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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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Guaranteed hours:
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75 hours
Addtional notes:
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 After 31 years: 17955 EUR x 13 = 233427 EUR. Additional tax free duty supplements, a yearly bonus and per diems are paid on top. 19/Dec/22
Capt base 1. Year: 11540 EUR x 13 = 150022 EUR. Prior salary steps as a F/O in the company are taken into account, i.e. a freshly upgraded Captain will enter the same salary time unit they had as a F/O (10th F/O salary stage -> 10th Captain salary stage). Additional tax free duty supplements, a yearly bonus and per diems are paid on top.
FO top After 31 years (assuming no upgrade to Captain): 12916 EUR x 13 = 167915 EUR. Additional tax free duty supplements, a yearly bonus and per diems are paid on top. 19/Dec/22
FO base 1. Year without experience on heavy aircraft: 5980 EUR x 12.25 = 73259 EUR. 1. Year with experience on heavy aircraft: 6500 EUR x 12.25 = 79635 EUR. As of the 2nd year, 13 full salaries are paid. Additional tax free duty supplements, a yearly bonus and per diems are paid on top. 19/Dec/22
SO top

SO base No SOs
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FE base
Additional Duty Pay / Per Diems for Cargolux Pilot Jobs
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Capt 4,50 EUR per hour
FO 4,00 EUR per hour
Pension Details for Cargolux Pilot Jobs
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Eligibility for Luxembourg state pension after working in Lux for at least one year and a total of at least 10 years in the European Union. Additionally a fonds based pension plan via Swiss Life is funded by the company. Monthly a variable amount based on salary and rank is invested by the company with the additional option to privately contribute up to 100 EUR per month.  
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
Staff travel MyID travel on Air Dolomiti, JetBlue, JSX, Luxair and Transavia. A secondary agreement with Austrian Airlines exists. Currently staff travel with Cargolux is subject to a temporary embargo if DG cargo is on board, otherwise free unlimited travel of spouse and children (except USA) on the 6 business class seats of the upper deck on the 747's
Discounted holidays

Cargolux Pilot Jobs Situation

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Current Situation:  
Although more pilots are required, recruitment is currently closed.
Currently no information on future recruitment.  
Overall Hiring Situation (+ve/neutral/-ve):
Neutral   19/Dec/22
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
No scholarship available   19/Dec/22
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
10 B777-8F (+6 Options) ordered to replace the B747-400F fleet. First aircraft expected to arrive in 2027   24/Oct/22
Cargolux Pilot Jobs Recruitment Contact
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Preferred method of application: 19/Dec/22
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:  23/Dec/22  
Online application form link:  23/Dec/22    
Bases For Cargolux Pilot Jobs (including restrictions for recent pilot school graduates)
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Luxembourg (LUX)
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