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Old 27th Nov 2012, 12:49   #161 (permalink)
 
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Current contract (3 year contract ) terminated with 1 mth notice.

NAS have told agencies that we must be "employed" by them from Jan 1st.

New contract to be offered will be modified to include an even less effective Annual Leave system , & no more fixed pattern roster.

Happy days

Dissapointed ? Yes, Surprised ? . . . . sadly no.

Welcome to the next Ryanair.
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Old 27th Nov 2012, 13:20   #162 (permalink)
 
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In reality it most likely didn't.

The way the flying programme was planned @ LPA they needed the flexibility, but, in any case, our current contract had the ability to move our pattern one day back or forward at will at the planning stage. Doubt it will gain them much operational flexibility that they didn't have at AGP/HEL/(LGW)

But, as demonstrated over the years so ably by Ryanair, when someone volunteers to bend over, why not take the opportunity
to shove it up em


There was talk of 200 or so pilots being recruited this Winter (inc 787) & it seems even the deterioration of the contract still leaves it more attractive than China for most of us.
Scandi colleagues who joined specifically because the contract facilitated commuting , may find the variable roster something of a deal-breaker.

Time will tell if they have misjudged this up in Fornebu.

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Old 27th Nov 2012, 16:47   #163 (permalink)
 
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Latest feeling is that ALC (although announced as a "Base") will continue to be crewed from AGP with crews working North then South then nightstopping for 1 or several nights.

No-one knows if AGP will increase in size again next Spring, & quite a few crew were given enforced base change to LPA, they should normally have 1st priority to come back next Spring if base increases again.

Only know of 1 guy who went RHS to LHS as a Contractor. . .the Union don't like it, and whilst it is theoretically possible, the company seem to have enough Command candidates from the full-time pilots, + DEC Contractors.

Like everything else in NAS, all bets are off for the future. . . who knows what comes next.

If you have a good roster that is something that currently looks like a negative in coming to NAS, if the management get their way.
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Old 28th Nov 2012, 05:52   #164 (permalink)
 
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Seems that captains Are leaving NAS and going back to RYR.
Not a good sign.
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Old 23rd Dec 2012, 20:55   #165 (permalink)
 
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The last day for applications is approaching, do you know if NAS got all pilots that they needed?

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !
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Old 2nd Jan 2013, 17:29   #166 (permalink)
 
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Last day for applications was 2 days ago.

What are the results? A lot of applications?
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Old 2nd Jan 2013, 21:37   #167 (permalink)
 
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Anybody knows what is the latest package offered for Captains?

Now that the application period is over, some of us will be getting the call for some kind of screening. Helsinki, Malaga and Palma (Canarias) offered for basing at the moment.
Screening process?

Some information on the take home monthly total gentlemen? (and ladies?)
Many thanks

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Old 2nd Jan 2013, 21:46   #168 (permalink)
 
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Captplaystation, what do you mean that everyone has to be employed by the agencies starting Jan 1st?

Isn't NAS hiring directly too?
I thought I applied through their site without any agency involved
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Old 2nd Jan 2013, 22:56   #169 (permalink)
 
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It's been awhile since NAS hired directly. As of today I dont't know of a single pilot on the core contract that is non-scandi. Don't get your hopes up...
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Old 8th Jan 2013, 22:23   #170 (permalink)
 
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Norwegian (NAS) today reported its year-end and December 2012 traffic results. A total of 17.7 million passengers travelled with Norwegian in 2012, an increase of 13 percent compared with the previous year.

“I´m very pleased with the 2012 traffic figures. They illustrate that more and more passengers appreciate our product, including new, more environmentally friendly and more comfortable aircraft and free in-flight WiFi. It´s also particularly satisfying to get proof of our world-class reliability,” said CEO Bjørn Kjos.

Every flight conducted by a Norwegian passenger is on average more than 1,200 kilometers. This is a major increase compared to 2011 and reflects that Norwegian has a great number of longer flights between destinations in the Nordics and southern parts of Europe and North Africa in its extensive route network. The significant increase in distance traveled explains why the RPK grows more than the actual passenger figures.

Norwegian took delivery of 13 brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft in 2012. The company´s fleet renewal program continues in 2013 with the delivery of 14 new 737-800s; in addition the company´s first 3 Boeing 787 Dreamliner to be used on long-haul flights will be delivered.

Solid December Growth
Norwegian carried 1,266,806 passengers in 2012, up 8 percent compared with the same month previous year. The total RPK was up 19 percent while the ASK increased by 21 percent. Also the unit revenues increased in December; the RASK was up 5 percent. The load factor was 76 percent.

Norwegian completed 98.8 percent of its scheduled flights this month, where of 67.3 percent departed on schedule. December´s on-time performance was significantly affected by challenging weather conditions at Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen airports. However, the overall 2012 on-time performance was satisfying. Norwegian was for instance the most punctual airline in Norway, according to Avinor´s official figures. Among the largest airlines at Scandinavian airports, Norwegian has the lowest number of cancellations.
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Old 14th Jan 2013, 15:38   #171 (permalink)
 
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Norwegian online test

Hi Guys.

Does anybody knows how to prepare the online test for Norwegian ? . What can I expect ?

Thanks.
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Old 14th Jan 2013, 23:12   #172 (permalink)


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Norwegian online test

same here.. any suggestion on what to study will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 17th Jan 2013, 22:15   #173 (permalink)
 
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Does anyone know, or have you heard any rumours about when Norwegian will recruit FOs again next time? This summer maybe, or even further into the future?
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Old 18th Jan 2013, 22:20   #174 (permalink)
 
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What to expect

...sure...bend over, drop your pants and expect a big surprise from a bear that just took a dump all over Norwegians...Finns Danes Spaniards Swedes Brits Poles...but the Politicos will stop him cos the Norwegians have heroes like Quisling to look up to....oh..that should be the next contender for the tails of their planes...he set the standard!!
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Old 19th Jan 2013, 10:31   #175 (permalink)
 
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Strong words....but ....there might be some changes in the company soon. Due to some operational "cases" there are meetings this days between Norwegian management (NAS) and the norwegian CAA.
There seems also to be some challenges in the company politics, where they for a while have been recruiting lowtimers, TC based on contracts (with no soscial security, no tax to be paid...), and the fact that the company did not get permission from norwegian government to hire crew outside the EU area.

The management is now under pressure from groups of pilots, saying that the company is going in a "unsafe" direction. All this might also give some change in the recruiting process. Time will show...

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