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Old 19th Sep 2016, 07:17
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The Guru
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Sandpit
Posts: 74
They call this management?

Let me understand this new policy correctly…..
  • We hired a number of DECs to the A330. We hired them because they were apparently experienced on the Airbus.
  • We gave them all the company induction training, an Airbus A330 type rating course, and a Airbus A330 command course.
  • We didn’t communicate with our pilots for a whole year, and during that time we discreetly retired over 20 Airbus aircraft without telling anyone what the plan would be, contrary to our company policies.
  • Then after using these DECs for less than 6 months, we transferred some of them to the Airbus A380 as Captains without any serious operational incident occurring and they are SAFE!
However, because a local captain flying a Boeing was involved in our first ever hull loss, we then decided that any remaining DECs and long-time Captains would be relegated to the right seat of the A380 and make them First Officers until 1000 hrs A380 time AND 18 months on type AND 3 successful proficiency checks. Sure, we will let them keep their existing benefits, but we will need them to go through another selection review board and upgrade course in a few years.

Surely this policy needs to be reviewed and explained to the mere workers. Is there any guarantee that there will not be yet another policy change, and when you fail the subsequent upgrade course, you will be salary deducted the extra pay for time spent in the right hand seat?

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