Lovedswissair From Switzerland, joined Feb 2004, 26 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6259 times:
Didn't find this thread yet..
I heard about a BBC documentary on Easy Jet. One reason for Easy Jet flying at lower costs apparently was, that the first officers do not receive any income, instead they are allowed to accrue the necessary hours to get the pilot's license.
Does anybody know, if this is true or just a rumor ?
CPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4761 posts, RR: 25 Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6174 times:
False. Its right on their website for the whole world to see:
Agreement to be effective from 1/3/03 and valid until 31/3/04
Captain £57,927 (1st 6 months)
Senior First Officers £39,023
Senior First Officers £35,121 (1st 6 months)
First Officer (frozen ATPL) £31,789
First Officer (frozen ATPL) £28,610 (1st 6 months)
Please note that you will receive 90% of your basic salary during the first 6 months of your employment.
Training Captains' Pay
Line Training Captains £70,799 (10% on basic salary)
Type Rating Instructors £72,408 (12.5% on basic salary)
Type Rating Examiners £74,017 (15% on basic salary)
Airborne Base Instructors £75,626 (17.5% on basic salary)
Senior First Officers £12.37/sector
First Officers £12.37/sector
CPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4761 posts, RR: 25 Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5819 times:
I do think that they pay for their own type-rating, and so at a cost of around 40 thousand USD per pilot they really dont make much in their first year...
Well, considering people are spending $10,000 doing an MCSE certification and making $30,000 CDN per year, it seems like the EasyJet guys are not doing too badly. Unfortunatley a lot of companies are cheaping out on training, not just airlines.