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Cargolux details requested!

Old 30th Jun 2016, 16:22
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Is that the same Forson who almost made SAA go under '
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Old 30th Jun 2016, 17:16
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Yup,it's really tough to leave the family alone during the week and only to be home EVERY weekend and for a couple of 4 week vac periods during every year, truly not a situation to be in for a longer period!
Poor Dirk, feel so sorry for all the burden he had to take to make our life
so much better!
We will for ever be grateful and hold the Reichkanzler in the highest regard!
All the best to a true mercenary!
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Old 4th Jul 2016, 06:22
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For anyone who attended Cargolux Dlr In Hamburg,
Atpl questions and Mental Arithmetic have been asked ?
Any Physics ?
Thanks very much for any reply.
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Old 12th Jul 2016, 16:16
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Cargolux DLR tests

Hello friends, I am going to DLR test BU/GU in hamburg on 2 August for Cargolux China. Would appreciate any type of feedback that anyone can offer. I am B767 rated 9000 hours experience. However I am getting on a bit, 45 years old so I need all the help I can get for these type of tests please.
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Old 19th Jul 2016, 09:05
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I'm still surprised to see the interest this Cargolux China adventure arouses.
As you can read in the Cargolux China Thread, the money you will end up with is around 10500 net/month. No pension, no health insurance for the family? Great deal!
Or take the other option: First Officer Cargolux Mainline Luxembourg. First salary 3000 net! Excellent!
I know of way less qualified people earning that amount of money, but they don't have to fight against fatigue, are home for holidays, weekends, and can sleep in their own bed.
At the end of the day you will hold a 747 Type-Rating worth nothing in todays aviation industry.
These contracts should be considered an insult!

Did anybody find a commuter contract for a Chinese Carrier offering less than 20000$ for Captains or 10000$ for FOs?
I rest my case!
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Old 23rd Jul 2016, 16:44
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Couch, the big difference with the china position for Cargolux, is that its basically 12 days on, 11 off, or other variations. Subject to operational changes ! !
So, its not really full time position. Those big pay checks from mainline carriers will not give you the time off at home.

My biggest concern with CLC is the need to get a caac licence plus medical.
Giving up a good , stable pax command, to do freight, then say 6 or 12 months later, be flagged for the an obscure medical issue , requiring "investigations" , would be calamitous.

I was initially interested, but cant take this risk as im over 50, and statistically in the high failure age range for medicals in China.
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Old 30th Jul 2016, 15:50
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Senior VP Flight Ops leaves Cargolux


The beatings will continue until morale improves.....
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Old 30th Jul 2016, 16:47
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What are the reasons for the DFO leaving?
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Old 30th Jul 2016, 18:02
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WingWave man returns!

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Old 2nd Aug 2016, 15:55
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Another disappointment at CLX

.....after the exit of our "aviation enthusiast" Mr. Reich, the Senior VP Flight Operations is leaving the sinking ship.
Lesson learned? None!
The next guys with no leadership and standing at all will take over the position.
CLX (or the share-holders, or Mr. Helminger, or BOTH) are not looking for leaders, they are looking for puppets they can easily manipulate. Character is not a requirement!
It's so frustrating and sad to see..........
And all this is done on the backs of the employees who will have to pay for the nice golden-handshakes these individuals receive for a job well-done
No wonder new-hires get contracts easily exceeded by McDonalds!
From what I hear management announced that the number of captains exceeds the numbers of F/Os , but still there are Temporary Captains flying around on CLX airplanes.

To quote aviation media: "Cargolux management is meeting union representatives in order to restore Trust during Trust & Passion workshops"

YEAH,RIGHT, looks like it......

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Old 6th Aug 2016, 14:58
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Warning to all prospect CLX pilots: this company will kill you faster than a speeding bullet and will ruin your health.

The schedules are absolutely grueling and, although initially you won't really notice, you should not underestimate the long term effects of cargo long haul night flying, constantly going from East to West and across the International Date Line.
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Old 12th Sep 2016, 15:02
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Any news about China Operation?
Do you know if it is true that some 747 operating for Cargolux Italia are returning to Luxembourg?
Is Italian group reducing their fleet?
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Old 14th Oct 2016, 11:44
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whatsup with cargolux in milano? rumours of managers on the way out?
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Old 6th Dec 2016, 16:05
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Flying Commercially on your days OFF in General Aviation

I have another question in regard to Cargolux (Luxembourg). Do they allow if you fly commercially General Aviation in your days off. I am not talking about flying for competitors or even a ferry company. I am talking about giving flight instruction on SEP/MEP and / or skydive flying? This will be approx 150 hrs a year and will not interfere with FTL's. My current co has no objection but as I understand some companies do...

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Old 15th Dec 2016, 19:35
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No one can enlighten me?
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Old 18th Dec 2016, 15:41
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kim jong with a name like that what do you expect
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Old 19th Dec 2016, 14:29
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Looking at the schedules pilots are sending me I think you can consider yourself grateful if you can BREATHE on your days off :o
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Old 20th Dec 2016, 15:10
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Hey all

Could anyone share their roster pattern please?

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