Hiring Requirements for Virgin Australia Airlines

Virgin Australia Hiring Requirements

Effective 2018, Virgin America was consolidated into Virgin Atlantic.

Type of airline: Passenger International

Headquarters: Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Australia

Hub(s): Auckland Airport, Brisbane Airport, Melbourne Airport, and Sydney Airport flying to 57 destinations

Origin: The company was founded in 1999 as Virgin Blue and became Virgin Australia Airlines in 2000.

Values: 

The Virgin Group believes in making a difference and stands for the principles of value for money, quality, innovation, fun and a sense of competitive challenge. It delivers a quality service by empowering its employees and facilitating and monitoring customer feedback to continually improve the customer’s experience through innovation.

We share these values and are determined to become the airline of choice for corporate and leisure travelers alike.

Hiring Requirements:

Direct Entry First Officers Turbo-prop:

  • Minimum total flight time of 400 hours of which:
  • 300 hours in command of a powered fixed-wing airplane (excluding ICUS), or,
  • Be a graduate of the Virgin Australia Cadet Pilot program
  • Current Australian ATPL or CPL with passes in all ATPL theory subjects
  • Australian Multi-Engine Airplane Instrument Rating (or in Cyclic program)
  • English language Level 6 on license
  • Current Australian Class 1 Medical Certificate

Direct Entry Command Turboprop:

  • Minimum total flight time of 3,000 hours of which:
  • Minimum of 1,500 hours in command of multi engine, multi crew aircraft certificated for operations by a crew of at least 2 pilots
  • Current Australian ATPL
  • Australian Multi-Engine Airplane Instrument Rating (or in Cyclic program)
  • English language Level 6 on license
  • Current Australian Class 1 Medical Certificate

Direct Entry Second Officers:

  • Minimum total flight time of 500 hours of which:
  • Minimum of 300 hours in multi engine or turboprop aircraft, or,
  • Be a graduate of the Virgin Australia Cadet Pilot program
  • Current Australian ATPL or CPL with passes in all ATPL theory subjects
  • Australian Multi-Engine Airplane Instrument Rating (or in Cyclic program)
  • English language Level 6 on license
  • Current Australian Class 1 Medical Certificate.

Direct Entry First Officers Jet:

  • Minimum total flight time of 500 hours of which:
  • 300 hours in Command of a powered fixed wing airplane (excluding ICUS), or,
  • 200 hours in Command of multi-engine aircraft (excluding ICUS), or,
  • Be a graduate of the Virgin Australia Cadet Pilot program
  • Current Australian ATPL or CPL with passes in all ATPL theory subjects
  • Australian Multi-Engine Airplane Instrument Rating (or in Cyclic program)
  • English language Level 6 on license
  • Current Australian Class 1 Medical Certificate

Homepage: Virgin Australia Airlines

Although we have tried to provide the most accurate information here regarding hiring requirements for commercial airlines, we encourage you to contact the airline you’re interested in working for directly to verify employment requirements.

Learn how much you can earn as a pilot, and learn exactly how to become a pilot. We wish you great success as an airline pilot and hope you land your dream job! Before you fill out that job application, you will need flight training. If you are interested in pursuing a flying career with Virgin Australia Airlines and are interested in receiving your training at our flight school in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, please contact us today!

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