Shenzhen Airlines has started a flight crew leasing company recently, making it the first airline to open such business in China.
Flightcrew Resources International was established by Shenzhen Airlines to recruit foreign pilots to meet the ever-growing market demand.
It is committed to provide recruitment and assessment of foreign pilots and become a key player in rapid growing civil aviation market in China and Asia.
Shortage of experienced airline pilots has long been a hindrance for China’s civil aviation since early 21st century. To meet the demand of pilots brought up by fleet expansion, most of the airlines turned to flight deck crew leasing solutions, an area which is dominated by the West.
Having a local flight crew leasing company is an important bridge for Chinese airlines to access international flight crew market. So far, nearly all foreign pilots working in China are recommended and leased by overseas leasing companies.
As the largest airline in China in recruiting foreign pilots, Shenzhen Airlines established the first flight crew leasing company in China as Flightcrew Resources International.
Source: English People’s Daily Online