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Old 25th Sep 2016, 15:56
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Don,

Don't forget lazy...ungrateful AND lazy.

I got 8 hours off this month...not all in a row but 8 !
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Saw this on AIN Online (with thanks and acknowledgement)

Emirates A380 Captain Exemplifies Home-grown Talent
by Peter Shaw-Smith
- November 10, 2015, 1:12 PM
Captain Moataz Alswaini is the kind of person who makes you realize that it could only a matter of time before half the pilots at Emirates Airline are Emirati nationals. Hailing from Dubai, and at 38, he is the airline’s deputy chief pilot for the Airbus A380 and exudes all the calm of one of the airline’s most senior flight operations personnel.

Alswaini has been at the company for 15 years. He joined in 1999 as a cadet, did two years training in Western Michigan University in the U.S., came home, and did transition training straight on to the A330.

“I flew [that aircraft] for most of my career. I then moved to the Airbus 340, the A340-300 and A340-500, and then I progressed as a first officer on to the Airbus 380,” he explained to AIN. “I had to come back to the Airbus 330 to do my upgrade. I did a year of training and then joined the A380 fleet.”

He flew his first A380 in 2007. “I was one of the first guys who transferred onto the A380. Initially we only flew to New York. JFK has always been a busy sector.”

A full-time A380 pilot will fly 80 hours a month, which, on long-haul, could be only three sectors. Alswaini wants new entrants to be commercially oriented and adaptable. “Open to changes of fleet, changes of rules. [To] being a role model.”

Emirates is known for stringent entry criteria. It hires “motivated, technically proficient and experienced pilots who aspire to excellence.” Minimum first officer requirements include an ICAO ATPL and excellent English-language fluency, to ICAO English level 4 or above.

“We will accept applications from pilots from multi-engine, multi-crew, turboprop and jet aircraft, including business jets, with a MTOW of 10 [metric] tons or more,” the company said. “Our employee diversity of over 160 nationalities is our unique strength as a global organization. Our employee diversity also complements Dubai’s cosmopolitan multicultural population where over 85 percent of residents are expatriates.”

Alswaini has a busy career. “It all depends on how you plan it, manage your life. It’s [the only] job [I’ve ever done]. You just get used to it,” he said. “The pressure, the expansion—you can see it since 2001. The expansion never stops. I could have been a line pilot, had rosters, and still be flying around the world, but I chose this field, and luckily I got it.

“Yes, I do have weekends off with the family. Basically, my wanting to learn has pushed me to seek this position. It’s a demanding job, being a Deputy. It explains why I am comfortable where I am.”

Alswaini does about three flights a month. “I will not be flying the week of Dubai Airshow because I want to attend. I [flew] to Munich on October 25, and in November I am doing London Heathrow and Hong Kong.”

He has several other responsibilities as deputy chief pilot. “We manage operational issues, expansion, SOPs, pilots, with regard to their performance and capabilities. If there is any issue online, we discuss with training how to decide a proper training package. We manage rosters, promotions and vacations, but it’s mostly operational. We take on projects, manpower issues, with planning expansion, whether we are going to recruit more, where we will get trainees from.

“We need experienced pilots. Recruitment is ongoing all around the world, through roadshows. The week [of Dubai Airshow], they are taking place in Australia and the U.S. Training programs have very stringent requirements to cover pretty much all the network. The simulator sessions are very demanding. If they pass these sessions and a number of other requirements, we take them on.”

Being commercially minded is important in an Emirates pilot, Alswaini said. Despite a recent halving in oil prices, he cited the ‘cost index,’ something Emirates uses for flight planning, to decide flight speed. If tailwinds would enable a flight to land well before its scheduled arrival time, throttling back to a more cost-effective speed can mean significant fuel savings and still enable the aircraft to land on schedule. Altitude choice also affects fuel burn.

Though UAE aircraft movements are affected by weather only around 10-20 days a year, other diversions can also be managed. “A commercial-minded captain will choose an airport that is safe and has an Emirates support team that will help with a quick turnaround to continue the flight to its destination with minimum cost,” he said.

The percentage of Emirati pilots at the airline is likely to grow in future, he said. “Well, the word is out. We definitely have more pilots coming in, by word of mouth and by the nature of the job. It’s a good package overall. I can see a lot of potential, of more nationals applying. Recruitment is ongoing. They are doing a great job promoting us through career fairs, through advertising, and the numbers are there.”

AIN asked how many new A380 pilots he will need this year: “The numbers change all the time. We have around 1,100 pilots for 67 aircraft on the A380. The aircraft is fully rostered. Recruitment supplies the manpower. We manage pilots as they come up.

“If they are looking for 100 Emirati pilots, they’ll get over 700 applications a year. The interest is always there. They are never short on numbers. I can see potential for expansion, with the way the airline’s growing, [in] the number of national pilots.
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F*#k my old boots. So glad I don't have to work for/with a conceited [email protected]*t like that. Delusional is the adjective that springs to mind.

Edited to add: is this the prat who bent one?
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Old 25th Sep 2016, 17:22
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Pontius, I could not possibly comment on your question "is this the prat who bent one?"

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Old 26th Sep 2016, 00:51
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From the initial post on this thread,

"For weeks now, ever since it came out the Tosser(M.al-Sw.) who loves to hand out Warnings is on sickleave."

From the magazine article, "Captain Moataz Alswaini is the kind of person who makes you realize that it could only a matter of time before half the pilots at Emirates Airline are Emirati nationals."
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Old 26th Sep 2016, 03:46
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Just the tip of the iceberg. How many other things have been covered up?
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Old 26th Sep 2016, 04:39
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Numbers

"AIN asked how many new A380 pilots he will need this year: “The numbers change all the time. We have around 1,100 pilots for 67 aircraft on the A380.

the senoritylist tells something differnet:


if I am write we operate 83 A380 and the list says we have actual 729 commander, which is a crew factor of 8,8 (which is a stable number the last recent month)


further we have 759 first officers; crew factor 9,2 also a stable number


the provided 1100 over 67 would be 16.5 which would be double, yes the mentioned DCP calculates with the double amount of pilots


1100 pilots over the 83 A/C would be 13,5 that is already 50% more pilots and a would be a dramatic relieve for every body
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Old 26th Sep 2016, 06:07
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Many airlines operate with 60% Captains due to management pilots, trainers etc. What is clear is that the line pilots are flying/rostered up to and frequently over 100 block hours per month.

Some management pilots have "very" specialised rosters with a chose your leave and flights as you wish system. Don't get me wrong, there should be benefits to being in management BUT NOT by making those below you do the hard work for you (crappy trips and poor leave allocation). This is certainly not a lead by example management style. In fact, to be able to experience the fatigue and ongoing operational issues, ask those at the top the last time they flew Polar or even NATs, how about we start with a deep night flight!

Transparency is everything as is communication except when there are things to hide (evidence) and there I rest my case.

Good day to all

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Old 26th Sep 2016, 16:17
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This mentioned f.... muppet was throwing warning letters at me like confetti.
Questioning his practices and asking his background knowledge on the reason for the warnings he never had a f... clue.
what goes up comes down, thanks Allah for punishing this brat.
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Old 26th Sep 2016, 16:38
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We can only hope the "warning letter brigade" get what's coming to them when and if CM wipes the slate clean.

I hear he's been doing a lot of listening to people about everything that's wrong about EK. I'm certainly considering writing to him about my personal experiences with that side of the company.

Karma is a bitch huh?
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Old 26th Sep 2016, 17:15
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(sarcasm on)

I have a win win win proposition:

Why does EK not put the 334 skippers in question onto the planned T7 freighter fleet, the T7 being so much easier to operate than the holy 380. Apparently that would fill the ranks as not enough T7 skippers applied. They could then call MAS back from forc..,. ehh, sick leave and appoint him CPF. He could participate with the huge DH and enlarging part of the operation, no need to land.

1. 334 skippers happy, as they retain the LHS.
2. EK is happy, because they can start the freighter fleet.
3. We would all be happy we could retain the immense personal, professional and aviation experience of this individual as CP.

(sarcasm out)
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Old 26th Sep 2016, 18:14
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Nice idea but they need bums in 380 seats!
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Old 27th Sep 2016, 10:35
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Wonderful news. Looks like the silly prick is going to be up for criminal charges as he tried to tamper with the ELOM flight parameters...
Inshallah.....
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Old 27th Sep 2016, 12:30
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Originally Posted by 777boyindubai View Post
Wonderful news. Looks like the silly prick is going to be up for criminal charges as he tried to tamper with the ELOM flight parameters...
Inshallah.....
Where'd that info come from?

Good news if true, but thought Wasta would prevail and protect! Can the tide turn in such a way?
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Old 27th Sep 2016, 12:34
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this is seious post! is this confirmed?
did he really try to beautify the ELOM data?
what a poor cheater.
why dont most of these locals and wanabe real pilots admit they should not do this for the next 500 years yet?
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Old 27th Sep 2016, 12:39
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How could he? Is it not shared with Airbus
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How could he? Is it not shared with Airbus
Valid Question.
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Old 27th Sep 2016, 14:40
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why dont most of these locals and wanabe real pilots admit they should not do this for the next 500 years yet?
To be fair, of all the local pilots I met out in Dubai only one or two were known to be 'of that ilk' as we say around these parts.

Most local pilots, especially the younger guys are exemplary in character and more like you and me than those in the '[email protected] Brigade' (I've copyrighted that phrase BTW). Not all the locals are part of important families and most work just as hard as the expats.
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I agree Mr GC. When I was there I liked the vast majority of local pilots; indeed they are of the same character and background of most pilots. Interestingly, this came up in a CRM class that EK pilots although multi cultural 'get on' because the common denominator self - evidently is that they are all pilots. 'Management' is of course a different matter. Anecdotally, the biggest and most arrogant @rse i met there was an A380 'manager' from Europe.
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Anecdotally, the biggest and most arrogant @rse i met there was an A380 'manager' from Europe.
Hmmm, there was some fierce competition for the title, then. The person I always though best met that description and others even less flattering was that American prostitute, the Talking Horse.

He was one of those wondrous breed that insisted on the rank of Captain in spite of never holding a rating on an EK aircraft.

Rapidly becoming a farce.
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