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

Old 10th Apr 2012, 22:58
  #4481 (permalink)  
KBC
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
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I've been waiting 12 weeks just to hear something after submitting my online application!! Anyone waiting any longer? I thought 3000 hours of heavy worldwide experience would be a good fit. Cheers.
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Old 10th Apr 2012, 23:23
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Join Date: Mar 2012
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I've been waiting nearly 6 months after submitting now! 4000H+, mainly on jets but no heavy jets experience, only military and GA. Maybe that's the reason why I'm not considered
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Old 11th Apr 2012, 00:09
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I wonder when we will start to hear about people offered 787 FO seats?

Who knows - maybe a few will be offered this summer and early fall as more start to arrive.
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Old 11th Apr 2012, 04:03
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@ runbamaca &kbc: i'm also waiting for an answer after submitting 4 months ago. Have +1000h jet time corporate. Seems they r also not interested. However in that case they should change the requirements on their website. It is misleading i would say then.
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Old 11th Apr 2012, 06:18
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MacManiac.
I am about to end week 12th after good news mail and no contract.
Cheers
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Old 11th Apr 2012, 07:09
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I've heard that a lot of guys were assigned the 300-600 fleet... does someone know why? as this fleet is already over crewed....
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Old 11th Apr 2012, 07:44
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same here. i had the assessment together with Victor75. positive pass end of January (initial interview was in the beginning of nov11). still waiting.

as for current news, as far as i am informed:

*I dont have proof for all of this, but as it is a rumours page, this is what I yet collected:

- training capacities limited and all occupied currently
-all normal second officer applications are on hold until further notice/no estimate, even for the HR yet
-a lot of spanair pilots came to join qr
-the training of most typerated people has been shortened, to achieve a faster training flow
-fast tracks and experienced people are processed like before
-as soon as the overflow of applications seizes again, SO programm will open again
- rumour: 'new contracts' upcoming end of may. maybe thereafter SO are processed again. (here again, I dont know about the details)

As most ppl here, I hope that my application will be processed soon, although I am aware, that it can take quite some time. But this is how it works in the middle east.
If you cant already live with this part, I wouldnt suggest you to go there, as you wont be happy and probably make everyone trouble.
If you dont mind changes, are flexible, its the place to go!
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Old 11th Apr 2012, 09:23
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Join Date: Mar 2012
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QR hv 20 or so ctc cadets starting type ratings in April so they must be hapoy enough with low houred guys.
I think that might be one of the reasons why normal SO have to wait so long.
CTC knew Qatar struggles with training capacity, these guy's can do most of their training in Southampton because they have their own A320 sim. Somewhere else on this forum there is quite a heated debate about this cancer(CTC) in aviation.

But then again this is a rumour network an I can be 100% incorrect or wrong.
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Old 11th Apr 2012, 10:10
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But the 20 CTC candidates should not affect normal SO training, as they are - as you said - being typerated in Southampton. At least its what I hope. I only read it in this post also, couple of pages back.
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Old 11th Apr 2012, 13:18
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Tritzo

The CTC guys will be lined trained by Qatar line trainers on Qatar aircraft which are already working flat out
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Old 11th Apr 2012, 13:28
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so lets add another 2 months to the waiting times then
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Old 11th Apr 2012, 20:47
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Black Pudding , did you get my last PM?...hope everything is great, cheers
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Old 11th Apr 2012, 21:09
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This situation is the trickiest everfor me. The waiting game just throws you a sort of a curved ball. You don`tknow whether to move on, to secure something at least, or just to wait and waitknowing that it might take a year while other options goes by. The truth is, ifyou try to take a job – if offered, like a BE1900 FO as example – that includesa rating, while you try to keep waiting for a response from QR, it might justworsen the situation. What if QR calls you as you have just finished that typerating and due to start OPS ?

Oh man oh man ! If only we knew what was going on !
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Old 11th Apr 2012, 21:16
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Join Date: Apr 2012
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Ito, if i were you, i would gamble for QR.

I had a couple years ago the choice between a job on 737 self funded and a job in the corporate where they paid the typerating for me. I chose the second option and i regret it. Nobody is waiting for a guy with a learjet rating!!! Nowadays is all about marketvalue. If you go for the 1900rating your marketvalue is like the spanish would say" NADA". I think the gamble is worth it.

Good luck
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Old 12th Apr 2012, 02:35
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thib017,

Really, recent newhires getting assigned the A300-600F? How many A300-600s do Qatar operate? Must be a smallish fleet - maybe 5 aircraft? Probably would be an interesting mix of regional and European flying - I recall seeing one recently in Amsterdam.

Sounds like fleet assignment at QR is like a roll of the dice - you don't know what you are going to get until the very end and plans can change...
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Old 12th Apr 2012, 05:33
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FYI the A300-600R are going to be phased out, crew already on their way to get the T7 rating so it might be interesting for the future for those assigned on that fleet they might end up on the T7, who knows.
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Old 12th Apr 2012, 06:24
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CTC knew Qatar struggles with training capacity, these guy's can do most of their training in Southampton because they have their own A320 sim
Guys, Is this a temporary recruitement or a clear message to non-qataris Normal SO that you better go get your own type rating???
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Old 12th Apr 2012, 07:07
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No it isn't a message for anything.
Those guys aren't paying for their TR out of thir pockets, it is added to the bond just like any other non type rated in QR.
A bunch of Bahraini guys doing their TR in Bah, those guys in Southapmton, and the locals amongst others, in Doha.
The second sim is due to start operating in a few days, which can only be good news.

Good Luck to all!
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Old 12th Apr 2012, 07:30
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Thanks for the answers but 12 weeks begin to be prety long now!!
Don't know what's going on there!
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Old 12th Apr 2012, 09:39
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@ stick35,
Thank you very much for your inputs. Decisions are tough sometime. Gambling isexactly what I did and continue doing. Joining Qatar has been always my toppriority, I always put all my efforts toward that target, and I was blessedhaving an Interview with them as NTSO. However, while waiting without knowing how long one has to wait, it isalso about market value as you exactly mentioned, and at my stage, FO 1900 orany other part 135 OPS, multi crew turbine will be a golden plus for me. Buthere is the dilemma, while waiting; I did let go two possibilities because ofnot knowing where we are heading, no news…etc one of them being on a turbopropmore than 23T MTOW…


but again, my choice, my decision, and with the current NTSO situation…etc I do notknow anymore if it was the correct one. Just hoping that something will happen andthat our case gets solved.
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