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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 29th Nov 2012, 13:46
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What does AE and TT stand for?
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Old 29th Nov 2012, 23:45
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AE- Advanced Entry
TT- Transition Training
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Old 30th Nov 2012, 14:45
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Got a question about the fleet size, I am studying for the initial selection.

Here on the website it stated the current inventory is 136
Cathay Pacific - About Us : CX Background

but here I counted all the aircraft B747, B777, A330 and A340 total to be 113
Boeing 747-400, Airplane Fleet Information - Cathay Pacific

The only different from the two is the number of B747. Ont he fact sheet listed 23 more. I wonder if they ask what is the size of the fleet which number should I give? thanks.
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Old 30th Nov 2012, 19:15
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Thanks for that Ben... I ended up figuring out AE but TT was eluding me lol
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Old 1st Dec 2012, 03:25
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One includes cargo the other does not.
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Old 1st Dec 2012, 03:49
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thanks that is what I guessed. Do I need to study information for both sides for the test or just the passenger side?
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Old 1st Dec 2012, 07:21
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Thanks I been studying the passenger side, but last night I just found out about the "About us" page, which the information is a little bit different.

I might be over thinking this but whats the answer to how many destinations is there for Cathay Pacific?


Here stated 167 destinations worldwide, however most of them are network flights which CX does not have direct flight to. Not sure if I should count the DA and joint operation flight.

I assume 43 is the number of countries that CX have flight to.

Thanks got my 1a test coming Monday, wish me luck.
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Old 1st Dec 2012, 18:27
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For those undergoing selection, a free Cathay Stage Two Selection briefing pack just added to flightdeckfriend.com
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Old 3rd Dec 2012, 13:43
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Study both passenger and cargo sides. I was asked about their cargo aircraft in the initial interview.
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Old 4th Dec 2012, 09:28
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No, radio telephony is not part of the test when I took it several months ago.
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Old 4th Dec 2012, 18:48
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For questions about fleet and latest destinations download the latest annual/interim financial report to stockholders. Then you'll have a firm baseline to work from, the website will give you different answers on different pages depending on when they were updated and these things are constantly changing.

In the interview I was asked "How many aircraft does Cathay Pacific have?". Just rote learn the table from the report and read it back to them until they tell you to stop.
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Old 6th Dec 2012, 05:39
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does the term "right of abode in Hong Kong" in Cathay's ab initio requirements mean that only Hong Kong citizens can sign up for the cadetship?
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Old 6th Dec 2012, 06:30
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Right of abode in Hong Kong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Took me all of 30 seconds.

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Old 6th Dec 2012, 07:34
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Triple like lol
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Old 6th Dec 2012, 07:57
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Hey you got to grab the bull by the horns man!

Your 'Singaporeaness' in showing up lah,don't let Capt. U.p take the Mickey..

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Old 11th Dec 2012, 04:19
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Flight grading hold pool

I am in the position of being told that I am in a "Flight grading hold pool". There is no movement in the pool predicted until the end of 2013. I wonder how many people are in said hold pool? Anyone got an idea?

I've been told that the 12 month hold is the worst possible scenario but don't be surprised if it is longer. I'm sure this kind of uncertainty will have the hold pool considerably depleted by the time they get around to flight grading people again. Regionals in Australia and the US are having big recruitment drives and I'm sure some people won't wait around.

I have some decent hours already and knocked back two other interview offers because of my stage 2 interview with Cathay. One company has agreed to offer me another interview date which I will be attending soon.

Anyone in the same boat?
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Old 11th Dec 2012, 12:36
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So you tend to do nothing for 12 months. I think this is not worthy.
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Old 11th Dec 2012, 13:52
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Immigration law

Hong Kong's immigration law really did damage our hopes of flying the big green machine. Too bad.
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Old 11th Dec 2012, 22:59
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Care to elaborate 888 ?
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Old 12th Dec 2012, 03:11
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Sabotaging your flying dream? You've gotta be kidding me right. What about those LOCAL before the Immigration ruling? did it not sabotage their dream as well? Being born in this place hoping to join the flag carrier but realizing more than half of its cadets are expatriates. It's like WE.. are the minority. People used to crowd, or is still crowding into this program, the 61-week course, is because they can still enjoy a year free training out of the citizenship boundary, and I'm so proud of our HK immigration finally doing something to protect it's own people, to protect jobs from being landed on other's people hands. I'm talking about the CPP ofcoz. Just think about it, what do you feel if it happened in your home country that a company kept hiring expatriates to do things that you're well capable to do it?
I may sound a bit selfish but I'm just speaking for this minority group.
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