Requirements for entry
Professional and well trained crew is cornerstone for a safe operation
In real life, you could never take a command of transport category (multi engine, multi crew) aircraft on a commercial flight, without having at least 1500 hrs.
Our ranking system is described in our operations manual part D and is an interpretation of EASA FCL rules. We recruit commanders/captains only. The lowest entry rank is "green captain". It requires minimum of 150 online hours. This is the magical of hrs a soon to be pilot will receive during the Integrated CPL course (on fixed wing aircraft). We think that this minimum threshold shall ensure that the applicant has a general understanding of online flying, related procedures and software. There are more ranks available.
Theoretical knowledge requirements (extract from OM-D)
An applicant for a captain position shall demonstrate a level of knowledge appropriate to the privileges granted in the following subjects:
a) Air Law,
b) Aircraft General Knowledge — Airframe/Systems/Powerplant,
c) Aircraft General Knowledge — Instrumentation,
d) Mass and Balance,
f) Flight Planning and Monitoring,
g) Human Performance,
i) General Navigation,
j) Radio Navigation,
k) Operational Procedures,
l) Principles of Flight,
m) Instrumental Flight Rules (IFR),
Practical operational and flight skills requirements (extract from OM-D)
The applicant shall demonstrate the ability to:
(a) operate the airplane within its limitations;
(b) complete all maneuvers with smoothness and accuracy;
(c) exercise good judgement and airmanship;
(d) apply aeronautical knowledge;
(e) maintain control of the aeroplane at all times in such a manner that the successful outcome of a procedure or maneuver is always assured;
(f) understand and apply crew coordination and incapacitation procedures, if applicable; and
(g) communicate effectively with the other crew members, if applicable.
Your airways does not provide type rating courses, each and every applicant must ensure that he/she is capable of operating the requested aircraft type in accordance with manufacturer specifications, rules, regulations and standard operating procedures. Your Airways does provide manuals and support for our mainline fleet.
Our type rating requirements are based on EASA FCL and found in our operations manual part D.
Type rating syllabus(extract from OM-D)
Applicant shall demonstrate knowledge on aircraft type on following topics:
(a) Detailed listing for aeroplane structure and equipment, normal operation of systems and malfunctions
(c) Performance, flight planning and monitoring
(d) Load and balance and servicing
(e) Emergency procedures
(f) Special requirements for extension of a type rating for instrument approaches down to decision heights of less than 200 ft (60 m)
(g) Special requirements for ‘glass cockpit’ airplanes with EFIS
(h) Flight management systems