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No Jet time required for EK 777 DECs ?

Old 26th Nov 2006, 08:04
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No Jet time required for EK 777 DECs ?

Two adds on the Flight int Web page for DEC 777 jobs with EK. The earlier one states that preference will be given to pilots with Boeing experience, the later one states that all required hours can be on either Jet or Turbo-prop aircraft over 55T.
I know that flying turbo-prop aircraft can be more demanding/complicated than a jet but to accept guys with no jet time at all??? Take them from a 55T turbo-prop and let them loose with a 300T? 777 as a Captain is a little too scary for my liking.
How low can they go?
Nothing against DECs, just the experience levels that EK are now asking for seems to be a bit low when you consider our own internal F/O upgrade and Upg/transition requirements.
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Old 26th Nov 2006, 09:19
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In case you can read :

Minimum Requirements

Emirates Airline takes great pride in the work our Flight Deck Crew perform daily to over 80 destinations across the globe. To ensure the continued high levels of safety and service for our passengers and employees, our selection standards for flight crew positions are necessarily high.

Requirements for Position of Direct Entry Captain

* A minimum of 8,000 hours total flying time.

* A MINIMUM of 3,000 HOURS in COMMAND of multi-crew, multi-engine jet aircraft in excess of 55 tonnes MTOW.

* 4,000 hours flown in multi-crew, multi-engine jet or turbo prop aircraft with MTOW of 10 tonnes or more, as P1 or P2.
* Preference will be given to candidates with Boeing EFIS experience who will be eligible to undertake a short transition course.
* Must be a current Captain.
* First Officers, qualified as Cruise Captains, do not meet the Direct Entry Captain requirements.
* ICAO ATPL.
* English language fluency (written and verbal comprehension)
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Old 26th Nov 2006, 10:41
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Broakenenglish: Every one is entitled to ther opinions I suppose but I think your comments about DECs can be applied to any crew who are not up to the required standards, whether it is more likely to be a DEC or anybody else is probably better discussed in another thread.

Frozen Turtle: the add I was refering to follows below:

Requirements for the position of Captain- B777:

• A minimum of 8,000 hours total flying time
• 3,000 hoursin command of multi-engine, multi jet or turbo prop aircraft above 55 tonnes MTOW
• 4,000 hours flown in multi-crew, multi-engine jet or turbo prop aircraft with MTOW of 10 tonnes or more, as P1 or P2
• Preference will be given to candidates with Boeing EFIS experience who will be eligible to undertake a short transition course
• Applicants must be available to join before their 56th birthday and should have experience commensurate with age

NOTE the " or turbo prop"

It can be found at:
http://www.flightglobal.com/Jobs/200...%93+B777+.html
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Old 26th Nov 2006, 11:40
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55T

There aren't too many turbo props over 55 tons, did a quick check and the L188 max is 52.8T.
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Old 26th Nov 2006, 12:52
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Maybe just another well thought out (or not) item from the boys at the top???
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Old 26th Nov 2006, 14:28
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How heavy is a C130. Theres a fair few applicants from there.
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Old 26th Nov 2006, 14:47
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C-130 MTOW is 155'000lbs (peacetime).
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Old 26th Nov 2006, 14:48
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Looked it up. H model 70.3T.

Guess I have too much time on my hands, need to look for a job soon.

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Old 26th Nov 2006, 14:54
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Hercules pilots for EK...we should be so lucky, thinking more Antonov or Ilyushin
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Old 26th Nov 2006, 16:09
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P3 Orion MTOW is more like 63000 kgs.
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