Among all these "developments", does anybody have any idea how's the training status? How many F/O's are joining? What's happened to PAC? Will GF resume the mentioned 4 upgrades a month as mentioned before?
Thumbs up for CEO Bjorn Naf for shelling out money from his own pocket to top the monetary reward for a loyal GF chap from maintenance who apparently came up with a bright idea to save our airline's monies as part of the "myidea campaign".
Bravo Bjorn keep it going, wonder how many Ceo's do that or how many former GF ceo's have done so. It was a tremendous turnout at today's inhouse Majlis and congrats to all the employees of the month. Well done also to Mr. Ahmed Al Banna for coming up with the initiatives. Gulf Air is certainly changing for the better.
Apparently there was a meeting between CEO and all divisions today to highlight achievement and way forward. 2009 looks like a challenging yet prosperous year for GF from what i hear. We are going to give competitors a run for the money...
Albergineman I think we are now training our third group of type rated new hires since they started recuiting again recently. In fact they have been interviewing again this week. Now there is something else for Sleekspirit to celebrate....
Out of curiosity, does anyone have a ball park figure with regards to how many actually are being offered employment relative to the amount of people being called for interview. One would've thought that GF paying for flights and hotel during the selection process is a good incentive for them to get people through, or is that just to much of common sense for an airline company?
One would've thought that GF paying for flights and hotel during the selection process is a good incentive for them to get people through, or is that just to much of common sense for an airline company?
If an applicant is successful at their assessment, then they are usually offered a job, but they must satisfy the required criteria and achieve the necessary standards required during the assessment period. Anybody can write a good curriculum vitae, so no getting a ticket and hotel room does not gurantee a job I'm afraid.
Guys don't forget to wake up in the middle of your rest to check your AIMS since rostering are now even too lazy to send a mispelt text informing of a delay. Also make sure your start your stop watch when you get on the airport bus otherwise you may be called up to the 1st floor. And, finally under no circumstances tip the bus driver for lugging your heavy suitcases on and off the bus.
Hey fellas, this is my first post, so try to keep the laughter to a minimum. Q. For you fellas flying out there under a JAA ticket, how do you go about keeping current (1 flight every 90...200 per year) with your respective CAA's you communicate your hrs to them? and the yearly exam? do you go back and write it...trying to get into this expat business and don't have the slightest clue.
ps. chasing this thread for a while you guys are a hilarious batch
They convert your JAR licence to a Bahrain CAA licence when you get here. All your a/c ratings done here are on that.
I just keep the medical current on my JAR licence, all the a/c ratings have lapsed, if i want to go back and fly single engine I think i have to do some sort of prof check? Doesn't seem much point in keeping the A320 rating current on the JAR licence unless you want to get a job back home, even then your new employer may give you the rating once you've done the sim with them (maybe).
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I wasn't suggesting that GF employ people not reaching a certain standard, merely that maybe they spend more time trying to get the right candidates to interviews, rather than like some, call 100 guys, let them pay for it and take the top 10. You follow? I asked for a ball park figure, I guess to try to confirm my thesis and have a better picture as to what the circumstances are walking into that interview. I obviously don't think a ticket equals a job, that would be plain stupidity.
Location: "como todo buen piloto... mujeriego y borracho"
anyone here knows if gf thinks to open destinations to spain? madrid or barcelona?
I remember hearing a few months ago that Gulf Air identified over 50 possible destinations to fly to. It wouldn't surprise me if a major Spanish city is on that list, however, I would think that presently there are other cities that are more attractive from a commercial point of view (ie. Casablanca) that we are not flying to.
As more airplanes arrive, I suppose we will see.
Sleekspirit Shhhhhhhhh!!! . The Bahraini MP's will have a field day if they find out what they put in the Kool Aid at the Majlis.