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Operator Classification
Operator name: Air Arabia
Operator type: Major/National/Low Cost
Region: Middle East
Country: United Arab Emirates
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Addtional notes: High living and family education costs in UAE.    
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Capt top Close to 70000 AED all included
Capt base 40000 roughly
FO top 32700 (same as base but basic is 20000Dhs) 8/Jan/11
FO base 28200Dhs(consists of 15000 basic+10200 housing+2000 transport and 500 uniform allowance) Information about payscale on the Air Arabia website 8/Jan/11
SO top Approximately 10,000-15,000/- a month
SO base AED 5000 for the duration of line training (100 sector in 4-5 months)
FE top
FE base
Flight Pay / Per Diem
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Capt In blocks of 25 credits increments. 35-70-140-280 AED
FO in blocks of 25 hours increments, 20-40-80-160 Aed
Pension Details
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NONE provided  
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Roster Worse than many carriers (a lot of night flight 10pm-8am). Hard work - good pay. Possibility of commuting 6/2 offered. Commuting contracts for captains only.
Staff travel Myidtravel agreements with EK EY LH and others
Employment Situation For Pilots
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  Current Situation:  
Yes, looking for Captains 22/Aug/17
Reduced frequencies. Everyone is flying less than usual. Mood not to good as no bonus for 2017 work. 24/Apr/17
  Overall Situation (+ve/neutral/-ve):  
Positive   22/Aug/17
Entry Requirements
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A minimum of 5000 hours as your total flying hours. A minimum of 800 hours Pilot-in-command on A320 and currently on A320.Valid ICAO ATPL. To be below the age of 50 years on the date of joining. 3/Jan/09
A minimum of 1500 hours as your total flying hours. A minimum of 800 hours on A320, and currently on A320. Valid ICAO CPL. To be below the age of 50 years on the date of joining. 3/Jan/09
They hire only from their partner flight school , Alpha aviation academy. 19/Sep/12
Selection is divided in 3 days: 1. Computer based aptitude tests and psychometric evaluation. 2. Online English evaluation, written maths/physics tests and personal interview with chief ground instructor. 3. Supervised group exercises and air arabia interview. After successful completion of the assessment you can enroll in the MPL program. Total cost is AED 590,000   3/Apr/17
Recruitment Process
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2days programm: 1) First day 100 ATPL questionaire, group test and oral interview. 2) Second day sim ride 8/Jan/11
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37X AIRBUS A320 6/Sep/17
44 A320   8/Jan/11
Recruitment Contact For Pilots
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  Preferred method of application:  
online 3/Jan/09
Roy Pereira   28/Jul/14
  Job Title:  
Air Arabia, P.O.Box 132, Sharjah, UAE   15/Aug/04
Tel: +971 6 5580000 15/Aug/04
Fax: +971 6 5580008 15/Aug/04
Email: rpereira@airarabia.com 28/Jul/14
www.airarabia.com   15/Aug/04
  Pilot vacancies webpage:   
  Online application form link:   
www.airarabia.com/careerinfo.html   15/Aug/04
Bases For Pilots
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Ras Al Khaima is also counts as a base, adding to commuting time.   18/Aug/14


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