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Old 19th May 2017, 16:12
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Royal Air Maroc Entry

Does someone know what the requirements are to become a F/O at RAM or RAM Express?

And does RAM have an own flight academy or sponsorship/MPL?

And are the salaries there low (because of the low standard in Morocco) or average?
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Old 22nd May 2017, 12:54
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General info is also welcome
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Old 22nd May 2017, 13:48
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google rishworth aviation ..
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Old 23rd May 2017, 14:37
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Thanks for the info!
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Old 26th May 2017, 08:14
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They used to have their own flight academy but it is closed now. Currently, they take 20/25 cadets each year and train them in France.
The salaries are indeed low but that's only because of the low cost of living in Morocco.
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Old 27th May 2017, 16:24
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Do they get a contract for long time?
Because Rishworth offer them 4,7-5K and thats very much for Morocco.

Also does they require speak french or is arabic/english enough?
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Old 29th May 2017, 17:55
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Yes. For cadets it's a long time contract, but for new recruits I have no idea as this is a new thing and I haven't seen it around for more than 10 years.

I think French and English are mandatory, Arabic not sure.
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Old 3rd Jun 2017, 21:37
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If there are (ex) RAM pilots who could tell more about the airline it is very welcome !
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Old 19th Jun 2017, 15:49
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We have a couple of ex ( retired early ) RAM crew. And excellent pilots they are as well.

Never heard a bad word from either of them about RAM or Morocco OTHER THAN salary for the T/P crews. Even we pay more, but half of that is to get people to Lagos.

But if you're chasing a jet job, then it might be entirely different, of course.

I spent a couple of years commuting to RAK when we had an aircraft based there. Loved it, and really put a lot of thought into relocating rather than commuting.

But wouldn't, for a second, consider relocating to CMN. Much as I love Morocco and its people, Casablanca as a full time domicile just wasn't for me.
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Old 19th Jun 2017, 17:22
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what about Casablanca, can you give me more details, I'm considering this option too on my road..
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Old 19th Jun 2017, 19:27
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Don't be put off by me - we all have different tastes and needs. Some people love Las Vegas, others hate it.

For me, a Northern European, Casablanca had all the negatives of a big, noisy, crowded, scruffy city without too many positives.

It's not very cosmopolitan, not even multi-cultural if you don't count the younger guys wanting to be gangsta rappers; not a whole lot of ex-Pats and tourists ( which isn't necessarily a bad thing, of course ) so the social life was a bit limited to the same old, same old; if you live downtown, back and to to work at CMN was often difficult and always tiresome with the difficult traffic every day, but if you live near CMN, then you really are out of the European cultural / social loop; although cheaper than Europe, and certainly not as expensive as ex-Pat living in most of Africa, ex-Pat living in Casablanca isn't cheap; and as a muslim country, I was not always comfortable about the legal system and its intricacies if I was ever to get on the wrong side of it, which I always felt was possible in Casablanca.

On the other hand, the climate was OK, rarely too hot, rarely too cold; it wasn't difficult to get French 'home comforts' in the shops, but not too many other countries' 'home comforts'; the deep water fishing was good; and a couple of good golf clubs, which were expensive but an oasis of peace and quiet.

Like I said - don't let me put you off, you might love it there with the same enthusiasm I had for Marrakech
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Old 21st Jun 2017, 07:22
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Originally Posted by Jumbo744 View Post
I have some friends at RAM, and I was interested in joining through Rishworth but I have been advised against. Apparently you will fly with people that will absolutely hate you as an expat...too bad as I like Morocco and RAM's network is very interesting. If you join please let us know how it is.
Hi,

I don't know why they will hate as expat. I still am searching for a FA to become F/O thats why I wanted to know how to get in at RAM to choose the right Flight Academy.

I do have the Moroccan passport so I don't know if they will react the same on me as expats
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Old 21st Jun 2017, 07:24
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Well I agree that CMN is a crowded city. But RAM also base in other cities in Morocco and Orly or not?
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Old 22nd Jun 2017, 07:24
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I believe they were doing pay to fly.
After a french documentary on tv about it, there was a bit od a scandale, i don-t know if they still doing it now
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Old 2nd Nov 2017, 16:50
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Get there,..
they don't hate foreigners, so please guys don't tell ....
Casablanca crowded as many other cities, so don't see the difference...
my feedback is positive...good money, good commuting now, and nice destinations and allowances, and just couple of hurs close to Europe.
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Old 12th Nov 2017, 23:34
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I'm there flying...and about Salary is ok althought Casablanca is not so cheap as many of you think but then again depends on your lifestyle.
Now contract are getting better and you have 5.9K per month including per diem, and 5 days block to commute every month...plus 1k for accomodaton in Casa.
If you leave close to the Siege you end up renting an apartment with 400 E, if you choose the seaside in some nice and lux area, you gonna burnst all the 1k.
you have the option.....
Ram..good and bad as many of the Companies...but much more better than the thers around nowadays.
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Old 30th Jan 2018, 11:13
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royal air maroc

I flew for 35 years as an expat for RAM and they don't hate foreigners at all .Frankly it was a real pleasure all along,cockpit and cabin crew alike.
I would do it all the same all over again.
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Old 30th Mar 2018, 15:04
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Originally Posted by J74 View Post
I'm there flying...and about Salary is ok althought Casablanca is not so cheap as many of you think but then again depends on your lifestyle.

Now contract are getting better and you have 5.9K per month including per diem, and 5 days block to commute every month...plus 1k for accomodaton in Casa.

If you leave close to the Siege you end up renting an apartment with 400 E, if you choose the seaside in some nice and lux area, you gonna burnst all the 1k.
you have the option.....

Ram..good and bad as many of the Companies...but much more better than the thers around nowadays.
The monthly fee looks good, but after tax of 38% it is rather low. Or they do not apply tax for expats?
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Old 4th Apr 2018, 19:22
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Anyone has any idea on Rishworth contract? I just want an idea of how often you can commute back to Euroland on this contract each week/month. They state you can commute on your days off. So whats the contract work pattern like?
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Old 5th Apr 2018, 12:52
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Koss737 read carefully the Rishworth terms, and you'll know.
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