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Last updated: 2019-01-21
Valid to: 2019-03-26
Job Role:
Pilot, Captain / Commander
Aircraft type:
Boeing B747
Job description

Employer: SF Airlines

Role: Flight Crew

Position: Full Time

Location: Shenzhen China

Required Type Rating B737 EFIS,B737NG,B757,B767,B747-400/800,B777

Resident Package:
• Days off: 4 consecutive days/month (average 10-12 days off per mo)
• Annual leave: 25 days

Amounts are in RMB except where indicated with a $ sign indicating USD equivalent.

Commuting Package:
• Days off: 10 consecutive days per month or 4 weeks on 2 weeks off
• Annual leave: no annual leave on commuting program

For both Resident and Commuting Packages
• Monthly guaranteed flight hours payment: 50 hours
• Training pay:
o Ground training: about 2-3 months, $9,502/month
o Line training: about 1-2 months, $14,003/month
• Sick leave: up to 10 days/year with basic salary
• Medical treatment period: maximum of 6 month’s pay protection. The first month of the case
will be paid with full basic salary and seniority pay plus 50% guaranteed flight allowance, then
paid with full basic salary and seniority pay
• Instructor upgrade: basic salary increased by $1,140/month
• Management position: additional allowance and flying hours credit

Additional Information:

Salary paid offshore. Expat tax benefits may apply
Apartment rental assistance provided
Chinese speaking support staff provided day-to-day support with "living in China" issues
Expat status may dramatically reduce your national tax liability. Consult your CPA for tax advice.


Minimum requirements are as follows:

  • 500 hours PIC time on type (for candidates who are current within 24 months)
  • Type rated Captains should have one year PIC experience
  • Total time 4000 hours
  • Aircraft type: B747-400.
  • Valid ATP license, valid passport, Class A Medical
  • At least Category 1 ILS experience
  • No incidents or accidents, no license limitations
  • ICAO English proficiency level 4
  • Age 54 maximum

Domicile: Shenzhen, China
Contract Term: 5 years, renewable

Approximate NET compensation per month:

Not including the prorated amounts for the annual bonus and contract completion bonus, the basic guaranteed salary is approximately:

  • $24,151 per month (Residents)
  • $20,555 per month (Commuter)

The contract is based on a 50 hour minimum guarantee. Fight hours above 50 hours are calculated using $322/hour overtime rate.