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Flight deck positions at FlyDubai Master Thread - Merged

Old 17th Jul 2021, 09:46
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That's great news. Handled much better than Qatar airways.... the 5 star airline, who over did the firing and is now rushing to bring its pilots back on a reduced salary. FZ may be getting some cv's fired across in the winter.
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Old 17th Jul 2021, 10:23
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transport jock

That's good news. New batches are starting in August end. FD seems to be in aggressive expansion mood.
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Old 17th Jul 2021, 19:16
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Did they start the assessments already for that? Or were these guys already hired pre-covid?
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Old 11th Aug 2021, 17:19
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Holding pool

Guys in the holding pool do you have any news about joining dates! Im in the holding pool since March 2020 and very curious if Fly Dubai is going to call us this year or early next year.

any update is appreciated

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Old 23rd Aug 2021, 08:06
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I just got a rejection letter saying my qualifications don't match the profile for a A320 FO. I have 1500 hrs on A320 and 9500 hrs on A330/340.
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Old 23rd Aug 2021, 09:45
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You are 100% correct. It was Flyadeal, not Flydubai. I was so irritated I didn't bother reading who told me to sod off.

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Old 23rd Aug 2021, 18:46
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Hi 737sr,
May I know when was your screening date?
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Old 23rd Aug 2021, 21:21
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transport jock

When will they expect to be joining you think?
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Old 24th Aug 2021, 19:44
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It seems that they are calling now those to be supposed to join in March.
They now should join in October
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Old 4th Sep 2021, 00:27
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Does anyone know the deal with foreign licence cadets..

Have Flydubai ever considered UK licensed low hour pilots? Are conversions and re-sitting ATPL theory under the GCAA mandatory?
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Old 24th Sep 2021, 02:49
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What's the latest situation at FD ? I believe they were supposed to start the recruitment drive sometime in Sept.
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Old 24th Sep 2021, 17:46
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Things at flydubai are not great. Still rotational leave (forced leave) going on and a lot of uncertainty. Lots of pilots/ cabin crew put VOFF on their rosters allowing the company to effectively contact them whenever they like for extra work on all their time off.This is delaying staff getting back to full time employment and delaying recruitment. As for the cadet program I would be very cautious. I would consider asking previous cadets. Most have left now with the treatment they got. The GCAA did not recognise their previous ATPLs exams and some flight tests. Most had to do it all again at their own expense in the UAE.
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Old 24th Sep 2021, 20:35
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Hi guys few questions:
Is the second officer programme going on, I've heard that things are moving forward in regards to that.
Also I've heard FZ have a deal with the authorities which allow foreign low hour cadets a straight license conversion with no need to redo 14 exams again. Any truth to this as Ive been told two different answers.
Appreciate any replies.
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Old 25th Sep 2021, 08:50
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It has everything to do with recruitment. Any one on the street will know with reduced flying and a workforce that can be contacted 24/7 for flying to get extra cash at this time will. It’s been available for years yes, but there was not much take up until the max grounding and the hours reduced. You can not take extra work flying 850-900a year now FZ pilots are at 400-500. Pilots barely ever get called off standby these days as crewing call VOFF rostered people.For anyone that does not understand VOFF it means volunteering day off. After the roster is published you have to fly your assigned duties. On your days off you can tag VOFF letting the company contact you for extra flying.(like standby). Lots fill their entire days off with VOFF in the hope they will get more hours. It can be refused if they do not like the duty. They do this while their colleges are on forced leave and it is also stopping recruitment.
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Old 4th Oct 2021, 10:21
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Gents.
I recently heard of a possible recruitment drive for captains with heavy experience on the 320/330. Any truth to that at all.
And if so could someone post the link please.
Thanks in advance
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Old 4th Oct 2021, 12:16
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Which is why the question. I heard this from a very reliable source and thought of checking it out.
My understanding exactly. As posted by you.
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Old 5th Oct 2021, 19:58
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Just wow. Thatís a terrible read if all of that is true. It looks like things have gone down hill a lot since Jim Vial and Ken Gile have left. I bet transport jock will still try to see the positives in this s$$t show. I read back and jock was only getting a rating less than 10 years ago.Are you now a senior manager in FZ transport jock? You seem to know it all,Shooting guys down that talk for airbus rated people.

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Old 6th Oct 2021, 14:24
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joke is right in saying Fz has not taken any airbus guys for ready entry position but there have been rumors that fz is looking into airbus nein especially when the Max trouble arised but I guess things are off the table as max‘Es are going to be delivered the issue is off the table
when the rumor came around there where also talks about hiring ready entry airbus pilots - might have changed
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Old 6th Oct 2021, 15:19
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They did hire non type rated captains few years back. But with so many pilots grounded, I'm sure they can find Boeing rated pilots for the time being.
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Old 6th Oct 2021, 17:44
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Recruitment happening soon I heard
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