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Pilots' Detailed Payscale- please state whether payscale is before or after tax
(pension, per diems and brief payscale are listed further down the page)
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Addtional notes:
The Local Pilots get paid flight allowance which is not paid to expats, hence the LOCAL pilots end up earning more than an EXPAT pilot, you also fly 100 hours per month without fail and on overtime that is what is expected out of you for your monthly salary. Because ARIK is a one man operation there is no union or protection for the pilots....many Expat pilots have gone on rotation and their salaries have been stopped until they return. because the airline lose so many expats when they go on rotation they have started suspending your salary until you return. UPDATE: Arik Air only has three ex Nigeria Airways pilots flying for them, all of them left Nigeria Airways, 15 years. They joined Arik from other private airlines. As for the Gecat assessment process, no one was offered a job who was not put forward by Gecat. The only exception to the assessment process, were Pilots who were B733 type rated, who were Nigerian, and all were ex Virgin Nigeria Airways pilots, who went through the Gecat process, to get the Virgin Nigeria Job, in the first place, and went through the B733 type rating course at Gecat. Living in Lagos, under armed guard is par for the course, the crime situation is getting better in Lagos. Pilots who come here know that this is not a western european city. A few expat pilots have been flushed out who presented themselves as Captains, and actually had no command experience. The policy is that if you are an expat type rated, you are put through a recurrent, at Ariks expense, if you are successful you are offered a job.    
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Brief Payscale (please state whether before or after tax) (please ignore if the detailed payscale above is up to date)

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Capt top 10500 19/Sep/16
Capt base 8500
FO top $7000 14/Dec/15
FO base $5500 14/Dec/15
SO top

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FE top
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Additional Duty Pay / Per Diems for Arik Air Pilot Jobs
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Capt $1200-$1500
FO $1200-$1500
Pension Details for Arik Air Pilot Jobs
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Conditions for Arik Air Pilot Jobs
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Roster Operates on a Daily Basis Operations usually call you to advise on what flight you are doing the following day. The roster is anarchic, in reality there is none.
Leave For expat pilots, rotation is 56 days ON, 28 days OFF, travel days NOT included in working days.
Staff travel None. Domestic staff travel for locals removed.
Discounted holidays NONE

Arik Air Pilot Jobs Situation

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Current Situation:  
The Government has taken over the management due to huge debt.
Two A330 arriving. Two more are expected in the coming months.  
Overall Hiring Situation (+ve/neutral/-ve):
Neutral   24/Apr/17
Arik Air Pilot Jobs Entry Requirements (including preferred pilot schools)
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Captain - Bombardier CRJ series / Boeing 737 - 300 / Hawker 800: Total time: 3,000 hours flying time Command time: 1,000 hours out of which 500 hours must be on any of the above equipment Also, the Captain must possess Air Transport Pilot Licence with a valid Class J medical. 2/Aug/07
First Officers ? Bombardier CRJ series / Boeing 737 - 300 / Hawker 800: Total time: 1,500 hours flying time out of which 300 hours must be on a jet The First Officer must also possess CPL with I/R and valid medical. The possession of the ATPL and a Class J medical is a requirement. 2/Aug/07
Cadet program: Arik Air will introduce a cadet programme and therefore also encourage applications from pilots with a minimum of 300 hours fixed wing. 2/Aug/07
Recruitment Process for Arik Air Pilot Jobs
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RECRUITMENT PROCESS FOR CAPTAINS / FIRST OFFICERS Please note that Stage 1 of the recruitment process will take place in Lagos. Stage 2 will be in London Gatwick. Stage 1 Personal interview ? approximately 45 minutes to convince us of your suitability to join Arik Air. This is your opportunity to convince us that you are the sort of person who will thrive in an environment where hard work and effort are paramount. Stage 2 A pre-simulator briefing Simulator assessment in a B737 or B757 simulator ? 45 minutes as both pilot flying and PNF. We assess basic handling skills, CRM and flight management. Simulator briefing Technical Assessment ? 45 minutes assessing your technical knowledge on your current / previous aircraft types Practice aptitude and psychometric tests here.  2/Aug/07
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2xA340-500, 2xA330-200, 4xB737-800, 9xB737-700, B737-800, 4xCRJ-900, 2xDash8-Q400, 2xHS125-800XP 2/Jan/17
No indication of orders on Boeing website for any orders other than 7x 737s.   3/Oct/08
Arik Air Pilot Jobs Recruitment Contact
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Preferred method of application:  
Online 2/Aug/07
Job Title:  
Arik Air Limited, Arik Air Aviation Centre, Murtala Muhammed Domestic Airport, P.O. Box 10468 Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria 2/Aug/07
Email: (To find out whether your email application has been read use VisualCV)
Website:  2/Aug/07  
Pilot vacancies webpage:  2/Aug/07  
Online application form link:  
Bases For Arik Air Pilot Jobs (including restrictions for recent pilot school graduates)
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