Direct Entry Captain – A320 Type Rated

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Website Wizz Air

Direct Entry Captain - A320 Type Rated

Take your career to new heights with Europe’s fastest growing low-cost airline. With the expansion of Wizz Air destinations across Europe, Africa and the Middle East, pilots will be joining Wizz Air at an exciting time rich in opportunities. The rapidly growing fleet of Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft is young, modern and sustainable, carrying passengers on 800 routes to 191 destinations in 49 countries. This fleet is expected to triple over the next 10 years, providing career progression to ambitious and talented pilots, first officers and direct entry captains. Wizz Air is committed to the development and wellbeing of its pilots, providing competitive salaries, industry-leading training, an indefinite and secure contract, and a flexible and fixed flight rosters for improved work-life balance. Open up a world of opportunity with Wizz Air.
Airline Operator Certificate/Location is selected during the application process, this job advertisement is valid for all Wizz Air job locations.

If you would like to join our Flight Crew team as a Airbus A320 Type Rated Captain, please see below the requirements for applying:

● Unrestricted right to live and work in the EU or Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, North Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
● Valid EASA / UK CAA/ GCAA UAE Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL)
● Valid ICAO Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) – only for pilots applying to Wizz Air Abu Dhabi
● Valid Class 1 Medical Certificate
● Valid Instrument Rating (IR) on Airbus A320*
● ICAO level 4/5/6 English proficiency
● Minimum 3.500 factorized hours**
● Last commercial flight within the preceding 6 months (prefereble, not hard limit due to COVID-19 effects)
● Minimum 500 hours actual flight time as Commander on Airbus A320 aircraft***
● Minimum 300 hours actual flight time on Airbus A320 in the last 12 months*** (prefereble, not hard limit due to COVID-19 effects)


*The type rating must have at least 6 months validity on the date of joining, as new candidates only complete an OPC on starting

**Factorized hours:  Wizz Air applies factors to pilot flying hours to determine minimum requirements for Commanders. A pilot’s hours flown in each category are multiplied by the applicable factor from the below table. The sum of all groups after factorization will be used to determine whether the pilot meets the minimum required experience.

*** Ultra-light aircraft, power gliders, simulator and helicopter hours are excluded. PIC hours are pilot in command hours. This does not include PICUS hours.

During the application process, you will need to have your:

● Resume/CV prepared in DOCX, PDF, Image or Text format
● Cover/motivational letter prepared in DOCX, PDF, Image or Text format if you wish to upload (optional)
● Passport scanned
● Flight Crew License scanned
● Class1 Medical License scanned
● Pilot Logbook prepared, so you are able to enter your previous experience

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