Arabian Airlines believes that quality outranks quantity when it comes to virtual pilot recruiting. The Airline is looking for the most dedicated virtual pilots to join its ranks.
Arabian Airlines' rank structure will mirror type ratings, and virtual pilots flying for the airline will apply and sit for the A32S First Officer examination. The examination encompasses all A319, A320 and A321 operations. All A32S First Officer applicants and pilots will be allowed to utilize the Aerosoft A319 simulation (all versions) for scheduled operations. However, to achieve the A32S PIC (Pilot in Command) rank for Captain, pilots must own a valid copy of the FSLabs A319-X expansion upon its release.
Arabian Airlines believes that the Aerosoft A319 product is the perfect entry-level introduction to the Airbus aircraft. A32S First Officers will utilize the product to gain basic familiarity with the aircraft's systems and control logic which will prepare them for the more advanced study-level A319-X expansion by FSLabs. However, pilots with the rank of A32S PIC (Captain) must use the A319-X expansion by FSLabs, which offers higher-fidelity flight dynamics and a far more in-depth simulation of the aircraft's systems. A32S PIC ranked pilots will be allowed to fly shared-cockpit flights utilizing the Aerosoft A319 product with A32S First Officers and act as both the flight commander and a mentor to A32S First Officers.
The Airline hopes that this arrangement will create a learning environment that will provide pilots with the opportunity to explore the depth of both simulations. The airline hopes to reassess support for both addons six months after relaunch, and may determine to support only the FSLabs A32X series for its Airbus narrow-body operations.
To fly for Arabian Airlines, pilots must meet certain minimum criteria. This criteria is outlined below. Moreover, virtual pilots are required to take a number of brief examinations that gauge both their proficiency and familiar with the company, aircraft operations, and procedures. While this may seem a bit much, Arabian Airlines values quality over quantity, and given that the airline only hires a limited number of pilots, it is important to ensure that only the best and most dedicated make the cut.
Eligible applicants must meet the minimum criteria listed below and pass all of the examinations listed with at least the minimum required scores. Moreover, Arabian Airlines offers a Virtual Captain Direct Hire program for real world and highly experienced virtual pilots.