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Joining Qatar Airways (QR) - all you need to know about it (threads merged)

Old 20th Jun 2011, 13:56
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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 11
Qatar Executive

Has anyone interviewed for Qatar Executive?
Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 21st Jun 2011, 07:09
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Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Posts: 45
B777 F/O average take home salary is about 29-30k QR Riyals (pre-payrise).
An average month is 4/5 trips, sometimes back to back east-west-east etc so v tiring but often blocks of days off (4-5 days). I know some successfully commute.
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Old 21st Jun 2011, 12:50
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Iriomote
Posts: 182
For anyone who has undergone assessments recently. I will be there soon. Is it still the same structure being:

Presentation
50 ATPL questions
Interview
Midnight Sim?

Many Thanks!
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Old 21st Jun 2011, 19:12
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: EUROPE
Posts: 8
Qatar assessment

Two Tone-7
Yes. Structure is exactly as u described
good luck
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Old 21st Jun 2011, 21:37
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 188
I know at EK, day 4 of the interview process is a medical, and if you have issues, you'll either be denied or deferred for more info. But at least you know that there is a hiccup, and not to quit your job. At Qatar, from what I've read it seems there is no medical portion for the interview. Theoretically, you could be hired first, quit your job in your home country, and then come to QR to find a potential medical issue?


Anyone ever been bitten by this? What's the QR medical process?
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Old 22nd Jun 2011, 06:42
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Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: France
Posts: 90
What about the bond you have to sign? On the qr website, it says 3year but on the aeropersonnel global website they say only 2years??
Grtz
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Old 22nd Jun 2011, 07:46
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Iriomote
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Versos, thanks for the reply.

Can anyone tell me / advise just how indepth the multiple choice atpl questions are because I've read almost half the people fail the test.

Is it just purely a straight forward answer. For example, what is ASDA OR WHAT IS A VIRGA? type question or more in depth like, EXPLAIN TEMPERATURE CHANGES BEFORE AND AFTER THE PASSING OF A BOW WAVE? type question?

Is it also common to not have been told about the atpl test in the invite e mail. It just says I have to attend interview at 0830 and sim at night.

Any help appreciated.

Thank you.
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Old 22nd Jun 2011, 10:14
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Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: up there
Posts: 8
Two-Tone 7

That is the type of question. Very typical ATPL stuff, you can get from ACE -tech pilot.

questions about - minima, lights, c of g , aerodynamics, definitions, performance, human factors, etc
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Old 22nd Jun 2011, 20:19
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Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: turkmenistan
Posts: 17
GUYS, apply only if you are desperate!! Or unemployed!!

They just put an adjustment on the basic pay but only with the scope of making you pay at least for half of your type rating or command upgrade.

And remember, F/O in qatar means TWO stripes not THREE ( you can just imagine the eyes of our passengers, full of discomfort, when they see a couple of "cadets" boarding on a 77 or a 330)........

You are warned, don't say nobody advised you before.

BSB
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Old 22nd Jun 2011, 21:52
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Join Date: May 2003
Location: CYYZ
Posts: 272
What ???????

That didn't make any sense.

Like to try again.
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Old 23rd Jun 2011, 10:09
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Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: turkmenistan
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If you don't know even what ya talking about.....at least shut up....
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Old 23rd Jun 2011, 11:32
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Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Qatar
Posts: 14
Unfortunately it is semi true.
For employees with less than 3 years service up to 50% of bond will be withheld from monthly pay until 36 months of service is finished (bond amount/36 for 18 months) or (bond amount/24 for 12 months) depending on the type of training. After that it is paid back to the employee without interest.
Up to 3 years service the bond is for 100% of training cost.
After 3 years service it is based on a sliding percentage down to 20% of training cost after 15 years of service. With no amount withheld from salary.
If the employee has less than 3 years service the training cost shall include all associated costs of travel, accommodation, per diems, transportation, salaries and allowances. (this does not apply to Qatari Nationals.)
Any training over 5000QR shall be bonded.
This is a new low for QR.
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Old 23rd Jun 2011, 12:48
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Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Qatar
Posts: 14
You don't have to believe me, just go see or call your FM or FTM as I did.
To be published in next revision of Part A.
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Old 23rd Jun 2011, 14:08
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Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 77
Unfortunately looks very true! Like it's true that things can change very rapidly, and hopefully toward a better way. The overall scenario looks pretty dynamic and fleet order is gigantic without previous comparison...
... and remember the last laugh is always on you!
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Old 23rd Jun 2011, 15:17
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Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: uk
Age: 49
Posts: 23
So I'm a little confused. I'm to join Qatar as a Captain in October. Am I right in saying that my bond will be for 3 years (changed from 2 as was told to me in the presentation and on the career website) and I will have to pay for my type rating out of my salary every month?
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Old 23rd Jun 2011, 16:22
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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Middle. LUX
Posts: 54
I believe that you are bonded. Also depends on what you're coming from.

Out if interest, you have a year gap between interview to start!?

Miguel
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Old 24th Jun 2011, 05:21
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Iriomote
Posts: 182
Another quick question guys.

Is the use of CRP-5 computer and calculator allowed in the tech exam?

Thanks!
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Old 24th Jun 2011, 07:16
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Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 108
Calculator - yes
CRP5 - not mentioned and I didn't need.
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Old 24th Jun 2011, 07:39
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Iriomote
Posts: 182
Thanks salsaboy.

I was thinking namely using CRP-5 for True Altitude, Temp Conversion type questions.

Lastly, any of the rotten Great Circle, Rhumb Lines, Convergency type q's? I hope not seeing that the test is only what, 30 mins?

Thanks
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Old 24th Jun 2011, 08:35
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Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 108
None of those in mine,
50q's in 60mins... Fairly straight forward after some study.
Good luck.
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