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Operator Classification
Operator name: Air Arabia
Operator type: Regional
Region: Middle East
Country: United Arab Emirates
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Capt top New revised contract max fixed salary capped at a lower rate. Senior people retain previous conditions, difference around 7000 AED less per month
Capt base 40000 roughly
FO top 29,000AED if above 3,000hrs on type (Basic 20,000 + housing 6,500 + transport 2,000 + uniform 500) 7/Dec/19
FO base 15,500AED if below 1,500hrs on type (Basic 6,500 + Housing 6,500 + Transport Allowance 2,000) 22,000AED if above 1,500hrs on type (Basic 13,000 + Housing 6,500 + Transport Allowance 2,000) 26/Mar/18
SO top 5000AED + Flight Pay Total Approx 10~12000AED with 70hours of Flying
SO base 5000AED + Flight Allowance 12~15k depending on hours. First Officer contracts are given after 1300hours
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Flight Pay / Per Diem
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Capt 0 -25 hrs 35dhs, 26 - 50 hrs 80dhs, 51-75 hrs 150dhs, above 76 280dhs
FO 0 -25 hrs 20dhs, 26 - 50 hrs 50dhs, 51-75 hrs 90dhs, above 76 160dhs
Pension Details
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NONE provided  
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Roster Worse than many carriers (a lot of night flight 10pm-8am). Hard work all commuting contracts will be discontinued by end of 2021.
Staff travel Myidtravel agreements with EK EY LH and others
Employment Situation For Pilots
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  Current Situation:  
Started hiring direct entry 1000 hours 3/Aug/23
Introduction of A321LR neo 23/Apr/19
  Overall Situation (+ve/neutral/-ve):  
Positive   3/Aug/23
Entry Requirements
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A minimum of 5000 hours as your total flying hours. A minimum of 800 hours Pilot-in-command on A320 and currently on A320.Valid ICAO ATPL. To be below the age of 50 years on the date of joining. 3/Jan/09
A minimum of 1500 hours as your total flying hours. A minimum of 800 hours on A320, and currently on A320. Valid ICAO CPL. To be below the age of 50 years on the date of joining. 3/Jan/09
They hire only from their partner flight school , Alpha aviation academy. 19/Sep/12
Selection is divided in 3 days: 1. Computer based aptitude tests and psychometric evaluation. 2. Online English evaluation, written maths/physics tests and personal interview with chief ground instructor. 3. Supervised group exercises and air arabia interview. After successful completion of the assessment you can enroll in the MPL program. Total cost is AED 660,000 + VAT   22/Aug/22
Recruitment Process
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First day 50 question A320/ ATPL, Psychometric test, Personal Interview. 2) second day Sim 18/Jun/18
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54 Airbus includes 3 A321 neo LR 7/Dec/19
3 A321neo LR (on lease) 70 A320neo 50 A321neo LR/XLR   7/Dec/19
Recruitment Contact For Pilots
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  Preferred method of application:  
online 3/Jan/09
Carlon Velasquez   6/Nov/19
  Job Title:  
Air Arabia, P.O.Box 132, Sharjah, UAE   15/Aug/04
Tel: +971 6 5580000 15/Aug/04
Fax: +971 6 5580008 15/Aug/04
Email: jobs@airarabia.com 6/Nov/19
www.airarabia.com   15/Aug/04
  Pilot vacancies webpage:   
  Online application form link:   
www.airarabia.com/careerinfo.html   15/Aug/04
Bases For Pilots
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Bases in UAE sharjah ras al khaimah abu dhabi (new)   7/Dec/19


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