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Old 5th May 2022, 05:18
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Nico, SmartLynx is an ACMI Airline, which means they provide services for other airlines.

Right now SmartLynx has a contract with Air Peace from Nigeria, which means they are operating flights on behalf of Air Peace, so yes, you can be rostered to fly in Nigeria. I don't know exactly how long is each rotation (I suppose it should be a few weeks stationed there).
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Just go in FlightRadar24 and you'll some A320 from SmartLynx operating Air Peace flights in Nigeria.
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Old 5th May 2022, 11:48
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Hello, seems the 737 OCC starts tomorrow in Barcelona
very few people have been called
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Old 6th May 2022, 01:50
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Originally Posted by Lepo View Post
Nico, SmartLynx is an ACMI Airline, which means they provide services for other airlines.

Right now SmartLynx has a contract with Air Peace from Nigeria, which means they are operating flights on behalf of Air Peace, so yes, you can be rostered to fly in Nigeria. I don't know exactly how long is each rotation (I suppose it should be a few weeks stationed there).
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Just go in FlightRadar24 and you'll some A320 from SmartLynx operating Air Peace flights in Nigeria.
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Yes I know that because they are partners with other airlines like Volotea/Tui (a german if I don't go wrong)/EasyJet/VietJet (the Vietnam one) and so on. Never read about Peace Air but thank you for the informations you provide. What I like about this company (and the main reason why I applied) is that they periodically change the base so,If I don't like a base it will change in short periods. Said that,of course there's not only that base for sure,but considering i speak italian,english and spanish probably (soon or late) I'll finish in other countries. In their site they say "Your base will be assigned to you considering where you live and what languages you speak". Fine,english is spoken in so many countries (including Nigeria,but I simply don't wanna go there because I had a really bad experience on a holiday and in case,I'll let them know) but spanish is spoken only in Spain for Smartlynx (right because they do not operate in South America). Thank you again for every detail.
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Old 15th May 2022, 17:50
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Very easy, go to Flightradar, choose Smartlynx Airlines there you can see all registered aircrafts flying for Smartlynx then check the flight numbers which you can easily identify which airlines they are working for out of which bases. Vietnam was 3 years ago last time. This year several UK, German, Belgium and Moroccon bases. Also Ireland, Portugal and Egypt. Not to mention their home bases Riga and Talinn.

Often you don't have luxury to choose your base. Company assign you %80 of the time where ever they need you. End of the story. Expect long waiting for starting line training since company is overwhelmed by too many new pilots, limited training capacity.
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Old 15th May 2022, 20:39
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Yes I know that because they are partners with other airlines like Volotea/Tui (a german if I don't go wrong)/EasyJet/VietJet (the Vietnam one) and so on. Never read about Peace Air but thank you for the informations you provide. What I like about this company (and the main reason why I applied) is that they periodically change the base so,If I don't like a base it will change in short periods. Said that,of course there's not only that base for sure,but considering i speak italian,english and spanish probably (soon or late) I'll finish in other countries. In their site they say "Your base will be assigned to you considering where you live and what languages you speak". Fine,english is spoken in so many countries (including Nigeria,but I simply don't wanna go there because I had a really bad experience on a holiday and in case,I'll let them know) but spanish is spoken only in Spain for Smartlynx (right because they do not operate in South America). Thank you again for every detail.

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but youíll find out anyway. Smartlynx isnít the kind of company that you can tell them you donít want to go somewhere.

If they roster you out of Nigeria, and you explain that you donít want to go because of personal experience, itíll be more of a case of ďthatís a shame, enjoy Nigeria!Ē or simply a goodbye.
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Old 3rd Jun 2022, 08:27
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Old 4th Jun 2022, 00:07
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Old 7th Jun 2022, 08:18
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Does anyone know what's going on with their 737 operation?

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Old 20th Jun 2022, 20:38
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Anyone here is interested in their A320 TR course end of 2022 ?
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Old 4th Jul 2022, 19:08
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is there anyone with recent technical and HR questions about online interview
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Old 4th Jul 2022, 21:30
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Nigerian here.
I can confirm that SmartLynx does in fact have a contract with Air Peace. I've seen the planes several times on FR24 as well as physically. As for the experience of living in Nigeria, I assure you that it is different from many other places.
Air Peace is based in Lagos, which to be frank is a very challenging city to live in with crazy traffic jams and rascals around (if you wander to certain areas). I expect that you'll be staying in a hotel or something and have some form of living services offered - company-provided transport arrangements, etc. It's not the best place to stay, but some foreigners make it work (there are many expats in Lagos).
As for the routes, I've seen the A320s used on routes to Lagos, Abuja, Asaba, Port Harcourt and Kano. I think those are the only airports they are operated to.
If you do happen to take the offer and end up in Nigeria, I'd be happy to link up and give a few tips. You can also shoot me a pm for questions.
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Old 19th Aug 2022, 06:58
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Anyone starting the TR course the 4th of October in Barcelona ?

I just passed the ATPL test + Psy + Interview so feel free to ask if you need !
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Old 19th Aug 2022, 15:42
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Can anybody share some more info about the TR costs and job offer. Is it still 35k and 'you might get an offer when you perform well' ? Appreciated!
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Old 19th Aug 2022, 20:58
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Yes it is.

Everything is on their website : https://www.smartlynx.aero/storage/a..._A5_251021.pdf
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Old 8th Sep 2022, 08:49
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Anyone starting the TR course the 4th of October in Barcelona ?

I just passed the ATPL test + Psy + Interview so feel free to ask if you need !
Hi!
I have interview and assessment coming up, can you please add me on Whatís up +46763094224
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Old 14th Sep 2022, 17:43
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Since the aviation back to normal, there is no excuse for pilots who will join this company in coming months. So read whole topic and make your conclusion.

Beside offering illegal employment contracts and conditions for few decades until few years ago nobody was complaining because pay was acceptable. Of course many pilots were and will be hiding their income from their tax authorities in order to avoid income tax and social security contributions. Company have no responsibility on that because it consider you as well as also contract states that you are service provider, however for most of the EU countries, pilot job cannot be done as service provider or self employed. Pilots cannot work for more than 1 airlines at a time. Time will come authorities will tackle such companies just not yet because even legacy carries start to enjoy cheap labor force of ACMI companies. However, one should keep in mind that such companies killing competition and create unfair labor market conditions. Also airlines who are hiring Smartlynx responsible for due diligence how company treating their employees, any illegal practices and etc. It is well known that Smartlynx was rejected to be partner with one of the well known airlines due the its employment conditions.

Specific for company, it is hard to say this is an airline but more like farm of someone. I dont have to mention how terrible they are on the office side, specifically operation department and other supporting departments. Of courses management is successful because they are making good profit however bear in mind they have this profit due to each pilot cost them %50 less on market average. Of course everybody fighting for flights, pilots prefer not to go home for months in order to make money. If you know someone in the office, in management, in key positions certainly you will get the best bases most flight hours and most likely you will skip going to Nigeria. Unpaid days in the middle of season is another fact, company has contractual right to assign 15 days unpaid leave during high summer season. Soon company will go to winter sleep, more than %70 of the fleet will not be operating until late April 2023 and first time in history they have that many pilots, real problem will start then.
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Old 10th Oct 2022, 04:38
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Anyone starting the TR course the 4th of October in Barcelona ?

I just passed the ATPL test + Psy + Interview so feel free to ask if you need !

Hi Rub3ns,

Contrats for smart lynx. Got the interview in 2 days. Can you please share the question you got.

thanks in advance.
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Old 12th Nov 2022, 09:58
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Smartlynx

Is anyone here flying for smartlynx?How long do line pilots sit on the ground without flying in winter?
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Old 12th Nov 2022, 10:28
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Stay away from those bottom feeders.... Lithuanian pirates at the command. Same shitshow, same family with aviasolutionsgroup, avionexpress, baa.
Just stay away.
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Originally Posted by Matt95 View Post
Hi Rub3ns,

Contrats for smart lynx. Got the interview in 2 days. Can you please share the question you got.

thanks in advance.
Sorry for the one-month late answer...

For the HR part, typical question, I don't remember all of them but typical question.

For the technical part : first part about flight planning, like typical fuel flight planning, questions about MEA, MORA, MSA : range, etc. Mainly regulation I mean.
Then a second part about principle of flight with an other guy : explain lift, induced drag, how to reduce it... Question about negative profile (tail)...

Hope this help.
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