The airlines Rishworth Aviation currently work with in China offer bases in: Beijing, Guangzhou & Xiamen.
The city of Guangzhou is home to more than 11 million people. The South Gate of China, it 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 on China's southeast coast is renowned for its attractive location. With a population of less than 2 million, the city it 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. Xiamen is ranked as one of China’s most desirable cities to live in.
Beijing, the Chinese Capital, also known as Peking is located in Northern China. Beijing is a major transportation hub, not only for aircraft but also for road and rail. Beijing represents the political, educational and cultural centre of the People's Republic of China.
By 2025, the total number of aircraft of all mainland Chinese carriers combined is estimated to reach 4,000. By 2020, China is estimated to have over 500 airports. Of China's major airports, Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), located 27 km northeast of central Beijing, has the greatest flow of passengers annually. Shanghai has the 3rd largest amount of air traffic in China through its two airports combined.
China Southern Airlines is the largest airline in Asia and the worlds sixth largest airline, based on passenger numbers. China Southern Airlines has bases in Guangzhou and Beijing and operates both Domestic and International routes to 121 destinations including, the United States, England, Canada, Greater Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and major Asian locations.
Commuting is enabled due to China Southern’s vast network. China Southern has an expanding fleet currently with 422 operational aircraft. Rishworth Aviation is excited to recruit for A320, A330 and B777 Captains based in Guangzhou, the third largest city in China.
Xiamen Air has consistently been awarded 'The Best Airline in Mainland China’. The airline based in Xiamen, operates domestic and international routes, operating 130 B737NG aircraft, 8 B787-800/900s, and 4 B757s, with exciting fleet expansion plans. Its majority shareholder is China Southern Airlines, and it is a member of SkyTeam.
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.
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 Korea, China, Japan, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Australasia, Brunei, Europe and both Northern and Southern Africa. More than a decade's experience in Asian markets 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 a dedicated in-market representative based in China who is 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.