Emirates Airlines Recruits
Pilots At Full Throttle
June 5, 2010 -
Emirates plans to hire more than 700 pilots over the next 18 months to
support new routes, new aircraft and increased frequencies. The
airline's recruitment team will be seeking First Officers in
Capt. Alan Stealey,
Emirates' Divisional Senior Vice President, Flight Operations, said: "We
have embarked on a major drive to recruit cockpit crew to support the
airline's growth at a time when much of the industry is cutting back.
"With our 9th A380 just arrived and a 10th A380 being handed over next week, that's two giant aircraft to staff in the space of a fortnight alone. By the end of this year, we will have recruited more than 250 pilots. Next year, we're looking to double that figure and recruit 500.?
airline of the UAE now has a 147-strong fleet with a further six
aircraft due to arrive this calendar year. A total of 144 planes worth
around AED 176 billion (US$ 48 billion) are on order.
New routes this
Compared to June
2009, the airline's weekly flight departures from
Emirates' Vice President of Recruitment, said: ?A career as an Emirates'
pilot offers an opportunity to fly aircraft in one of the world's most
modern fleets throughout an ever broadening route network.
Due to the massive expansion plans for the airline, pilots at
Emirates have the opportunity to progress from First Officer to the
Captain's seat quickly, based on industry norms.?
currently employs over 2,300 flight deck crew, spanning 85
Officer, Santiago Andres, said: ?Working as a First Officer with
Emirates has been extremely rewarding. The airline has an extensive
route network which has enabled me to fly all over the world. I'm so
pleased that my home country of
For the 2009/10
financial year, the Emirates Group announced total net profits of AED
4.2 billion (US$ 1.1 billion), a record increase of 248 percent. The
airline's contribution to that profit was AED 3.5 billion (US$ 964
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