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Old 28th Jan 2013, 12:04   #981 (permalink)
 
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According to local media, following companies are showing interest in taking over the ex Qatar shares : Hainan Airlines, Nippon Cargo, Volga Dnepr, Cobelfret, Silkway, Centurion Air Cargo, and local based private equity firm Saphir Capital Partners. As a massive financial input is required to keep things going, i would think thought of fleet expansion is somewhat optimistic............
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Old 29th Jan 2013, 15:36   #982 (permalink)
 
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@jungleland
if a company needs cash urgently to keep things going, the last thing to think about is probaply "expanding" their fleet. My guess is, the company will have to shrink to survife, but, thats just my 50 cents!
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Old 1st Feb 2013, 10:56   #983 (permalink)
 
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The new strategy will be revealed next Tuesday (5th Feb). Until that date, any rumor is just that, a rumor... and I highly doubt one of the possible scenarios will be an expansion of the fleet.
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Old 6th Feb 2013, 09:42   #984 (permalink)
 
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According to local newspapers, two strategies are possible:

1. Oliver Wymeer recommends to reduce fleet size an cut salaries of all employees to save the company.

2. The management's own strategic task force wants to increase the number of the aircrafts without increasing the number of employees (pilots).

For the moment option number 2 seems to be the more favorable even though no further details are given and of course in this case, you need to have a few courageous investors wanting to shell out lots of money (close to a billion in the next 1-2 years)
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Old 6th Feb 2013, 11:40   #985 (permalink)
 
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When will they publish the strategy they're going to choose?
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Old 6th Feb 2013, 12:24   #986 (permalink)
 
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According to the newspaper linked below, the findings will be presented on Wednesday and then, supposedly, on Thursday the board will decide although a definite decision is not very likely.

Wort.lu - Eine schwierige Woche fr Cargolux
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Old 6th Feb 2013, 22:02   #987 (permalink)
 
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So its expansion to 18 a/c, and +60 pilots then? (according to PPJN)

Good to see, if true.
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Old 7th Feb 2013, 06:51   #988 (permalink)
 
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Good day all !

Seriously considering Cargolux in the future, I am requesting the following informations updated from Cargolux Pilots please:

_ todays roster with how many days you can expect with your family per month.
_ how much you get pay per year at the beginning all included ?

Also, what about living few hundred Kms from LUX in Paris area for example ?
And, how is the "Tiredness" factor for crew now in 2013 ?

Thank you very much for your time !!

Tripjet320.

Last edited by tripjet320; 7th Feb 2013 at 06:52.
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Old 7th Feb 2013, 10:19   #989 (permalink)
 
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@tripjet

Thanks for considering CLX.

A lot of your requested information can be found in this thread already.

Income depends on your family status and number of kids.
Expect 6-700 per month more if you are married.
After 600 hrs on type you move to the SFO scale.

Per diem is not bad and some consider it part of their salary.

Days OFF are 3+1 and 6+1 per 28 day roster period, resp. 9+1.

CLX loves to hire people that are living close to LUX.
At least you should convince them that you intend to move close to LUX.
Many people commute in a range from 200 to 700 km by car, some by plane.

Tiredness depends on the actual trip you are doing. There are busy ones and not so busy ones with more or less night duties and with standard or augmented crew.

For example:

LUX-LOS(124:30)NBO(23:00)MST-LUX

LUX-IND-ORD(84:25)LAX(75:05)SEA(72:00)PIK-LUX

LUX-MIA-IAH(29:00)JFK(44:37)MEX(19:48)LAX(27:05)YYC(12:40)MSP-LGA(25:03)MXP-LUX

LUX-AMM-GYD(24:00)PVG(24:40)OVB(25:00)KMQ(71:45)ICN-OVB(28:15)LUX

This is just about layovers (block to block).
The above samples do not reflect if you are operating and/or positioning or doing a commercial positioning.

In my opinion flying for CLX is less tiring than flying shorthaul nowadays.
But this might not be true for everyone.

Good luck!
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Old 7th Feb 2013, 11:08   #990 (permalink)
 
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@tripjet320,

Thank you so much for making yourself available to Cargolux....I already feel a lot more confident that we will make it through these difficult times...

Sincerely

Hawkeye red
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Old 8th Feb 2013, 02:27   #991 (permalink)
 
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hawkeye,
what a terribly inappropriate answer, honestly I would hope you're not a part of the team yet if you are. What did he do to you?
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Old 8th Feb 2013, 10:33   #992 (permalink)
 
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Roster in advance?

I have a hard working wife who needs some information about my roster well in advance. Hows the planning at Cargolux?
How well in advance do you get to see your off-periods?

Thanks
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Old 8th Feb 2013, 13:31   #993 (permalink)
 
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28 day roster published 12 days in advance.
Expect to show a certain degree of flexibility since roster stability cannot be guaranteed due to the nature of the business.
Rosters may change after being published.
Only the 6 consecutive off days are untouchable (or only with your consent).
3 floating off days can be moved.
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Old 8th Feb 2013, 13:37   #994 (permalink)
 
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@ final06,

thank you very much for taking time to answer.

@ hawkeye red,

I feel so much sorry if you don't like my post, I feel very very sad because of this now, but I am confident I will make it through this difficult moment.
Sincerely.
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Old 15th Feb 2013, 10:18   #995 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for the very valuable info final06, finally someone posted some acual rosters! (5 days locked in the hotel in Lagos doesn't sound funny)
If you choose the 9+1 days off option are all 9 days fixed or still 3 of them can be changed? Any chance to get 9+9 days back to back?
Any news regarding the new plan? Any hiring ahead? Is salary going to be reduced? thanks.
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Old 15th Feb 2013, 13:30   #996 (permalink)
 
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3 days could still be changed but not likely if allocated after the 6 untouchable ones.
Just do not answer the phone. Same applies for blank days. ;-)

3 times per year you may ask for 6+6 back to back.

No news yet.
Expect some hiring late 2013 or in 2014.

5 days Lagos is good for meditating, tax declaration, reading books, watching movies, relaxing from the stressful LUX-LOS flight.
Some guys even request this trip.
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Old 1st Mar 2013, 14:00   #997 (permalink)
 
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I am interested in Cargolux as well. Living about 2,5 hrs from LUX. So depending in the roster I think should be doable to drive from home to LUX and back after duty.

I tried to apply via Interpersonal.de but I cannot finish my application because I have to upload my school diploma wich I can't find at the moment. Is it really required to apply?

Currently flying as PIC C17 at the Heavy Airlift Wing based down in Papa, Hungary.

Would Cargolux be interested in a military cargo guy?

Cheers
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Old 2nd Mar 2013, 15:24   #998 (permalink)
 
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Mike, unless you are 744 rated you will be last in a very long line of applicants.........
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Old 16th Mar 2013, 15:44   #999 (permalink)
 
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CLX only for Malpensa?

... found this at http://www.facebook.com/ATTCcom:

" Cargolux Italia is recruiting B747 Crews

CLX Italia launched operations in 2009 operating 7 flights/week from Milan to Dubai, Hong Kong, Osaka, Almaty, So Paulo and Luxembourg with a Boeing 747-400 freighter. "

Do they look only for the italian branch?

rgds,

pemac
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Old 30th Apr 2013, 07:59   #1000 (permalink)
 
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CLX Malpensa

they look for Malpensa-Crews, Swiss College passed the test in March, assessment in Germany IBF Dr.Schwan.
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