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Old 20th Jul 2016, 18:55
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Originally Posted by Flyboy_SG View Post
700

That's a bad hasty decision you took. A330 is a good fleet and they have started getting good layovers now. It's a wide body at the end of the day and it is a good job. After release you would get almost double of your basic. Which is too good . Besides in 330 your training would be faster. Not everyone gets to come this far. You could have completed one contact and went back home. There nothing wrong with the people are attitude here. You know their language that's an added advantage. You haven't see the worst,that's all I would say. I'm on 777 but I would still have taken the 330 if I had no option other than that.

Any ways good luck.
Eeeee... Could you please elaborate on good 330 layovers
(Apart of few high season GVAs and MUCs in IP and training lines)
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Old 20th Jul 2016, 19:43
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Originally Posted by Romasik View Post
Eeeee... Could you please elaborate on good 330 layovers
(Apart of few high season GVAs and MUCs in IP and training lines)
Istanbul
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Old 22nd Jul 2016, 16:52
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hey ppruners,

is SAUDIA still recruiting on wide body?
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Old 23rd Jul 2016, 22:59
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Originally Posted by one mile View Post
hey ppruners,

is SAUDIA still recruiting on wide body?
Certainly is not recruiting FO's , I think only 320 captains
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Old 25th Jul 2016, 11:29
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Nesma Airlines

Is Nesma still recruiting pilots and which routes are they operating?
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Old 25th Jul 2016, 15:42
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Are they keeping the Embraer or recruiting onto it?
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Old 27th Jul 2016, 00:14
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Saudia as of yesterday starts again hiring FO's for 777,330 and 747 !!!! Rated and non type rated
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Old 27th Jul 2016, 01:51
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What are the details?
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Old 27th Jul 2016, 18:27
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Hello everyone,

How do we reaply, there is no link on the career page. I updated my infos but than I dont know where I can send another application gor FO 777.
Any one can help please
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Old 27th Jul 2016, 22:00
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I checked with two different people in pilot recruitment (one highly placed) and was told that they are not recruiting widebody FOs at this time.
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Old 28th Jul 2016, 01:12
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Hello,
Log in to your account update your details. Then go to available position in there you can find the link to reapply for the same position. Hope it helps.


Originally Posted by one mile View Post
Hello everyone,

How do we reaply, there is no link on the career page. I updated my infos but than I dont know where I can send another application gor FO 777.
Any one can help please
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Old 28th Jul 2016, 07:53
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Hi Hakeem,

Thanks a lot I will do that!

cheers
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Old 28th Jul 2016, 15:37
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Cheers buddy.


Originally Posted by one mile View Post
Hi Hakeem,

Thanks a lot I will do that!

cheers
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Old 2nd Aug 2016, 05:20
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Hi to all captains, i just wonder if anyone can provide a bit info about the condition at the company. I know this is a great company; but as an asian with the a320 hours just met their requirement, I would like to know if any chance I could survive in the company? I really want to move onto something bigger, company or fleet..thx
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Old 2nd Aug 2016, 23:40
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Originally Posted by dalmus View Post
Hi to all captains, i just wonder if anyone can provide a bit info about the condition at the company. I know this is a great company; but as an asian with the a320 hours just met their requirement, I would like to know if any chance I could survive in the company? I really want to move onto something bigger, company or fleet..thx
Forget about something bigger in terms of airplane.320 is the only option the company will offer you. It means endless domestic flights with 3-4 day trips with 14-20 hours lay over in RUH DMM MED. some international round trips around the Kingdom and rarely some European Lay overs ( FCO MXP MUC GVA FRA). Do I have to mention that all of them are very popular with local guys ( and roster is based on Seniority,so you get the idea) plus the fact that FRA is mainly assigned to Instructor Pilots as along with LHR are considered the most challenging airports of the network ����������. Training is very demanding even for a type rated pilot. If eventually you make it to the line then you will fly to the limits. Salary is second to none in the business. Most probably new joiners are based in RUH and that's not bad at all because the situation about the housing in Jeddah is not good at all
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 20:54
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Originally Posted by alloha View Post
Forget about something bigger in terms of airplane.320 is the only option the company will offer you. It means endless domestic flights with 3-4 day trips with 14-20 hours lay over in RUH DMM MED. some international round trips around the Kingdom and rarely some European Lay overs ( FCO MXP MUC GVA FRA). Do I have to mention that all of them are very popular with local guys ( and roster is based on Seniority,so you get the idea) plus the fact that FRA is mainly assigned to Instructor Pilots as along with LHR are considered the most challenging airports of the network ����������. Training is very demanding even for a type rated pilot. If eventually you make it to the line then you will fly to the limits. Salary is second to none in the business. Most probably new joiners are based in RUH and that's not bad at all because the situation about the housing in Jeddah is not good at all
Alloha.
Thanks for the info. Can you answer a question? From the careers page, it appears that substitution of hours, ie. A320 time in order to move into a higher category in the wide body group is no longer permitted. Only hours substitution from a higher category to a lower category , ie. D to B is allowed. Is this a recent change?
Thanks
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Old 8th Aug 2016, 10:40
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Hello all,
Was seriously considering SV as a career for me and some of my mates.
Very reliably learnt that the attrition / failure rate only during training is now slightly below 50%...!
This is both for typed and non typed pilots and includes FO's and Skippers of all fleets.
I've been seriously warned that once here in saudia NEVER unpack your bags completely. Cause you never know when it's time to go back.
Shocking as this might seem, it's horribly true.
Doesn't matter how good you are. How much experience you have. On type or not.
It simply the saudia way or the highway.
I don't mind that too much. But I believe the 'saudia' way is neither the Boeing way nor Airbus way...!! It's simply the 'SAUDIA' way.

Now don't get me wrong. I'm not against change. But, to pass a rule directly contradicting all that you have learnt in the past AND then implementing it with an iron hand can sometimes spell disaster in training.
And then I believe the instructors each have their own unique 'signature' style !

And then there's the market factor. When they have an excess of FOs in the pipeline the FOs start to 'fail'. When their 744 skippers are due for a conversion to the 777 the new hire skippers start to magically underperform and fail !!

So that's that folks. I'm gonna think long and think hard. Very very very hard for this one.

Cheerio
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Old 9th Aug 2016, 02:23
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Originally Posted by Top gun pilot 797 View Post
Hello all,
Was seriously considering SV as a career for me and some of my mates.
Very reliably learnt that the attrition / failure rate only during training is now slightly below 50%...!
This is both for typed and non typed pilots and includes FO's and Skippers of all fleets.
I've been seriously warned that once here in saudia NEVER unpack your bags completely. Cause you never know when it's time to go back.
Shocking as this might seem, it's horribly true.
Doesn't matter how good you are. How much experience you have. On type or not.
It simply the saudia way or the highway.
I don't mind that too much. But I believe the 'saudia' way is neither the Boeing way nor Airbus way...!! It's simply the 'SAUDIA' way.

Now don't get me wrong. I'm not against change. But, to pass a rule directly contradicting all that you have learnt in the past AND then implementing it with an iron hand can sometimes spell disaster in training.
And then I believe the instructors each have their own unique 'signature' style !

And then there's the market factor. When they have an excess of FOs in the pipeline the FOs start to 'fail'. When their 744 skippers are due for a conversion to the 777 the new hire skippers start to magically underperform and fail !!

So that's that folks. I'm gonna think long and think hard. Very very very hard for this one.

Cheerio
thats interesting , i never thought that PPRuNe could replace a therapist
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Old 9th Aug 2016, 11:42
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heard some horror stories with regards to training at SV.most of them turn out to be spot on.two of my buddies opted out in the 3rd and fourth month of training. Skippers both
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Old 9th Aug 2016, 13:25
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Originally Posted by Top gun pilot 797 View Post
Hello all,
Was seriously considering SV as a career for me and some of my mates.
Very reliably learnt that the attrition / failure rate only during training is now slightly below 50%...!
This is both for typed and non typed pilots and includes FO's and Skippers of all fleets.
I've been seriously warned that once here in saudia NEVER unpack your bags completely. Cause you never know when it's time to go back.
Shocking as this might seem, it's horribly true.
Doesn't matter how good you are. How much experience you have. On type or not.
It simply the saudia way or the highway.
I don't mind that too much. But I believe the 'saudia' way is neither the Boeing way nor Airbus way...!! It's simply the 'SAUDIA' way.

Now don't get me wrong. I'm not against change. But, to pass a rule directly contradicting all that you have learnt in the past AND then implementing it with an iron hand can sometimes spell disaster in training.
And then I believe the instructors each have their own unique 'signature' style !

And then there's the market factor. When they have an excess of FOs in the pipeline the FOs start to 'fail'. When their 744 skippers are due for a conversion to the 777 the new hire skippers start to magically underperform and fail !!

So that's that folks. I'm gonna think long and think hard. Very very very hard for this one.

Cheerio
To be honest, if you're this unhappy before you're even here, just stay where you are or find another place...
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