SA006
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International Cockpit Crew

Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:37 am

Hi everyone.

I'd like to know , which airlines hire international cockpit crew? I know Emirates , Qatar , Singapore , Cathay and a few others hire international crew. Can anyone give me a good list of these airlines?

Thanks so much.

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andz
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RE: International Cockpit Crew

Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:53 am

I flew SA Express recently and the pilot was Russian.
My BA flight LAX-LHR several years ago had an American first officer.
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highflyer9790
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RE: International Cockpit Crew

Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:54 am

Quoting Andz (Reply 1):
My BA flight LAX-LHR several years ago had an American first officer.

How hard is it you think to be hired by BA as an american?
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AirWillie6475
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RE: International Cockpit Crew

Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:49 pm

Quoting HighFlyer9790 (Reply 2):
How hard is it you think to be hired by BA as an american?

Many airlines in the U.K especially EasyJet/RyanAir have a shortage of pilots. EasyJet has even lowered their experience required. This means more int. pilots. The problem with U.S pilots is that, U.S licenses are different than European licenses and it's a pain to have to convert them because it takes time and work. Plus you have to have the right to work in the U.K, that takes time to get. Still, very possible. The reason why Cathay,Emirates,Singapore,etc have a lot of int pilots is because they use a different license system similar to the U.S, plus you don't have to be a citizen of the respective country to work at the airlines.

As far as the first question, the ones that I know of are:

Cathay
Singapore
Korean
ANA
Jalways
China Airlines(1/4 of pilots are foreign)
Eva Air
Etihad
Qatar
Emirates
Dragon Air

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