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Operator Classification
Operator name: China Airlines
Operator type: Major/National/Low Cost
Region: Asia
Country: Taiwan
Pilots' Detailed Payscale - please state whether payscale is before or after tax
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Addtional notes: greater than 70 hours overpay paid... easy to reach. Most time sleeping while on work, long haul.    
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Capt base U$ 7.730,00 if Type Rated. Tax rate is 30% once you spend 183 days in the country. Company only deduct 18% each pay. So you need deductions or you end up paying additional tax.
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FO base $4600 base after training, $2600 during grd school, $3600 during line training, +/- 1200$ housing allowance + $ 2.00 pediem per hour away from base. 14/Jan/05
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Flight Pay / Per Diem
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SO None
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Pension Details
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2 months salary for every yr worked BUT Tax taken at 20% of your salary, but not entitled to pension (gov) until 60th birthday and 15yrs service so no chance to get get any of your contributions until 60 yrs.  
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Roster Can travel each month one return flight to your single nominated homeleave destination, STBY basis upgradeable to Business Class
Leave 24 days annual leave, can take each month 2 days AL plus the 8 days consecutive, total of 10 days each month consecutive free.
Staff travel Yes
Employment Situation For Pilots
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  Current Situation:  
hiring freeze of local pilots and flight and rest times 17/Feb/19
2009 outlook bad for expats within the company. Cut of housing and pay without notice and only for expat pilots. 26/Feb/09
  Overall Situation (+ve/neutral/-ve):  
Neutral   17/Feb/19
Entry Requirements
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744/A340: 7000hrs, 2000hrs PIC on comercial jet, 500hrs PIC on type, maximum 56 years old. 738/AB6: 6000hrs TT, 1500hrs PIC on comercial jet, 750hrs PIC on type, maxiumum 56 years old.
1500hrs TT, + 500hrs for every year after your 34th birthday. Maximium of 5500hrs when you’re 42.
Recruitment Process
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After application you will be invited for +/- 5 day interview/ medical examination. A very, very detailed medical examination, which takes two days, and ALL aspects are taken in consideration. An interview , general knowledge aviation questions, and finally a Sim ride. Pretty straightforward. Show lots of respect to management even after you are hired. 14/Jan/05
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B747-400 15 A340-300 7 A330-300 7 B737-800 12 A300-600R 6 B747-400F 19 30/Sep/06
Orders in 2006 and 2007 respectively. B744: 0, 0. B744F: 2, 1. B738: 0, 0. A343: 0, -1. A333: 4, 4. A306: -4, -2. 14 A350XWB   26/Jan/08
Recruitment Contact For Pilots
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  Preferred method of application:  
  Job Title:  
Pilot Recruitment Office, Administration Dept., Flight Operations, China Airlines No. 3, Alley 123, Lane 405, Tung-Hwa N. Road, Taipei, Taiwan  
Fax: 886-2-2514-6336
Email: pilotrecruit@email.china-airlines.com
  Pilot vacancies webpage:   
  Online application form link:   
Bases For Pilots
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So called ELO - Extended LayOver (8 days plus 2 anual leave = 10days/mth.) at the following places: FRA, ANC, YVR, LAX, MIA (for MIA, expect waiting list for years unless you are Venezuelian)   16/Mar/07


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