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

Old 2nd Mar 2013, 19:45
  #6081 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Anywhere
Posts: 130
Thanks. Yes, been a long way !
Only time will tell now...

Lets hope things will get better.

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Old 4th Mar 2013, 08:18
  #6082 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Africa
Posts: 42
Anybody received the elusive February update?
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Old 4th Mar 2013, 10:27
  #6083 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: A trailer park
Posts: 1

Just after a bit of info please, apologies if it has been asked recently I can't seem to find any info in this thread.

Am in the talent pool and still hopeful of a start date sometime this year (FO)

Assuming all goes well can anybody give me a rough idea of time to upgrade from FO to CPT?

Will be joining with about 7000 hrs, 2500 PIC jet (crj 200) but not rated on any QR type (other experience is Q400 FO and PIC ).

Also, if lucky enough to join direct A330 is upgrade on type or do you have to move to A320?

I realise this is a bit out of context with all the talent pool issues etc but should I get an offer I will have to make a tough decision to leave my current job (Crj CPT)

Thanks in advance

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Old 4th Mar 2013, 14:21
  #6084 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2005
Location: venus
Posts: 407
Barca(FC Barcelona) is going to sport the Qatar Airways logo on their jerseys starting from this summer and for the next 5 years: amount of the contract : 230 million $!! (45m$/ year)
Well at least if we don't get any bonus or increase this year and the coming years ,we known where the money is going!

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Old 4th Mar 2013, 16:51
  #6085 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: On a Wing!
Posts: 206
Hey y'all.
Just a thought here. Any answers would be welcome. Are QR still in the process of recruiting DEC 330/777 skippers.
Wonder if the 787 isues have had any effect on the screening/recruitment drive.
Any thoughts welcome.

Last edited by King on a Wing; 5th Mar 2013 at 07:16.
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Old 4th Mar 2013, 20:20
  #6086 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: England
Posts: 5
Reply to Furlough Guy

Hi FG,

Just read your post, I can recall from my interview way back in April last year the interviewers stated that I could be promoted to Skipper A320 in approx 3-4 years, if I'd be joining as a Non Type Rated FO A320.

I'm currently a SFO in the pool with approx 3800 hrs, 1900 E-Jet, 1650 Q400. So with your prior Command time I guess your move to the left seat could be sooner. This is only my opinion though, I don't have any hard facts to back it up with, just what I was told in the interview.

I do know of an ex-colleague who went straight from Q400 onto the A330 1-2 years ago with Qatar. Read a post recently that the A320 has been primarily filled with all the ex-Spanair guys so some new chaps may be going onto the A330 or 777. Also another post that said the new training schedule is allegedly coming out soon so folks should start to be getting called out of the pool in the near future.

Before you take the leap I suggest reading 'Disagreeable's posts, so you get a better idea of what you're leaping into.

While I'm here, many thanks to Disagreeable on his enlightening posts and to everybody else on this thread. See y'all soon, inshallah.

Good luck everybody.
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Old 5th Mar 2013, 10:28
  #6087 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: air
Age: 60
Posts: 16
dec assessment

" Any answers would be welcome. Are QR still in the process of recruiting DEC 330/777 skippers?"

yes they are ....at list in february...as i know...

no aptitude (ADAPT) test for the time
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Old 5th Mar 2013, 19:18
  #6088 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: skies
Posts: 46
Possibly(just an assumption).
Not to forget Bahrain Air.
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Old 5th Mar 2013, 19:33
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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: MI6-HQ
Posts: 23
QR went to Bahrain last month to recruit Bahrain Air pilots.
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Old 6th Mar 2013, 06:21
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Join Date: Nov 2006
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Well apparently it can take anything from 2 months to 6, maybe even more. I'm already over 3 months, and all in all well over a year as almost everyone else. Sometime, It just feel like it will never happen...

God speed !

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Old 6th Mar 2013, 08:07
  #6091 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Madrid
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In my case from letter to communication of DOJ 9 months. And I still need to wait 6 months for the actual DOJ. Non type rated F/O.

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Old 6th Mar 2013, 10:19
  #6092 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: uk
Posts: 276
Hello Norvak nice to hear your good news. Did you just get the DOJ,they sent it to you end of February? I still have not got the promised update yet. Anyone else received any news from Qatar?
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Old 6th Mar 2013, 10:26
  #6093 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Earth
Posts: 10

Hello everyone,
Just got the update. Pretty much the same as the last one. According to this one, no NTSO this year.
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Old 6th Mar 2013, 10:58
  #6094 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Europe
Posts: 22
Talent pool update = big bullshit!
This feels like being treated as the garbage in a dumpyard.

Last edited by checkthisout; 6th Mar 2013 at 10:59.
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Old 6th Mar 2013, 12:07
  #6095 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: 3rd planet
Age: 40
Posts: 107
Why did you guys apply under SO ? Is it because of less flight hours .
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Old 6th Mar 2013, 12:22
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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: everywhere and nowhere
Posts: 73
The official update for second officers also arrived after the first email.

"At this stage, the manpower plan for 2013/14 does not indicate a requirement for direct entry Second Officers, outside those already in a cadet pilot sponsorship program with Qatar Airways."

The thing is, there are no other pilot jobs for people just out of the school.
No para-ops, no glider towing, no crop flying, almost no instructor flying (at least without experience not). Not even dispatcher or ramp agent jobs around at the moment. Abroad they only hire nationals and don't encourage foreigners to join either. So else than Qatar Airways, which currently does not give any support for us at all, thats about it with the jobs for us out there.
Even Africa Cessna Ops require 500 hrs.
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Old 6th Mar 2013, 12:41
  #6097 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Not in Doha.
Posts: 49
I assume that the second email is for NTSO's. I am a FTSO and did not received a second update. I think its because of the MPL deal with CTC, and also its going to be years before the A320(neo) and A350's arrive.
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Old 6th Mar 2013, 12:59
  #6098 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: everywhere and nowhere
Posts: 73
Well, it would make sense to first take people out of the talent pool before taking CTC graduates. Then, if you require more people, you have a constant flow of CTC students which are on call and pretrained (by the way, they also have a holding pool themselves and are on call, just not for one airline).

Why invite NTSO for an assessment in the first place if youre not going to hire them?

This whole thing sounds like that Second Officers are mainly not required anymore and that screening them was a huge mistake.

Just be more open to the applicants..
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Old 6th Mar 2013, 13:13
  #6099 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2008
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When will this MPL scheme be opened?
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Old 6th Mar 2013, 13:29
  #6100 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nice
Posts: 54
done with qatar

I am done with Qatar Airways and the way they threat people. World's 5 star airline, whatever! They kept me on a line for about 1,5 years just to send me an e-mail that they just don't need me anymore. For me, never Qatar anymore!
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