Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Worldwide > South Asia and the Far East
Reload this Page >

EVA Air Written Test and Interview

South Asia and the Far East News and views on the fast growing and changing aviation scene on the planet.

EVA Air Written Test and Interview

Old 27th Nov 2019, 08:54
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 3
EVA Air Written Test and Interview

Hello everyone!

I am going to have my EVA Air screening shortly and was wondering if they still do any written test and group interview?
I subscribed the LPJ interview package for EVA Air but it only specified information few years ago.. was wondering if there's been any change?

Anyone kind enough to shed some lights on what questions would be ask during the group interview for discussion as well?
Thanks heaps!!!

L
glho is offline  
Old 5th Dec 2019, 02:45
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: France
Posts: 6
Interview

Hi! Yes, you can use LPJ as a help. Interview’s been same for the past 7/8 years. It is quite straight forward and easy. But I have no idea why, they tend to fail people at sim or face to face interview. You really need to fit and perfectly shaped their mold. Other than that, nothing new. Good luck
T7ER is offline  
Old 21st Dec 2019, 11:27
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Taiwan
Posts: 1
I had experiences of their interview & sim this year. I passed both and they failed me at the end.
papahotelindia is offline  
Old 22nd Dec 2019, 02:59
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: hang on let me check
Posts: 591
Just for info, the fact that Taiwan is not ICAO recognized doesn’t bother you?
bringbackthe80s is online now  
Old 25th Dec 2019, 08:32
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: KUL
Posts: 1
Hey glho,

Hope you are doing well. I will be attending their screening process too, appreciate if you could PM me.

Merry Christmas
TFSinternational is offline  
Old 27th Dec 2019, 17:19
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: ME
Posts: 13
Originally Posted by bringbackthe80s View Post
Just for info, the fact that Taiwan is not ICAO recognized doesn’t bother you?
Its to do with the political status of Taiwan. Taiwan not being part of UN doesnt make Taiwanese money toilet paper.
Mumbai_radio is offline  
Old 12th Sep 2020, 09:04
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: South Korea
Posts: 7
Originally Posted by papahotelindia View Post
I had experiences of their interview & sim this year. I passed both and they failed me at the end.
Could you give me any info of written test, interview&sim? I go and take the process next month. please help me.
Romanista is offline  
Old 12th Sep 2020, 13:02
  #8 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Courchevel
Posts: 819
You're joking, somebody is recruiting airline pilots!? Good luck for the tests Romanista.
Count von Altibar is offline  
Old 12th Sep 2020, 13:45
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Beyond the sea
Posts: 40
It was like that 8 year ago. Not sure if still the same but at least it gives an idea. Best of luck! (copy/paste from PPRuNe thread)
The screening:

First day starts with the SIM assessment. Done in the B747-400 and lasts around 45 minutes only. If you´re rated on it they´ll expect you to know the acft, if you´re not don´t worry as they´ll go through a short 30 minutes briefing before the assessment covering basic stuff such as pitchXpower, engine out procedures, how to read the B744 PFD and basic acft handling. Use your current company´s callouts and SOP´s if you´re rated. If not, I strongly recommend taking a look at the B747-400 FCTM at least. You´ll have an experienced EVA FO seating on the left seat and he will probably be always ahead of you so a big help...use him as your friend and be sure to communicate clearly.

SIM profile will be a normal take off and climb straight ahead to 3000´ AT and FD on, no AP. Clean up, accelerate to 250kt. You´ll then disconnect the AT and turn the FD off and will do 1000´/min climbs and descents, accelerate to 280kt, normal and steep turns (read the FCTM)...all in manual (AP, FD and AT off). After they´re satisfied with your basic handling skills you´ll be placed in the downwind leg for a visual landing...no tricks and no 30kt crosswinds as the Chinese airlines like to do. No take off or approach briefings are required, but remember to ask for the normal check lists and do your callouts.

A second normal take off with vectors for an ILS low visibility. Again no tricks, straight forward manual ILS approach with FD on. Full stop landing.

A third take off with a V1 cut of an outboard engine. At 400´ and when stable they´ll freeze the SIM and put you in an intercept heading for a final landing, again no AP / AT but with FD on. That´s it, very straight forward standard SIM assessment. BUT, I think it is the most important part of the screening. Overall a very relaxed, professional and pleasant atmosphere during the whole SIM and you´ll get notified if you pass or not right after...no waiting and biting your fingernails in your room!

In the afternoon you´ll do a tech exam with 50 questions covering general ATPL knowledge. A lot of WX related stuff, so study your METAR and TAF codes well. Apparently this test hasn´t been updated or checked very thoroughly so you´ll notice a few wrong answers at the end when you return your papers and it gets checked. I´m pretty sure I got way over 90% correctly, but ended up with a mere 82% success...due to these wrong answers, so if you feel wronged and injusticed it´s up to you either to argue or not with the HR people monitoring the test (remember they´re not pilots and probably will not understand half of what you´re talking about anyway). The minimum for a pass is 70%, so in my case, as I didn´t see any point in arguing, I just disregarded the obvious typos and errors in the test and pretended I was happy with the result.

On the second day you´re in for the interview. A 3-man panel with 2 pilots from management and someone from HR. First a 5 min personnal introduction, then the questions start coming. Again, if you´re rated you´ll be asked question about the B744, if not they may ask something about the acft you´re currently operating so be prepared. I´m rated and was even asked quite detailed questions about my previous types (A320)! Be prepared to answer questions about limitations, SOP´s (widshear, GPWS, TCAS and emergency descent maneuvers), as well as acft general system knowledge.

Additionally to these subjects above, my tech interview was heavily based on other issues like RNAV, RNP, CAT 2, Oceanic Ops, RVSM contingencies (WX deviations and emergencies), GO / NO-GO decisions (RTO), pilot incapacitation, weather radar operation. All these were asked from me and as far as I know from the other candidates as well. I strongly recommend studying well your current FCTM, FCOM, FOM and SOP´s as well as general ATPL subjects (and for those already asking...NO I don´t think ACE will be enough unless you already master all above mentioned knowledge). At the end they may ask you what you know about the company, so here´s your chance to make an impression! They even asked me what type I would like to be placed in (in order of priority) and when could I start.

You´ll be notified early in the afternoon if you passed the interview and if positive, you´ll have an ICAO english test, regardless of already having the endorsement on your license. Very straight foward and standard test / interview lasting around 45 minutes.

On the last 2 days you´ll go for the Taiwanese Aviation Medical, which is quite thorough. It will start early each the morning. The first day will be long and you´ll be off after 5pm, and on the second day around noon. The schedule will naturally depend a bit on how many candidates will be doing the exams, but this is pretty close to what you should expect. The medical will be held at the Taiwan International Airport, which is in downtown Taipei, so a good chance to visit the city after you´re done on the second day! EVA will drive you there each morning, but the return to the company´s quarters will be at your own expense either by bus (cheap) or taxi (around USD 30). I chose the latter is it was much faster, but public transportation seemed quite decent and organized (good subway system by the way in my opinion). For those wondering...the Taiwanese Authorities accept LASIK without restrictions...I asked at the Hospital during my eye exams as there´s a thread on PPRuNe regarding this issue with Asian carriers, and I thought it would be nice to know anyway.

I did my screening back in the beginning of october, and so far not a word from EVA regarding course dates or medical results. HR did indeed mention to us during the screening that recruitment would be slowing down towards the end of the year and that at the time EVA didn´t have an exact course date set yet...maybe november or december the earliest.

Regarding the contract´s terms and conditions, what we received was a very basic draft contract which has already been discussed here at PPRuNe, but one thing I think is worth mentioning...training bond is 4 years and USD 60.000. Now, we all know you can get a full B744 TR at Lufthansa in Frankfurt for a third of that price, and training is done in-company at EVA (no high training costs, so not sure why such a high bond), so it´s up to each man to decide whether it´s worth signing the contract or not. But remember, you´ll get a SIC restricted Taiwanese license which AFAIK is not very well accepted by foreign Civil Aviation Authorities around the world. Just something to think about.

As soon as I receive the full details of the contract I will be sure to post them here (if I get an employment offer naturally).

Hope this helps and feel free to PM me for any other details I may have overlooked. Remember this was how my screening was done and it may have been different for other groups.

The best of luck to all!

Upspeed.
Reims_Rocket is offline  
Old 12th Sep 2020, 15:21
  #10 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: South Korea
Posts: 7
Thanks a lot!!!
Now no 747 in EVA, 777&787 is being operated and NTR FO recruiting is on going so SIM test would be little different but tech test and interview would be the same, I think.
I believe your memory and advice must be the best help to me!

and what is the PM? Private Message?

========================

Until you have a posting history you don't have access to private messaging and adding urls.

Last edited by Romanista; 12th Sep 2020 at 23:40.
Romanista is offline  
Old 13th Sep 2020, 05:09
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Beyond the sea
Posts: 40
Sorry Roman, as I said this is a copied/pasted text from a previous PPRuNe thread. It has been posted by upspeed.
​​​​​​Eva Air, Taiwan
Reims_Rocket is offline  
Old 14th Sep 2020, 05:47
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: ME
Posts: 13
Originally Posted by Romanista View Post
Thanks a lot!!!
Now no 747 in EVA, 777&787 is being operated and NTR FO recruiting is on going so SIM test would be little different but tech test and interview would be the same, I think.
I believe your memory and advice must be the best help to me!

and what is the PM? Private Message?

========================

Until you have a posting history you don't have access to private messaging and adding urls.
Make sure to subscribe latestpilotjobs.com for Eva air assessment. You will have a clear picture what is going to happen. If your current type is airbus, sim ride is on A330 otherwise it is all on B747. They will only focus on basic handling skills. For knowledge test preparation, I strongly recommend Prepware ATP in the appstore. Dont worry about calculation questions using graphs, but just brush up on ATP knowledges.

All the best in this tough period
Mumbai_radio is offline  
Old 14th Sep 2020, 20:10
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Here
Posts: 944
No one will get hired , eva air have been spamming the job sites for god knows how long, maybe they get money to advertise.
BAe 146-100 is offline  
Old 15th Sep 2020, 15:58
  #14 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Porto
Posts: 7
They have interviews starting 5th October throughout November too
Ovento is offline  
Old 15th Sep 2020, 19:27
  #15 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Mecca
Posts: 43
I’m assuming that they are hiring only First Officers at the moment ?
🤔
Lucifer786 is offline  
Old 15th Sep 2020, 21:47
  #16 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: FL510
Posts: 898
They never hired captains at least for the last 15 years.
safelife is offline  
Old 15th Sep 2020, 23:10
  #17 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: South Korea
Posts: 7
Only FOs not Capts

Originally Posted by Lucifer786 View Post
I’m assuming that they are hiring only First Officers at the moment ?
🤔
i believe it is the company policy. Hiring FOs then make them Capt through their own programs.
Romanista is offline  
Old 16th Sep 2020, 18:55
  #18 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Mexico City
Posts: 251
Eva still have people in the pool from last year with no start dates. I fear this is just more pool filling.
Climb150 is offline  
Old 18th Sep 2020, 00:44
  #19 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Soeul
Posts: 2
Originally Posted by Ovento View Post
They have interviews starting 5th October throughout November too
Is it true? Which position? TR or NTR? Could you tell the source?
Nalda is offline  
Old 1st Oct 2020, 23:40
  #20 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Porto
Posts: 7
Yes it’s true. But EVA are discriminating currently. ASIAN ONLY & DIRECT ENTRY ONLY NOT Via agency. They are even interviewing an ex Captain who is going for interview as FO and he is ABOVE age 45. But it’s ok because he is direct.
Ovento is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.