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Old 12th Oct 2018, 10:13
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Originally Posted by ka_pai View Post
So how many VANZ pilots are waiting for a start at Air NZ? Or are there a few pondering the move? I would suggest doing it sooner than later if thatís what they are thinking.
The difference working for AirNZ vs VANZ is night and day, from first hand experience. (Except for all the really good buggers at VANZ). If you are an F/O itís a no brainer. Even as a captain itís worth serious consideration if your bank account/ego can take a hit for a few years.
The A320 training dept are talking about commands going as low as 2-3 years. Currently at 5. There is 50-70 commands next year that manpower are planning....
Thereís quite a few VANZ guys waiting for start dates early 2019. Myself included. Glad to hear that it is considerably better at the motherland.

VA manpower announced this week that they expect 3% pilot attrition across the entire company this FY. But expect most to be from the NZ operation. So dare is say 10% of NZ VA pilots will be off to AirNZ in the next six months.

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Old 12th Oct 2018, 19:12
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Damn. All f/o’s?
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Old 13th Oct 2018, 17:55
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That’s 17 resignations across the group, not just in NZ. Most of those 17 are SO’s off the 777 heading over to the red rat.
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 07:07
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Originally Posted by ka_pai View Post
So how many VANZ pilots are waiting for a start at Air NZ? Or are there a few pondering the move? I would suggest doing it sooner than later if thatís what they are thinking.
The difference working for AirNZ vs VANZ is night and day, from first hand experience. (Except for all the really good buggers at VANZ). If you are an F/O itís a no brainer. Even as a captain itís worth serious consideration if your bank account/ego can take a hit for a few years.
The A320 training dept are talking about commands going as low as 2-3 years. Currently at 5. There is 50-70 commands next year that manpower are planning....
yeah my bank balance couldnít handle that..

VANZ for a NZer is going to eventually end up in either a contract overseas or a position in Oz if you want a change in scenery. If your a NZer FO in VANZ and want to stay in NZ, its a no brainer.

I suspect the 3% attrition projection is optimistic low at VANZ....
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Old 16th Oct 2018, 03:17
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Has anyone heard anything regarding manpower requirements 2019, and to as to whether Jet opportunities are to open up again anytime soon?
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Old 16th Oct 2018, 05:35
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Has anyone heard anything regarding manpower requirements 2019, and to as to whether Jet opportunities are to open up again anytime soon?
Hard to say. With the ongoing 787 issues the company has been hesitant to issue revised course planners as things are always changing. Probably read in the media recently we've had to drop a few destinations, even with sourcing more 777 leases. I'm certain there will be more intakes next year, but how many is anyone's guess... as is how many will actually be "new" hires Vs Regional Pilots already on the list awaiting a course.
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Old 16th Oct 2018, 05:40
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Yeah right thought as much. What about the number of guys who recently interviewed and have been told courses in Feb potentially? Guess that will be centred around the 78 issues also?
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Old 16th Oct 2018, 21:20
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Well I believe the company is planning based on 4 grounded 787's, so if guys were recently told Feb then I expect it would of taken that into account and should be accurate... unless we ground a 5th. Longer term however... who knows.
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