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What's the latest info on Oasis?

Old 14th Nov 2006, 20:28
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What's the latest info on Oasis?

Whats the deal?

What's the latest on number of a/c? likely movement right to left? airline funding, is it a stayer or a flash in the pan? whats the package, are there any pension plans yet, etc, etc, etc

Updates please from anyone actually flying with them?
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Old 14th Nov 2006, 23:10
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OASIS- champagne supernova

I was in the aviator the other night and from the horses mouth(a senior pilot), another 7 747-400 are on there way plus looking at 777's for regional and longhaul....interesting times ahead.Oasis have been offered some big freight contracts from Shenzen.......time will tell
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Old 15th Nov 2006, 10:19
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It does sound very interesting, but need more info, to give up a good package in the uk.

any other info from fragrance harbour experts would be helpful
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Old 15th Nov 2006, 17:13
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I'm sure the package has been covered elsewhere but to summarize:
For type-rated FOs basic is £50000 based on 804 flying hours with any overtime hours paid at £67 + £2.80 TAFB + an annual bonus of 15% of basic (paid after 3 years backdated, thereafter annually). Also Loss of licence and private medical cover. There are no pension arrangements yet but the 15% bonus should help. Salary is paid into a HKG bank account. All will be taxed 16% by HKG but most countries have arrangements to prevent double taxation - assuming you declare it!

For non type-rated guys I believe internal discussions are still on-going re the best method of recovering the rating costs - you'll have to check at the interview.

It really is a very happy, friendly airline at the moment with the best of characters from BA, Cathay and elsewhere. Managers are some of the most approachable you'll ever meet. Promotion prospects are excellent on the back of the expected expansion.

I would highly recommend that you at least go along for the interview to see for yourself and be sure ask all the questions you want - then make your own mind up. Good Luck.

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Old 15th Nov 2006, 19:15
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For a Hong Kong base are they offering any housing allowance?
Also if not type rated do you start as SO or FO.
Are the lay overs long?

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Old 16th Nov 2006, 00:59
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Hi Jetcollie,
isn't there a plan to have crew basings in North America as soon as the Oakland route opens up ?
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Old 20th Nov 2006, 16:12
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Evening !

Read on the website the req. for FO's is 3000 Hrs mostly jet; would they look at 2000 Hrs mostly jet for a SO position with the opportunity of an FO position within a year or so you reckon ?
Any info/tips much appreciated !

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Old 22nd Nov 2006, 21:49
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Desperate for rated pilots?
They must have lost my application. I'm rated on 744 with thousands of experience but "no joy".
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Old 25th Nov 2006, 00:08
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Fo not type rated is 50000 pa but you must pay 14000 for your type rating course. So first year 36000pa minus 16% HK tax is 30240pa or 2520 per month plus flight pay.
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Old 25th Nov 2006, 08:53
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Originally Posted by Phantom4 View Post
Second Aircraft collected on Saturday and authorisation from the Board to acquire 7 more by end 2007. Desperate for rated and non rated crews. Min requirement 2000 hrs with 737/757 experience. We need to have open day soon at Novotel HKG and Copthorne LGW. Will post when confirmed. additional info for HKG crews as well as LGW.
Open days soon ?? That would be good news, that would mean things are moving!! Phantom, can you confirm that ? Did they find aircrafts??
Any news by insiders?? And wether they decided to base the next crews in Oakland or HKG ?
Also, from LGW pilots, can you tell me if you always have a stby day the day before your flight?
Thanx
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Old 26th Nov 2006, 07:17
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Total hrs per year?

Do you mean to say that these hrs (805) are hard hrs per year? Is that on average? What about leave and days off per month? Does it take training into account? Just asking as a comparison to other contracts. Not to be critical. One more question (sorry!) Where would a guy find their contractual offers?
Thx, LC

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Old 26th Nov 2006, 15:27
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i HAVE JUST HEARD THEY ARE HAVING AN OPEN DAY ON 11TH AND 14TH DEC NEAR GATWICK?
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Old 28th Nov 2006, 20:57
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Originally Posted by mangopanga View Post
i HAVE JUST HEARD THEY ARE HAVING AN OPEN DAY ON 11TH AND 14TH DEC NEAR GATWICK?
Good news. Any more info regarding exact time location etc
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Old 29th Nov 2006, 02:13
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Interviews been offered at the moment....

Just to clarify.............do you pay for your type rating if you are non type rated?

HB
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Old 30th Nov 2006, 06:56
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If not type rated they stop GBP14000 out of your first years salary towards the 747-400 rating. So GBP36000 as year one fo.
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Old 30th Nov 2006, 09:31
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I would kill to be with Oasis

But I am an older (very) guy, well past my sell by date, but worldwide experience. Not typed on 747.
I want a scene change, and a culture change.
I will be in HK from 5th December until 18th, so will miss the LGW dates, but would be able to see them in HK.

Any input would be apreciated.

SS

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Old 30th Nov 2006, 10:00
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Originally Posted by f/spninx View Post
If not type rated they stop GBP14000 out of your first years salary towards the 747-400 rating. So GBP36000 as year one fo.
Something has to change here, as the prospect of somebody with 2000hrs experience 737/757 wanting to pay 14000 to change to another company is remote. The chap will already be earing approx 50K, so as much as the 744 is the the King of all aircraft, nobody wants to be a Pauper to fly it. Particulary if the company wants a cadre of experience FOs for future promotion;
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Old 2nd Dec 2006, 11:23
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sounds like it's another low cost outfit sickness cutting cost outta corners but if anyone who needs a job on a widebody, worth considering.

heard they're short of guys and alot of flying.

380 latest ? rumours says they are planning to get 380 / 777's ? it'll be nice to see a low cost to operate a 380... hmm, how many pax would fit in ? 600,700 ? interesting ! hahaha
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Old 2nd Dec 2006, 16:58
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Originally Posted by Phantom4 View Post
venue most likely Copthorne Hotel.805hrs equates to 67/month and any over that at overtime rate. you can expect to be close to 900 for the year.

more like 805/11 months= 73 hours... 1 month vacation
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Old 3rd Dec 2006, 10:28
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hope there is the usual invite in Flight this week for a visit to LGW.
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