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Pilots' Detailed Payscale - please state whether payscale is before or after tax
(pension, per diems and brief payscale are listed further down the page)
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Addtional notes:
New housing policy: you can only live in the Emirate Abu Dhabi. After having pushed all the new joiners to go to Dubai they are now changing the policy. Even for those already living in Dubai.    
Brief Payscale (please state whether before or after tax) (please ignore if the detailed payscale above is up to date)

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Capt top Top salary goes up to just under 56000 AED 6/Jul/15
Capt base Starting salary of AED 35200 or US$ 9578 per month for Captains and an annual salary increment of 2%, becoming 3% after completing 5 years. Housing allowance of 14500 AED PM and kids education allowance secondary 50200 and primary 36000 AED
FO top 7956 USD 28/Mar/07
FO base Starting salary of AED 26,000 or US$ 7,075 per month for First Officer and an annual salary increment of 2%. 10/Sep/13
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Additional Duty Pay / Per Diems
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Capt 4% payrise from 1st july
FO Flight Pay: AED 40 per/hr. Meal allowance during layovers as per the following rates: Middle East/GCC/Sub Continent AED12/hr -Asia/Far East AED15hr - Africa/Australasia AED18/hr -Europe/Americas AED 23/hr.
Pension Details
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35 days basic pay per year of service. not invested, just end of service benefit. No pension as yet.  
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Roster minimum of 8 days off per month
Leave 42 days,most pilots never allocated full leave due to lack of pilots
Staff travel Unlimited ID90/ID50 with EY for staff, spouse, parents and inlaws, and 15 extra supplementary tickets per year for friends.
Discounted holidays
Etihad Airways Jobs Situation For Pilots
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Current Situation:  
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Pilots have started leaving, hence hiring situation. Expansion stopped in 2017. No 320-330 transfers for 2 years
No profit bonus and performance bonus paid in 2016 decided by the management although profits were made.Costs of living increased(rents,schooling,grocery) but no action from the company.pilots started leaving expect standard 8 days off/month on 320-330-340 fleets and all night flying   30/May/16
Overall Hiring Situation (+ve/neutral/-ve):
Positive   30/May/16
Etihad Airways Jobs Entry Requirements (including preferred pilot schools)
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A minimum of 7000 hours total flying time and A minimum of 4000 hours on jet aircraft in excess of 60000 kgs and A minimum of 2500 hours in command of multi-crew jet engine aircraft in excess of 60000 kgs and ICAO ATPL,valid licence and medical Must be a current Captain and Maximum Age limit is 56 years old and English Language fluency ( written and verbal ) Preference would be given to candidates who are type rated or with wide body experience The hours mentioned above shall be on powered fix wing aircraft only 27/Feb/08
A330/340 &B777 A minimum of 2500 hours total flying time and A minimum of 1000 hours on multi crew, glass cockpit jet aircraft and A320: A minimum of 1500 hours total flying time and A minimum of 1000 hours on multi crew,glass cockpit jet aircraft ICAO ATPL,valid licence and medical Must be current and Maximum age limit is 53 years old and English Language Fluency ( written and verbal ) Preference would be given to candidates with Airbus 320,330,340 or B777 experience The hours mentioned above shall be on powered fix wing aircraft only 27/Feb/08
Recruitment Process
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3 day process. First day tech paper, psychometric, english. followed by group exercise. If you fail any of these you dont go onto the next which is interview. if you pass that, then you have sim check next day. If you pass that you have medical next day.   26/Feb/08
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2x A319, 25x A320, 6x A321, 27x A330, 11x A340, 2x B747 (Atlas, N-Reg), 1x B748, 30x B777, 4x A380, 5x B789 (All Jet Airways aircraft operating for Etihad will go back to Jet Airways - so fleet size temporarily reduced) 21/Mar/16
Orders: 10x A320NEO 4x A321, 26x A321NEO, 40x A350-900, 22x A350-1000, 6x A388, 1x B777F, 36x B787-9, 30x B787-10, 8x B777-8X, 17x B777-9X, 1x A332F Options: 18x A320-200 15x A350-1000 12x B777-300ER 25x B787-9 12x B787-10   21/Mar/16
Recruitment Contact For Pilots
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Preferred method of application:  
Online only 6/Jul/15
Captain Jihad Matta 6/Jul/15
Job Title:  
Head Of Pilot Recruitment 6/Jul/15
Abu Dhabi international airport, Etihad Airways complex. 6/Jul/15
Website:  21/Nov/04  
Pilot vacancies webpage:  4/Apr/16  
Online application form link:  21/Nov/04
Select the job you want and then click on "apply now".    
Bases For Pilots (including restrictions for recent pilot school graduates)
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Discounted travel for pilots


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