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Old 17th Sep 2015, 16:50
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Originally Posted by ClearedToCrush View Post
Hello Polax,
Thank you for the clarification. I was actually thinking about the failure rate of first officers, not captains. Is this also high? And what is it compared to other middle east carriers?
I have not heard of any F/O failures. That doesn't mean there haven't been any but F/O's do not need to go up in front of GACA during line training, I'm not sure whether they do during sim. training or not.
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Old 18th Sep 2015, 00:29
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GACA for FO

FO's have to go through GACA oral and GACA rating. The only difference with captains is that they have less sectors for line training and as polax said not GACA check during line training
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Old 18th Sep 2015, 09:57
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No failures for FO's? This is good news! By the way I read in previous pages that the upgrade time for FO is really slow. What is the average time? Is it possible that they might accelerate command upgrades due to many aircraft orders?
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Old 18th Sep 2015, 13:49
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Upgrades at Saudia for foreign Pilots are still a very rare occurrence. There may be plans to upgrade but you would have a very long seniority list ahead of you and then the upgrade course itself is 12 months, probably the longest in the industry.
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Old 18th Sep 2015, 14:19
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What is the average time?
Guys under evaluation now have served for 10 years!
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Old 18th Sep 2015, 23:32
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Smile Waiting list

Hello everyone, just got my confirmation e-mail to join! Does anyone know how long does it take to get all the paperwork done, visa and then get the ticket to go? I have been reading many of your post. Just don`t want to sound dumb or unaware,but , just simple question. As I imagine , this is the right place to do it!
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Old 20th Sep 2015, 15:58
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Paperwork including visa should take about a month.
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Old 20th Sep 2015, 16:18
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take about a month
Once the offices reopen in two weeks time
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Old 21st Sep 2015, 06:40
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BM, It depends on which part of the world from. Anywhere from 1-3 months !
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Old 28th Sep 2015, 22:10
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Thank you all you guys! There are a few guys from the same screening day that already got their joining date! But most of the group haven`t got any news so far!
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Old 29th Sep 2015, 01:22
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Blue Macaw- Out of interest: How many got a joining date? Which types?
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Old 1st Oct 2015, 02:58
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Hi guys,

I have been trying to aply to Saudia but everytime I try to log in it says I already have an account I have tried with 3 different e-mails I have tried to retrieve my password with 3 different e-mails and still it just says " the info you have entered is incorrect" my soul is broken trying to apply ha, can someone give an inside e-mail address i can e-mail to try resolve this issue or even a phone number to call them...? the PPJN number is out dated now,

Thanks Gents

Also can you commute home working with Saudia? what are the blocks of offs like?
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Old 5th Oct 2015, 04:39
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A piece of advice

I had the same problem sometime ago, I tried many ways and I ended up getting all I needed from PCC Pilot Career Center. Check the website, there is the recruitment e-mail , that is how I got their attention ! Good luck!!
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Old 6th Oct 2015, 03:34
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We were screened in the end of august ! About 60% of the guy for A 320 and 330 the rest of us to the B777. I got my ok on the first half of september. They asked me to send my availability to process the visa send the Job Offer. So far nothing yet. I guess things will be back to normal after the holidays. So, are you on the B 777? If so, how is it?
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Old 12th Oct 2015, 07:26
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A320 DEC

Hi guys and girls,
I got the call for SV interview but need a bit of advise on
Pay end of month realistic ?
Commuting Rosters if available ?
Can anyone throw some light for me ?
Appreciate
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Old 12th Oct 2015, 16:43
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memoryitems:


It's not just you, I get PM's and e-mails from former colleagues asking exactly the same thing.


It can not have been more clearly stated: this is not in anyway a commuting or commutable job.


You get one block of 5 days per month, they can and will use you until midnight on the day before those days start and they'll have you in at 4 am after they finish. The block of days off is flexible to the company when operational requirements justify. Remember we are very short of Pilots and operational requirement has priority.


I like the job but please forget commuting, if you want to stay at home then find a job close to home. This job is in Saudia Arabia.


No more commuting questions!!!
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Old 13th Oct 2015, 00:30
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I dont know if its 100% confirmed,but the recent road shows in Malaysia will bring to to JED more than 100 pilots.Mostly from MAS. Some people mentioned 140. And last but not least. SVA already is advertising vacancies for the 787 ( both captains and F/Os. Also it is the first time that the company states minimum requirements for command upgrade (3 years or 2000h). Of course its a bate. Upgrades will never take place before someone has a minimum of 9-10 years in the company. And we can only speculate as an expat upgrade has never happened before .
Also no more available vacancies on the 777 for F/Os with Airbus experience.Many complaints from local F/Os who are stacked on the 320 for 4-5 years.
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Old 13th Oct 2015, 09:53
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And we can only speculate as an expat upgrade has never happened before .
Course they have, they have always upgraded FO's in accordance with their seniority, last group were from 747 Classic to Embraer, they even developed a program of right seat flying to get them proficient with the glass cockpit, some made, some didnt and returned to the Classic.

There are FO's on the A330 who have either undergone their upgrade evaluation or need to get their ATP written's done prior to the evaluation, so to say that it has never happened is unfair, BUT it has taken these guys 10 years for their seniority numbers to come up!
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Old 13th Oct 2015, 14:16
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Apparently it was a cake walk for MAS guys. 15 min interview and medical ! That's it.
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Old 13th Oct 2015, 15:22
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Yeah 60 guys from the B738 alone
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