Both Ryanair and easyJet stop expanding their fleet by 2013 under current plans made public. No expansion means they only need a trickle of new FO's to replace those promoted to Captain who replaced those who retire or lose their medical each year.
The boom years are over.
Will be interesting to see what happens to the market forces when this happens, as I would hazard a guess that fr wont take on brand new FO's after they have taken delivery of the last 737, but revert back to their old requirement which i believe was 1500 hrs a few years ago, although could be wrong.
Great thread, hope it opens the zoombie muppets eyes a bit wider.
Go modular!! If I am not mistaken can you not even do all the same modules (CPL, IR etc) modular at OAA and still save a packet off the integrated cost?