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

Old 14th Nov 2013, 04:27
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Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Far East
Posts: 354
F01 - not sure how much you know of this test - its basically in two parts - " skills test" and I use that lightly - and a psychological " assessment" by two assessors, who take copious notes. Now they got to start somewhere so, I remember, that is how they start. But soon enough you will be into the bones of the interview and they will delve and prod and try to get you in a corner - common themes seem to be how you feel if you loose in a game of your choice -i.e for me it was along these lines

Question:What is you recreational sport.
Answer:Golf .
Q: Do you bet?.
A:Sure do
Q: Why
A: Puts a competitive edge to the game
Q: Describe how you feel win you loose

And from here they can delve into all lines of emotion - bla bla bla.
Just remember - that they making a profile of you - if you loose your cool or get shirty and obstreperous then chances are small of a pass.

Also a point to note that apparently this assessment was meant to be done by all operational staff - managers as well - and it was discovered that there where more than a few managers who not be recommended for employment let alone the position they where in!!! The rules had to be quickly re-written for present employees!!!
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Old 14th Nov 2013, 06:58
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Join Date: May 2013
Location: sky
Posts: 51
test

FM01

Try to give short replies and dont add anything extra. More u talk extra, more will be the pressure raised. Best of luck
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Old 17th Nov 2013, 02:10
  #6723 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 6
500 hrs on type

can someone please confirm the fact that Qatar Airways gives new type if a pilot doesn't have 500hr on type
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Old 17th Nov 2013, 10:21
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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: In a hotel
Age: 42
Posts: 34
... I joined NTRŽd so I do not know exactly where the goalposts are. However I know people who needed to do the full type-training and therefore bond committal due to insufficient hours on type.
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Old 17th Nov 2013, 10:23
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Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Timbuktoo
Posts: 161
Hi Guys,

Can't anybody share an FO 777 Roster with me??!

Please PM me...

Cheers
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Old 17th Nov 2013, 13:13
  #6726 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: nowhere
Posts: 21
Any idea what fleet I could be offered with
Over 5000 Total time
4500hrs on A320

Interview scheduled for march 2014 ,
Or it doesn't matter how many hours you have ,
Tks
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Old 17th Nov 2013, 13:16
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Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Doha
Posts: 14
can someone please confirm the fact that Qatar Airways gives new type if a pilot doesn't have 500hr on type
Yes I can confirm this.
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Old 18th Nov 2013, 01:41
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Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 6
thank you

Guys thank you for replying to my post. Appreciate the answer
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Old 18th Nov 2013, 04:45
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Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 6
care to share more information on 320
locations?
typical crew experiences?
where do most 320 pilots live?
any other relevant information.

thanks
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Old 19th Nov 2013, 12:24
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Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 136
Qatar airways requirements.

I saw this morning that Qatar Airways have begun recruiting for non rated FO's for the T7 and 78, couple of questions I would really appreciate someone answering,
1: it is impossible apparently to panes any decent amount of time at home at Qatar, whereas apparently EK you can get a bit of time at home in UK, do Emirates or Etihad ever recruit from QR or is there some agreement where they don't poach each other's staff?

2: I have about 2,000 hours 1050 instructor and the other 950 or so (ex astraeus) their minimums are 1000 multo crew multi engine jet, have they ever in the past made an exception for a 50 or so hour short fall???

Thanks,


Scott
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Old 19th Nov 2013, 13:20
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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: In a hotel
Age: 42
Posts: 34
Are you sure about the first point??? Check your source

It is possible to get home now and again, but you would not call it decent time. Max 6 days off joined together, each month.

Expect no compassion if you dont quite meet the hours requirements. Traditionally you would join as a fast-track second officer. Less pay and less priority when the training department is choked. But you would be released as FO upon completion of line check.
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Old 19th Nov 2013, 13:36
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Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 136
Yep just double checked their website 777 and 787 no requirement for type rating but 1000 multi crew commercial jet time, so even if circa 50 hours short no leniency"........?
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Old 19th Nov 2013, 13:51
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Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 6
there is a different post

hey guys, there's a different post with over 300 pages of info. There are quite a few guys/gals on there. seem to me that fast track is very selective and has a long wait time. start towards the end.
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Old 19th Nov 2013, 13:53
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Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: UK
Posts: 1,211
Scott

On their site it says the following:

To apply for this opportunity in our Flight Deck team you must meet the following minimum requirements:

1. A Minimum of 1,000 hours in one of the following categories:

Multi crew, multi engine jet aircraft

Command Turbo-Prop above 20.000 kg MTOW

High performance military jet

2. Be type-rated and current on the B787/B777/B767/B757/B737NG or B747-300-400-800 with a minimum of 500hrs on type.

Do you meet point 2?
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Old 19th Nov 2013, 13:56
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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: In a hotel
Age: 42
Posts: 34
OK, if you say so . .
IŽm not saying that they will not accept you with such hours, just that the requirements for joining from day 1 as FO are just about engraved in stone. This is why they operate the second officer (cadet) and second officer fast-track programs (for experienced like yourself). Its a toughen
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Old 19th Nov 2013, 14:24
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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, 14:33
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Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 136
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, 15:21
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Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: UK
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If current, why can't you get another 50 hours on it?
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Old 19th Nov 2013, 15:32
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Europe
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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, 23:56
  #6740 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Above the clouds where the sun is always shining
Age: 29
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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