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Operator Classification
Operator name: Emirates
Operator type: Legacy
Region: Middle East
Country: United Arab Emirates
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Capt top 56585 AED (after 20 years at 3% increase)
Capt base 36320 AED
FO top 33036 AED (after 10 years at 3% increase) 23/Oct/17
FO base 25450 29/Apr/19
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Flight Pay / Per Diem
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Capt AED 78.75 / block hour up to 88 hrs (31 day month). 85 hrs (30 day month)
FO AED 57.75 / block hour up to 88 hrs (31 day month) 85 hrs (30 day month)
Pension Details
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Provident Fund pays cash benefit at end of service. Pilot must contribute 5 percent of base pay (vested 100 percent immediately). Emirates contributes an amount equal to 12 percent of base pay (75 percent vested after 5 years; 100 percent vested after 7 years). Company contribution increases to 15 percent after 10 years.  
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Roster NEW commuting roster for B777 freighter pilots 28/13
Staff travel A range of reduced fare airline ticket options are available for staff and their eligible dependants, on the Emirates network which covers over 112 destinations, as well as on partner airlines.
By virtue of being an Emirates Group employee you can avail of attractive discounts at over 100 dining, retail, hotel and leisure outlets in Dubai and the UAE. You can also upgrade to the Emirates Platinum Card and avail over 300 additional discounts and benefits and club memberships.
Employment Situation For Pilots
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  Current Situation:  
Huge scale redundancies. Approx 2500 pilots let go with the Airbus fleet now down to a max of 200 pairs of pilots. More Airbus pilots forced into unpaid leave for a year after which the airline gets to fire them if not needed. 17/Nov/20
Reducing 777 fleet by 13 this year. 77X/ 787 arriving next couple of years 21/Jan/20
  Overall Situation (+ve/neutral/-ve):  
Negative   17/Nov/20
Entry Requirements
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Only A380, B747, B67, B777 counts towrds Wide Body time. Age 35 or older for A380 Age 32 or older for B777 Minimum of 7000 TT stick time on turbojets and turboprops. Minimum of 3000 hrs command time on multi-crew, multi-engine commercial jet aircraft with MTOW of 50 tonnes or more A valid ICAO ATPL with an unrestricted class one medical certificate Fluency in written and spoken English, equal to ICAO English level 5 or above Minimum of 1000 hrs of wide-body aircraft and long-haul experience (CAPT or FO) in the last 3 years Flown at least 150 hrs in command on a jet meeting the mentioned criteria; within the last 12 months Currently type rated as a commander on an airctaft such as B737, A320 or larger. 5/Mar/18
Minimum of 2000 hrs on MTOW ≥ 20T OR Minimum of 3000 hrs on MTOW between 10T & 20T On top of this you will need to have: A valid ICAO ATPL (or USA equivalent) with an unrestricted class one medical certificate Pilots with Frozen ATPL, type rated on Airbus or Boeing, can be invited for the selection process on the proviso that they obtain a full ATPL, if successful, prior to joining. English language fluency to ICAO English level 4 or above Flown at least 150 hrs within the last 12 months on an airctaft with MTOW ≥ 10T Current time to upgrade 5 to 6 years 21/Sep/19
Only offered to UAE Nationals   23/Oct/17
Recruitment Process
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Airbus A380 (115x) Boeing 777-200LR (10x) Boeing 777-300ER (132x) Boeing 777F (11x for Emirates SkyCargo) 28/May/20
150 x B777 8/9X, 50 x Boeing 787-9, 50 Airbus A350-900   13/Apr/20
Recruitment Contact For Pilots
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  Preferred method of application:  
Website 23/Oct/17
Antonia Storey   15/Jan/18
  Job Title:  
Pilot Recruitment Team   15/Jan/18
Email: antonia.storey@emirates.com 15/Jan/18
www.emirates.com   24/Oct/16
  Pilot vacancies webpage:   
http://www.emiratesgroupcareers.com/pilots/   15/Jan/18
  Online application form link:   
http://www.emiratesgroupcareers.com/search-and-apply/?category=pilots   15/Jan/18
Bases For Pilots
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DXB ONLY   15/Jan/18


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