2016 

At 10:00 and 13:00 

Singapore, Singapore 
Ramada Singapore At Zhongshan Park
16 At Hood Road, Singapore 329982

Flight Deck Presentation
7th - 8th March 2016

At 10:00 and 13:00

Friday, January 22, 2016

Tiger Airways continues recovery with higher Q3 net profit

Budget carrier Tiger Airways on Friday (Jan 22) posted a net profit of S$6.8 million for the three months to Dec 31, 2015, in a sign that business is turning around.

The net profit for the fiscal third quarter was a marked improvement over the S$2.2 million earned a year ago. It also marked a reversal of the S$12.8 million net loss reported for the second quarter ended Sep 30.

Tigerair's revenue for the quarter rose 1.5 per cent to S$187.4 million, while its fuel costs fell by a third to S$43.5 million.

Commenting on its prospects, Tigerair said economic conditions remain uncertain. Surplus capacity in the industry will continue to exert downward pressure on yields in the near term, it added.

The budget carrier also said, however, that low fuel prices offered some respite. Tigerair is current the subject of a takeover bid by majority shareholder Singapore Airlines, which wants to take the budget carrier private.

Boeing cuts 747-8 production as air freight slows

Boeing said on Thursday (Jan 21) it would cut back production of its freight workhorse 747-8 aircraft by half as the air cargo industry slows.

Boeing said it could move from completing one 747-8 per month to one every two months from September.

The company said data in November showed air freight had contracted by 1.2 per cent over a year, even as air passenger volumes grew 5.9 per cent.

"We are closely monitoring the air cargo market as we work to win additional orders to support ongoing future production," said Boeing chief financial officer Greg Smith.

Boeing will take a US$569 million charge against after-tax earnings for the fourth quarter of 2015 for the production cut. Earnings will be reported on Jan 27.