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Old 18th Jan 2017, 08:36
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RwandAir info please

Hi There
Anybody have any info on RwandAir direct entry command please?
salaries, roster, general conditions and anything else you can add..

Many thanks
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Old 22nd Apr 2017, 05:05
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Why so little talk if any regarding Rwandair?
They're expanding their fleets, advertising all over for crew yet very little information given on salaries, contract types etc.
Also Kigali is supposed to be one of the safest /cleanest cities too to live in.
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Old 27th Apr 2017, 10:37
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Kigali is comparable to most European cities in terms of cleanliness. In my opinion it out-strips any city in the U.S. you would have to look hard to find a piece of paper or plastic bottle in the streets.

Kigali is clean and safe. Have no idea about Rwandair though.
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Old 27th Apr 2017, 15:28
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Kigali is a great city, I love it.

Excellent nightlife, vibrant social scene and easily comparable to any European city in my opinion. Very safe and very clean as stated.

But also very expensive.
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Old 8th May 2017, 14:34
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Rwandair

Got offer of 8000 us bill trough agency ( commander B738)
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Old 8th May 2017, 15:04
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that's so laughable - it is not even funny. Yes, Kigali, is vibrant. . But that pay are for serious plebes.
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Old 10th May 2017, 11:23
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And I'm told 8 weeks on 3 off
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 05:43
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info on B737NG FO average take home pay please ?

same here, got an offer via agency 8 on 3 off. do they respect this in reality ?

insider info very much appreciated. tnx a bunch
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 11:03
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I think last time..FO is half of captain.. around 4400Usd plus housing of 1300usd.. free hotel for 1st mth.
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 14:01
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8 on 3 off has been going on for ages, I even had it out with the respective agencies that it's not great....and more importantly the pay is pro rata, so no pay on your off days...and they wonder why they're alway advertising for crew
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Old 19th Jan 2018, 00:54
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The current regime probably doesn’t help either. It WAS a good gig. They have a lot of West Africans from Arik Air. Not enough I guess.
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Old 25th Jan 2018, 16:01
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ANyone has information about the interview and sim etc.

yes I know, the problem about the pay etc, just need to stay current. I think Rwandair is better than Fly Baghdad.. that I was offered.
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 23:46
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Have couple of friends flying for them, no complains. In my opinion not only better than Fly Baghdad but better place to work than many companies in africa (royal air maroc, ethiopian, air cote d'ivoire, asky, air mauritania,...)
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Originally Posted by italian stallion View Post
8 on 3 off has been going on for ages, I even had it out with the respective agencies that it's not great....and more importantly the pay is pro rata, so no pay on your off days...and they wonder why they're alway advertising for crew
pay is not pro rata

Originally Posted by Iznogood View Post
Have couple of friends flying for them, no complains. In my opinion not only better than Fly Baghdad but better place to work than many companies in africa (royal air maroc, ethiopian, air cote d'ivoire, asky, air mauritania,...)
Hum... Not so shiny.
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Old 1st Feb 2018, 00:44
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A friend of mine previously with rwandair is flying for fz now, he wants to come back. Another one flying is asia on Q400 said he misses rwandair. I know also three 737 skippers all expat, none of them plan to leave...that's all I know.
There are maybe some aspects that I do not know if you can share.
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Old 15th Feb 2018, 13:25
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Pay peanuts, you get monkeys

Rwanda Air Management is not the only problem, their preferred agency, Rishworth is worthless to say the least.
When based in Kigali you are at least seven to nine hours commute if based in Europe; U.S.A basing is out of the question, likewise for those who sympathize with slavery from Asia-Pacific.
Kigali maybe a clean city, but like Singapore, it is expensive and Rwanda is still sorting out insurgents in the West with D.R.C. Their route network is dull, hard to make extra time per month, Scheduling is a mess, and most of locals work under pressure, pretty much under the concept of a communist military regime.

Rwanda pilots do not know about this forum, it maybe sensored if they get to know who is leaking the truth, I am simply passing this info from trusted sources within, I am safe in Togo.
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Old 16th Feb 2018, 05:55
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Appreciate the very informative feedback!

I have read nothing but negative comments about Rishworth Aviation and PARC/CAE, they both are useless as "t**s on a bull", so to speak!

Why do Overseas Airlines, not have their own HR/Hiring departments, like in the USA and some other countries?

Be great, if anyone would like to chime in on it, (hopefully an educated one)!

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Old 16th Feb 2018, 14:11
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Can you shed some light about your airline in Togo please? How is the recruitment process and the T&C? Is the company and country stable?
Thanks in advance!
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Old 18th Feb 2018, 16:17
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Because they would have to pay your local tax and wouldn’t get kickbacks from recruiters...
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Old 1st Mar 2018, 05:21
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Dont Even think about it.

IZAD

Your right on the money.Management are all former Army and treat the subordinates terrible. Moral is low,no time duty limitations so,dont even try to complain or you'll be standing tall to the man. The first day you arrive there you're already applying somewhere else. Q400 is short of pilots and you'll fly well past your personal limitations. Don't even think twice about RAL. You've been warned.
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