Xiamen Air

 [Recruiting Suspended]

  ●Grand Wings is representative of Xiamen Airlines to recruit B737 captains, both EFIS and NG type ratings are accepted.

  XMA provides the highest payment among the all Chinese airlines, which is up to 343,800 USD/Y after tax. The contract terms will be 3 years but renewable with 15,000USD bonus upon signing the second contract, then 5,000USD increasing for the next contract. 

  For the multiple roster options, back to back is available as well. Pilots have the right to choose whichever will be the best for him. 

  With operation of both domestic and international flight routes, XMA will provide quite considerable ticket benefits to pilots. As 5 free tickets & 5 ID 75 tickets per year for employees and immediate family, and up to 6,000USD/Y additional ticket allowance. It’s quite convenient for pilots to commute home. 

  In order to make the expat pilots feel more like home in Xiamen, XMA will provide the housing allowance of 10,000RMB net per month(about 1450 USD). And the education allowance of 8000 USD/child per year only if pilots' kids go to the school in mainland China.

  As to satisfy both the pilots and the company's benefit, XMA will do their best to shorten the training period to have it finished in 4-5 months.

ActiveIn Total
Routes18 countries served, 92 destinations 
served,326 routes served
BaseXiamen, was ranked as China's 2nd-"most 
suitable city for living" in 2006, as well as 
China's "most romantic leisure city" in 2011

  Xiamen Air is the first airline operated in the course of modern enterprise in China. Established on July 25, 1984 and based in Xiamen, Fujian Province. It operates scheduled passenger flights out of Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport and, to a lesser extent, Fuzhou Changle International Airport.

  Xiamen Air was honored with the title of "The Best Airline In Mainland China" for 6 consecutive quarters in the "Airlines Service Survey" made by CARNOC.com.

B737 CPTOption 1Option 2Option 3
RostersResidence22days on 
8days off
44days on 
16days off
19days on 
11days off
38days on 
22days off
Yearly Income$328,000 $306,000 $306,000 $260,000 $260,000 
Monthly Basic Salary$22,750 $21,105 $21,105 $17,400 $17,400 
Annual Leave42 days9496130132
Monthly Block Hours7067676060
Overtime Pay$350/h>840h/Y$330/h>804h/Y$330/h>804h/Y$300/h>720h/Y$300/h>720h/Y
Safety Bonus$24,000/Y$22,000/Y$22,000/Y$20,000/Y$20,000/Y
Housing Allowance10,000RMB net per month(about $1,450)
Ticket Allowance$6,000/Y

Financial Performance 


Additional bonus paid depending on the yearly financial performance of the Company 

and the personal performance of the Employee.

Contract Renewal Bonus

15,000usd after each renewed contract year for the second contract;

20,000usd after each renewed contract year for the third contract

Radio Operator Bonus$400/M
CAT B Instructor Bonus$500/M

Basic Salary increase

 for  CAT 1&2


Basic Salary increase 

for CAT 3&4 

Layover AllowanceSeveral hundreds RMB per night depending on company policy
Education Allowance$8000/child per year, no more than two children
Ticket Benefits5 free tickets & 5 ID 75 tickets per year (regional and international flights by XMN) 
for employee and immediate family
license loss)
$2000/year for employee and immediate family
Ground Training Period70% of Monthly Basic Salary during Ground School
Line Training Period80% of Monthly Basic Salary during Line Training
Fleet7 B737-700,138 B737-800, 10 B737-8, 6 B787-8, 6 B787-9

B737 captain
<= 55 years old
5000+ hours total time, 500 hours PIC on B737NG, 2000+ hours total PIC and FO time on multi-crew, multi-engine jets
Valid B737 ATPL TR
Valid Class I Medical Certificate
English Proficiency, ICAO English Level 4 or above
Last Flight Within 12 months

SOP of Applying One Chinese Airlines
Step 1Application EvaluationBy submitting the required documents
Step 2Chinese Visa preparingRelated documents will be provided by GW if needed
Screening preparingATPL written test studying, related study materials will be 
provided by GW
Step 31st trip to ChinaCompany SIM checkIf fails, GW will find you the next suitable airlines.
Meidcal check andGW will provide some related tips before you come to do the check in China.
If medical check fails, the screening will be terminated
ATPL written testIf ATPL written test fails, come back to take the test again in 
28 days. The re-test wont be taken more than 3 times.
Step 42nd trip to ChinaCAAC check rideIf fails, the screening will be terminated
Step 5Onboard

Xiamen Air Screening Schedule in 2019

ATPL Test Date20th17th22th19th17th14th18th16th20th18th
NoteShall be adjusted according to CAAC Notification

Screening Duration in China
Flight TicketsYou will buy the tickets first, then XMA will refund  you when you arrive in China

Reserved well in advance before you come to China, near CAAC hospital  or SIM centre, based on 

your screening schedule in China

Local TransportationImmediate assistance from GW when local transportation needed, paid by GW
Possible Medical 
GW will arrange the medical re-check items in hospital, you just need to take the passport, no need to pay


Strait International Community  海峡国际社区

Address: Lvling Rd, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng 

Well Furnitured:

One-bed room: 4000RMB-6500RMB≈600USD-980USD/M (Caculated by the rate of 6.7) 

Two-bed room: 6000RMB-10000RMB≈900USD-1500USD/M (Caculated by the rate of 6.7) 



  It's quite convenient for expats to commute between the apartment and the airport as it is just around 20 mins driving only.





  Xiamen is located in Southeast of Fujian province, beside the Taiwan Strait. Is considered as the cleanest port city in China thus people call Xiamen "the garden on the sea" or call it "green island". 

  The city is known for its mild climate, Hoklo influence and colonial architecture, as well as its relatively low pollution. In 2006, Xiamen was ranked as China's 2nd-"most suitable city for living", as well as China's "most romantic leisure city" in 2011. The warmest month is July, with a 24-hour average of 27.8 °C (82.0 °F), and the coolest month is January, averaging 12.8 °C (55.0 °F); the annual mean is 20.7 °C (69.3 °F).

  Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (IATA: XMN, ICAO: ZSAM) is the airport serving the city of Xiamen in Fujian Province, China. It is the main base of Xiamen Airlines and TAECO, an aircraft maintenance provider. The airport is located on the north side of Xiamen Island. Construction of a new terminal started in October 2011 and was completed in 2014.

  In 2016, Xiamen airport was the 11th busiest in terms of passenger traffic with 22,737,610 passengers.



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