Emirates Looking for A380 Crew

According to ATW News, Emirates has initiated the next phase in welcoming the Airbus A380 superjumbo into its fleet in August: hiring flight crew!

Here is a video of the Emirates livery A380 flying above Dubai:

The Aviation College of Emirates will begin accepting A380 personnel to its crew training program in early June. Emirates will have 489 seats in its A380, and plans to operate it with 24 cabin staff onboard a normal flight meaning that there is one flight attendant for every 20 passegengers. Just as a comparison, a regular narrow-body Airbus A320 or Boeing B737 flies with around 4-5 flight attendants per 150 passengers meaning that there is one flight attendant for every 30-35 passengers only. It is interesting that they plan to have a little more than about six complete crews for every aircraft. There will be 158 employees trained for the first four A380s scheduled to arrive in 2008 and they will be selected from current Boeing 777 and Airbus A330/A340 staff, Senior VP-Service Delivery Terry Daly told ATWOnline in Dubai. This also shows just how complicated of a process it is to introduce a new aircraft to an airline’s fleet.

In average, 90 new flight attendants join Emirates each week and the carrier currently employs 9,200 cabin staff from 116 countries. “Four years ago, the number of cabin crew was around 4,000. By 2012-13 we will have a total of 18,000,” Daly said. The carrier is sending recruiters throughout its worldwide network to hire more staff. He said just 5% of applicants eventually are hired.

by balint01


3 Responses to “Emirates Looking for A380 Crew”

  1. 1 Andrea Virginas June 6, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    I would have a question regarding this article… Is this a kind of announce? What kind of crew is looking for the “Emirates”? Certified stewardese?

    Frankly speaking, I am looking for this type of course, as I would like to work in the area, but I do not know whom to apply to.

    Thank you,


  2. 2 balint01 June 6, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    Hi Andy,

    Yes, this was some kind of an announcement by Emirates, which we have found in the global aviation news. I believe they must be looking for flight crew, including certified stewardesses.

    But you can look at all of their openings and career possibilities at this site: http://www.emiratesgroupcareers.com/

    Good luck in applying and let us know how it goes!


  3. 3 Camille June 21, 2010 at 7:11 am

    is it possible to be hired as an f.a with braces? I just started having it this month 😦

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