Starlux Airlines announced today that it would do its best to cultivate Taiwanese pilots, saying that the company would inculcate safety as an attitude, not just a requirement.
Starlux Chairman Chang Kuo-wei said that anyone with ROC nationality who has a university degree , and English language certification, can apply to become a pilot. Military officers can also apply.
As well as relevant qualifications, applicants should have team spirit, good communications skills, and a sense of mission.
Applications can be made on the airline’s website.
Successful applicants will be sent to the United States at the company’s expense for one year’s training to obtain a commercial pilot’s license, then a further half-year’s training for specific aircraft type.
Starlux has ordered 10 Airbus A321neo aircraft, and plans to start operations by the end of 2019.
Starlux was founded by Chang Kuo-wei after he resigned as President of Evergreen Group, operators of EVA Air. Chang’s father Chang Yun-fa founded Evergreen Group, and had willed that Chung Kuo-wei, his son by his second wife, inherit his position.
However, after Chang Yun-fa passed away in January, 2016, Chang’s half-brothers, who were children of Chang Yun-fa and his first wife, opposed Chang Kuo-wei’s ascension.
Chang decided to resign from Evergreen Group, but continued to pursue his passion for aviation by founding a new airline.
STARLUX Airlines was issued its official business registration certificate by the Ministry of Economic Affairs in May 2018.
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