While business conditions remain challenging, SIA has started to grow again. The new seats were originally announced to only be available exclusively onboard factory-fresh Airbus A350-900 and refitted Boeing 777-300ER.[72]. A week ago we were getting excited about the Hong Kong Singapore air travel bubble that got scrappedwhich is a boot blow rather to Singapore Airlines and Cathay. Cadet Pilot. On to the preparation on how I got in. The airline is notable for using the Singapore Girl as its central figure in corporate branding. [68] There are 12 seats at the front of the lower deck of the Airbus A380-800 aircraft, with the first and last rows in a 1-1 configuration, and the second and third rows in a 1-2-1 configuration. [37] Malaysia Airlines, the main opponent to liberalisation of the route[38] and deemed to be the party which stands to lose the most, will continue to codeshare with both Singapore Airlines and SilkAir on the route. Connexion by Boeing, an in-flight Internet service, was introduced in 2005. While the current fleet of pilots at both airlines are already 12-13% female, SpiceJet is upping the ante with plans to have a pilot staff that's one-third female within three years. $\endgroup$ – Pondlife Jan 29 '15 at 21:37 7 $\begingroup$ To expand on what Pondlife said, you don't even need an instrument rating at all to fly at night in the U.S. Very poor customer service and communication. Up until recent, this program was only open to Singapore nationals but that has changed. The Straits Times understands that during the latest one held here a few months ago, more than 20 SIA pilots accepted offers from the Chinese airline. He did not divulge actual numbers. American Airlines Group plans to furlough about 1,600 pilots in October. I can speak Bulgarian too but I live in USA. This has allowed SIA to expand into new markets, including launching non-stop flights from Singapore to San Francisco last month. [25][26] This was followed by the resumption of non-stop flights to Newark and Los Angeles from 11 October 2018 and 2 November 2018, respectively, with the delivery of the Airbus A350-900ULRs, allowing the airline to operate two of the world's longest non-stop flights again.[26]. The airline told us: “In addition to rest days, cabin crew and pilots are given in-flight rest on longer flights. 2 Future records only include new-built aircraft close to delivery and expected second-hand deliveries. This time my decision was exclusively based on price difference between them and Qantas. This way is also cheaper since you don't need to spend too much for flying lessons. Scoot partners with Singapore Flying College (SFC) to develop the Scoot Cadet Programme. London was the first city served with the new product in September 2013. [99][100] The new KrisWorld is available on Airbus A330, Airbus A380 and Boeing 777-300ER. After your bond finishes, you can convert your flying hours to get a commercial pilot licence. A pilot who declined to be named said: "I think it's fair to say there has been some unhappiness, which has prompted some pilots who don't see things getting better any time soon to leave for other airlines. Singapore Airlines has taken advantage of liberal bilateral aviation agreements between Singapore and Thailand, and with the United Arab Emirates, to offer more onward connections from Bangkok and Dubai, respectively. [92], KrisWorld is Singapore Airlines' in-flight entertainment system, introduced in 1997 on Boeing 747-400, Airbus A310-300, Airbus A340-300 and Boeing 777-200 aircraft. […] The Career of an Airline Pilot – Captain Ong • 2 years ago; Hello Captain Ong, I am 28 this year. The airline has ordered 67 new Airbus 350s, which offer lower operating costs for long-haul flights than other similar-sized planes in SIA's fleet. It has come to our attention that Singapore Airlines has recently opened their cadet program to ALL nationalities! Previously, captains could fly until 65. PilotCareerCentre.com is a dedicated 24 hour webservice designed for the world's present and future aircrews. Okay, enough about the gloomy stuff. My Singapore Airlines Cadet Pilot Interview Preparation. This is attributed to the growth of air travel in Asia. And there is no shortage of airlines luring our pilots, especially captains.". List of airlines; List of defunct airlines of Singapore; List of airports in Singapore; List of defunct airlines of Asia This page was last edited on 25 November 2020, at 02:41 (UTC). [60] Initially planned for the Airbus A380-800's introduction into service in 2006, and subsequently on the Boeing 777-300ER, the postponement of the first A380-800 delivery meant it had to be introduced with the launch of the first Boeing 777-300ER with the airline on 5 December 2006 between Singapore and Paris. Of those, eight came from Hong Kong Airlines, during earlier efforts by the cash-strapped company to encourage its pilots to seek employment elsewhere. SIA has also introduced a Popular Local Fare culinary programme offering local favourites to passengers in all classes flying from selected destinations. Asia is facing 100 million new visitors every year, and many airlines are in search of pilots and are advertising directly to women to meet the demand. [5] It has two subsidiaries: SilkAir operates regional flights to secondary cities, while Scoot operates as a low-cost carrier. The plane, 9V-SPQ, flew SQ747 from Singapore to Hong Kong and returned as SQ748 from Hong Kong to Singapore. Singapore Airlines is dramatically expanding its network of non-stop flights to the U.S., including this announcement of service between Seattle and Singapore set to take flight September 2019. [95], The original KrisWorld introduced 14 movies, 36 television programmes, and 5 cartoons, as well as many Super Nintendo games, KrisFone and fax, text news and flight path in all classes. Singapore Airlines Cargo operates SIA's freighter fleet and manages the cargo-hold capacity in SIA's passenger aircraft. For example, many Airline Pilots in Singapore started their career in the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF). [69] The leather seat, also upholstered by Poltrona Frau of Italy, is able to recline 45 degrees and rotate 360 degrees. Features include power socket and ports all in one panel, stowage beside the seat, two new seating positions, arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration and an 18-inch in-flight entertainment screen. Live television streaming was proposed on Connexion, but this service was discontinued in December 2006. PilotCareerCentre.com is a dedicated 24 hour webservice designed for the world's present and future aircrews. Long Haul Business Class is available on Airbus A380 and refitted Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, where a fully flat bed is available in a 1-2-1 configuration featuring 30 in (76 cm) of seat width. [84], On 9 August 2015, Singapore Airlines introduced an all-new premium economy class, with the seats manufactured by Zim Flugsitz, to be installed on its Airbus A380, B777-300ER and Airbus A350-900 aircraft. You can read this subscriber-only article in full, All done! The eX3 system features a larger screen with much higher resolution, wide touch-screen controllers, new software, and, above all, in-flight connectivity. It flew 11.0% of all international traffic into and out of Australia in the month ended March 2008. Singapore Airlines has, instead, welcomed[29][30] the opening of the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur route which it dominated together with Malaysia Airlines[31] for over three decades,[32] accounting for about 85% of the over 200 flight frequencies then operated. KrisFlyer – The basic level at which one starts earning miles, KrisFlyer Elite Silver – The airline's rendition of, KrisFlyer Elite Gold – The airline's rendition of, 27 June 2016 – Singapore Airlines Flight 368, a, This page was last edited on 19 December 2020, at 11:31. Seven Boeing 747-400 cargo aircraft are also operated. $\begingroup$ Maybe pilots should fly IFR at night, but they don't have to: night VFR is legal in many countries. Premium Economy seats have a 38-inch pitch (compared to a 32-inch pitch in standard economy), at 18.5-19.5 inches wide with an 8-inch recline. [10], Singapore Airlines is majority-owned by the Singapore government investment and holding company Temasek Holdings, which held 56% of voting stock as of 2012. Welcome to Pilot Career Centre - Pilot Jobs and more! Singapore Airlines Suites[67] is a class available only on the Airbus A380-800. Apart from fulfilling certain mandatory requirements, an aspirant has to work hard and possess a lot of dedication. They published a cookbook in 2010 titled, Above & Beyond: A Collection of Recipes from the Singapore Airlines Culinary Panel. They also feature a 13.3-inch high-definition touchscreen LCD monitor and a Book-the-Cook Service. Airlines actively recruit military pilots, and since it can cost many millions of dollars to train a RAAF pilot, that's a sweet cost saving for the airlines. 1. All A340-500s were phased out in 2013 and nonstop flights to both destinations were terminated. The old product, introduced in October 2007, was designed by French luxury yacht interior designer Jean-Jacques Coste and consists of separate compartments with walls and doors 1.5 m high. The number of pilots who have left to join other airlines is limited, and overall attrition rates for pilots remain very low," Mr Ionides said. In-flight connectivity is offered on the aforementioned two aircraft as well as select Airbus A380s. Only supported aircraft types that are active with this airline are included in the calculations. Singapore Airlines was the launch customer for the Airbus A380 - the world's largest passenger aircraft - as well as the Boeing 787-10 and the ultra-long-range version of the Airbus A350-900. [86], The latest redesign of the economy class seat was unveiled on 9 July 2013 alongside new first and business class products. Slots are designed to aid the safe and efficient running of the airport, not to force control on airlines, so only busier airports require them. [94] KrisFlyer overhauled Singapore Airlines' in-flight experience with a new, cheaper entertainment solution that would supersede the primitive Thales entertainment systems on offer at that time by Virgin Atlantic and the Emirates Google Doodle for its fifth anniversary. The second-generation livery features a blue and yellow strip on the windows on the white fuselage, with the kris bird logo. First was preliminary interview. Its measures included offering voluntary no-pay leave and voluntary movements to subsidiaries such as Scoot and SIA Cargo. The Boeing 777-300 was the first model to undergo refit and had introduced the product on the Singapore–Sydney route on 22 July 2009. Browse our site for in-depth AvNews, Pilot Job Postings, Flight Training, Career Help, Resume Design, Interview Preparation, Cover Letter Writing and Insight and much more! [66] Sydney was the first city served with the new product on 18 December 2017. The "Other" First Class is offered only on Boeing 777-300 aircraft. Do check our career website for future recruitment. There are also adjustable dividers at the centre seats to provide passengers with a "customised level of privacy". This article is now fully available for you, Please verify your e-mail to read this subscriber-only article in full. The yellow rear fuselage was changed to metallic gold and the font typeface of the word "Singapore Airlines" was modified. Baby bassinets are available on most bulkheads. On eight Airbus A380 aircraft, the first of which entered service in October 2011, Singapore Airlines dedicated the entire upper deck to the Business class cabin, unlike the original configuration's upper deck shared by 16 rows of business class and 11 rows of economy at the rear. SIA Engineering Company handles maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) business across nine countries, with a portfolio of 27 joint ventures, including with Boeing and Rolls-Royce. The leather seat, upholstered by Poltrona Frau of Italy, is 35 in (89 cm) wide (with armrests up and 23 in (58 cm) wide when armrests are down) and a 23 in (58 cm) LCD TV screen is mounted on the front wall. Regional dishes are often served on their respective flights, such as the Kyo-Kaiseki, Shi Quan Shi Mei, and Shahi Thali meals are available for first-class passengers on flights to Japan, China and India, respectively. Last week saw Singapore Airlines resume its record-breaking flight between Singapore and New York. Report inappropriate content . Home > Blog > Salaries for Singapore Airlines Pilots. [103] Miles can also be earned with over 200 partners in the air and on the ground. Until we resolve the issues, subscribers need not log in to access ST Digital articles. [104], KrisFlyer miles can be redeemed for flights and upgrades when flying with the Singapore Airlines Group and selected partner airlines, as well as converting them to points with selected partner loyalty programmes. The airline has about 2,000 pilots. [11], The Singapore government, which holds a golden share via the country's Ministry of Finance, has stressed its non-involvement in the management of the company, a point emphasised by Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew when he said the Singapore Changi Airport's front-runner status as an aviation hub is more important than the SIA. This is partly due to first officers being promoted as part of their career development, he told The Straits Times. I think it was some weeks ago I was reading in some blog about Singapore airline's pilot salaries. The pool has shrunk from 2,331 pilots in March 2011 to 2,056 at the end of March this year. The first few aircraft were delivered without AVOD, as of 2015, there are no more aircraft without AVOD. Singapore Airlines were excellent, imho. Delta had 13,082 pilots as of December 31, according to company filings. Airline Image IATA ICAO Callsign Commenced operations Singapore Airlines Cargo: SQ: SQC: SINGAPORE: 2001 See also. Although the pilots still have work to do after this it is not deemed to be dangerous if they are tired as they are not flying customers around anymore, although they still have to drive home! A Boeing 737-100 in Malaysia-Singapore Airlines livery. However, he said airlines are aware of the issue and in many cases have booked extra time for their pilots in flight simulators. [87] These are configured 3-4-3 on the lower deck of the Airbus A380, 3-3-3 on the Boeing 777, and 2-4-2 on the Airbus A330, as well as the upper deck of the Airbus A380. Travellers departing from Singapore, and flying to a destination which requires them to produce a negative Covid-19 PCR test result prior to entry, may apply for the pre-departure test here. Browse our site for in-depth AvNews, Pilot Job Postings, Flight Training, Career Help, Resume Design, Interview Preparation, Cover Letter Writing and Insight and much more! [85] The product was first flown from Singapore to Sydney, Hong Kong and Auckland and has been rolled out to other routes. [65] These new changes cost roughly S$1.16 billion and were rolled out in response to growing competition from Middle Eastern carriers such as Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways. So just what can airline captains plan to earn in 2018? On 2 November 2017, Singapore Airlines unveiled new cabin products for Suites, Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class, exclusive to the airline's Airbus A380-800 aircraft. [65] The seating configuration in the new design consists of 6 Suites and 78 Business Class seats on the upper deck, with 44 Premium Economy Class seats and 343 Economy Class seats on the lower deck. Airlines actively recruit military pilots, and since it can cost many millions of dollars to train a RAAF pilot, that's a sweet cost saving for the airlines. So, if a British Airways aircraft has an incident in Singapore it will file a report to the UK CAA. For example, Innsbruck only in the winter season, and many Italian and … Frankly, it is over rated. AirAsia, a low-cost airline based in Malaysia, accused Singapore Airlines of double standards, when it claimed that the Government of Singapore attempted to keep it out of the Singapore market,[28] although there has been no official word that Singapore Airlines has objected to the entry of AirAsia. Do check our career website for future recruitment. A Singapore Airlines-British Airways Concorde in second generation livery. I think it was some weeks ago I was reading in some blog about Singapore airline's pilot salaries. The airline industry has faced many crises before – 9/11 and the 2010 Icelandic volcano eruption, for example. It has only been proven that in some eastern countries pilot training is not the best. [89] They are equipped with slightly smaller 9-inch screens (which are, however, larger than the 6.1-inch VGA screens on unrefitted aircraft) and AVOD in each seat. They have VGA 6.1-inch personal television screens with AVOD, footrests, adjustable headrests with side-flap "ears" and adjustable seat reclines. 2. Features include 32 inches of legroom, slimmer seats, an adjustable headrest, and an 11.1-inch touch-screen inflight entertainment system which is also controllable with a video touch-screen handset as well as brand new KrisWorld software. I can speak,write,read, and understand English. Most of the pilots worldwide are good. Not all airports use slots. But afterall in my opinion you can't really answer this question. SQ21, the return flight from Newark to Singapore, is scheduled at 18 hours and 45 minutes, 5 hours and 15 minutes short of a full day. [24], From 23 October 2016, Singapore Airlines resumed non-stop flights from Singapore to the United States, beginning with San Francisco. Some pilots left voluntarily, while others were asked to go. The gift link for this subscriber-only article has expired. The airline has told them if they do not agree to the new contracts by next week, they face termination, according to unions representing pilots and flight attendants. You have reached your limit of subscriber-only articles this month. [18], The Singapore Airlines logo is a bird, inspired by a dagger featured in regional folklore known as a silver kris or keris. We have been following most trends involving the airlines in the United States for years, and there has recently been very good news on the pilot pay issue. The perks it offered included flexible leave and a monthly pay of about US$25,000 (S$35,500) for captains. The programme includes a customised co-funded 18 months training course from SFC. [33] A highly lucrative route for LCCs due to its short distance and heavy traffic as the fourth-busiest in Asia,[34][35] bringing Singapore Airline's capacity share on the route down to about 46.7%, Malaysia Airlines' down to 25.3%, and increase to 17.3% to the three LCCs now permitted on the route, and the remainder shared by three other airlines as of 22 September 2008. The original KrisWorld was subsequently upgraded to feature Wisemen 3000, an audio and video-on-demand version of the KrisWorld system featured exclusively in First and Raffles Class cabins, then progressively introduced into Economy Class in 747 cabins and selected 777 cabins. In 2007, a new KrisWorld based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux was introduced, featuring a new interface, additional programming and audio and video on demand as standard. [3] It has been ranked as the world's best airline by Skytrax four times and topped Travel & Leisure's best airline rankings for more than 20 years.[4]. The program is FULLY SPONSORED. The logo has remained unchanged since Singapore Airlines' inception from the split of Malaysia–Singapore Airlines, except for a minor tweak in 1987. [24] Nonstop service to Los Angeles was terminated on 20 October 2013 (the airline continues to serve Los Angeles from Singapore via Tokyo-Narita),[24] and the nonstop service to Newark was terminated on 23 November 2013 in favour of a Singapore-New York JFK route via Frankfurt. [72][77], On 28 March 2018, the new regional Business Class was unveiled following the delivery of the first Boeing 787-10. [41] SIA resumed the route following the acquisition of new Airbus A350-900ULR aircraft on 18 October 2018,[41][42] but was once again suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic. Some airports are only seasonally slot controlled. [61][62], On 9 July 2013, Singapore Airlines, in collaboration with two design firms, James Park Associates and DesignworksUSA, unveiled the next generation of cabin products for First, Business, and Economy class, which entered service onboard new Boeing 777-300ERs and Airbus A350s. Many years ago I flew exclusively with SIA. I would like to know what I should to do like I want to tell me step by step. The airline released its pilots who were on expatriate terms which included allowances for housing. The union for American Airlines pilots says 41 members have tested positive for COVID-19, joining approximately 100 flight attendants at the company that also have the virus. The 9,530-mile journey takes just over 18 hours on an A350-900, flying a route that can take it close to the North Pole. The easiest path is to sign on the Air Force as a pilot. A level 1 airportis deemed to be able to meet all capacity requirements. 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