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Cathay Pacific Non-Rated Second Officers

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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.

Who Cathay are looking for:

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)
  • Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) examination credits (same state as Licence)
  • Minimum 250* hours of flying experience
  • Valid Class 1 medical certificate
  • ICAO English language proficiency level 4 or above

Aged 18 years or above

*If you also have 500 hours of multi-crew operations experience in transport category aircraft a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) greater than 10,000kg, that would be seen as beneficial.

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.