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Old 6th Dec 2011, 15:58
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How long??

Hi there...

Just wanted to refresh the tiring question...... How long does one have to wait ,to be called for an interview in this airline?? I applied in Sept this year. Have abt 2500 on the Bus family. Do i need to to do smth on their website to be noted????????

Appreciate any info

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Old 7th Dec 2011, 05:58
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Thx JJ.
Couldn't PM u cause I guess u had it blocked. Anyway, will try the Id.

Also would like to ask some queries thru pm , if its possible.

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Old 13th Dec 2011, 17:15
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Etihad Airways Pilot Open Day (January 2012)

Etihad Airways Pilot Open Day (January 2012)

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is pleased to announce that it will be conducting Open Days for pilots in Central and South America in January 2012.

Etihad Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines and as we continue to expand our network and fleet, we are on the lookout for experienced Pilots to join our family.

If you are interested in taking your career higher with the World’s Leading Airline*, visit any of our Open Days which will be conducted by Captain Jihad Richard Matta, Manager Flight Crew Recruitment.
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Old 14th Dec 2011, 15:09
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Why does PPRuNe keep changing Etihad to Teahid?
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Old 15th Dec 2011, 02:28
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DEC A-320

I submitted my application in the etihad website, to the A-320 captain job.
I meet all the requirements, but It has been 1 month now since the application, and I still don't have any answer, is this normal? Are they still hiring DEC's to the A-320?
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Old 16th Dec 2011, 23:12
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I am going to try to attend one of the Roadshow's Day in Brazil. Do you guys have any idea of how many years a new joining A320 captain should expect to change fleet for any wide body?

Thanks and safe flight! Keep the blue on top!
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Old 17th Dec 2011, 13:28
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Will the day ever come when Etihad hires Non Rated pilots like QR, EK and FZ do???
Old 18th Dec 2011, 14:17
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They did 2-3 years ago,but only experienced Narrow or Wide body Efis jet pilots.

They will open soon for non type,but you will be BONDED!

Good Luck!

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Old 21st Dec 2011, 03:53
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Not much info about command upgrade here-i've read pages and pages of this thread- anyone got anything to offer on that topic???? I already know how long a piece of string is.
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Old 11th Jan 2012, 11:45
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Does anyone here knows how long is it taking for Etihad to answer the online application?

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Old 12th Jan 2012, 05:23
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flyzede, depends, type rated or non-type rated..
for me A330, applied online in Nov10, got an appointment in Dec10 for assessment on Feb11 and joined in May11.
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Old 12th Jan 2012, 14:20
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Thanks Silhouette,
Actually I'm rated on the A320 and currently on type so I guess that in late February they will tell me something!

Again, thanks very much!
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Old 12th Jan 2012, 17:48
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Does EY accept/consider any other wide body heavy time other than Boeing or Airbus?
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Old 13th Jan 2012, 00:08
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Good luck if you want to relocate here to Etihad - you must be really desperate ! For starters, the management just change your working conditions and contracts without warning, there is NO roster stability here at all. We have this new roster request system, which is an absolute disaster. None of us pilots get what we request.

The company also has a very sneeky way of paying overtime, they average it out over 2 months i.e. Jan & Feb, Mar & April etc. This allows
the airline to flog you one month, and then do an average month the next or vice versa, and not pay you any overtime. eg Jan roster 92 hours, Feb roster 55 hours, totalling 147 hours over the 2 month period. Overtime is paid after 150 hours for the 2 month period. Similarly, if you have 2 weeks leave during the month, then they flog you for max hours in the other 2 weeks.

I don't know if you have any children, but the school fees are outrageous here in Abu Dhabi. There has been no increase in the school fee allowance for nearly 4 years, yet the school fees go up almost every year.

Another scham is a thing they call the pay-for-performance review.
This is now how you obtain a payrise. It's just another way of not giving the pilots a decent payrise. Initially the first pilots to join Etihad were on a different contract, and they had their contract changed because the management said it was 'unfair' for pilots to be on different contracts !

Then they bring in this new performance pay review and some pilots received a 2% increase, some a 6% increase and some got no increase at all. Now it seems that it is fair that for pilots to be on different contracts, of course this is after they have reduced the terms and conditions of this initial joiners to Etihad.

You can make up your own mind my friend, but think very seriously before you commit to this outfit. They even bond you when you join - regardless of the fact that you have the type rating already. The bond - $20,000 USD for type rated pilots, and $33,000 USD for non-type rated pilots.

Good luck buddy !
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Old 15th Jan 2012, 21:58
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As a veteran of EY I'd like to comment on Camelboys post..

You hit the nail on the head!

This outfit has a lot to learn.. if it wants to learn....

Go to EK.. at least they pay for deadheading, you only need one car because they provide transport to and from work so you save the other car loan etc etc etc...
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Old 24th Jan 2012, 00:39
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Went to the EY roadshow today. Very nice presentation and all that stuff we already know. They said they are looking for different type rated guys, but specially for B777 type rated F/O's. The captain performing the presentation said that the upgrade for a new joiner on this position should occur in the next 4 years, on the Boeing fleet (777 or 787). Considering the deliveries schedule (12 777's and 41 787's ordered, don't know when it will be operating), and the currently Boeing operating fleet (9 777's), do you guys think it's realistic?
I remember I've read somewhere (another forum maybe) months ago that all the new upgrades at EY would be done on the A320 fleet only. Now I became confused! Who's right? Any fella to spot some light on that matter and share some info?
Another interesting information from them: 1300 new joiners planned for the next 6 years.

Nice and safe flights!

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Old 24th Jan 2012, 01:24
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If I had significant Boeing time, I would tell EY I want 777 (with potential transfer to 787 fleet when it arrives) or no dice. If no dice, go to EK or QR and move on. EK is growing so fast that EY has to offer better equipment to people with solid experience. QR is desparate for pilots too with their attrition and they will be expanding their 777/787 fleets as well. EY will have to compete for the talent (compensation, QOL, schedules and aircraft types) or find themselves short. That's the reality now in the Gulf.......... Time for EY management to wake up and smell the coffee.
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Old 24th Jan 2012, 05:02
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So EY requires a type which means absolutely nothing in real terms, but EK doesnt require a type?

So let me understand this.. a pilot with thousands of hours on non-Boeing/Airbus widebody civilian & military is ignored- even though they will be typed in initial training - but a guy meeting the mins gets the gig with only a few hundred hours because he is typed?

The mind boggles
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Old 24th Jan 2012, 05:04
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latest info is that 777 upgrades will shortly come to a halt (even though some are happening as we speak) My opinion is, that this is to keep everyone happy in terms of career progression. 320 upgrades continuing

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Old 24th Jan 2012, 05:06
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A current type rating puts less pressure on the training department, as less sim sessions required.

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