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Old 14th Jan 2009, 11:48
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This weeks Flight International (13-19Jan P11) reports
"Boeing looks set to introduce a modest upgrade to it's 737 family , with a new cabin design developed from the 787 reportedly making it's debut on the first of FlyDubai's aircraft towards the end of 2009."
So ,does this mean that the aircraft will be delivered in old spec and taken out of service to be upgraded ? OR , that the first aircraft delivered will be someone else's discarded orders - not to FD's chosen spec -and subsequently replaced ? OR that this venture won't now be happening as soon as originally planned ?
The 4th possibility is that Flight is talking horlocks, but I wouldn't be turning down any other job offers if they were proposed on the strength of this starting immediately. I just don't think the timing is right in Dubai, and I think the owners privately have acknowledged this whilst maintaining a brave face in their public stance.
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Old 14th Jan 2009, 12:36
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leased 738 's at first replaced buy the 739's they ordered
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Old 14th Jan 2009, 15:47
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Ah OK, that explains it.
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Old 14th Jan 2009, 21:59
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2 Tom

Hey Tom, hello
I did the same staff just after the Christmas no confirmation from the system that CV got over there, as I expected, no reply yet from the Company. Will share info, if any.

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Old 15th Jan 2009, 01:34
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Hello everyone....Just got back from Fly Dubai and I will tell you that it was a great experience. Everyone was very nice and welcoming, the interview was very much in line with what I heard about for EK just a bit shorter. The airport they plan to use for the next few years will be DXB and yes they are working on ID90's, 95's, 75's with Emirates and others. Upgrade will be pretty fast for F/O's.

4931tom - They contacted me fairly quick, about 3 weeks I believe and there were only 4 guys each day they interviewed. So it's not the Southwest style of selection where they interview 200 for 15 positions. Good luck.
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 01:50
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fly2AK,

What were your impressions of Dubai? What was the word about accomodations for FlyDubai pilots? What is the estimated start date for FlyDubai - mid-2009?

Good luck!
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 03:16
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Iver - I was pleasantly surprised with Dubai and had a great time. Everyone was friendly, it was very clean there, felt very safe. They said the housing allowance is expected to cover a comfortable 2/3 bed apartment and they will give a 6 month advance if you want it. They expect a start time for late summer early fall. Hope that helps.
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 04:47
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Thanks...I'll keep you posted also.
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Old 18th Jan 2009, 17:42
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Fly2AK, Hello!
Would you be so kind and answer the following, please:

- Does FD encourage candidates to bring their wives along for the intervew?

- How long did it take the whole journey?. From the day you left for Dubai until you got back home?

- Is it possible for you to expand the information on the whole interview process, please? For example, kind of questions asked, technical questions, etc.

Thanks a lot in advance!!

Cheers

AA
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Old 18th Jan 2009, 18:59
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Hello AA,
My whole trip was scheduled for 5 days, primarily because the airport I flew out of didn't have daily flights. I would expect at least 4 days, 2 days being the interview. Day one was a welcome brief followed by the advanced compass test. This test had a memorization test, math test, aeronautical test, task management test, an instrument interpretation test with RBI, Attitude and compass indicators and a hand/eye coordination test utilizing a joystick and rudder pedals. The aeronautical test asked questions pertaining to runway lights and taxi lights, fuel efficiency/cost index. No worries about the interview not really technical more tell me a time type of interview. Then you will have lunch at the sim facility where you will do a sim ride in a 737-800, 2 approaches no FD, AT or AP. If you make it,Day 2 is HR brief, psychometric testing, panel interview (tell me your stories) Psychologist debrief (how crazy are you) then an in depth physical. As far as spouses they really didn't encourage bringing your spouse, but they were more than happy to offer someone your spouse could speak with to answer questions. If you paid for your spouse to come out I don't think it would be a problem. Fly Dubai just isn't going to pay for them to come out until you are offered the job. Good luck.

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Old 18th Jan 2009, 20:03
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I was told by CAE Dubai that the recruitment process was over and that they only recruited type rated pilots. Nice bs.
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Old 18th Jan 2009, 20:16
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Well I am type rated. I believe Fly Dubai is only interviewing one more month this year, not sure on that though. You can try to verify with others. There was 4 guys each day they interviewed and I know of at least 3 groups of guys. Not everyone was type rated and I can only speculate on their experience.
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Old 20th Jan 2009, 04:51
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Fly2AK,

Thanks a lot for all the info!!!!!!!
It has been very helpful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AA
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Old 22nd Jan 2009, 16:07
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FWIW, I recently returned from interview for F/O with FD, and as has been stated already, 4 candidates per day, and only one out of my group had a type rating.
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Old 22nd Jan 2009, 17:21
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Thank you for this post even if it's not very pleasant while I was told by CAE (who are actually doing the recruitment) that recruitment was over and only concerned type rated guys. Something must be wrong with my profile.
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CAE is not doing the recruitment. You better check your sources
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Old 23rd Jan 2009, 00:11
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Emirates is doing the recruitment with some Fly Dubai people. All the people I dealt with were Emirates except one FD person and he was ex emirates. No CAE involved with recruitment.
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Old 23rd Jan 2009, 03:09
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other way around FD recruiting done by EK people and I think the EK guy to refer to is still EK but was offered a place in FD.

Unfortunately stand by for FD delay
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Old 23rd Jan 2009, 04:25
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Ok my sources might be wrong but doesn't the interview include a 737 sim ride?
As far as I know only CAE has two of them... If they are not involved I just wonder why I got these information from them.

Anyway is there a way to get in touch with recruitment people other than through the website where I submitted my details without getting any feedback but the automatic receipt?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 23rd Jan 2009, 05:25
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SFLY, You are Right. The 73 Sim is done in CAE. I really do not know other way to get in touch with the HR people. They like to take their time.

FATBUS: what dou you mean "unfortunately stby for FD"?
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