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Old 7th Nov 2006, 14:34
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Email from Etihad

Just received an email from Etihad noting that my name was on their records, they have a limited number of openings and was I still interested.
I filled out the online application almost two years ago and never followed up because I never even got the time of day from them.
I was very curious what is going on there that they are going back two years fishing for pilot applicants. While I meet their A330/340 captain qualifications, I find it strange that they are not inundated with other pilots equally qualified and eager to work there.
Anyone know what is going on?
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Old 7th Nov 2006, 17:01
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Just read through the website.Vacancies for First Officers A330,A340 and 777 and DECs as well.Apparently there is a new improved package offered...
http://www.flightglobal.com/Jobs/200...1007/TEST.html
Another little problem?
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Old 7th Nov 2006, 17:04
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Originally Posted by pilotusa View Post
Just received an email from Etihad noting that my name was on their records, they have a limited number of openings and was I still interested.
I filled out the online application almost two years ago and never followed up because I never even got the time of day from them.
I was very curious what is going on there that they are going back two years fishing for pilot applicants. While I meet their A330/340 captain qualifications, I find it strange that they are not inundated with other pilots equally qualified and eager to work there.
Anyone know what is going on?
Exprineced the same thing, got a call to say that they want to interview for a job, told them i did not apply for a job, they said i did over a year ago,
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Old 8th Nov 2006, 09:45
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Thumbs down pilotusa

they are desperate amigo........
no qualified folks around....theyll take anything with two hands and two legs
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Old 8th Nov 2006, 14:26
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Originally Posted by stratocumulus View Post
they are desperate amigo........
no qualified folks around....theyll take anything with two hands and two legs
Two years ago I would have been on the first flight to Abu Dhabi with my bags packed. Now that my airline has miraculously avoided liquidation, I'm much better off staying put.
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Old 9th Nov 2006, 05:21
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Originally Posted by pilotusa View Post
I filled out the online application almost two years ago and never followed up because I never even got the time of day from them.
May be they are just scraping the bottom of the barrel now.
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Old 9th Nov 2006, 18:39
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Originally Posted by Severely Jetlagged View Post
May be they are just scraping the bottom of the barrel now.
Dear God's-gift-to-aviation -

Just what is your claim to fame?
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Old 10th Nov 2006, 03:15
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We heard recently that GF stopped the process of selection of some pilots who were intending to join EY....No doubt the EY selection guys are calling back a lot of pilots... they were relying on GF pilots and that ban screw up their plans.....
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Old 10th Nov 2006, 11:25
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http://www.gulf-news.com/nation/Hous.../10080765.html
Will this work, really? On paper it looks good, but... Who's going to control or inspect that the rule is being complied?
Market rules will dictate as Real Estates say:
Some dealers feel the shortage of properties in Abu Dhabi and its suburbs has led to the sky-rocketing rents.
It'll take some time before AUH property market meets the demand, and then the price will continue to go up because properties are owned by people who want it to go up anyway. Profit! Profit! Profit!
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Old 10th Nov 2006, 16:50
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Flying for Ethiad

Hi Guy's

I'm a USA Pilot been flying in the States and rest of world for 20+ years.

Looking to finish my Aviation Career flying for a few years around the rest of the world.

Can anyone that's a current Pilot with Etihad Airways tell me what it's been like working there.

Thanks
Ian

Last edited by Ian Turner; 15th Nov 2006 at 22:25.
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Old 10th Nov 2006, 20:48
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Etihad Airways


Hi Every one.

I have got an interview with Etihad nxt month.
I need a serious advise from the guys who have been through the interview since last few weeks.
I know there might be a lot of info regarding Etihad Interview but I want to hear from some one who went through the intervieiew from 11th Nov till 13th Nov. pls Pvt mail if u can. I will really appreciate ur help.
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Old 11th Nov 2006, 02:07
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Good luck Ian and c5, got mine soon also.
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Old 11th Nov 2006, 02:35
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Etihad

Hi Ian,

So far its been a blast. Its not perfect by any means but I've had no regrets. I enjoy living in Abu Dhabi and the lifestyle it offers and after a long time I now look forward to going to work.

Accommodation is probably the biggest drawback. The Company provided is barely sufficient in my opinion but then it depends on what you are expecting or are used to. The overall package appears to be always under review and so far it has only improved except for standby duty which is now paid at half the original rate. The arrival of James Hogan has been seen as very positive by all the ex Gulf Air crew here but for the majority of us the verdit is still out. Its hard to say how he'll do after such a short time.

Cost of living I consider reasonable but again it is what you are accustomed to and what lifestyle you expect to maintain and wife too now I think of it. There is no tax and your biggest purchase will probably be a boat or a car which are much cheaper than the prices I am used to back in Europe. Loans are no problem once you have your UAE residence visa which takes about 2 weeks.

Flying wise I doubt you will find better. The relationship with the cabin crew is excellent. I haven't felt any pressure from above on fuel or delays etc which again has been a welcome change. The rosters are a little odd in the flight distribution where you tend to have a week of tight flying then a relaxed week etc but at the end of the month most importantly I don't feel anywhere near as tired as I did in my previous Company.

I have found my greener grass for now but again I cannot speak for all. If you are offered an interview then I would suggest at least using it to have a look if nothing else.

Best of luck.

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Old 14th Nov 2006, 07:05
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Training Bond

Anyone know what the training bond would be for a DEC on the Bus for a 767 Capt with no Bus experience at Etihad?? Thanks and PARTY ON!!!
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Old 14th Nov 2006, 10:31
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new package

What about the end of service benefits ? How much is it ? How many years do you have to stay to get it all ? (7 yrs in EK)

Cheers,
Rogi
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Old 15th Nov 2006, 04:36
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There are no end of service benifits assuch at Etihad. Right now the closest thing you get is one months pay for every year of service asseverence pay.
As to the other post about bonding. All bonds are for five years. They are not amortized. the 777 bond is AED 294, 000.
so if you come as an F/O and get an upgrade on the 330 that is AED 220000,
then get trained on the 340 another 74000. then in two years another course on the 380 add AED 294 000. you will owe them around 600 000 and three or four years to go on the bond.
There is lots of room for improvement and rumours of an improved package on the horizon. Rumours being as good as the paper they are written on. However our lot here has been steadily improving in bits and pieces. For example a much better insurance package, and some company provided apartments showing up. I am optimistic that with the new management coming in changes well come.
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Old 15th Nov 2006, 14:51
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Etihad Airways

Look guys, all airlines have their problems including Etihad. But it has changed dramatically in the last year and it does still have its problems but many were also resolved too. We must look at the bright side of things. The new managment change has only taken place in the last 3 weeks. I think we need to give them time before we can see the good side or the bad side. For the time being i look forward to further improvements in the working conditions in Etihad. I have been there for some time and i am generally very happy to be here. I love Abu Dhabi and its a great life style.
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Old 15th Nov 2006, 15:52
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EY job what to expect

Hi guys, ive been offered a position as a FO for the 767 in Ethiad, does anyone knows about what to expect? 777 progression etc... housing routes etc...
All help is welcome.
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Old 15th Nov 2006, 17:41
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good luck mate, hope the thread below will give you a starting point...

http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthr...=249792&page=1
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Old 18th Nov 2006, 20:04
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etihad Interview

Hi Guys,

Any good news from the guys went for an interview on 11th nov.
Any updates, any gouge.

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