Freight DogsFinally a forum for those midnight prowler types who utilise the unglamorous parts of airports that many of us never get to see. Freight Dogs is for pilots and crew who operate mostly without SLF.
I had some gen on this a while back from some mates who were all being head hunted by Chinese wispers and keen to bail from a particular 744 operating airline.
Some left well over a year ago and my contact also left the jungle paradise for a new sandpit to play in and since then I have lost contact with the progress.
It appeared that you had to be in the know and it was a select bunch of recommendations to get you into the group. Money and rotation options seemed very good at the time however I think the delay was due to the lack of airframes available.
Since the above info was current things have changed a fair bit with EK and the 747 freighters and start of Jade and almost start of Great Wall.
Lets wait and see what comes about in the next few months.
(I have tried to put as many hints in as possiable without outing myself so if you want to play the game F_I_L_L_IN _THE_B_L_A_N_K_S)
The Chief Pilot is a long time friend of mines he is from the USA, the COO is from Focus Air. 1 747 a couple of B4's base is El Amin, commuting schedule 5 wks on 3 wks off. Housing is under construction, hotel for now. I heard 8 grand for Capts with 75 a day additional. Sims in CDG. Thats all i know for now
Midex is a newly formed cargo company based in UAE. Corporate office is in Dubai. Headquarters for government sponsor is in RAK or Ras Al Khaimah just north of Dubai. The Midex Hub is Al Ain (OMAL) which is a small town 1 hour south of Dubai and 2 hours east of Abu Dhabi. Maintenance base is in OMAA.
Losely... the Midex plan is to fly cargo from India (A300) to Al Ain and continue to Paris (747). They have been trying to get started but I think overestimated their ability to start an airline.
Midex owns 6 A300B4s and 2 742s.
Abdul Saboor has recently joined as COO. (former Focus)
The pay is: Captains $100/hour. 70 hr guarantee. Shared housing provided. $40 per day food allowance. 5 weeks on 3 weeks off. Travel on days off. They buy the tickets home. Training is in done at Air France ORY.
Pilot contract yet to be delivered. Bond to be expected.
5 weeks on 3 weeks off. Pay for FO's approx 6000US while on the 5 weeks, less if you are on holiday approx 5000US.
Do not know if they will have a transportation allowance. They will set up the pilots with an apartment, do not know if it will be sheared or each one gets one.
First ground school in April, they need a lot of pilots.
6 A300-B6 and 1 747-200. A lot of flying during the 5 weeks on.
Sound like a good management team, good luck to all.