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Old 12th Apr 2015, 22:06
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My fault, didn't get the it that you're talking about COPA and airliners...Also, I was talking in a more general way (living/working in a Latino country)

Is it related to the fact that I'm living in Perú???
For sure you need to speak english, that's a must! But over here they ask you spanish and the ICAO 4 minimum in Español.

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Old 13th Apr 2015, 01:09
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Pragon
Hombre no te preocupes, aun si mi idioma latino nos es de nivel 6, lo entiendo y ablo perfectamente despues de placticarlo muchas veces hace años en mis viajes...
Que lo passas bien en Peru!
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Old 26th Apr 2015, 18:53
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Updates?

Any hiring updates?
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Old 1st May 2015, 17:11
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Direct Entry Captains

Heard from Katherinne Zeballos in February that all Direct Entry Captains were indefinitely on hold. Any changes?
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Old 5th May 2015, 23:27
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Yes, that´s true from every training captain and office person Ive spoken to. They have enough FOs in the pool to upgrade consistenly so theyre focusing on that and hiring new FOs.
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Old 6th May 2015, 01:01
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No more new FO either for this year!
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Old 6th May 2015, 01:28
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Received an email from Ms. Zeballos saying that classes are full for the rest of this year. I guess these classes are for upgrade classes. Hopefully once these upgrades are cleared, they resume new FO recruitment. Good thing is Copa keeps ordering airplanes.
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Old 14th May 2015, 00:43
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Red face BAD NEWS!!

I heard recently from a friend that work in COPA that the entire last group of FO's hired was laid off before start the ground course of B737, in total was 17 fired, they have been told that they would've been put in a special list to return at first need, although I've heard that COPA has hired around 6 panamenians for the FO's position. COPA also intend to reduce frequency and maybe cancel some of flights to Brazil due to the economical crisis that hits the country, I can't say if that is really the reason for these FO's been laid off or the union or some political issue put pressure on COPA staff to hire panamenians (even with almost none experience flight time).

Here in Brazil aviation labor market is stucked, TAM Airlines (major in the country) has been almost 2 years without hiring anyone, as well as other companies.
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Old 14th May 2015, 01:13
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Red face COPA FLEET PERSPECTIVE

http://files.shareholder.com/downloa...Fleet_Plan.pdf

PDF file with COPA fleet perspective for this and next years..
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Old 14th May 2015, 04:37
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http://files.shareholder.com/downloa...Fleet_Plan.pdf

PDF file with COPA fleet perspective for this and next years..
The fleet plan looks promising for potential foreign FOs provided current local FOs get upgraded to PICs (I believe this is happening as of now) and foreign FOs move to middle east.
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Old 15th May 2015, 00:05
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Many Copa pilots do not even meet ICAO English level 4 as witnessed in practice, job fair, etc... and their Spanish is 8th grade level. I do not know about their flying and CRM skills...
Cabin crews are pretty good and very friendly. Always get some extras with them, which is rare these days.
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Old 15th May 2015, 07:46
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Skymann, I totally disagree haha ! 10% of the cabin crew is actually really nice.. Most of them are rude and impolite. That is of course, my opinion.
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Old 5th Jun 2015, 18:26
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Anyone have email address for Ms. Zeballos
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Old 15th Aug 2015, 17:54
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Anyone here was offered a seat some months ago for ground school, but is yet to get a start date?

PM me please
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Old 16th Aug 2015, 03:33
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Skyman ::::

I find your statements a bit offensive and if you work at Copa , remember they pay you twice per month!

If you don't work for Copa the disregard!!! Just try to make your airline better and don't worry about other airlines.


FWI I don't fly for Copa!!
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Old 18th Aug 2015, 02:43
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Enrique::::


Why did you accept the job then?

Just wondering ? I assume you knew what the pay and tax situation was before you went there , didn't you?

By the way are you a spaniard direct entry captain and previous Air Europa or Spanair with no job since They let you go at that time that Copa hired a few years ago ?

By the way I am very familiar with the Copa operation!! And cangrejo and Casco and Clayton

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Old 18th Aug 2015, 02:50
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So Copa Insiders, what is going on at Copa now?

It's been almost 8 months since they froze the recruitment. Since HR informed no classes scheduled until end of this year, what are we looking at for 2016?

Any info appreciated!
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Old 18th Aug 2015, 04:00
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I was in Panama recently and spoke to HR.

No expats until 2017.

But also I know quite a few of the current boys are looking at moving on. Could move it forward to mid to late 2016.
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Old 18th Aug 2015, 06:12
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I was in Panama recently and spoke to HR.

No expats until 2017.

But also I know quite a few of the current boys are looking at moving on. Could move it forward to mid to late 2016.
Situation is that bad huh? Hopefully expats at Copa move to middle east sooner or later and bring the recruitment to mid 2016. Looks like I gotta be stuck with turboprop for awhile.
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Old 18th Aug 2015, 09:02
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Be glad that you are on a turboprop! Some of us have taken piston pounders just to be home for a bit
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