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casablanca 20th Aug 2018 15:48

I know several individuals had interviews for DEC last week...not sure what the ďbigĒ picture is.
I would guess like Emirates they have qualified FOs and will try to give them an opportunity to go to left seat- anytime man power requirements dictate, then they have individuals ready?

Papa_Golf 20th Aug 2018 15:56

@Casablanca
If you take a look at master rosters for 777 and 787 you can tell that there are no DEC on training at the moment and the last one who joined did it about 6/7 months ago. Don't know about Airbus fleet.

Avenger 21st Aug 2018 08:18

Agree with OW, if all the current candidates are successful at upgrade and unless the "big picture " changes, we do not need DEC 777 skippers for the foreseeable future.. maybe 12 months allowing for retirements and leavers. FOs needed mainly on 787 fleet, infant, can't see any new starters on 777!

theexperiment 21st Aug 2018 16:18

Hi everyone i was told that for 777 FOís spend only 4-5 days in DOHA and the rest are layover and OFF days is that true? Also they have 10 off days in a row is that also true ? Thank you.

casablanca 21st Aug 2018 16:25


Originally Posted by Avenger (Post 10229508)
Agree with OW, if all the current candidates are successful at upgrade and unless the "big picture " changes, we do not need DEC 777 skippers for the foreseeable future.. maybe 12 months allowing for retirements and leavers. FOs needed mainly on 787 fleet, infant, can't see any new starters on 777!

I donít know the big picture- but they are calling Airbus and 777 Dec for interviews
I thought the 787 was quite stagnant for both captain and fo.... and quite short of FOs on 777 which seems to be the emphasis in recruitment at moment

Avenger 21st Aug 2018 18:55

Why they keep interviewing is just normal HR practice to have lots of irons in the fire, judging by the recent start date offers no DEC 777 have been tabled, all the new FOs we see are starting on the 787. What make you think we are "short" of FOs on the 777? proposed roster adjustments and less blocks off can easily cope with the fleet. Maybe the "good old days" are drifting away and we are becoming EK!

PADRON737 21st Aug 2018 19:07

I guess qatar airlines isnít that fantastic after all, I really canít shake the feeling of being hustled by this company though. I mean blockade or not,being in a pool for wellll over a year come on :yuk:

APU_inop 21st Aug 2018 22:30


Agree with OW, if all the current candidates are successful at upgrade and unless the "big picture " changes, we do not need DEC 777 skippers for the foreseeable future.. maybe 12 months allowing for retirements and leavers. FOs needed mainly on 787 fleet, infant, can't see any new starters on 777!
Then look closer :} Plenty of new starters on the 777

FlyingOW 22nd Aug 2018 01:46

Exactly, we are hiring and training FOs on both fleets (Boeing). Double digit figures every month for the last couple of months.

B787-9 deliveries scheduled for 2019.

OW

XPDR7700 22nd Aug 2018 12:02


Originally Posted by Avenger (Post 10228343)
The shortage is simulators not instructors, hens teeth springs to mind

Hello Avenger thanks for the answer. Also, I'd like to know if the blockade is affecting the a320 family fleet a lot and that there has become a surplus of pilots there?

Thank you so much

bananaman2 22nd Aug 2018 19:36


Originally Posted by XPDR7700 (Post 10230588)
Hello Avenger thanks for the answer. Also, I'd like to know if the blockade is affecting the a320 family fleet a lot and that there has become a surplus of pilots there?

Thank you so much

yes: 320 family has been affected - no UAE, Saudi or Bahrain flights and flights that were once 320 now on other fleets (e.g EBB, KRT).

Most 320 pilots would say the effect has been positive on the roster - no 4sector days, mostly layovers with good European destinations and more flexibility in the roster for days Off.

Is there a surplus?... not really, FOs and Captains are being transferred to 350 every month. Some also went 330 last year. Also people leave and/or retire - and may or may not be replaced by external recruitment.

XPDR7700 23rd Aug 2018 06:57


Originally Posted by bananaman2 (Post 10230950)


yes: 320 family has been affected - no UAE, Saudi or Bahrain flights and flights that were once 320 now on other fleets (e.g EBB, KRT).

Most 320 pilots would say the effect has been positive on the roster - no 4sector days, mostly layovers with good European destinations and more flexibility in the roster for days Off.

Is there a surplus?... not really, FOs and Captains are being transferred to 350 every month. Some also went 330 last year. Also people leave and/or retire - and may or may not be replaced by external recruitment.

@bananaman2 Thanks alot for the clarification!!

theexperiment 28th Aug 2018 08:51

Does anyone knows what is the command time in QA ? I am about the join company and I have 3000hrs. I was told 3yrs and 5500hrs but in reality does it work ?

APU_inop 28th Aug 2018 13:55

Depends on fleet and demand at that time but with 3000 hours, a command in 3 years is not realistic, you may need to add a few years.

trdriver 29th Aug 2018 08:26

Any idea how many candidates are currently in the DEC talent pool? For those in the pool, what criteria does HR use to make a join date offer (eg "seniority" list in the pool, or flying experience, or ....)?

Flybartfcp 30th Aug 2018 04:14


Originally Posted by shyamtalwar (Post 10217332)
Can Anyone help me with the critical thinking process of QR online selection process. where to study from and what type of questions com ein

try assessmentday.co.uk.

FlyingOW 30th Aug 2018 18:02


Originally Posted by theexperiment (Post 10235110)
Does anyone knows what is the command time in QA ? I am about the join company and I have 3000hrs. I was told 3yrs and 5500hrs but in reality does it work ?

Depends on if your 3K hours are on jets in an airline environment. Also depends if you are Airbus or Boeing fleet.

OW

Prog2000 7th Sep 2018 11:44

Please can somebody help with the process to reapply to Qatar aiways after six months of not making it the first time.

Prog2000 7th Sep 2018 12:00

Can I reapply after six months if I I didn't pass the pre assesment and what is the process. The system seems to be storing emails and data.
please anyone with idea should share

level_change 7th Sep 2018 14:49

Rosters on the 777 for FO's are an absolute nightmare compared to last year and the year before, specially if you are freighter and IRP qualified you will end up with 130 to 150 duty hours a month. Its a never ending tiredness - hotels are getting worse every now and then.
Example Flight ; DOH - DFW , blocktime in the range of 15,5 hours. You will spend approximately 22 hours at the hotel before going back. The latest experiment is a trial to remove the guaranteed OFF block of 4 which is randomly assigned in each month (without leave), instead you will be "able to bid" for days OFF . (We all know how well that works)

There is a clear trend in qatar airways over the last few years when it comes to flight crew T/C; down. Think twice before you jump onto this train.


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