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Xiamen Airlines B737NG Captains

About Xiamen

Xiamen, is a beautiful port city located in the southeast of China in the Fujian Province. The city, described by CNN as the perfect mix of urban energy and laidback vibe, has a vibrant expatriate community and among other attractions has the worlds longest elevated cycling path. The city has world class international schools, affordable expatriate housing and beautiful beaches.

About Xiamen Airlines

Xiamen Airlines operates a fleet of more than 150 B737 aircraft with 50 B737 aircraft on order. Xiamen Airlines flies 200 routes to over 70 domestic and international destinations.

The airline was honoured with the title of “The Best Airline In Mainland China” for 19 consecutive quarters in the “Airlines Service Survey” made by

Xiamen Airlines has an excellent safety record and is favoured as an employer by expatriate captains.


Xiamen Airlines offers excellent remuneration, including education allowance and housing allowance. In addition to residential employment, Xiamen Airlines offer eight different commuting roster options; from 17 days on – 13 days off though to 2 months on – 2 months off.

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Application Requirements

Valid B737NG/EFIS type rating
Minimum 5,000+ hrs total time
Minimum 2,000+ hrs Multi-Crew Multi-Engine Jet time (Turbo Prop hours not accepted)
Minimum 500 hrs PIC on type
Maximum age of 55 at commencement of contract
Recency on type within last 12 months
Valid ATPL from country with diplomatic relations with China
Valid First Class Medical (valid for 3 months after joining Xiamen Airlines)
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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Xiamen Airlines B737NG Captain

Base Xiamen, Fuzhou and Hangzhou

Roster Options include

  • 22 days on/8days off
  • 19 days on/11 days off
  • 17 days on/13 days off
  • month on/month off
  • 2 months on/ 2 months off

Contract Term 3 years initial, then 3 year renewable contracts

Payment Currency RMB, net of Chinese tax

Salary Below Based on Non – Commuting Contract using current conversion rates

Yearly Salary USD 352,310
Basic Salary USD 23,200 per month
Overtime $300 per hour
Safety Bonus $24,000 per year
Ticket Allowance USD 6,000 per year
Accommodation Allowance ¥10,000
Loss of Licence Insurance Available through Flightdeck Crewing

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

Xiamen Airlines B737 salary and bonus


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Xiamen Airlines employment process

Stage 1 – Application
The following documentation is required to lodge an application with Xiamen:
A complete Xiamen Airlines 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 License
Copies of the last 3-4 pages of your logbook, verified by your employer
A copy of your latest proficiency check records, for the last two years
A colour Passport photo


Stage 2 – Airline Application Screening
Xiamen Airlines will contact Flightdeck to advise the outcome of the screening process and to request your availability to attend the next stage of process.


Stage 3 – Selection & Assessment
The selection process is held in Xiamen and Shanghai over approximately one week, consisting of:
Company Simulator Assessment (Xiamen)
CAAC ATPL Theory Exam (Xiamen)
CAAC Medical Screening (Shanghai)


Stage 4 – License verification & document processing
The following documents are reviewed and verified by the CAAC:
Licence verification
Police background check and no criminal record check
No accident or incident verification


Stage 5 – CAAC licensing Simulator Check
The final stage of the employment process is a CAAC Simulator Check, this takes approximately one week. Xiamen Airlines will provide flights and hotel for the final stage of the process.


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