In addition to the prestigious career prospects within the aviation industry, aspiring future Emirates A380 pilots can look forward to an array of enticing advantages.

Emirates Airlines is extending an exclusive invitation to experienced pilots to apply for positions as captains and first officers. This virtual recruitment event is scheduled for October 4, 2023, and will be conducted by the Emirates recruitment team.

A380 Direct Entry Captains’ Program
Emirates is welcoming applicants to its A380 direct entry captains’ program, seeking individuals with a minimum of 7,000 hours of total flying time in multi-crew, multi-engine aircraft. Notably, this total flying time requirement encompasses hours spent actively piloting turboprop and turbojet aircraft and does not include simulator experience.

In addition to the total flying time criterion, prospective candidates must have recently accumulated a minimum of 3,000 hours in command of Airbus fly-by-wire (FBW) wide-body aircraft. This category encompasses aircraft like the A330, A340, A350, and A380.
Successful candidates accepted into this program will be offered open-ended contracts, which include a comprehensive monthly roster with a minimum of eight days’ leave. Flight assignments encompass both single and multi-sector routes, ranging from one to nine days in duration. Layover periods typically extend from 24 to 48 hours. Remuneration for new pilots stands at a competitive $12,000 per month, tax-free.

Additional perks comprise concessional travel tickets, complimentary accommodation arranged by Emirates, and a generous annual leave entitlement of 42 days. For pilot parents, Emirates extends support with an annual stipend of $12,000 per child for schooling expenses. Furthermore, Emirates ensures chauffeured transportation for pilots to and from the airport, streamlining their travel logistics. Additional privileges encompass business class to first class upgrades, complimentary company uniform dry cleaning, and an annual profit-sharing program.

Accelerated Command
Emirates is also actively recruiting first officers for A380 positions under an “enhanced salary package with an accelerated command upgrade pathway.”

Prospective recruits should have logged a minimum of 700 stick hours while occupying the right-hand seat and completed two Pilot Proficiency Checks (PPC’s). Individuals who meet the required standards and exhibit the requisite level of performance become eligible for accelerated command through a rigorous assessment process and a specialized upgrade course.

To qualify for this opportunity, candidates must have amassed a minimum of 6,000 hours of flight time on multi-crew, multi-engine aircraft. Furthermore, they must currently hold a type rating as a commander on an Airbus FBW aircraft, with a minimum of 1,500 hours on the specific aircraft type.

Accepted candidates into this program will receive a competitive monthly salary of $9,923, tax-free, and a generous 42-day annual leave entitlement.

Emirates remains committed to providing an array of benefits and opportunities to attract and retain top aviation talent, making it a compelling destination for seasoned pilots seeking to advance their careers.

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