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Pilots' Detailed Payscale- please state whether payscale is before or after tax
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Supplements paid for duties during nights, Sundays and public holidays. These supplements are exempted from tax in Luxembourg. These supplements will bring the net very close to the gross salary. Vacation supplements are paid to compensate the supplements shortfall during vacation periods. Overtime is tax free. Very generous social security system with a very complete benefits package despite one of the lowest levies in Europe.    
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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 17.778EUR x 13 = 231.116EUR (tax free supplements and per diem on top) after 31years in the company 10/Jul/22
Capt base 13.679 x 13 = 177.839 (tax free supplements and per diem on top) Assuming upgrade after 11 years.
FO top 8690EUR x 13 = 112.977EUR (tax free supplements and per diem on top) assumes 11 years in the company If no upgrade, 12.788EUR x 13 = 166253EUR after 31years 10/Jul/22
FO base 5921EUR x 12.25= 72.533EUR (tax free supplements and per diem on top) after 1st year full 13th month salary: 6126EUR x 13 = 79638EUR 10/Jul/22
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SO base No SOs
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Additional Duty Pay / Per Diems for Cargolux Pilot Jobs
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Capt 4,5E away from base
FO 4E/hr away from base
Pension Details for Cargolux Pilot Jobs
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Luxembourg state pension which is -as you would expect from the officialy richest country in the world 2007- not the worst + a fonds based pension plan from "swiss life insurance". You can choose (and change) from guaranteed to high risk fonds and the company will then invest for you a variable amount based on your rank and salery on a monthly basis.  
Conditions for Cargolux Pilot Jobs
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Roster As of January 2020 monthly based roster with minimum 12 days off in 2 blocks â—¾7 fixed consecutive days off â—¾5 fixed consecutive days off (6 rosters per year) â—¾5 consecutive days off that can changed for operational reasons subject to notification and compensation rules. (6 rosters per year). LEAVE: As of January 2020, 42 days per year on top of the guaranteed 12 days off per roster period.
Leave 42 days per year on top of the guaranteed 9 days off per 28 day roster period.
Staff travel MyID travel on Luxair and Austrian and a few others. Currently staff travel on Cargolux is subject to a temporary embargo if CAO cargo is on board, otherwise free unlimited travel of spouse and children (except USA)on the 6 business class seats of upper deck of the 747.
Discounted holidays

Cargolux Pilot Jobs Situation

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Current Situation:  
Now hiring 747-400 type rated First Officers for a 12 month extendable contract. Good opportunity to join a great airline. The majority of the temporary pilots hired in 2020 have meanwhile been extended into permanent employment. You can practice aptitude and psychometric tests here. 21/Mar/21
Currently only type rated candidates considered. Next in line will be the already positively selected non-type rated pilots from their holding pool.   21/Mar/21
Overall Hiring Situation (+ve/neutral/-ve):
Positive   21/Mar/21

Cargolux Pilot Jobs Entry Requirements (including preferred pilot schools)
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Internal upgrade strict to seniority. Currently 10 to 11 years of waiting to be expected when joining new the company. 24/Sep/19
EASA Part FCL ATPL or CPL/IR with ATPL theory (Frozen ATPL) â—¾EASA Part Med Class 1 Medical â—¾Minimum 2000 hours total flying time including :â—¾A minimum of 1500 hours on multi-pilot turbo-jet aeroplane certificated to the standards of CS-25/FAR-25 or equivalent Or â—¾A minimum of 1500 hours on a multi-pilot turbo-prop aeroplane having a maximum certificated take-off mass of not less than 10000 kg or a certificated passenger seating configuration of more than 19 passengers. Be current on 744, ideally on 748 1/Apr/19
No SO's. 10/Sep/07
Be aware for scam using and asking fees   8/Oct/18
Recruitment Process for Cargolux Pilot Jobs
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Round 1: 1 day in Luxembourg. Mollymawk tests. Round 2: 3 days in Luxembourg - day 1 group exercise & roleplay, day 2 interview, day 3 ATPL test + sim screening on B747. When successful: extensive medical with company doctor. Practice aptitude and psychometric tests here.  31/Jan/17
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Current: B747-8F (14) B747-400F (6) B747-400ERF (6) 12/Jul/21
0   16/Dec/19
Cargolux Pilot Jobs Recruitment Contact
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Preferred method of application:  
Online through Register for roadshow by sending an email to 27/Sep/17
Job Title:  
CARGOLUX AIRLINES INTERNATIONAL S.A., Luxembourg Airport, L-2990 Luxembourg, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg 8/Sep/05
Tel: 00352 4211 1 8/Sep/05
Fax: 00352 43 54 46 8/Sep/05
Email: pilotcareer [at] (To find out whether your email application has been read use VisualCV) 23/Apr/18
Website:  24/Oct/05  
Pilot vacancies webpage:  21/Mar/21  
Online application form link:  22/Dec/05    
Bases For Cargolux Pilot Jobs (including restrictions for recent pilot school graduates)
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