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

Old 26th Nov 2013, 08:37
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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 51
Posts: 438
@ Jerman
Just my opinion and observation, but their needs are constantly changing...by early 2014 they could be short on 320 again. There has been a rumor floating around that they would try to make the 320 the entry airplane for everyone.
I personally don't see this happening as it will probably require even more training cycles.
With that being said, I think anything is possible here, and I could see lots of movement on the 330 as the 350 and 380 start arriving
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Old 26th Nov 2013, 08:46
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Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 135
For the people who have applied online how long have they been waiting to hear about an interview......?
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Old 26th Nov 2013, 09:27
  #6763 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: nowhere
Posts: 21
Angel

@casablanca
thanks for the info:
scot T, after submiting the application, QR sent me interview dates about 2 months later, to be interviewd 6 months later ,
tks
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Old 26th Nov 2013, 11:49
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Join Date: May 2013
Location: Sand pit
Posts: 23
Well one of the guys who did the assessment with me and passed
320 rated 2700hrs...didn't get a joining date yet
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Old 26th Nov 2013, 13:28
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Where the air is rarefied
Age: 31
Posts: 63
Since Qatar is hiring 737 TR guys..does anybody knows when and if they're going to open for Non type rated FO's again anytime soon ?
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Old 26th Nov 2013, 17:44
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Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: UK
Posts: 1,211
FMS Speed

Good question, I would also like to know.

Seems the EK are also only interested in Boeing or Bus rated people as well.
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Old 26th Nov 2013, 18:22
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Elysium
Posts: 30
Thanks casablanca nd Ref2010....
Im current on 330.hope to hear from them soon.

Cheers!
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Old 26th Nov 2013, 21:50
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Join Date: May 2013
Location: Sand pit
Posts: 23
Spoke to him a couple of weeks back and he didn't get any
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Old 27th Nov 2013, 13:14
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Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Sky
Posts: 29
Hours

I currently have 450 hrs on A330, on the minimum requirements theres no specification of more than 500 hours, while looking over the aplication online it asks if I have 500 hours, does anyone know if it would be a problem to be called if I apply being short 50 hours? Ill have the 50 hours by mid December. Thank you for your replies.
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Old 27th Nov 2013, 13:31
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Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 135
@londoncalling what is the background check call??
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Old 27th Nov 2013, 15:52
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Join Date: May 2013
Location: Sand pit
Posts: 23
K1000

The requirement is type rating on the big bus, I don't understand y u seem so confused about it....min 500hrs is for a captain on type and since ur a FO it doesn't matter as long as your current
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Old 27th Nov 2013, 16:34
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Where the air is rarefied
Age: 31
Posts: 63
Well, it seems the aviation authority in Qatar does require you to have 500 hours on type in order to convert it back to a Qatari license, that's what've been told..that's why Qatar asks for it ..
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Old 27th Nov 2013, 16:52
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Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: UK
Posts: 1,211
Strange, I had a friend join there a couple of years back without a Boeing rating, have things changed recently?
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Old 27th Nov 2013, 17:21
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Above the clouds where the sun is always shining
Age: 30
Posts: 71
I'm guessing that things change quite a lot overthere.

Is it easy to convert the qatari license back to an easa one? Or is it best to keep the JAR/EASA one current?
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Old 27th Nov 2013, 18:18
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Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Doha
Posts: 14
Strange, I had a friend join there a couple of years back without a Boeing rating, have things changed recently?
It changes on a regular basis. Policies change regularly, recruitment staff come and go.
What you read on the website regarding requirements should be taken with a pinch of salt. I know a guy who got employed here on the A320 and he had a King Air rating!

the aviation authority in Qatar does require you to have 500 hours on type in order to convert it back to a Qatari license
If you don't have 500hrs on type they'll make you do the type rating all over again after you join.

I'm guessing that things change quite a lot overthere.
Yes.

Is it easy to convert the qatari license back to an easa one? Or is it best to keep the JAR/EASA one current?
Keep your EASA license current. Transferring a type rating from Qatar to EASA depends on various factors including whether you are P1, P2 and how many hours you have. I have a friend who did it, but he had to go through a huge amount of bureaucracy and faffing around at the UK CAA to get it sorted out.
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Old 27th Nov 2013, 18:49
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Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: UK
Posts: 1,211
Tinker

So are you saying it is worth applying if one has in excess of the hours requirement but not a Boeing rating (obviously without the 500 hours on type too)?
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Old 28th Nov 2013, 01:24
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Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Sky
Posts: 29
Hours

Tinker,

So what you are saying is to better wait for the 500 hours even though for FO is not a requirement under the minimums or I won't have any problems if I turn in the application with only 30 hours or so short, which I'll be completing the 500 hours in 2 weeks or so.
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Old 28th Nov 2013, 06:00
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Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Madrid
Posts: 4
Hi,

Yes requirements change a lot. QR usually recommends you to have a regular look on their page.

Lately, they are mainly interested by type rated pilots (meaning with 500h on type). Mainly means that you you don´t have a good contact in the company, it certainly applies to you. In the past they accepted non-type rated but that is not the case now, except for 777/787 (I think they require a Boeing type rating, but check the webpage).

Transfer from Qatari to any other ICAO license will depend on the country of your other license. Even for european licenses, the processes are not the same on every country.

Regards
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Old 28th Nov 2013, 11:51
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Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Sky
Posts: 29
Norvak,

What do you mean when you say that I don't have a good contact in the company? I don't quite understand. From what I read recently on their requirements page for FO on A330/340 is 1000 hours minimum on multijet etc but it doesn't say anything about minimum 500 hours on A330 except in the application where it asks you if you have them, unless you are applying for a A330/340 captain position where it's in the minimum requirements. Now please don't get me wrong, I'm not here to contradict know one I just want to make sure I do things right and get the right advice.
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Old 28th Nov 2013, 12:55
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: miles away 'avin some wasabi
Posts: 17
K1000

Hello, i guess u dont quite get what norvak is trying to tell you.. THE OFFICIAL requirements are one thing, they apply for everyone and u can see them on their webpage.. on the other hand, they prefer now to bring type rated guys and guys with more experience or maybe guys with good contacts... it is something u cannot know.
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