© Provided by Khaleej Times Emirates, Etihad are hiring, new job openings offer up to Dh59,000
UAE-based airlines - Emirates and Etihad - are looking for pilots and first officers for their ever-expanding fleet of aircraft. Both airlines consistently feature among the best carriers across the world, and it's no surprise that they are looking for the very best to fly them into the skies.
Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways posted some job positions this week, including that of aircraft captain, first officer and flight instructor.
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, according to the website.
The vacancies are for A320, B777 and B787 services.
A captain for passenger A320, B777 and B787 will get a starting monthly salary of Dh35,200 a month and an annual salary increment of 2 per cent. Meanwhile, a first officer flying a passenger A320, B777 and B787 will take home Dh26,000 every month and an annual salary increment of 2 per cent.
Captains and first officers with passenger services get 42 days of annual leave every year, and flight duty allowance of Dh40 per flying hour.
All captains and first officers will get life and accident insurance, staff travel benefits, and end of service benefits. They are also eligible for housing allowance up to Dh160,000 per year and allowance of Dh36,000 for primary education and Dh50,400 for secondary education of up to 4 children.
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Emirates is one of the fastest-growing airlines in the world, operating a modern fleet of over 200 wide-bodied aircraft across a global network of more than 155 destinations across six continents. Emirates is also the world's largest operator for the Boeing 777 and Airbus 380. According to a job posting on the Emirates website, the airline is looking for captains and first officers for Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft.
The vacancies are for A380 and B777 passenger, and B777 Skycargo freighter.
A captain for passenger A380 and B777 will get a total monthly salary of Dh58,770 tax-free (accommodation allowance included), while a B777 Skycargo freight captain will earn Dh47,875 tax-free (accommodation allowance included) per month.
A first officer flying a passenger A380 or B777 will take home a total salary Dh44,450 (tax-free, accommodation allowance included) every month, while a first officer with the freight services will earn Dh35,935 tax-free (accommodation allowance included) monthly.
Captains and first officers with passenger services get 42 days of annual leave every year, while those associated with the freight services get only 12 days a year.
Looking at the roster, captains and first officers with passenger services get minimum eight days off a month, and work on average 800-900 hours every year.
Those associated with freight services have a '28 days on/13 days off' roster, and work on average 500-600 hours yearly.
All captains and first officers will get life and accident insurance, medical and dental coverage, and loss of licence insurance.
They also get chauffeur drive facility, platinum discount cards, company uniforms and dry cleaning.
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