Emirates unveils pilot recruitment drive

Emirates unveils pilot recruitment drive

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Emirates is looking to recruit first officers who meet the airline’s safety standards, technical requirements and customer experience. 

For pilots, a career with the Dubai-based airline will involve flying to diverse destinations across a network spanning six continents and 140 destinations. It will also mean flying one of the world’s youngest and most modern fleets, now numbering 265 Airbus and Boeing aircraft. With Emirates’ continuous investment in fleet renewal, the airline’s pilots will also be flying Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, Boeing 777-Xs and Airbus A350-900s in the coming years.

Emirates’ pilots complete robust, evidence-based training programmes in-house with highly skilled instructors. The airline’s cutting-edge training facility houses 10 full-flight simulators for Boeing 777s and Airbus 380s.

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The airline’s growth offers numerous opportunities for career progression – first officers can rise to become captains, technical pilots, standards’ captains, examiners and instructors.

For successful candidates, Emirates offers a range of benefits designed for pilots and their families to lead a fulfilling lifestyle including a competitive tax-free salary, generous accommodation and education allowance, and medical and dental cover. Employees enjoy concessional cargo and travel benefits for their family, as well as friends’ tickets, across the airline’s global network. In addition, the Emirates Platinum card offers a range of privileges and discounts across thousands of retail and hospitality outlets locally and globally.


As air travel continues to recover, Emirates is ramping up its services from DXB, one of the world’s busiest and best airports. 

Candidates applying for the position of first officer must have experience of multi-engine, multi-crew aircraft, a valid ICAO Airline Pilot Licence, and a minimum experience of 2,000 flying hours on 20 tonne MTOW (maximum take-off weight) aircraft. 

Interested candidates can see the eligibility criteria and apply online at

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