Emirates Airlines, the flag carrier of Dubai, has begun global recruitment for experienced captains for its Airbus fleet as part of its plan to increase the fleet’s proportion of wide-body aircraft and meet the growing demand across its extensive network.
For its Airbus A380 fleet, the airline is currently accepting applications from experienced captains to join its Direct Entry Captains program.
Who can apply?
Candidates must have a minimum of 3,000 hours of recent command experience on an Airbus fly-by-wire wide-body aircraft, such as the A330, A340, A350, or A380, in order to be eligible for the Direct Entry Captains program, which is designed for technically skilled captains.
Additionally, candidates must fulfill all other eligibility requirements and have accrued a minimum of 7,000 hours of total flight time on multi-crew, multi-engine aircraft.
The airline’s large fleet of 260 aircraft is flown by 4,200 flight crew members, including 1,515 A380 pilots.
With its iconic Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft, the airline operates one of the world’s newest and most technologically advanced all-wide-body fleets.
Additionally, Emirates expects to begin receiving its Airbus A350 fleet by the middle of 2024 and its Boeing 777-9s by the end of 2025.
Emirates’ pilots fly across one of the most extensive global route networks, which spans six continents and includes cross-polar flights, regional routes in the Middle East, and ultra-long haul destinations.
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