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Old 19th Mar 2019, 22:17
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Starlux

Today they signed their purchase agreement for the 17 A350s. They also recently started advertising for pilots, both expat (type rated only) and locals (non-typed ok).
Here's the job listing in English.
Any info on terms and conditions? Hopefully they're offering something better than CAL and EVA.
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 04:17
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It's being started by the ex-EVA chairman's disavowed son, KW.
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 08:36
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Starlux chairman KW Chang

Starlux's chairman K.W.Chang isn't the disavowed son of former EVA Chairman Chang Yung-Fa. In fact, the former chairman's will specifically stated that his third son, K.W.Chang, would take his position of chairman of the Evergreen group (EVA Air's parent company) upon his passing. However, K.W.Chang was ousted by his two elder brothers due to a lack of company shares after the will was announced. He then decided to found Starlux in 2016, and they have come a long way since. The decision to purchase Airbus only jets (10x A321neo, 17xA350xwb) is partially due to the ease for pilots to transfer between Airbus types. K.W.Chang has big visions for the company-namely becoming the Emirates of Asia. As a Taiwanese student pilot I'm very excited to see what comes of it
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 14:03
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A good hype with Starlux. It will always be run like
EVA. The initial batch of the managements are all Ex EVA thus the culture will be the same.

He wanted Starlux to be like the Emirates of Asia which it will not happen because he won't be paying the money, the benefits like that of Emirates.

Those EX EVA management pilots in Starlux are paid the the salary equivalent to EVA plus 60K NTD which brings it to around 350 to 400K a month NTD which is already below the international standard! Therefore it will not be much more than EVA or CI for their line pilots.

Another fact is that the inheritance law in Taiwan supersede any will written.
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Old 22nd Mar 2019, 03:02
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Originally Posted by etops777 View Post
Those EX EVA management pilots in Starlux are paid the the salary equivalent to EVA plus 60K NTD which brings it to around 350 to 400K a month NTD which is already below the international standard! Therefore it will not be much more than EVA or CI for their line pilots.
Are you sure that's not for Line Captains? Really low for management though but as the saying goes, "willing buyer, willing seller."
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Old 25th Mar 2019, 19:49
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Another fact is that the inheritance law in Taiwan supersede any will written.
The elder Chang's will stipulated that K.W. be made Chairman of the Evergreen Group. His brothers allowed him to hold the Chairman position for about two weeks, which fulfilled the will. Then since they collectively owned more shares, they were able to oust him at a Special Board Meeting called while he was flying a trip (He was a line-qualified 777 CA at EVA).

It'll be interesting to see if the Taiwan market can support three airlines. Hopefully more competition will eventually lead to better pay and work rules.
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Old 16th Sep 2019, 05:59
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AVIATION: StarLux to start service in January - Taipei Times

Starlux is coming.
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Old 9th Dec 2019, 06:11
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First Starlux plane arrived in Taiwan 10.29.19 with KW Chang in the left seat. Flights will start fairly soon.

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Old 29th Feb 2020, 14:59
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I have got to say, I only looked at their product from afar, but it doesn't look bad at all, quite the contrary.

Anyone has an idea of what the T&Cs would be for expat captains ?
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Old 29th Feb 2020, 20:00
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Does anyone know how much they pay for expat captain or first officer?
Their chairman said they will become the emirates of Taiwan, but I don't consider they will pay as same as emirates. If they pay as emirates that all Taiwanese pilot will go there from EVA, China airlines and tigerair. They don't have to recruit expat...so emirates that's a joke.
Btw, I prefer traditional pilot suit more than their pilot jacket, the jacket looks cheaper.
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Old 1st Mar 2020, 04:03
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Definitely the best callsign!!!

May the force be with you.
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Old 24th Feb 2021, 12:59
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Any update on the hiring situation? I've seen it pop up a few times on job sites. Any real plans for recruitment or just data collection at this point?
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Old 28th Feb 2021, 16:16
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Has anyone received an acknowledgement email that they received your application?
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Old 1st Mar 2021, 03:31
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they replied after many weeks
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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 15:10
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 9th Jun 2021, 03:53
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I heard that Taiwan civil aviation only accepts First Officers with less that 45yo. Can somebody confirm that?
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Old 9th Jun 2021, 04:06
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I have an Asian friend who has recently joined EVA as 777 FO, I don't know his age exactly but I'm pretty sure he is above 45.
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Old 9th Jun 2021, 04:09
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Thanks... Anyone, something written from the civil aviation?
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Old 11th Jun 2021, 15:49
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EVA airlines requirement..
  • Pilots between 40 and 45 years of age need 500 hours on Jet with MTOW > 20 tons and experience with FMC and Glass cockpit,
  • Pilots above 45 years of age require PIC experience with advanced aircraft, max age is 50,
  • Bachelor's degree and 2 years working experience OR 5 years working exp. as a commercial pilot,
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Old 28th Jun 2021, 12:36
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Has anyone gotten an email for anything besides an acknowledgement?
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