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

Old 7th Mar 2013, 16:25
  #6101 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Up in the Air
Posts: 143
So they sent 2 different email to the people in the pool???

In my email the don´t say anything about the FTSO, but they say this.

This update does not differ dramatically from the previous one, as we continue to employ pilots from the talent pool to meet our manpower requirements for 2013/14. To give you some indication of our hiring trends for the coming 12 months, we now have a small requirement for narrow body Captains throughout the year, along with some limited narrow body First Officer requirements toward the end of the year. We have a continuing need for wide body Captains and there could also be a limited requirement for Fast Track Second Officers on our wide body fleet toward the end of the year. It remains our intention to draw the majority of these requirements from the existing talent pool members wherever this is possible.
Our next update will be sent to you in May 2013 and I hope that many of you will begin to receive joining dates for this year between now and then.

Let´s see if it´s true that they start giving DOJ between now and May.
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Old 7th Mar 2013, 16:35
  #6102 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Earth
Posts: 10

That is the email that everybody recieved. The NTSO got an extra email telling what somebody already wrote before here.
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Old 7th Mar 2013, 16:42
  #6103 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nice
Posts: 54

Indeed, all NTSO´s got a second e-mail which basicly told them:

'Thank you for waiting more than a year, but now it's time for you to move on. Bye bye'

A huge disappointment for those NTSO waiting for the 'Golden Goat'. But.. believe it or not, I actually feel relieved that I now finally can move on.

Last edited by jeanpaul172; 7th Mar 2013 at 16:42.
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Old 8th Mar 2013, 05:56
  #6104 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: India
Posts: 1
Instrument rating


All the candidates who are selected for NTSO & FTSO and are waiting in the pool, do you guys have to keep your instrument rating current?
If yes then the hole in the pocket will keep getting bigger in lieu with the recent updates

Last edited by stealth89; 8th Mar 2013 at 05:59.
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Old 8th Mar 2013, 10:59
  #6105 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Europe
Posts: 22
stealth89, if you are serious with that question and also passed the qr selection, then it is no wonder that they abandon so many talent pool ntso.
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Old 8th Mar 2013, 11:21
  #6106 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Asia
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Joining Qatar Airways (QR) - all you need to know about it (threads merged)

Hello swimmers euhh Sinkers ! Yes QA want you guys to have a Valid IR upon joining with min of 6 months validity, but doesn't mean they wont call you ! Anyway no more NTSO unless you have some big balls in here. I have surrendered after a long long wait, now its time to move on guys ! I know lots of ppl who passed the assessment after me and got their offer letters in DEC and FEB, why ? Because DADDY is a well connected captain at QA etc etc , Good luck to all of us...
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Old 8th Mar 2013, 16:50
  #6107 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Asia
Age: 46
Posts: 484
QR accepts ICAO licenses such as FAA. there are no expiries.
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Old 9th Mar 2013, 06:03
  #6108 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 78

What happened here is probably something terrible for some

My “cheaper” ICAO licence cost me a lot and been a complete loss but I remember many guys of my group did the mistake to get those expensive JAA licences. Some of them did renew their IR (due to a one year validity or something) while receiving all those fake updates to stay ready. I can’t imagine their terrible situation if they don’t find a decent flying job out there.

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Old 9th Mar 2013, 06:54
  #6109 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Africa
Posts: 42
What would you guys reckon the number of FTSO's in the pool is?
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Old 9th Mar 2013, 08:05
  #6110 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Not in Doha.
Posts: 49
What would you guys reckon the number of FTSO's in the pool is?
I think about half of everybody in the pool is FTSO's.And the biggest part of the other half is FO's with only a small number of Captains.
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Old 9th Mar 2013, 19:04
  #6111 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Up in the Air
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I heard that the total number of people in the pool is around 250, but that is just another rumor more.... I don´t think we will ever know the exact number of people there.

The issue with the license can be because to get a Qatari licence they might need to issue from another one, and same with the IR endorsement, It´s not the only place they do this, when I did in the country I´m flying now they ask me for the same thing, fully valid licence and then they contact my country licence authority for a verification or validation or authentication on that licence and then after an air law exam I got the new licence.
I´m not sure but this could be the case here.
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Old 9th Mar 2013, 19:24
  #6112 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nice
Posts: 54

Nrs in the pool are 500+.. At least 250 FTSO
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Old 10th Mar 2013, 06:06
  #6113 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Surrounded by aluminum, and the great outdoors
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QR accepts ICAO licenses such as FAA. there are no expiries.

Not entirely true, your instrument currency needs to be maintained by verifiable logged hours, or an instrument proficiency check every 6 months by a suitably qualified instructor..
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Old 14th Mar 2013, 17:10
  #6114 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Globe
Age: 40
Posts: 18


As a non TR FO, what are the chances that you will get a diffrent type when joining QR if you sign your contract for FO A320.

Has it happend in the past ??

Last edited by jacekgfly; 14th Mar 2013 at 17:12.
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Old 16th Mar 2013, 22:43
  #6115 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Gipsy
Posts: 19
Talking copy/paste

Hi guys,

For info and to give you an idea on the timeframe, a frined of mine who passed the selection in January 2012 as NTFO (He was captain with +6000 Hr) got a starting date for december 2013... no kidding, it's an absolute joke, about two years to get flying again... He refuses as he got a job with Emirates with only 2 weeks of waiting time... One less on the holding pool list. Hope this help to see where you are standing in the queue if still there.

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Old 18th Mar 2013, 07:46
  #6116 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Asia
Age: 46
Posts: 484
I was hired after two years of not touching an airplane or simulator and my FAA license was intact as were my flying skills. this recency stuff doesn't make sense for non commercial flying.
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 10:42
  #6117 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Anywhere
Posts: 130
Resignation from current employer

Hi guys,
For those already with QR, how did you deal with your resignation from current employer while your QR work visa wasn`t ready yet ? It`s a bit of a tricky one...
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 13:48
  #6118 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Cuckoo land
Posts: 119
A mate of mine at Qatar has mentioned that the PAT the company is putting guys through has lead to several terminations. So if you are already in the company and you don't achieve the desired level you can lose your job!!!!

Would you like to back the above statement with some proof. It's the first I've heard of any terminations as a result of PAT, indeed, the company have stated that they will offer support to anyone who conducts the test and is deemed unsuitable for upgrade/transfer etc.

All pilots have also been invited to volunteer for the test, if they so wish, but I doubt there will be many of those

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Old 21st Mar 2013, 13:56
  #6119 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2003
Location: CYYZ
Posts: 271
The company's official position on PAT results:

"No matter what the results of the PAT the Company can be expected to provide the level of support for personal development that is required to ensure that all pilots currently employed with the Company would expect from a world class organization."

A company that needs pilots is not going to fire ones with a proven
track record with the company because of a fuzzy psyc test.

Now if you are a still in the recruitment phase, then this is another hill to
get over, and if it says you are not really that suited to the job..........

I hear Subway is hiring.
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 15:53
  #6120 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 7
Does anyone know when they will be accepting FO applications? I keep checking the official careers website and all I see are CA applications.
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