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Operator Classification
Operator name: Cathay Pacific
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)
Yearly
Currency: HKD$
Guaranteed hours:
(if applicable)
(click here to use the currency converter)  
Addtional notes: Cathay has recently informed its American pilots that they will be liable for double taxation.    
 
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Fleet
HK BasedHK BasedHK BasedHK BasedHK Based
Rank
CaptainSenior F/OF/OJunior F/OS/OSOFOJnr / FOSO
Year
 
19
1823448
18
1787688
17
1752636
16
1718280
15
1684584
14
1651560
13
1619172
12
1587432
11
1556316
10
1525800
9
1495884
8
1466566
7
1437804
6
1409604
5
1381968
4
1354860
95340
85466
3
1277700
92945
84046
45433
2
1252644
90617
82654
40575
1
1228068
88361
81292
55577
36225
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 payscale (figures are pretax)
13/Jan/08
Capt base see detailed payscale (figures are pretax)
13/Jan/08
FO top see detailed payscale (figures are pretax) 13/Jan/08
FO base see detailed payscale (figures are pretax) 13/Jan/08
SO top see detailed payscale (figures are pretax)
13/Jan/08
SO base see detailed payscale (figures are pretax)
13/Jan/08
FE top No F/Es on mainline anymore
13/Jan/08
FE base Housing Allowance in HKD: S/O 10000 F/O 14000 SF/O 18000 CAPT1-2 24000 CAPT3-6 30000 CAPT7 36000
27/Mar/17
   
Flight Pay / Per Diem
last update
Capt New pay deal from 1 July 2011 - 84 hrs flying pay = 10% salary.
22/Mar/11
FO New pay deal from 1 July 2011 - 84 hrs flying pay = 10% salary.
22/Mar/11
SO New pay deal from 1 July 2011 - 84 hrs flying pay = 10% salary.
22/Mar/11
FE Expect 5000 HK $ a month in total for layovers
14/Jan/08
   
Pension Details
last update
15.5% of salary on top - will be paid in cash or into provident fund. Pension under review, possible cuts  
4/Dec/17
   
Conditions
last update
Roster 4 weeks, 14 days in advance
14/Feb/10
Leave 42 days
Staff travel Yes
Discounted
holidays
Yes
14/Feb/10
 
Employment Situation For Pilots
last update
  Current Situation:  
Slowed down hiring. Command upgrade stopped till 2019. 29/Aug/18
   
  Outlook:  
The company is threatening the unions and most likely will be taking housing shortly. Hong Kong is very expensive. 30/May/17
     
  Overall Situation (+ve/neutral/-ve):  
Positive   29/Aug/18
   
Entry Requirements
last update
  Captain  
Lots of young captains now, command slowed down a lot to 12++ years, strictly seniority driven 19/Mar/18
     
  FO  
Direct Entry F/O is available but join bottom of seniority. 27/Mar/17
     
  SO  
3 entry tracks: - Transition Training Program: Requirements: ICAO ATPL, 1500 hrs total time, including 500 hours multi-engine time with a MTOW greater than 2000kg. Programme takes approximately 5 weeks. (Program is not available at the moment) - Advanced Entry ICAO CPL, more than 250 hrs TT in specified catagories. Programme takes approximately 32 weeks. (Program is not available at the moment) - Cadet Pilot Programme 55-week programme offers opportunities to Permanent Hong Kong ID card holders only. Training includes 160 hours of day and night flying in single and twin-engine light aircraft, as well as classroom learning and 40 hours of simulator training. (Only program available at the moment) 10/Nov/13
     
  FE  
     
  Scholorship  
Scholarship no longer available.   22/Dec/11
   
Recruitment Process
last update
Initial 1A Cut-e Test – monitoring ability – spatial orientation – complex control – applied numeracy – multi-tasking – reaction speed – work related behavior Initial 1B - -A 45 minute interview on personal and technical questions - A multiple choice technical questionnaire (60 mins) based on FAA PHAK - Chapters - 4,5,6,7,12 and Company Information. 15/May/17
     
Fleet
last update
  Current:  
3x B747-400 4x B747-400F 6x B747-400ERF 1x B747-400BCF 13x B747-8F 5x B777-200 12x B777-300 53x B777-300ER 42x A330-300 5x A340-300 1x A350-900 6/Jun/16
     
  Orders:  
21 x 777-9X. Deliveries to commence in 2021.   29/Apr/14
 
Recruitment Contact For Pilots
last update
  Preferred method of application:  
website 13/Aug/07
     
  Name:    
 
  Job Title:  
 
  Address:    
Flight Crew Recruitment Section, Flight Operations Department, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., 6/F FTC, Cathay Pacific City, 10 Scenic Road, Lantau Island, Hong Kong   6/Jun/04
       
Tel: +852 2747 8247 18/Dec/06
Fax: +852 2350 6596 18/Dec/06
Email: flightcrew_recruitment@cathaypacific.com 18/Dec/06
       
  Website:   
www.cathaypacific.com   18/Dec/06
  Pilot vacancies webpage:   
 
  Online application form link:   
 
     
Bases For Pilots
last update
Basically no bases anymore, no significant base slots available for years   4/Dec/17

 

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