Let us see the procedures. On April 6th, 2012, Singapore Airlines operated its last Boeing 747 flight. I would like to know what I should to do like I want to tell me step by step. Airlines have been raising wages and improving workplace rules that allow for a much-improved quality of life for pilots. [75] The product was voted the world's best business class by Skytrax in 2011. But afterall in my opinion you can't really answer this question. Posted at 10 Jul in Blog by Erica Martin 10 Comments. All rights reserved. Many years ago I flew exclusively with SIA. Latin America and the Caribbean regional office, Middle East and North Africa regional office. Not a pilot but my brother is one. The airline told us: “In addition to rest days, cabin crew and pilots are given in-flight rest on longer flights. Similar seats are used on the Airbus A350-900 XWB. Okay, enough about the gloomy stuff. 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. Singapore Airlines were excellent, imho. [18], The Singapore Airlines logo is a bird, inspired by a dagger featured in regional folklore known as a silver kris or keris. $\begingroup$ Maybe pilots should fly IFR at night, but they don't have to: night VFR is legal in many countries. Very poor customer service and communication. "We will recruit whoever is the most qualified," he said. [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. Only supported aircraft types that are active with this airline are included in the calculations. [citation needed] During the SARS outbreak in 2003–04, Singapore Airlines ceased flights to Brussels, Las Vegas, Chicago, Hiroshima, Kaohsiung, Mauritius, Vienna, Madrid, Shenzhen and Surabaya. SIA also froze cadet pilot recruitment for three years from early 2012. [39], On 14 October 2015, Singapore Airlines announced plans to resume the world's longest non-stop flight between Singapore and Newark – a 15,300 km (9,500 mi), 19-hour route that the airline had dropped in 2013. The dishes featured in this programme included Singaporean hawker fare such as Teochew porridge, bak chor mee, Hainanese chicken rice, Satay (meat skewers), etc. The new eX3 systems are unveiled alongside the new cabin product, and are available on the Airbus A350-900 and refitted B777-300ER aircraft. Up until recent, this program was only open to Singapore nationals but that has changed. These new seats manufactured by Stelia Aerospace are arranged in a forward-facing 1-2-1 staggered configuration, providing every passenger direct aisle access. 1 The average fleet age is based on our own calculations and may differ from other figures. The plane, 9V-SPQ, flew SQ747 from Singapore to Hong Kong and returned as SQ748 from Hong Kong to Singapore. The first two suites on either side of the aircraft can form a double bed after the privacy divider is lowered, similar to the old Suites product. [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. A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 17, 2016, with the headline 'SIA shrinks pilot pool by 12% over 5 years amid slowdown'. On 9 November 2020, SIA relaunched the nonstop flights between Changi Airport and New York, but this time to John F. Kennedy International Airport, three times a week. ( I want to become a pilot of Delta Airlines) Thanks. Airlines have been raising wages and improving workplace rules that allow for a much-improved quality of life for pilots. Please note that applications for Pilot positions in Singapore are currently closed. Singapore Airlines Ltd. pilots have agreed to further pay cuts to remain in employment, the carrier said Saturday. Apart from fulfilling certain mandatory requirements, an aspirant has to work hard and possess a lot of dedication. Singapore Airlines Cargo operates SIA's freighter fleet and manages the cargo-hold capacity in SIA's passenger aircraft. This comes from a major deal with Panasonic Avionics, which will provide the latest Panasonic eX3 systems. [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 pool has shrunk from 2,331 pilots in March 2011 to 2,056 at the end of March this year. [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. 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. are also featured on certain routes. The programme includes a customised co-funded 18 months training course from SFC. Please note that Singapore Airlines does not request for payment or fees for the processing of job applications either directly or through its appointed agencies. [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 number of pilots who have left to join other airlines is limited, and overall attrition rates for pilots remain very low," Mr Ionides said. I think it was some weeks ago I was reading in some blog about Singapore airline's pilot salaries. I am very disappointed with Singapore Airlines (SQ) which claims to be the World’s Best Airline. [7] Singapore Airlines was voted as the Skytrax World's Best Airline Cabin Crew 2019. 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. 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. Welcome to Pilot Career Centre - Pilot Jobs and more! [96], In 2002, Singapore Airlines introduced a re-branding of the KrisWorld system. In a good month, an SIA captain makes $18,000 to $20,000. 198402868E. In May 1966 Malaysian Airways (MAL) became Malaysia-Singapore Airlines. Singapore Airlines: SQ: SIA: SINGAPORE: 1947 Cargo airlines. However, as you become more experienced — and become a captain — your salary will often become quite big. The program is FULLY SPONSORED. This service is only available on selected flights. How do airlines get slots at airports? American Airlines Group plans to furlough about 1,600 pilots in October. 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. Business Class was known as Raffles Class until 2006. Singapore Airlines (SIA) has shed about 12 per cent of its pilots in the last five years, amid a prolonged business slowdown. The regional Economy Class cabin on Singapore Airlines' Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner. [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. After your bond finishes, you can convert your flying hours to get a commercial pilot licence. [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. 2. The second-generation livery features a blue and yellow strip on the windows on the white fuselage, with the kris bird logo. Unveiled on 2 November 2017, the "New A380 Suites" are being progressively rolled out on the Airbus A380-800 fleet. Some airports are only seasonally slot controlled. However, he said airlines are aware of the issue and in many cases have booked extra time for their pilots in flight simulators. 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. There are not too many pilot training centres, rue airlines; quality is a constraint, and the overall training infrastructure is flawed. The latest version of the Business Class, the "New" Business Class, was unveiled on 9 July 2013 and is available on refitted Boeing B777-300ERs and the Airbus A350-900. The airline is notable for using the Singapore Girl as its central figure in corporate branding. First was preliminary interview. [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. In Asia Hong Kong, 11 domestic airports in China, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Tokyo Narita and Haneda, Fukuoka, Mumbai, Delhi, and Chennai. [12] However, he was personally involved in defusing tensions between the company and its pilots in the early 2000s,[13] warned the airline to cut costs,[14] and made public his advice to the airline to divest from its subsidiary companies. This route was known as the Capital Express. 2 Future records only include new-built aircraft close to delivery and expected second-hand deliveries. Premium Economy class passengers may also choose to use the "Premium Economy Book the Cook". The perks it offered included flexible leave and a monthly pay of about US$25,000 (S$35,500) for captains. There are 78 Business class seats on the aircraft, offered in a 1-2-1 configuration behind the Singapore Airlines Suites on the upper deck. [66] The new changes were rolled out on the five new Airbus A380 aircraft that were delivered to Singapore Airlines, while the existing A380 fleet had these new products retrofitted until 2020. [105][106] Miles can also be mixed with cash to pay for award tickets and flight upgrades on the Singapore Airlines website, as well as purchases made from KrisShop. There was your choice of beverages with meals - red wine, white wine, spirits, juices, soft drinks, water and plenty of the non-alcoholic drinks offered during the flights too. [88] Other features include an independent cup-holder (separate from the fold-out table), a USB port, and a power socket, as well as an iPod port exclusively on board the Airbus A330. [78][79][80][81], Unveiled on 2 November 2017, the "New A380 Business class" seats are being progressively rolled out on the Airbus A380-800 fleet. [76], Medium and Short Haul Business Class is available on all Airbus A330-300, Boeing 777-300 and all unrefitted Boeing 777-200 aircraft, configured in 2-2-2 layout and with iPod connectivity, only available in the A330. It flew 11.0% of all international traffic into and out of Australia in the month ended March 2008. On whether more pilots will be needed to fly the new planes, Mr Ionides said: "We do expect pilot numbers to increase as we expand, but we are not able to share figures. 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. The Singapore carrier has moved to reduce its pilot numbers through various initiatives in recent years, after stiff competition from rivals in the long-haul premium sector stunted its growth and expansion. [73] These seats are forward-facing, in contrast to the herring-bone configuration used by several other airlines offering flat beds in business class. 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. $\endgroup$ – 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. [15], Branding and publicity efforts have revolved primarily around flight crew,[16][17] in contrast to most other airlines, who tend to emphasise aircraft and services in general. 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. The seats fold out into a flat bed and are also arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration. So just what can airline captains plan to earn in 2018? [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. It has come to our attention that Singapore Airlines has recently opened their cadet program to ALL nationalities! Europe’s Airbus and Singapore Airlines teamed up to open a new pilot-training academy in Singapore in April, which can teach 10,000 trainees a year. This is attributed to the growth of air travel in Asia. The first few aircraft were delivered without AVOD, as of 2015, there are no more aircraft without AVOD. [86], The latest redesign of the economy class seat was unveiled on 9 July 2013 alongside new first and business class products. [citation needed], Singapore Airlines is headquartered at Airline House, an old hangar at the Changi Airport in Singapore. In-flight connectivity is offered on the aforementioned two aircraft as well as select Airbus A380s. I can speak,write,read, and understand English. Sharma says pilots in China are paid 25% more than anywhere else in the region, and even then airlines have problems holding on to them for any more than a couple of years. My memories of this airline were excellent, and overall I was pleased this time. 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. [72][77], On 28 March 2018, the new regional Business Class was unveiled following the delivery of the first Boeing 787-10. 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. The airline has a key role on the Kangaroo Route. It was something like the minimum salary for the captains flying a380 will be 800USD more than for the captains on the Boeing 747-400. Learn how much airline pilots are paid and how much you can expect to earn as a regional airline pilot. A: Pilots have rest periods during long flights. Not only do pilots hook up with the attendants but also passengers they meet on the flights, random women at bars hotels etc. This way is also cheaper since you don't need to spend too much for flying lessons. Singapore Airlines offers five classes of service – suites, first class, business class, premium economy class, and economy class. The pilot contracts, which are broadly in line with those given to new hires since 2018, will result in permanent salary reductions of up to 58 per cent, the Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association (HKAOA) said on Tuesday. Didn’t make it through. The airline industry has faced many crises before – 9/11 and the 2010 Icelandic volcano eruption, for example. Singapore Airlines (SIA) is the flag carrier airline of Singapore with its hub at Singapore Changi Airport. On to the preparation on how I got in. Features include, A $400 million new KrisWorld entertainment system was unveiled in 2012. The pair of centre seats directly behind each bulkhead, when the centre divider is fully lowered, can form double beds. 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. [90] These older Economy Class seats with the Wisemen 3000 system were introduced with the Boeing 777-200ER in 1997, for use alongside the existing Economy Class seats with the non-AVOD KrisWorld (at that time on board the airline's Boeing 747-400s and A340-300s, having been introduced in 1995) and the older-generation early 1990s seats without KrisWorld (at that time on board the airline's A310-200s and A310-300s). International Women's Day 2018 To mark International Women's Day, British Airways brought together 61 women from across the airline for the UK's biggest ever all-female flight. This has allowed SIA to expand into new markets, including launching non-stop flights from Singapore to San Francisco last month. Singapore Airlines, however, got a US$13 billion aid package. Named Enhanced KrisWorld, it featured additional movies, television programming, music and games, and was installed on Boeing 747-400 and selected Boeing 777-200 aircraft. 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