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oldmacdonald757 28th Aug 2021 13:09

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.

SpamCanDriver 28th Aug 2021 16:29

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

felixthecat 28th Aug 2021 18:10

It only closed on Thursday so I think it will be next week before anyone gets called forward

SpamCanDriver 28th Aug 2021 19:09

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 😬

hobnobanyone 29th Aug 2021 07:04

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.




SpamCanDriver 29th Aug 2021 09:13

Thanks Hobnob

hobnobanyone 29th Aug 2021 10:25


Originally Posted by SpamCanDriver (Post 11102857)
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.




SpamCanDriver 29th Aug 2021 11:59

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


SaulGoodman 29th Aug 2021 13:59


Originally Posted by hobnobanyone (Post 11102902)

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..

EAM 29th Aug 2021 18:09

Aerologic does the same, the routing will not go via Anchorage.

SaulGoodman 29th Aug 2021 18:19


Originally Posted by EAM (Post 11103108)
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.

SaulGoodman 29th Aug 2021 18:43


Originally Posted by SaulGoodman (Post 11103109)
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?

EAM 30th Aug 2021 08:50

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. ;-)

felixthecat 7th Sep 2021 09:03

Has anyone been called for interview or anything? It’s gone very quiet and the application deadline was a while back now.

deltahotel 7th Sep 2021 10:17

Masses of applications, loads of sifting to do. I believe there are some interviews later this month.

hobnobanyone 7th Sep 2021 11:08

Some interviews being done (and ongoing!) at the moment.

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



felixthecat 7th Sep 2021 11:22

It would be nice it they do let people know either way, a PFO email at least…….

deltahotel 7th Sep 2021 12:17

I’m sure they will - give them a chance, they’re only just getting going!

Right20deg 8th Sep 2021 13:30


Originally Posted by deltahotel (Post 11107533)
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 ?

deltahotel 8th Sep 2021 14:08

Although DHA will be OE reg and VIE HQ the crews will still be lej based.

Right20deg 8th Sep 2021 15:22

OK, so no massive relocation, thank goodness.
LEJ used to be fine for convenient apartment rental.
rgds

SpamCanDriver 13th Sep 2021 20:26

Any captains been called forward yet?

Haven't heard anything myself along with a'lot of very experienced and current 777 captains.
Those of you in the know, were the interviews conducted/scheduled for FO's ?



hobnobanyone 13th Sep 2021 20:49


Originally Posted by SpamCanDriver (Post 11110718)
Any captains been called forward yet?

Haven't heard anything myself along with a'lot of very experienced and current 777 captains.
Those of you in the know, where the interviews conducted/scheduled for FO's ?

From those interviews I am aware of have been mainly FOs.

There is much more of a requirement for FOs based off internal promotions from within. This is a long process though, 777s will arrive over a time period so DECs are a little less urgent at the moment

SpamCanDriver 14th Sep 2021 03:09

Thanks Hobnob

Much appreciated, that makes sense

JimBigglesworth 22nd Sep 2021 23:14

767 Order
 
Sorry for the thread highjack but didn’t think it justified a new one. I heard a rumour 4 or 5 767s also due to join the EMA base soon? Any truth to this and any info on when this might happen please? Would there be recruitment or just straight swap out of 75 for 76? Can you commute to this job? Thanks in advance. All the best to you all. Job sounds great

deltahotel 23rd Sep 2021 06:32

767. hi Jim. Just a couple at the moment, first arriving soon. Because the bulk of the 757s are going to a new airline with OE reg, there will be crew to spare for the 767. Also recruiting and training ongoing from the existing massive pile of CVs.

rgds

JimBigglesworth 23rd Sep 2021 08:50

Thanks. Will keep a look out. Is commuting realistic? Realise not much scheduled into EMA so would be difficult enough but trying to get a job without upping sticks from rural Ireland 🤦🏼‍♂️😩

deltahotel 23rd Sep 2021 19:46

Commuting as in flying in straight to work, then no. Having somewhere for decent rest prior to LH flying and for sbys, then possibly. TBH courses are pretty well populated for the foreseeable future. Feel free to send in a CV but we have a large pile of those already and I wouldn’t get your hopes up.

rgds

SpamCanDriver 23rd Sep 2021 22:51


Originally Posted by deltahotel (Post 11115659)
Commuting as in flying in straight to work, then no. Having somewhere for decent rest prior to LH flying and for sbys, then possibly. TBH courses are pretty well populated for the foreseeable future. Feel free to send in a CV but we have a large pile of those already and I wouldn’t get your hopes up.

rgds

Does that include 777 courses as well ?

deltahotel 24th Sep 2021 07:38

Current employees have started courses. I don’t believe new joiners have yet been given contracts. That said, there’s no running commentary on recruitment and my interest in the 777 is to watch from afar! Hobnob may know more. The comment above referred to the 767 courses.

SpamCanDriver 24th Sep 2021 10:01


Originally Posted by deltahotel (Post 11115878)
Current employees have started courses. I don’t believe new joiners have yet been given contracts. That said, there’s no running commentary on recruitment and my interest in the 777 is to watch from afar! Hobnob may know more. The comment above referred to the 767 courses.

Thanks for the info

Was just curious as I know alot of people that applied for the 777. No one has heard a peep
From what Hobnob was kind enough to tell me before, seems its going to be a while

hobnobanyone 25th Sep 2021 08:15

Courses planned for end of year onwards.

Recruit for both 777 and 767 position.

SpamCanDriver 25th Sep 2021 20:26


Originally Posted by Johnthemidjit (Post 11116360)
not entirely correct . Telephone interviews have taken place over the last few weeks for rated and current 777 pilots

Sorry when I said no one, I meant no one that I know of.

Happy for those lucky people then

Strange everyone I know is current and highly experienced (10yrs plus flying the 777 including the Freighter).

Guess you guys really have the pick of the litter at the moment

OMAAbound 12th Oct 2021 14:02

What is the latest on the 777F arrival? I have read somewhere that the first will be arriving in March, is this confirmded? Also read that they are rumored to be taking between 8-10 777Fs, again, any confirmation too this?

All comments appreciated.

OMAA

hobnobanyone 13th Oct 2021 20:12

Various options and rumours at the moment.

first 777 due in January. A good number to come next year if the plans remain the same as they were last week.

more expansion for 767 fleet too. Need to establish proper figures from the company first.

But recruitment for both will be ongoing for the timebeing. And possibly longer! Don’t give up hope.

HandoverRichard 15th Oct 2021 09:53

Do you think it's feasible that they might hire externally for 767 captains?

deltahotel 15th Oct 2021 13:00

Richard. No plans for that right now, but feel free to apply TR or NTR for a RHS position.

rgds

rudestuff 15th Oct 2021 13:53

...just remember to mention your right to live and work in Australia 😜

hobnobanyone 15th Oct 2021 16:50


Originally Posted by HandoverRichard (Post 11126790)
Do you think it's feasible that they might hire externally for 767 captains?

I wouldn’t see it as “likely” or “imminent” at the moment. It’s a big “if” but if there is any 767 expansion coming, hopefully internal upgrades and displaced DHA 767 get priority for LHS/RHS positions. That would leave DHA short of crew though, which they can’t afford to be either. No idea on internal upgrades though.

So in short, anything is possible.

Gunman returns 10th Nov 2021 05:27

Any more news on the 777 positions?. It seems to have gone very quiet.


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