Jobs in Riyadh Air: New Saudi airline begins hiring ahead of take off

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Saudi Arabia’s new airline Riyadh Air has started the recruitment process and has invited pilots to apply as it gears up to take off in 2025.

“We are looking for the first complement of pilots to join our team, which will take us through the training period and build right up to the launch of the airline. I encourage anybody who’s got experience training on the Boeing 787-9 or the Boeing 777 aircraft to look online at the opportunities we have,” the Chief Operating Officer of Riyadh Air Peter Bellew was quoted as saying by Khaleej Times.Jobs in Riyadh Air: New Saudi airline begins hiring ahead of take off

Jobs in Riyadh Air

Profile Requirements for Captain

To become Riyadh Air’s Captains, pilots will need a minimum of 5,000 hours total flying time multi- crew, multi- engine (only time in the operating seat of a turboprop and/or turbojet aircraft can be counted; not simulator time).

They will need to have:

  • Minimum of 2,000 hours recent Command on a Wide Body from the following types (Boeing 787-8,9 or 10 or Airbus A350, A340, A330, A380)
  • Flown at least 150 hours in command within the last 12 months at time of joining
  • A valid ICAO ATPL with an unrestricted class one medical
  • Fluency in English, equivalent to ICAO English level 5 or above
Roster, Hours & Routes

The contract is open-ended. A roster pattern is issued monthly with weekly updates and a minimum of 8 days off in the month. The target hours will be 800-900 with a mixture of international and domestic duties from the airline’s Riyadh base. Trips will be a mix of single, domestic double with some multi sector and be 1 to 4 days in duration. Layovers are generally 24-48 hours.

Captains’ days off will be in the airline’s hub in Riyadh.

Profile Requirements for First Officer

To become First Officers, pilots will need a minimum of 2000 hours total flying time multi- crew, multi- engine aircraft from the Airbus fly-by-wire generation or Boeing glass cockpit aircraft. Only time in the operating seat of a turboprop and/or turbojet aircraft can be counted; not simulator time.

They will need to have:

  • Minimum of 1,500 hours recent time on a modern Airbus or Boeing aircraft.
  • Flown at least 150 hours as a First Officer or Captain in the last 12 months at time of joining
  • A valid ICAO ATPL with an unrestricted class one medical
  • Fluency in English, equivalent to ICAO English level 5 or above
  • No Frozen ATPL unless held by a Saudi citizen
Roster, Hours & Routes

The contract is open-ended. A roster pattern is issued monthly with weekly updates and a minimum of 8 days off in the month. The target hours will be 800-900 with a mixture of international and domestic duties from the airline’s Riyadh base. Trips will be a mix of single, domestic double with some multi sector and be 1 to 4 days in duration. Layovers are generally 24-48 hours.

First Officers’ days off will be in the airline’s hub in Riyadh.

Launched by the Kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund Public Investment Fund (PIF), the airline ordered up to 72 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aeroplanes in a multi-billion dollars deal in April 2023. This included 39 confirmed aircraft with an option to acquire 33 additional wide-body 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes.

In total, it intends to purchase up to 121 787 Dreamliners in the fifth-largest commercial order by value in Boeing’s history to support the Country’s goal of serving 330 million passengers and attracting 100 million visits by 2030.

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