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

Old 26th Jul 2011, 09:42
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Planet Earth
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Loc
You must be joking they are already positioned for the Dream liner B787 and the A380 just have a look at the posting from the new joiner still in the interview stage and talking about either they gonna join on the B777 or B787 complete madness
My batch mate stuck in the A320 for more than 5 years and no hope for any fleet transfer for 2011 the key word is sorry we have shortage

Recruitment Process and fleet assignment

Cessna 152 Direct entry A380
Beach 1900 short listed for B787
Q400 Direct A340 it matches with the 4
CRJ Direct B777 up graded after one year
Challenger A330
MD80 and up A320 for life

Fly safe high and fast
TM
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Old 26th Jul 2011, 13:13
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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 81
am I the unlucky one then avrorj to A320
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Old 26th Jul 2011, 13:32
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Join Date: May 2007
Location: france
Posts: 106
Eh oui...pas de bol
Enfin 1 an a faire du 320 et hop 330 sur la rive en face !!
La derniere O/N thursday, ca promet...
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Old 26th Jul 2011, 13:37
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Iriomote
Posts: 182
Yes you are, oh pretty poor you.
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Old 26th Jul 2011, 13:49
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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: I don't know
Posts: 92
hi,
I am thinking about applying for QA,
Rated on the A320. Can I expect any fleet upgrade in the future?
Are they really so desperate for rated FOs? I am happy in my company but considering to move to the sandpit with my family and so stop commuting.
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Old 26th Jul 2011, 13:57
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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 81
Ouai mais en face ya pas le droit de faire joujou sans AP
Mais si ya trops de tocards comme celui 2 posts au dessus je te rejoindrai a la nage
(jeudi c'est pas la derniere O/N, encore une bonne semaine on y est presque!)
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Old 26th Jul 2011, 14:09
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Iriomote
Posts: 182
Peritto, depends how experienced on 320. Some are getting 330 (whilst people waiting internally for upgrade). Others getting 320, safe bet and most probably expect A320.

Need the pilots, urgently.
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Old 26th Jul 2011, 15:34
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Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: middleast
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Thanks THR MCT for all this "encouraging" news,sure its gone Boost the (already) low morale of 320 skippers!!
just hope you are wrong...
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Old 26th Jul 2011, 20:47
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 188
Since a medical is not part of the interview, at what point does a pilot otain a QR CAA 1st class medical?
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 03:18
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Here
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Usually during the first couple of weeks after joining ... but it might depends on your ability to pass at the first shoot!
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 04:23
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Philippines
Posts: 2
Qatar exam

hi pilota16 . can you suggest a reviewer for the qatar pilot technical knowlegde exam. thanks
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 04:28
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Philippines
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Qatar exam

Hi everyone. can you tell me what reviewer to use for the qatar flight deck technical knowledge exam. thanks
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 05:57
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Join Date: Jul 2011
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... sorry ... ACE and JAR ATP quiz and you'll be fine ...
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 22:34
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Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: EU
Posts: 10
20% pay raise for new joiners?

Guys Hi!

I got a letter of employment back in June, as fast track 2nd officer A330, but ive heard that a new contract will be sent out with the new TRAINING BOND which is fine but i heard the 20% pay rise that everyone got wont apply to new guys like myself...?

Anyone have any feedback on this?? please?

ALSO:
Says 30 days LEAVE per year? Thought it was 42 days? or is it only 30 until you finish the FAST TRACK 2nd officer part??
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Old 28th Jul 2011, 11:32
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Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: UK
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@Shamonwillye

The 20% pay rise is not applicable to SO. It's only for FO, SFO and CPT. It is 42 days a year. I think it's a mistake in the contract. When I joined as a SO it also said 30 days but once I found out from the chaps who do the leave, they said it was 42. Congrats on the selection btw!
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Old 28th Jul 2011, 17:20
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: BHX
Age: 43
Posts: 5
@ shamonwillye

I've been trying to find out for so long what the actual package is for a Fast track SO. Would you enlighten me?

Also, do you know how long you expect it to be until you move to FO?

Thanks in advance
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Old 28th Jul 2011, 17:21
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: BHX
Age: 43
Posts: 5
oh, and what was your experience level?

Thanks
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Old 28th Jul 2011, 17:33
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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: I don't know
Posts: 92
Hi
Does anyone knows if there is any chance to apply without the min 1000 jet time but quite close to that and rated on A320?
At present near 900 jet time

Thanks for the info
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Old 28th Jul 2011, 22:53
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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: earth
Posts: 62
@ turn_in_too

SO package is 10,000 QAR per month (including transport allowance) plus flight pay of 90QAR per hour after safety FO is released. A 3 year bond applies and 50% of the bond amount is deducted from your salary after your first check to line for a period of 18 months. This depends on your bond amount but numbers floating around on here suggest $1389 USD/month. The total sum of these payments will be returned to you without interest when your bond expires, ie 36 months.

Fast track SO is somewhere between 40 and 80 sectors from what i can find, so in terms of time it will depends on which fleet you land on. A320 I would only expect max 2 months as SO but A330 possibly 6-8 months.

@perritopiloto

You can either wait to meet the FO requirements of 1000 jet (the website won't let you apply if you don't meet their requirements), or apply now for fast track SO which only requires 300 jet. IMO there is only a month line training difference between the two so who cares??

Note I don't work for Qatar I just read through the last 50 pages of this thread to find this information
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Old 29th Jul 2011, 07:55
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Join Date: Jul 2011
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Age: 43
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@ aviationboy

Firstly a massive thank you for trawling through all that to provide the information, very kind and much appreciated.

So basically sounds like you're skint till you move on to the FO salary. 10,000QAR is working out at about $2,700 a month and if they are taking $1400 away, living on $1300 would be very very difficult.

Hmm choices choices. Think I will have to exhaust all UK options first.

Thanks again
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