West Air A320 Captains - 190,000 USD-287,000USD

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



West Airlines Co. Ltd is an airline based in Chongqing, China, operating a scheduled passenger network to 18 domestic destinations out of Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport. The company was established in March 2006 by its parent company Hainan Airlines, with the launch of scheduled services on 14 July [...];


  • Contract term:3 years

  • Working pattern:Residence, 3 weeks on 1 weeks off, 6 weeks on 3 weeks off, 15 days on 15 days off

  • Fleet:4 A319, 21 A320

  • Highlights:Monthly salary up to 18,000USD

                         High contract renewal bonus, up to 32,013USD/year

                         Quick process to report to work          



West Airlines Resident 3 weeks on 1 week off 20 days on 10 days off(6 weeks on 3 weeks off) 15 days on 15 days off
Type Rating A320
Yearly Income 280,000 USD (1st year);
284,000 USD (2nd year);
287,000 USD (3rd year)
256,000 USD (1st year);
260,000 USD (2nd year);
263,200 USD (3rd year)
244,000 USD (1st year);
248,000 USD (2nd year);
251,000 USD (3rd year)
190,000 USD (1st year);
194,000 USD (2nd year);
197,000 USD (3rd year)
Monthly Income 21,000 USD 19,000 USD
18,000 USD 13,500 USD
Annual Leave 40 days 15 days /
Sick Leave 7 days
Monthly Basic Salary 21,000 USD 19,000 USD 18,000 USD 13,500 USD
Bonus Safety 10,000 USD every 12 months without incident/accident
Annual 8,000 USD (1st year) ; 12,000 USD (2nd year) ; 15,000 USD (3rd year)
Contract Completion Renew 3 years: 200,000RMB/Year≈
Renew 6 years:
Renew 3 years: 180,000RMB/Year≈ 27,000USD/Year
Renew 6 years:
Renew 3 years: 160,000RMB/Year≈
Renew 6 years:
Renew 3 years: 140,000RMB/Year≈
Renew 6 years:
Loyalty /
Allowance Housing /
Transport /
Travel 10,000 USD/Y(paid every 6 months)\t
Education /
Block Hours 82.5h/M 80h/M 75h/M 804h/Y
Overtime Pay 330 USD/H 300 USD/H 264 USD/H 200 USD/H
Ticket Benefits Unlimited jump-to-seat on West Air and Hainan Airlines
domestic routes for pilots;
Unlimited ID 80 standby tickets on West Air and Hainan Airline flight for pilots and their family member ( unconfirmed tickets, economy class);
Insurance Employer Liability Insurance&Medical Insurance
Base Chongqing
Training Pay Ground 80% of full monthly basic salary
Line 80% of monthly basic salary\t
Training length Less than 3 months


  1. 3000+ hours total time, 500 hours PIC on A320 series

  2. Current flight within recent 12 calendar months

  3. No older than 55 years old 

  4. ICAO level 4

  5. Medical Class 1

  6. No history of incidents or accidents

  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.

Jan 10th-15th;24th-29th(Apply Deadline:15/12/2015)
Feb 21st-26th(Apply Deadline:22/12/2015)

Mar 7th-11th;21st-25th

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.