Job Fairs Indicative Of Growing Pilot Shortage
Next month, ten major Chinese airlines will take the bold step
of recruiting for pilot candidates in the US. A job fair, hosted by
Pan Am International Flight Academy and World Aviation Systems,
Inc. (WASINC), China's largest airline pilot leasing company, is
scheduled for Pan Am's headquarters at the Miami International
Airport February 23 and 24. Another will follow February 26 in the
Las Vegas market at Pan Am's Henderson location.
Organizers say pilots will have the opportunity to pass
evaluations, and qualifying pilots will receive on the spot
conditional offers for jobs for the Boeing 777, Boeing
747-400, Boeing 767, Boeing 737NG and EFIS, Airbus A340,
Airbus A330, Airbus A320, Embraer EMB190, and Embraer EMB145.
Ten major China airlines as well corporate jet operators will be
in attendance and conducting pilot interviews: Shenzhen Airlines,
Air China, Hainan Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, Sichuan Airlines,
Xiamen Airlines, Chengdu Airlines, Spring Airlines, Okair, Business
Aviation Asia, and West Air. Air China alone has 252 aircraft and
flies to 63 international cities, 3 regions and 90 domestic cities
and is actively seeking pilots.
WASINC is a staff leasing company which is the actual employer.
The company says on its website it is "dedicated to matching the
skills of the most highly trained pilots in the world with our
airline customers. We only publish jobs that exist, have long term
growth potential, stable, with excellent pay and benefits. We
support you throughout the contract period with on-site support
staff and executive leadership."
Pan Am Academy anticipates great interest, and recommends
pre-registration. Use the FMI link below.