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Chinese pilots demand same pay as non-Chinese colleagues

800px-Air_China_B738Given the country’s aviation boom and pilot shortage, you might think this would be a good time to be a pilot in China.

According to an open letter from pilots making the rounds on Chinese media, however, major issues within China’s cockpits may eventually “threaten flight safety.”

Signed by dozens of Air China pilots last month, the letter criticises unfair salary structures between Chinese and foreign pilots and complains about what the pilots call the airline’s “blind expansion” policy and a “destructive usage” of pilots.

The letter claims that foreign pilots enjoy more days off, easier flight routes and much larger salaries than their Chinese counterparts.

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