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Cargolux details requested!

Old 13th Oct 2011, 15:14
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absolutely.
the long rotations are in general the ones that are more requested as they are the ones that have the nice long layovers of up to 7 days in some rare cases. there are quite a few guys living outside of europe, in skandinavia or on greek islands... that try to build their rosters in a way that they only have to commute once a month to luxembourg and not having to spend too much time in a hotel or apartment in luxembourg.
even with low seniority you have a good chance of getting your off days more or less when you want them.
if you make this your primary request, ask for 7 times 5 days and 1 time 7 days vacation per year (in 8 different rosters), if you dont bid for any specific trips... you can prevent them most of the time from sending you out on long trips.
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Old 24th Oct 2011, 13:25
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Hello there.

Does anyone have any idea when the next invites for the tests in Saarlouis will be handed out from Interpersonal? Are Cargolux only hiring type rated pilots now?

A guy I know at the company told me that the number 70 for new F/Os for next year is flying around, is that possible, do they have the capability to train so many in a year? And also that the min. requirements have been lowered?? Is that true?

Any info would be great
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Old 24th Oct 2011, 15:30
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Why should should someone lower the min. requirements if he receives more applications then he can possibly handle? Nonsense.
50 was the highest number I heard so far, but latest rumors are around 25 + quite a few upgrades.
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Old 24th Oct 2011, 18:04
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Hello

Just be patient, the selection process take a while :-)
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Old 25th Oct 2011, 07:40
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I do not know if the requirements of Interpersonal changed, but it comes down to this:
There are 2 types of requirements:
* the minimum requirements to apply via Interpersonal.
* the minimum requirements to start with Cargolux.
Where the second is on a 1 to 1 basis if for example LG pilots join etc.
They are not seeking Supermen with typerating and many thousands of hours, The Company appears to select more on the principles:
* if the candidate will be nice to work with,
* reliable and
* -surprise, surprise- willing to or already living nearby.

That is why they **love** Luxair pilots.
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Old 18th Nov 2011, 10:04
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Topic gone quite..... Any news about future recruitment?
How many pilots waiting in the holdpool?
Did they decide if they are going to expand and how many new first officer they will need for next year?
Rgrds
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Old 18th Nov 2011, 12:43
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rumours mention 60-70 new F/Os for 2012.
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Old 19th Nov 2011, 11:19
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Final06:

I figure that's 60-70 minus the 40 odd guys already in the holding pool right?
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Old 19th Nov 2011, 14:28
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Sorry, I have no clue how big the holding pool is.
In former times it was quite easy to get this kind of information.
Nowadays (IP) it is a bit different.
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Old 21st Nov 2011, 17:13
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Wow 40 guys in the hold pool! Coltrane is it a reliable info or supposition?

Has someone heard of a course date for 2012?

Thanks
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Old 21st Nov 2011, 17:46
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Latest info is no new FO's will be hired for 2012..
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Old 22nd Nov 2011, 08:07
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Why that? expansion cancelled?
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Old 22nd Nov 2011, 09:32
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Grrr Wake up call?

The European, US and Chinese economies are headed for serious trouble and some here are speculating about an expansion in 2012?

If the crisis year 2009 is of any reference, then 2012 could get really interesting and we will soon find out how reliable (?) our new 'partner' from the Middle East will turn out to be...

Perhaps any future expansion will be in DOH instead of LUX?
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Old 23rd Nov 2011, 07:35
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If CargoLux is not hiring for awhile, you could always apply to Qatar Airways... QR is part owner of Cargolux. If you have Boeing time you might get hired onto the 777 at QR (hiring quite a bit) and then get the chance to fly the 777F. I am pretty sure the 777Fs visit LUX. I am sure upgrade time is much faster at QR.
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Old 23rd Nov 2011, 10:16
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@ ray cosmic

I heard a course of 6 F/Os each starts in december and january.
How about upgrades in 2012?
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Old 23rd Nov 2011, 18:24
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Iver;

Well... With all respect, I would like to argue that living in Europe working for Cargolux is not quite the same as flying for Qatar based in Doha...

I guess a little patience is what's needed.. They'll hire again sooner or later.
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Old 27th Nov 2011, 08:11
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Who does Cargolux's Engineering ?
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Old 27th Nov 2011, 13:15
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Seldom, CV have a nice new hangar
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Old 29th Nov 2011, 16:59
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Hi
can someone else confirm this rumour of zero hiring for 2012? interpersonal website hasn't been updated for a while now...it's still mentioning few places for 2011 with a start date in may...

Regards
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Old 30th Nov 2011, 20:57
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Thumbs up Hiring 2012

Well, airlines tend to go into panic mode when the economy is slowing down. Inside talks are about hiring freeze for 2012, but also heard 40-60 new pilots needed for additional A/C. So anything can happen. The only time to tell if 2012 will see new pilots been hired is at the end of dec 2012!
Good luck to everyone, things are looking brighter then the mood makes you feel!

WOB

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