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DHL Air UK/LEJ ASSESSMENT

Old 16th Mar 2020, 17:06
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DHK just pulled 1 of their 767-300 from Bahrain. I believe they only had 2 over there. I heard it was due to the US markets closing causing them some havoc..
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 17:46
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More transatlantic flights to be done by the 767.
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 18:18
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DHK is indeed DHL Air (UK)

The aircraft though are owned by DHL as a larger entity so they will send them to whichever subsidiary is most relevant at the time. DHK flew them for ten years and then powers that be moved them to Bahrain to replacing the ageing 767-200 conversions there. So, now one returns to DHK...
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 18:39
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So how many 767's will DHL Air UK have now? More than 3?
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 18:46
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1 left in Bahrain for DHL-UK and the contract ends in September but there is now a good chance it could also be pulled from Bahrain..
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 18:57
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Still three
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Old 25th Mar 2020, 16:39
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Besides the current situation with Covid-19, what are the plans to tackle the uncertainty of Brexit for the crews based in LEJ?
Is there an exchange rate protection in place for those based and living in a Germany?
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Old 25th Mar 2020, 16:56
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Who knows, but be assured planning for Brexit will no doubt continue and there will be a solution to allow us to continue to operate.
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Old 25th Mar 2020, 17:03
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I am sure about it. I am asking because DHL Air UK (as well as EAT) would be a good option for me since I live in Germany. Much easier to commute.
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Old 25th Mar 2020, 17:16
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Then good luck for the future. DHK and EAT will continue, of that I am certain. Obviously recruiting is currently not on anyone’s agenda. We are fully manned and pre covid any recruitment was for hold pool only.
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Old 25th Mar 2020, 19:09
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Originally Posted by beaver341 View Post
DHK is indeed DHL Air (UK)

The aircraft though are owned by DHL as a larger entity so they will send them to whichever subsidiary is most relevant at the time. DHK flew them for ten years and then powers that be moved them to Bahrain to replacing the ageing 767-200 conversions there. So, now one returns to DHK...
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DHK 763 x 2 came to Bahrain to replace 2 wet lease aircraft (MNG and SkyTaxi) not to replace 762.
One has gone back to fly to USA business is up no belly space on those pax aircraft sitting still. No idea for how long #Corona
Contract is till Jan 2021
At DP/DHL flexibility is the name of the game.
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Old 25th Mar 2020, 19:13
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And Mr Angry will know.
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 15:20
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Originally Posted by Banana Joe View Post
Is there an exchange rate protection in place for those based and living in a Germany?

There is a fixed rate and you will be paid in euros.
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Old 9th May 2020, 15:13
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From what I've understand, there are a lot of rostering options based on individual needs w/ DHL. What about the upgrade opportunities? What are the requirements and is it seniority or hours based?
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Old 9th May 2020, 16:04
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Largely seniority with min 3000 hrs. Pre Covid we were fully manned and only recruiting for hold pool. Who came up with the name talent pool??
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Old 9th May 2020, 16:06
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So, assuming that recruitment will be closed for the next 5 years is not far fetched.
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Old 9th May 2020, 16:36
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I have no view or insight into future recruitment.
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Old 10th May 2020, 08:49
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Not sure if its gonna be closed for the next 5 years, but with a few hundred applications on hold, and about 100 on short list, I would say its very close.
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Old 10th May 2020, 17:56
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Originally Posted by EAM View Post
Not sure if its gonna be closed for the next 5 years, but with a few hundred applications on hold, and about 100 on short list, I would say its very close.
And attrition apart from Pilots retiring will be zero - I mean where will anyone go??
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Old 11th May 2020, 11:56
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We have quite a few guys retiring in the next few years, but you are right, very few people left in the last 2-3 years and I guess almost no one will leave in the next 2-3 years. people realised that DHK is a ******* good job.

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