• Suparna Airlines
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    Established on 15 January 2003 as the second cargo airline in the country after China Cargo Airlines Suparna Airlines(originated from Yangtze River Airlines) was majorly owned by the Hainan Air Group with Hainan Airlines Co and Shanghai Airport Group holding the remaining shares. The airline took over the entire cargo operations of Hainan Airlines China Xinhua Airlines Chang An Airlines and Shanxi Airlines all members of the Hainan Air Group.


    • Contract term: Type rated:3 years/5 years Non-type rated:5 years

    • Working pattern:Residence 9 days off per month 45 days on 15 days off

    • Fleet:25 B7373 B747

    • Highlights:Yearly income increases year by yearthe highest up to 306000 USD/year

                              High performance pay with 2000 USD/month

                              Captains offered with high type rating allowance up to 2000 USD/momth

                              B787 upgrade priority provided to all  employed B747 captains

    Type Ratinng B737 B747/B787
    Roster Residence 9 days off per month 45 days on 15 days off Residence 9 days off per month 45 days on 15 days off
    Yearly Income 288000 USD/1st year; 294000 USD/2nd year; 300000 USD/3rd year 240000 USD/1st year; 246000 USD/2nd year; 252000 USD/3rd year 226800 USD/1st year; 232800 USD/2nd year; 238800 USD/3rd year 294000 USD/1st year; 300000 USD/2nd year; 306000 USD/3rd year 246000 USD/1st year; 252000 USD/2nd year; 258000 USD/3rd year 232800 USD/1st year; 238800 USD/2nd year; 244800 USD/3rd year
    Monthly Income 23500 USD 19500 USD 18400 USD 24000 USD 20000 USD 18900 USD
    Monthly Basic Salary 17000 USD 13000 USD 12000 USD 17000 USD 13000 USD 12000 USD
    Performance Pay 2000 USD/M 2000 USD/M
    Type Ratinng Allowance 1500 USD/M 2000USD/M
    base Allowance 800 USD/M 800 USD/M 700 USD/M 800 USD/M 800 USD/M 700 USD/M
    Housing Allowance 1800 USD/M 1800 USD/M
    Transport Allowance 400 USD/M
    Tickets Benefits 1st year: 2 Int&6Dom ; 2nd year:4 Int&8 Dom; 3rd year: 6 Int&10 Dom within HNA Group network; +60 ID tickets for pilots and immdediate families
    Block Hours 900H/Y 60/M 60/M 900H/Y 60/M 60/M
    Overtime Pay 200USD/H
    Annual Leave 15 days
    Sick leave 7 days
    Instructor Allowance B category:800 USD/M; C category:1500 USD/M
    Loyalty Bonus 6000 USD/1st year; 12000 USD/2nd year; 18000 USD/3rd year;18000 USD/Y from 4th year
    Contract Renewal Bonus 20000 USD+4 domestic tickets
    Training Pay Ground: 65% of basic salary+full allowance; Line training:70% of basic salary+full allowance 

    1. 5000+ hours total time on fixed wing aircrafts  500+ hours PIC on type

    2. Valid type ratings

    3. No older than 55 years old 

    4. ICAO level 4

    5. Medical class 1

    6. No history of incidents or accidents

    7. Current experience on type within 3 months

    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

    In the beginning or mid of each month most airlines will release their next month screening schedule, we’ll update here timely. Please choose your preferred date for assessment or inform us your available month in advance.


    Aug 14th-18th

    Sep 11th-14th

    Oct 16th-19th

    Nov 13th-16th

    Dec 18th-21st


    Screening Items

    Basically the whole screening consists of 2 Phases:

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

    • Phase 2 (Second Trip to China) – Company sim check and 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.