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

Old 11th Jul 2012, 13:09
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Well said Airman
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Old 11th Jul 2012, 13:34
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Let's say you are hired as a type-rated A320 pilot and allocated to the A320/21 fleet. Given that you did not need a new type rating, how long before you could "bid" or request another fleet type? 2-3 years? Is there a minimum time expectation on each fleet? Does having the relevant type and experience make a difference?
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Old 11th Jul 2012, 14:07
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I think you could work on 3-4 years before a moving.

Type frozen is for 3 years, then you need to put in your request, thats has to be approved which would drag on for a while, plus there needs to be a requirement of course for the fleet you want to move to.

Although if the company has a requirement then it could be less, as per the 787.
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Old 12th Jul 2012, 07:17
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Holly M

Hey guys, it might sound a dumb question, but what is the "Holly M." referring to??

Why this name? Is it the name of the person who sent it? A specific everyday expression that I don't know? ... ?

Thanks!


PS: I received the talent pool mail last week, but no other email since my interview (NTSO) in February.
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Old 12th Jul 2012, 15:35
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Just receive the Joining date : 16th September 2012 ! So happy
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Old 12th Jul 2012, 15:58
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Congrats Victor75,

It's nice to see that there's movement for the NTSO/FTSOs

Cheers!
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Old 12th Jul 2012, 16:09
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G'day Gents (and Ladies),
I'm looking for some encouragement. I received the "Good News" letter nearly eight weeks ago. Since then, I know that at least one reference check was completed and positive (I assume the other was also) as I received a congratulatory email from the previous boss.

The Good News email indicated that it would take "…no more than 6 weeks…" for fleet allocation, etc. It's been nearly 8 weeks. This was for a DEC Command position. I interviewed in April.

So, are things moving normally, or should I be moving onwards to something else?
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Old 12th Jul 2012, 16:10
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Evening

The B787's should be 5 in 2012 and then a further 5 in 2013, it is quite a slow expansion.

The plan is to fill from the A320 after the initial batch from the B777.

The company I believe is trying to change to the A320 as the joining aeroplane for all unless you have widebody time ,TR A330. There would then be progression onto the other fleets from there.

Not an easy thing to achieve when you are constantly exapanding, but it is indication that people are at least considering making it a better system.

May the farce be with you

Daft Wader
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Old 12th Jul 2012, 17:57
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Daft,

Thank you for the information. Really? Only 5 787s delivered in 2013? I had heard differently but I don't work there and I do not have first-hand knowledge.

So, with potentially 60 787s to be delivered, are we talking a long time horizon? Another person suggested a new airframe every 3-4 weeks starting in 2013 but understand how that volume could be difficult to digest for any airline... Thanks for any further clarification. I am sure these recent newhires would prefer the faster pace...
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Old 12th Jul 2012, 23:07
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congrats

Hi i just joined PPRuNe. Victor i guess it's a huge relief to hear from them after waiting So long. What fleet are you on?
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Old 13th Jul 2012, 01:32
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I don't know where you got the number 5 from daft. It's more like 12-16 787s in 2013, QR has 60 on order, and Boeing plans to ramp up its deliveries. Airbus A380s 2014, A320NEOs in 2015, A350s in 2015/2016, and A330 will be converted to freight some time around 2015/2016. If they want to match Emirates then that means adding 60-80 planes net over the next 4-5 years, and the pilot workforce growing to between 3500-4000.
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Old 13th Jul 2012, 02:54
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Morning

Will stick with my number and wait for the results to come in .

Expansion can continue as B787's replace B777's & A330's, freeing them up to open new routes and increase services to other destinations.

Perhaps the proposed growth will be more more managed in the future than some might expect.

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Old 13th Jul 2012, 12:45
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Not shure about the 2013 787 deliveries, but we are receiving one more 777 in August and 8 or 9 more next year. Not to mention the 320s. How's that for expansion?
Cheers!
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Old 16th Jul 2012, 09:50
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Hello Guys, I am considering to apply for DEC Position on the A320. I was reading all the previous posts including pros and cons. I am working for a LCC in Europe and I am really fed up of continuous dropping terms and conditions and for being blamed for everything. I would like to ask some CPs working for Qatar how they feel in terms of daily operation, and what is the relationship btw. Management and Pilots. I would be interseted in typical things like blame-philosophy (when and for what eg go-arounds), taking extra fuel, quality of F/Os, Sim-checks, medical check, training, CRM, philosophy of practice manual flying etc... So basically everything what you experience during daily operation, what you like and what you do not like. Thanks for everyone for honest replies.

Last edited by TakeItEasy; 16th Jul 2012 at 10:10.
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Old 16th Jul 2012, 10:31
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TakeItEasy,

If you are concerned about with these issues:

"daily operation, and what is the relationship btw. Management and Pilots. I would be interseted in typical things like blame-philosophy (when and for what eg go-arounds), taking extra fuel, quality of F/Os, Sim-checks, medical check, training, CRM, philosophy of practice manual flying etc..."

Simple answer. Stay where you are.
Good luck!


Last edited by Captain Partzee; 16th Jul 2012 at 10:34.
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Old 16th Jul 2012, 12:10
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Takeiteasy,

1-sign in, do your fligtht, sign out, go home.
2- Don't interfere with cabin crew.
3- stay away from office.
4-and... be stable at 1000 AGL
And live will be "easy" for you....

Last edited by salamalikum2; 16th Jul 2012 at 12:12.
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Old 16th Jul 2012, 23:35
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Hi all,
I've heard many new joiners not passing the training.
Is everything getting more difficult there?

Thanks
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Old 17th Jul 2012, 00:14
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perrito,

I believe that a number of your countrymen had English-speaking challenges. Not sure about simulator results, etc. Without sounding extreme or xenophobic (I am not), it surprises me that many Spanair pilots in question at QR had poor English-speaking skills given the expansive UK/Ireland/Northern Europe charter schedule. I remember seeing Spanair flights in my airport on almost a daily basis. How could you fly into those areas without decent English skills? Regardless, I wish them well in finding good employment!

Last edited by Iver; 17th Jul 2012 at 00:18.
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Old 17th Jul 2012, 01:42
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Hi Iver.
I have nothing to do with JKK, so I do not know how did they manage to fly all around europe, better ask them.
Thanks for the info anyway. Is it only them who are failing the training or more people?

Take care
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Old 17th Jul 2012, 06:35
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Its mostly them...
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