01 March 2023

Longreach China | A330/350 Captain



Longreach China is pleased to offer Captain positions for type rated crew on the Airbus A350 with China Southern Airlines.

China Southern is an airline headquartered in Guangzhou, China. It is the world’s 6th largest airline measured by passengers carried, and Asia’s largest airline in terms of both fleet size and passengers carried.

From its main hubs at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport, the airline flies to 121 destinations using a fleet of 422 aircraft, which includes 4 A380, 10 B777, 23 A330 and 177 A320.

China Southern currently offers 485 flights a day from its Guangzhou hub and 221 for its Beijing hub. The airline provides services to 65 international destinations. Most of the international flights link between Guangzhou and world cities.

Reverse Rostering Ports:

Guangzhou, Paris, Amsterdam, London with reverse rosters available to Brisbane and Melbourne, with Sydney and Perth likely in the near future.

Longreach provides all of its pilots with access to our group Loss of Income insurance and Life Insurance underwritten by Lloyds of London, with selectable levels of cover up to US$10,000 per month for 24 months, plus a lump sum of up to US$550,000. In addition, all Longreach pilots are automatically covered by our emergency medical insurance and travel benefits package.


Contract Length: 4 years renewable

China Southern offers three types of roster of varying work cycles, and salary is commensurate with the roster chosen.

Please note: All amounts below are net of Chinese tax.

Benefits and conditions are as follows:

Captains Mode CAN Mode RSP Mode CMT
Lifestyle No less than 10 days off per month including travel days No less than 8 days off per month excluding travel days Commuting with 8 days off each month
Base Port Guangzhou RSP
(Reverse scheduling port)
Pilots commuting port
Block Hours 80 per month 80 per month 80 per month
Salary Year 1: $19,000 if type rated, otherwise $18,000
Year 2: $19,000 per month
Year 3: $20,000 per month
Year 4 and after: $21,000 per month
Overtime $250/per hour $250/per hour $250/per hour
Accommodation ~ $830/per month nil nil
Safety Bonus $6,000 per year $6,000 per year $6,000 per year
Training Salary $200/per day initial training, then
$400/per day, however
full salary is payable after 3 months (if type rated) or 6 months (non-type rated)
Staff Travel Return commuting flights once a month on CSA network
Standby economy class tickets on CSA network for pilot and family as follows:
1st Year: Up to 6 return tickets
Thereafter: 6 return tickets per year
Insurance Longreach personal Loss of Income insurance,
Longreach Life Insurance
plus access to further benefits as a Longreach pilot


  1. A current and valid A350 rating
  2. Minimum 500 PIC hours on A350
  3. Must have flown as Commander on the above type within 6 months
  4. Minimum 2,000 hrs PIC on multi-crew, multi-engine commercial jet with MTOW > 50 tons
  5. Minimum 5,000 hours in total (turboprop and turbojet only)
  6. Maximum age of 54
  7. Valid ATPL from country with diplomatic relations with PRC.
  8. Valid First Class Medical
  9. Valid passport from country with diplomatic relations with PRC.
  10. No history of incidents or accidents
  11. No criminal record
  12. ICAO English Level 4 or above

Application Procedure

Firstly, please make sure you have registered with Longreach China.
Click here to register.

Longreach China will assist you in the completion of the documentation if required. Just contact us anytime.

If you would like to contact our recruitment staff, or chat with a pilot representative, please send an email to recruitment@longreachchina.com

The application for China Southern Airlines requires the submission of the following documents:

  1. Application Form
  2. Letter of Appointment, plus
  3. Scanned copies of your personal documents.

Please ensure that all the documents are completed and attached when you return your application form to us.


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