The new pilot salary for pilots has gone up by £17 per year to £21,000.
This is a 10 per cent increase from the previous £17.60 an hour.
There is also a 10-per-cent pay rise for a pilot with a Category 6 licence.
These are pilots who have successfully completed a series of flight tests, which would be considered an “aeroplane licence”.
The new pilot is entitled to a £2,500-a-year base salary, while pilots with Category 7 licence who have completed more than one flight test are entitled to the same salary.
The pilots who are classified as “aerocapture” are entitled, like the other pilots, to a base salary of £7,000 a year.
The new pilots pay will be paid in accordance with the terms of the pilot licence, but not in cash.
However, pilots can use a pilot pension fund to save money.
Pilots with Category 6 and Category 7 licences will also be eligible to receive a pilot training allowance, but the allowance is limited to the pilot’s annual salary and does not include any bonus.
In all, the pilot income will rise by £11.50 per week.
“We are working hard to make sure that pilots are earning a decent income for their jobs, and this new pilot increase will make sure they can do that,” said a spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
“The CAA has also provided the new pilot pay increases for those pilots who wish to increase their income.
Our pilots are all looking forward to a better, more rewarding life, and we’re committed to supporting them and their families to ensure they can keep up with the demands of the job.”