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West Air A320 Captain

About Chongqing

Chongqing is a major inland port city in southwest China and according to the World Travel & Tourism Council has become the world’s fastest-growing tourism city.

Situated close the the Yangtze River the city boasts an excellent standard of living at a fraction of the cost of China’s east coast cities.

About West Airlines

West Air, part of the Hainan Airlines group is based at Chongqing Airport. West Air operates a fleet of 30 A320 aircraft and operates to over 40 destinations including Singapore.

The airline was honoured with the title of The Best Low Cost Carrier In Mainland China and 10th Best Airline in Asia in the recent World Airline Awards.

West Air has an excellent safety record, strong training reputation and welcoming to expatriate captains.

 

West Air offers progressive foreign pilot employment options including a variety of rostering options to accommodate commuting and residential employment, including a flexible commuting option to work 15 days per month.

West Air A320


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A valid A319/A320/A321 type rating
Minimum 3,000 hrs total time
Minimum 500 hrs PIC on type
Age below 56 years
Recency on type within last 12 months
Valid ATPL from country with diplomatic relations with China
Valid First Class Medical
Valid passport from country with diplomatic relations with China
No history of incidents or accidents
No criminal record
ICAO English Level 4 or above

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Employment Terms
Base Chongqing Base
Roster Options Various – residential and commuting
Contract Term 3 years renewable
Payment Currency USD, net of Chinese tax
Monthly Hours Variable depending on roster choice

Basic Monthly Salary $21,000Residential)
Overtime $330 per hour
Annual Bonus $8,000 per year
Safety Bonus $10,000 per annum
Travelling Allowance Up to $10,000 per annum
Sick Leave 7 Days per annum
Annual Leave Up to 40 days per annum
Loss of Licence Insurance Available through Flightdeck Crewing

For a full list of commuting options and benefits download the PDF below

West Air salary and bonus

West Air A320


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Stage 1 – Application
The following documentation is required to lodge an application with West Air:
A complete West Air Application Form
A colour copy the information pages of your Passport
A colour copy of all pages of your Class 1 Medical Certificate
A copy of your valid ATPL
A copy of your ICAO English Level 4+ certificate
Copies of the last 3 pages of your logbook
A copy of the your last Proficiency Check
A colour Passport photo

Stage 2 – Airline Application Screening
West Air will contact Flightdeck to advise the outcome of the screening process and to request your availability to attend the selection process.

Stage 3 – Selection & Assessment
The selection process is held in over approximately one week, consisting of:
CAAC ATPL Theory Exam
CAAC Medical Screening

Stage 3a – Selection & Assessment
Company Simulator Assessment

Stage 4 – CAAC licensing Simulator Check
The next stage of of the employment process is a CAAC Simulator Check.

Stage 5 – License verification & document processing
The final stage of the process is the identity and document check. The following documents are reviewed and verified by the CAAC:
ATPL verification
Police background check and no criminal record check
No accident or incident verification

West Air A320


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To apply please fill out the following form:

Job Application


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