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Old 3rd Jan 2017, 05:24
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Thanks 4runner, you hit the nail on the head and lets see if things will change in our national carrier. What l know and believe is they have not been managed very well in the few couple of years and now they are trying to organize themselves. I guess will just have to sit and observe this 2017

@254HEAVY, welcome back! you have been MIA for sometime. Its not that am being naive but my argument is if they need pilots then l see no need for them to be that slow in the whole process. The process am talking about is the interview process alone.
when it comes to training, I see no rush to train guys so fast. Am assuming they have a curriculum to follow and the guys who will be part of this training should get the best out of it. There is really no rush, let them train guys at their pace. At the end of the day they know whats best when it comes to training pilots.
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Old 10th Jan 2017, 10:32
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Hi guys. I gather the closure of applications is in ten days though the site says otherwise. This is from an internal email KQ sent to the current staff holding other positions, that are applying for DE Pilot position. You also need to make sure that you did do the assessment on their recruitment portal. All the best guys.
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Old 10th Jan 2017, 17:57
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hi benalwa, I applied and my application is active. However l did not see any assessment on their recruitment. My assessment page is empty. please if you can update me on this issue asap! thanks
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Old 11th Jan 2017, 04:57
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You want to log into your account, go on the said active application. Click on application details and the 'application assessment' is on the top right.
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Old 11th Jan 2017, 07:09
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Thanks Benalwa, got it! however l clicked on retake assessment and l did the questions but l didnot do the questions before so why did it tell me retake assessment. that my friend was abit wierd.

Also does it matter if l took the assessment way after l applied for the job. I applied in Dec but did the assessment yesterday. should it have been done immediately after applying?
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Old 11th Jan 2017, 13:37
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@swiftfront - you got mail
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Old 13th Jan 2017, 17:09
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@Benalwa- you also got mail
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Old 13th Jan 2017, 17:13
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Okay so guys, I just want to say for those who have applied for the current pilot position to keep people updated. As much as its a race to get in but lets try and help each other by keeping everyone in the loop.

For those who have applied all the best and like what benalwa said make sure you do the assessment. I personally will do my best to communicate.
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Old 16th Mar 2017, 09:43
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Hi guys,
How is this exercise going for the ones who applied for direct entry, has anyone been called for interviews?
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 08:45
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Aptitude

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Yes so far one group did the aptitude on Tuesday the other is doing today.
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 14:06
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@james Thank for the infor
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Old 10th Jun 2017, 19:04
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which aptitude? ab initio or DE which one
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Old 13th Jun 2017, 11:25
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US TODAY- US Department of Transportation has granted the carrier exemption authority and, tentatively, a Foreign Air Carrier Permit. Things are shaping up!
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Old 11th Sep 2017, 07:18
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Where to........USA!

So with the carrier getting the tick of approval from DOT last week, it would be interesting to see which USA city the carrier will commence it's maiden flight to. More likely the carrier will go with Delta Air Lines as its' Skyteam code sharing partner due to their historical partnership.

Now for the carrier to fully exploit their capacities on this code sharing, they will need to fly to HartsfieldĖJackson Atlanta, Delta largest hub then Delta will feed onwards. This will give the carrier leverage on the synergies and partnership with access to almost All Delta Air Lines Americans routes.

HOWEVER if the carrier decides to fly to JFK (As per rumours) then Delta may want to consult joint venture partner Air France-KLM on its opinion, as it impacts their JVís financial performance.

Note the key word.....consult Air France-KLM.........well we all know which direction that will head to! I seriously hope the carrier doesnt stuff this one up as i said before the ability of flying NON STOP to a USA city is a golden lottery ticket handed to them and bring the bloody T7's back! Can't fly a 787 to America (Even if it has the range)!
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Old 6th Oct 2017, 01:38
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Not certain but think Delta may be the key to the USA.
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Old 10th Jan 2018, 12:20
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Jambo JFK

No longer a rumour but a fact now. From Oct this year the carrier will be flying directly to JFK! Tickets go on sale Thursday 01/11/18! Very bold for the carrier to go solo without the other JV partners. Not sure if itís a good thing given that they havenít got all the paper work sorted.

The other JV partners can make loud noises which inturn hurts K.A inaugural flight with more delays. Furthermore I donít think K.A will go solo for a long time. Most likely by Oct the other JV partners would have sort it out. I can only hope they not gonna force a sore deal to K.A due to loss of revenue in their balance sheet mainly KLM/AirFrance.

So 15hrs flight time to JFK so that means 4 pilots. 3 will be a bit of a stretch! My question is do they have enough pilots, airframes, PAX (Cargo yes) ready for the route. I can only hope they will start bringing back the T7ís. Ferrying 234 pax to America on a 15hr journey wouldnít cut the mustard!

Bear in mind Rwandair are also looking to commence Kigali-JFK by end of this year! Rumours has it they are working on acquiring A350-900 to be used for the route.
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Old 10th Jan 2018, 20:10
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The 777ís are already in service with another airline. I donít remember seeing any left in Mombasa, but the carrier that purchased the 777ís are very happy with them. They were superbly maintained.
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Old 11th Jan 2018, 08:07
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You really have no idea what you're talking about!
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Old 11th Jan 2018, 10:34
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But I do! There are 3 ex KQ 777’s that are now N registered. I know these planes very very well.

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Old 13th Jan 2018, 03:56
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Correct for the three T7-200's but one is still stored (5Y-KQS). As for the T7-300's all are leased to TY but K.A is making a loss out the leases anyways. Not sure about the 2 787 to Oman. That wet lease agreement was BAD!

What's interesting is how the carrier will have sufficient crew by Oct for the aircraft to operate at 100%! Also the turnaround (6hrs) is gonna be tight given that its gonna be Winter Ops and JFK knows how to put up a show during winter! Same with the cabin crew and actually you will need 20 and not 12! Some needs to check the definition of "ultra long haul flight".
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