Hi, the FNPT II is on the way from Canada, will be ready by the Mid of Sept (or end), we are scheduled for the FNPT II in October anyways
The Ground School is doing great & the Flight line is getting ready to become active soon with 4 flight instructors & 2 Cessnas currently, the maintenance department is finalising its certification (so that we don't depend on other companies...fix on the spot), but nothing really new, I will post any news I get about AAA whether is was good or Bad ... Sept will be the good news month as far as I can say.
Hi, well let me start with the accomodation, I haven't seen it inperson, but I've seen some of my friends' photos on face book & they looked luxurious, Air Arabia Flight Attendants & some pilots live there & its really Classy (Specially with the Car Parking & Swimming pool, don't know about the Gym ), I might live in there when I come back from the Philippines for the rest of the training & hopefully after I get employed by air arabia .
The new facilities, buildings...etc. you have mentioned, were postponed, where AAA buildings might be built beside (connected to) Air Arabia's new HQ or maybe Air Arabia's Training Academy , which is under study/process...don't know when, but I know that Air Arabia's OWN A320 Sim Building is being built & will be ready by the end of the year, the sim will be ready sometime next year...anyways, I'm not going to get trained there...
The current building (Hangar), which AAA moved into in Sept. 2009 is pretty good, its split into 4, it've got 4 Classrooms, 1 Student lounge + other rooms for GIs (grnd inst) & Admin...etc. while the Flight School, Maintenance Dept. & FNPT II are on the Airside of the Hangar...hope this helps
Hey marlim, i have been reading thru all your threads and it has given me a clear view about alpha but is it worth it till now according to you and the training? And can you give a brief description of the selection process?
is it worth it till now according to you and the training?
Well, I can't say if its worth it or not until I finish my training & have the MPL in my pocket with a bunch of airlines intrested in me, as a matter of fact, I know 3 airlines who are intrested in MPL in this region at the moment & air arabia had already employed 7 mpl cadets from our sister company Clark Aviation . If you were speaking Quality wise, well, AAA is providing the best training Syllabus & Equipment Plus really great Instructors.
And can you give a brief description of the selection process?
Well, I don't know if it has changed until this date, but this is what happened with me:
Day 1 : Pilapt (Psychomotor Test), English Test then Math Test, Lunch Break & then the Interview...sometimes the interview gets postponed to Day 2!
Day 2 : Personality Questionaire (Boring 250 Questions test) to see if you have the personality or to see if you have no issues , then the results...usually they discuss all the results (except personality) with you in the Interview...then you have to wait for the phone call, I got it after 2 hours (on the way back home), the phone call is the final decision, even if they seemed happy with your performance throughout your tests.
Thanks for the , I think by letting you guys know more about AAA & MPL doesn't need a deal with anybody...I was in your place for sometime, it took me weeks to decide whether its worth it or Not .
I am only 9 hours away from the 70th hour that I must log before proceeding to the MCC/FNPTII (Phase 3), for the time being...I'm in the last 9 hours of IFR...so expecting to finish by 10 Oct 2010 ! or Before...depending on the weather...as its the Wet Season in the Philippines !
I don't think that you will need to fly in the Philippines for the Core Flying, we were an exception (First 9 Students) as they didn't want to slow our training (as you know...its an Ab-initio). AAA is close to launch the Core Flying in Sharjah, they say on the 16th of October is the Date...some delays has occured because of the AMO certification (Aircraft Maintenance Organisation Certificate)...as AAA will have the First Certified hangar for Light aircrafts like the Cessnas & other Piston Engined airplanes in Sharjah (how could you fly the airplane if you can't fix it or simply have a license that allows you to add oil to the engine after a long flight)
Anymore Questions...please let me know...flying in the afternoon these days, so I'm up all night!
Hi, I've never heard about air arabia getting out from Alpha...I heard that Alpha will start covering a part of the Cabin Crew training for Air Arabia & 3rd party airlines, Alpha's Cabin Mock Up will be hosted in Air Arabia's new Cabin Crew training facility!
Another news is that Air Arabia has stopped accepting the Ab-initio CPL/IR/TR graduates to give the MPLers some space (they removed the position from the Careers website)...so far (as mentioned earlier) 7 MPL cadets are employed with Air Arabia & another 8 to follow before us (AAA cadets)...don't know from where you heard the news...but its for sure the opposite of what I heard!
I really don't know about the Contract thing...but I know that I will have 40 Sectors with Air Arabia before a Highly Pottential Contract Signiture
I have been trying to get some insider news about that matter the whole day, but trust me...I couldn't find, are you sure the Cheif Operating Officer in AA Maroc is saying that? I don't know if he meant for AA Maroc...please confirm with Mr. RR about this matter...it seems that you know someone or you are around him .
AAA has a training partnership with Air Arabia, plus, we started giving AA FOs the ATPL ground school so that they can upgrade to Captains & if there was any bad news...trust me, we (cadets) will know it before AAA management...as I said some of us (not me!) are sons of Captains in Air Arabia .
Yannisfr...the news you've heard might not be true and hope it's not...although I'm sure it's not , that's PPRuNe...
I hope you're right. A friend of mine knows the guy. He is called Ramachandran Rohit upon my friend. I am just reporting what i heard. He was talking about AA in general, and saying as well that more MPLers have tbeen taken just to ensure the financing of the school and the investments but that all of them will not be taken inside once they will complete the programme....
As I mentioned earlier somewhere around PPRuNe...Air Arabia is a Partner Airline & not a Sponsor Airline...so you can expect them not to employ some of us or even most of us...it all depends on our performance & the Airline's performance...Nothing New
I know (as a matter of fact) that Alpha Aviation MPLers (GCAA license holders) will have priority over the sister company MPLers (Clark Aviation to be exact) as from day one on the A320 Sim...we will be trained by Air Arabia Captains...you'd know if you were going to be taken or not before the end of the Training...But until this moment, nothing is guaranteed (I mentioned that before)...so Mr. Ramachandran sounds Logical...why in hell they would take an extra employee if they don't want him?
I heard that (Long time Ago, when I joined), some of us might get employed immediately while the others will be placed in the holding pool & be absorbed slowly into the Company (only incase the Airline needs pilots & we were good enough...I think holding a MPL sounds good enough)
As my Parents & Grand Parents say...wait & see (Observe)...in this case, wait & see me
So Basically, Air Arabia is not backing off from Alpha Aviation Academy...its still the same (No Guarantees)