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nautor 21st Apr 2010 17:56

amiri screening
 
hi Amiri01,

I have to go to FRA in may for the Amiri screening, do you have some informations about it.

tks in advance

nautor

Check 'Six' 21st Apr 2010 20:23

Thanks
 
Thanks Amiri for your response.

Appreciate it.

Cheers

Check Six

OLD BMA MAN 11th May 2010 16:39

Head of Ground Operations
 
Hi Amiri01

Thanks for all the information, do you have any info on the Head of Ground Operations? Is it still available have they started interviewing?
Is it worth the move with an 11 year old son?

thanks for any information you may have

Old BMA Man

Dragon 83 11th May 2010 21:31

I also applied late Apr but only received an acknowledgment email and uploaded my files, nothing since. I'm not sure if no recent response infers
any good or bad news. I am an older guy with lots of experience but over age 60 so perhaps that's why.

Shaman 12th May 2010 06:15

Dragon 83,

ditto.

Amiri01 12th May 2010 17:26

The first round of interviews/screening is complete but they are happening on a frequent basis, every 10 days I believe.
Of the six who attended the first round, 3 have been successful and will be joining the A320 fleet. There are still plenty of positions available on both A320 and A330 so don't despair if you haven't yet been contacted. I have no idea how efficient the recruiting company is in responding to applications but I can only hope that they are expeditious with their acknowledgements. I know how frustrating it can be wondering whether a company has actually received your application or not.
I have spoken with 2 of the 3 who were successful at the first round. They indicated that the day long process was quite demanding with all the aptitude/tech/psychometric testing etc, By the time they came to their sim check at the end of the day, they were pretty tired. Full credit to those that managed to get through.
Since being notified of their success last week, they have visited Doha to check out accommodation, schools (that will be the tough one to work out as positions are tough to get in the acceptable British/American schools) and to look at Doha in general. I haven't spoken with them since their visit about their impressions so I can't say what a first timer to Doha thinks.
As I understand it, there have been many applications for the Airbus positions but very few for the Global Express positions so if there are any Global pilots out there, this could be an opportunity.
I do not know if there is a "preferred" age range so I cannot provide any guidance on that. If you are more "senior", give it a go and test the system.
I have not been able to find more info on the Ops position but I will endeavour to do so and post what I can get. It is a newly established position and I believe it will be responsible for organising the ground handling side of things.
Good luck to all.

Dragon 83 12th May 2010 21:28

Thanks Amiri01 for those insightful posts. I have worked in QR previously so well aware of living conditions. I have also worked VIP Ops before also and it has different but interesting challenges. I would like to fly out my career and not be forced out so will persevere.

Cheers!

OLD BMA MAN 13th May 2010 08:44

Head of Ground Operations
 
Hi Amiri01

That is great thank you for the information, I'll keep watching this space!

OBM

Shaman 13th May 2010 11:05

Amiri01,

There are a few pilots on Pprune who are genuinely helpful -thank you very much indeed for being one of them.

dcsagcs 20th May 2010 05:45

Amiri01,

First of all, thanks a lot for your attention and explanations!

Just one more question: I have gotten that there isn`t a pattern of rostering for pilots... But could you give me an idea about how many days a captain on A320 should expect to stay at home per year???
Regards,
:)

Amiri01 20th May 2010 08:29

To address a couple of outstanding issues, firstly, the Head of Ground Operations will be responsible for the ground handling aspects of the operation. He will have 5 staff on the ramp in Doha, mainly supervising the subcontracted ground handling services, but also to assist with the services using our own equipment. He will also have 5 office staff who will ensure that all ground handling services outside Doha are organised correctly and are suitable. He will monitor the performance of external ground handling suppliers to ensure the best standard of service is given to our operation.

Regards the A320 fleet, I am estimating that the average number of overnights per month per pilot would be around 5 - 7. That said, we just had one crew away for around 3 weeks. The flying rates are inconsistent and unpredictable. You might do 15 hours and one overnight one month then 90 hours and 15 overnights the next. With the new aircraft arriving, I do not know the anticipated utilisation for these aircraft. The 320 fleet has been one of the hardest worked during the last few years, so it will be interesting to see how the arrival of new aircraft affects overall utilisation.

OLD BMA MAN 20th May 2010 11:35

Head of Ground Operations
 
Hi Amiri01

Thanks again, that is pretty much what I am doing now, so lets see if I get a response from the agency

OBM

Dragon 83 20th May 2010 18:31

Any feedback as to progress with A330 skippers as most of the discussion refers to A320 ops? Thanks.

Bahraingeneric 21st May 2010 13:54

330 Captains
 
I just applied.

Got email with std response as well as one from someone
stating they are still loooking for 330 captains!

good Luck

Dragon 83 21st May 2010 17:48

330 Capt's
 
OK thanks, well I applied 3 wks back for the 330 with only standard feedback.

And so it goes.

Amiri01 21st May 2010 20:05

I can't be certain but I suspect that the priority for recruiting has been for A320 pilots due to the impending arrival of the A320s. I don't think the A330 applicants need to be too concerned that they have not yet heard anything due to this prioritisation.
I shall try to get an update next week on the A330 side of things.

commander747 24th May 2010 12:59

amiri 01
wondering about the truth of whether is impossible to move over to the amiri flight if presently employed by QR

Amiri01 24th May 2010 14:04

Commander747.
I am privy to neither the policy, nor the politics but I am aware that a number of "suitable" local and expatriate current QR pilots have expressed an interest in joining the Amiri Flight and have not yet been interviewed. This may be coincidence as many "suitable" non-QR applicants have also not yet been invited for interview, but in short, I can't answer your question with any authority. Sorry...

safelife 24th May 2010 20:09

For those who will be invited, the person behind likes the B744 Sim in FRA.
I wouldn't be surprised if he screens pilots on that one.
Might be an Airbus Sim for Airbus guys though.

condorbaaz 5th Jul 2010 13:46

Amiri 01, i applied for A330 capt post. recruiting agency turned me down and instead offered to me Global Express with type training by the company.

Do you know if there is any difference in the salaries of the fleets due to ac type?

Thanks


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