Suparna Airlines is currently offering suitably qualified Boeing Captains an outstanding contract opportunity based in the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, China. Experienced B777/B787 Captains can take advantage of this lucrative package of benefits whilst enjoying the thriving expat friendly lifestyle in one of China’s most sophisticated cities.
Suparna, formerly known as Yangtze River Express, has rebranded to reflect the new direction for this expanding airline as it looks to increase its passenger and cargo operations across the globe
Suparna currently operates a fleet of 22 freighter and 11 passenger aircraft across B737NG, B787 and B744 types. In Janurary 2019, Suparna started to operate their first B787 pax aircraft, with further deliveries scheduled throughout the year.
Contracts are 3 years in length for type-rated pilots, 5 years for non-type rated pilots. There are three roster choices available: resident in China, or choose from 8 or 11 days off in a block per month.
Suparna pay your income tax liability in China so all remuneration is ‘in the hand’, plus Suparna provides free and reduced cost international and domestic tickets each year on the HNA network of airlines.
In addition, all Longreach China contract pilots receive to the following benefits, underwritten by Lloyds of London:
- worldwide emergency medical coverage whilst away from home
- Life Insurance to the value of $300,000 AUD
- access to the Longreach income protection policy that provides up to US$15,000 per month for 24 months, plus a lump sum of up to US$550,000
If you would to view a guide to the terms and conditions, then please click here.
Contract Length: 3 years renewable for type-rated pilots, 5 years for non-type rated pilots.
There are three types of roster available, and salary is commensurate with the roster chosen.
Please note: All payments are in USD and are net of Chinese tax.
Salary & Benefits: Captain B787
|Roster Choice||Option 1||Option 2||Option 3|
|Lifestyle||100% Resident||8 days off/mth||11 days off/mth|
|Annual Hours||960 hrs||780 hrs||720 hrs|
|Loyalty Bonus||Year 1 $6,000 Year 2 $12,000 Year 3 $18,000|
|Annual Contract Value||~$327,200 p.a.||~$291,600 p.a.||~$279,600 p.a.|
|Annual Leave||30 days||30 days||20 days|
|Other Benefits||Health Insurance, Loss of Licence Insurance, Education Allowance, Staff Travel Benefits|
- Valid and Current Rating on B777 or B787
- >500hrs PIC on type
- Minimum 4,000 hrs total
- Current on type within 6 months
Max age 54 for non typerated, 55 for typerated
- Valid Passport and ATPL from country with diplomatic relations with PRC
- Valid First Class Medical
- No history of incidents or accidents
- No criminal record
- ICAO English Level 4 or above
Firstly, please make sure you have registered with Longreach China.
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Longreach China will assist you in the completion of the documentation if required. Just contact us anytime.
If you would like to contact our recruitment staff, or chat with a pilot representative, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The application requires the submission of the following documents:
- Application Form, plus
- Scanned copies of your personal documents.
Please ensure that all the documents are completed and attached when you return your application form to us.
Completed applications are to be sent to: email@example.com