• Shenzhen Airlines
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    Shenzhen Airlines based in Shenzhen city which near Hong Kong is China's 5th biggest carrier.It owns the biggest foreign pilots group in China with more than 110 foreign captains. Shenzhen airlines owns the highest efficiency in screening and registration.


    • Contract term:3 years

    • Working pattern:Residence 6 weeks on 2 weeks off 6 weeks on 3 weeks off 

    • Fleet:5 A319 77 A320 78 B737

    • Highlights:Yearly income up to 221600 USD

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

    SZA Resident 90   days off commuter 120   days off commuter 6   weeks on 2 weeks off 6   weeks on 3 weeks off
    Type   Rating B737NG/A320
    Yearly Income 221600   USD 176400   USD 158600   USD 176400   USD 158600   USD
    Monthly Income 16800   USD 13200   USD 11800   USD 13200   USD 11800   USD
    Annual   Leave 30   days /
    Sick   Leave 7   days /
    Monthly   Basic Salary 15700   USD 13200   USD 11800   USD 13200   USD 11800   USD
    Bonus Safety /
    Annual Bonus /
    Contract Completion Bonus 30000   USD 25000   USD 22000   USD 25000   USD 22000   USD
    Loyalty Bonus 12000   USD/Y 10000   USD/Y 9000   USD/Y 10000   USD/Y 9000   USD/Y
    Allowance Housing 1000   USD/M
    Transport /
    Travel 8000   USD/Y
    Education 1100   USD/M /
    Ticket   Benefits 6   free standby domestic round tickets in Shenzhen Airlines routes unlimited   ID75 travel in Shenzhen Airlines routes
    Insurance /
    base SHENZHEN
    Training Pay Ground A320-7500 USD/B737-6750 USD(from the second day after passing CAAC checkride to 60th day); A320-15000 USD/B737-13500 USD(from 61st day to the day appointed as captain)
    Line /
    Training   length /

    1. 3000+ hours total time 1000 hours PIC on B737NG/A320 series

    2. Current flight within recent 15 calendar months

    3. No older than 50 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

    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.

    Oct, 2016: Oct 17th to 25th, deadline of submission: 28th, Sep

    Nov, 2016: Nov 14th to 22nd, deadline of submission: 3rd, Oct

    Dec, 2016: Dec 12th to 20th, deadline of submission: 6th, Nov

    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.