Direct Entry Captains and First Officers – flydubai

Job Role: Pilot, Captain, First Officer, Senior First Officer
Job Hours: Full-Time
Location: Dubai
Job Position: Permanent
Company: FlyDubai
Posted Date: 02 November 2011 16:18:32

Direct Entry Captains & First Officers – FlyDubai

Interested in flying one of flydubai’s new Boeing 737-800s? Apply here if you meet the minimum requirements detailed below.

All applicants must be fluent in English (ICAO level 4 or above), hold an ICAO ATPL, 1st Class Medical and be eligible to qualify for a UAE residency visa.

Minimum requirements for B737 type rated captains

– B737-300 to 900 (NG/EFIS) endorsed and current (within the last 24 months)
– A minimum of 5,000 hours total flying time
– A minimum of 1,000 hours in command of B737-300 to 900 (NG/EFIS) type aircraft
– A minimum of 1,500 hours in command of a multi-crew, multi-engine aircraft in excess of 10 tonnes operating weight

Minimum requirements for B737 type rated first officers

– B737-300 to 900 (NG/EFIS) endorsed and current (within the last 24 months)
– A minimum of 1,500 hours total flying time
– A minimum of 500 hours on B737-300 to 900 (NG/EFIS) type aircraft

Minimum requirements for non-B737 type rated pilots

– Captains – must have 5,000 hours total flying time, of which 1,500 hours must be in command of modern (EFIS) multi-crew, multi-engine jet aircraft over 55 tonnes operating weight
– First Officers – must have 2,500 hours total flying time, of which 1,000 hours must have been gained on modern (EFIS) multi-crew, multi-engine aircraft over 10 tonnes operating weight (preference will be given to those with PIC time)

If you’re invited to an initial assessment after applying, this will take place at CTC’s Crew Selection Centre in the UK, or if convenient, you can choose to attend one of the forthcoming pilot selection events.

To apply visit flydubai website Click Here or FlightGlobal website Click Here


Flydubai recruits staff for its own MRO operation

In another sign that Emirates offshoot Flydubai intends to be its own airline, the Dubai-based low-cost start-up has created an in-house maintenance operation.

Established by the Dubai government and launching services in mid-2009, the Boeing 737-800 operator has been slowly forming its own operational infrastructure, separate from its bigger sister. Based at Dubai International’s budget Terminal 2, it has taken delivery of 16 of 54 737-800s, flying mostly routes to the Middle East, Indian subcontinent and central Asia.

The investment of $20 million in the new maintenance division means Flydubai will now carry out all its maintenance in-house rather than relying on Emirates Engineering. Chief executive Ghaith Al Ghaith says the move is an “example of our growing maturity as an airline”.

Flydubai has recruited more than 75 engineers. Head of maintenance and engineering Mick Hills acknowledges that the project had to be completed quickly. “Many people said we wouldn’t be able to do it, but once again Flydubai has proved the doubters wrong,” he says. “This has been a huge investment and we have worked hard to ensure we have got it right first time.”