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Captain - Fixed-Term Limited Contract UAE (Pakistan)

Date:  11 Jul 2024
Company:  Air Arabia PJSC (G9)

Karachi, AE

Country:  AE

Important Information


We have an exciting opportunity to share from our group company, Fly Jinnah - Pakistan's newest airline. We are currently seeking skilled A320 Type-rated First Officer to join our team on a fixed-term contract. 


Contract Duration:

  • 15-months fixed period contract renewable on mutual agreement for further period.

  • Approx 3 months initial training followed by 12 months of flying duties.

Decision Making Parameters


  • To conduct assigned flights in accordance with the detailed provisions of the Airline Operational Manual and in compliance with the respective civil aviation authority related regulations. 

  • He/she must ensure ultimate safety, security, and efficiency are achieved throughout all operated flights; supports and guides the flight/cabin crew, handle emergencies and ad-hoc scenarios effectively, and takes control over the flight to ensure successful performance and positive corporate image.

  • Consults with the Chief Pilot/Maintenance Control Centre/Operations Control Centre /Head of Flight Operations on any non-routine or critical action prior to executing; all duties shall be performed thru proper channel and in compliance with adopted policies and procedures.

Key Result Responsibilities


  • Flies the assigned aircraft from one destination to another in accordance with the given schedules and approved flight plans; carries his/her duties and acts as the ultimate responsible for the aircraft during the assigned flights.

  • Ensures that assigned flights are conducted in accordance with the detailed provisions of the Airline’s Operations Manual and regulations.  At all times, implements, monitors and maintains the procedures necessary to ensure the safe and smooth operation of the aircraft undertaken.

  • Ensures timely attendance, proper grooming, fitness and legality of self and Flight Crew for the assigned flights. Conducts pre- flight “Briefing” to ensure members are acknowledged with flight details; continuously ensures briefing is properly done prior to each action as per the adopted procedures.

  • Liaises with co-pilots (First Officer and Second Officer) and Dispatch Team prior to each flight ensuring flight/cabin crew members are well prepared and provided with required information, this includes aircraft technical status, route preferences, weather, fuel, weight, distribution of roles, etc.

  • Ensures, within the safety constraints as detailed in the relevant sections of the Airline’s Operations Manual, that the aircraft is flown so as to make most efficient and effective use of fuel during the flight.

  • Ensures the required safety, security, fuel, and transit checks are carried for each flight by the Flight/Cabin assigned crew members before, during and post each flight. Takes necessary action and directs the crew on how to react in case of safety or security irregularities; decides on escalations if needed.

Qualifications (Academic, training, languages)


  • Appropriate ATPL License is a must.

  • He/she must pass the technical/psychometric assessment for Pilots as per the Airline and respective civil aviation authority standards.

  • He/she must pass the Medical Fitness check-up carried for the Pilots as per the Airline and respective civil aviation authority standards.

  • Training in safety and emergency response is essential – a formal qualification is an advantage.

  • Basic Airport, security procedures and regulations training is an advantage.

  • Crew Resources Management Training is considered an advantage.

  • IATA principles & standards relating to security is an advantage.

Work Experience


  • He/she must have completed a minimum of 4000 hours of flying an aircraft,

  • A minimum of 800 hours as PIC on Airbus 320 is required.

  • Possesses acceptable industry knowledge in aircraft systems and operating procedures.

  • Exposure to QA/Safety/Security/Audit procedures and practices related to and affecting Flight Operations.

  • Capable of implementing policies, procedures, and manuals as per approved standards and regulations.

  • Cost-oriented, possesses effective problem-solving and decision-making skills.

  • High accuracy and attention to both results and details.

Salary and Benefits


Monthly Salary During the Initial Training:

  • During the Training period (Until the Final Line Check) you will be paid AED 20,199 (Equivalent to US$5,500) (Net Salary) / per month (Pro-rated for the part of the month) plus Per diem.


Monthly Salary after Training / Final Line Check: (For Up to 60 Block hours in a month)

  • AED 27,544 (Equivalent to US$ 7,500) / per month (Net Salary) plus Per Diem


Flying pay above 60 block hours in a month:

  • Every block hour above 60 Block hours in a month will be paid @ AED. 404 (Equivalent to US$ 110)


Per Diem:

  • AED 184 (Equivalent of US$ 50) per day (On an average of US$ 1,500 per month), will be paid towards food and other miscellaneous expenses.




  • The Airline shall pay for and provide suitable hotel accommodation for Crew Member during the contract period – Bed & Breakfast basis only.



  • You will be provided with suitable ground transportation from Accommodation to and from Airports/Office for all rostered flight duties.



  • The company shall arrange and pay for economy class tickets at the commencement and end of the contract along with up to 50 kilos of baggage allowance.

  • Unlimited standby tickets on Air Arabia group network during the contract period.

  • After completion of 6 months, you will be eligible for MYID travel benefits.


Uniforms / Laundry:

  • You will be provided with uniforms and laundry service for the duration of the contract.


Roster & Day off:

  • The Airline may roster the crew member for up to the maximum duty time allowed by the respective CAA.

  • You will be eligible for 30 days of annual leave in one calendar year.

  • The Airline shall do its best to schedule as many consecutive days off (above the minimum) as possible.

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