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Operator Classification
Operator name: Cathay Dragon
Operator type: Legacy
Region: Asia
Country: Hong Kong
 
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)
Currency: HKG
Guaranteed hours:
(if applicable)
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Addtional notes: Special allowance 21300HKD/month for FO's. 33000HKD/month for Capts on standard package.    
 
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Fleet
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Rank
CaptainFOJFOSO
Year
 
19
150,443
18
146,033
17
144,587
16
143,156
15
141,739
14
140,335
13
138,946
12
137,572
11
136,208
10
134,861
9
137,558
90,357
8
132,221
88,857
7
129,627
86,852
6
127,081
85,146
5
124,592
83,480
4
122,148
81,839
3
119,745
80,235
2
117,408
78,661
64,781
1
115,102
77,121
51,671
38,561
Brief Payscale (please state whether before or after tax) (please ignore if the detailed payscale above is up to date)

last update

Capt top See detailed pay scale above
19/Sep/10
Capt base See detailed pay scale above
19/Sep/10
FO top See detailed pay scale above 19/Sep/10
FO base Expect around 110000HKD monthly. With 10 hours of overtime (>75hrs) expect 120000+ HKD. CNY bonus every January (double basic salary) 30/May/16
SO top See detailed pay scale above
19/Sep/10
SO base See detailed pay scale above
19/Sep/10
FE top
FE base
   
Flight Pay / Per Diem
last update
Capt >110 $257
8/Nov/16
FO 0-65 $76 65-110 $114 >110 $171
5/Sep/16
SO 0-65 $38 65-110 $57 >110 $86
5/Sep/16
FE
   
Pension Details
last update
S/JFO's 10% of basic salary in to pension scheme. FO's/Capt's 15% salary in to pension. Sliding scale of % of pot available with years of service.  
15/Aug/16
   
Conditions
last update
Roster Lifestyle rosters available to prefer early/late shifts, overnights, weekends off or reduced roster). However, company so short always calling crew to work days off. More likely 7-10 days of 75-95 hours short haul flying.
24/Jul/13
Leave 42-48 days per year depending on YOS. Leave bid periods includes monthly RDO's.
6/Dec/07
Staff travel Business class and economy class ID tickets for Cathay and Cathay Dragon. Economy class ID tickets for 100+ airlines.
18/Sep/17
Discounted
holidays
Yes. Dragonair and Cathay Pacific Holidays.
18/Aug/10
 
Employment Situation For Pilots
last update
  Current Situation:  
Always hiring. 8/Jan/18
   
  Outlook:  
Rumours about additional A333s from Cathay. Constant hiring and expansion. Very quick upgrades if more than 4000h total time. 18/Sep/17
     
  Overall Situation (+ve/neutral/-ve):  
Positive   8/Jan/18
   
Entry Requirements
last update
  Captain  
Only internal upgrades 17/Jul/12
     
  FO  
A current ICAO ATPL; Unrestricted class 1 medical; At least 3000 hours total, including either 500 jet hours or 1000 multi engine turbo prop hours in command of a multi crew operation; A320/A330 rated individuals, with time on type, will be given priority. 18/Aug/10
     
  SO  
An ICAO frozen ATPL, A valid 1st class medical certificate without restriction , A valid multi-engine instrument rating At least 1500 flying hours (helicopter or flight instruction), or at least 1000 hours flying fixed wing Regular Passenger Transport Excellent command of English, both oral and written Permanent Hong Kong resident holding a passport (i.e. Chinese only) with the right to live and work in Hong Kong indefinitely. 18/Aug/10
     
  FE  
     
  Scholorship  
Non qualified Cadet, Excellent command of English, both oral and written, Good command of Chinese an added advantage Medically fit, including eye-sight Minimum educational standard: 5 passes HKCEE / O-Level equivalent - including passes at Grade C or above in English Language, Physics and Mathematics, together with 2 passes in HKALE / A-Level (science subjects preferred) OR a Degree or Diploma in any discipline (science subjects preferred). Permanent Hong Kong resident holding a passport with the right to live and work in Hong Kong indefinitely. Pre Qualified Cadet: An ICAO Commercial Pilot�s Licence (CPL) with passes in all ATPL ground examinations A valid 1st class medical certificate without restriction A valid multi-engine instrument rating At least 250 flying hours Excellent command of English, both oral and written Permanent Hong Kong resident holding a passport (i.e. Chinese only) with the right to live and work in Hong Kong indefinitely. Training in Australia.   18/Aug/10
   
Recruitment Process
last update
1st round: 1 hour interview(Melbourne/London) with two senior managers. 2nd round: Full day in Hong Kong or Gatwick. Board interview with two senior pilots and one manager. Simulator assessment A320/A330. ICAO language assesment. Social function at the end of the day with senior management and other candidates. 12/Jul/13
     
Fleet
last update
  Current:  
A330-300 x 24, A321-200 x 8, A320-200 x 15 18/Sep/17
     
  Orders:  
1 x A333 (ex-Cathay) 32 x A321neo (deliveries beginning 2020)   18/Sep/17
 
Recruitment Contact For Pilots
last update
  Preferred method of application:  
     
  Name:    
 
  Job Title:  
 
  Address:    
 
       
Tel:
Fax:
Email:
       
  Website:   
http://www.dragonair.com   10/Apr/05
  Pilot vacancies webpage:   
http://www.dragonair.com/da/en_INTL/careers/flightcrewposition   17/Jul/12
  Online application form link:   
https://www.dragonair.com/fcer/RecruitServlet?actionCode=deNewApply   17/Jul/12
     
Bases For Pilots
last update
Hong Kong   18/Aug/10

 

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