Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Continued pilot shortage in SE Asia

An interesting read in The Jakarta Globe. Although operators have been crying out for crew for the last few years, it is important to understand that there is a lack of suitably qualified pilots (type rated, jet experience and a minimum of 500 hours on type) and not young ab-initio guys.

Susi Air is continuously recruiting new first officers and will continue to do so for the remainder of 2015. As a minimum it seems like the requirement is at least 250 hours total time, but pilots with 700 hours + will be given priority as they are looking for potential quick upgrade candidates.

Asia is running out of pilots

Good luck with the job hunt!