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

Old 6th Sep 2015, 13:32
  #8221 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Canarias TFS
Age: 36
Posts: 8
waiting in the hold

Hi guys, just recieved the mail saying that I'm in the holding pool. I applied as a non type rated first officer for 787/777.
How long can I expect to swim in the pool?

thanks for your replies.
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Old 6th Sep 2015, 15:33
  #8222 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Island
Posts: 11
training slots are completely full next six months, so you can guess.
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Old 7th Sep 2015, 21:22
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Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: U.S.
Posts: 9
Hello all,
I had posted this request a while back but it was delayed by PPRuNe because it was my first post. If anyone has any information could you please post or send me a pm. I would appreciate it.

Where can I look at the T& C for A-320 DEC at Qatar? I can not find the specifics anywhere within the Qatar current openings section of their website. I am looking for as much information as possible, travel benefits for pilot and family, annual leave days, medical insurance, company provided housing, salary etc.
Thanks for any information.
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 21:49
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Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: There
Posts: 5
Can I get the same PM from 666?

thanks in advance
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Old 9th Sep 2015, 03:20
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Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: earth
Posts: 73
Seems they have started callin up people with narrow body experience, for positions, Boeing type rated first officer, Airbus type rated first officer
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Old 10th Sep 2015, 03:48
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Yorktown
Posts: 33
ATP license and IR validity


Anybody familiar with QCAR? Just wanna ask re: requirements for joining,
ATL license and IR validity at least 6 mos?

Does this mean I have to do my Proficiency Check, just before joining? If my license is perpetual (FAA) and IR validity is 12 mos, right? And my proficiency check will expire 2 months after my joining date, can I join QR without doing my Prof check?

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Old 10th Sep 2015, 07:30
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Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: where my body lives
Posts: 73
Leemankin, yes that is correct.
You have to have 6 months validity on both your pilot and medical licenses upon joining. So if you need to take your medical again do it. If you need to do your proficiency check again, do it.
Without them you will not be able to join Qatar and HR is very clear and strict about it.
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Old 10th Sep 2015, 08:10
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 81
Qatar require 8 months validity on the home medical on joining.

They also require 6 months on the IR on joining - a problem in the modern world of ATQP where most airlines are switching to an IR sign-off every 12 months.

You could have completed a proficiency check last week but if the IR hasn't been signed off for at least another 6 months + then it is not acceptable to Qatar.

You will need to find a suitable examiner and pay for a separate IR sign-off yourself.

Last edited by Cuillin Hills; 10th Sep 2015 at 08:28.
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Old 10th Sep 2015, 14:40
  #8229 (permalink)  
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: In the Air
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I appologize if my question sound stupid....but are we talking bout Intrument Rating when we say (IR) because shouldnt a completed proficiency check cover that? which most if not all companies do that every 6 months
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Old 10th Sep 2015, 21:02
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Worldwide
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Joining Qatar Airways (QR) - all you need to know about it (threads merged)

666, take me in also plz. Regards!
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Old 10th Sep 2015, 21:14
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Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Air
Posts: 36
Talent poil

Hi Guys.. Does anyone know the current waiting period in talent pool?? Position:- Non Type Rated FO.. Any one who got a call from talent pool..
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Old 10th Sep 2015, 22:41
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Worldwide
Posts: 20

666, also count me in plz, rgrds
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Old 11th Sep 2015, 07:26
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Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: ME
Posts: 41

Hi 666,
would u pm me the same things pls ? those info r really helpful..thanks
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Old 11th Sep 2015, 10:57
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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Limbo
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Same here please 666..
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Old 11th Sep 2015, 11:37
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Yorktown
Posts: 33
Re: license & IR validity

To foswillrule....and Cuillins....
Thanks so much for the info, gents.
Kind regards,
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Old 11th Sep 2015, 15:12
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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 50
Posts: 426
Take what I say with a grain of salt.....as I am not current on the joining requirements and am currently drinking a glass of wine on my patio.
If you are coming from the USA with an FAA certificate some things seem to be different....1) it's hard to come with 8 months validity on medical as it is only good for 6 months 2) normally if ATP rated there is not a separate instrument rating as it is part of the ATP 3)the FAA has same currency/recency issues but your aircraft type ratings don't expire, where as some countries it appears if you do not have a valid medical or PC your rating lapses?4) the FAA will not stamp your logbook( maybe employer will but FAA won't......however the CAA will send them a request and get all your records sent to them directly.you can have logbook notarized etc, bring training records, tax records etc, or any alternate means of showing your years in the business.
Qatar seems to understand this, or at least used to! However if possible coming with a current PC is good idea but maybe not as important as some of certificate holder
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Old 11th Sep 2015, 18:31
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: UK
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Sorry for the confusion but in Europe (EASA) airlines are switching to ATQP (Alternative Training & Qualification Program).

Before ATQP, over a 12-month period, you would carry out the following on the sim:


(IR signed every 6 months for 12 month period)

Under full ATQP the 12-month period will be more like this:


(IR signed every 12 months for 12 month period)

In other words, the Instrument Rating will only get signed every 12 months - making it much more difficult to meet the Qatari requirement of 6 months plus on the IR at joining date.

A cost will be involved in getting the IR signed (away from current employer) to meet Qatar requirements in the event of the start date offer being poorly timed.
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Old 12th Sep 2015, 02:01
  #8238 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Yorktown
Posts: 33
That's what I was thinkin so maybe it's not necessary after all to get the PC renewed as the License and IR are both valid at least 6mos before joining, since the last PC revalidates IR for 12 mos.

Thanks for the JAR FCL requisites as I think QCAR is generally based on JAR, well maybe I will have to clarify with HR, if they would accept my license validity as it is before joining.

Great posts gents, really helpful
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Old 15th Sep 2015, 17:02
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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: In a hotel
Age: 43
Posts: 34
No problem. But you've gotta LOVE your pooch to keep him or her happy.
On a lead around a compound, find a bit of wasteland, or trek to a beach for exercise.
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Old 16th Sep 2015, 02:52
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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
Age: 50
Posts: 426
Having a pet seems to be quite easy but it will limit your accommodation choices as not all places accept pets. Holiday Villa didn't allow but AKG does.
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