Suparna Airlines

Established on 15 January 2003 as the second cargo airline in the country after China Cargo Airlines,Yangtze River Express was majority owned by the Hainan Air Group with Hainan Airlines Co and Shanghai Airport Group holding the remaining shares. The airline took over the entire cargo operations of Hainan Airlines, China Xinhua Airlines, Chang An Airlines and Shanxi Airlines, all members of the Hainan Air Group.?






In   service









Work Patterns


9 days off per   month

45 days on 15   days off

Yearly Income

288,000   USD/1st year;

294,000   USD/2nd year;

300,000   USD/3rd year

240,000   USD/1st year;

246,000   USD/2nd year;

252,000   USD/3rd year

226,800   USD/1st year;

232,800   USD/2nd year;

238,800   USD/3rd year

Monthly Income

23,500 USD

19,500 USD

18,400 USD

Annual Leave

15   Days

Sick Leave

7   Days

Performance Pay

2,000 USD/M

Monthly Basic Salary

17,000 USD

13,000 USD

12,000 USD



6,000 USD/1st   year;

12,000 USD/2nd   year;

18,000 USD/3rd   year;

18,000 USD/Y   from 4th year

Contract Renewal Bonus

20,000 USD+4   domestic tickets


Type Rating

1,500 USD/M


800 USD/M

800 USD/M

700 USD/M


1,800 USD/M


400 USD/M


1st year: 2   Int&6Dom ;

2nd year: 4   Int&8 Dom;

3rd year: 6   Int&10 Dom within HNA Group network;

+60 ID tickets   for pilots and immediate families

Block Hours




Overtime Pay

200 USD/H


B category:800 USD/M; C category:1,500 USD/M

Training Pay


65% of basic salary + full allowance


70% of basic salary + full allowance 

1.      5000+ hours total time on fixed wing aircrafts, 500+ hours PIC on type

2.      Valid type ratings

3.      No older than 55 years old 

4.      ICAO level 4

5.      Medical class 1

6.      No history of incidents or accidents

7.      Current experience on type within 3 months

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.

Shanghai is the most populous city proper in the world, with a population of more than 24 million as of 2014. As one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of the People's Republic of China, it is a global financial center and transport hub, with the world's busiest container port. Located in the Yangtze River Delta in East China, Shanghai sits on the south edge of the mouth of the Yangtze in the middle portion of the eastern Chinese coast. The municipality borders the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang to the north, south and west, and is bounded to the east by the East China Sea.


Shanghai Pudong International Airport (IATA: PVG, ICAO: ZSPD) is one of two international airports of Shanghai and a major aviation hub of China. Pudong Airport mainly serves international flights, while the city's other major airport Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport mainly serves domestic and regional flights. Located about 19 mi east of the city center, Pudong Airport occupies a 40-square-kilometre (10,000-acre) site adjacent to the coastline in eastern Pudong.


Pudong Airport is a fast-growing hub for both passenger and cargo traffic.  Pudong Airport also served a total of 66,002,414 passengers in 2016, making it the second busiest airport in mainland China and the 13th busiest in the world. By the end of 2016, Pudong Airport hosted 100 airlines serving 210 destinations.


Shanghai Pudong is the busiest international hub of mainland China, ranking 22nd globally in terms of international traffic.


Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (IATA: SHA, ICAO: ZSSS) is the main domestic airport serving Shanghai, with limited international flights. It is located near the town of Hongqiao in Changning District, 8.1 mi west of downtown, and is closer to the city center than Pudong Airport, Shanghai's main international airport.


In 2016, Hongqiao Airport handled 40,460,135 passengers, making it the 7th busiest airport in mainland China and the 42nd busiest in the world. The airport was also mainland China's 5th busiest airport in terms of cargo traffic and the 7th busiest by traffic movements.

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