First Officer (Direct Entry)

  • FOP - Flight Operations
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
  • Cathay Pacific
Role Introduction

Flying for Cathay Pacific Airways means flying a world-class fleet across regional, long-haul and ultra-long-haul routes across our well-established global network. We operate Airbus and Boeing aircraft offering the opportunity for different flying across the span of your career. Safety and training is at the heart of our Flight Operations and your career and development are supported by our world-class Flight Training Centre. There is a well-established pathway to Command and always the opportunity to develop your skills outside of line flying, with many of our pilots working on flight data, safety groups, training roles and in our management teams.

A career at Cathay Pacific is also supported by good benefits, including generous staff travel across our network for you and your dependants, insurance, a substantial monthly allowance, Children’s Education Allowance, a generous provident fund and the opportunity to earn more via our productivity driven contract.

Come and join us in Hong Kong, Asia’s World City, a city whose rich history and distinctive culture we are proudly a part of.

Requirements

Apply now to become a Hong Kong-based First Officer if you meet the following requirements:

  • Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) or Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) with a Multi Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR) and same state ATPL examinations credits – obtained without exemption or conversion
    • CPL holder, must be eligible for HK ATPL on conversion
    • For ATPL Conversion you must have 500 hours P1 U/S or 250 hours P1 and/or P1 U/S including at least 70 hours as P1
  • Minimum 1,500 hours total flying time (3,000 hours preferred)
  • 500 hours on civil registered transport aircraft certified for multi-crew operations according to the type certificate and having a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) > 45,000 kg
  • Valid Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • ICAO English language proficiency Level 4 or above
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Hong Kong Permanent Resident will be given priority consideration
Personal & Application Information

Cathay Pacific is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with our personal data policy and for recruitment purposes only. Candidates not notified within eight weeks may consider their application unsuccessful. All related information will be kept in our file for up to 24 months. A copy of our Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request by contacting our Data Protection Officer.

Please note that with effect from 1 June 2022 onwards, all Cathay employees and contractors who work in Cathay City and all other Cathay Group Company premises in Hong Kong must have received a third dose of COVID 19 vaccine.  Being tested regularly for COVID-19 is not an option. Consideration will be given to those who are unable to get vaccinated for valid medical reasons.

Apply now