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Operator Classification
Operator name: TAP Air Portugal
Operator type: Major/National/Low Cost
Region: Europe
Country: Portugal
Pilots' Detailed Payscale - please state whether payscale is before or after tax
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Currency: 1 Euro = 1,46 USD
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Capt top 6250 Eur (net) plus 220 Eur (Net) every year
Capt base 6250 Eur (net)plus 220 Eur (Net) every year
FO top 4650 Eur (net) plus 160 Eur (Net) every year 11/Jan/13
FO base 3400 Eur (net) 11/Jan/13
SO top
SO base
FE top
FE base
Flight Pay / Per Diem
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Capt 70 Eur (net) Average 18 Per diem/Month
FO 55 Eur (net) Average 18 Per diem/Month
Pension Details
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company will deliver 6% of monthly salary to a finance company. Pilot will deduct 1,5% of salary to same company. Total of 7,5% salary for a pensio fund  
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Roster Isaura for the following month on the 15th of previous month
Staff travel Yes. Tickets comply only airport taxes.
Employment Situation For Pilots
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  Current Situation:  
Salaries still have a 20% cut due to the 2020 Covid pandemic, workers are not happy some are leaving to look for work elsewhere. Hence hiring. 2022 closed with a 65.6€ million profit. 24/Mar/23
Government wants to privatize the company before year end 2023. 24/Mar/23
  Overall Situation (+ve/neutral/-ve):  
Positive   24/Mar/23
Entry Requirements
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No direct entry. 6/Nov/10
Frozen ATPL, IR(ME), MCC. Fluent in Portuguese. 14/May/18
Recruitment Process
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English written and oral tests. Three to four days of psychometric testing (group exercise, written tests, two 3h-long coordination and situational awereness exams - one of them is the WOMBAT http://www.aero.ca/e_W_specs.html), interview with psychologist). Full day of medical exams (more restrictive than JAR-FCL). Simulator check on A319 Level D (inexperienced pilots fly by hand and do basic navigation and maneuvers; type-rated do engine fail at V1 followed by incapacitation). Final jury interview (Director of Flights Ops, Human Resources and Psychologist).
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21 Airbus A319-100, 21 Airbus A320-200, 1 A320neo, 4 Airbus A321-200, 2 Airbus A321neo, 12 Airbus A330-200, 4 Airbus A330-300, 1 Airbus A330-900, 4 Airbus A340-300. Phase out of all A340s by winter 2020 15/Aug/19
New order of 53 new airbus aircrafts: - 14 A330-900neo - 15 A320neo - 24 A321neo First aircraft to be delivered mid 2018.   30/Oct/17
Recruitment Contact For Pilots
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  Preferred method of application:  
apply directly at TAP when official recruitment opens and is published over newspapers 11/Jan/13
  Job Title:  
Tel: ? 14/Mar/07
http://www.flytap.com   17/Sep/13
  Pilot vacancies webpage:   
https://recrutamento.tap.pt/go/Pilots/742602/   31/May/23
  Online application form link:   
Bases For Pilots
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Lisbon (LPPT) and OPorto (LPPR)   6/Mar/07


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