Looking for anyone who lives and works in HK flying corporate that could pass some intel on to me about living and working in HK. I checked out Metrojet, Sinojet, Hong Kong Jet, Tag Asia, and BAA. I am on a mission to get over there and any info would be much appreciated!!! Thanks.
There's a new "Big (swiss) Cheese" and he's already driven away several directors, pilots, managers, office staff, etc. They are leaving in droves. Those he cannot scare away or p*ss off, he fires! Last I heard the chief FA and the COO both quit. Many engineers about to jump too.
FFS Av surely you can convert it yourself. Salaries quoted in HK are about right, there is such demand here for corporate pilots that you can switch jobs easily if you don't like it. There are so many aircraft here now that they're parking them on the main ramps at vast expense. I'm told that some operators are going to have to start parking at Clark and then bring the aircraft up to honkers when needed. Tough for the crews but someone has to do it! Toss?
Does anybody know if they would consider non-rated captains against bond or other arrangements?
I would think I tick all the boxes for a job and have experience in the area, but not rated on the Gulfstream. Have had my application (and regular updates) in if for a good two years now as I am really interested in moving out to HK. No luck so far.... Anyone with some inside info? Please PM.
Most likely mentioned numbers are correct. However living in Hong Kong, and in particular considering accommodation, is not cheap. This money should not necessarily be put in relation the its worth in ones home country! That being said taxation in Hong Kong is very reasonable around 16%.
Anyways just a short perspective - too keep in mind.
corp jock is spot on, no original directors left, engineers leaving quicktime, pilots in disarrray and work force has over 1/3 turn over in less than 8 months, profits down by 10 million HK this year, all since the swiss came into town, if you want to work for airline mentality then look no further, otherwise beware, you have been warned.
Had a look at the TWC website mentioned in a previous thread. Although operate Embraer Legacies, which I am interested in, only FAA licenced pilots required. Anyone know of operators accepting JAA licence holders in that neck of the woods operating Legacies or similar corporate jets?