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Emirates (EK) Interview - all you need to know about it (threads merged)

Old 22nd Feb 2016, 10:45
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Sim Test

What is in the sim test? My brother is flying the 737 at the moment, if he wants to apply for the FO on a 777, then what will they ask him to do?

I know both of them are Boeing, but they do have different procedures.
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Old 6th Mar 2016, 18:04
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I've been invited for the screening process in Dubai and I'd like to know if someone has already been there.
I applied as DEC and I'd like to receive info on the SIM profile mostly.
PM welcome
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Old 6th Mar 2016, 18:16
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interview

Hello gents,
could i get some hints on how the latest sim profile looks like and what kind of questions should one expect on the technical and during the panel interview? I did go trough this forum but it's more about goods and bads with ek.
Thanks for all the good info!
Safe flights!
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Old 7th Mar 2016, 07:04
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Latestpilotjobs.com is your friend
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Old 8th Mar 2016, 03:52
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UAE expats priced out of their lives | The National

good luck to you all
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Old 8th Mar 2016, 08:15
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Er, am I missing something or was that written in November 2014?
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Old 8th Mar 2016, 08:54
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Yepp, the article isn't up to date. Add another 4,5 -5% inflation to it...
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 22:26
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Unfortunately today they cancelled all the appointments they gave for the DEC positions. They say is only temporary... Nobody knows exactly what is going on, they are very short of pilots and Captains, they cannot upgrade as quick as they want because they have no pilots to replace the F/O upgrading to CPT. The thing is that who joins now as F/O will stay in the right seat for at least 6 years (if everything goes well) because they will (maybe)upgrade all those young guys that will stay for a long time...Who knows !! Anybody with fresh news about? I'll have some (serious source EK HR)info soon and I'll share with you
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Old 11th Mar 2016, 05:39
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Some DEC (the ones already flying on 777 for example) are sometime more experienced than EK FO first officers, second they are not recruiting many F/O but just a few, the pilots with an acceptable experience to replace the "upgrading" f/o are finished.... They hired everybody around and one year ago, to find the last ones they even lowered the minimum requirements !! There's nothing to babysit... DEC is a normal patch that usually they avoid but soon they will need them again, that's normal procedure.... DEC are not delaying anybody, if you read the email that HR wrote to the pilots you will understand....
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Old 11th Mar 2016, 06:00
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Unfortunately? What about those who's upgrades you are delaying? The experienced FOs will be glad to hear this. Hopefully it's a good sign for them. From what I understand they are now finally getting more FO recruitment happening.
Nothing worse than babysitting a DEC that's only flown a 737 around Europe who's moaning because he didn't get the leave he wanted..
ROFL
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Old 11th Mar 2016, 07:02
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Originally Posted by Jack330 View Post
Some DEC (the ones already flying on 777 for example) are sometime more experienced than EK FO first officers, second they are not recruiting many F/O but just a few, the pilots with an acceptable experience to replace the "upgrading" f/o are finished.... They hired everybody around and one year ago, to find the last ones they even lowered the minimum requirements !! There's nothing to babysit... DEC is a normal patch that usually they avoid but soon they will need them again, that's normal procedure.... DEC are not delaying anybody, if you read the email that HR wrote to the pilots you will understand....
Jack, do you actually work for EK? I can assure you the numbers of experienced 777 DEC's they recruited last time was tiny, single digits. Bar a couple of re-joiners and a couple of wide body operators, many were narrow body captains. The exodus of vastly experienced, wide body captains from legacy companies to EK didn't happen for some reason..
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Old 11th Mar 2016, 07:27
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Look Guys,

It is not a problem at all to hire B737 and A320 captains to fly your B777 or A330/340.
This has been done and is still done at many european Airlines like ( KLM , Lufthansa , Air France , British Airways etc... )
What really matters is the level of skills and the quality of the traning given to the pilots.
Today , in my company I can say that I would not board a flight as a passenger with some of our 10000+ Hrs "experienced" captains while I will be very happy to seat behind with some of the recently upgraded First Officers and "in-house made" Second Officers.
It is also a question of discipline , following procedures , avoiding complacency and too much self confidence.
When in a previous life I have upgraded as an F/O from a small business jet to a B737 then from a B737 to a MD-11 I have not had any problem at all.
When later I have upgraded to the left seat of a B737 , everything went very smoothly ( thanks ONLY to my very good previous training and my self discipline )
Today , with 15000+ hours I still do my full take off briefing on the first flight of the day , do all my checklist according to procedures and brief in detail all my approaches , even back to home base.
But I can tell you that some very experienced and some new upgraded captain just skip too many things as they feel so good that they , wrongly , think that those SOPs and procedures are designed for the weak pilots , not for them.
Being a B737 captain , I have no doubt that I will not have any problem to upgrade on one of your wide body and perform with a good standard from the day one ( assuming that I have received a proper training )
Even some trainers ( TRE/TRi/LTC ) have made the worse mistakes reported in our ASRs so , experience a must ???
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Old 11th Mar 2016, 07:41
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Agree

Dubaigong, I agree with you 110% on everything.. I come from a major company where training and discipline was paramount and I know exactly what you're talking about.
I think about this when I send my family with other airlines ( the few that I trust) and I think that I could perfectly fit in, I'm very flexible and low profile.. You never stop learning even after 14000 hrs of flying.
All I was saying was that selecting people, calling them on the phone to arrange the screenings then cancelling everything in one day shows the seriousness of the management of Emirates... Everybody knows that in 2017/18 they will be even more short of Captains and pilots and they will open again.. All the First Officers will be upgraded but they will need copilots for the rest of time so, what happens when the pilots are no longer available ? They will fly the airplanes with only one captain ?
I'd really would like to know who's opening for DEC's then closing then opening.. Is ridicolous !!!!
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Old 11th Mar 2016, 08:14
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What really matters is the level of skills and the quality of the traning given to the pilots.
Amen! When I'm looking to the reduced requirements and the number of pilots needed I do have some doubts regarding the amount of training needed. If you lower the bar you need to enhance the training capabilities. A lot of experience left during the last years....
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Old 11th Mar 2016, 10:01
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Talking/Writing about the last 3 posts here.

What are you guys talking about? Of course SOP's have to be followed, a briefing should be given on EACH sector(how full it has to be is another cup of tea, we have guys in our company briefing for 30 mins and then I want to see what the other guy remembers if the sh** hits the fan).
Strict adherence to checklists should be normal like brushing your teeth in the morning and evening.

Normally you just find this type of people(have by themself this good attitude or being forced by company culture is a diiferent discussion) in any reasonable airline. Simply because the company does not want to see one of their more or less shiny planes sitting upside down at or around some airport making very negative publicity.

I do not think(believe) that someone WITHOUT that mindset even would make it past any serious airline interview(there are always this special companies that never have enough pilots even without expanding), especially EK or some of the other ME big players. I rememeber QR - you could be shittiest pilot on earth(most likely still the case if you look into some incidents/accidents) BUT you had to know the SOP's and the OM-A even I waked up from your deepest dreams at night. Even with lousy flying skills you would get "Qatari Standard"(lol) at the end of your Sim Check(does this grade still exist?). That's another extreme that is not helping to ensure safety.

Previous aircraft type size for sure does NOT matter - got my first widebody command with QR a long long time ago, flying before just medium jets(but talking about 7000hrs + jet). And I never had problems handling that boring bus. It's like driving a train, have your plan set up about the next couple of steps in advance and it will never bite you. I actually had in an application with EK, but honestly, the lack of any medium jet in their fleet made me reconsider what I want to do with the rest of my flying life, so I withdrew. Apart of course from the fact that I really like to have my good nights sleep ^^.

Still prefer flying my medium size jets again, much more fun, more challenge. But that's a personal choice. Still remember my young days sitting as FO on a medium jet flying into often a bit tricky airports(e.g. Innsbruck, depending on the weather as well Salzburg - circling at minimum wx,...). With our long time captains on that fleet it was easy, no issue at all. Then you had this guys, FO longrange, promoted Captain short/mediumrange - sometimes a disaster. I actually had to do the calls because our tiny(in comparison) jet was just way to fast for this guy(s) - not talking about the airport that then finally gave them the rest(but not all of them, but a good share had problems). Just another proof for me that size absolutely does NOT matter(well ok, in one case it matters ;-) ).

Using SOP's, Checklists and proper (but not toooooo proper) briefings are not a choice. My opinion as well of course.


So, everyone with decent jet time and interested in big airliners and still being young and having no trouble with continuous nightflying should clearly give it a try. Would be a win win situation for company and pilot.

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Old 11th Mar 2016, 10:39
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Anyone can tell me how long does it take to get a joining date after doing the interview in Dubai?? With one month notice in present company.
Because in my case everything has been pretty quick, it seems they are in hurry to find people.
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Old 11th Mar 2016, 10:54
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They are in a hurry to find first officers to replace the upgrading FO...Who joins now will stay in the right seat for 7/8 years... If you're 25 then is ok !!
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Old 11th Mar 2016, 15:32
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So hiring dec would be fair to those waiting 7/8 years??
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Old 11th Mar 2016, 16:12
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if you think a bit about it 7 or 8 years is a bit long, but I know people in Iberia that join 11 or 12 years ago and they are still very far to become captain.

It's not fair to hire DEC but sometimes is necessary due to circumstances, but as someone as said before the number is very very low, so no much issue here.
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Old 12th Mar 2016, 06:47
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Questions isn't time to command, its how long you can stay or should I put it customise to living in Dubai? Good luck.
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