Shenzhen Airlines A320 Captain - 158,600USD-221600USD

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



Shenzhen Airlines, based in Shenzhen city which near Hong Kong, is China's 5th biggest [...] owns the biggest foreign pilots group in China with more than 110 foreign captains. Shenzhen airlines owns the highest efficiency in screening and registration.


  • Contract term:3 years

  • Working pattern:Residence, 6 weeks on 2 weeks off, 6 weeks on 3 weeks off 

  • Fleet:5 A319, 77 A320, 78 B737

  • Highlights:Yearly income up to 221,600 USD

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


SZA Resident 90   days off commuter 120   days off commuter 6   weeks on 2 weeks off 6   weeks on 3 weeks off
Type   Rating B737NG/A320
Yearly Income 221,600   USD 176,400   USD 158,600   USD 176,400   USD 158,600   USD
Monthly Income 16,800   USD 13,200   USD 11,800   USD 13,200   USD 11,800   USD
Annual   Leave 30   days /
Sick   Leave 7   days /
Monthly   Basic Salary 15,700   USD 13,200   USD 11,800   USD 13,200   USD 11,800   USD
Bonus Safety /
Annual Bonus /
Contract Completion Bonus 30,000   USD 25,000   USD 22,000   USD 25,000   USD 22,000   USD
Loyalty Bonus 12,000   USD/Y 10,000   USD/Y 9,000   USD/Y 10,000   USD/Y 9,000   USD/Y
Allowance Housing 1,000   USD/M
Transport /
Travel 8,000   USD/Y
Education 11,00   USD/M /
Ticket   Benefits 6   free standby domestic round tickets in Shenzhen Airlines routes, unlimited   ID75 travel in Shenzhen Airlines routes
Insurance /
Training Pay Ground A320-7,500 USD/B737-6,750 USD(from the second day after passing CAAC checkride to 60th day); A320-15,000 USD/B737-13,500 USD(from 61st day to the day appointed as captain)
Line /
Training   length /


  1. 3000+ hours total time, 1000 hours PIC on B737NG/A320 series

  2. Current flight within recent 15 calendar months

  3. No older than 50 years old 

  4. ICAO level 4

  5. Medical Class 1

  6. No history of incidents or accidents

  7. Recommendation letter



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.

Oct, 2016: Oct 17th to 25th, deadline of submission: 28th, Sep

Nov, 2016: Nov 14th to 22nd, deadline of submission: 3rd, Oct

Dec, 2016: Dec 12th to 20th, deadline of submission: 6th, Nov

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.