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DHL 777 EMA base

Old 28th Aug 2021, 14:09
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Good afternoon everybody,

Later in September I have been asked to attend B757 simulator assessment. There is a B757 simulator at CAE Gatwick; the operator will only lease the simulator in complete 4-hour blocks. The rate is GBP750 per hour. I have arranged a skilled B757 trainer to assist throughout.
Looking tentatively at 13-14-15 September.

Would anybody also looking to brush up be interested? Please PM.

Many thanks.
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Old 28th Aug 2021, 17:29
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I was away on leave so didn't get my application in until the 25th. Anyone heard back after applying on the 25th or later?
Few friends who applied a bit earlier got emails asking for further details, hope I didn't miss the boat
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Old 28th Aug 2021, 19:10
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It only closed on Thursday so I think it will be next week before anyone gets called forward
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Old 28th Aug 2021, 20:09
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Yeah don't know anyone who has been called for an interview.
But some friends who sent in their applications before me, have had emails asking them to fill out an application form.

Just being paranoid I guess 😬
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Old 29th Aug 2021, 08:04
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Recruitment is going to be ongoing for a while to come - provided the plans come to fruition in the next few months/couple of years and onwards.



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Old 29th Aug 2021, 10:13
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Thanks Hobnob
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Old 29th Aug 2021, 11:25
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Originally Posted by SpamCanDriver View Post
Thanks Hobnob
You’re welcome. I suspect that the number of 90 day current pilots will be quite limited at the moment - so we shall see.

It’s not going to be “instant”, these are positions for aircraft that are arriving. internal upgrades will be going on from the 767 fleet, but there is likely to be a shortfall over the course of the first 777s for both C and FO positions.

The other thing I would say is that I came here with my eyes open from the passenger world. And really like it here. They treat us well nowadays - as Deltahotel said - there’s occasional flashpoints and gripes, but they exist everywhere. For me, we’ve made it through Covid so far on full rosters, full pay, with a pay rise honoured (4% C, 3% FO, 0.5% from company into pension - and with DHL Express making record breaking profits, they’re likely to honour a similar pay rise again next April!). We had a 5% bonus and 2 bonuses for working through Covid. Hotels normally good too!

777 rosters… a work in progress. around the world routes. 767 to continue on the Atlantic ex U.K.



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Old 29th Aug 2021, 12:59
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Again Hobnob many thanks for the detailed reply

I currently fly a mix of pax & cargo so I do know what I'm in for (actually prefer cargo) I have well in excess of the required experience. So hoping its a rush of applications a couple of days before the deadline, rather than me not even passing the CV stage cut.
Especially seeing as I put in a'lot of effort into my CV & Cover letter 😅

Strange question, but do DHK allow you to bring family/friends on the flights? I've seen Cargolux guys taking family on flights and thought that was a really nice benefit

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Old 29th Aug 2021, 14:59
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Originally Posted by hobnobanyone View Post

777 rosters… a work in progress. around the world routes. 767 to continue on the Atlantic ex U.K.
How are you able to do around the world routes on a “non N-registration”? You are not allowed to change the loads in Anchorage and continue to the states. That’s why DHL has always used the Americans for these routes. I really can’t see a G-reg going around the world..
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Old 29th Aug 2021, 19:09
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Aerologic does the same, the routing will not go via Anchorage.
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Old 29th Aug 2021, 19:19
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Originally Posted by EAM View Post
Aerologic does the same, the routing will not go via Anchorage.
which route(s) does Aerologic do? As far as I am aware they do not cross the date line.
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Old 29th Aug 2021, 19:43
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Originally Posted by SaulGoodman View Post
which route(s) does Aerologic do? As far as I am aware they do not cross the date line.
ICN-LAX I see now on FR24. I wasn’t aware. Is that a DHL flight or LH Cargo?
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Old 30th Aug 2021, 09:50
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DHL Flight. (As far as I know). Anyway, the DHK 777 route will be different, might go via Japan, but who knows, its DHL, might all change tomorrow. ;-)
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Old 7th Sep 2021, 10:03
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Has anyone been called for interview or anything? It’s gone very quiet and the application deadline was a while back now.
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Old 7th Sep 2021, 11:17
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Masses of applications, loads of sifting to do. I believe there are some interviews later this month.
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Old 7th Sep 2021, 12:08
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Some interviews being done (and ongoing!) at the moment.

thousands of applications received. massive job for the recruitment team!


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Old 7th Sep 2021, 12:22
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It would be nice it they do let people know either way, a PFO email at least…….
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Old 7th Sep 2021, 13:17
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I’m sure they will - give them a chance, they’re only just getting going!
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Old 8th Sep 2021, 14:30
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Originally Posted by deltahotel View Post
I’m sure they will - give them a chance, they’re only just getting going!
Just my luck to have retd DHK six years too soon. I hope that internal promotions will be first and foremost.
Good that you have it under new leadership. Great new for the crews that this sort of work will suit.
As for VIE bases, how is that going to fare with the young apartment renters ?
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Old 8th Sep 2021, 15:08
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Although DHA will be OE reg and VIE HQ the crews will still be lej based.
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