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Operator Classification
Operator name: Smartwings
Operator type: Charter
Region: Europe
Country: Czech Republic
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Capt top 94500 CZK/Month
Capt base 81000 CZK/Month
FO top 57500 CZK/Month 17/Dec/23
FO base CZK/Month Junior FO 36000 and 48000 FO 29/Nov/23
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Flight Pay / Per Diem
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Capt CPT Base CZK/Hours 1030 CZK/Landings 767 CPT Top CZK/Hours 1200 CZK/Landings 893
FO Junior FO CZK/Hours 460 CZK/Landings 339 FO CZK/Hours 610 CZK/Landings 452
Pension Details
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Roster Unstable. 7 days OFF per month, multiple changes per month, A LOT of out of base flying, Planning Dept can assign duty on a blank day without consent, as long as the change is done 48hrs+ in advance. Changes made in less than 48 hrs ahead need to be approved by the Crew. In the summer time you fly to the limit and in the winter time you may accrue only single digit hours, unless you accept one of the many ACMI contracts in the middle east or in the Northern America, where you live on your own whilst earning low Czech salary.
Leave 20 days a year, only Saturday till Friday can be approved. You don't have the Leave confirmation until 14 days prior to the requested period = very difficult to plan anything in advance.
Staff travel Discounted standby travel available after 6 months on Smart Wings routes network, only taxes are payable. Very limited possibilites for spouse and children.
Employment Situation For Pilots
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  Current Situation:  
Talks about selling the company to Israir. It is not clear whether it is happening or not. 14/Oct/23
Hiring both FOs and CPTs. 14/Oct/23
  Overall Situation (+ve/neutral/-ve):  
Positive   14/Oct/23
Entry Requirements
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* No criminal report * No incident report * Class 1 Medical Certificate * A minimum of 4000 hours total flying time * A minimum of 300 hours total flying time as a Captain of Boeing 737 * No break of more than 12 months in the flights * Age between 26 – 55 * ICAO English level 4 or above * Must hold valid (unrestricted) EU passport / Citizenship / Right to Live & Work in Europe * Applicant has to accept difficult life style with many changes in the roster and a lot of long stays outside permanent base (wet and dry lease contracts) * Past successfully company Selection Screening (the contents and conditions will be send personally) 1/Feb/16
Junior FO type rating for 737 cost 700800CZK or 570800CZK after bond for 3 years. Permanent contract from start of the type rating 14/Oct/23
Some cooperation with czech flight school f-air (https://www.profi.f-air.cz/smartwings-cadet-program-en). However this only guarantees you an invitation to the interview.   14/Oct/23
Recruitment Process
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Phase A (online): Modules: ? Online test - things like rotated cubes, shapes (cut into a few pieces, select which one is it), sequences, and many questions about your character ? Online interview with psychologist Phase B (on site): ? ATPL - literally some subset from the aviation exam ? English - spoken (some aviation related stuff and some general english) and written (mostly general english) ? Group session - drawing persons, practise of communication in couples, group session on creation of airport (drawing on a whiteboard) ? Psychomotoric testing - the compass test, some difficult sequences, select how much a word applies to your character ? SIM Check: SIM Check on ATR42/72 static sim or for TR pilots and pilots applying for CP position on B737 NG / A320 full motion SIM. Short IFR flight (SID, vectors, approach) with focus on following items: - standard instrument departure using conventional means of navigation - determination of aircraft position - transition altitude / transition level - joining of determined route - standard instrument arrival - entry in published holding pattern - instrument approach with own navigation from IAF - missed approach procedure - standard ICAO ATC phraseology - airmanship ? Final interview - introduction, something about you and flying, if anything failed then what was your weak spot, results summary and questions on when you can start 14/Oct/23
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4x C680 2x B737-700 27x B737-800 2x B737-900ER 20/Nov/17
now 39x B737 (8x from 2018, 15x from 2019, 9x from 2023)   12/Dec/17
Recruitment Contact For Pilots
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  Preferred method of application:  
Online via form on their website. https://www.smartwings.com/en/career/ 14/Oct/23
  Job Title:  
1068/30 K Letišti, Prague, Praha, 16008, Czech Republic   20/Oct/23
Email: tomas.nevole@travelservice.aero 1/Feb/16
https://www.smartwings.com   14/Oct/23
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Bases For Pilots
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