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

Old 18th Dec 2013, 10:50
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Letronne
Age: 39
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Hi guys and gals... just wanted some info ..
Applied last month and on the recruitment portal it says INVITED FOR INTERVIEW (since a week)... but still have not received any invitation through email? Anyone else in similar situation?
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Old 18th Dec 2013, 12:57
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Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Age: 32
Posts: 12
A320 FO Talent Pool

Interviewed in Dec, 10th 2013. Got the email saying I'm in the talent pool a week later.
Any 320 FO who was in the pool and have gotten the joining date?
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Old 19th Dec 2013, 19:21
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Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Inflight
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Hi vitorps87,

Congrats on being placed in the pool. Can u confirm which simulator was used for the screening. Was it the B787 or A320? Thanks
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Old 23rd Dec 2013, 17:49
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Join Date: Nov 2013
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sim

a friend interview on Sep said A320 used
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Old 24th Dec 2013, 10:49
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Join Date: Aug 2013
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Thanks Jerman
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Old 24th Dec 2013, 13:05
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Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: everywhere
Posts: 77
What's the point?

As far as I know, QR is mainly recruiting type rated pilots at the moment.

A friend of mine recently went to Doha for the PAT test, he is type rated on the A320 as a FO.
He received the pass mail 2 weeks later, and another 2 weeks later he received an offer of emplyment on the B787!
What's the point of being type rated on one of their aircrafts, being able to go pretty quick through their training, if QR is gonna put you on another type? Is it because they want you to pay for the type rating, spending more time training you?
Why would they do that? What's the difference in recruiting FTSO, SO. They also have to pay for the rating, and the salary is less.
But then again, it's QR we are talking about right? No logic here.

Merry Christmas to all of you!
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Old 24th Dec 2013, 13:23
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Join Date: May 2005
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The point is ...if you hire a 320 type rated pilot and you put him on 320, he doesn't have to sign any bond and so he is free to leave anytime.
( it happens recently I think with a couple of 320 pilots who left after just a couple of months and went back to their previous employer).
No if you put the same 320 rated pilots on 787, it means he will have to sign a bond,and he will be basically " locked" here for a couple of years.

That's the Qr Logic IMHO!
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Old 24th Dec 2013, 13:51
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That's what I thought.
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Old 24th Dec 2013, 16:26
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Join Date: Aug 2013
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Joining Qatar Airways (QR) - all you need to know about it (threads merged)

Flyboy41, my SIM was on A320. I was lucky because Im type rated on it. A friend of mine went on november and also did his SIM on A320 but he is 777 FO.
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Old 24th Dec 2013, 20:51
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Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Age: 32
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sim session

Hi, im A320 rated and my SIM was on A320. I know 10 pilots who went through the assessment during the last 3 months who had their SIM rides on A320, even if they were rated in other types.
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Old 24th Dec 2013, 20:54
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Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Age: 32
Posts: 12
Hi, im A320 rated and my SIM was on A320. I know 10 pilots who went through the assessment during the last 3 months who had their SIM rides on A320, even if they were rated in other types.
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Old 25th Dec 2013, 14:07
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Europe
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Nice to see that 787 FO slots are indeed being offered to newhires! If you are looking for a new job, why not at least get a desirable type rating and gain some new experiences in the process? Great news!

Anyone care to estimate the proportion of aircraft type slots given newhires in terms of A320/A330/B787/B777 slots lately? Any trends in newhire aircraft assignments?

Cheers
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Old 25th Dec 2013, 14:47
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Where the air is rarefied
Age: 30
Posts: 63
If Qatar is hiring to the 787 without a boeing rating what's the point ???? Unless this guy had a boeing rating a non type rated pilot would be bonded the same way as a 320 guy…makes no sense at all.. i know there are a lot of non type rated guys like me who would be willing to go to Qatar and sign a training bond, and would perform the job just as well..Let's hope they start calling NTR guys again...
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Old 25th Dec 2013, 15:45
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Join Date: Mar 2005
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The other main reason newhires are offered 787 is that most of the existing qr pilots refuse to go to 787 for various reasons...
A lot of B777 pilots prefer to stay on their type for better destinations within qr till the 787 gets better network and dispatch reliability...As many still fear for another grounding...
Some qr A320 skippers prefer to get transferred to A330 and eventually to the A350/A380 which both are coming very soon...
Since the 787 is expanding a lot in the near future, there will be loads of slots for new hires...
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Old 25th Dec 2013, 16:09
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Join Date: Jan 2012
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So why not hire non type rated for the 787 then ?? …makes no sense asking a 320 TR for a 787..
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Old 25th Dec 2013, 19:57
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Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Brazil
Age: 34
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787

But generally they aren't calling A320 tr pilots to 787. I know 1 FO from A320 that received the 787 offer, and that guys had a Boeing 757 experience. I'm type rated on 320 and got the talent pool. There isn't a pattern or trend on this.
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Old 26th Dec 2013, 01:45
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Europe
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Is it true that early QR 787s are not built with the separate crew rest quarters and thus not enabling flights beyond Europe?

With 80 A350s on firm order, I can see why many current QR Airbus pilots might look to skip the Boeing side and stay on the Airbus. The route variety over time should be great on the A350 with such a large fleet. That and the fact they can keep their sidestick...
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Old 26th Dec 2013, 04:53
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Join Date: Aug 2013
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Thanks vitorps87.....
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Old 26th Dec 2013, 09:02
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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: FRA
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PAT Test

Hello,

does anybody know anything about this PAT test? Is SKYTEST helpful?


Merry christmas
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Old 26th Dec 2013, 09:23
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Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Inflight
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Hi,

Anyone with recent info about QR interviews. Sim, interview, pat test, etc etc

Thanks

Happy holidays
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