• Pilot Application

General Cockpit Info

What about being in the cockpit of our company, where you will experience a rich combination of German and Turkish aviation knowledge, as well as an excellent European airline model? Required qualifications to be employed by SunExpress as a captain or first officer are listed below:


  •  ATPL (A) license issued in accordance with JAR-FCL or ICAO standards
  •  Class 1 medical certificate issued in accordance with JAR-FCL 3, EASA Part-MED or ICAO standards
  •  Min 4000 flight hours’ total experience
  •  Min 1500 flight hours on aircraft heavier than of 27000 kg MTOW
  •  Min 3 years’ airline pilot experience (starting with type rating endorsement date)
  •  Min 500 hours active PIC experience (on aircraft with more than 19 seat capacity and heavier than 27000 kg MTOW)
  •  Min ICAO Level 4 English proficiency
  •  Valid B737 NG Type Rating is required for ICAO licensed pilots
  •  To be between 1.60 m and 1.95 m height

First Officers

  •  Candidates should have Turkish Passport or Blue Card
  •  Min age 21 years
  •  Min CPL (A)/IR (A) license and IR on multi-engine aircraft
  •  MCC course
  •  ATPL (A) theoretical knowledge exams passed
  •  JAR FCL 3 class 1 medical
  •  University Degree
  •  English language proficiency for F/O candidates;
  •        TOEIC(Reading 385, Listening 400, Speaking 160, Writing 150)
  •        TOEFL IBT (Reading 21, Listening 21, Speaking 22, Writing 20)
  •        IELTS (Reading 6.5, Listening 6, Speaking 6.5, Writing 6)
  •  To be between 1.60 m and 1.95 m height