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

Old 20th Aug 2018, 10:20
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Doha
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Originally Posted by Alfredol View Post
Any update for Boeing DEC ???
No change to the status quo, don’t expect a call until next FY.

Current Boeing Command requirements are being fulfilled by FOs

OW

PS. Things may change if they lift the blockade.

Last edited by FlyingOW; 1st Sep 2018 at 11:17.
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 12:37
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Join Date: Mar 2016
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DEC?
Very very soon! No worries at all.
Company needs experienced captains.
it is only the mainstream FOs here on the forum say something different. Obviously they don’t like to see any DECs to take their “well deserved cpt positions”
Mainstream: mass. A big mass from artificial pilot “factories” like Lionair, FR, Wizz, Air Baltic, etc. Mass, just number, high quantity low quality.
Easy to recognize them: no clue about anything. Only thing they know SOP.

So no worries at all, QR will take lots of DECs soon!

Safe flying!
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 16:44
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Join Date: Jul 2010
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@Glider7

It must be a pleasure flying with you.

By the way, there's a huge need of FOs at the moment. Since they introduced the IRP it's been nightmare rosters.
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 16:48
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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Doha, Qatar
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I know several individuals had interviews for DEC last week...not sure what the “big” picture is.
I would guess like Emirates they have qualified FOs and will try to give them an opportunity to go to left seat- anytime man power requirements dictate, then they have individuals ready?
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 16:56
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@Casablanca
If you take a look at master rosters for 777 and 787 you can tell that there are no DEC on training at the moment and the last one who joined did it about 6/7 months ago. Don't know about Airbus fleet.
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Old 21st Aug 2018, 09:18
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Agree with OW, if all the current candidates are successful at upgrade and unless the "big picture " changes, we do not need DEC 777 skippers for the foreseeable future.. maybe 12 months allowing for retirements and leavers. FOs needed mainly on 787 fleet, infant, can't see any new starters on 777!
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Old 21st Aug 2018, 17:18
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Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Jakarta
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Hi everyone i was told that for 777 FO’s spend only 4-5 days in DOHA and the rest are layover and OFF days is that true? Also they have 10 off days in a row is that also true ? Thank you.
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Old 21st Aug 2018, 17:25
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Originally Posted by Avenger View Post
Agree with OW, if all the current candidates are successful at upgrade and unless the "big picture " changes, we do not need DEC 777 skippers for the foreseeable future.. maybe 12 months allowing for retirements and leavers. FOs needed mainly on 787 fleet, infant, can't see any new starters on 777!
I don’t know the big picture- but they are calling Airbus and 777 Dec for interviews
I thought the 787 was quite stagnant for both captain and fo.... and quite short of FOs on 777 which seems to be the emphasis in recruitment at moment
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Old 21st Aug 2018, 19:55
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Why they keep interviewing is just normal HR practice to have lots of irons in the fire, judging by the recent start date offers no DEC 777 have been tabled, all the new FOs we see are starting on the 787. What make you think we are "short" of FOs on the 777? proposed roster adjustments and less blocks off can easily cope with the fleet. Maybe the "good old days" are drifting away and we are becoming EK!
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Old 21st Aug 2018, 20:07
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Join Date: May 2018
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I guess qatar airlines isn’t that fantastic after all, I really can’t shake the feeling of being hustled by this company though. I mean blockade or not,being in a pool for wellll over a year come on
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Old 21st Aug 2018, 23:30
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Join Date: May 2016
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Agree with OW, if all the current candidates are successful at upgrade and unless the "big picture " changes, we do not need DEC 777 skippers for the foreseeable future.. maybe 12 months allowing for retirements and leavers. FOs needed mainly on 787 fleet, infant, can't see any new starters on 777!
Then look closer Plenty of new starters on the 777
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Old 22nd Aug 2018, 02:46
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Exactly, we are hiring and training FOs on both fleets (Boeing). Double digit figures every month for the last couple of months.

B787-9 deliveries scheduled for 2019.

OW

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Old 22nd Aug 2018, 13:02
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Join Date: Jul 2018
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Originally Posted by Avenger View Post
The shortage is simulators not instructors, hens teeth springs to mind
Hello Avenger thanks for the answer. Also, I'd like to know if the blockade is affecting the a320 family fleet a lot and that there has become a surplus of pilots there?

Thank you so much
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Old 22nd Aug 2018, 20:36
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Originally Posted by XPDR7700 View Post
Hello Avenger thanks for the answer. Also, I'd like to know if the blockade is affecting the a320 family fleet a lot and that there has become a surplus of pilots there?

Thank you so much
yes: 320 family has been affected - no UAE, Saudi or Bahrain flights and flights that were once 320 now on other fleets (e.g EBB, KRT).

Most 320 pilots would say the effect has been positive on the roster - no 4sector days, mostly layovers with good European destinations and more flexibility in the roster for days Off.

Is there a surplus?... not really, FOs and Captains are being transferred to 350 every month. Some also went 330 last year. Also people leave and/or retire - and may or may not be replaced by external recruitment.
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Old 23rd Aug 2018, 07:57
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Originally Posted by bananaman2 View Post


yes: 320 family has been affected - no UAE, Saudi or Bahrain flights and flights that were once 320 now on other fleets (e.g EBB, KRT).

Most 320 pilots would say the effect has been positive on the roster - no 4sector days, mostly layovers with good European destinations and more flexibility in the roster for days Off.

Is there a surplus?... not really, FOs and Captains are being transferred to 350 every month. Some also went 330 last year. Also people leave and/or retire - and may or may not be replaced by external recruitment.
@bananaman2 Thanks alot for the clarification!!
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Old 23rd Aug 2018, 13:46
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Originally Posted by Glider7 View Post
Mainstream: mass. A big mass from artificial pilot “factories” like Lionair, FR, Wizz, Air Baltic, etc. Mass, just number, high quantity low quality.
Easy to recognize them: no clue about anything. Only thing they know SOP.

So no worries at all, QR will take lots of DECs soon!

Safe flying!
Glider7,
Artificial pilot factory is this thing CTC in your island called U.K.
You must be one of those astronauts from Thompson, Monarch and few others who compensate their lack of aviation skills filling various office positions.
Or you're just rude and igorant brit.
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Old 28th Aug 2018, 09:51
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Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Jakarta
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Does anyone knows what is the command time in QA ? I am about the join company and I have 3000hrs. I was told 3yrs and 5500hrs but in reality does it work ?
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Old 28th Aug 2018, 14:55
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Join Date: May 2016
Location: Mediterranean
Posts: 137
Depends on fleet and demand at that time but with 3000 hours, a command in 3 years is not realistic, you may need to add a few years.
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Old 29th Aug 2018, 09:26
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Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: London
Posts: 5
Any idea how many candidates are currently in the DEC talent pool? For those in the pool, what criteria does HR use to make a join date offer (eg "seniority" list in the pool, or flying experience, or ....)?
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Old 30th Aug 2018, 05:14
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Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Portugal
Age: 48
Posts: 13
Originally Posted by shyamtalwar View Post
Can Anyone help me with the critical thinking process of QR online selection process. where to study from and what type of questions com ein
try assessmentday.co.uk.
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