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Old 8th Feb 2016, 17:39
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Much news lately anyone?
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Old 13th Feb 2016, 17:59
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Looking for that to. I am not typed. Loads of jet time.
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Old 12th Apr 2016, 15:45
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I just got an invitation for a interview today. I have NO jet time and all the TP aircraft I have flown are under 5.7T

Anyone else get a mail???
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Old 13th Apr 2016, 01:31
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Update

Hiring Requirements
Just apply.
Nooooo, they don't just take anyone?
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Old 15th Apr 2016, 14:16
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So where is the big commuting package they were going to roll out before the BA Roadshow? Who would have guessed it was just porky pies! Good luck tomorrow all those attending...
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Old 15th Apr 2016, 17:23
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Gentlemen: if you are 40ish or under, run, don't walk to a career in BA. If you stay here, you will wake up 5,10, 15 years down the road and BITTERLY regret not taking this opportunity. This company is doomed in the long run. No matter what the AT's tell you, you can be ASSURED that eventually they will prove hollow promises. Don't pass up the most fertile opportunity to establish yourselves in a proper aviation career, with a proper company, and proper work rules. Stay here and be guaranteed that you will wake up several years from now shedding bitter tears for missing this chance.
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Old 21st Apr 2016, 14:30
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I just got an invitation for a interview today. I have NO jet time and all the TP aircraft I have flown are under 5.7T
What position did you apply in the careers website?
I applied with 1700TT with a mix of Tprop and Jet time and got the no thanks email, i think it was because i applied to the A320 f/o vacancy. Not quite the one i would liked to put my info, but couldn't find a Non-Rated vacancy.
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Old 4th May 2016, 08:51
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HKE assessment

Hi

I have been invited to a HKE interview for A320 ntr fo position. Can anybody who has been recently please give me some feedback on the interview process, notably the sim check and individual interview.

How long does it take, what is involved in the sim ride etc.
Thanks
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Old 5th May 2016, 08:49
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Got an invitation for an interview too, but still not sure if I'll be going or not, my main concerns being the high cost of accommodation, not being able to commute home and the MBA (G) which could be adjusted and the MBA (P) which could be cancelled!
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Old 12th May 2016, 00:34
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Hi

I have been invited to a HKE interview for A320 ntr fo position. Can anybody who has been recently please give me some feedback on the interview process, notably the sim check and individual interview.

How long does it take, what is involved in the sim ride etc.
Thanks
Hi buddy, can You please let know how it goes afterwards? Thanks!
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Old 12th May 2016, 23:20
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Curtain rod,

Approx 37 applied from CX

BA took 3 or maybe 2 (not exactly sure).

Sorry for thread drift.....
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Old 13th May 2016, 06:16
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Curtain Rod, I have no idea.

Would you prefer senior experienced guys who weren't what they were looking for or didn't put the work in or a bunch of low experience guys who saw a good opportunity in front of them but needed a few more years on type?

Everyone experienced told me they could trip over walking down the street and get back up on their feet with a yes letter from BA in their pocket. It was that easy.

It would appear not so.
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Old 15th May 2016, 23:07
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Salary package

G'day folks

The salary package with HKE falls under these brackets
FO>3000 JET Basic 45,000 + MBAG 24,000 + MBAP 16,250(50hrs)
FO>1500 JET Basic 35,000 + MBAG 24,000 + MBAP 16,250(50hrs)
FO<1500 JET Basic 25,000 + MBAG 15,000 + MBAP 16,250(50hrs)
MBA- market base allowance General & productivity

I have 3500 hrs on heavy multi engine turboprop. Has anyone with only turboprop hours been able to negotiate with HKE so they don't fall in the lowest salary bracket?

Also, how much tax do aircrew normally pay in Hong Kong or does the company take care of it.

I realize rent and living expenses are expensive in HK, can anyone give current market details please.

Many thanks!
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Old 16th May 2016, 00:03
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Also, how much tax do aircrew normally pay in Hong Kong or does the company take care of it.
Don't make me laugh. The standard rate of tax in Hong Kong is a flat 15% of your taxable income. There's also a sliding scale of rates that favours those on lower salaries. Aircrew normally earn too much to come under the sliding scale, so their income is taxed at 15%.

Hong Kong also charges 'provisional' tax, so your first tax bill can be quite high. It will include the tax you owe on the income you've already earned, plus provisional tax for the following year's income.

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Old 16th May 2016, 00:15
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The only time your company pays your tax in HK is if you do a runner, then the company has to pay the bill. Seen it done a few times over the years in HK.
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Old 1st Jun 2016, 15:55
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Hi cessna95,
should arrive july 4 - let me know which hotel you stay?
Xavier
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 00:55
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Hello guys,

how long did it take you to get an answer from the initial application on the net to the skype itw or the invitation to HK for the itws?

Thanks
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 01:42
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Hi Cessna95

Just wonder what kind of experience do u have? Mind sharing with us?

Thanks
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 02:23
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Originally Posted by cessna95
All turboprop. 2400++ total time.
Anything heavier 10000kg? Like atr/dash?
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Old 5th Jun 2016, 07:12
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Yes, they pay on time, captain top salary around 140.000-160.000 HKD/month before taxes, FO top around 100.000 - 115.000 HKD/month.
Stable roster, almost never changes. Avg hours 70-80/month. Good standards, Average medical insurance, Myid Travel (only economy).
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