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Rwandair - Pilot Screening 2018

Old 26th Feb 2019, 16:42
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Bumping this!

If anyone has any valuable info based on experience (preferably concernign a 737 F/O) I'd appreciate to know more.
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Old 15th Mar 2019, 05:26
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Screening in Germany

Been invited for a screening in Germany. Not much info yet due to time difference (it's 7am their time and I've only just confirmed my availability). Any insights to what I'm in for in Germany? Just the sim, or the interviews as well? What type of aptitude test? Technical questions?
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Old 24th Mar 2019, 05:22
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I’m a bit confused. Is the interview in Germany or Kenya please? Is Rishworth the only agent? Do you guys know their selection criterion? I mean such as experience on type, license preferences, origin...

Originally Posted by Reims_Rocket View Post
How was the screening guys? Would you mind giving us a feedback?
Thanks!
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Old 24th Mar 2019, 08:32
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Check Rwanda airs own webpage. It says all the requirements and how to apply without agency 🙂
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Old 24th Mar 2019, 15:25
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Yes it does say all the requirements on the company’s website. But it also says the deadline for submission was October 8, 2016. I assume Rwandair has changed their policy on pilot recruitment after that day. Am I right or wrong please? Thanks!
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Old 24th Mar 2019, 19:36
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Originally Posted by badmannen View Post
Check Rwanda airs own webpage. It says all the requirements and how to apply without agency 🙂
i would go with an agency. Less chance of getting effed with it having contract violated. This is based on first hand experience.
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Old 28th Mar 2019, 16:39
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Does anyone know what the CRJ street captain position pays?

Also that commuter schedule sounds a little rough, any way to live in country and have a more typical airline schedule? Seems like a place I would at least consider living for a while.
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Old 13th Apr 2019, 06:48
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A330 RWANDA

Has anyone worked for Rwanda on the A330, and my questions are:
Why is the salary so low?
Whats it like living in Kigali?
How is the roster? average monthly hours.?
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Old 13th Apr 2019, 14:34
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Originally Posted by C29APRON View Post
Has anyone worked for Rwanda on the A330, and my questions are:
Why is the salary so low?
Whats it like living in Kigali?
How is the roster? average monthly hours.?

I am (as is obvious from above) also interested in going but at the same time don't have first hand info. That said, I have a friend in Kigali who´s been there for a couple of years, working as a teacher. He likes it. It is safer than most cities on the continent. It is however relatively sleepy compared to other cities he says. Also, it is pretty expensive for foreigners so expect the housing allowance to be used in full, also western comfort foods and the like is very expensive. We´re talking 8-10 Euros for, say, a tube of Pringles.

I´d say that the salaries are low as Rwanda as a whole, however amazing their progress is since the mass killings two decades ago, is still a very poor country that is highly dependent on foreign aid. They pay what they can afford.
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Old 16th Apr 2019, 00:22
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Rent prices are high, but I would disagree about the Pringles comment. Food, while expensive, is not outrageously so. Said can of Pringles is probably more like EUR 3.50. Besides, Pringles are bad for you, Mzungu. Shopping at Nakumatt or the German Butcher will set you back some Euros, shopping at a local grocer will not be nearly as costly.

Kigali is clean, safe and has a nice climate. No, it's not a metropolis and things can and do move very,slowly there. Having been to every nook and cranny on the African continent, I can say with certainty that Kigali is delightful and Africa "light."

Rwandair isn't a career destination but, if it gets you where you want to be, a worthy excursion.
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Old 16th Apr 2019, 03:17
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Thanks guys,
Doing the A330 screening in Essen, any ideas on the profile.?
Treating this as a retirement job in order to see Africa.
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Old 15th Jul 2019, 00:51
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Commuting Contracts

Anyone know if they still do community contracts at Rwandair.

Seems like they have an interesting future

thx
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Old 23rd Sep 2019, 09:26
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Rwandair Info

Any Chance I get in Info on Rwandair.

How do they treat Foreign F/Os?

Do Foreign F/Os ever get command?

Is there a career progression?

Can you move from one aircraft to another?
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Old 23rd Sep 2019, 16:54
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If you live in Africa, and are worried about the price of Pringle’s, perhaps you should consider Emirates or Qatar. Also, if you’re on the 330, you’ll be outside the continent every week and can stock up on groceries abroad. If you’re on the 73, you can stock up in South Africa. Rwanda is about 30% less expensive now, than it was 5 years ago. This is a combination of more trade, competition, lower import taxes, more domestic production and a more favorable exchange rate. Restaurants are a lot cheaper than they were, service is better thanks to POS transactions and rents are less due to an over abundance of rental properties than in the past.
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Old 25th Sep 2019, 16:19
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How much time does a A330 pilot spend in Europe?
Is it possible to go home on a layover if you live close to Brussels? 56 days away from the wife I can handle, but I can't spend that long away from my dog.
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Old 26th Sep 2019, 01:37
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Originally Posted by TPE Flyer View Post
How much time does a A330 pilot spend in Europe?
Is it possible to go home on a layover if you live close to Brussels? 56 days away from the wife I can handle, but I can't spend that long away from my dog.
the chief pilot does. He does it from London too. He’s a great guy. Honorable, fair, kind, he has your best interest in mind and he’s a true leader. He won’t call dispatch to assign you his 0700 flight on your off day, when you landed at midnight either. You won’t see his car is the parking lot of K Club at 0530 either, when you’re Enroute to the airport to operate this flight.
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Old 27th Sep 2019, 03:20
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I keep seeing more and more adds of late for expressions of interest for NG pilots at Rwanda. But thats been advertised for months now. I showed interest 6 months ago but have heard nothing back about starts.

My agent seems to think it will be awhile before they need NG pilots.

Any insider news?
thx
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 02:15
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NG pilots? You mean 737 pilots? Rishworth is actively recruiting.
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 03:16
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Originally Posted by 4runner View Post
NG pilots? You mean 737 pilots? Rishworth is actively recruiting.
But apparently its only expressions of interest for the 737.

and been like that for a few months.
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 16:05
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Originally Posted by CLR2LND View Post


But apparently its only expressions of interest for the 737.

and been like that for a few months.
Are you Spanish or not current? RwandAir has had bad luck with the Thpanith. Think persona non grata. Ricardo Naval DFO and the former CP. You seem to post a lot, asking for info with no reference to your experience or qualifications and don’t add anything to posts. Perhaps you’re phishing or not experienced.
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