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Old 28th Sep 2018, 05:38
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This EOI number is akin to “the fish I caught was this biiigggg”. It grows every time it’s quoted. Ultimately all it is is an email address typed into a box with the submit button hit, close to worthless.
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Old 18th Oct 2018, 09:46
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Yes, the instructors will be an issue - where will they come from (other than retirement?)

But the more interesting question, is where will the Engineers come from to maintain the 40 aircraft they have planned?????
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Old 18th Oct 2018, 11:13
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where will the Engineers come from to maintain the 40 aircraft they have planned
457 Visas ?

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Old 20th Oct 2018, 08:07
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And all the imported LAME’s will have their CASA tickets by next July?
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Old 21st Oct 2018, 09:17
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Queensland and Near Toowoomba Air Services as qouted in the Courier Mail last week.
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Old 30th Oct 2018, 23:52
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Qantas out Virgin in at Tamworth, Announced at Tamworth a few minutes ago.(https://www.northerndailyleader.com....mworth/?cs=12)
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Old 31st Oct 2018, 00:44
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Originally Posted by morno View Post
But once that pool has dried up.....?
Folks,
Given Qantas' acute pilot recruiting and retention problem right now, it suggests to me that the pool of suitable pilots has already dried up.
Otherwise, among other things, Qantas would not be supporting importing pilots on whatever a 457 visa is now called.
"Other things" including service cancellations and severe crimps on operational planning.
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Old 31st Oct 2018, 03:44
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Originally Posted by LeadSled View Post
Folks,
Given Qantas' acute pilot recruiting and retention problem right now, it suggests to me that the pool of suitable pilots has already dried up.
Otherwise, among other things, Qantas would not be supporting importing pilots on whatever a 457 visa is now called.
"Other things" including service cancellations and severe crimps on operational planning.
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Naturally. QF have had ample supply for decades. Around that now erroneous assumption has been framed a whole infrastructure of adversarial IR.
Think of the following as a continuance of the same game:
  • Network Aviation desperately trying to lure foreign pilots with big rumoured sign on and retention bonuses (all designed to provide an illusion of abundant supply)
  • A 'stream lead' former AIPA president actively involved in pilot supply.
  • Expanded 'skill shortage' visa categories including directly into Qantas being lobbied.
  • Pilot training colleges (were the financial burden is evenly split between the applicant and the taxpayer)
  • Open and delayed contractual 'negotiations'
  • Rumours circulating of another 'cull' of staff. Where form this time Little Napoleon?

All of that is a recognition that QF are acutely aware of the impending shortage. They will do everything in their power to ensure the deck is stacked the way the have enjoyed it. With a hasty order for A320 NEO now having to be absorbed in an over-scale demand elastic JQ, the existing A320 have to go somewhere!
Sadly in demographics is destiny and all of their effort is pointless. Does not mean they will change until the cancellation rate is noticed at board level and questions are asked. Usually this will follow a 'material change' being disclosed under ASX listing rules.
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Old 27th Dec 2018, 10:56
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So where will QF find all of the instructors needed to train their 500+ pilots per year, let alone VA's ...?
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Old 28th Dec 2018, 04:21
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Former flight instructors from within their own ranks.There are always pilots prepared to sacrifice for the company to climb the greasy pole.
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Old 28th Dec 2018, 10:33
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QF don't have to find any.

That's a problem for L3 in Wellcamp, and whoever gets the gig to run #2 (Bendigo)
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