Hiring Requirements for Turkish Airlines

Type of airline: International Passenger

Headquarters: Istanbul, Turkey

Hubs: Ankara – Esenboğa, Istanbul – Atatürk, and Istanbul – Sabiha Gökçen; focus city: Izmir – Adnan Menderes with 302 destinations.

Origin: The company was founded in 1933.

Values:

  • Honesty and Fair Dealing
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Demonstrating Respect to Individuals
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Productivity
  • Confidentiality
  • “Open Door” Policy

Hiring Requirements:

1. Captain – Wide Body (B777, A330, A340):

  • Must be born after 01.01.1956
  • Minimum high school diploma
  • No written penalty due to flight default or lack of discipline
  • No history of criminal record
  • Hold an EASA/FAA/ICAO ATPL(A) with a valid type rating on the applied aircraft type
  • Must be a current Commander/Captain
  • Minimum 7,000 hours of total flight time
  • Minimum 3,000 PIC hours of flight time on aircraft over 27 tons
  • Minimum 1,000 PIC hours of flight time on the applied aircraft type
  • Flown at least 250 hours in the last 12 months on the applied aircraft type
  • Must hold a valid Class 1 Medical certificate with no limitations (with the exception of visual corrections)
  • Minimum ICAO Level 4 in English

2. Captain- Narrow Body (B737, A320):

  • Must be born after 01.01.1956
  • Minimum high school diploma
  • No written penalty due to flight default or lack of discipline
  • No history of criminal record
  • Hold an EASA/FAA/ICAO ATPL(A) with a valid type rating on the applied aircraft type
  • Must be a current Commander/Captain
  • Minimum 5,500 hours of total flight time
  • Minimum 3,000 hours of flight time on aircraft over 27 tons
  • Minimum 500 PIC hours of flight time on the applied aircraft type
  • Flown at least 250 hours in the last 12 months on the applied aircraft type
  • Must hold a valid Class 1 Medical certificate with no limitations (with the exception of visual corrections)
  • Minimum ICAO Level 4 in English

3. Experienced First Officer – Wide Body (B777, A330, A340):

  • Must be born after 01.01.1965
  • Minimum high school diploma
  • No written penalty due to flight default or lack of discipline
  • No history of criminal record
  • Hold an EASA/FAA/ICAO CPL/IR (A) with ATPL theoretical credit or ATPL (A) with a valid type rating on the applied aircraft type
  • Minimum 1,500 hours of total flight time on aircrafts over 27 tons
  • Minimum 1,000 hours of flight time on the applied aircraft type
  • Flown at least 250 hours in the last 12 months on the accepted aircraft types
  • Must hold a valid Class 1 Medical certificate with no limitations (with the exception of visual corrections)
  • Minimum ICAO Level 4 in English

4. *NTR Captain – Wide Body:

  • Must be born after 01.01.1956
  • Minimum high school diploma
  • No written penalty due to flight default or lack of discipline
  • No history of criminal record
  • Hold an EASA/FAA/ICAO ATPL(A) with a valid type rating on the accepted wide body aircraft type
  • Must be a current Commander/Captain
  • Minimum 8,000 total flying hours
  • Minimum 3,000 PIC flying hours on aircrafts over 27 tons
  • Minimum 1,500 PIC flying hours on the accepted wide body aircraft types
  • Flown at least 250 hours in the last 12 months on the applied aircraft type
  • Must hold a valid Class 1 Medical certificate with no limitations (with the exception of visual corrections)
  • Minimum ICAO Level 4 in English

5. Experienced First Officer – Narrow Body (B737, A320):

  • Must be born after 01.01.1965
  • Minimum high school diploma
  • No written penalty due to flight default or lack of discipline
  • No history of criminal record
  • Hold an EASA/FAA/ICAO CPL/IR (A) with ATPL theoretical credit or ATPL (A) with a valid type rating on the applied aircraft type
  • Minimum 1,500 hours of total flight time on aircraft over 27 tons
  • Minimum 500 hours of flight time on the applied aircraft type
  • Flown at least 250 hours in the last 12 months on the applied aircraft type
  • Must hold a valid Class 1 Medical certificate with no limitations (with the exception of visual corrections)
  • Minimum ICAO Level 4 in English

6. *NTR First Officer – Wide Body:

  • Must be born after 01.01.1965
  • Minimum high school diploma
  • No written penalty due to flight default or lack of discipline
  • No history of criminal record
  • Hold an EASA/FAA/ICAO CPL/IR (A) with ATPL theoretical credit or ATPL (A) with a valid type rating on one of the accepted wide body aircraft types
  • Minimum 3,000 hours of total flight time on aircrafts over 27 tons
  • Minimum 2,000 hours of flight time on the accepted wide body aircraft types
  • Flown at least 250 hours within the last 12 months on the accepted aircraft types
  • Must hold a valid Class 1 Medical certificate with no limitations (with the exception of visual corrections)
  • Minimum ICAO Level 4 in English

7. *NTR First Officer – Narrow Body:

  • Must be born after 01.01.1965
  • Minimum high school diploma
  • No written penalty due to flight default or lack of discipline
  • No history of criminal record
  • Hold an EASA/FAA/ICAO CPL/IR (A) with ATPL theoretical credit or ATPL (A) with a valid type rating on the accepted narrow body aircraft type
  • Minimum 3,000 hours of total flight time on aircraft over 27 tons
  • Minimum 1,500 hours of flight time on the accepted narrow body aircraft types
  • Flown at least 250 hours within the last 12 months on the applied aircraft types
  • Must hold a valid Class 1 Medical certificate with no limitations (with the exception of visual corrections)
  • Minimum ICAO Level 4 in English

*Please note that type rating will be self-funded by the candidate.

Homepage: Turkish Airlines

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