Cockpit Crew Pilots Hiring TransAvia Airlines



Cockpit Crew Pilots Hiring TransAvia Airlines

Transavia Airlines C.V., trading as Transavia and formerly branded as, is a Dutch low-cost airline and a wholly owned subsidiary of KLM and therefore part of the Air France-KLM group. Its main base is Amsterdam Airport

Schiphol has other bases at Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Eindhoven Airport.

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Bag information: In economy, prices vary by weight and number of bags. Transavia

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 Destinations: 88 

Headquarters: Haarlemmermeer,Netherlands

CEO: Marcel de Nooijer (1 Jan 2020-)

Parent organization: KLM


Restrictions: * Must hold valid EU Passport /Citizenship. 

* Must have legal right to live and work in Europe. 

* Must hold JAA/EASA Pilot Licence and Medical.

Pilot Hiring Webpage: Pilot Careers - TransaviaPilot

Careers - Transavia

Online Application:Online Application - TransaviaOnline

Application - Transavia


Pay Scale

Being an airline pilot can lead to a lucrative paycheck. While the average median salary for airline and commercial Pilots in 2017 was close to $112,000, the more experienced and versatile a pilot is, the higher the potential earnings. In addition to work as a commercial pilot, some Pilots take on charters or private plane services, which can boost earnings even higher. Some Pilots also find side jobs working as flight instructors.


Most Pilots, particularly those working for commercial Airlines, receive a healthy set of benefits including health, life, vision and dental insurance, as well as a retirement plan. They also get paid vacation time, which increases incrementally based on years of service. Considering Pilots often have a lot of downtime

between flights - sometimes as much as two weeks of every month - that translates to a lot of free time for pursuing leisure activities or other business aspirations.

Travel Opportunities

Pilots, by the very nature of their occupation, have the opportunity to travel the world. While much time is spent in airports, or sleeping to prepare for the next leg of a journey, a lot of opportunity abounds to see and learn about other lands and cultures. Additionally, Pilots and their family members enjoy free travel perks, which means that they have the opportunity to travel for pleasure as well as for business. Many commercial Pilots, in fact, get free or reduced travel, even after retirement.

A Unique Line of Work

Many Pilots go into the profession for the sense of power and freedom it provides them. Very few other professions provide an opportunity to see the world from the sky, and as such, the role holds great appeal to those who have a sense of adventure, who enjoy seeing new places and experiencing new things,

and continually meeting new people. Pilots are required to retire by age 65, which leaves ample time for pursuing a second career or enjoying retirement.


1. According to you, what defines a professional pilot?

Someone who has knowledge, punctuality, effective and excellent communication skills, takes the first-hand command in all critical situations, well understands his limitations, willful in continuing training and adherence to company procedure at the same time very systematic in all approaches.

2. State the importance of proficiency in a number of

languages for a pilot?

Those Pilots who fly privately only require understanding control towers, knowing only English can be just enough, but for Pilots who need to fly publicly on a regular basis must be fluent in languages other than English also.

This then becomes an added advantage for the Pilot in handling


3. Pilots are required to take many simultaneous responsibilities during flight. Say something about this?

It is the Key responsibility of the Pilots to navigate the flight, monitor and guide his team of crew members, check & maintain the required technical instruments as well keep regular track of the weather condition at the same time controlling the height & air traffic. Pilots are required to be skilled enough to perform all these duties and more,besides these, they are requested to have salient abilities in multi-tasking with strong concentration power.

4. What would be a pilot's role during an emergency?

An answer to this question should be to express your feeling first.It would be best to prove citing examples, that you will be able to keep your mental calmness intact during such problematic situations and you can with your expertise

easily self-control the emergency and assign tasks for crew members if necessary.

5. Did you ever have to modify the flight course?

Depending on the internal or external conditions; Pilots are trained enough and able to reform the course in flight.

Modification of the flight course is a very vital responsibility and requires close contact with control towers and attention to detail.

6. How would you assess your success in this job?

There are a number of ways in which you could assess your success in the field. You set big challenges for yourself and meet them.

The achievements you gained counts as your big success. Your boss told you that you had done a great performance. All those achievement cards, rewards & awards will speak about

your success.

Your dream is to work for the company and you can cross any hurdle to achieve success in this company too.

7. What type of work environment do you prefer?

You should answer this by mentioning that you enjoy a fast-paced, collaborative work environment. If you tell the interviewer that you like to work alone, or that you typically like a very slow environment, it could cost you the job.

You can read a full article on how to answer "What type of work

environments do you prefer?"

8. What are your greatest strengths?

Ideally, pick strengths that are related to the job, or will help you in this job. You should be thinking, "What will convince the interviewer that I'm likely to succeed in this position?"

9. What languages do you speak?

This is a straight-forward question, and you should reply by stating all of the languages you speak at an intermediate level or above. Explain which languages you're fluent or native in, and which you're still learning.

10. What do you mean by V1?

Takeoff decision speed is known as V1.

11. What do you mean by V2?

Takeoff safety speed is known as V2.

12. In a situation when the ground crew is running behind or was busy with another job, what would be your role in loading the airplane with the boxes?

In such a situation where the ground crew needs my help, I would, of course,stand by him and help load the airplane with boxes.

13. What do you mean by LDA?

A precision approach that is offset from the runway is known as Localizer Type directional Aid, it may have Gr

14. How would your current boss describe you?

He describes my qualities as a dedicated team player who always looks to make a difference.

15. In your opinion what qualities make a good pilot?

A good pilot takes his or her job seriously and is a good risk evaluator, not a risk-taker. He is one who consistently carries his able attributes as his personal baggage on each & every flight.

16. What was your motto behind becoming a pilot?

Try listing the reasons behind you becoming a pilot beforehand and cite 2-3 most strong of them.

17. What are the 3 most vital things you must report before

entering into a hold?

Expect the further clearance time, the time of arrival at the holding fix and altitude needed to be reported on time.

18. What lesson have you achieved from mistakes from your pilot job?

You have to be very honest about such a question. Your answer has to be brief and to the point.

You cannot tell a lie that your career has been flawless. Your answer reflecting a positive aspect where you have learned from your mistake will add an advantage to your answer.

It is very common that you might fall short somewhere, you may make mistakes, it's human nature, but not all employers give a very positive gesture on that.

 There are people who find a learner in such situations and help them learn from the mistakes made.

Here your answer would be stronger if you could add examples of your mistakes where you had a positive take-home effect.

Answer samples:

"I am a constant learner and prefer learning even from my mistakes. My mistakes in my career have made me more alert and confident in those situations.My knowledge nas enhanced ana skulls sharpened from mistakes.

19. What were your actions to improve your pilot knowledge in

the previous years?

Here one should work to include the improvement activities that he/she has done to the job in the previous years.

Activities related to positive self-improvement should be mentioned. Most employers look for employees who are goal-oriented.

Exhibition of readiness for a life-long learning process is desirable.

Regardless of what hobbies you choose to showcase yourself, you must remember that the goal behind everything is to prove yourself as self-sufficient,good at time management, and highly motivated.

One may frame answers like "I am a person who prefers to learn in a continuous process and also learn more deeply from my mistakes".

continuous process and also learn more deeply from my mistakes".

My learning enhances discussions with seniors and experienced ellows in the field as well. I prefer to regularly upgrade myself with new fellows in the field as well. I prefer to regularly upgrade myself with new courses and certifications and also attend job-related seminars & workshops.

20. Point out your biggest weakness.

The most tricky and obvious question to be asked in an interview about one's weakness. One can never lie to this question.

If your answer to this question is like "no you do not have one",

the interviewer is assured that you are lying.

A personal weakness description would put you in a false position.

A mention of weakness may reveal a point which might not be

beneficial, your employer would put you in stake. So look to

mention a flaw that would reflect your good qualities rather.

For example:

I do not like sitting back idle, I am always into some kind of constant reading and upgrading.

I Am not much fluent in communications and like to develop the same with more public speech and presentations at work.

21. Say something about your achievements?

By this question, the employer wants to understand your work skill. You have to answer mainly on work-based achievements.

Here, you have to exhibit those things in your career of which you are proud of. You have to point to your key achievements, people involved, your role and your take-homes. These will definitely work to impress your interviewer.

If you have not many career-related achievements, try mentioning some of your personal achievements where you can highlight your social skills like  communication, teamwork, presentation.

22. What do you rate yourself in handling situations at stress and work pressure?

Your rating should be justified, not over marking nor underrating yourself. It could

be harmful for you. Never say you get panicked easily.

You may be very good and able in handling stress & pressure, just mention them with


 How you handled them, what were your key responsibilities and how you executed.

Your answer would add stars if you mention cases where you were unable to handle such  situations, you even sought expert advice &  guidance where from you also learnt lessons, would simply showcase your  inclination towards betterment.

23. What does the MSA circle on the approach plate means and

mention its use?

The Lowest altitude that provides at least 1000 ft obstruction or terrain clearance within 25 miles of the navaid it is based off.

This is used for emergency purposes only and does not always adhere to signal coverage.

24. How does radiation fog form?

Heat is radiated from the ground. After the ground starts radiating the heat into the atmosphere it has accumulated during the entire day under the sun.

The ground has the capacity to quickly cool down overnight and the air just above the ground space cools immediately as well, a presence of moisture in it cools to its dew point thus forming fog.

Jesvita Melisha Mendonca

HR Team 

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