• SF Airlines
    • Overview
    • Benefits
    • Requirement
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    • Screening info


    SF Airlines is a Chinese cargo airline owned by SF Express (Group) Co. The company is headquartered in the No.1 Freight Depot of the International Shipping Center of Bao'an International Airport in Bao'an District Shenzhen. Established in 2009 SF has been expanding its network rapidly. 


    • Contract term:5 years

    • Working pattern:Residence4 weeks on 2 weeks off/10 days off per month

    • Fleet:26 B737 16 B757 4 B767

    • Highlights:Yearly salary up to 245020 USD

                              based in Shenzhen a coastal garden city close to Hong Kong easy to adapt for westerners

                              Back to back is available for application-20 days off in 2 months under 10 days off per month

                              B757/767 type rating available for B737 PIC

    SF Residence  4 weeks on 2 weeks off
    10 days off/month
    (back to back is avaible to apply)
    Type Rating B737/B757/767
    Yearly Income 245020 USD 223060 USD
    Monthly Income ≈18180 USD
    (calculated at exchange rate of 6.15)
    ≈16350 USD
    (calculated at exchange rate of 6.15)
    Annual Leave 25 days  
    Sick Leave 10 days per year with basic salary
    Type Rating B737EFIS/B757/767
    Monthly Basic Salary ≈13670USD
    Bonus Safety Bonus /
    Annual Bonus 7320 USD
    Contract Completion Bonus 29400 USD
    Loyalty Bonus /
    Allowance Per Diem 810 USD
    Housing 1630(reimbursement) 1300 USD(reimbursement)
    Transport 570 USD(reimbursement)
    Travel 11400 USD/Y (reimbursement)
    Education Education-1500 USD(paid in salary after tax) or 1630 USD for reimbursement /
    Overtime pay(>50h) 360 USD/h
    Ticket Benefits /
    Insurance For pilot: 8140 USD(reimbursement) 
    Allowance for Medical Insurance  Loss of License Insurance
    Life Insurance provided
    For family’s 
    medical insurance: 
    815 USD/person/year
    up to 1630 USD/year  
    Only for pilot: 8140USD(reimbursement) Include: 
    Allowance for Medical Insurance Loss of License Insurance
    Life Insurance provided
    base Shenzhen
    Training Pay Ground 8600 USD
    Line 13760 USD
    Training length TR: 3 months; NTR: 5 months

    1. Total Time over 3000 hours Total PIC time over 500 hours

    2. Class 1 medical

    3. ICAO level 4 

    4. Date of last flight within last 6 months. 

    5. Age shall be under 54 if pilots have B737/757/767 type rating

    6. No criminal record

    7. Recommendation letter

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

    2. Application Form

    3. Passport

    4. ATPL with ICAO English level

    5. Class 1 Medical Certificate

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

    7. Latest Proficiency Check Record or Recurrent training record

    8. Consent letter with Union Jet

    9. 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.


    Jan:8th-14th  Feb:12th-18th ,26th-28th  Mar:1st-4th,12th-18th,26th-31th

    Apr:1st,9th-15th,23th-29th  May:7th-13th,21th-27th  Jun:4th-10th,18th-24th

    Jul:9th-15th,23th-29th  Aug:6th-12th,20th-26th  Sep:10th-16th,24th-30th

    Oct:15th-21th,29th-31st  Nov:1st-4th,12th-18th,26th-30th  Dec:1st-2nd,10th-16th,24th-30th

    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.