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Operator Classification
Operator name: Swiss International Air Lines
Operator type: Legacy
Region: Europe
Country: Switzerland
 
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: CHF - Swiss Francs
Guaranteed hours:
(if applicable)
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Addtional notes: Extra payment depending on company performance not listed below. Figures are from current GAV2018    
 
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Fleet
AllAllAllAll
Rank
F/O SHFO LHCDR SHCDR LH
Year
 
20
149484
158903
188558
19
145777
156081
184729
18
132154
143533
154440
182772
17
129917
141226
152787
180750
16
127614
138853
151095
178663
15
123899
135023
148218
174718
14
121493
132542
146079
172533
13
119022
129995
143909
170272
12
116486
127380
141002
167945
11
112660
123436
137366
166547
10
108833
119491
133730
162486
9
105016
115556
130039
158416
8
101181
111602
126403
154347
7
97335
107637
122767
150295
6
94516
104731
119678
147713
5
91638
101764
116305
145072
4
87712
97716
112327
140926
3
84018
93596
08349
136780
2
80227
89454
104366
132625
1
76538
85311
100378
128479
Brief Payscale (please state whether before or after tax) (please ignore if the detailed payscale above is up to date)

last update

Capt top CHF 17574,-/month (SCDR yr.28, 210'888,-/year) before tax
8/Jun/15
Capt base CHF 8897,-/month (CDR yr.1, 106'772,-) before tax. In theory only, as years as F/O are awarded towards salary.
8/Jun/15
FO top CHF 13946,-/month (SFO yr.28, 167'362,-/year) before tax 8/Jun/15
FO base CHF 6575,-/month (FO yr.1, 78'906,- year) before tax 8/Jun/15
SO top
SO base
FE top
FE base
   
Flight Pay / Per Diem
last update
Capt Shorthaul 3CHF/h, Longhaul 4CHF/h.
22/Jan/14
FO approx. 75-88 BH/month Freedays on SH: 9-12 Freedays on LH: 13-15
20/Mar/17
SO
FE
   
Pension Details
last update
Years with the company(regardless of position), pension contribution in percent of salary, all paid by the company: 1, 2: 19.4% 3-5: 19.5% 6: 20.5% 7-12: 22.6% 13: 23.8% 14: 25.1% 15, 16: 26.3% 17: 27.6% 18: 28.9% 19-24: 30.2% 25: 30.0% 26: 29.7% 27ff.: 29.4% when passing age 60: 18%  
8/Jun/15
   
Conditions
last update
Roster published around 20th
20/Mar/17
Leave til 8th year: 30 days, from 9th to 14th year: 35 days, from 14th to 20 years: 40 days, from 21 years on: 42 days
9/Jul/06
Staff travel yes
9/May/05
Discounted
holidays
yes
30/Oct/08
 
Employment Situation For Pilots
last update
  Current Situation:  
Hiring pilots 21/Aug/18
   
  Outlook:  
High demand in 2018 21/May/18
     
  Overall Situation (+ve/neutral/-ve):  
Positive   21/Aug/18
   
Entry Requirements
last update
  Captain  
Generally No direct entries. A few direct entry captains have been employed on a limited 1 year contract. After one year, further employment is only possible as F/O. 23/Apr/18
     
  FO  
Cadets only if max 33 year old. Ready entry with frozen ATPL only if proof of German language (Goethe) 3/Aug/15
     
  SO  
N/A - No SOs 7/Jan/09
     
  FE  
     
  Scholorship  
SWISS is presently hiring ab initio pilots. A scholarship is usually granted to applicants successfully passing the assessment. Requirements: You have to be a Swiss or EU/EFTA citizen or in possession of a work permit C. Age between 20 - 33 years. Minimum school requirement for Swiss citizens is Volksschule + 3 years Berufsausbildung and for others Abitur/Matura or equivalent. Excellent command of the german language. https://careers.swiss.com/index.php?ac=jobad&id=970   8/Jun/15
   
Recruitment Process
last update
4 Step Recruitment. You have to be in fit condition. Rejections due to higher BodyMassIndex have happened. upper BMI limit is 28 4/Nov/15
     
Fleet
last update
  Current:  
6x A340-300, 14x A330-300, 10x B777-300ER, 9x A321, 19x A320, 5x A319, 10x CS300, 8x CS100 21/May/18
     
  Orders:  
2x B777300ER,10x A320NEO, 5x A321NEO, 10x CS300, 2x CS100   21/May/18
 
Recruitment Contact For Pilots
last update
  Preferred method of application:  
via website 3/Aug/15
     
  Name:    
Flight Crew and Management Assessment Center   30/Oct/08
  Job Title:  
 
  Address:    
Swiss International Air Lines AG, Flight Crew and Management Assessment Center, Postfach / ZRHLX/OCTR, 8058 Zurich, Schweiz   30/Oct/08
       
Tel: +41 44 564 57 70 30/Oct/08
Fax:
Email: pilot.application@swiss.com 30/Oct/08
       
  Website:   
www.swiss.com   8/Apr/05
  Pilot vacancies webpage:   
http://www.swiss.com/web/DE/career/career_entry/cockpit/Pages/cockpit.aspx   18/Dec/09
  Online application form link:   
 
     
Bases For Pilots
last update
ZRH   6/Mar/17

 

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