Pilot Jobs in China

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Rishworth Aviation's contracts in China offer competitive pay and benefits, commuting and non-commuting options, bases in or near fascinating Chinese locations and excellent proven Rishworth insurances.

Pilot Jobs in China

Pilot jobs in China

China Southern Airlines - A330, B787 and B777 Captains Type Rated and Non-Type Rated - Monthly Screenings 

Based in Guangzhou, China Southern Airlines operates the largest fleet in Asia and 3rd largest in the world. Globally, China Southern is the 6th largest airline in the world by passengers carried and ranks first in Asia by fleet size, passengers carried and revenue. In addition to its main hubs of Guangzhou and Beijing, the airline operates numerous secondary hubs throughout southern China. It was the first Chinese airline to join a global airline alliance, being welcomed to SkyTeam in 2007.

Since its establishment in 1988, China Southern has grown significantly, now operating more than 2,000 flights to over 220 destinations in over 40 countries and regions. As at 2018, the airline operates a vast fleet of over 575 aircraft with over 270 on order. In 2017, the airline transported more than 126 million passengers globally.

Commuting is possible due to China Southern’s vast network. China Southern currently has over 420 operational aircraft. Rishworth Aviation is excited to recruit for Type Rated and Non-type Rated A330, B787 and B777 Captains. Read more about China Southern Airlines >>

Xiamen Air - B787 Captains (B777 accepted) - NEW Rosters available)

Xiamen Air has consistently been awarded 'The Best Airline in Mainland China’. The airline, based in Xiamen, operates domestic and international routes, utilising over 160 B737NG /MAX and B787 aircraft, with exciting fleet expansion plans. Its majority shareholder is China Southern Airlines, and it is a member of SkyTeam.  Read more about Xiamen Air >>

Spring Airlines A320 Captains - Ongoing Screenings

Spring Airlines is a low-cost carrier founded in 2004, based in Shanghai, China.  This assignment offers generous monthly pay and additional options for seasonal operating bases outside of China, with commuting and non-commuting options available.

Beijing Capital Airlines - A320 Captains 

Beijing Capital Airlines is a Chinese low-cost airline and a subsidiary of Hainan Airlines based in Beijing Capital International Airport. This  3 year renewable contract with bases in Beijing, Qingdao, Sanya or Hangzhou offers various commuting and non-commuting rosters, excellent and bonuses, and New Year and Christmas vacations.

9 Air B737NG Captains - Type Rated & Non Type Rated

9 Air is a low cost carrier established in 2014. The airline has experienced rapid growth and expansion in recent years and is currently operating scheduled domestic and international flights on a fleet of 17 B737NG & MAX aircraft. With more B737 aircraft ordered to arrive in the next few years this is a great airline/contract to grow your flying career with!

Pilot Jobs in China

Rishworth Aviation Pilot Support in China

Jack Jiang -  South China Representative / Pilot Support

Rishworth Aviation China Recruitment Team

Hello, I am Jack, Rishworth Aviation's South China Representative. I am based in Zhuhai city, Guangdong province. I've been with Rishworth since 2017 and I have a background in Human Resources and Customer Service. I am very experienced in helping airline clients and pilots during the screening and joining process, as well as helping pilots to adapt their work and life in China. Join us, together with our team in China and New Zealand, we will provide the best assistance and support to you.

Angela Li -  North China Representative / Pilot Support

Angela Li China Pilot support

I am Rishworth Aviation's Beijing-based representative, assisting our client Airlines and Pilots throughout mainland China. Born and raised in China, I am fluent in both Chinese and English. I have completed a Bachelor degree at the National Academy of Chinese Theater Arts majoring in International Cultural Communication. Having joined Rishworth Aviation in 2014 it is my passion to assist others in realising their career goals, and I enjoy meeting people from all walks of life. I look forward to meeting you and assisting you in your new role.

Working with Rishworth during your contract

Rishworth has 25+ years' experience, dealing with over 100 international and domestic carriers spanning over 40 countries. We are one of the largest dedicated crew leasing businesses in the world.

We are the leading crew leasing provider for the Asia Pacific region, with crew on contract in China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Australasia, Brunei, Europe and both Northern and Southern Africa. More than two decade's experience in Asia has provided us with an in-depth understanding of the issues and challenges facing crew working in China. We pride ourselves on providing ongoing support to our pilots on contract in China. We are at your service, which means we can help you settle in and enjoy a rewarding and successful contracting experience.

We have dedicated in-market representatives based in China who are able to assist you during the screening process and in settling in to working and living in China.

We are also there to facilitate communications with the Airline, and to ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible for you during your time on contract with us.

About China

The Chinese airlines Rishworth Aviation currently work with offer some operating bases outside China and also within China, which include Beijing, Guangzhou, Xiamen, & Xi'An.


China Pilot jobs


Beijing, the Chinese Capital, also known as Peking is located in Northern China. The city represents the political, educational and cultural centre of the People's Republic of China. Beijing is home to 21.5 million and one of China’s ancient cities, with six UNESCO world heritage sites. The city is a major transportation hub, not only for aircraft but also for road and rail.



The city of Guangzhou is home to more than 11 million people. Also known as the South Gate of China, Guangzhou is located in the mid-south of Guangdong province, north of the Pearl River Delta. It lies close to the South China Sea, Hong Kong and Macau, and has been one of China's largest entry points for overseas culture for many centuries.


The city of Xiamen, located on China's southeast coast, is renowned for its sophistication and beauty. With a population of less than 2 million, Xiamen is known for its mild climate, Hokkien culture and colonial architecture (once known as the city of Amoy), as well as its relatively low pollution density. Xiamen is ranked as one of China’s most desirable cities to live in.


The city of Xi'An is one of China’s ancient cities. Today a more modern city thrives amongst it’s 3000 plus years of history, which is home to over 12 million people. Xi'An is situated in central China, inland from Shanghai in the Shaanxi province.


Living in China

The People's Republic of China is the largest country in East Asia and the most populous in the world with over 1.3 billion people - approximately one-fifth of the world's population. The country also boasts the oldest continuous civilisation and the oldest written language system in the world. The language of Mandarin is spoken by over 70% of the population, with many other minority languages also spoken. 

Chinese culture includes a vibrant array of art, literature, painting, paper art, calligraphy, opera, poetry, cinema and music; making for a colourful and exciting experience for visitors to this illustrious country.

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Captain (A330) A. R. Rolim
China Southern Airlines
A. R. Rolim, Captain (A330)
China Southern Airlines
After one year and a half working with Rishworth, they have constantly demonstrated professionalism and everything a pilot hopes for in an agency. China Southern is the best airline for me after working at three other airlines.
Ref: JO2066
JO#2066 9 Air B737NG Captains - Type Rated & Non Type Rated

9 Air B737NG Captains - Type Rated & Non Type Rated

Guangzhou, China
Accepting A320, A330, B757 & B767 Captains
Ref: JO2058
JO#2058 Bejing Capital Airlines A320 Captains

Beijing Capital Airlines A320 Captains

Beijing, Qingdao, Sanya or Hangzhou
Commuting and non commuting rosters & excellent pay
Ref: JO2054
JO#2054 Spring Airlines A320 Captains

Spring Airlines A320 Captains

Shanghai, China with seasonal operating bases in Shenzhen, Osaka & Bangkok
Generous bonuses and great commuting rosters!
Ref: JO2055
Ref: JO988
JO#988 China Southern B777 Captains - New Roster Patterns!

China Southern B777 Captains - Non Type Rated & Type Rated

Guangzhou, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, Auckland, Vancouver, London (Please enquire about the available bases on your fleet)
Screenings on-going
Ref: JO987
JO#987 China Southern B787 Captains - New Roster Patterns!

China Southern B787 Captains - Non Type Rated & Type Rated

Guangzhou, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, Auckland, Vancouver, London (Please enquire about the available bases on your fleet)
Screenings on-going
Ref: JO776
JO#776 China Southern A330 Captain - New Roster Patterns!

China Southern A330 Captains - Non Type Rated & Type Rated

Guangzhou, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, Auckland, Vancouver, London (Please enquire about the available bases on your fleet)
Screenings on -going 2019

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