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Old 4th Sep 2012, 22:08
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DEC interviews are ongoing at the moment.

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Old 6th Sep 2012, 08:04
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Update received. Broadly no change in situation. At the end of September they are going to start making offers for the 777 fleet for courses starting in Jan 2013. Numbers yet to be determined but more people in the pool than places available. No more airbus courses this year.
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Old 6th Sep 2012, 08:27
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for the update
for the Jan courses
for the limited positions

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Old 6th Sep 2012, 10:17
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It says there are more people in the hold pool than places available before the end of the financial year, which ends at the beginning of April. Last time I checked the pool goes into June/ July? Don't sweat about it!
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Old 13th Sep 2012, 07:08
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but I just wanted to know why Emirates hasn't adopted the idea of DESOs
They don't want them. Period!

and help a lot of EK wannabes reach their goals sooner
EK does not have philanthropic tendencies. They have plenty of people applying as FO and DEC.
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Old 13th Sep 2012, 11:15
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just curious since it would drastically benefit EK financialy.
Says who?
Don't forget that the basic costs of type rating someone..then providing accommodation are the same, as are bringing families across etc..so no saving there.
Next, how many EK sectors actually require a cruise S/O, certainly a few on the 777 and a couple on the 380, but that's about it. I think EK understand that they can attract a reasonable standard of candidate without having to resort to 250hr heros, in any case we have a bit of that already with the local cadet pilots.
Lastly, my impression is, thanks to the location of the crew rest on our fleet, the local GCAA require two current and qualified pilots upfront at all times....a requirement that an S/O is unable to fill in their eyes.

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Old 13th Sep 2012, 12:29
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Guys can we restrict this stuff to the other many and varied threads on Emirates please? There are a great many jumpy pilots who are hoping to hear updates on this thread. Thanks.
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Old 13th Sep 2012, 12:52
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Jungle drums say another 40ish DEC required before the end off financial year. This further reduces the number of FOs required. I am sure .HR/recruiting will update everyone once the dust settles.

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Old 13th Sep 2012, 12:56
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Thanks Don - I've been calm and collected until now, but this is just becoming a joke. Time to look at other things.
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Old 13th Sep 2012, 13:46
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I'm sure you can agree with me that EK of all airlines would save a LOT of money by having SOs for their long haul flights than an all FO and Capt. crew. Surely there must be a good reason why they don't have them already, than just "they don't want them". I am not having a go or anything at you WK, just curious since it would drastically benefit EK financialy.

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Well. I'll put it this way. Last year was a 'bad' year financially at EK; making only $500 million odd profit (can't remember the exact figure), so saving by having cheaper SOs would be literally a drop in the ocean!

Besides - would you really want to be a 1,000hr SO while a cadet with 500 hours outranks you????

And to clarify - they really "just don't want them" is from the top

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Old 13th Sep 2012, 13:57
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Well if we can't have SOs, can we get dancing girls?
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Old 13th Sep 2012, 13:59
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Ah yes - good to see you're thinking straight
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Old 13th Sep 2012, 14:02
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Mate,

The non straight go Boeing!
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Old 13th Sep 2012, 17:15
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Dumb question maybe...

Why more DECs and not the upgrading of current EK FOs, leading to more FO recruitment?
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Old 14th Sep 2012, 00:43
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Mate,

The non straight go Boeing!
Mate. No argument from me here

Originally Posted by bucket_and_spade
Why more DECs and not the upgrading of current EK FOs, leading to more FO recruitment?
EK would love to upgrade more FOs... But logistically - difficult!
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Old 14th Sep 2012, 09:58
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Hi White Knight,

You've intrigued me - logistically difficult...!?

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Old 14th Sep 2012, 14:59
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Well as Ex A380 says it's a lot of extra training to get upgrades from the RHS at a time when the training department is stretched to the seams! As I say, logistically difficult... I'd like to see more F/Os upgrading believe me!!!
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Old 15th Sep 2012, 01:39
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non straight go Boeing
If it's not Boeing i'm not going
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Old 15th Sep 2012, 04:48
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I'll take both
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Old 15th Sep 2012, 16:27
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all in good humour

Ex A380 don't know if you were around when the boys/gals down at your previous outfit called the certain boeing aircraft you flew, the "ferrari of the skies"
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