Emirates is looking for experienced Airbus commanders to pilot its Airbus A380 as the airline continues to expand its widebody fleet.
Emirates invites applications from experienced captains to join its program Direct Entry Captain for its Airbus A380 fleet. The program “Direct Entry Order” is aimed at technically qualified pilots with at least 3,000 hours of command recently on wide-body Airbus aircraft such as theA330, A340, A350 and the‘A380. Applicants must have a minimum of 7,000 total flight hours on multi-engine, multi-crew aircraft, in addition to meeting other eligibility criteria.
Emirates has launched a global recruitment campaign. Interested pilots and their families can participate in an online briefing on October 4 at 1:00 p.m. Dubai time, attend open days in selected destinations.
For Emirates, piloting the airline’s fleet is “professionally satisfying, rewarding and exciting”. The new arrivals will be part of a community of 4,200 crew members, including 1,515 pilots of A380s, who are proud to fly the airline’s total fleet of 260 aircraft. Emirates’ fleet of wide-body aircraft is one of the youngest and most advanced in the world, including the iconic Airbus A380 and Boeing 777. Emirates will begin receiving its fleet of A350 mid-2024 and 777-9 in 2025.
The community of pilots expatriates Emirates comes from 111 countries, and the airline’s multinational crew is made up of 160 nationalities. Everyone enjoys living and working Dubai, safe and multicultural city. Pilots benefit from a competitive salary tax exemptspacious accommodation, a study allowance and excellent medical cover, dental, and life insurance. They also benefit from a chauffeur-driven transport service for their business trips, a laundry service, 42 days of annual leavesof plane tickets in Business class for their annual leave, a discounted freight service, as well as exceptional discounts for their loved ones, in addition to many other benefits.
Pilots enjoy the courses career of Emirates: captains can become management pilots, recruitment pilots, technical pilots, standards captains, training captains, audit captains, examiners and instructors. They also enjoy a long and successful career, since nearly 40% of them have worked for the airline for more than 10 years: 1,380 pilots have been with the company for 10 to 19 years, 173 for 20 to 29 years, and 5 for 30 years. Fun fact: the two longest serving pilots, with over 34 years of service, joined the company on the same day in 1989. Over the past five months, the company has welcomed 172 new pilots through its three recruitment programs – Direct Entry Captains, Accelerated Command and First Officers.
The airline continues to invest massively to train its pilots in innovative ways: current infrastructures include 10 flight simulators. Emirates’ internal training programs are robust and evidence-based, and feature specially developed operating environments. These training courses are provided by experienced instructors. The company’s latest pilot training center, worth $135 million, is scheduled to open in March 2024. The 63,300 m² site will increase pilot training capacity by 54% and house six flight simulators. additional flights, notably for A350s and Boeing 777-9s. Pilots also have access to a range of non-technical training programs within the Emirates Aviation College and Emirates Aviation University.