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As one of the world’s biggest global airline brands, we’re looking for the best. We want motivated, technically proficient and experienced pilots who deliver excellence.

To apply, you must have a valid ICAO ATPL (Or USA equivalent) with an unrestricted Class 1 medical certificate.

As a direct entry Captain on our Boeing 777 fleet you must meet these minimum requirements:

  • • 7000 hours total flying time. Note: Total Flying Time is defined as all flying as P1 and/or P2, excluding rotary and single/multi-engine piston
  • • 3000 hours command time on multi-crew, multi-engine commercial jet aircraft with a MTOW of 50 tonnes or more
  • • Currently type-rated as a commander on an aircraft such as B737 (or larger)
  • • Flown at least 150 hours in command in the 12 months before joining Emirates
  • • ICAO English level 5 or above (or equivalent)
  • • At least 1000 hours of wide body aircraft and long haul experience in the last 3 years

If your experience as a Captain exceeds our minimum requirements, you may be entitled to an enhanced package. You will be required to demonstrate exceptional performance in our assessment process and meet the following criteria:

  • • 7000 hours command time flying an aircraft with a MTOW of 50 tonnes or more; of which
  • • 4000 hours are on B744, B777 or B787 and;
  • • Currently type-rated as a commander on an aircraft such as B737 (or larger)
  • • 500 hours were flown in the last 12 months before joining Emirates
  • • ICAO English level 6 (or equivalent)

We do not accept simulator time as part of your calculated flying hours.

We offer a competitive total remuneration package, paid tax free in Dubai. You can find out more about our airline, our employee benefits and living in Dubai on our careers website.

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