Yangtze River B737/747/787 (PIC), B757/767/777 Accepted for B787 - 226,800USD- 306,000USD

Smile aviation
Date posted
22 Dec 2016
Aircraft Types
B737, B747-400, B787
Type rating
Asia, China
Pilot job details:



Established on 15 January 2003 as the second cargo airline in the country after China Cargo Airlines,Yangtze River Express was majority owned by the Hainan Air Group with Hainan Airlines Co and Shanghai Airport Group holding the remaining shares. The airline took over the entire cargo operations of Hainan Airlines, China Xinhua Airlines, Chang An Airlines and Shanxi Airlines, all members of the Hainan Air Group.


  • Contract term:3 years

  • Working pattern:Residence, 9 days off per month, 45 days on 15 days off

  • Fleet:25 B737,3 B747

  • Highlights:Yearly income increases year by year,the highest up to 306,000 USD/year

                          High performance pay with 2,000 USD/month

                          Captains offered with high type rating allowance up to 2000 USD/momth





Type Ratinng B737 B747/B787
Roster Residence 9 days off per month 45 days on 15 days off Residence 9 days off per month 45 days on 15 days off
Yearly Income 288,000 USD/1st year; 294,000 USD/2nd year; 300,000 USD/3rd year 240,000 USD/1st year; 246,000 USD/2nd year; 252,000 USD/3rd year 226,800 USD/1st year; 232,800 USD/2nd year; 238,800 USD/3rd year 294,000 USD/1st year; 300,000 USD/2nd year; 306,000 USD/3rd year 246,000 USD/1st year; 252,000 USD/2nd year; 258,000 USD/3rd year 232,800 USD/1st year; 238,800 USD/2nd year; 244,800 USD/3rd year
Monthly Income 23,500 USD 19,500 USD 18,400 USD 24,000 USD 20,000 USD 18,900 USD
Monthly Basic Salary 17,000 USD 13,000 USD 12,000 USD 17,000 USD 13,000 USD 12,000 USD
Performance Pay 2,000 USD/M 2,000 USD/M
Type Ratinng Allowance 1,500 USD/M 2,000USD/M
Base Allowance 800 USD/M 800 USD/M 700 USD/M 800 USD/M 800 USD/M 700 USD/M
Housing Allowance 1,800 USD/M 1,800 USD/M
Transport Allowance 400 USD/M
Tickets Benefits 1st year: 2 Int&6Dom ; 2nd year:4 Int&8 Dom; 3rd year: 6 Int&10 Dom within HNA Group network; +60 ID tickets for pilots and immdediate families
Block Hours 900H/Y 60/M 60/M 900H/Y 60/M 60/M
Overtime Pay 200USD/H
Annual Leave 15 days\t
Sick leave 7 days\t
Instructor Allowance B category:800 USD/M; C category:1,500 USD/M
Loyalty Bonus 6,000 USD/1st year; 12,000 USD/2nd year; 18,000 USD/3rd year;18,000 USD/Y from 4th year\t
Contract Renewal Bonus 20,000 USD+4 domestic tickets\t
Training Pay Ground: 65% of basic salary+full allowance; Line training:70% of basic salary+full allowance 




  1. 5000+ hours total time on fixed wing aircrafts,  500+ hours PIC on type

  2. Valid type ratings

  3. No older than 55 years old 

  4. ICAO level 4

  5. Medical class 1

  6. No history of incidents or accidents

  7. Current experience on type within 3 months



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.

Available after cv approval

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.