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

Old 3rd Nov 2013, 12:48
  #6701 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Up in the Air
Posts: 143
future of A330...

Hi guys

Future of the A330 fleet is to be converted into Cargo planes and the rest will go to other operators, specially as soon as more and more B787, A350 and A380 join the fleet, thereīs nothing else they can do with them, some of them are 10 years old by the time they got the A350 they will be 12-13 so itīs good time to start replacing them or sending them to convert.

Qatar Airways to convert A330 jets to freighters | Reuters

Apart from the last 3 A332F the last A330 to join the fleet was in 2008, so if in the last 5 almost 6 years they have not ordered more itīs because the have decide about it.

Anyone has news about the PAT?? please PM about it if you can...

Thank you
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Old 5th Nov 2013, 16:00
  #6702 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Sand pit
Posts: 23
Assessment 1st October
Offer letter 5th nov
F/O 330

3500 total hrs on 320 330
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Old 5th Nov 2013, 18:20
  #6703 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Elysium
Posts: 30
Congrats Ref2010! wht fleet have they offered?
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Old 5th Nov 2013, 19:55
  #6704 (permalink)  
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: In the Air
Posts: 14
Congrats Ref2010 That was pretty quick......Time on type really helps alot!
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Old 6th Nov 2013, 07:00
  #6705 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: nowhere
Posts: 21
new here

Hi guys I'm new here,
Applied to QR in may 2013 , they sent me an email in Aug saying I'm shortlisted
And will contact shortly for interview dates, finally on Oct they sent Me the invitation for screening which is on March 2014, that's a long wait though
I'm a F/O 320
5000hrs total
4500hrs A320
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Old 7th Nov 2013, 07:19
  #6706 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Home soon
Posts: 1,969
Arent you close to an upgrade in your airline with such hours?
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Old 7th Nov 2013, 21:02
  #6707 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Doha
Posts: 14

Well done. See you on the line some day.

Anyone know the future of the A330 fleet?
Some of the A330s have already been converted to freight. There is a flight to Madrid, and soon there will be to Paris, Georgia and Beirut. The 787 and 777 has already taken over many of the A330 passenger routes.
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Old 8th Nov 2013, 13:40
  #6708 (permalink)  
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: miles away 'avin some wasabi
Posts: 17
OK. So here's the scoop on my experience

Applied for F/O Non Type Rated. Interview May 2012, end of July got put in the TALENT POOL, been receiving updates every few months like everyone else... the famous " our manpower requirements have not changed, we will keep you updated" and so on ... got a request for some hours updates also...

Anyways, a few weeks ago got a very short and cold email stating that the requirements criteria in the mean time have changed and i have been withdrawn from the talent pool and am no longer applicable. Probably because i am not type rated and so on... So over 1 and a half years of waiting results in a simple "sorry goodbye"

Point being... its clear they are taking only type rated guys at the moment, DO NOT put all your eggs in one basket and always have a plan B and C just in case...
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Old 8th Nov 2013, 17:17
  #6709 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2013
Location: sky
Posts: 51
Sorry to hear that.gud luck n dont lose heart

Last edited by hawk99; 8th Nov 2013 at 19:28.
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Old 8th Nov 2013, 19:11
  #6710 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Up in the Air
Posts: 143
hi FROM BG2CT...

Thatīs really bad, specially if they donīt tell you exactly why you are no longer applicable, however why only you and not all the non type rated guys??

I am in the same situation, waiting on the pool, but letīs see what happens in the future, I did my interview on Sept12. Actually i went for FTSO, I donīt know whatīs going to happen with all of us, but I donīt think theyīve called any FTSO so far.
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Old 9th Nov 2013, 03:54
  #6711 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 2005
Location: venus
Posts: 407
"...the requirements criteria in the mean time have changed..."

Typically Qatar airways..., rules and regulations here keep changing like the wind direction....
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Old 9th Nov 2013, 07:42
  #6712 (permalink)  
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: MainlandEurope
Posts: 112

I just got withdrawn from a Flight....so its clearly used for Training purpose.
You can see recently that a lot of Second Officers get trained on Line ....
New Airport is used to do circuits with new rated F/o and SFO.
Its moving and the Aircrafts are coming ,so hang in there.
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Old 10th Nov 2013, 01:51
  #6713 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Location
Posts: 29
My story so far.....

My story so far......
Sept 2012..... Technical Quiz, Interview, simulator onA330.... In Doha
Never heard a thing. No updates... No emails. No congrats.
May 2013... Qatar wanting more information. Hours and Simulator Assessments from my current job. Happy to send all that.
August 2013 Invitation for PATS Assessment.
I couldn't make it due to my current work commitments.
Nov 2013 I have booked in a PATS assessment in the coming weeks..

Currently 5000 hours
B737 Captain and applied for a non type rated FO position at Qatar.

I have no idea where I fit in with which group. Am I already in the pool? If so. Which one. Lol. Why are they flying back to Doha to complete just the PATS assessment. Hopefully things go well in the coming months.
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Old 10th Nov 2013, 06:35
  #6714 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 6
non type rated

Hey guys, First time poster
I don't know if this applies but I interviewed in 2012 was hired and finally received the class date for Jan. Hopefully this will keep some of you motivated.
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Old 10th Nov 2013, 12:11
  #6715 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Up in the Air
Posts: 143

Congrats first of all.

Can you share a bit more?? hours, date of interview, PAT...


Captain on B737 and you canīt get DEC?? Good luck with PAT.
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Old 10th Nov 2013, 17:47
  #6716 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Europe
Posts: 1,484
If Qatar orders the Bombardier C-Series like Al Baker has "hinted" for awhile now, those aircraft will have a unique type rating so everyone should be eligible assuming they hit certain minimums. Will be watching next week at Dubai airshow to see if Al Baker finally pulls the trigger...
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Old 11th Nov 2013, 04:54
  #6717 (permalink)  
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Sky
Posts: 29
Online CV

Hello to all, I was wondering if anyone can help me with a doubt I have in rewards the online CV application. If I register do I have to complete the CV at once or can I come back to it later? I tried filling it out before thinking I could come back to it , but a few days later I got an email stating that I didn't meet the requirements, of course I didn't finish filling out the CV, would this be a problem if I register with a different email and try filling out the CV again. Any tips and guidance will be appreciate it. Thank you.
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Old 11th Nov 2013, 06:09
  #6718 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 50
Posts: 426
@k1000..regarding online app, I would think you could save and exit, return and finish before you submit.....however maybe it is better to try and complete all.
I do think you need try a new email, if it wont let you apply using the old one. I applied originally, and never received any response so tried to update and reapply several months later, and the only thing that worked was to start over using a different email
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Old 11th Nov 2013, 11:42
  #6719 (permalink)  
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Sky
Posts: 29

Thank you for your reply Casablanca, do you have DOJ or are you already working in Qatar?
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 03:25
  #6720 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Location
Posts: 29
During PATS

If anyone can help....

During the PATS assessment..
I heard they ask you to describe your career to date? (break the Ice)
Is there any other behavioural type questions you get asked?
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