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Old 30th Apr 2018, 21:59
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Originally Posted by parabellum View Post
I flew the 763 with GF for three years and heard nothing of this, can you enlighten us further please?
There were many maintenance issues with the three faulties due to poor maintenance.As a 767 person, there was an entire episode with the rusting...
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Old 1st May 2018, 21:45
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Originally Posted by Gordomac View Post
Smoke : you told us the first aircraft was "en-route" on the 4th April. You now tell us it was delivered the other day. Blimey, must be the longest delivery flight in history. And I looked very silly up at the local taverna in my Bahrain F1 T-shirt telling everyone that the new 787 would flyby on the race day. Fact that it was practice day was tolerated by all who love me. Glad you guys have finally got the aircraft. Hope to see it in October if Staff Travel permit .
The aircraft was brought to Bahrain for the race,i have no interest in F1,i already have apologised for the wrong info at the time, the aircraft then was flown back to KPAE for it final checks,was delivered on friday and had it first flight today to JED , will start LHR during June i think.. Initially the aircraft will have two main destination LHR and CMN.. There is 4 more 787-9 to be delivered by the end of this year and two a320neo, they are moving guys from the 320 in batches to start their type on 78 .. they are on huge shortage of flight deck crew on 320s.
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Old 2nd May 2018, 09:41
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Smokey : no need for apologies anyway. All a bit of banter over very pleasing developments that must have lifted morale quite a bit. Oh & that bit about no interest in F1 ; c'mon ole buddy. Try the KF HIghway on a thursday night or, indeed, just getting in & away from the pink palace for work. I always felt like I was in the centre of a F1 event......................never won !
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Old 2nd May 2018, 11:40
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Originally Posted by Gordomac View Post
Smokey : no need for apologies anyway. All a bit of banter over very pleasing developments that must have lifted morale quite a bit. Oh & that bit about no interest in F1 ; c'mon ole buddy. Try the KF HIghway on a thursday night or, indeed, just getting in & away from the pink palace for work. I always felt like I was in the centre of a F1 event......................never won !
Can see them showing of their cars in Juffair!
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Old 2nd May 2018, 16:41
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Originally Posted by Gordomac View Post
Smoke : And I looked very silly up at the local taverna in my Bahrain F1 T-shirt telling everyone that the new 787 would flyby on the race day. Fact that it was practice day was tolerated by all who love me.
Go steady with the Keo Gordon, the arsenic must be getting to you
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Old 8th May 2018, 03:10
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Hi guys!!
Have you noticed that tiger1975 has not came back nor replied again?
Cheers to you all!!!

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Old 10th May 2018, 21:00
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i heard that there are a couple of airbus 320s on lease?
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Old 11th May 2018, 08:22
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Is there anyone else applying to GF as well?

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Old 18th May 2018, 14:13
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How is the application going on ? @allatp
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Old 18th May 2018, 23:01
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Originally Posted by Smoke mountain View Post
How is the application going on ? @allatp
A few days ago I finally got a reply ( after 3 months ). I havenít sent the required docs just jet.
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Old 19th May 2018, 17:05
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Originally Posted by allatp View Post

A few days ago I finally got a reply ( after 3 months ). I havenít sent the required docs just jet.
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The recruitment is in slow motion as far as i know, they have loads of things to do, they are currently in process to hire around 60 local second officers which they already have started with,DEC captains for both 320s and 330s..

Good luck mate
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Old 21st May 2018, 03:58
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Greetings people,
I read this whole thread after receiving a personalized "please update your application and more details will follow" mail from somebody in GF.

@Allatp, I am planning to send the docs. If you have more details on anything relating this gig, would you be kind enough to share please. I am digging meanwhile.

@Olbie, I read yours and so many other's posts relating salary and expenses. I am sorry to trouble you bud, but I need more specific breakdown of salary. Do you think you can fill me in with specs?

One more thing I noticed on their official website job page, it doesn't mention the sim check anywhere throughout application process for type rated 320 job. However it is quite impossible for me to believe that anybody can be put on job without a sim check. Somebody care to explain what am I missing here?

thanks in advance. Cheers!
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Old 22nd May 2018, 02:57
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Originally Posted by Smoke mountain View Post
The recruitment is in slow motion as far as i know, they have loads of things to do, they are currently in process to hire around 60 local second officers which they already have started with,DEC captains for both 320s and 330s..

Good luck mate
Thanks Smoke!
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Old 22nd May 2018, 03:01
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@Allatp, I am planning to send the docs. If you have more details on anything relating this gig, would you be kind enough to share please. I am digging meanwhile.

Just Landed, I’m also fixing to send the docs.
Cheers.
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Old 24th May 2018, 20:06
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Does their hiring process typically that that long? Three weeks ago I applied for a dispatch position (and yes, I realize this is a pilot forum) and still waiting to hear back. That is if they even get back to you if they choose to bypass.
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Old 24th Jun 2018, 05:52
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Two daily flights to LHR on 787s,8 new destinations are online.. I think 2 A320neo are due for delivery this month..
Any updates about the applications?
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Old 27th Jun 2018, 09:46
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So if these 787's are doing the LHR runs what are the 330's doing instead?
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Old 27th Jun 2018, 18:18
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Originally Posted by kwaiyai View Post
So if these 787's are doing the LHR runs what are the 330's doing instead?
The 330's are still being used. So they are short on staff while the number of aircraft increases. Insurance benefit is being slashed so the trade union is planning on filing a law suit.
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Old 28th Jun 2018, 05:49
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Originally Posted by PanAmFalcon View Post
The 330's are still being used. So they are short on staff while the number of aircraft increases. Insurance benefit is being slashed so the trade union is planning on filing a law suit.
As per the info I've got,they are planning to send pilots to LGW to do their type rating on 787's in groups, I think the next patch are going during September, They are facing huge shortage on 320's flight deck crew

about the union filing a law suit it wont go any where in this part of the world! I've read their released statement , the meeting they had with the board was pointless!
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Old 28th Jun 2018, 09:04
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Interesting tks. Makes sense the Shortage you mention.I spoke to an ex colleague on the
330 and He is flying the 330 and the 320 at the moment.
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