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

Old 2nd Dec 2016, 18:39
  #8881 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 75
No - current type IR.

I only would have had 4 months IR validity on joining (normal in Europe to have a 12 month IR with ATQP).

They eventually relented on the 6 month IR validity but I wasn't going to put my notice in to my current employer as long as Qatar had outstanding requests.

They wouldn't offer any other course date so I couldn't, subsequently, provide them with a release document from my employer.

As I was offered the start date on minimum notice period it meant that I then had less than sufficient time to put my notice in and get the required release certificate.

If they had not requested the IR 6 month validity on joining them there wouldn't have been a problem.

If they had given me more notice of the start date than minimum notice then there wouldn't have been a problem.

If they could have offered several starting dates then there wouldn't have been a problem.

Remember - the start date had only been given a couple of weeks before - they hadn't spoken to me for 6 months.
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Old 3rd Dec 2016, 10:31
  #8882 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: CYYZ
Posts: 272
An early look into the kind of airline you are so desperate to join.
This is QR management in a nutshell.
When an airline shows you who they really are, you should believe them.
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Old 3rd Dec 2016, 16:49
  #8883 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Mountain View
Posts: 109
The IR validity requirement is a QCAA requirement if you are DEC.
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Old 3rd Dec 2016, 18:32
  #8884 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: uk
Posts: 20
So the IR validity doesn't count for first officers? I just got the green light for direct entry Airbus rated F/O. If I get a course date soon it's going to be very tight with regard to my IR expiry date. Can anyone in the know tell me how deep this pool is for Airbus rated F/Os and where can I expect to live with a wife and two kids.
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Old 3rd Dec 2016, 18:36
  #8885 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Mediterranean
Posts: 137
I think they've shortened the required validity depending on your previous experience and fleet of joining.
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Old 3rd Dec 2016, 22:39
  #8886 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Spain
Posts: 95
The new exit permit system starting next week in Doha. Does anyone know what impact this will have? I read you have to give your employer 3 days written notice to leave the country.
Is this for real or am I missing something? Does not sound normal.
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Old 4th Dec 2016, 21:46
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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Mountain View
Posts: 109
IBE,
That does not apply to flight deck. Flight deck obtain an annual exit permit, come and go as one likes.
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Old 5th Dec 2016, 07:31
  #8888 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Spain
Posts: 95
That is under the current system. As you saying there will be no change for flight crew?
The new system starts next week, there will be No exit permits. Hence why I am asking.
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Old 5th Dec 2016, 13:22
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Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Cuckoo land
Posts: 119
My understanding is that an exit visa is still required under the new system. The method of applying is different and is aimed at those workers who are having difficulty getting their employer to grant one. The new system allows a worker to apply directly to the Ministry of something or other for the granting of exit permit and requires three days notice.

As previously stated, QR grants pilots a multi exit visa so the new system has little effect.
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Old 6th Dec 2016, 04:38
  #8890 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Ohio
Posts: 3
hey guys!

I want to apply for the qatar pilot cadet program but i am a little confused. on their website the minimum requirement is to be a national. but places like ctc aviation are saying its open to any nationality. which one is true? and what do you guys advise regarding their cadet program. i am new this. thanks.

P.S. the link where i saw the requirement Cadet Pilot Programme
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Old 6th Dec 2016, 13:03
  #8891 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: new york
Posts: 80
International saving plan vs End Of Service Benefits

Does anyone know which one is better to choose?

I think they contribute more into International saving plan than End of service benefits.


End Of Service Benefits or, International Saving Plan: employer pays 10% of basic monthly salary into the plan ?
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Old 11th Dec 2016, 23:31
  #8892 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Global
Posts: 154
a320 schedule

Could someone also give a detailed description of a320 monthly rosters?

Thanks in advance
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Old 12th Dec 2016, 01:11
  #8893 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: SE Asia
Posts: 306
NTR DEC Widebody

Can anyone confirm if all experienced and TR A320 Captains tha join will automatically go onto A320, or if some/any go A330/A35/A380?

Thanks
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Old 12th Dec 2016, 08:15
  #8894 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Brazil
Age: 40
Posts: 10
I've been in the talent pool since last month and no idea about when they will call us. I've applied for FO non type Boeing 777 or 787.
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Old 12th Dec 2016, 15:44
  #8895 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Brazil
Age: 40
Posts: 10
Originally Posted by Conqueror View Post
How many were you for the interview? There are really good number of candidates coming everyday in Oryc Rotana only 2 fail out of 8 for ours
We were 6. Just 1 failed. Anybody here in the pool ? For how long?
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Old 13th Dec 2016, 11:46
  #8896 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: anywhere
Posts: 38
I have an interview coming with Qatar Airways as DEC Boeing, can anybody tell me what to study for the 50 ATPL questions ? Will 'ace the technical pilot interview' book be enough to pass the test?
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Old 13th Dec 2016, 13:52
  #8897 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Mediterranean
Posts: 137
Get LPJ and study the big databank. The "qr specific" is no longer up to date, a couple of hundred questions are available per subject. If you go through them all you should be fine.
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Old 13th Dec 2016, 17:57
  #8898 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Europe
Age: 32
Posts: 3
Originally Posted by Conqueror View Post
I am in the pool for a month now
2,5 months here
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Old 20th Dec 2016, 11:39
  #8899 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: not in paradise
Posts: 62
Been in the pool for 1.5 years and now joining date in few months.

NTR captain 787.

Can anyone be so kind and share how the roster is on the 787. Ive been hearing lately that the offer is blocks of 6-4-3 days off. Although is not in the contact is that expected?

And also how long does the training last? In other words how long before getting the multi exit visa to go home during days off.

Thanks.
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Old 21st Dec 2016, 16:06
  #8900 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: ankara
Age: 31
Posts: 11
Just applied for Non-type rated 777 fo position.

Anybody knows how much time require for first invitation mail?

Thanks.
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