Emirates is inviting experienced pilots to apply to fly its growing fleet of Airbus A380 aircraft. The airline is specifically looking for experienced Airbus captains to join its Direct Entry Captain program as it continues expanding its wide-body fleet.
The Direct Entry Captain program is designed for technically qualified pilots with at least 3,000 hours of experience as captains on Airbus wide-body jets like the A330, A340, A350, and A380. Additionally, candidates need a minimum total of 7,000 flight hours on multi-crew and multi-engine aircraft.
” We are focused on recruiting experienced captains to fly our growing fleet of Airbus A380s,” said an Emirates spokesperson. “Our iconic double-decker aircraft remains very popular with passengers, and we are committed to expanding our A380 network. Experienced pilots interested in exciting opportunities to fly these modern aircraft out of our Dubai hub are encouraged to apply.”
Why Fly for Emirates?
According to Emirates, piloting their aircraft is “professionally satisfying, rewarding and exciting.” Moreover, new hires will join a community of over 4,200 flight crew members, including 1,515 A380 pilots operating the airline’s fleet of 260 planes.
In addition, the airline has one of the youngest and most modern wide-body fleets globally. It includes its iconic A380s and Boeing 777s, and it will start receiving A350s in mid-2024 and 777-9s in 2025.
Their pilots come from 111 countries and 160 nationalities. They benefit from a tax-free salary; free housing; an education allowance; and medical, dental, and life insurance. They also enjoy other privileges, like chauffeur-driven transport for work trips, laundry service, 42 days annual leave, and Business Class tickets for time off. In addition, their families also receive outstanding discounts on cargo and fares.
Emirates Pilot Career Growth
Career development opportunities abound at Emirates. Captains can become trainers, auditor pilots, instructors, examiners, and recruitment officers.
According to their spokesperson, many enjoy long successful careers with nearly 40% flying for the airline for over a decade.
In addition, over the last five months alone, the airline has added 172 new pilots through its Direct Entry Captain, Accelerated Command, and First Officer entry programs.
Emirates’ High-quality Training
This airline continuously invests in innovative pilot training. In March 2024, they will open their new $135 million facility to increase capacity by 54%. Besides, pilots also have access to non-technical training through Emirates Aviation College and Emirates Aviation University.