Emirates invites experienced Airbus captains to join its Direct Entry Captains program


Emirates is rolling out the red carpet to welcome experienced Airbus captains, as the airline continues to expand its widebody fleet while enjoying exceptional demand across the network.

The airline is now inviting applications from experienced commanders to join its Direct Entry Captains program for its Airbus A380 fleet.

Emirates has launched a global recruitment campaign. Interested pilots and their families can join an online information session about 4th of October to 1:00 pm Dubai time, attend open days in selected destinations and keep an eye out for exciting opportunities on their website.

He Direct Entry Captains The program is for technically qualified captains with a minimum of 3,000 hours of recent command on Airbus widebody fly-by-wire aircraft such as the A330, A340, A350 and A380. Candidates must have a minimum of 7,000 total flight hours in multi-engine, multi-crew aircraft, in addition to meeting other eligibility criteria.

Life at 35,000 feet

Emirates Pilots find flying the airline’s fleet professionally rewarding, fulfilling and exciting. The new members will be welcomed into a community of 4,200 flight crew, including 1,515 A380 pilots, who proudly fly the airline’s total fleet of 260 aircraft. The airline’s widebody fleet is one of the youngest and most advanced in the world and includes Emirates’ iconic Airbus A380 and Boeing 777. Emirates It will begin receiving its fleet of A350s in mid-2024 and 777-9s in 2025.

The airline’s pilots also enjoy the thrill and adventure of flying on one of the most comprehensive global route networks spanning six continents. They operate everything from regional routes in the Middle East to ultra-long haul destinations and transpolar flights creating varied and interesting lists.

Permanent education

The airline continues to invest heavily in innovative pilot training, with its current facilities housing 10 full flight simulators. Emirates Robust, evidence-based in-house training programs are delivered by highly experienced instructors and feature purpose-built operating environments. The airline’s latest $135 million high-tech pilot training center is set to open in March 2024. The 63,300-sq.-ft. The facility will increase pilot training capacity by 54% and will house 6 more full flight simulators, including the A350 and Boeing 777-9.

Pilots also have access to a variety of non-technical training programs at Emirates Aviation College and Emirates Aviation University.

Life in Emirates and Dubai

EmiratesThe expat pilot community enjoys living and working in the safe, multicultural city of Dubai with colleagues on the flight deck from 111 countries and other colleagues from over 160 nationalities. Pilots receive a competitive tax-free salary, spacious accommodation, education allowance and excellent dental, medical and life cover. They also enjoy chauffeured transportation to and from work, laundry services, 42 days of annual leave, confirmed business class annual leave airline tickets, concessional cargo, exceptionally discounted travel benefits for friends and family, and much more.

Pilots appreciate the well-defined career paths at Emirates: Captains can become Management Pilots, Recruitment Pilots, Technical Pilots, Standards Captains, Training Captains, Audit Captains, Examiners and Instructors. They also enjoy long and fruitful careers, as around 40% have been with the airline for more than 10 years: 1,380 pilots between 10 and 19 years, 173 between 20 and 29 years and 5 who have completed 30 years. Fun fact: the two oldest pilots, with more than 34 years of service, joined the airline on the same day in 1989.

In the last five months, the airline has welcomed 172 new pilots across its three recruitment programs: Direct Entry Captains, Accelerated Command and First Officers.

Accelerated Command Program

Designed for Airbus captains who currently command narrowbody aircraft and have a minimum of 1,500 hours of Airbus fly-by-wire experience. They join as A380 first officers with an improved salary package. After a minimum of 700 flight hours and two successful recurrent checks, they are eligible for an accelerated command upgrade, which they typically achieve in just over a year.

First official

Candidates must have experience in multi-engine and multi-crew aircraft, a valid International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Air Transport Pilot License (ATPL), and a minimum of 2,000 hours in aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight of 20 tons.

News source: Dubai Press Office


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