• China Express Airlines
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    • Screening info

    China Express Airlines also known as Huaxia Airlines is China's first private regional airline.The airline was previously headquartered on the grounds of Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport in GuiyangGuizhou.Nowit offers captains three base choices:ChongqinDalianHohhot.


    • Contract term:2 years renewable

    • Working pattern:ResidenceOne Month on One Month off

    • Fleet:25 Bombardier CRJ900

    • Highlights:Yearly salary increases after renewed contract

                            High safety bonus up to 22000 USD/year

                            Three base choices:ChongqinDalianHohhot.

    China Express Airlines Resident  1 month on 1 month off 
    Type Rating CRJ 200/700/900
    Contract Period  2 year contract renewable
    Yearly Income 222000 USD(900H/Y)
    243500 USD(950H/Y)   
    163000 USD(700H/Y)
    213000 USD(900H/Y)   
    Monthly Income 15750 USD 11500 USD
    Annual Leave 60 Days /
    Block Hours 900 hours/ Year  700 hours/ Year 
    Monthly Basic Salary 15000USD 11500 USD
    Bonus Safety 700 hrs. below N/A N/A
    700 hrs. & above 5000 USD
    800 hrs. & above 8500 USD
    900 hrs. & above 15000 USD
    950 hrs. & above 22000 USD
    (paid yearly once complete the block hours)
    Loyalty Bonus 700 hrs. below N/A N/A
    700 hrs. & above 5000 USD
    800 hrs. & above 8500 USD
    900 hrs. & above 15000 USD
    950 hrs. & above 22000 USD
    (paid yearly once complete the block hours)
    Allowance Housing 5000RMB≈750 USD/Month     Hotel Accommodation  Provided  
    Transport Duty Transportation Provided 
    Travel 3000USD/Year   15000USD/Year  
    Overtime Pay 150USD/H
    Ticket Benefits /
    Insurance /
    base Chongqing  Dalian or Hohhot China
    Training Pay Training Salary 6000USD per month
    Training length Approximate Length of training will be about 3 months.

    1. 3600+hours total600 hours PIC

    2. No more than 50 years old

    3. Valid/Current Class A Medical (First Class)

    4. Valid/Current ATPL with CRJ type rating

    5. Current on type or within 12 months

    6. ICAO level 4+ English proficient

    7. Passport issued by a country that has diplomatic relations with China

    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 Smile Aviation

    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.

    Screenings are held in China, usually Monday-Friday (5 Days).

    They consist of a written ATP test, medical exam, and company SIM evaluation. Travel to interview is fully reimbursed by China Express Airlines in cash while you are at the interview.

    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 Smile Aviation will guide you step by step during your screening duration in China.