Tasman Aviation is a pilot recruitment agency, incorporated in Hong Kong with a specialised focus on aviation careers with China Southern Airlines (CSA). It was originated to ensure agent accountability and a more transparent contract process for both pilots and the airline. Tasman Aviation is committed to coordinating and guiding pilots through the application and employment process. As well as using our experience to help ensure that each applicant is successful, our commitment includes assistance with simulator training, preparation for the Civil Aviation Authority China (CAAC) exam and supportive representation throughout the term of the contract.
Tasman Aviation is the only agency with a management pilot on contract with CSA and has worked as an agent for the airline since the inception of their Foreign Pilot Program in 2012. While maintaining a strong rapport with the CAAC and a collaborative relationship with CSA, Tasman Aviation has a comprehensive understanding of pilot’s career needs and the importance of securing a base close to home. We are committed to helping find these opportunities for new applicants and actively look to improve conditions for current CSA pilots by submitting suggestions to management. All pilots contracted to CSA with Tasman Aviation have access to our strong knowledge of CSA’s check and training procedures and requirements and receive financial support for insurances, paid on a monthly basis.
China Southern Airlines has been the leading passenger airline in China for 35 consecutive years. It is the largest airline in Asia and the 5th largest airline in the world. The airline offers the best safety record in China’s aviation history and is rated a SKYTRAX 4 star airline. In 2014, the milestone of 600 aircraft was achieved in the global fleet, taking overall numbers to 2,000 flights and an expected passenger volume to over 91 million. As part of the Skyteam global network, China Southern helps to deliver service to 1,024 destinations in 187 countries in nearly every major world metropolis.
The airlines maxim 'Embrace the World’' was realised by the 2012 creation of the ‘Canton Route’. This brings a new focus to onward travel to South Asia, Australia and New Zealand. With a vast network, aircraft fleet and new technologically advanced product, China Southern Airlines is truly ‘Embracing the World.'