Cathay Pacific axes Dragon brand and 6,000 jobs

Cathay Pacific plans to slash 6,000 jobs and the Cathay Dragon brand. These cuts include a large number of cadets.

Cathay acknowledges that the road ahead is uncertain and these cuts will make them competitive in the future. The cadet program will be on hold for the foreseeable future and could be quite sometime before it returns.

Cathay Dragon’s routes will be merged into mainline.

We will try to get a statement from Cathay about future cadet projections and current layoff numbers.

Singapore Airlines no longer taking applications

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Singapore Airlines has stopped accepting Pilot applications, including Cadets.

There’s no indication of when this may resume but the guess is that it will be a long time away. The aviation industry is in for an extended recovery and airlines will come out much slimmer than before. This does not necessarily mean that there will no longer be a need for cadets, it just means the numbers may be fewer.

The airline has however, recently raised US$8 billion which secures it’s financial future.

We will keep you updated on when Singapore Airlines have started accepting cadet applications once more.

Stay safe!

Singapore Airlines cadet program – Malaysia

Singapore Airlines cadet program is accepting applications – Singapore

 

Qatar Cadet Pilot billed for training costs after being fired

Though this is not breaking news, you might not have heard about a Qatari cadet pilot that was recently laid off due to COVID-19. The young cadet received a letter from Qatar Airways stating that their “services are no longer required”, and that they are contractually required to pay back the training costs. In this case it was roughly $165,000.

Here is the letter:

What are your thoughts on this? Would this stop you from pursuing the cadet career path? Don’t forget to check out the new cadet pilot community forums!

No applications for the remainder of 2020 for Lufthansa group

If you had plans on applying for a cadet program withing the Lufthansa group, you might as well put it off until 2021. The European Flight Academy responsible for training Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings, has announce that due to COVID-19 they will suspend all intakes.

For those already enrolled, a tentative restart date is around the end of August 2020, but this may change depending on the situation.

Be sure to check out our community forums for more!

Cathay Pacific cadet program moving ahead

Cathay Pacific’s recent move to continue training new cadet pilots show that the company sees the need to keep a fresh flow of pilots in the system.

They have recently started reinstating training dates for those that were hired prior to the COVID-19 outbreak which crippled the aviation industry.

More details to come…

Singapore Airlines cadet program – Malaysia

Just like Singapore Airlines’ cadet program in Singapore, there is one specifically for Malaysians. The requirements are essentially the same.

Requirements

  • Minimum GCE ‘A’ Level/STPM, Polytechnic Diploma or Degree. In addition, you must demonstrate proficiency in English, Mathematics and Science, preferably Physics (with at least credits in GCE ‘O’ levels/SPM)
  • For candidates without credits in English at GCE ‘O’ Levels/SPM, you must produce additional proof of English proficiency:
    a) IELTS – Minimum Band 7 (out of 9); or
    b) TOEFL – Minimum score: Computer based – 250, Paper Version – 600; or
    c) Certificate of Completion for English Language Course
  • Myopia of not more than 600 degrees per eye, and astigmatism of not more than 200 degrees per eye (Applies to both pre- and post-operative vision, and must be correctable to 6/6 visual acuity or better).


Selection Process

Preliminary interviews will be held in Malaysia and subsequent interviews will be held in Singapore. Applicants undergo five stages comprising online application, preliminary interview, aptitude test, final interview with senior management as well as a medical check-up.

Training
Successful candidates will undergo training to acquire either an Airline Transport Pilot’s License (ATPL) with Instrument Rating (IR) or a Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL) at Singapore Flying College and overseas.

Employment
Successful candidates will enjoy a rewarding career coupled with extensive training and personal growth development with Singapore Airlines or our subsidiary SilkAir.

Salary and Benefits
A monthly allowance will be provided during your training.  On appointment as First Officer, you will enjoy an attractive salary, along with various allowances and benefits.

Bond
Successful candidates will be required to serve the employer company for the duration of the training and for a period of seven years from the date of appointment as First Officer.

To apply, go here: https://singaporeairlines.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=4&c=singaporeairlines&id=853

Singapore Airlines cadet program is accepting applications – Singapore

Once again, Singapore Airlines are accepting applications for their cadet program. This is one of the most popular cadet programs in the world so be sure to get your applications in soon!

Requirements

  • Minimum GCE ‘A’ Level, Polytechnic Diploma or Degree. In addition, you must demonstrate proficiency in English, Mathematics and Science, preferably Physics (with at least credits in GCE ‘O’ levels or its equivalent)
  • For candidates without credits in English at GCE ‘O’ Levels or its equivalent, you must produce additional proof of English proficiency:
    o IELTS – Minimum Band 7 (out of 9); or
    o TOEFL – Minimum score: Computer based – 250, Paper Version – 600; or
    o Certificate of Completion for English Language Course
  • Myopia of not more than 600 degrees per eye, and astigmatism of not more than 200 degrees per eye (Applies to both pre- and post-operative vision, and must be correctable to 6/6 visual acuity or better).

Selection Process

All interviews will be held in Singapore. Applicants undergo five stages comprising online application, preliminary interview, aptitude test, final interview with senior management as well as a medical check-up.

Training

Successful candidates will undergo training to acquire either an Airline Transport Pilot’s License (ATPL) with Instrument Rating (IR) or a Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL) at Singapore Flying College and overseas.

Employment

Successful candidates will enjoy a rewarding career coupled with extensive training and personal growth development with Singapore Airlines or our subsidiary SilkAir.

Salary and Benefits

A monthly allowance will be provided during your training.  On appointment as First Officer, you will enjoy an attractive salary, along with various allowances and benefits.

Bond

Successful candidates will be required to serve the employer company for the duration of the training and for a period of seven years from the date of appointment as First Officer.

Apply

To apply, go here: https://singaporeairlines.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=4&c=singaporeairlines&id=852

Edelweiss cadet program

Edelweiss, part of the Lufthansa Group, offers an ab initio cadet program based in Zurich.

About

You are aviation enthusiast, always wanted to go high and discover the world in a responsible position? Then you are right with us!
We offer you an integrated training model for airline pilots with pre-financing and the best job opportunities in the cockpit.

After successfully passing the multi-stage assessment, you will be accepted into training at Lufthansa Aviation Training Switzerland.

  • 20-22 months training (ATPL) as a scheduled pilot
  • Training modules in Zurich, Grenchen (Switzerland) and Vero Beach (USA)
  • Subsequent assignment as First Officer on the Airbus aircraft from Edelweiss

Requirements

  • Successfully completed, min. three-year basic training or examination-free admission for a university of applied sciences or a university
  • 18 to 32 years when submitting the application
  • Swiss citizen of the EU-27 / EFTA (Croatian only with settlement permit C)
  • Very good language skills in German (min. Level C1), English (level B2)
  • SPHAIR graduates are given preferential treatment
  • Men: Basic military service (Switzerland: recruit school) or civil service (Switzerland: “long assignment”) must be completed at the time of application.

Please follow this link to apply: https://career.be-lufthansa.com/index.php?ac=jobad&code=7St0CYeSfsMe7y/v%2BkccsdKiKcYOzRb9iyRJTOqPtcEnFv%2BXSpxdaA%3D%3D

NorthStar Air ground to flightline

Northstar Aviation’s Ground to Flightline program is for Canadian candidates that already hold a CPL. It’s a program that gets you into your first job.

Here are details from their website (http://www.northstarair.ca/article/ground-to-flight-line-positions-4277.asp)

If flying is your passion and you consider safety and quality of life as your priorities, then we want you to join our team! North Star Air offers you the opportunity to succeed in a projected career path with “real-world” experience in our great Canadian North, considered “the best training in the world.”

North Star Air is a rapidly growing airline with 240+ dedicated employees providing passenger, charter and cargo service in a safe and reliable environment. Our airline services over 54 remote Northern Ontario, Northern Manitoba and Nunavut locations with a fleet of 17 aircraft, including Pilatus PC-12, Basler BT-67 and ATR-72-500F. With 50+ departures daily, we fly over 24,000 hours per year, holding a Gold AR/GUS status.

We are a 703, 704, 705 Operator based in Thunder Bay, Ontario, with additional base locations in Sioux Lookout, Pickle Lake, Red Lake, Kapuskasing (all in Ontario) and Thompson, Manitoba.

We offer a competitive payscale with a comprehensive benefits package and attractive scheduling. You will spend 8 to 12 months on the ground where your duties will include, but not limited to, Dispatch, Reservations Counter, Ramp Attendant, Ground Support and other day-to-day operations.

Relocation: We allow 30-day complimentary housing to help transition to our network.

Candidates must meet the following requirements: CPL, Group 3 IFR, 250 hrs TT

You must be enthusiastic, dedicated and hard-working with excellent communication skills and customer service skills. Northern flying and/or military flight experience would be considered an asset.

Interested candidates can email cover letter and resume/CV to: employment@northstarair.ca with the subject line “Ground to Flight

North Star Air is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. Only qualified applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Air France cadet program

French national airline, Air France is hiring cadet pilots for their advanced aircraft fleet. The program takes around two years to complete. Being a European National and fluent in French are essential.

The conditions for submitting an application are:

  • No age limit
  • Be a national of a country in the European Economic Area or of Swiss nationality and be fluent in French.
  • Not have been disqualified and/or eliminated twice from an “Air France pilot” selection, regardless of the programme
  • Not have been eliminated during an Air France or Transavia Pilot training course
  • Meet one of the following conditions:
    • Have “baccalauréat” level qualifications and hold a valid ATPL Theory issued by an ATO certified by a Member State of the European Union,
    • Or be in the second year (first year completed and validated) of a preparatory class for the Grandes Ecoles, all sectors except Literature A/L, and also including integrated preparatory classes (for example, engineering schools)
    • Or have completed a study in a scientific subject area course resulting in a BAC+2 or a minimum of 120 ECTS credits,
    • Or be currently completing a Master study programme (BAC+4/+5) in a university or engineering school (or have graduated),
  • Have a minimum TOEIC (Listening and Reading Programme Public or Institutional Programme) score of 850pts less than 2 years old. The TOEIC is mandatory and no equivalence is accepted. You can update your TOEIC in your candidate section until december 15, 2019.
  • Have a “Class 2” medical fitness certificate without exemption delivered by an EASA/DGAC-approved physician (more restrictive medical fitness visits accepted – Class 1, Class 3 and Cabin Crew medical fitness visit)

You will be required to pay registration costs amounting to €160 at the time of the pre-selection process (French government scholarship recipients exempt)

To apply or for more information, please visit https://corporate.airfrance.com/en/become-air-france-airline-pilot