An equipment bid closes tomorrow and there is some hiring involved. We need 15 B777 captains, 6 A330 captains, 2 767 skippers and 5 A320 captains based in Toronto plus 10 B777 F/Os. Translation...I'll be moving up the ranks slowly, but surely.
(Actually there are other positions needed to be filled and also at different bases, but I'm just talking about how it relates to selfish Captain D) :)))
This is mainly due to retirements i.e no expansion...yet!
I teach another 20 new hires on the 29th. There's also a class in September and October.
Here's one forecast on retirements in the next several years. It basically means 10 to 12 pilots will be flying their last flight every month. Note the peak in 2015. This is one list of many so I am unsure of it's accuracy. I am seniority #1171 and I hit the road in 2021. Translation....get your pilot license! Again, this is just retirements. Wait until the B787 shows up on the ramp. :))
Out of the blue I received this email two days ago recruiting pilots in China. Rumour has it, this gentleman was walking the airport asking pilots to come fly in China. I asked if I could post his email and he was more than willing. Too bad my company is not offering leaves- presently. I'd like to take up the challenge for a couple of years. So, for you new aspiring pilots, just don't think legacy carriers, look at the world as your oyster. I mentored one pilot with Jazz and AC is not responding. What's he doing about it? He has an interview with United Arab Emirates, another company looking for pilots....BIG TIME.
Dear Captain Doug Morris
I got your contact from your book. - From the Flight Deck, I am impressed that you are an Air Canada Airbus 320 captain and a certified meteorologist. You write a monthly aviation column for enRoute, Air Canada's in-flight magazine, as well as for newspapers and other aviation and weather publications.
Pioneer Aviation Services is a professional pilot recruiter for the Airlines in China. I am from Toronto office of Pioneer Aviation Services.
We are recruiting A320 Captains for Juneyao Airlines. Hopefully, we can get 30-50 Captains by the end of this year. Juneyao Airlines is planning to hire 100 Captains from overseas. Now Juneyao Airlines has 24 A320 aircraft, however, there are only 210 pilots in total 210 including Captains and FOs. They do have new aircrafts orders from the portion of the 150 aircraft transaction agreed between Airbus and China Aviation Supplies Import and Export Corporation ("CASC") in 2006.
I attached the package of Captains job from Juneyao Airlines. Please visit our website for more information about us. www.pioneeraviationservices.com
Could you please advise whether you are interested in this opportunity or please forward it to your friends who might be interested in it? I am looking forward to receiving your response.
Bin Du | Pioneer Aviation Services
China Juneyao Airlines Pilot Recruitment Notice
Presented by Pioneer Aviation Services (Toronto) 2011-Aug-12
1.Be a national whose home country shall maintain diplomatic relation with the People’s Republic of China;
2. Be a valid license holder as pilot in air transportation. Has a valid class I medical certificate;
3. Be a national of a contracting party to ICAO
4 Age between 30 and 60 years old
5. 3,000 hours and above in flying hours and 600 hours and above in PIC hours as captain of large aircraft
6. English proficiency level ICAO IV and above
7 Qualified for CAT I landing standard
8 No flight accident record
9 No criminal record
10 Has a“no flight accident”certificate issued by the former employer
11 Experience-losing period of type rating is no more than 12 calendar months
12 Can accept other large aircraft captains besides A320 series.
Base: Shanghai China
1 before hired as a captain (1)For foreign pilot who has yet to hold a Chinese flight license: 6,000USD/month after passing background check by CAAC 8,000USD/month after commencing flight assignment (75 hours per month)
Salary (after tax):
(2)For foreign pilot who holds Chinese flight license when accepted by Juneyao: 8,000USD/month after transfer of flight license 10,000USD/month after commencing flight assignment.( 75 hours per month) 2. After officially hired as captain: 17000USD/month, ( 75 hours per month) If fly less than 75 hours, salary calculated according to actual flight hours times 226USD/hour.
If fly more than 75 hours, the exceeding hours will be rewarded as 226USD/hour. If flight hours exceed 900 hours per contract year, the exceeding hours will be rewarded as 340USD/hour.
3 year for A320 series captains 4 years for other large aircraft captains.
2 round international tickets and 2 round domestic tickets per contract year..
7 days in the hotel when first settling in Shanghai
40 days. Can be divided into several times