Based in Sendai, IBEX Airlines operates CRJ700 domestic services throughout Japan to over 10 destinations, including Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and other popular Japanese cities. IBEX is a stable and growing airline and represents an attractive opportunity for pilots to work alongside a friendly professional management team. IBEX operates a fleet of 10 CRJ700 aircraft.
The modern city of Sendai is the largest city in the Tohoku Region, and one of Japan’s 15 largest cities. With a population of about 1 million, Sendai is known for being a lively regional city, with an impressive nightlife.
Sendai is nicknamed ‘City of Trees’ due to the zelkova trees that line the streets. In winter, these trees are decorated with thousands of lights, for the Pageant of Starlight. In the summer, the Sendai Tanabata Festival is held, when the sky is lit up with fireworks, and the streets are decorated with large colourful streamers.
Getting around is easy in Sendai with options for travelling by subway, bus, or even on foot, due to the compact city centre. If you feel like getting out of the city, Sendai is only a one and a half hour train ride from Tokyo on the bullet train, and a one hour flight from Osaka.
Sendai has a humid subtropical climate, with neither the very hot summers of Tokyo nor the snowbound winters of Sapporo. Winters are cool and dry with an average temperature of 1.5 °C (34.7 °F), and summers warm with an average 24.1 °C (75.4 °F) temperature.
On your days off, visit the Sendai City Museum, tour the Miyagikyo Distillery where the ‘father of whiskey’ Nikka Whisky is made, or relax in one of the surrounding hot springs.
Rishworth Aviation has a dedicated team who speak both English and Japanese based in Japan and at head office in Auckland, New Zealand to assist you during the application, screening and start of contract process and in adapting to working and living in Japan. We are there to facilitate communications with IBEX Airlines, and ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible for you during your time on contract with us.
Tsutomu Terashima - Japan Representative
Following over 35 years of experience in aviation industry, mostly in various management roles with Air New Zealand’s Japan Office, I joined Rishworth in April 2008. I am primarily focused on assisting with the development of new core business, relationship management, and concise communications in the Japan market. It is a privilege and a pleasure using my knowledge and experience in what I do for clients, pilots and Rishworth Aviation. In my spare time I enjoy meeting with Mr.Green (Golf) - a difficult sport!
Cynthia Wilson - Lead Consultant
I am based at Rishworth Aviation's Auckland office and was born in China, however, moved to New Zealand many years ago. I hold a Bachelor degree from the University of Auckland majoring in International Business and Marketing. I previously worked as a Legal Executive for an Auckland law firm. I enjoy dealing with people from different cultures and finding the right job for expatriate pilots.
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Duke Du - Recruitment Consultant
As part of the North East Asia recruitment team based in Auckland New Zealand, my focus is to help pilots from around the globe with job opportunities at airlines in China. I have worked in legal and operations roles in China, Tibet, Hong Kong and the USA, holding an LLB from China and an LLM degree from the U.K. It is rewarding to see that I can apply my knowledge and experiences to the aviation industry and help pilots to achieve their career goals. In my spare time, I love fishing, cooking & exploring New Zealand.
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Liz Loveridge - Regional Director - North East Asia
In my many years with Rishworth, I have been involved in all aspects of the business, having worked with most our airline client in the Asia Pacific region. I have over 18 years’ experience in aviation and general recruitment and previously I was a lawyer working in UK and New Zealand. When not travelling and experiencing all the history, arts and culture around the world that I love; I am happy enjoying the fantastic outdoors, and the food and wine that New Zealand has to offer.
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Nichola Anderson - Senior Consultant
My role is to support Rishworth's Airlines and Pilots in the North East Asia region. My background is in law working with wills, trusts and estates, as well as many years experience as a corporate travel consultant. I have travelled extensively for both work and leisure, and outside work as well as travel, I enjoy cooking, movies and spending time with my family.
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