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Old 22nd Jan 2013, 22:27   #41 (permalink)
 
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Recruitment seems to be now going through CAE Parc Aviation.

Good luck!
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Old 23rd Jan 2013, 22:33   #42 (permalink)
 
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Thanks 737 Jockey, however it says that to apply you must first complete the application on Norwegian´s website..and the deadline for that was Dec 31st last year.

But since CAE still have this posted on their website maybe there's still hope after all, by going through them. If not I guess we'll just have to wait for Norwegian to put another ad on their website again...so if anyone has any rumours about when they will do this again, please post something here.
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Old 25th Jan 2013, 11:02   #43 (permalink)
 
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Experienced FOs

On my ground school course approx 40% were experienced FOs, the rest were DECs. We met some of the cadets doing the full type rating whilst at the Oslo sim.

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Old 25th Jan 2013, 12:39   #44 (permalink)
 
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On going requirement for both DEC & type rated F/o's around 14 738's due this year and rumours of NAS taking some delivery slots from a German carrier may add to this total, the need for experienced F/o's driven in part by the lower training requirements v non rated and NAS training capacity.
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Old 25th Jan 2013, 15:45   #45 (permalink)
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What about the contract turning into a permanent one?
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Old 25th Jan 2013, 18:23   #46 (permalink)
 
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Screening process

Can someone give me some information on the interview and simulator screening?
I heard the interview is mainly personality related and how you'll fit in. No tech-scenario-tricky questions?
How about the sim? PF and PM duties? Usual profiles?
Whats next if everything goes well? How often do classes start?
Thank you
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Old 29th Jan 2013, 14:14   #47 (permalink)
 
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Breakthesilence,

40 "Core Norwegian" vacancies were created last June. This mopped up most of the guys who joined on the insulting ARPI contract (subsequently improved to match the other agencies) including a couple of Capts who swapped seats (on paper).

46 new core vacancies created from April 1st, 18 of the applicants are Capts . As NAS need Caprts we are very interested how this will be resolved.

Rumours of another 25 Core vacancies in the near future.

Anybody who joined before 6th March last year has got a core interview.
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Old 29th Jan 2013, 15:20   #48 (permalink)
 
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I've heard on the grapevine of possible other uk bases (after lgw). Any truth or just a vicious rumour.
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Old 29th Jan 2013, 20:39   #49 (permalink)
 
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Haven't heard that one. . . . heard BCN ( ) PMI, & Berlin.

Given that we are rumoured to be receiving 10 extra (originally Air Berlin) aircraft this year , and given that Air Berlin = Berlin & PMI, is this the prosaic/polite version of Ryanairs "Auf W Air Berlin" jibe
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Old 31st Jan 2013, 10:25   #50 (permalink)
 
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gorter

NAS have on order 220+ aircraft and have stated that most future growth shall come out-with Scandi-land thus new bases are a given, we have now ALC/AGP/LPA from 1st of April and of course LGW

I think Spanish bases will see flights to more UK airports this year. Very few English will be unaware of Norwegian if they fly to Spain this year.
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Old 11th Feb 2013, 23:37   #51 (permalink)
 
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Anyone know the delivery schedule of airframes for NAS?
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Old 12th Feb 2013, 12:49   #52 (permalink)
 
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Fleet B737 currently 72 of which around 10 are 300's 14 brand new 738 to be delivered in 2013 ( 2 were delivered last week ) 8 x 787 on order with 3 due for delivery in 2013...work in progress
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Old 12th Feb 2013, 18:33   #53 (permalink)
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Still waiting for the assessment invitation...
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Old 12th Feb 2013, 19:09   #54 (permalink)
 
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Will NAS employ cadets at any time? Is there a plan for that?
Anybody knows?
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Old 13th Feb 2013, 06:39   #55 (permalink)
 
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LNIDA

Thank you LNIDA.
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Old 14th Feb 2013, 19:23   #56 (permalink)
 
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Can you choose yourself when you want your 4 weeks of paid vacation? For example two weeks in the summer and two in the winter, 5 days off every other month etc. And is it possible to have unpaid days off if you ever need more than this?

And another question, do you still do the 3 day stop in scandinavia when operating from Malaga and will it be the same for gatwick and alicante, or will you always return on the same day from these bases?

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Old 17th Feb 2013, 10:05   #57 (permalink)
 
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Guys/Girls,

Anyone completed the online Matrigma Test? Just wondered if you need to complete all the questions within the specified time limit, or just get through as many as possible?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 17th Feb 2013, 15:24   #58 (permalink)
 
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MyIDisthis,

Annual Leave system , at least for Contractors, is a bit of a mess. In theory you should take a Block of 5 days VAC once every leave period (there are 4 of them in the year)

I didn't choose any in Period 1 or 2 yet, and believe many colleagues are the same. Did get paid last year for VAC not taken.

Some full-time employees I have discussed with have said it is tough for them too. Some Scandi countries have laws that mandate those with school age kids must have VAC during school hols, so the rest of us struggle a bit.
Don't know about unpaid leave, I imagine in Winter probably OK, but unlikely in Summer.
AFAIK full-time guys have the choice to do 100% roster Summer /50% Winter. I know one or two Contract guys have managed to get 80% roster, so seems you have a chance to have some flexibility even as Contractor.

At the moment AGP is a mix of SBY's/out&backs & 3-5 nts away in TRF or ALC.

ALC opens as a base on April 1, no-one really knows after this what will happen in AGP (core production as last Summer, or an increase in out & back flts from AGP)
NAS are starting many new Scandi routes from ALC, so likely to be mainly out&back, but of course, doesn't open till Apr, so no roster yet.

Variable roster with 12 days off worked out OK (some longer work blocks of 6/7 days, but longer blocks off.) so (of course ) it now looks like it may be replaced (AGAIN ! ) with a fixed 5/4 roster in AGP/ALC, with 1 "flexi-day" /mth for the company to use.


737 Jockey, most bods have managed to complete 30 or so of the 35 Q's & then either rushed at the end to guess the few they didn't get, or (like me) just left a few unanswered.
I haven't been notified yet of "failure", so I guess that was good enough

You would have to be a sharp cookie to get all 35 correctly answered in 40 min. . . probably far too sharp to be a "Contract Pilot"
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Old 17th Feb 2013, 18:32   #59 (permalink)
 
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Thanks captplaystation for the info
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Old 17th Feb 2013, 19:30   #60 (permalink)
 
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Any FOs been contacted lately for assessments? What type of requirements do they have? I don't fully meet the published ones but I know that people has gotten in with less than officially required.
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