SF Airlines B737/B757/B767 Captain - 223,060USD-245,020USD

Smile aviation
Date posted
22 Dec 2016
Aircraft Types
B737, B757, B767
Type rating
Asia, China
Pilot job details:



SF Airlines is a Chinese cargo airline owned by SF Express (Group) Co. The company is headquartered in the No.1 Freight Depot of the International Shipping Center of Bao'an International Airport in Bao'an District, Shenzhen. Established in 2009, SF has been expanding its network [...];


  • Contract term:5 years

  • Working pattern:Residence,4 weeks on 4 weeks off/10 days off per month

  • Fleet:26 B737, 16 B757, 4 B767

  • Highlights:Yearly salary up to 245,020 USD

                          Based in Shenzhen, a coastal garden city close to Hong Kong, easy to adapt for westerners

                          Back to back is available for application-20 days off in 2 months under 10 days off per month

                          B757/767 type rating available for B737 PIC

SF Residence Commuting
Type Rating B737/B757/767
Yearly Income 245,020   USD 223,060   USD
Monthly Income ≈18,180   USD ≈16,350   USD
Annual Leave 25   days  
Sick Leave 10   days per year with basic salary
Type Rating B737EFIS/B757/767
Monthly Basic Salary ≈13,670USD
Bonus Safety /
Annual Bonus 7320 USD
Contract Completion Bonus 29,400 USD
Loyalty Bonus /
Allowance Per   Diem 810   USD
Housing 1,630(reimbursement) 1,300   USD(reimbursement)
Transport 570   USD(reimbursement)
Travel 11,400   USD/Y (reimbursement)
Education Education-1500   USD(paid in salary after tax) or 1630 USD for reimbursement /
Overtime pay(>50h) 360 USD/h
Ticket Benefits /
Insurance For   pilot: 8,140 USD(reimbursement) Include: Allowance for Medical Insurance and   Loss of License Insurance, Life Insurance provided
  For family’s medical insurance: 815 USD/person/year, up to 1630   USD/year  
Only   for pilot: 8,140USD(reimbursement) Include: Allowance for Medical Insurance   and Loss of License Insurance, Life Insurance provided
Base Shenzhen
Training Pay Ground 8,600 USD
Line 13,760 USD
Training length TR: 3   months; NTR: 5 months


  1. Total Time over 3000 hours, Total PIC time over 500 hours

  2. Class 1 medical

  3. ICAO level 4 

  4. Date of last flight within last 6 [...];

  5. Age shall be under 54 if pilots have B737/757/767 type rating

  6. No criminal record

  7. Recommendation letter


  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

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.


Dec:4th-10th, 18th-24th


Jan:8th-14th  Feb:12th-18th ,26th-28th  Mar:1st-4th,12th-18th,26th-31th

Apr:1st,9th-15th,23th-29th  May:7th-13th,21th-27th  Jun:4th-10th,18th-24th

Jul:9th-15th,23th-29th  Aug:6th-12th,20th-26th  Sep:10th-16th,24th-30th

Oct:15th-21th,29th-31st  Nov:1st-4th,12th-18th,26th-30th  Dec:1st-2nd,10th-16th,24th-30th

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.