China Express Airlines CRJ200/700/900 Captain - 120,000USD-163,800USD

Smile aviation
Date posted
22 Dec 2016
Aircraft Types
CRJ 100/200
Type rating
Asia, China
Pilot job details:


China Express Airlines ,also known as Huaxia Airlines, is China's first private regional [...] airline was previously headquartered on the grounds of Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport in Guiyang,Guizhou.Now,it offers captains three base choices:Chongqin,Dalian,Hohhot.


  • Contract term:2 years/5 years

  • Working pattern:Residence,One Month on One Month off

  • Fleet:25 Bombardier CRJ900

  • Highlights:Yearly salary increases after renewed contract

                        High safety bonus up to 21,870 USD/year

                        Three base choices:Chongqin,Dalian,Hohhot.


China Express Airlines Resident 1 momth on 1 month off Resident
Type Rating CRJ200/700/900
Contract Period 2 year contract 5 year contract
Yearly Income 138,600 USD(first time contract) 120,000 USD 150,600 USD(first time contract)
156,600 USD(renewed contract) 163,800 USD(renewed contract)
Monthly Income 11,300 USD(first time contract) 10,000 USD 12,300 USD(first time contract)
12,800 USD(renewed contract) 13,400 USD(renewed contract)
Annual Leave 60Days - 60Days
Monthly Basic Salary 10,500 USD(first time contract) 10,000 USD 11,500 USD(first time contract)
12,000 USD(renewed contract) 12,600 USD(renewed contract)
Bonus Safety 700 hrs. below N/A N/A
700 hrs. & above 4,500 USD
800 hrs. & above 8,100 USD
900 hrs. & above 14,580 USD
950 hrs. & above 21,870 USD
(paid yearly once complete the block hours)
Annual Bonus /
Contract Completion Bonus /
Loyalty Bonus paid after renewing contract
Allowance Housing 5000RMB≈800 USD/Month / 5000RMB≈800 USD/Month
Transport /
Travel 3,000USD/Year / 3,000USD/Year
Education /
Ticket Benefits\t /
Insurance /
Base Chongqing , Dalian or Hohhot, China
Fleet /
Training Pay Training Salary $6,794 per month (Base + Living allowance)
Training length Approximate Length of training will be about 3 months.


  1. 3600+hours total,600 hours PIC

  2. No more than 50 years old

  3. Valid/Current Class A Medical (First Class)

  4. Valid/Current ATPL with CRJ type rating

  5. Current on type or within 12 months

  6. ICAO level 4+ English proficient

  7. Passport issued by a country that has diplomatic relations with China



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

  1. Application Form

  2. Passport

  3. ATPL with ICAO English level

  4. Class 1 Medical Certificate

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

  6. Latest Proficiency Check Record or Recurrent training record

  7. Consent letter with Smile Aviation

  8. Certificate of Academic Degree(colorful scan copy)



Screening Schedule

In the beginning or mid of each month most airlines will release their next month screening schedule, we’ll update here timely. Please choose your preferred date for assessment or inform us your available month in advance.

Screenings are held in China, usually Monday-Friday (5 Days).

They consist of a written ATP test, medical exam, and company SIM [...];Travel to interview is fully reimbursed by China Express Airlines in cash while you are at the interview.

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.