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Old 14th Jul 2009, 00:21
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Statement from flydubai on flights to India

Dubai, UAE, 10 July 2009: Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, said: “flydubai had planned to begin operations to India with flights to Lucknow on July 13, Coimbatore on July 14 and Chandigarh on July 23, however, due to operational issues, we have had to delay these flights.
“We understand that this is very inconvenient for the passengers who have booked flights with us to India and we apologise for the disruption and disappointment caused.
“All passengers who have booked flights to India will be contacted within the next few days and will be given a full refund, plus a voucher for a free return flight to India or anywhere on the flydubai network, which will be valid for travel until the end of November 2009.
“India remains an important market for us and we will make an announcement in the very near future on when our flights to the region will begin.”
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Old 25th Jul 2009, 04:52
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It was one airplane that was giving them trouble and they were working with Boeing to figure it out and as far as I know the issue has been resolved. The operation is fine.
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Old 27th Jul 2009, 05:58
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Hi fly2AK;

How is fishing up there going on..?any big one yet??
Just confirm everything going straight forward, down here,smooth and efficient operation...improving day by day!!!,four planes non stoping..!!!

see u!!
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Old 27th Jul 2009, 16:45
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Good news then!

Hope anybody can enlighten us:

Is FD expected to cover for the airport parking?
Is FD expected to fly out of DXB permanently or move to Dubai World Central along with EK? (when?)

Hope to see you folks soon!
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flydubai - interview

Hi everybody,

I have been scheduled for an interview with flydubai in September 2009.
Any info or tips regarding flydubai selection process?
Any info regarding Advanced Compass Testing for Pilots? I've never done that...

I would appreciate any help, suggestion, advice...

Regards to all!!!
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It's advise... also

Hi SOPS,

Thank you for advice... I've already checked search engine, as you said. What I meant in my first reply was... is there any first hand experience regarding flydubai interview? I still do my home work... and find this forum as a valuable way to collect needed information from people who have already passed through this process.

Thank you, anyway,

Regards!
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I do have info posted on this current thread regarding the compass test and what to expect, search the earlier threads. The operation is evolving to more efficient operation day by day, it will take time but FD is doing fine. The parking is free for us at the HQ and we leave there by bus directly to the aircraft. FD will operate out of DXB for the next few years. Good luck.
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Skyhawk,

Wrt the compass test, you might review what I wrote here: http://www.pprune.org/middle-east/38...ml#post5071152

The interview (which is just part of the whole assessment process) is very much personality based.... it's not (to my knowledge or recollection) a B737 technical quiz (remembering that not everybody who's applied has been B737 type-rated)... though you will be asked some generic technical questions during various parts of the assessment process and / or maybe during the interview (in a roundabout sort of way).

The interview part of the 2 day assessment, lasts about 1 hour and will be at least two-on-one. It is your chance to ask questions, and is FD's chance to talk with you about why you want to come to FD, what do you see as the challenges of being here, give me an instance when you had a problem and what did you do to resolve it?... etc etc etc.... basically any & all the standard airline interview type questions.

You will find the Interviewers are nice people and your professional peers, i.e. at least one will be a serving Captain with FD (and / or maybe even two of them).

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Ps. And people, please don't PM me asking for examples of specific questions (or I will feel obliged to use nefarious methods to find out who's who and then invite my Interviewer colleagues to start asking a lot of awkward bastard type technical questions).
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Old King coal is a knowledgable old soul,
a knowledgeable soul is he,
you ask and he types on the company time
a detailed answer for free.

Dont worry they wont ask questions like " have you ever run away from a contract without proper notice? "

or " how many times would you like to go get a plane from the states?"

Dont forget to tell them how you did it in your last airline as well . They love that sort of stuff..honest.
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Thank you

Old King Cole,

I checked the thread and link you provided in "Fly Dubai upcoming interviews", it helped me familiarize with issues I was (and still am) interested in. As a starting point, I guess it will help me prepare better for my upcoming interview/selection process.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation,

Regards!
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Skyhawk737 - you're most welcome and thank you.

Willie, very droll, you crack me up!.... have you perhaps swallowed a bitter pill somewhere recently?... wherein there are more than a couple of errors in your prose (which is unlike you?!)... but I won't waste my breath putting you straight. You're undoubtedly a clever man, whereas I just say it as it is; therein, Willie, did someone piss you off in a previous life (or even in this one) or some'at?... if so, **** happens my old son, **** happens! LMAOROF
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Willie, very droll, you crack me up!...

Old King coal is a gracious old soul
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. wherein there are more than a couple of errors in your prose but ,You're undoubtedly a clever man,

and an astute old soul is he..

whereas I just say it as it is;

He thinks they care what he did before
in his crappy old seventy three

Willie, did someone piss you off in a previous life?

Oh Old king coal youre a funny old soul

flying in your new seven three

They tried and tried to make you see

Its better to fly to your new SOP.



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minimum requirements...

Hi there,

I've got no jet experience but 3800 hrs turbo prop (TT 4200). Still on the RH seat as a result of the following:

-I flew as an expat in a place where regs ban expats upgrades.
-I then joined an European ATR operator where I had to join the command upgrade queue, while the economic downturn is not very helpful on that matter.

However I can prove an excellent training record that can be backed by solid references and I have a JAR ATPL.

Can I then ask the following to those in the know please:

1 - Do FD strictly stick to the minimums shown on their website regarding recruitment -ie 73 experience-?

2 - Should the company hire non rated people - let's say me...- how would the TR endorsement be applied on my licence (IAA issued)?

3 - Is FD SOP very strict in terms of allowing or not hand flying.

4 - Do you get Cat II or Cat III rating / how often are you guys caught in IMC conditions in that area.

Many thanks guys for any helpful insight

gwan man

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From what I have been told, and others can correct me if I'm wrong, they are only looking at short course pilots right now, ie those that are current on the 737. That is a relatively new change, as about a month ago they took guys/gals as FOs that had only A320 time (as an example) and put them through the long course.

I believe the SOP is pretty developmental at this point. I believe that there are provisions to hand fly the aircraft, as I have seen profiles for it. Maybe pilots already on the line there can answer that one for you.

I know there is fog at DXB, and they do have cat2/3 aircraft with HUDs.

Hope that helps!
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Cheers Randy!!
Anybody else at all from within the Company ?

thanks

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Fly2AK.
Loooking at the payscale in the web page of FD, I ask myself this: Does the salary information in the web page include the pay cut already?

Cheers!!!!!!!!!!

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AA,

That does reflect the current pay, including the pay reduction. As you can see, it is in the transport and housing with no real change in flight hours or basic pay.

Hope that helps!
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As previously stated the pay is the currently reduced pay that is seen on the website. Right now they are looking at only type rated pilots. This allows them to put new hires through a short course, start to finish (this includes line training and line check, or IOE) is 4 weeks. Hand flying is allowed, nothing prevents this other than an individual's (captain's) philosophy of operating. Hope this helps those that are interested. Make sure you research the housing before you decide to come. In my opinion it is still expensive, especially if you have a family of 2 or more kids. Dubai is not a place you want to run into financial trouble, you don't want to end up in debtors prison. Anyways I hope that helps.
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cheers fly2AK. Info much appreciated . I suppose I'll have to pass my turn this time around...

However, according to the general feel in there, do you guys reckon that selection might be open to TP experienced drivers in the mid term future...

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