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About Air Japan

Air Japan, who operate B767 and B787 aircraft, is seeking B767 Non-Type Rated & Type Rated First Officers and Captains. The operation is entirely crewed by expatriate Pilots, with an operating base at Narita Airport, Japan. However you won’t reside in Japan, instead you will operate in and out of Japan and commute home for ten (10) consecutive days off every month, plus two (2) travel days. Excellent pay and benefits, including generous commuting allowance, annual increases and bonus payments.


Established in 1990, Air Japan is a charter airline operating scheduled services under the All Nippon Airways (ANA) brand. Air Japan operates over 150 international passenger flights per week to destinations throughout Asia, as well as to Hawaii in the United States.


Benefits include:

  • Excellent pay, with annual increases, bonuses and experience payments
  • Generous commuting and Narita accommodation allowances
  • Minimum of 10 consecutive days off per month, plus 2 travel days per month
  • Health and Life Insurance provided, as well as Pension plan
  • 5 year completion bonus, renewable contract
  • Fly up to age 65
  • Command Upgrade opportunity and 
  • B787 transition opportunities 


Operating from Japan:

Pilots flying with Air Japan commute home each month, but still have the opportunity to explore Narita, and the surrounding areas. The home of Japan’s main International airport, Narita is located 60km from Tokyo - close enough to experience the thrill and excitement of the bright lights and fast paced culture during your layovers.



Captain Minimum Requirements:

  • 6,000 + total flight time

  • Commercial Jet PIC time: 4,500 hours + on Jet 65,000+ kgs MTOW (Non JCAB license holders)

  • Commercial Jet PIC time: 3,000 hours + on Jet 50,000+ kgs MTOW (JCAB licence holders)

  • Valid ICAO ATPL with Command Jet Type Rating (Non JCAB licence holders)

  • Valid JCAB ATPL with Command Jet Type Rating (JCAB licence holders)

First Officer Minimum Requirements: 

  • 3,000 + total flight time

  • 500+ commercial jet hours (Boeing or Airbus experience preferred)

  • Valid Jet Aircraft Type Rating (P2/Co-Pilot Jet Type Ratings accepted)

  • Valid Command Instrument Rating

  • Valid ICAO ATPL 

  • Valid Class 1 Medical Certificate

  • ICAO Level 4 English

  • Date of last flight on jet aircraft within the last 12 months

Narita, Japan

Pilots flying with Air Japan, whilst not living in Japan, do still have the opportunity to explore the surrounding area of Narita and nearby Tokyo when on layovers. The home of Japan’s main International airport, Narita is surrounded by peaceful countryside and the famous Naritasan Shinshoji Temple and beautiful Naritasan Park.  Enjoy walking Omotesando street with its traditional shops and fantastic places to eat - try the many varied and delicious dishes including ramen, sushi, tempura, or soba noodles. Tokyo is just 60km away, well served by public transport- rail and bus, so close enough to experience the thrill and excitement of the bright lights and fast pace on a layover.



Meet the Rishworth Air Japan Team


Amanda de la Cruz -  Recruitment Consultant
Rishworth Aviation Skymark Recruitment Team


My background is in wholesale travel where I worked for six years before joining Rishworth Aviation. I am a born and bred Aucklander, and in my spare time I enjoy socialising with my family and friends. I am looking forward to assisting pilots find their perfect role through Rishworth Aviation. 


Contact me at amanda.delacruz@rishworthaviation.com



Chris Hann -  Consultant
Rishworth Aviation Skymark Recruitment Team


I work in the North East Asia team providing support to the Pilots on contract with us at our client Airlines in the region. Prior to joining Rishworth I worked as a Business Consultant at a Korean government agency, preparing market research and export strategies across various industries into the New Zealand market. I enjoy working in a diverse and fast-paced environment and connecting with aviation professionals from all over the world.  


Contact me at chris.hann@rishworthaviation.com



Liz Loveridge -  Regional Director - North East Asia
Rishworth Aviation Skymark Recruitment Team


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. 


Contact me at liz.loveridge@rishworthaviation.com



Tsutomu Terashima - Japan Representative

Tsutomu Terashima Skymark Pilot Support


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!



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