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Old 4th Jan 2007, 10:27   #1 (permalink)
 
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Midex Airlines (Merged)

Anyone got info on this operator? Claims to own 7 X 747 400F's and 2 x A300B4-200F's Guess MIDEX stands for Middle east express blah blah blah
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Old 4th Jan 2007, 19:29   #2 (permalink)
 
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Midex.... so thats what its being called

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)
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Old 1st Mar 2008, 10:08   #3 (permalink)
 
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Midex

Have heard that they are looking for A300/B4 crews with first course in April. For interest anyone know where sims for this type are. Do not recall seeing any in usual places.
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Old 1st Mar 2008, 11:44   #4 (permalink)
 
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A300B4 sim.

One is in BRU and I remember one in Burghes Hill as well. There used to be one at Olympic in ATH as well but not JAA approved.
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Old 3rd Mar 2008, 19:41   #5 (permalink)
 
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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
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Old 4th Mar 2008, 08:41   #6 (permalink)
 
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Heard the 747 is going to be PH-MCN, still active with Martinair. When is the delivery date?
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Old 4th Mar 2008, 10:38   #7 (permalink)
 
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I think you mean "Al Ain" (OMAL) Blackbaron.
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Old 4th Mar 2008, 17:54   #8 (permalink)
 
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Midex Mystery

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.

All terms subject to change.
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Old 5th Mar 2008, 03:16   #9 (permalink)
 
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Two B747s? I thought they only have the one they will be getting from martinair. What about the other one?
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Old 12th Mar 2008, 08:36   #10 (permalink)
 
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Any update on this one? when they taking off?
They have a schedule up on the website now.
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Old 12th Mar 2008, 09:31   #11 (permalink)
 
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Middex

we taxi past a A300 yesterday in Frankfurt, it was Iclandic registered.

Last edited by Flying Mechanic; 12th Mar 2008 at 10:35.
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Old 12th Mar 2008, 09:56   #12 (permalink)
 
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Air Atlanta have a number of A300s based Abu Dhabi
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Old 18th Mar 2008, 22:41   #13 (permalink)
 
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Hi :)

Hi , i m wandering that if midex looking for F/O s , if yes where can we make an application ? thanks for reply from now , take care ...
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Old 19th Mar 2008, 16:58   #14 (permalink)
 
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MIDEX

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.
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Old 19th Mar 2008, 17:38   #15 (permalink)
 
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hello...

midex has its 742F from martin allready parked in al ain and will start their 74 operation within the nex 45 days (formalitys aso)....source midex
cheers
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Old 19th Mar 2008, 19:09   #16 (permalink)
 
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Hi, urgent

Can anybody help me ? everything is fine with the midex cargo , it's ok but could you please tell me that where can we make an application for cockpit crew position ?
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Old 20th Mar 2008, 09:21   #17 (permalink)
 
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In fact its the other way round. A large number of pilots have been inherited along with the B4s from express.net.
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Old 20th Mar 2008, 23:41   #18 (permalink)
 
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aviator, try calling or sending here:

Abdul SABOOR
PO Box 9636 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 3 7854470 * Fax: +971 3 7854480 * GSM: +971 50 1290522
E-mail: saboor.abdul@midexairlines.ae
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Old 21st Mar 2008, 03:24   #19 (permalink)
 
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MIDEX

Yes that is the person you need to contact. I meet him the other day and he was a very very nice person. Good luck.
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Old 21st Mar 2008, 11:50   #20 (permalink)
 
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Many thanks :)

Many thanks to your replies gentlemens , to Heilhaavir and Greendotspeed, with my best wishes
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