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Old 13th Aug 2016, 16:51   #101 (permalink)
 
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Seems most of you guys where born flying a jet.
Well, I've never flown anything with a prop, only ever been on jets, I miss my JP
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Old 13th Aug 2016, 17:59   #102 (permalink)


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Recruitment had 16 candidates for interview... 13 failed the sim (very basic nowadays) and 3 failed during the rest... So out of 16 EK couldn't get a single pilot

You have to give credit to the guys in Recruiting for not dropping their selection standards even if the hours minimum to get to the interview has been decreased.
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Old 14th Aug 2016, 03:17   #103 (permalink)
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...and don't forget guys that even on the GE115-B 75% f the thrust come from a biiiig propeller!
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Old 14th Aug 2016, 23:47   #104 (permalink)
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New Captain, brand ex turbo prop FO, dark stormy night into India somewhere.....it is a receipe for the holes lining up.
Emirates has full control over Indian media and authorities. Have you seen any Indian news outlet talking about EK521. Have you noticed Indian aviation regulator asking any questions. I wouldn't be surprised if final report says contaminated fuel at TRV was the most probable cause and no one in India kept a sample to confirm or deny.

Already one Indian blogger working hard on further improving EK's image using FAs sports capabilities. I am sure Filet mignon and Dom Pérignon are involved.

Video: How Emirates builds its brand through sports - Bangalore Aviation
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Old 15th Aug 2016, 06:15   #105 (permalink)
 
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Emirates has full control over Indian media and authorities. Have you seen any Indian news outlet talking about EK521. Have you noticed Indian aviation regulator asking any questions. I wouldn't be surprised if final report says contaminated fuel at TRV was the most probable cause and no one in India kept a sample to confirm or deny.

Already one Indian blogger working hard on further improving EK's image using FAs sports capabilities. I am sure Filet mignon and Dom Pérignon are involved.

Video: How Emirates builds its brand through sports - Bangalore Aviation
Ummm, don't think so...

Why Did Emirates Plane Crash-Land In Dubai? Here's The Pilots' Version

Emirates crash: Did the pilot make a wrong move? - Times of India


Just to list a couple of stories. Emirates hardly has "control" over the Indian media. Fairly regularly there are articles about how EK has too much market share in India.
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Old 15th Aug 2016, 10:51   #106 (permalink)
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Ummm, don't think so...

Just to list a couple of stories. Emirates hardly has "control" over the Indian media. Fairly regularly there are articles about how EK has too much market share in India.
They were just repeating wind shear theory planted by PR.

Experts point to wind shear in Emirates incident
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Old 17th Aug 2016, 10:52   #107 (permalink)


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So, has he/will he join EK?
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Old 17th Aug 2016, 16:34   #108 (permalink)
 
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Old 17th Aug 2016, 16:56   #109 (permalink)
 
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AAR = Wasta

Mueller = No Wasta

Any questions???

Mueller will run up against the same brick wall that Talking Horse, TCAS, JA and the current TCAS (??) have tried to deal with only to realise it's lost cause and simply settle for padding their own retirement.
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Old 17th Aug 2016, 17:03   #110 (permalink)
 
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But what is the point of him joining? Him alone is supposed to turn the company and the surrounding ocean of problems around?

I don't want to come across as an unconditional critic of EK, but I think the company is so constrained by all those costa-friendships, favors, country-specific mafias, royals and many other important people sucking EK dry that there is no way of turning it around. I mean why would things change? Who wants the change? Those who take decisions? No they don't. They are just fine in Costa or (at a higher level) in some fancy jet counting the millions they got in bonuses or dividends. Do you think those people give a crap about the line employees? Line employees want change, but without syndicates there is nothing they can do.

I think that this is all another BS injection from the management, the guy will stay around for 2-3 years and then will resign with no changes.

All the negative changes were done deliberately by the management and obviously favor the ones in power, otherwise all the idiotic decisions we have seen in the past couple of years would have never been taken in first place.
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Old 17th Aug 2016, 18:06   #111 (permalink)
 
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But what is the point of him joining?
Kap and exek

Up to recently i would have signed both contributions, but the odds have changed. Passengers are staying away, employees are leaving and planes are arriving. A lethal mix.
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Old 17th Aug 2016, 20:57   #112 (permalink)
 
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Am I missing something here. In every company he has ever joined to make a change every employee in these companies has ended up paying for this change. Results are ranging from terminations to pay cuts. Does someone really think good things will come to anyone if he really joins Emirates?
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The fact that we codeshare with MH on so many flights, is testament to what must be a very cordial relationship between CM and the upper echelons of EK management. MH stopped flying to DXB earlier this year, so any codeshare agreement between EK and MH only leaves EK to be the biggest beneficiary by far.

I can see CM joining EK but not having success in his crisis troubleshooter role for which he is renowned for. For a troubleshooter to succeed means there are troubles to resolve and the breathtaking arrogance along with the horror of admiting that there troubles that actually need solved, mean the status quo will remain, unless there is a change of top management.
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Old 18th Aug 2016, 02:40   #114 (permalink)
 
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Just maybe, top floor knows of the big problems and needs an outsider to do the dirty work
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Fatbus.... that's a good thought. EK mgrs won't have to be the "bearer of bad news".

Not their (EK Mgmt) fault, its just what the hired outsider tells us we must do to keep the brand going!.
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Old 18th Aug 2016, 05:54   #116 (permalink)
 
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AAR = Wasta

Mueller = No Wasta

Any questions???

Mueller will run up against the same brick wall that Talking Horse, TCAS, JA and the current TCAS (??) have tried to deal with only to realise it's lost cause and simply settle for padding their own retirement.
No point in having wasta if there is no company to swing it around in. AAR is single handedly ruining this company, and the implications of his short-sightedness reach deep into the industry. A cliche, yes, but having AAR in charge of EK in his present capacity is like having Col. Sanders in charge of the chickens.
AAR = Mass destruction without possibility of recovering from lawn-dart trajectory.
CM = Possability of something better.
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Old 18th Aug 2016, 06:12   #117 (permalink)
 
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Am I missing something here. In every company he has ever joined to make a change every employee in these companies has ended up paying for this change. Results are ranging from terminations to pay cuts. Does someone really think good things will come to anyone if he really joins Emirates?
One of the more stringent problems at EK is the hemorrhaging of employees, especially pilots. Although there is replacement knocking wildly at the door, their qualification needs training in excess of capacity and cost they want to bear.
Now a pay cut in this domain does not really sound blessed with hope of success, doesn't it?
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Old 18th Aug 2016, 06:39   #118 (permalink)
 
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CM, some summary points from the valid contributions above and a little added thought as to him coming to EK.

EK are losing revenue and passengers.

EK are losing previously long timer loyal staff as well as the normal attrition. This distorts experience levels, especially in the flight deck.

EK has too many "individual" cultural teams working in certain areas of the company, protecting their own worth at a cost to the company.

EK staff and management numbers show a typical corporate triangle ( see the Shard Building UK). There are too many high paid at the top and not enough of a strong base to support the top when the winds start to blow.

EK has benefitted from other global airlines suffering staff displacement and now this is not the case.

EK is not transparent and does not allow comment or criticism from within.

EK is either looking for a fall guy to take the blame or as an outside chance, someone to "try" to turn things around.

EK has bet on a continued model of global growth. The oil prices were hedged and the revenue in premium seats is not there from the oil employees anymore. The world is a new world post GFC 2008 and I believe people know things around the corner will be no better. EK's growth model is pre 2008 and has only survived due to global QE supporting world economy's.

EK has a large cost against income and only the pure case of paying below industry average, while charging premium rates for fares, has allowed the huge profits to be realised. Other airlines are fighting back in a bit of a seat price war, including those in the ME.

CM will either become the man who will be blamed for the further demise of the airline, OR his recommendations will be used by those high in the ivory tower to credit those who hold the strings.

In Dubai, with the continuation of rising costs of living, taxation, air pollution, salary demise, the heat humidity and sand in the air, the lack of representation and restrictions of VPN use and the threats of jail for reporting truthful facts, I could go on. No wonder the Airline of more than a decade ago is certainly not an employees first choice anymore.

CM might make cuts, he might lower salaries and that leaves the employee their right (only right it appears), leave, it's your choice! I am pretty certain that the current attrition of pilots would only increase if their already current conditions are screwed with. All air crew have been absolutely the prime target for the company's savings and I for one will likely exercise my fair right "should" conditions get any worse.

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Old 18th Aug 2016, 07:03   #119 (permalink)
 
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Troff...

Exactly my point... and been my point for a few years at least!!

But with his wasta, he's effectively untouchable!!! That's my point! And I wholeheartedly agree with you that he is single handedly destroying what EK once was....

There IS a reason so many pilots are leaving. AAR just doesn't realise that reason is HIM!

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Well written Jack, all facts presented, I couldn't agree with you more!
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