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Old 10th Mar 2012, 07:58
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Word is that the 787 will be crewed from the existing A320 pilots.
One might imagine a riot, or mass walk out, if they don't get a chance to 'get out of the workhouse'!!
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Old 10th Mar 2012, 08:38
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Won't mind replacing one of them on the 320 :-) been 8 weeks now since interview with no news...
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Old 10th Mar 2012, 08:52
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Word on the street (from management) is there aren't enough crews wanting to go on the 787....
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Old 10th Mar 2012, 08:52
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Flyingstig..just Wondering how they gone move 320 crew to the 787,knowing that the 320 fleet is suffering from a severe crew's shortness.......
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Old 10th Mar 2012, 09:16
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Well by maybe trying to make a smooth transition from the A320 to the 787 by replacing the A320 gaps with the newly recruited pilots. I don`t think a pilot that has been on the A320 for couple of years will refuse a 787 slot except if the person is looking for command upgrade rather than a new rating ?

However, for sure, this needs careful planning...etc on the recruitment training side.The 787 seats been unveiled few days ago at the ITB Berlin, the aircraft starting service this summer. And still no news
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Old 10th Mar 2012, 09:48
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...signed the contract one month ago...still no joining date...!!!!what the hell...hope it will not get one year .....or at least get to know any EAT....or how will we eat!
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Old 10th Mar 2012, 09:51
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...anyway segnoritas..if they do not want to go to the 787 I'll take it thanks.
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Old 10th Mar 2012, 10:26
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It might have something to do with a neighbouring, hostile country that is about to be bombed habibi..by F16 with a six point star on the fuselage.. You might end up waiting for a little longer than planned... The ME armageddon is about to start..
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Old 10th Mar 2012, 10:50
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Guys, could anybody tell me how the single life is in QR and doha? Heard a lot bad stuff..
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Old 10th Mar 2012, 13:00
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...Humm..that's something to definetely to deal with...but I don't think Qatar will have anything to do with...it's a matter between two countries..and big sam will stay out of it..and so will europe...
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Old 10th Mar 2012, 13:03
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...life in Doha is fine....there is a lot of bull**** thrown in the air, anyway it's a very personal matter..if you are used to promenade at Piccadilly sipping a tea with a super cool blonde...well it's not the place to be...if you have a family, want to provide a good education to your kids and do normal familiar life it's fine...if you are a millionar guy...well stay where you are..if you want to be jobless soon ..stay in Europe...so it's a question of putting situations into a balance and check where it leans...
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Old 10th Mar 2012, 14:02
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The A320 pilots at QR could certainly do a lot worse than transitioning to this:

Photos: Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Aircraft Pictures | Airliners.net


That said, I can understand their trepidation about getting a 787 type rating which might not be so marketable (job security) with so few types flying these days. The 787 type might be quite valuable in 5 years or so when there are more flying... Look forward to seeing the 787 in GOAT colours.

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Old 10th Mar 2012, 21:10
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ziiubelu... expect missile to be fired in the direction of Doha and Dubai. Ever wondered why Dubai has been recently the sixth spender in military procurements or why they had just antimissile systems put in place by the US. Why do you think oil is up again to 110 USD a barrel.. almost as pre July 2007? Why you think Qatar is not calling you ? Get real..it will happen soon..wanna bet ? Iver 787 is the same type as 777..juts two sim session differences and is definetely the type to have... if you want to live in desert which appears to be the only way you will be able to fly either. This unless we start exporting worker rights along with aircrafts and rebalance the equation...
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Old 11th Mar 2012, 08:19
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hi jetaim...the scenery you are talking about could happen but I believe it's highly improbable...once , when I was at war school a guy (that was far from crazy) told us.."don't think that because they walk barefoot means they are stupid".
The economic interests in the EU is so prominent that they will never ever permit to happen it again.
According to intelligence Q has no means to counteract military...other like D have the means..but not the knowhow (and they wanted some really strategic assets that were not given to them)....the six stars a/c you are talking about are the meanest MF pilots in the world (I flew with and against them on training..and we never won a single fight)...so the tieless man has no chance of even thinking about it.
Regarding the 787....well I know it's the same type than the 777 ...but airliners will never hire you on the tripple as they know cockpits are totally different, but it is an investment in the future, it seems that experienced F/O's on the 320 are reluctant to move to the 78's because they are close to command asessment and moving would mean at least another year sitting the wrong side..money is money!...and glory is gone a long time ago..cheers.
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Old 11th Mar 2012, 09:29
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Hi. Anyone heard any news from the February selections ?

Its been a month since i finished the exams in Doha and still haven't heard anything. I'm so bored being away from aviation :/
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Old 11th Mar 2012, 11:33
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Thumbs down .......

Back in the line.....Mister!
Wait now....ummm..ehhh....7 weeks or so!
As do others.
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Old 11th Mar 2012, 11:54
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A guy I know has just got back from SO selection, he did the 787 sim.
He has heard that if you are a "no thanks" you hear in two weeks.
Does anyone have any substantive info re this.
He's a bright lad so I'm confident he will be ok, but it might ease the agony of waiting if he passes the two week deadline!?
Good luck to the rest of you waiting, it must be awful!
Cheers
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Old 11th Mar 2012, 12:42
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More than 7 weeks waiting for the contract ant counting.
Still wondering time lapse between signing contract and getting start date so I can manage to notify the company.

Take care
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Old 11th Mar 2012, 14:36
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Hi Flyingstig...take a carefull read to the 225 pages of this forum and you'll find the answers to your questions..and welcome into the jungle!!!
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Old 11th Mar 2012, 16:02
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A guy I know has just got back from SO selection, he did the 787 sim.
He has heard that if you are a "no thanks" you hear in two weeks.
Does anyone have any substantive info re this.
He's a bright lad so I'm confident he will be ok, but it might ease the agony of waiting if he passes the two week deadline!?
Good luck to the rest of you waiting, it must be awful!
Cheers
Stig

-Salam aleikoum my friend , Kaifa Halook ? I guess thats just rumors ... rumors ..
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