Emirates Airlines, hailing from the bustling metropolis of Dubai, is on a global hunt for seasoned Airbus professionals. Why the buzz, you ask? They’re preparing for an impressive fleet expansion over the forthcoming two years. And they’re on the lookout for some of the industry’s best.
Here’s the Lowdown:
- Direct Entry Captains Initiative: This is reserved for the pros – captains who’ve clocked at least 3,000 recent command hours on major Airbus models. The catch? They’ll be maneuvering the majestic Airbus A380s.
- Rising Captains Boost: For those with over 1,500 hours on Airbus, Emirates offers an Accelerated Command Programme, a fast-track lane, if you will.
- First Officer Programme: Fresh talent isn’t overlooked. If you’ve got a knack for handling multi-engine, multi-crew aircrafts, they’re welcoming applications here too.
Now, if you’re thinking, “Isn’t this sudden?” Well, not quite. Last year, the bigwig at Emirates Aviation University hinted at a hiring wave. With a shortage of aviation mavens, there’s a golden window of opportunity, and Emirates is seizing it.
Joining Emirates isn’t just about flying. Pilots are enveloped into a thriving community of over 4,200 flight crew members, including 1,515 A380 aficionados. And here’s the sweet part: pilots are treated to posh lodgings, allowances for education, top-notch health benefits, chauffeur services, generous annual leave, and premium flight tickets. Not to mention, the cherry on top: enviable travel discounts for loved ones.
But Wait, There’s More!
Come 2024, the airline’s hangars will house the sleek A350s, and by 2025, the 777-9s. They’re not just expanding; they’re gearing up with robust training programs. Here’s a quick snapshot:
- A380 Captain Criteria: A whopping 7,000 hours of total flight experience, with 3,000 hours dedicated to wide-body aircrafts like the A330 and its siblings.
- The Fast-Track: Joining this program? You’d need 6,000 hours on multi-crew aircrafts and a solid 3,000 hours commanding planes weighing 50 tonnes or more. Excel, and you might snag an accelerated command upgrade in just a tad over a year.
- For First Officers: Multi-engine experience is a must, paired with a recognized ICAO ATPL. Also, you should have 2,000 hours on aircrafts with a 20-tonne take-off weight.
Eager to dive in? Mark your calendars for an enlightening online session on October 4 at 1pm (Dubai time). If virtual isn’t your style, drop by their open days in selected locations or pop over to Emirates’ official site to sign up. Fly high, folks!