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Cathay Pacific Non-Rated Second & First Officers

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Cathay Pacific Non-Rated Second & First Officers

Cathay Pacific have re-commenced pilot recruitment. They’re seeking First & Second Officers. They’ve exhausted all locally available qualified pilots so HK residency is now not a requirement, but they will be given priority. Info from various news outlets and Cathay’s Careers Page.

From HK Standard & Bloomberg (January 2022):

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. is still facing an exodus of pilots in Hong Kong and management, seeing no letup in the trend, is considering hiring options to the combat depleted crew ranks, senior executives said at a company town hall Thursday, according to a person who attended the meeting.  

The carrier’s top management, including chief operations and service delivery officer Greg Hughes, told staff that an initial spike in pilot resignations last November had remained at high levels through January and is expected to continue to be high in coming months, the person said.  

Hong Kong remains wedded to a Covid-zero strategy, isolated alongside China as the world’s biggest holdouts as other nations learn to live with the virus. A resurgence in community infections in the once-vibrant Asian financial hub, coupled with fresh curbs on a wide range of activities, continues to wear on the city’s residents.   

To combat the exodus in the cockpit, Cathay said it plans to hire back all available ex-pilots from its now-defunct sister airline Cathay Dragon by the end of March, without specifying the total, adding to the 130 it recently brought back, the person said. A further 140 new cadets will undergo training this year and ex-graduate aircrew will be taken on, the person added.  

About Cathay and the role:

As Hong Kong’s premium airline, we have been delivering internationally recognised service for generations, whilst flying in and out of one of the world’s most vibrant, cities safely. Our pilots are a huge part of what makes us successful. Meticulously trained to a world-class standard, they adhere to the highest standard of safety that is trusted by customers worldwide. We are seeking to expand our fleet with passionate pilots who are as committed to ensuring the safety of our customers as we are.

A Second Officer is essentially a cruise relief pilot for the first few years. As a cruise relief pilot, you provide support to the Captain and First Officer, taking control during the cruise to allow inflight rest for the operating pilots.

What you’ll be doing:

It’s an exciting time to be a pilot, and we at Cathay Pacific are offering an opportunity in which you can craft a genuine career. As a Second Officer, based in the cultural hub that is Hong Kong, you will travel to over 200 destinations around the world, you will support our flight deck take the reins at altitude and ensure our customers have the experience they have come to expect.

You will receive world-class training and development to be ready to fly our fleet. Second Officers attend either a 6 or 8-week conversion training in Adelaide, which comprises of Simulator Training, Flight Training and Theory Hours.

Second Officers:

We are seeking passionate Second Officers who will take pride in providing a high-quality service to our customers and will embrace the potential to advance their careers. To be considered we’ll expect you to have:

  • Commercial Pilots Licence
  • Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR)
  • Minimum 250 hours of flying experience
  • Valid Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • ICAO English language proficiency Level 4 or above
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • HK Permanent residents will be given priority consideration

First Officers:

We are seeking passionate First Officers who will take pride in providing a high-quality service to our customers and will embrace the potential to advance their careers. To be considered we’ll expect you to have:

  • 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* CPL holder, must be eligible for HK ATPL on conversion* For ATPL Conversion you must have 500 hours P1 U/S or 250 hours P1 and/or P1 U/S including at least 70 hours as P1
  • Minimum 1,500 hours total flying time (3,000 hours preferred)
  • 500 hours on civil registered transport aircraft certified for multi-crew operations according to the type certificate and having a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) > 45,000 kg
  • Valid Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • ICAO English language proficiency Level 4 or above
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • HK Permanent residents will be given priority consideration

What Cathay offer:

We provide world-class training and development as we prepare you to fly our fleet.  You will fly the  most modern fleet, harnessing the latest in aviation technology. On top of the day to day and long-term benefits we offer, Hong Kong serves as an incredible home. Meaning you can enjoy the best of life in the air and on the ground.

If you wish to join our expanding fleet, please apply now. We’ll invite you to an interview in Hong Kong if we feel you meet our requirements.

Applications are online with CV and Cover Letter a requirement. If you need assistance in creating or improving these documents then please visit out Pilot Career Hub or email the pilot team at [email protected]

To apply for this job please visit careers.cathaypacific.com.

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