Cathay Pacific Non-Rated First Officers

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Cathay Pacific Non-Rated First Officers

Cathay Pacific are recruiting First Officers for their various predominately wide-body fleet based Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China. Info received from CAE Parc Aviation. Details on the roadshow in South America here.

Role Introduction

Job title: Cathay Pacific – First Officer (Direct Entry)

Job Overview:

Join CAE Parc Aviation and Cathay Pacific at our highly anticipated pilot career roadshows to connect with our team of aviation professionals, gain valuable insights into the recruitment process, and discover the remarkable benefits of being part of an industry-leading global Airline.

Flying for Cathay Pacific Airways means flying a world-class fleet across regional, long-haul, and ultra-long-haul routes across our well-established global network. We operate Airbus and Boeing aircraft offering the opportunity for different flying across the span of your career.

Safety and training are at the heart of our Flight Operations and your career and development are supported by our world-class Flight Training Centre. There is a well-established pathway to Command and always the opportunity to develop your skills outside of line flying, with many of our pilots working on flight data, safety groups, training roles, and in our management teams.

A career at Cathay Pacific is also supported by good benefits, including generous staff travel across our network for you and your dependants, insurance, a substantial monthly allowance, Children’s Education Allowance, a generous provident fund, and the opportunity to earn more via our productivity-driven contract. Come and join Cathay Pacific in Hong Kong, Asia’s World City, a city with a rich history and distinctive culture.


Apply now to become a Hong Kong-based First Officer if you meet the following requirements:

  • ICAO Airline Transport Pilot Licence(ATPL) or Commercial Pilot Licence(CPL) with a Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR) and same state ATPL examinations credits – obtained without exemption or conversion
  • A valid Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • ICAO English Language Proficiency Level 4 or above
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Minimum total flying time of 1500 hours (3000 hours preferred) including
    • 500 hours as P1 U/S or 250 hours as P1 or
    • 250 hours P1 or
    • P1 U/S, including at least 70 hours as P1

And including A) or B) below

  1. Civil aircraft for multi-crew operations with MTOW >45,000 kg
    1. 500 hours
  2. Civil aircraft certified for multi-crew operations with MTOW >10,000 kg or aircraft certified and configured for more than 19 passengers
  3. 500 hours (including at least 250 P1 and/or P1 U/S hours) in the preceding 5 years Or 100 sectors in the preceding 5 years

The selection process consists of a pre-employment medical check including HKCAD Class 1 medical*.  Successful candidates are required to pass a pre-employment background check (including criminal records).

*Refer to HKCAD policy for the full requirement for fitness to fly (HKCAD Aeromedical).  As the position you are applying for is a Safety Sensitive Role you are also required to pass a pre-employment drug test.  Testing will be done following the HKCAD Guidance for screening of Psychoactive Substances – Annex B, CAD373 (CAD373)

Personal & Application Information

Cathay Pacific is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with our personal data policy and for recruitment purposes only. Candidates not notified within eight weeks may consider their application unsuccessful. All related information will be kept in our file for up to 24 months. A copy of our Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request by contacting our Data Protection Officer.

Please note that with effect from 1 June 2022 onwards, all Cathay employees and contractors who work in Cathay City and all other Cathay Group Company premises in Hong Kong must have received a third dose of COVID 19 vaccine.  Being tested regularly for COVID-19 is not an option. Consideration will be given to those who are unable to get vaccinated for valid medical reasons.

Applications are to be submitted online here. 

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