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Chapter 1 - CCAR (Questions) / Chapter 1 - CCAR (Answers)
Chapter 2 - Navigational Information, Navigational Notice and Advisory Materials
Chapter 3 - Meteorology
Chapter 4 - Aerodynamics, Aircraft Flight Principles, Inspection and Operation
Chapter 5 - Navigation
Chapter 6 - Aircraft safety, Efficient Operation and Airspace System
Chapter 6E - Aircraft safety, Efficient Operation and Airspace System
Chapter 7 - Weight and Balance
Chapter 7E - Weight and Balance
Chapter 8 - Flight Performance
Chapter 9 - Air Cargo Transport Procedures
Chapter 10 - Human Factor
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SHENZHEN—In cooperation with Qingdao Airlines, WASINC International is now recruiting A320 captains for this growing, Shandong Province-based airline. Qingdao Airlines operated its first flight in April 2014 and has been growing ever since. With the mission of serving as a boutique carrier for the seaside city of Qingdao, the airline currently operates a fleet of ten Airbus A320s on eight domestic routes from Liuting International Airport in Qingdao. The airline is a partnership between Shandong Airlines, the Nanshan Group, and the Qingdao Transport Development Group. The airline has significant growth in mind with plans to operate 60 A320s by the year 2020. The airline’s success since it commenced operations and its plans for growth represent a great opportunity for pilots seeking to fly in China. Pilots are based at the airline’s hub in the mountainous coastal city of Qingdao popular with tourists for its temperate climate, numerous parks, and hiking and swimming opportunities. Further information about available positions and benefits can be found on the Jobs tab of WASINC.aero
SHENZHEN – WASINC pilot Gregory P. Bujna was recently named Shenzhen Airlines’ Most Advanced Employee of 2015. This award was given in recognition of Captain Bujna’s hard work and dedication to the company since joining Shenzhen Airlines in 2008. Bujna expressed his humble appreciation of this honor and thanked the team at WASINC International and his colleagues at Shenzhen Airlines for their support throughout his time working in China. Captain Bujna is the first American pilot to receive this honor from Shenzhen Airlines. WASINC International is committed to providing the best pilots to its airline customers and pilots like Gregory Bujna exemplify the qualities of the ideal expatriate captain.
SHENZHEN – WASINC International has added yet another airline partner to its portfolio of pilot job opportunities in China. WASINC has entered into an agreement to recruit and provide pilots for Ruili Airlines of Yunnan Province. The airline was established in 2014 and now flies a fleet of seven Boeing 737NG aircraft on nine routes from its hub in Kunming. The airline is poised to grow signifigantly having signed a commitment to purchase and lease 60 Boeing 737MAX once that aircraft becomes available. This represents a great opportunity for job seekers to join a quickly growing airline in a very historic city boasting one of the best climates in China. WASINC and Ruili Airlines encourage type-rated B737 captains to apply for a position with the company and enjoy the excellent compensation and benefits currently on offer. Further information is available on the Jobs tab of WASINC.aero
SHENZHEN -- WASINC International is pleased to announce the newest addition to its collection of airline partners and another great job opportunity in China for foreign pilots. WASINC is now recruiting Embraer E-190 and A320 captains for GX Airlines. Founded in February 2015, GX Airlines is one of China’s newest air carriers and represents an exciting opportunity to grow with this budding company. Based in Nanning, Guangxi and operating an expanding fleet currently consisting of eight Embraer E-190s, pilots for GX Airlines have the opportunity to experience life in one of China’s Green Cities, rich in tropical foliage and fresh air. The carrier, a joint venture between HNA Group’s Tianjin Airlines and the Guanxi Beibu Gulf Investment Group, has a route network currently including nineteen destinations across China with more to come in the near future. The company’s impressive plans for expansion combined with their highly appealing compensation packages for foreign captains make GX Airlines a very attractive option for job seekers.
SHENZHEN – In cooperation with Chengdu Airlines, WASINC International will host a Captains’ Job Interview Fair in Moscow, Russia on May 10-12 and May 14-15, 2016. All are welcome to attend a company presentation and learn more about flying opportunities with Chengdu Airlines. Pilots who have applied and have been invited will have the opportunity to complete face-to-face interviews with Chengdu Airlines and WASINC representatives and to pass their A320 simulator evaluation. The event will be held and accommodations provided at the S7 Airlines facility near Domodedovo Airport just outside Moscow. This is a first of its kind event in Russia for both WASINC and Chengdu Airlines which will be the first step in welcoming many Russian pilots to China to fly with Chengdu Airlines. Chengdu Airlines boasts the highest applicant success rate for foreign pilots of any airline in China, offers competitive compensation packages, and is based in the capital of beautiful Sichuan Province. Further information about the Job Interview Fair and pilot applications can be found on www.cdapilotjobs.com:
OK Airways has announced dramatic improvements in their compensation.
They are hiring B737efis/NG Captains for immediate openings.
Earn up to $265,200 per year.
Please see the details at www.wasinc.aero/jobs.
email us if you are interested at email@example.com.
Sichuan Airlines has announced drastic changes to their compensation, and improved their commuting options:
Option A: (45 days of paid leave) $22,950 per month
Option B: (103 days of paid leave) $18,200 per month
Option C: (161 days of paid leave) $14,150 per month
Option D: (4 weeks on, 4 weeks off): $13,050 per month
For more information, please go to www.wasinc.aero/jobs, or send your CV to Xavier Manjarrez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Capital Airlines will be in Miami doing informational briefings about their company as well as interviews for qualified individuals.
Come visit us and take the opportunity to talk one-on-one with executives and Flight Operations managers from China's highest-paying airline.
Dates: Nov. 10-15
Time: Starting at 1300 daily
Who can attend? The briefings are open to everyone.
Who will be interviewed: Current and qualified A320 Captains. They are also interested in talking to Senior First Officers for a possible transition program.
Wasinc International will also be on site to review your resume and talk about your options.
Let us know if you will be attending by contacting us at email@example.com.
Capital Airlines pays up to $290/year!
By Jasmine Wang and Simone Baribeau - 2012
Kent John Krizman has spent 13 years as a co-pilot at American Airlines. For a chance to move across the cockpit, he’s ready to take a job in China.
“I should be flying as a captain,” said the 52-year-old San Francisco resident, who has 20,000 hours’ experience in jet planes. Promotion won’t happen for at least five more years at American, while in China it could occur straightaway, he said. He and his wife “are all set to go,” he said.
Attendees speak with Sichuan Airlines Co. Ltd. representatives during a pilot recruitment fair in Miami, Florida.
Attendees speak with Sichuan Airlines Co. Ltd. representatives during a pilot recruitment fair in Miami, Florida. Photographer: Joshua Prezant/Bloomberg
Pilot Peter Forbes, right, stands while being interviewed by Shenzhen Airlines employees Hong Guang Liang, left, and Darren Chen during a during a pilot recruitment fair in Miami, Florida.
Pilot Peter Forbes, right, stands while being interviewed by Shenzhen Airlines employees Hong Guang Liang, left, and Darren Chen during a during a pilot recruitment fair in Miami, Florida. Photographer: Joshua Prezant/Bloomberg
Attendees listen to Daniel Lee Fadling, a captain with Hainan Airlines Co. Ltd., unseen, during a pilot recruitment fair in Miami, Florida.
Attendees listen to Daniel Lee Fadling, a captain with Hainan Airlines Co. Ltd., unseen, during a pilot recruitment fair in Miami, Florida. Photographer: Joshua Prezant/Bloomberg
To help lure overseas crew members, Spring Air pays foreign pilots 30 percent more than domestic staff. Photo: China Photos/Getty Images
Attendees head to a conference room to speak with airline representatives during a pilot recruitment fair in Miami, Florida.
Attendees head to a conference room to speak with airline representatives during a pilot recruitment fair in Miami, Florida. Photographer: Joshua Prezant/Bloomberg
Krizman was one of about 550 pilots who attended a China job fair in Miami last week, as first officers find fewer chances for promotion in the U.S. because of slower airline growth and captains retiring later. There are jobs available in China, where a surging economy and a fleet expected to grow 11 percent a year through 2015, according to government forecasts, is creating a need for experienced crewmembers.
“Everyone is facing a pilot shortage,” said Shen Wei, head of pilot recruitment at Shanghai-based budget carrier Spring Airlines “Foreign pilots are the quickest option.”
To help lure overseas crew members, Spring Air pays foreign pilots 30 percent more than domestic staff, Shen said, without elaboration.
Air China Ltd. , the nation’s largest international carrier, was offering $198,000 a year net plus bonuses for Airbus SAS A330 pilots, according to an advertisement on the website of Wasinc International, the recruitment company that helped run the job fair. During the two-day Miami event, which featured about a dozen Chinese airlines, about 70 pilots got provisional job offers, said Scott Snow, a spokesman.
Roger Grant, an American Airlines co-pilot, said in Miami that he may be able to about double his salary by moving to China and becoming a captain. He also said a move may offer better long-term prospects.
“I’ve been worried about the direction that the pilot career has been taking,” said the 45-year-old, who lives in Boynton Beach, Florida, with his wife and 7-year-old daughter. Workers across the industry are “getting punished” for mistakes made by major airlines, he said.
It’s easier for first officers to become captains in China than the U.S. because of demand rather than lower requirements, said Li Yanhua, an associate professor at Tianjin-based Civil Aviation University of China. Air-traffic controllers in China are already required to speak English, in line with global standards.
Nationwide, the number of pilots in China needs to rise to 40,000 from 24,000 in the five years ending 2015, according to a statement posted on the website of the Civil Aviation Administration of China. There are about 1,700 foreign pilots working in the country, according to Spring Air’s Shen. Calls to the CAAC went unanswered.
China Southern Airlines Co. , the nation’s biggest carrier, is looking to hire 725 pilots this year, including 100 from overseas, it said by e-mail. It employs 4,400 pilots. Air China intends to recruit 600 pilots this year, including as many foreigners as possible, it said. The Beijing-based airline has 46 foreign pilots, or less than 2 percent of its roster.
In the U.S., first officers are finding it more difficult to get promotions as an increase in the mandatoryretirement age for captains to 65 from 60 creates a logjam at the top of chain, said Kit Darby, who runs a pilot-hiring and compensation consulting firm in Peachtree City, Georgia.
Pilots who have been promoted at major U.S. carriers are unlikely to leave as even junior captains earn $12,700 per month on average, plus benefits such as pensions that can boost the package by 40 percent, he said. Moving to China may appeal to the 4 percent of the country’s 90,000 pilots that are on furloughs, he said.
“To the furloughed or unemployed pilot an overseas job looks pretty good,” he said.
Pilots at U.S. regional carriers, which fly smaller planes on short-haul routes, have also been caught by the retirement slowdown as they lose opportunities to move to better-paid positions flying larger models at a major airline.
Tony Giraldo, 51, for instance, said he has spent 15 years flying “numerous hours on the same equipment with no chance for an upgrade” at American Eagle, which ferries passengers from smaller cities to American Airlines’ airport hubs. He was considering a move to China as it offers “bigger aircraft and new possibilities,” he said.
Some American Airlines pilots recently were promoted to captain, 14 years after being hired, the carrier said. The wait for advancement was five years in the growth period of the 1980s and as long as two decades a few years ago, said Sam Mayer, spokesman for the Allied Pilots Association union.
The November bankruptcy filing by AMR Corp., the Fort Worth, Texas-based parent of American Airlines and American Eagle, also spurred Giraldo to consider opportunities elsewhere, he said. Krizman, the American co-pilot, similarly said that concerns about Chapter 11 had “refocused my efforts” to look overseas.
American, which has a hub in Miami, wants to cut 400 pilot jobs as part of bankruptcy restructuring, as well as terminating pensions and outsourcing more flying to other carriers.
The carrier’s pilots “will remain highly compensated “even after the proposed changes, said Bruce Hicks, a company spokesman. American crew members “have long been among the best compensated in the industry,” he said.
China is stepping up pilot training to help meet demand. The Civil Aviation Flight University of China, the country’s biggest training provider, plans to accept 2,400 cadets this year, 33 percent more than last year, it said in e-mailed reply to questions.
Using domestic pilots is simpler for Chinese airlines as there are some restrictions on foreigners flying domestic services, largely because the military controls much of the airspace, said Spring Air’s Shen.
“The boom in foreign pilots coming to China may only last a few years,” he said. “When we have more choice in the future, I will prefer our own pilots.”