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

Old 22nd Feb 2015, 16:14
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Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Post-Pit and Lovin' It.
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what is a PSA test?
Hmmm yes upon reflection your definition fits better.

I've heard it both ways though.



PSA Test
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Old 22nd Feb 2015, 18:22
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Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Europe
Posts: 8
Hehe, great one nolimitholdem!!

Thanks MAS2000, I guess u're right.
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Old 22nd Feb 2015, 19:58
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 61
I thought they had stopped the PAT testing? Is this still in use for all recruitment?

Just looking for some good study material for the ATPL exam, Ive heard Bristol Ground School is pretty good but with their 12,000 questions in the bank I don't fancy it!
Can anyone recommend some good study material for the assessment?

Many Thanks
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Old 22nd Feb 2015, 20:12
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Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: in the skies
Age: 29
Posts: 36
Just wondering

I was wondering if one applies to QR with hours on heavy-wide body time (A306 or A310 time) what would be the possible fleet he ends up on?
And with couple of thousand hours on the mentioned jet (as FO), what are the chances of getting hired?
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Old 22nd Feb 2015, 20:50
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: The Netherlands
Age: 37
Posts: 7
Firepush,

What did the PSA look like? Is it an online test ? What did you do at this test ??
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Old 23rd Feb 2015, 00:26
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Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Europe
Posts: 8
Hi supervla.

Yes PSA is the first test u have to complete before being invited to Doha for the screening interviews.
It's online and u have to answer 600 questions/statements: false/true, agree/disagree, what fit the most to ur personality. No good/bad answers like "do u enjoy having a lot of acquaintances", "u usually plan ur actions in advance", see what I mean, and it's redondant.

Seems I dont match with what they are looking for. Too bad I lost this opportunity and was not able to show my interest in interview and sim.
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Old 23rd Feb 2015, 07:43
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: The Netherlands
Age: 37
Posts: 7
Thank you fire.. I hope you find that dream job somewhere else
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Old 23rd Feb 2015, 09:29
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 61
Any idea how long they take to give results following the PSA?

Thanks
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Old 23rd Feb 2015, 09:36
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Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Europe
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Mr Boombastick -- it's pretty quick, couple of days.
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Old 23rd Feb 2015, 15:17
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Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: in the skies
Age: 29
Posts: 36
I was wondering if one applies to QR with hours on heavy-wide body time (A306 or A310 time) what would be the possible fleet he ends up on?
And with couple of thousand hours on the mentioned jet (as FO), what are the chances of getting hired?
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Old 23rd Feb 2015, 23:19
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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Someone else's acft
Posts: 110
Here we go again ! 6 months passed flying (literally) and my time to reapply has come.

PSA complete, let us hope that this time my personality is somehow what they are looking for in an employee.

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Old 24th Feb 2015, 03:07
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Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Far East
Posts: 345
Good luck B737 - am sure over the past 6 months your personality has changed and you are now an outstandingly normal person - just what QR are looking for.
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Old 24th Feb 2015, 18:21
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Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: new york
Posts: 80
Does anyone know if Hainan Airlines airline package is better than qatar airways or not?

Does the age requirement strict ?
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Old 25th Feb 2015, 08:56
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Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Global
Posts: 96
My interview experience

Hello everyone,

Here is the resume of my 5 days in Doha for the Qatar airways assessment, hoping to help those interested.

Arriving at Doha,all it is well organized. Basically you go where they are waiting for you and they do all the burocracy then they take you to collect your bag and to the hotel. First day in Doha was off.. So that you can rest and prepare for tHe next day. I used this day to study and prepare all the papers.

Second day.

Pick up at 7.30 am, it took less than 20 min to get to the offices. All take place there, ground floor, I was expecting a huge skyscraper but at least the recruitment take place in two small rooms just passed the reception...
First , company introduction made with a PowerPoint presentation by a hr English girl plus 4 Qatar airways captains who basically collect all the documents and go somewhere else to check it.
After the interview, a change of room and you find yourself in front of a pc doing your written exam.
Our group was made by 9 candidates, 6 captains and 3 first officer.. A mix of Boeing and Airbus drivers.
The written test is all on Atpl questions and definitions. I studied on ACE to freshen up some useless definitions and it worked.. But without studying a little bit I admit i wouldn't have passed. 50 questions in 1 hour. You are told if you pass in minutes. We lost a nice 777 captain and two first officers.
Then one at the time, on their call, you have the "chat" with two captains.. It last more or less 35-40 minutes. They are really friendly, the interview starts reviewing your documents and then they ask you to tell ,based on your experience , some situations you had while flying.. How you behaved ,how the crew, and they make questions.. CRM is very important. No technical questions.
You are told if you pass in minutes after the interview and invited to the sim for the next day. We lost other 2 guys.. Most probably for poor English.
At 13 pm you are already back in the hotel.

Third day. Simulator assessment

Usually in the late afternoon, so you have more than 24 hours between the end of the interview and the sim. I used this time to rest and prepare the sim, Qatar airways provide a good briefing package, with flight plan and charts.
As usual at the established time a car is taking all the remaing candidates to the sim centre. We were told we would have had a A320 sim, but things change pretty fast and 2 of us had to do it on a 777 sim. At this point we were just 4 captains left and 3 type raged on A320 while 1 on MD11.
i went in the A320 sim, and I was happy with it.
Simulator: short Briefing before entering and then all according to the syllabus.

- one normal take off
-one normal climb
- one ils raw data
- one eng out after take off
-one non precision approach (gnss is you got the training) or vor dme with one eng out
- one go around with one eng out
-one or two failures during the cruise or climb

That's it, no feedback during or after the sim, the examiner is silent all the way till it stops the sim and tell you that Qatar airways will write us within 3 weeks.
now I am waiting to know the result.

Captain 11000 jet hours , 6000 pic A320 with

Hope it helps.
Best luck to all of you
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Old 27th Feb 2015, 02:22
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Germany
Age: 41
Posts: 2
How is the training Process?

Hello, how is the initial training in QR.?

With European passport how quick your family can live with you in Doha, and where are friendly areas near the schools where you can live?
Thanks for any answer...

Safe Fly!
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Old 27th Feb 2015, 15:41
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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Someone else's acft
Posts: 110
Thumbs up

Hi guys...

I've an assessment coming in the following days, and my biggest concern is about leaving my country (brazil) and getting me and my future wife adapted to the life style in doha.

Is the city really all that bad ?

By the way how's the overall cockpit mood ?

I heard that there's not much to do for a couple in doha, is that true (concerts and this kind of thing that normal people do once in a while)?

Any chance she can find a job there (nutritionist) ?

If anyone could help, I would be very glad.

Cheers,
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Old 27th Feb 2015, 18:01
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Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Europe
Age: 29
Posts: 1
Hello everyone,
Can someone please provide more detailed information about the simulator assessment? I am neither Boeing nor Airbus rated.

How about checklists and briefings?
Who is PM, the instructor or a second candidate?

Thanks for your answers!
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Old 27th Feb 2015, 18:22
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Europe
Posts: 1,484
Agreed with posts above. NEVER make a move unless your family is bought in and visits the location first before any decision is made. Try before you buy!
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Old 28th Feb 2015, 13:41
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Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Here
Posts: 12
For Tremit

Tremit:
The intial training is good but really tight, and it depends if you need a full type rating or just a conversion course.
If your family have a europian passport they can join you within few days on visit visa, but if you want them to wait until they get their resident visa then it might take up to six weeks.

Last edited by Vmax400; 28th Feb 2015 at 15:08.
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Old 28th Feb 2015, 18:15
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Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Europe
Posts: 8
To Southpole.

Very well done to u, hope u've passed and thanks for the detailed overview of the selection process.
Have a question, what is "Ace" u referred to?

Cheers mate!
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