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

Old 12th Mar 2016, 10:02
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Business is business guys.

Join a LCC and get a quick upgrade with max annual hrs and then go as a DEC after a few years if being a captain is the important thing, however I do understand the frustration of being shafted for staying loyal.

It's a game where you have to think about yourself and remember that loyalty shown is forgotten the next morning and only is regarded as being naive by the bean counters.
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Old 12th Mar 2016, 10:49
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There are no more commands to be had.

I think this is an interesting time at EK. If you are joining now there may not be a command for you. Certainly on the 380 as they still need to take all the 330 Captains and FO's from there plus ALL the current FO's will still be in front of you. Command could easily be 15+ years away. On the 777, command time will be very far away also. However, if the current attrition rate continues on the 777 then it may be sooner. But if EK puts the pilot package where it should be +25% increase and more importantly change of rostering and credit hours then attrition may slow to a crawl. Remember cost of living goes up about 10% a year here that plus a 5% VAT means anything less then a 15% pay raise translates to a pay cut. Pay cuts for EK pilots have been going on for the past 8 years with no sign of that changing. You will read a lot of posters complaining about being able to survive on FO $ with a family. If you choose to go to EK it must be very seriously considered you may never see command at EK. IMHO
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 08:00
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I was doing the online application. I know the min requirements for FO are 2000hrs with take off weight >20T or 3000 between 10 and 20T. I have 3100 total of which 2400 on the Boeing C17 as PIC. In the Job specific questions they ask you these;

To be considered for direct entry on the A380, please indicate if you have the following:
3000 hours or more on a multi-crew multi-engine jet above 50T
Current on a fly-by-wire Airbus aircraft with 1500 hours or more
None of the above

and

Please indicate which of the following aircraft types you currently fly:
Airbus 319/20/30/40/80 (any variant)
Boeing 737NG/747/757/767/777/787 (and EFIS variants)
CRJ or Embraer
Avro RJ EFIS
Turbo Prop > 20t/MTOW
None of the above

Basically in my case it's 2 times None of the above. Could this mean my application is not taken into consideration even though I have 2400 hrs of which 2000 PIC hrs on a Wide Body Jet. Or can I consider the C17 one of the Boeing EFIS variants?

Who can give me any insight in this?

Many Thanks!!
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 08:55
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Some years ago they stopped taking military only hours. May have changed, but I haven't seen any military fellas for a long time.
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 09:03
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I know before it was indeed mentioned in the old requirements 4000 total hrs of which min 2500 on a modern commercial aircraft or something along that line.
But now it's just min 2000 hrs so I see no reason why I can't apply.
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 11:57
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I see your point. So just find where it says C17 and tick that.
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 12:05
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Well I could add C17 in the beginning where you fill in Work Experience but these 2 questions were at the end of the application process. They have tick marks in front of them so those are the only options you have at that pount
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 15:09
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So you see my point above.
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 18:42
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What the don is alluding to is this: Emirates make the rules in a fairly arbitrary manner. They also regularly change the rules the same way. They won't necessarily tell you what the rules are but you are expected to know them anyway. Maybe yesterday they would have accepted an application from a C17 pilot, but today they won't. Tomorrow they might again. Filling in the application is really good practice for what life is like when you get here.

Now, are you sure you want to come?
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 18:57
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Thanks for the info. I read a lot of negative about EK. Can not be that much more worse than the Military but at least the pay is better at EK ;-)
I am just considering my options to make a career switch. I crew rested several times in Dubai and mainly enjoyed it but I can also imagine living there is different story. I submitted my application so let's see what happens.

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Old 14th Mar 2016, 02:23
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They need pilots so bad right now, I'm sure " none of the above" will still get looked at. Emailing pilot recruitment might highlight it.
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Old 15th Mar 2016, 03:23
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Was going for DEC testing in Miami, but just received an email that EK has discontinued hiring DEC(777 for me, not sure about other equipment) indefinitely!
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Old 15th Mar 2016, 09:09
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Hello there

what s the longest some of you people have been waiting for a positive answer once past the EK assessment ?!

regards
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Old 16th Mar 2016, 22:01
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MikeHoncho,

There are a ton of jobs back home now buddy. 90% of the Americans here are looking to leave or go home. If you get the 380, you'll have a great life here. If you get the 777, not so much. The negatives listed here are mostly true so really consider if you want to work for these people. You WILL have to pose naked and spread your butt cheeks for them.....

PS, thank you for your service
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Old 17th Mar 2016, 05:15
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Good one Moseisley
But they probably wouldn't have heard about it because I posed under the name of ....��

With a ton of jobs back home are you meaning in the US? I am not american so without that green paper it's not possible for me to apply except when Ricky Bobby is sponsoring me.
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Old 20th Mar 2016, 04:52
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Hi guys.

Have you been in this situation? After telephone interview with HR your conversation ended up with question when you are able to come. One month left still no negative answer, no positive.

Thank you.
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Old 23rd Mar 2016, 06:29
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Hi

Is there a maths test on day one as part of the computer based tests?

Kind regards

Pin
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Old 24th Mar 2016, 07:13
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they will contact you soon

Originally Posted by Tatarin View Post
Hi guys.

Have you been in this situation? After telephone interview with HR your conversation ended up with question when you are able to come. One month left still no negative answer, no positive.

Thank you.
i got invitation after 2month phone interview
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Old 25th Mar 2016, 14:51
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Originally Posted by snorelion View Post
i got invitation after 2month phone interview
Thank you for reply.
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Old 29th Mar 2016, 11:49
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Passed stage2 in DXB last Sunday :-) ... thanks PPRuNe. Report will be following. Cross fingers they offer the Job!!!!
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