West Air

West Airlines Co. Ltd. , operating as West Air, is a low-cost airline based in New North Zone, Chongqing, People's Republic of China. The company was established in March 2006 by its parent company Hainan Airlines, with the launch of scheduled services on 14 July 2010. The airline is one of the four the founding members of the U-FLY Alliance.






In   service








Work Patterns

40 Days Annual   Leave

3   weeks on 1 week off

20   days on 10 days off

(6   weeks on 3 weeks off)

15   days on 15 days off

Yearly Income

280,000 USD (1st year);

284,000 USD (2nd year);

287,000 USD (3rd year)

256,000 USD (1st year);

260,000 USD (2nd year);

263,200 USD (3rd year)

244,000 USD (1st year);

248,000 USD (2nd year);

251,000 USD (3rd year)

190,000 USD (1st year);

194,000 USD (2nd year);

197,000 USD (3rd year)

Monthly Income

21,000 USD

19,000 USD

18,000 USD

13,500 USD

Sick Leave

7   Days

Monthly Basic Salary

21,000 USD

19,000 USD

18,000 USD

13,500 USD



10,000 USD every 12 months without   incident/accident

Contract   Renewal Bonus

Renew   3 years:


Renew   6 years:


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Renew   6 years:


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Renew   6 years:



8,000 USD (1st year) ; 12,000 USD (2nd   year) ; 15,000 USD (3rd year)



10,000 USD/Y(paid every 6 months)


Unlimited   jump-to-seat on West Air and Hainan Airlines

domestic   routes for pilots;

Unlimited   ID 80 standby tickets on West Air and Hainan Airline flight for pilots and   their family member ( unconfirmed tickets, economy class);

Block Hours





Overtime Pay

330 USD/H

300 USD/H

264 USD/H

200 USD/H


Employer   Liability Insurance & Medical Insurance

Training Pay


80% of full   monthly basic salary


80% of monthly basic   salary

Training   length

Less   than 3 months


1.    3000+ hours total time, 500 hours PIC on A320 series

2.    Current flight within recent 12 calendar months

3.    No older than 55 years old 

4.    ICAO level 4

5.    Medical Class 1

6.    No history of incidents or accidents

7.    Recommendation letter

Screening Items

Theirs 2 part of the entire screening.

Part 1 (First Trip to China) – Medical check, interview, ATPL written exam, Company SIM Check

Part 2 (Second Trip to China) – CAAC SIM Check


Screening Preparation

1 Visa, Tickets, Hotel

Our recruitment team will assist you with your visa application, tickets and hotel reservations after you pass qualification check. Tickets and hotel fees are cover by the airlines. Usually you need to first purchase a ticket and refund it from the airline after screening.

2 Simulator Assessment

When you pass qualification check, we’ll send you the SIM checklist and relevant profiles.

3 Medical check


Before you come to China, please keep a light diet and better to have some simple check for your organ. Medical tips will be sent to you together with SIM profiles.

FYI. The medical problems that most fail pilots in China are as below.

a. Kidney stone

b. High blood pressure

c. Arrhythmia of the heart

d. Fatty liver GPT ALT high

e. Glaucoma

f. Color blindness - cannot see the figures on the book under a fluorescent lamp

g. Obesity


ATPL Written Exam

During the qualification check, you can start using ATPL self-study materials which we provided. This exam is not that tough as long as you work hard on it.

Chongqing, is a major city in Southwest China and one of the Five national central cities in China. Administratively, it is one of China's four direct-controlled municipalities (the other three are Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin), and the only such municipality in China located far away from the coast.


The official abbreviation of the city, Yu , was approved by the State Council on 18 April 1997.This abbreviation is derived from the old name of a part of the Jialing River that runs through Chongqing and feeds into the Yangtze River. Chongqing was also a Sichuan province municipality during the Republic of China (ROC) administration, serving as its wartime capital during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945).


Chongqing has a significant history and culture and serves as the economic center of the upstream Yangtze basin. It is a major manufacturing center and transportation hub; a July 2012 report by the Economist Intelligence Unit described it as one of China's "13 emerging megacities".


Chongqing food is largely a hybrid of Sichuan cuisine and local specialty dishes. Chongqing is known for its spicy food. Its food is normally considered numbing because of the use of Sichuan pepper. Chongqing's city center has many restaurants and food stalls where meals often cost less than RMB10. Local specialties here include dumplings and pickled vegetables and, different from many other Chinese cuisines, Chongqing dishes are suitable for the solo diner as they are often served in small individual sized portions. Among the delicacies and local specialties are these dishes:


Hot pot - Chongqing's local culinary specialty. Tables in hotpot restaurants usually have a central vat, or pot, where food ordered by the customers is boiled in a spicy broth.

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