Hiring Requirements for Cathay Pacific

Type of airline: International Passenger

Headquarters: Cathay City, Hong Kong International Airport, Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong

Hubs: Hong Kong International Airport with 76 destinations (198 including subsidiaries Air Hong Kong and Cathay Dragon)

Origin: The company was founded in 1946.


  • We put safety first.
  • We grow a winning team.
  • We provide outstanding products and services.
  • We consistently deliver Service Straight From The Heart.
  • We produce superior financial returns.
  • We support Hong Kong.
  • We are a socially and environmentally responsible company.

Hiring Requirements:

First Officer:

  • ATPL or CPL with a MEIR and same state ATPL examinations credits – obtained without exemption or conversion
  • Minimum 1500 hours total time (preferred experience 3000)
  • 500 hours in Command or as a First Officer on civil registered transport aircraft certified for multi-crew operations according to the type certificate and having a MTOW > 45,000 kg
  • Valid Class 1 medical certificate
  • ICAO English Language Proficiency
  • Experience commensurate with age

Second Officer:

  • Commercial Pilot License
  • Multi-Engine Instrument Rating
  • ATPL examination credits (same state as License)
  • Minimum 250 hours
  • Valid class 1 medical certificate
  • ICAO English language proficiency
  • Experience commensurate with age
  • Preference given to 500 hours multi-crew operations in transport category aircraft with MTOW > 10 000kg

Homepage: Cathay Pacific

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