Chengdu Airlines A320 Captain - 168,000USD-297,600USD

Smile aviation
Date posted
22 Dec 2016
Aircraft Types
Type rating
Asia, China
Pilot job details:



Chengdu Airlines's headquarter is located in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, the main transport business base is located in Chengdu chuangliu international airport, the management scope include the domestic operation scope of passengers and Air services as well as the business of import and expot aeronautical [...] the upcoming five years, Chengdu Airlines will operate ARJ21 and A320 as the main aircraft, explore international regional routes to Hongkong, Macao, East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia.


  • Contract term:3 years

  • Working pattern:Residence, 6 weeks 2 weeks off, 6 weeks 4 weeks off, 4 weeks on 4 weeks off

  • Fleet:3 A319-100, 19 A320, 2 ARJ21

  • Highlights:A very high contract completion bonus--36,000 USD/year

                     4 weeks on 4 weeks off with yearly income--168,000 USD



Chengdu Airlines Resident Resident 6 weeks on 2   weeks off/ 92 annual days leave 6 weeks on 4   weeks off 4 weeks on 4   weeks off
Type Rating A320
Yearly Income 297,600   USD 282,000   USD 247,200   USD 198,000   USD 168,000   USD
Monthly Income 24,800   USD 23,500   USD 20,600   USD 16,500   USD 14,000   USD
Annual Leave 30 45 / / /
Sick Leave / / / / /
Monthly Basic Salary 23,800   USD 22,500   USD 19,600   USD 15,500   USD 13,000   USD
Bonus Safety /
Annual Bonus /
Contract Completion Bonus 36,000 USD
Loyalty Bonus /
Allowances Housing 500 USD/M
Transport 500 USD/M
Travel /
Education /
Block   Hours 80 H/M
Overtime Pay 220 USD/H 200   USD/H 180   USD/H 170   USD/H 160   USD/H
Ticket   Benefits Pilot and families: 10 free flights per year on Chengdu Airlines; Pilot: Unlimited travel as a crew member on Chengdu Airlines
Insurance /
Base Chengdu,Sichuan province
Training Pay 300 USD/D
Training length 2-3 Months


  1. 5000+ hours total time on fixed wing aircrafts, 1000+PIC on Jet aircrafts, 500+ hours PIC on A320 

  2. Valid type ratings 

  3. No older than 57 years old 4) ICAO level 4; 

  4. Medical Class 1 

  5. No history of incidents or accidents 

  6. Current experience on type within 12 calendar months


  1. Please send us the documents as below for application. We will assist you to join the screening.

  2. Application Form

  3. Passport

  4. ATPL with ICAO English level

  5. Class 1 Medical Certificate

  6. Last 3 pages of logbook(left and right sides)

  7. Latest Proficiency Check Record or Recurrent training record

  8. Consent letter with Smile Aviation

  9. Certificate of Academic Degree(colorful scan copy)



Screening Schedule

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Feb 21st-26th
Mar 7th-11th;21st-25th
Apr 10th-16th;24th-30th
May 9th-13th;22nd-27th

June 12th-18th(12th Arrive,13th-14th Medical Check,15th SIM Check,16th-17th ATPL Test, 18th Return)

June 26th June-2nd July(26th Arrive,27th-28th Medical Check,29th SIM Check,30th ATPL Test,1st July SIM Check, 2nd July Return)


Jan 9th-13th :To be confirmed

Screening Items

Basically the whole screening consists of 2 Phases:

  • Phase 1 (First Trip to China) – Medical check, Company interview, ATP written test, Company SIM Check

  • Phase 2 (Second Trip to China) – CAAC Licensing Checkride

Screening Preparation

Before coming to China, we suggest you to look through the information below on our website:


  1. Visa, Tickets, Hotel

    Our Recruitment Team will assist your visa application, tickets and hotel reservation when you pass qualification check. Tickets and Hotel expenses are covered by airlines. Normally you need to buy the ticket first and get refund from airlines after screening.

  2. Simulator Assessment

    We’ll send you the SIM checklist and relevant profiles when you pass qualification check.

  3. Medical check

    The medical problems that most fail pilots in China are as below. Before you come to China, please keep a light diet and better to have some simple check for your organ. Medical tips will be sent to you together with SIM profiles.

  4. Kidney stone

  5. High blood pressure

  6. Arrhythmia of the heart

  7. Fatty liver GPT ALT high

  8. Glaucoma

  9. Color blindness - cannot see the figures on the book under a fluorescent lamp

  10. Obesity

  11. ATP Written Test

    This test is not difficult as long as you work hard on it. The passing line is 70 of 100, requires constant practice and considerable memorization. Test-oriented and practical ATP self-study materials can be offered upon your approval during qualification check.

An agent from Smile Aviation will guide you step by step during your screening duration in China.