Etihad Airways Non-Rated B777 Captains

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Etihad Airways began operations in 2003, and in 2014 carried 14.8 million passengers. From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to or has announced plans to serve 111 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of 117 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and more than 200 aircraft on firm order, including 71 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777-X, 62 Airbus A350s and 10 Airbus A380s, which we have already started receiving delivery of.

Etihad Airways is currently looking for B777 Non Type Rated Captains

Job Description includes (but are not limited to):

Being responsible for the safety and security of all crew members, passengers and cargo on board.

Being responsible for the operation and safety of the aircraft from the moment the aircraft is first ready to move for the purpose of taxiing prior to take-off until the moment it finally comes to rest at the end of the flight and the engine(s) used as primary propulsion units are shut down;

Familiarising himself with all applicable regulations, documentation and briefing materials for the intended route of flight, destination and alternate airfields. Additionally, the commander shall familiarise himself with both oxygen escape routes and terrain escape routes.

Having authority to give all commands he deems necessary for the purpose of securing the safety of the aircraft and of persons or property carried therein;

Having authority to disembark any person, or any part of the cargo, which, in his opinion, may represent a potential hazard to the safety of the aircraft or its occupants;

Ensuring that all crew comply with all operational checklists prior to, during and after all phases of flight operations, and in abnormal and emergency situations

Ensuring the proper implementation and application of the manufacture provided procedures and checklist approved for use by ETIHAD Airways.

The commander or the pilot to whom conduct of the flight has been delegated shall, in an emergency situation that requires immediate decision and action, take any action he considers necessary under the circumstances. In such cases he may deviate from rules, operational procedures and methods in the interest of safety.

Operating the aircraft within the scope of all the Operational Manuals

Taking all reasonable measures to ensure that all persons carried in the aircraft obey all lawful commands given by him for the purpose of securing the safety of the aircraft and of persons or property carried therein.

Operating efficiently in accordance with company fuel policy.

Ensuring On time Performance.

Ensuring Customer awareness.





  • 7000 hours total flying time (1)
  • 5500 PIC hours on multi-crew glass cockpit jet engine aircraft (2)
  • 2000 PIC hours on wide body aircraft above 140 tons


  • 7000 hours total flying time (1)
  • 4000 PIC hours on multi-crew glass cockpit jet engine aircraft (2)
  • 3500 PIC hours on wide body aircraft above 140 tons



  • ICAO ATPL, valid license and medical
  • Must be a current Commander
  • Must not have attained the age 62 years old
  • English Language fluency (written and verbal) ELP 4 or above


(1) In case of hours accumulated on flights with in- flight relief, 75% of the total hours in such position shall be counted towards the required minimum


(2) Glass cockpit: Aircraft with an FMS coupled to the APFDS





Salary and Benefits:

Starting salary of AED 35200 or US$ 9578 per month for Captains and an annual salary increment of 2%, becoming 3% after completing 5 years.


Flight duty allowance of AED 50 per flying hour.

Meal allowance during layovers as per the following rates:

Middle East/ GCC/ Sub ContinentAED 12 per hour
Asia/ Far EastAED 15 per hour
Africa/ AustralasiaAED 18 per hour
Europe/ AmericasAED 23 per hour

Housing allowance up to AED 170000 per year or company provided housing depending on availability.

Education allowance of AED 36000 for primary and AED 50400 for secondary up to 4 children.

Income protection scheme.

42 Days annual leave.

Staff travel benefits.

End of service benefits.

Accidental and life insurance benefits.
Please note that the above is subject to change without prior notice.

Applications are online. See our Etihad recruitment page here.


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