• Xiamen Airlines
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    • Screening info


    Xiamen Airlines is based in Xiamen which was ranked as "most suitable city for living"and "most romantic leisure city "in China.It is the only Chinese airline who operates all Boeing aircraft. From the three main operational bases in Xiamen Fuzhou and Hangzhou. Xiamen Airlines now operates a flight network of more than 200 routes to and from over 50 major cities including Hong Kong Macau Taiwan and cities of Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia.


    • Contract term:3 years

    • Working pattern:Residence with 42 days annual leave 8 days off 11 days off 13 days off per month one month on one month off with back to back option provided

    • Fleet:132 B737 4 B757 6 B787

    • Highlights:Annual Salary up to 332220 USD

                      The highest compensation in China aviation

                       Education allowance and Health insurance offered

                       The only Airlines with IOSA Safety Reward in China

                       Muitiple working pattern choices

    Xiamen Airlines Option1 Option2 Option3 Option4 Option5
    A B A B A B A B
    Scheduling Model non-commuting 22days on 8days off 44days on 16days off 19days on 11days off 38days on 22days off 17days on 13days off 34days on 26days off 30days on 30days off 2months on 2months off
    Type Rating B737NG
    Yearly Income 328068 USD 316068 USD 316068 USD 268068 USD 268068 USD 256068 USD 256068 USD 196072USD 166072 USD
    Monthly Income 23339 USD 22339 USD 22339 USD 18839 USD 18839 USD 17839 USD 17839 USD 13506 USD 11006 USD
    Monthly Basic Salary 21889 USD 20889 USD 20889 USD 17389 USD 17389 USD 16389 USD 16389 USD 12056 USD 9556 USD
    Annual Leave 42 days (including sick leacve) /
    Bonus Safety 24000 USD/Y 24000 USD/Y 24000 USD/Y 18000 USD/Y 18000 USD/Y 18000 USD/Y 18000 USD/Y 10000 USD/Y 10000 USD/Y
      Contract Renewal Bonus 10000 USD after signing the second contract and 10000 USD after each renewed contract year 
    Allowance Housing 10000RMB net per month(about 1450 USD)
      Ticket 6000 USD/Y
      Layover Several hundreds RMB per night depending on company policy
      Education 8000 USD/child per year no more than two children
    Overtime Pay $300/h>900h.yr $280/h>900h.yr $280/h>900h.yr $250/h>780h.yr $250/h>780h.yr $250/h>780h.yr $250/h>780h.yr $250/h>600h.yr $250/h>560h.yr
    Ticket Benefits  5 free tickets & 5 ID 75 tickets per year (regional and international flights by XMN) for employee and immediate family
    Insurance(health/business/ license loss) 2000USD/year for employee and immediate family
    Fleet 17 B737-700103 B737-8006 B757-2006 B787-8
    base Xiamen
    Training Pay Ground 70% of Monthly Basic Salary during Ground School
    Line 80% of Monthly Basic Salary during Line Training
    Training length /
    Note regarding Contract Model For Option 2 Model A each February is an exception (22 days on+6 days off);  For Model B day off for each single month cannot be more than 14 days;
    For Option 3 Model A each February is an exception (19 days on+9 days off);Model B day off for each single month cannot be more than 16 days;
    For Option 4 Model A  each February is an exception (17 days on+11 days off);  For Model B day off for each single month cannot be more than 18 days 
    For Option 5 Model A day off shall commence from 16th of the month and last for 30 days; For Model B day off cannot be applied for July and August
    For Option 4 and Option 5 simulator training shall be done druing day off. 

    1. 5000+ hours total time 500 hours PIC on B737NG/EFIS 2000+ hours total PIC and FO time on multi-crew multi-engine jets

    2. Current flight within recent 12 calendar months

    3. No older than 55 years old 

    4. ICAO level 4

    5. Medical Class 1

    6. No history of incidents or accidents

    7. Recommendation letter

    Please send us the documents as below for application. We will assist you to join the screening.

    1. Application Form

    2. Passport

    3. ATPL with ICAO English level

    4. Class 1 Medical Certificate

    5. Last 3 pages of logbook(left and right sides)

    6. Latest Proficiency Check Record or Recurrent training record

    7. Consent letter with Union Jet

    8. Certificate of Academic Degree(colorful scan copy)

    Screening Schedule


    Jan 13th-20th, ATPL test time(in Xiamen ): Jan 17th

    Feb 24th-Mar 3rd, ATPL test time(in Xiamen ): Feb 28th

    Mar 24th-31st, ATPL test time(in Xiamen ): Mar 28th

    Apr 15th-21st,ATPL test time(in Xiamen ):19th Apr

    May 20th-26th,ATPL test time(in Xiamen ):24th May

    June 17th-23rd,ATPL test time(in Xiamen ):21st June

    July 15th-21st,ATPL test time(in Xiamen ):19th July

    Aug 12th-18th,ATPL test time(in Xiamen ):16th Aug

    Sep 16th-22th,ATPL test time(in Xiamen ):20th Sep

    Oct 14th-20th,ATPL test time(in Xiamen ):18th Oct

    Nov 18th-24th,ATPL test time(in Xiamen ):22nd Nov

    Dec 16th-22nd,ATPL test time(in Xiamen ):20 Dec

    Screening Items

    Basically the whole screening consists of 2 Phases:

    • Phase 1 (First Trip to China) – Medical check, Company interview, ATP written test, Company SIM Check

    • Phase 2 (Second Trip to China) – CAAC Licensing Checkride

    Screening Preparation

    Before coming to China, we suggest you to look through the information below on our website:

    How to prepare and pass the screening in Chinese airlines?

    1. Visa, Tickets, Hotel

      Our Recruitment Team will assist your visa application, tickets and hotel reservation when you pass qualification check. Tickets and Hotel expenses are covered by airlines. Normally you need to buy the ticket first and get refund from airlines after screening.

    2. Simulator Assessment

      We’ll send you the SIM checklist and relevant profiles when you pass qualification check.

    3. Medical check

      The medical problems that most fail pilots in China are as below. Before you come to China, please keep a light diet and better to have some simple check for your organ. Medical tips will be sent to you together with SIM profiles.

      • Kidney stone

      • High blood pressure

      • Arrhythmia of the heart

      • Fatty liver GPT ALT high

      • Glaucoma

      • Color blindness - cannot see the figures on the book under a fluorescent lamp

      • Obesity

    4. ATP Written Test

      This test is not difficult as long as you work hard on it. The passing line is 70 of 100, requires constant practice and considerable memorization. Test-oriented and practical ATP self-study materials can be offered upon your approval during qualification check.

    An agent from Union Jet will guide you step by step during your screening duration in China.