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16down2togo 30th Jun 2016 18:16

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!

benzinasuper 4th Jul 2016 07:22

For anyone who attended Cargolux Dlr In Hamburg,
Atpl questions and Mental Arithmetic have been asked ?
Any Physics ?
Thanks very much for any reply.

FLYJET123 12th Jul 2016 17:16

Cargolux DLR tests
:rolleyes: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.

fly4more 23rd Jul 2016 17:44

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.

Cliff Secord 30th Jul 2016 17:47

What are the reasons for the DFO leaving?

South Prince 30th Jul 2016 19:02

WingWave man returns!

Little Maurice 6th Aug 2016 15:58

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.

trancada 12th Sep 2016 16:02

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?

trancada 20th Sep 2016 18:11

Latest news:

Cargolux's Reich starts new venture in Zhenghzou, as Zehren replaces Holt - The Loadstar

trancada 20th Sep 2016 18:14

Cargolux set for a fight as Qatar plans significant increase in Luxembourg flights - The Loadstar

South Prince 14th Oct 2016 12:44

whatsup with cargolux in milano? rumours of managers on the way out?

Kim Jong Il 6th Dec 2016 17:05

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...


Kim Jong Il 15th Dec 2016 20:35

No one can enlighten me?

fda747 18th Dec 2016 16:41

kim jong with a name like that what do you expect

safelife 19th Dec 2016 15:29

Looking at the schedules pilots are sending me I think you can consider yourself grateful if you can BREATHE on your days off :o

Aeroshizzle 20th Dec 2016 16:10

Hey all

Could anyone share their roster pattern please?


fda747 24th Dec 2016 04:06

Aeroshizzle there is no pattern,
oh yeah there is, on average 10 roster changes a week or sometimes per day.
Merry Christmas all.

FrontRunner 26th Dec 2016 11:38

Some hints for anyone stupid enough to consider this job a long term career;




final06 27th Dec 2016 03:49

Due to the lack of interest from suitable candidates Cargolux has massively lowered the entry requirements and is now actively poaching the GA sector.
There are plenty of guys out there who perceive it as a great career move to step from a Citation jet directly to a B747-400/-8.
And this without losing money.
I would not call these guys stupid.

The articles mentioned above are spot on.

6 day trip sample:
31:15 block total
Early departure, late arrival in LUX.
Time in brackets is layover.

Hank Moody 27th Dec 2016 07:09


A GA pilot has much better options around when it's about numbers. Let's look at cargolux neighbor.

First year FO at luxair Dash8 5000+ euro
first year FO Cargolux B747 4150+/- euro (stated on Cargolux internet site)

If you look further even Norwegian b787 is better.

First year FO Norwegian b787 5150 euro (rishworth b787 info pack)

It wouldn't surprise me if Cargolux starting pay is one of the lowest in the industry for a Widebody FO

-There are probably even more better options but this is to show how Cargolux pay is compared with other airlines fishing in the same pool of candidates.
- and don't forget the upgrade time cargolux(10+years) vs norwegian(3+years). With upgrade there's also increased salary.
-this year all the temporally Lufthansa cityline pilots left, except for one or two due to personal reasons. The all refused the new contract offered to stay permanent.
-there are many reasons for joining a airline. It's for everyone different. But the figures are fact that nobody can argue. Personal reasons are not facts. So it's impossible to judge everyone's decision. And we should restrain our self from doing it.

* all the figures are gross salary

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