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SIA Cadet Pilot - All Batches, Merged

Old 16th Jan 2014, 10:19
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Simply put it, MPL cheaper to run for the FTO, and the FTO can charge more for the course. So, cost less to run, earn more from the self sponsored "victims".

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Old 16th Jan 2014, 15:34
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Apparently the MPL is not recognized everywhere. More often than not it is just the airline, whose course specific outline one was trained under, that would show interest in hiring you. So if for some reason they say no then it is money down the drain. On the other hand the conventional CPL/ATPL is recognized everywhere and airlines nowadays ask you to get your own type rating after that.
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Old 20th Jan 2014, 15:29
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Hopefully this means there should be some good news towards the end of the year. They are still not accepting fresh applicants and apparently the hiring freeze has still not been lifted yet.

SIA resumes flight training for grounded cadet pilots | AsiaOne Business
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Old 24th Jan 2014, 02:11
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What are SQ's plans on acquiring the 787, 777X or even the 748 in the future? I understand that the first 787s it ordered would be going to Scoot, but any plans to acquire the 787 for itself later?
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Old 24th Jan 2014, 04:18
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The 20 B787 that are supposed to come in from 2014 would go to Scoot. SQ is primarily looking at the A350 (2016/17 onwards) to make up a majority of its fleet. They do have orders for 30 B787-10X supposedly coming in after 2018 which SQ should be looking to replace its A330 fleet with, as their leases should be ending by the end of the decade. The B77X is just to compete with the A350 so don't think SQ would go that route if they have orders placed for A350. Don't think the B748 is as fuel efficient as these other A/C and SQ has no orders for those.
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Old 24th Jan 2014, 05:32
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Oh ok. Heard that SQ was considering getting the 777X too. So if what you say is true, SQ will basically be operating the A350 and 787 only in the future? Unless of course more efficient fleets are introduced...
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Old 24th Jan 2014, 14:46
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The designs on the GE9X which will be used to power the B77X are yet to be finalized, they say by 2015. These engines will have 10% lower fuel consumption than the GE90-115B-powered 777-300ER and a 5% lead in specific fuel consumption over the RR Trent XWB engine on the A350. So I'm sure SQ will keep an eye out on those developments too. 10% lower fuel consumption and they might re-look their current B777 fleet too.

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Old 26th Jan 2014, 07:00
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Wow, you've done your number crunching there fromdgrndup. Although fuel consumption is a large chunk of how an airline chooses what engines they use, there are other factors as well, such as maintenance cost and time between such maintenance. Remember an airplane in a hangar is not making money. And an airlines number one goal is to make money, but if you go for a job interview, please say "safety" instead.

For e.g. when entering data into the FMS, we always use a slightly higher cost index as although we could always just enter zero and get there using the least fuel, BUT, although it burns more fuel, we could squeeze a couple more revenue flights in before the scheduled maintenance or down time.

Say that in your airline interview, I promise you the interviewers will be all hot and heavy for you...
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Old 26th Jan 2014, 15:02
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Learned something new.. Thanks wonderland .
Now only if the economy and aircraft deliveries could pick up then maybe I would have a chance to put it to use.
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Old 10th Feb 2014, 15:49
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News for B777X

Singapore eyes up to 40 Boeing or Airbus jets: sources - Yahoo Finance
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Old 11th Feb 2014, 01:09
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Hopefully they would consider the 748I too....
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Old 24th Feb 2014, 05:43
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any updates abt the next cadet pilot intake? anyone?
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Old 24th Feb 2014, 08:00
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Still too many FOs in the company. Don't expect cadet recruitment until at least 2016.
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Old 9th Mar 2014, 10:58
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SIA cuts flying years for captains and FO's

SIA cuts flying years: Captains to stop at 64, first officers at 62 | AsiaOne Business

Another cost cutting measure. Makes one wonder if there is hope for SIA expansion plans in the premium travel market with competition from Gulf and low cost carriers.

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Old 12th Mar 2014, 03:05
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Noticed on the afap website (www.afap.org.au click jobs) that SIA flying school are advertising for flying instructors , little bit confused really. How do they still have students if no SIA cadetship hiring since a long time (couple of years) . Are they private students or are they just trickle feeding through the last couple of ever SIA cadets , or private sponsor maybe ?

When did SIA last actually hire cadets ?
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Old 12th Mar 2014, 03:24
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SFC is now also training Tiger Airways cadets.
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 00:08
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10 tigerair and a handful of silkair cadets are attending ground school now in SG
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 00:18
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But how many trainees would actually be at the school at Jandakot now ?

Surely it must be a shadow of what it was in the "glory days" when they would have had how many - maybe 100 cadets resident there as they did training for SIA, silk and cargo ?

Brings me to a question really - when the SIA group of airlines were really moving along with their cadetships - how many were they graduating a year ?

Ok I will take a guess and say in the pre GFC boom years - around 120 graduates a year

Some of the Aussie instructors could even join SIA after serving five years at the flying school.

Does anyone actually know ?
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 02:08
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Are the SilkAir cadets also self sponsored or are they training under the Cadet Pilot Scheme?
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 09:42
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Silkair sponsored, tiger cadets paying way too much IMHO, think they did their atpl met exam yesterday...
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