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Wing Cmmdr Fathead 7th Aug 2021 12:01

Absolutely thrilled to receive an email from there HR within hours of applying. .

I was asked if I have flown within the previous 90 days.

felixthecat 8th Aug 2021 04:40

So sounds like that rules out any of the poor sods made redundant from Middle East on 777 last year despite huge experience.

Wing Cmmdr Fathead 8th Aug 2021 07:33

Yes. Hardly a fair request during current circumstances and considering the 3 takeoff/landing requirement could be conducted in the simulator.

rudestuff 8th Aug 2021 11:38

Given the numbers applying, they have the luxury of asking the question. I doubt it'll be a deal breaker though.

HandoverRichard 8th Aug 2021 15:45

Exactly. Supply and demand, and we're on the wrong end of it. It causes me to ponder what the future is for experienced captains who are presently out of work. Whereas before, contract (expat) captains have fitted in where expansion is too rapid for incumbent FOs to fill the places, if new/ rapidly recovering airlines (not surprisingly) now want 'current' pilots, those pilots' positions will be replaced through the traditional means of internal promotion (FOs who have been flying for the last 18 months, and are now able to meet company upgrade requirements). Vacancies thus created will trickle down to entry level pilots. Only when an airline starts up (or expands extremely quickly) and is willing to take non-current pilots will there be a demand for the high-end experienced pilots on the market. This could be another year or two, by which time it will be 2+ years since they last flew... A "stagnant whirpool" of pilots spectating the industry moving on without them. Thoughts?

mark_one 13th Aug 2021 19:23

Any movement in the recruitment process?

deltahotel 14th Aug 2021 08:24

It’s ongoing

felixthecat 14th Aug 2021 09:00

Has anyone been called forward for interview, or not till after applications close?

ThrustAssymComp 16th Aug 2021 12:14

Is ICAO CPL-IR with 777 rating acceptable? Thanks

rudestuff 16th Aug 2021 12:17


Originally Posted by ThrustAssymComp (Post 11096023)
Is ICAO CPL-IR with 777 rating acceptable? Thanks

No. They've got way too many applicants to choose from to go off-menu.

zid 16th Aug 2021 22:05


Originally Posted by rudestuff (Post 11096025)
No. They've got way too many applicants to choose from to go off-menu.

Is there enough, current, B777 type rated, crew with a UK or an EASA license, in the market?
Middle Eastern airlines are also likely to restart a full schedule soon as interest is slowly picking up and a further traffic rise is expected in the market .experience specifically on B777 is not very common hence less likely

EAM 17th Aug 2021 10:37

Yes there is, lots of them. ;-)

dubaiwarrior 17th Aug 2021 11:09

I'd be intrigued to hear from which companies this deluge of current 777 pilots are applying from...?

VelocityNeverExceed 17th Aug 2021 11:12


Originally Posted by dubaiwarrior (Post 11096621)
I'd be intrigued to hear from which companies this deluge of current 777 pilots are applying from...?

Half of Qatar Airways have applied, lol

ThrustAssymComp 17th Aug 2021 12:54


Originally Posted by VelocityNeverExceed (Post 11096624)
Half of Qatar Airways have applied, lol

well, is qatar recruiting? Since most of them refuse to go back to qatar

Twiglet1 17th Aug 2021 14:40


Originally Posted by dubaiwarrior (Post 11096621)
I'd be intrigued to hear from which companies this deluge of current 777 pilots are applying from...?

Cathy Pacific and your lot Emirates as well as the odd BA Nigel

dubaiwarrior 17th Aug 2021 20:06

Surely anyone currently employed (and thus the only ones current) aren't going to run away from their company in a pandemic? You may well be right, but I'm a little surprised. I suppose we'll see in due course.

VelocityNeverExceed 17th Aug 2021 20:11


Originally Posted by dubaiwarrior (Post 11096858)
Surely anyone currently employed (and thus the only ones current) aren't going to run away from their company in a pandemic? You may well be right, but I'm a little surprised. I suppose we'll see in due course.

Without going too much off topic, I'd suggest to have a read on https://www.pprune.org/middle-east/6...l#post11096515 to get aware of the work morale in QR.

dubaiwarrior 17th Aug 2021 20:26

Gosh. What a mess. Regardless, best of luck to all whom applied.

HandoverRichard 18th Aug 2021 09:58

Where will the pilots come from?
 
"British (or EASA) licence, Right to Reside in UK, with 777 rating" will surely be the main culler.

From the group of pilots who fall in line with that requirement, who is there?

In addition to ME carriers there must be some from the Chinese carriers. Maybe some from Vietnam where expats were flying 787s - but might have previously flown 777s. As for the ME guys, even if they're on furlough, surely they'd take the first job available then reassess later if the old job knocks on the door.

Don't forget the ex-Norwegian pilots who also had flown 777 previously (as many had).

Whether pilots from CX and the Chinese will want to work for a fraction of their previous packages will come down to individuals' financial needs. A high percantage of those who I know (of) are able, and keen, to reitre or take up a small business (these guys are generally around 50yo).

Pilots from BA would surey be FOs, as captains would have been held in the company by seniority.

It's fun to guess, but who, besides those in the DHL office, knows? Either you'll get called for an interview... or not.


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