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

Old 19th Nov 2013, 13:24
  #6721 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Europe
Posts: 1,484
Now hiring directly onto the 787?

Interesting. 6-9 months ago there were a lot of naysayers about direct hiring into the 787 - instead saying all 787 positions would be internal movement from the A320 fleet.

I guess if you are really, really hoping to fly a 787 one day, QR might be the place for you... Sounds like they will take people with 737NG experience - probably many Ryanair & Norwegian folks who will consider it.
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Old 19th Nov 2013, 13:33
  #6722 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 135
Yeah 737 rated and current, but with about 940-950 hours on type and 2000 total, I am just hoping there might be some leniency regarding this, as Qatar is a good opportunity to get onto a wide body etc
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Old 19th Nov 2013, 14:21
  #6723 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: UK
Posts: 1,211
If current, why can't you get another 50 hours on it?
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Old 19th Nov 2013, 14:32
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Scott T,

I would apply and see how it goes. QR is notoriously BAD in terms of their recruiting/interviewing/training queue processes - but you won't know unless you apply. Tell them you expect to have 1,000 hours by a certain date and then update your application accordingly if that is possible.

I don't work there, but I would say the ME is certainly where you will find the non-BA/VS widebody opportunities going forward. The other non-EK UAE carrier might be another good bet if you are looking for a widebody seat - I believe that carrier has 41 787-900 firm orders to start with first delivery in latter 2014 or early 2015.

Good luck!
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Old 19th Nov 2013, 22:56
  #6725 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Above the clouds where the sun is always shining
Age: 30
Posts: 71
My friend told me about this opening this morning.
I'm currently in the holding pool as normal track SO but since the interview i've flown 1000+ hours on the 738 so i'm hoping i can apply for this application without doing a new interview.
Time will tell
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 06:47
  #6726 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: In a hotel
Age: 43
Posts: 40
No interview again; one size fits all. But you most likely have do undergo the infamous PAT up the backside if you haven´t already.

If it is the case that QR are presently hiring noTRd then your new hours figure should make their eyes sparkle. You need to make them aware.
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 08:19
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Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: UK
Posts: 1,211
I don't understand why the advert is for non rated FOs but that you must be current on some other kind of Boeing with 500 hours, might as well say be rated?

What about those with more than enough TT, but no Boeing rating?
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 12:47
  #6728 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Above the clouds where the sun is always shining
Age: 30
Posts: 71
If the PAT test is still the adapt test they were talking about a year ago i think i'll manage it, have done the same test as selection for my flight training.
Their conclusions were wrong in the end anyway.
I did had contact with them and they would see what they could do.
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 13:06
  #6729 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Above the clouds where the sun is always shining
Age: 30
Posts: 71
fleet specific route maps

I'm quit sure I've asked before but i can't seem to find my own post again.
Around 1.5 years ago i found a website with the routes for each aircraft (330/320/319lr)
Does anyone knows if this site still exists or where i can find the routes for B777 and B787
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 15:14
  #6730 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: FL 370
Posts: 13
classic time

No 737 efis time accepted ? anybody in the know ?
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 17:44
  #6731 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Q5
Posts: 114
Adapt test

As the flying apple mentioned, this test is subjective , unprofessionally conducted, biased and the OWNER is well connected (the elderly chap).
They underwrite conduct which is not delivered , on none of the promises. To neither party! The psycho's are full of them selfs. While the 'operational' guys ARE all the opposite from the above. Since they're checking tangible properties of a candidate and are objective , once they reckognise 'talent'. Now go tell them this and let them critisize this as PRO's. Oh and btw I would tell them this in tha face. Especially the lady.
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 18:22
  #6732 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Europe
Posts: 1,484
Flying Apple,

Don't know of any fleet-specific route maps, but you can now add EDI to the 787 routes effective next Spring...

Press Release | Qatar Airways

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Old 21st Nov 2013, 00:46
  #6733 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: FL370
Posts: 7
Are they accepting 737 Classic time? It is Boeing time.
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Old 21st Nov 2013, 06:55
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Join Date: May 2003
Location: CYYZ
Posts: 271
So is a B-27 Stratafortress, but they are not accepting that either.

Training expects you to be glass proficient before you start.
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Old 21st Nov 2013, 19:35
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Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: FL370
Posts: 7
Thanks Obbie and Javadreaming!
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 02:14
  #6736 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 51
Posts: 436
A guy in my class was Dec on 777 and had no glass experience, although he had 25 years on 74 classic.
I think they often make some exceptions, but don't know what to tell you other than try.
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 15:55
  #6737 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: nowhere
Posts: 21
Can anyone tell me if I could be offered any other fleet than 320
I have 5000+ hrs
4500+ hrs A320
Any chance for a wide body
Thanks
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 16:06
  #6738 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: In the cloud
Posts: 53
It has happend recently, but don't expect more than the A320 not to be disappointed. Everything is about the requirement they have at the time of your joining.
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 16:53
  #6739 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: nowhere
Posts: 21
Thanks for the reply, one of my friend did the interview same experience as me
And they offered him to start training 10 days later :-), he interviewd few weeks ago, I think QR needs 850 pilots in the next 18 months
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Old 24th Nov 2013, 09:47
  #6740 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Sand pit
Posts: 23
Fast track Command

Does QR really practice fast track command. As of what I know if one completes 18 months and achieved 5000 hrs...one will be considered
And 2000hrs wide body and total 6500hrs to get wide body command
My question is....does this really happen in practice?
Your replies would be appreciated
Rgds
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