Air Japan B-767
Crew Resources Worldwide is now accepting application from qualified First Officers for assignment to Air Japan. Air Japan operates a fleet of passenger B767's from the crew base in Narita, Japan. Passenger routes are from Narita to Hong Kong, China and Honolulu with expanding route structure planned as Air Japan acquires more aircraft and pilots. Candidates planning to commute should give serious consideration as to how they will commute from their home country to Japan during the five year contract.
First Officers: Total Flight Time in excess of 3,000 hours
Commercial Jet Time in excess of 1, 000 hours
250 hrs. PIC; 100 hrs. PIC Cross Country; 200 hrs. Cross Country;
100 hrs. Night Flight; 75 hrs. Instrument Flight; Required.
Valid ICAO ATPL
ICAO Level 4 English
Valid Jet Aircraft Command Rating on the ATPL
Valid ICAO Class 1 Medical
Monthly Base Salary
Fixed Per Diem
Pension Plan USD $550/month after completion of training. Voluntary 401K plan available.
USD $550 will be paid during training only. USD $50 once training has been completed.
** Experience Pay
Effective August 2008, additional compensation to recognize years of service. Guaranteed for 3 years and subject to review in 3 years.
USD $2,000 per month or Option of having Business Class (subject to availability)
USD $550 per month.
$44/nt while in training; $976/month there after
Contract Completion Bonus
CAPT: USD $30,000; F/O: USD $18,000 based on a 5 years of completed service.
10 free duty; min. 8 consecutive days off and 20/21 operations days per month.
24 days per year. Allocated in 2 equal periods per year.
Accrue 1 day per 2 months, 12 days max per year.
International Medical Insurance through Aetna Global for the Crew and the eligible dependents. HCF and Overseas Insurance for Australian Citizens.
Basic Life Insurance 2x annual salary up to $300,000
ZED travel available on Star Alliance Carriers and ANA Group for the Crew and the eligible dependents after 6 months of service.
Wow! That sounds incredible....is it just a coincidence that your wife is studying Japanese? Hmmm? Maybe meant to be: ) Good Luck!ReplyDelete
Not wanting to appear as a paid shill ... I'm not .. although JAL is by far my favorite trans-Pacific airline ... there are anumber of pilots in the US who ought to look very hard at this.ReplyDelete
For perspective, I am a non-professional US pilot with more than 50 years in some aspect or another of the aviation business. US born and bred, I am retired now and happily make my home in the Philippines. I've lived nearly 10 years in one Asaian country or another and enjoy the lifestyle. I particularly enjoyed my years in Tokyo, Japanese corporations treat employees, as a rule, significantly better than US corporations, no matter what their field of endeavor. JAL has always had a significant percentage of non-Japanese aircrew ... some of you who follow the aviation press may remember John Deakin, long time aviation columnist, author and now a principal in www.advancedpilot.com. John is a retired 40K hour airline pilot who spent a lot of his career with JAL.
While the US and Canada seem to suffer one round of furloughs after another, airlines in Asia and Australia are going concerns, and as the JAL ad shows, they tend not to treat pilots as just ramp rats with better uniforms. Here in the Philippines ab initio flight training is booming ... every flight school is packed and a number have started just within the past year. (seems to be a significant demand for CFI's too, BTW). Most Asian countries are quite open to ICAO certificate reciprocity, so US "tickets" are typically good at face value or easily endorsed with additional country ratings.
My point? Everyone rightfully thinks of their own country first, but especially for the younger pilot corps, it's probably a good time to explore 'outside' the USA possibilities as well. Anyone who thinks JAL's salary/benefits package is good ought to take a look at what Emirates Air pilots get ... uit takes me back to my boyhood when I used to look up in awe at real airline captains.
I've read some articles about this. I can only credit my source to Wall Streat Journal.ReplyDelete
One guy they had quoted started for some company as F/o 737s, then after 4 years, he was able to upgraded to F/o 747 or 737 captain. His pay was around 80k 90k as a First Officer.