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Operator Classification
Operator name: Ryanair
Operator type: Major/National/Low Cost
Region: Europe
Country: Ireland
 
Pilots' Detailed Payscale - please state whether payscale is before or after tax
(pension, per diems and brief payscale are listed further down the page)
Effective from:
Listed pay rates are:
(yearly, hourly etc)
Hourly
Currency: Euro (only pilots based in England are paid in Pounds)
Guaranteed hours:
(if applicable)
McGinley Contract: 30 block hours per month and / or 450 block hours per annum.
(click here to use the currency converter)  
Addtional notes: Ryanair announced “pay rises” across their network. There is some progress on union recognition in some Countries. There has been some slow but steady improvements on negotiations. Launched New sponsored cadet programme & APS MCC combined with B737 TR.    
 
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Fleet
CPT RYR (bases on new deal)Capt RYR (most bases)Capt BrkfdCapt StormFO RYRFOBrk>1500FO Brk>500FO BrkCadet FOLIne train FO
Rank
on 80hrs/mB737-800WB737-800WB737-800WB737-800WB737-800WB737-800WB737-800WB737-800WB737-800W
Year
 
20
BEFORE tax
10500
11600
11200
5000
6200
5000
4400
3000
1200
19
per month
18
E 155000
E 7500
17
E 155000
E 7500
16
E 155000
E 7500
15
E 155000
E 7500
14
E 155000
E 7500
13
E 155000
E 7500
12
E 155000
E 7500
11
E 155000
E 7500
10
E 155000
E 7500
9
E 155000
E 7500
8
E 155000
E 7500
7
E 155000
E 7500
6
E 155000
E 7500
5
E 155000
E 7500
4
E 155000
E 7500
3
E 155000
E 7500
2
E 155000
E 7500
E 59000
E 59000
1
E 145000
E 7000
E 53000
E 53000
Brief Payscale (please state whether before or after tax) (please ignore if the detailed payscale above is up to date)

last update

Capt top New RYR contract up to 155000, only by being TRE LTC or BC. Normal line captain max 142000 before tax. Expect to pay between 33% and 40% tax with Irish contacts (all Irish still now). Is going to change soon as national contracts are negotiated w. unions.
14/May/18
Capt base New RYR contract : 6933 gross basic + 1000 productivity bonus + 500 monthly allowance + €48 flight pay per hour.
14/May/18
FO top Contractor: above 1500hrs in RYR 83,5€ per SBH RYR Contract: Varies by Base: Above 1500h RYR ~ 2000€ Basic + 500€ Productivity Bonus + 460€ Monthly allowance + 42.35€ per SBH (150€ per Holiday) Matching Pension 3000€ per year National Contracts are negotiated with unions -> much higher Basic, no Productivity Bonus less SBH pay, new leave System and seniority 5/Nov/18
FO base Contractor: above 500hrs in RYR 78,5€ per SBH RYR Contract: Varies by Base: 500h-1500h RYR ~ 1900€ Basic + 500€ Productivity Bonus + 460€ Monthly allowance + 42.35€ per SBH (150€ per Holiday) Matching pension 3000€ per year 5/Nov/18
SO top Contractor: after Line Check 63,5€ per SBH RYR Contract: After basetraining 1750 £ (pounds) Basic + after Safety Pilot Release 16.04£ (pounds) per SBH flightexpenses already included
5/Nov/18
SO base Contractor: after Safety Pilot Released 43,5€ per SBH RYR Contract: After basetraining 1750 £ (pounds) Basic
5/Nov/18
FE top
FE base
   
Flight Pay / Per Diem
last update
Capt 75€ paid net.
14/May/18
FO 75€ paid net.
14/May/18
SO 75€ paid net.
14/May/18
FE N/A
13/Jul/05
   
Pension Details
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Captains in bases where the "latest" deal is in place can put in E5,000 to their pension, which the company will match. Deducted montly from basic salary. For FO\'s its E2,500. €8000 maximum pension contribution. Be aware that the company contribution will be withdrawn if you leave the company within 2 years. Update: Nothing included for Brookfield or Storm McGinley contracters. New tax contributions(social security) compulsory of up to 45% of your gross salary, next to the income tax (pay as you earn) in Ireland of 21-41%. Employee pays it fully.  
9/Apr/18
   
Conditions
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Roster 5 days ON - 4 Days OFF (5 Earlies - 4 OFF - 5 Lates - 4 OFF). LEAVE: RYR Contract: 1 x Calendar Month OFF (19 Days Paid leaves, the rest are Days OFF according to the 5-4 roster) + 10 Ad Hoc paid days (you can choose as many days as you want, single days, block of 5 etc. for a total of 10 per year).
3/Sep/18
Leave 28 Days
4/Feb/08
Staff travel Unlimited standby travel for pilots positioning on the Ryanair network. Parents, spouses and siblings under 21 years of age eligible for standby travel. After one year in the company, 6 return trip tickets for any desired person. Mcginley contract: no staff travel or stby tickets, only jump seat from base to base (wherever).
14/May/18
Discounted
holidays
Discounts at various hotels, car rentals and travel agencies. Touchdown IS affiliated with Ryanair, discounts on resorts, flights, insurance up to 60% for crew, family and affiliates.
14/May/18
 
Employment Situation For Pilots
last update
  Current Situation:  
Hiring - pilot exodus and strike action 24/Sep/18
   
  Outlook:  
Ryanair Sun becoming new AOC for Ryanair to further damage T&Cs with salary penalties for sickness/lateness. They are starting to force Polish based crew onto these new contracts. 24/Sep/18
     
  Overall Situation (+ve/neutral/-ve):  
Positive   24/Sep/18
   
Entry Requirements
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  Captain  
Direct Entry 737 rated captains: At least 3,500 hours total flying time, a minimum of 2,000 hours on a Multi-crew, Multi-engine aircraft weighing in excess of 20,000kg with an established airline, a minimum of 800 hours (Pilot in Command) PIC on a medium Jet aircraft in excess of 20,000kg and a minimum of 500 hours PIC on the B737-300 to 900 series. Applicants must also hold a valid JAR-FCL or an EU National Licence, and must hold a valid European Passport with unrestricted right to work in the EU. UPDATE 18/3/2014: DEC positions due to shortage. Even calling former FR captains currently in Middle East to ask to come back. Update 07/06/2015: Must have operated on B737 as commander in last 36 months, otherwise they won't look at you. 8/Jun/15
     
  FO  
1. Does the applicant have the right to work in EU? (Valid EU / EEA Passport with the unrestricted right to live and work in the EU). 2: Date of Birth – (Not over 65). 3: Licence Type – a) EASA Part FCL b) JAR FCL c) National Licence compliant with ICAO standards Note: c) Will require IAA validation – (Some national licences will not be accepted by the IAA). 4: Validity of Licence – (Must be valid. Applies to JAR-FCL and National Licences). 5:Validity of Medical – Must hold a valid EU (Part-MED) issued Class 1 medical certificate. 6: Minimum 1,200 hours total flying time. 7: Minimum of 1,000 hours on a CS25* Type Aircraft. 8: Minimum 800 hours on the B737-300 to 900 series. 9: Applicant must have the B737 300-900 type rating listed on the Licence. 10: For JAA & EASA licence holders the application must be made within 36 months of the most recent B737 300-900 “Valid Until” date specified in Section XII “Certificate of Revalidation”. 11: English Language Proficiency – minimum required proficiency Level is Operational Level (Level 4). (Written proficiency is required at Operational level). (Reference: ICAO Doc 9835). 12: Must have operated on B737 300-900 within the 36 months prior to the course start date. 13:* CS-25 Certification Specifications applicable to turbine powered Large Aeroplanes. An aeroplane of more than 5700 kg (12500 pounds) maximum certificated take-off weight. 13/Nov/18
     
  SO  
1: Does the applicant have the right to work in EU? (Valid EU / EEA Passport with the unrestricted right to live and work in the EU). 2: Date of Birth – (Not over 65). 3: Licence Type – must have a valid JAR or EASA (CPL) Frozen ATPL (Air Transport Pilots License). 4: Validity of Licence – (Must be valid. Applies to JAR-FCL and National Licences). 5: Validity of Medical – Must hold a valid EU (Part-MED) issued Class 1 medical certificate. 6: Holds a valid multi-engine instrument rating. 7: Hold a certificate of satisfactory completion of multi-crew co-operation (MCC). 8: Must have a flight school report. 9: Cadets who have conducted a modular course need to have 100 hours as Pilot-in-Command (PIC), or 70 hours as PIC if completed during a course of integrated flying training as set out in Appendix 3 A, C & D to Part-FCL and AMC1 to Appendix 3 A, C & D. 10: English Language Proficiency –minimum required proficiency Level is Operational Level (Level 4). (Written proficiency is required at Operational level). 27/Jun/16
     
  FE  
N/A 13/Jul/05
     
  Scholorship  
-   26/Jan/17
   
Recruitment Process
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Initial phone interview with CAE. Follwed by a mail to pay 350 non-refundable Euros to within one day to acknowledge your interview in Dublin. Sim-Screening and Interview held at the Ryanair Headquarters in Dublin. Screening conducted on a new Boeing 737-800NG FNPT, with all necessary information provided before. Interview very friendly and straight forward, expect some technical questions and inquiries about CV. 18/Dec/17
     
Fleet
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  Current:  
Boeing 737-800NG (456x), Boeing 737-700NG (1x), Learjet 45 (3x) 5/Nov/18
     
  Orders:  
Boeing 737-800NG (29x), Learjet 45 (1x), Boeing 737MAX200 (200x).   14/May/18
 
Recruitment Contact For Pilots
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  Preferred method of application:  
Cadet can only apply via CAE: €350 non-refundable assessment fee if you are invited for an assessment. Cadet apply by clicking on this link https://pilot.cae.com/Programs/Ryanair.aspx?prog=6. Rated/Non Rated Contract Captains contact pilotrecruitment@ryanair.com 26/Mar/18
     
  Name:    
-   11/Sep/09
  Job Title:  
Pilot Recruitment Manager   10/Jul/08
  Address:    
Ryanair, Corporate Head Office, Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland   20/Feb/05
       
Tel: +44 1332 815 954 11/Dec/08
Fax:
Email: pilotrecruitment@ryanair.com 22/Jan/18
       
  Website:   
www.ryanair.com   20/Feb/05
  Pilot vacancies webpage:   
https://careers.ryanair.com/pilots/   15/Jan/18
  Online application form link:   
 
     
Bases For Pilots
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Alghero, Alicante, Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Belfast, Bergamo, Berlin-Schönefeld, Birmingham, Bologna, Bourgas, Bournemouth, Bratislava, Bremen, Brindisi, Bristol, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cagliari, Catania, Chania, Charleroi, Cologne Bonn, Corfu, Cork, Dublin, East-Midlands, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Faro, Fez, Frankfurt, Gdańsk, Girona, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Gran Canaria, Hahn, Hamburg, Ibiza, Karlsruhe, Kaunas, Kraków, Lamezia, Lanzarote, Leeds/Bradford, Lisbon, Liverpool, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Madrid, Málaga, Malta, Manchester, Marrakesh, Memmingen, Milan–Malpensa, Naples, Niederrhein, Nuremberg, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Paphos, Pescara, Pisa, Ponta Delgada, Porto, Poznan, Prague, Prestwick, Rome-Ciampino, Rome-Fiumicino, Seville, Santiago de Compostela, Shannon, Sofia, Stockholm-Skavsta, Thessaloniki, Tenerife-South Timișoara, Trapani, Valencia, Vilnius, Warsaw Modlin, Wrocław, Zadar. Glasgow closing   5/Mar/18

 

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