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Old 7th Mar 2006, 07:41
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Air Asia

Hi fellows,

I have been planning to go back to far east as I am getting some tired for low fare carriers.

Air Asia took order of 200 units from Airbus last year. Does anybody know the current situation of Air Asia at the moment and do they hire A320 pilots from western countries???

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Old 8th Mar 2006, 11:05
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Yes and I heard big intake around June/July...

But I heard DCA put a block of western pilots as of last week? Anyone heard anything else?
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Old 8th Mar 2006, 13:32
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Cadet entry is frozen until next year and there is around 200 cadets in the system already.
Ultimately any non-Malaysian pilot wishing to fly for a Malaysian airline will require the "blessing" of the DCA and Immigration (Labour) - this requires the employer to justify that a non-Malaysian is vitally required. DCA is putting their foot down because there are plenty of starry-eyed aspirants hoping for a RHS spot on the A320 - whether or not they can actually fly remains to be seen. Commanders may be a different story however and that remains to be seen also.
Put it this way - and I'll let you be the judge - one of the guys recently went to get a A320 rating abroad in the belief that it would provide longevity in the company when the 737's go... just found out that his 737 contract will be his first and last
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Old 25th Mar 2006, 03:54
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hmm.. u all mean

DCA malaysia is trying to reserve as many jobs as possible for local fATPL holders?
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Old 26th Mar 2006, 07:14
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Why not? Wish I came out of MFA and straight on an A320...

I would be ready for that with my 200 hours
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Old 30th Mar 2006, 01:14
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At Least I would be flying and not under a Mushroom if at MFA
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Old 4th Apr 2006, 12:45
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does AA gives opportunities to Fresh Pilots?
on their website, the requirements is
Malaysian ATPL or Frozen-ATPL. so, is the recruitment open to freshie?
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Old 4th Apr 2006, 13:11
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Yes they do however the Cadet Program is currently frozen until next year. None-the-less, keep an eye on the website... details are always subject to change... it's a common practice around here
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Old 4th Apr 2006, 13:36
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Originally Posted by Latif-Returns
Why not? Wish I came out of MFA and straight on an A320...

I would be ready for that with my 200 hours
It is very common too for ab-initio pilots coming out from SIA cadet program to fly RHS on A320 (Silkair), B777 or B747 with about 200-250 hrs. It is their luck to be given such oppurtunity compare to other pilots in other place who weren't in the program but may clock more hours.
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Old 7th Apr 2006, 10:23
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Air Asia is selling F/O seat

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It is very common too for ab-initio pilots coming out from SIA cadet program to fly RHS on A320 (Silkair), B777 or B747 with about 200-250 hrs. It is their luck to be given such oppurtunity compare to other pilots in other place who weren't in the program but may clock more hours.
I hear that Air Asia is selling F/O Seat to the expats .there is agancy bring expats to Malaysia and convert their license at MFA and after converting their license to Malaysian ATPL work in the Air Asia B737 F/O or A320 F/O.Check this out men.http://www.jetlink.lu/
How do u think about it?
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Old 7th Apr 2006, 12:34
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Originally Posted by mohd_harris
I hear that Air Asia is selling F/O Seat to the expats .there is agancy bring expats to Malaysia and convert their license at MFA and after converting their license to Malaysian ATPL work in the Air Asia B737 F/O or A320 F/O.Check this out men.http://www.jetlink.lu/
How do u think about it?
Come on guys..this is year 2006. The world is a competitive place. We cant have the government trying to block this and that for the welfare of their own people especially in a sector like aviation. Look at the region around us..go to an airport and u will see so many eurasian faces all pilots for Asian carriers how do we feel? I believe we have the candidates for captaincy but why get forigners? Becos simply they are more experience, have more exposure, got lots of hours and type rated. That is why. Lets just accept the fact that airline companies will take in the best of the best and to be fair to all let the best candidate get the job irregardless of race, language or religion.
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Old 7th Apr 2006, 14:36
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Originally Posted by mohd_harris
I hear that Air Asia is selling F/O Seat to the expats .there is agancy bring expats to Malaysia and convert their license at MFA and after converting their license to Malaysian ATPL work in the Air Asia B737 F/O or A320 F/O.Check this out men.http://www.jetlink.lu/
How do u think about it?
If u read in other thread, Malaysia DCA & Labor Dept. would 'try' to make the RHS available to local pilots as much as possible.

Of course this is difficult since AA is in need of pilots. Those AA cadets in MFA will take around 3-4 yrs before they checkout. MAS pilots would probably prefer emirates etc. than AA if they wanna leave. So, no choice but to hire expats pilots to plug the shortage.
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Old 8th Apr 2006, 07:52
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Originally Posted by 9M-
Look at the region around us..go to an airport and u will see so many eurasian faces all pilots for Asian carriers how do we feel? I believe we have the candidates for captaincy but why get forigners? Becos simply they are more experience, have more exposure, got lots of hours and type rated. That is why. Lets just accept the fact that airline companies will take in the best of the best
Is that so?

Well,I have 10000TT hours from crop spraying,gliders,microlights and flying kites.Am I qualified?
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Old 8th Apr 2006, 09:29
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Selling f/o Seat

There is a agency selling Air Asia f/o seat to the expats.What i heard was they pay 60k to 80k USD to the Japanese Agency.then they will bring u to the MFA convert ur CPL or ATPL to the Malaysian ATPL after that u work in Air Asia.Do the Endosement course in Air Asia.No previous Jet experience and no endosement is required.Are they qualified to fly??
I think somebody in our management is making a pocket money lah!!
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Old 8th Apr 2006, 12:21
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Originally Posted by mohd_harris
There is a agency selling Air Asia f/o seat to the expats.What i heard was they pay 60k to 80k USD to the Japanese Agency.then they will bring u to the MFA convert ur CPL or ATPL to the Malaysian ATPL after that u work in Air Asia.Do the Endosement course in Air Asia.No previous Jet experience and no endosement is required.Are they qualified to fly??
I think somebody in our management is making a pocket money lah!!
Not sure abt the agency thingy but other thread was talking abt expat pilots paying for their own conversion course in AA. I guess thats AA way of keeping 'low cost'.

SQ, for example, do hire experience pilots without jet experience (type rated in ATR, Fokker 50, etc), but they go straight to learjet course with cadet pay for a while.

Being Malaysian myself, I'm not suprise to hear 'someone' make pocket money out of that deal.
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Old 10th Apr 2006, 14:59
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does anyone know the name of agency that AA is dealing with? besides
agency mentioned above....looks like eaglejet kind of businesses are
getting popular...
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Old 10th Apr 2006, 16:17
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I strongly suspect AK and EagleJet have parted company for good. Too many "issues" with administration. AK now primarily dealing with PARC.
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Old 11th Apr 2006, 06:46
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what Mohd Harris heard gives me an idea that it is not eaglejet scheme...
as far as I know, eaglejet does not offer TR course. So it looks like somebody else doing
almost same thing with eaglejet.

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Old 11th Apr 2006, 16:33
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Originally Posted by AIRJAE
does anyone know the name of agency that AA is dealing with? besides
agency mentioned above....looks like eaglejet kind of businesses are
getting popular...
I will ask expats f/o.when I fly with them next time.
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Old 11th Apr 2006, 16:52
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I think it used to be Oxford flying school and Parc Aviation running a scheme with Air Asia,they were sending their cadets who graduated to go do a type rating with them and get some line experience,im not sure if they still run this scheme.Anyone knows who is their agency now?
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