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Old 20th Jan 2013, 15:10
  #5921 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: 3rd planet
Age: 41
Posts: 107
Update from Qatar finally

Hi there guys this is the email i got this morning

interviewed feb 2012 direct entry First Officer assigned A320.
pass interview email 2 weeks later march 2012
signed and returned contract in may 2012
talent pool email in july 2012
No update till todays email see below ..

Dear XXX

Please be informed that as of today, the next available Date of Joining for First Officers as per training requirement, is on November 2013.

The situation is unlike to change is the near future, but we will let you know if any vacant is open before the mentioned date.

Thanks and Regards

Recruitment Coordinator
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Old 20th Jan 2013, 16:52
  #5922 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nice
Posts: 54

@ Speedhold

Was the e-mail you received this morning a reply to an earlier mail you sent them? People from Recruitment / HR seem to give complete random answers to questions asked by those contacting them!!!.

Or was the e-mail sent to you without any previous corresponding? (except for your previous updates..).
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Old 20th Jan 2013, 16:59
  #5923 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: 3rd planet
Age: 41
Posts: 107
I have sent them multiply emails as i have not heard anything since july 2012 . I really needed to know whats going on . Today they emailed me saying this from a recrutiment coordinator . This same person told a friend of mine that i wasnt in the pool in august 2012 when he asked about my status as he was in doha getting his resdient permit and medical . So honestly I really dont know whats going on as in the email they say that is there iis a vacant position then i may get called sooner. Its a shame that there is not a concrete answer as when im suppose to join ..

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Old 20th Jan 2013, 17:15
  #5924 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nice
Posts: 54

I know how you're feeling.
I personally got the message that I'm definetly not needed in 2013. I highly doubt I will be given the opportunity to join at all..It has been over 1 year since my interview and I know others that have been waiting for 15 months+ since their interview as of today.
Fact is I (and many others) applied as NTSO and they probably just don't need us anymore.

For you I think it's a different scenario. They have been saying they need 700+ pilots a year at least for the coming years.

I really don't understand what is going on. The e-mail you received is once again very short and confusing (I highly doubt the guy that replied to you knows your file, ie the fact that you already got your offer!!), why is there no one in QR that has the politeness, willingness and the balls to tell us what is really going on and more importantly: WHAT we can expect!?

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Old 20th Jan 2013, 18:10
  #5925 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Europe
Posts: 1,484
Very clear message for those who qualify and have good experience: EK and the other big UAE airline should be your top choices in the Gulf. Simple as that. If you haven't already, send out your apps as soon as possible.
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Old 20th Jan 2013, 19:24
  #5926 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: 3rd planet
Age: 41
Posts: 107

I have applied to ek but dont have any airbus or boeing time ....and they are I only taking these guys at the moment . Straight from HR..
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Old 20th Jan 2013, 19:43
  #5927 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Earth
Posts: 10
Please be informed that as of today, the next available Date of Joining for First Officers as per training requirement, is on November 2013.
Two scenarios:
1 - They will get very few aircraft this year.
2 - They have lots of people doing nothing waiting for training.

Otherwise they will need FO's and maybe SO's.
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Old 20th Jan 2013, 20:18
  #5928 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Globe
Age: 40
Posts: 18

I am in the same sit. as you. I interviewed end of March. I havent heard a
singel thing since they put us in the pool.

Are you still working as a pilot?

Me and many others lost jobs, end of December becasue my company needs to save money

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Old 20th Jan 2013, 21:29
  #5929 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: 3rd planet
Age: 41
Posts: 107

Sorry to hear that yes im still working in the US I might also loose my job towards the end of the year too .
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Old 20th Jan 2013, 22:02
  #5930 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Gipsy
Posts: 19
Grrr My today's opinion

Hi Jack...,

Same as you, dumped since july last year. Getting tired of this airline world and ready to take a non flying job. No need to move the family, no need to wait for undefined period of time (if it ever come)... I'm from Europe and honestly I don't see any bright future out here for pilots. Only countries looking are in ME or Asia and treating us like bus driver. I guess having to wait for Qatar is the perfect opportunity to look for something else as it may never come , this is maybe a sign for some of us to change the orientation of our career. I know it's not really that positive but for f*** sake, open your eyes and realize those people doesn't give a sh*t that you are unemployed, that you think it is highly disgraceful to keep people waiting and in the dark and blablabla(100 % true though). Time to move on boys, aviation will never be as good as it was in the past...

Stay positive and hope 2013 will bring us what we are waiting for
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Old 21st Jan 2013, 00:33
  #5931 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Transition layer
Posts: 12
i like " time to move on boys, aviation will never be as good as it was in the past..."

I very much agree with that.
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Old 21st Jan 2013, 04:27
  #5932 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2012
Location: arabian gulf
Posts: 21
i just dont get it ?

thanks for your post speedhold ...im in the same boat ( signed a320 offer may2012 - non type rated F/O ) ...i didnt get any update or reply yet ... i just dont get it ? if they dont need F/Os till (maybe) november 2013 ..why dont they just send the same email to all F/Os in the pool ? why only to speedhold and maybe few other guys and leave the rest of us ignored like that ?? shame on them .
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Old 21st Jan 2013, 09:31
  #5933 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Planet Earth.
Posts: 36
In Pool since June 2012. F/O B737. Total time 7800hrs. Current employer phased out B737 last month, Since then started A320 course with current employer. Bonded for 3 years. Not such a big deal, can always leave early and pay the bond. Awaiting update in February. Applied with Qatar February 2012, and few months before applied with Emirates. No news from Emirates since then, untill today. I have received an invitation to attent first phase of selection with Emirates in Amsterdam at beginning of March. I am not kidding my self, since the selection process is quiet difficult, and chances to succeed are quiet slim. Just have to wait and see. Hope things start to move at Qatar. In the mean time I am blessed to have a job as many of you in this forum don't. I wish you the best.
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Old 26th Jan 2013, 21:32
  #5934 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: England
Age: 33
Posts: 73
I have tried searching for this but couldn't find what I wanted so I apologise if it has been asked before.

What do UK CAA/EASA license guys do about keeping their UK license in order whilst flying for Qatar? Are you having to do yearly IR renewals? I would like to be able to keep my CAA license valid in case I return to the UK after flying for Qatar.

Many thanks!
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Old 28th Jan 2013, 13:16
  #5935 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: paris
Age: 52
Posts: 13
anyone in the pool, FO 320 with offer, who passed selection before 7 Feb 2012, pls PM me

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Old 29th Jan 2013, 15:40
  #5936 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Not Here
Posts: 51
EASA Renewal

You will NOT be able to have an LPC in Qatar to keep your EASA license (or any other license) valid. Proof of that was when a couple of TREs slipped a couple of renewals in during an regular QTR LPC and the company found out. The two helpful TREs were given notice and are no longer employed.
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 03:32
  #5937 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: brasil
Posts: 58
EASA renewal


The aviation authorities in all european countries, except uk, do recognize
the QCAA SIM check in respect of renewal of your licence.

The typerating is valid for flights with Qatar Airways only, but will not

You can renew it anytime after a SIM check with an approved TRE from
the states aviation authority.
Normally your new company will do that.

So if you are not planning to leave QR, simply do your state approved
medical before your licence expires, e.g. 7 years, and send it together with
your QR LPC, flight hours on type and the usual documents to your civil aviation office.

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Old 30th Jan 2013, 15:03
  #5938 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Asia
Age: 46
Posts: 484
hello! does anyone know in which page i can find study info for the assessment?
many thanks.
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 18:49
  #5939 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Ask my wife, mother or employer
Posts: 131
EASA Currency

I left about a year ago, but on the A320 Fleet at the time if you ask quietly there is a regular skipper but who is still a valid TRE on the A320 and B737 with EASA. I went with him to get the A320 on my EU licence in Bahrain which is an approved CAA Simulator and only a 30min hop SB for one day. Many others have used him for that purpose.

So yes these things are possible.

Edit to Add: In Qatar you only get a P2 rating (which is ridiculous as incase your skipper is Incap then what - Sorry I'm not qualified to take over the aircarft) so you will have to do the G/School bit separately. But if all you want is to keep your TR valid the above solution would work fine.

Last edited by ask26; 30th Jan 2013 at 18:52.
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 22:20
  #5940 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: italy
Posts: 128

Hello any rumors when qr Will resume interview for senior First Officer?
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