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Old 13th Apr 2017, 13:10
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Originally Posted by SandyPalms View Post
It was an FSO regarding training allocations for the year ahead. It included 787 positions based in Perth. Might not be wise to say no when asked if you would go to Perth for the job. Good luck.
I dunno... Perth is a long way from my present location of Rottnest Island. About 17 NM I think
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Old 13th Apr 2017, 13:11
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Great. I suppose you wouldn't say no. There are others interested though, I presume.
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Old 13th Apr 2017, 14:38
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Monday 2nd of April 2018.
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Old 13th Apr 2017, 23:10
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Word on the street is up to 150 s/o's based over there in the future.
While that may end up being true at some point, I'd not expect that to be the case for several years.
The base is initially set to be 20 Capt and 20 F/O's so presumably ~40 S/O's.
If PER-LHR proves to be a hit then that may well increase but I believe they have other plans in store for the next couple of jets. So there will still be plenty of 787 S/O's hired to the east coast over the next 2 years.
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Old 13th Apr 2017, 23:52
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Next routes are likely to be Perth Paris and Perth Frankfurt, hence the Perth basing. Next orders to be announced with the annual result in late August, Evans made mention that minimum fleet size for efficiency is 30. Aircraft 7 and 8 are to be delivered earlier if possible but to do so,will entail 5 and 6 been slightly delayed.
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Old 14th Apr 2017, 00:00
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Originally Posted by EJECT EJECT View Post
Wow, thanks pretty specific! Thanks. Any indications of direct SO A330 recruitment ceasing in the near future?
Last reports about 6 weeks ago were still until the end of this calendar year.
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Old 14th Apr 2017, 00:09
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Originally Posted by FRQ Charlie Bravo View Post
I dunno... Perth is a long way from my present location of Rottnest Island. About 17 NM I think
Is Rottnest Air Taxi in the one world alliance? Commute once staff travel kicks in?
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Old 14th Apr 2017, 00:41
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While that may end up being true at some point, I'd not expect that to be the case for several years.
True.

Aircraft 7 and 8 are to be delivered earlier if possible but to do so,will entail 5 and 6 been slightly delayed.
The last four deliveries have been accelerated significantly, that's for sure. Hadn't heard about the delay to 5-6. But to get all 4 sooner is a good thing.

Food for thought for those looking to join.


LAX-JFK?
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Old 14th Apr 2017, 00:46
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With the 789 planned to replace the 744s, I assumed that LAX JFK would be picked up by the 789. Hope so!
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Old 14th Apr 2017, 01:00
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Originally Posted by SonofCoco View Post
With the 789 planned to replace the 744s, I assumed that LAX JFK would be picked up by the 789. Hope so!
Yes, the Bne lax service is due to go to the 787 in May 2019 it will continue to JFK. The 3 RR powered 747s were to be retired but they are now thinking of keeping one of them as a spare to plug holes which would be a very smart move IMO.
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Old 14th Apr 2017, 02:42
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Evans made mention that minimum fleet size for efficiency is 30
Gareth is talking an 'absolute truth', the same number was floated when they conspired to close Avalon heavy Maintenance, effectively circumventing the QSA and ending Australian heavy maintenance for ever...

Before considering the imminent arrival of the ghostly '50 aircraft order', that some will hang on to no matter how many times it fails to materialise, one needs to understand how exactly the balance sheet is geared and the amount of off balance sheet debt. It may be that more aircraft replace the retired types but that may mean the horizon is further off than it first appears. Gareth knows that.

It may be worth looking into demographics at play to see how the opportunity may present
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Old 14th Apr 2017, 05:00
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Originally Posted by Flyboy1987 View Post
Is Rottnest Air Taxi in the one world alliance? Commute once staff travel kicks in?
Would be an ideal commute. YRTI - PER DCT. At Rotto accommodation rates and C182 ID90 rates it just might be cheaper than my current council rates.
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Old 14th Apr 2017, 05:11
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Originally Posted by FRQ Charlie Bravo View Post
Would be an ideal commute. YRTI - PER DCT. At Rotto accommodation rates and C182 ID90 rates it just might be cheaper than my current council rates.
Sorry no commuting to YPPH. Fatigue you know, but its ok to drive from Margaret River
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Old 19th Apr 2017, 07:05
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I'm one of those that got invited to the panel but no further. I'm an internal app,long serving and the guys getting start dates are new f.o's who just got checked to line and 'bonded'. Go figure. Thanks HR also for the non existent feedback. 👍🏻
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 03:40
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Originally Posted by Fok View Post
I'm one of those that got invited to the panel but no further. I'm an internal app,long serving and the guys getting start dates are new f.o's who just got checked to line and 'bonded'. Go figure. Thanks HR also for the non existent feedback. 👍🏻
Also plenty of experienced internals in the FO and Captain ranks getting start dates.
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 10:54
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Originally Posted by amateur View Post
Also plenty of experienced internals in the FO and Captain ranks getting start dates.
Plenty of very suitable candidates that didn't which are on this forum....and I'm talking about the guys who have just walked into a qantas sub and are now jumping over everyone else. Consistency and loyalty would be nice.
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 13:10
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Originally Posted by Fok View Post
Plenty of very suitable candidates that didn't which are on this forum....and I'm talking about the guys who have just walked into a qantas sub and are now jumping over everyone else. Consistency and loyalty would be nice.
Maybe they picked up on the sense of entitlement and decided to pass.

I don't see a contracted flow agreement anywhere between mainline and their subsidiaries so how are they jumping over you?
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 14:33
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Maybe they picked up on the sense of entitlement and decided to pass.

I don't see a contracted flow agreement anywhere between mainline and their subsidiaries so how are they jumping over you?
There is no consistent criteria. It's anyone's guess what they are looking for. Entitlement doesn't exist here. You don't need a contract for everything....
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Old 21st Apr 2017, 02:23
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making people jump through hoops all for squat - what a disgrace!

the moral of the story; don't ever trust Qantas particularly, their somewhat lacking HR department!
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Old 21st Apr 2017, 13:43
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Qantas long ago ceased to be an airline of any substance. The modern variant is a huge bureaucracy with an airline, (a shell of itself attached). It is a bloated corporate with never ending internal wars.

Sadly despite protests to the contrary from 'pilot recruiters' on these pages, many feared the recruitment process to be hijacked by HR. Folks it is a turf war.
Ably led by Colonel Custer (Qantas CP Dick) Flight Operations surrendered and were overrun by HR with their endless 'tell us a time when' style questions...

They want a compliant, customer focused individual, up on social media, take selfies with the fearless leader whilst not noticing they wasted their time and a decade of their life as Alan pursued a 'negative advancement strategy'. He squandered billions of other's people's money proudly re-inventing the wheel on ill fated Asian IR (JQ) ventures, and corporate w*nk words...Whether the 'talent' can fly an aircraft is to them irrelevant...

To a pilot, technical prowess and acumen are important, as is the universal necessity for a good pilot to have as many landings as take-offs (ICAO standard) The humour lost on a 25 year old graduate looking to move up in the corporate world....

Take heart folks, demographics are working for pilots and whilst Qantas of old was something to behold, today it is another sign post pointing the way to how the west was lost..
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