Got an email directly from M.Dodd ,the president of AVIANCO yesterday eveneing !! That was fast !
Hum ! Is that normal?!
Anyway ; My point in writing a few words down on PPRuNe today is due to the fact that I have applied for the F/A B737-500 yesterday and was wondering if anyone knows ANYTHING(Good or bad) about this so called "airline"
Are they serious?
Thanks in advance for any positive feedback : Solander .
They were contacting people today with additional information. Airline is Russian UTAir. Housing in Kabul is Green Village, no housing arranged yet in Khartoum. They are asking for uniform sizes and hat sizes.
Suggest doing a check for Avionco and their payment history. Also UT Air has had a few accidents/incident lately (past 2 years or so). Sine the aircraft is Russian you will have Russian pilots and probably mechanics.
While the money looks attractive, is it worth it...for safety.
I am in the loop too. Getting the same e-mails as everyone else is. As for their lack of paying, I think this needs to be addressed somehow, and, given their history of not paying, I plan to ask it once position is offered. The threads I have been able to find are older, with the most recent post from 2009. Avionco .
I received the offer. But in checking the USA Travel Warnings from the government, this is not a very safe deal. The US is pulling out of Kabul and the housing there is all international male contract workers. I believe this is the location where an American woman was raped by a contract worker. Khartoum is not quite as risky but the US government is encouraging Americans not to go to Khartoum due to the threat of kidnapping. For $5000 a month this is not worth it.
Who is making the suggestions and what kind of pull do you think we'll have? I would like to find out who is paying us- the UT Air or Avionco? If Avionco, given their track record of not paying, i think they should pay up front and not at the end of the month. Something that assures us we will get paid and not be screwed out of the last month of pay. Business class travel would be great, but that is significantly more costly to fly someone overseas- like at least $4000+ each round trip, so I don't see that flying. I think a better request would be pay up front.
If you are not familiar with this type of contract work then you would not know that busniess class is normal. I have heard that training is in Moscow, but have only heard that from one person. Generally UT Air would pay Avionco and then Avionco would pay the contract employee. However if UT Air is late or slow or fails to pay then nothing says that Avionco will have the money to pay contractors.
I'm really interested in this position but I wonder where can learn more about it? And how can I apply for it? I checked the Avionco web page and they seem to recruit only pilots and engineers under their current opportunities section. Thanks for any help!
Yes, no news is good news. You can always e-mail Mike and he will get back with you. I e-mailed him earlier in the week and he said that we should hear something by the end of the week, which was the 15th. We obviously did not, so I would expect him to e-mail us sometime the first part of this upcoming week