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

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 >>

Hainan Airlines - A330, B787 and B737NG Captains Type Rated and Non-Type Rated - Monthly Screenings

Hainan Airlines has more than 1,700 domestic and international routes and reaches over 220 cities worldwide including Asia, Europe, North America and the South Pacific. With a fleet of over 213 aircraft, Hainan Airlines offers great opportunities for Type Rated and Non-Type rated Captains. Read more about Hainan Airlines >>

Xiamen Air - B737NG Captains - Monthly Screenings

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 >>

Okay Airways - B737NG Captains - Ongoing Screenings

Okay Airways was the first private airline in China, launched in March 2005, The airline operates passenger and cargo services and has a fleet of over 25 aircraft and a large number of expatriates who have been with the airline for many years. The airline is growing and expanding its operations, with orders and deliveries of B737MAX and B787 in the next few years, and therefore has a continuous need for experienced pilots. 

China Express - CRJ900 Captains - Ongoing Screenings

Rishworth Aviation is currently recruiting for CRJ900 Captains for China Express Airlines. Fly for China's first private regional airline, headquartered in Chongqing China, with bases in Dalian, Hohhot, Xian and Guiyang. This assignment offers great pay and annual bonuses, and month on month off roster patterns. CRJ700 and CRJ1000 Captains welcome. 

Pilot Jobs in China

Rishworth Aviation Pilot Support in China

Jack Jiang -  South China Representative / Pilot Support

Hello, I am Rishworth Aviation's South China Representative. Based in Guangzhou, I was born in Guizhou province before moving to Zhuhai, Guangdong province. I am a graduate of Haerbin University of Science & Technology with a degree in Business Administration. I have a background in Human Resources and Customer Service and enjoy helping our client Airlines and Pilots during the screening and joining process and adapting to work and life in China. Together with our team in China and New Zealand, I look forward to working with you and providing the best possible assistance and support.

Angela Li -  North China Representative / Pilot Support

Pilot Jobs in China

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, Haikou, Shenzhen & Xi'An.



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 tropical coastal city of Hǎikǒu is capital of the Hainan Province, situated on the northern end of Hainan Island which is just off the coast of Southern China. The population of Haikou is more than 2 million, consisting mostly of immigrants from other Chinese provinces. The island of Hainan has beautiful beaches with white sand and crystal blue water.



Shenzhen is one of China’s wealthiest, modern and most populated cities, home to over 11 million. Located on the south-east coast, you can easily take a day trip over to Hong Kong. Shēnzhèn is also a central transport hub for exploration of other parts of China.


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.

Rishworth Aviation Pilot Jobs Registration

Ref: JO2025
JO#2025 China Express CRJ900 Captains - Month on/Month off available

China Express CRJ900 Captains - Month on/Month off available

Chongqing, Dalian or Hohhot
CRJ700 & CRJ1000 Captains welcome!
Ref: JO2020
JO#2020 Hainan Airlines A330 Captains - Type Rated & Non Type Rated

Hainan Airlines A330 Captains - Type Rated & Non Type Rated

Beijing or Shenzhen, China
Screenings throughout 2018
Ref: JO2019
Ref: JO2018
JO#2018 Hainan Airlines B737NG Captains

Hainan Airlines B737NG Captains

Beijing, Haikou, Shenzhen, Guangzhou & Xi’An
Monthly Screenings
Ref: JO988
JO#988 China Southern B777 Captains - New Roster Patterns!

China Southern B777 Captains - Type Rated & Non 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
Ref: JO987
JO#987 China Southern B787 Captains - New Roster Patterns!

China Southern B787 Captains - Type Rated & Non 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
Ref: JO776
JO#776 China Southern A330 Captain - New Roster Patterns!

China Southern A330 Captains - Type Rated & Non 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
Ref: JO1810
Ref: JO124
JO#124 OK Airways B737 EFIS/NG Captains - Excellent Pay & Benefits!

Okay Airways B737NG Captains

Beijing, Tianjin, Xi'an or Changsha, China
Screenings throughout 2018

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