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Air Japan (AJX) B767

Old 20th Feb 2018, 03:37
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Originally Posted by Fratemate View Post
Are you saying that an ex-AJX pilot got into a fight with his sim partner whilst in UPS training

Yes, this.

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Old 20th Feb 2018, 09:52
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Old 23rd Feb 2018, 01:29
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Does Air Japan / JCAB require an accident / incident report?
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Old 24th Feb 2018, 06:03
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Originally Posted by Who stole my meds View Post
Does Air Japan / JCAB require an accident / incident report?
Back in the day when I applied, I declared a ditching I had in a C172 back in 92, they asked for the report but for me it was easy since I just pulled it from the NTSB website.

That was one of the things that I was worried about since the requirements state "No accidents or incidents" but they said (Back then mind you) that since it wasn't a 121 operation and I wasn't ruled responsible (Oil pump failure) then it was OK.

My recommendation would be to talk to the agent and explain the particulars, they might be able to give you a more "Up to date" answer since the hiring team seems to have a different approach than the folks I interviewed with.
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Old 24th Feb 2018, 07:46
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Thanks Dominican. Will Do.

Originally Posted by The Dominican View Post
Back in the day when I applied, I declared a ditching I had in a C172 back in 92, they asked for the report but for me it was easy since I just pulled it from the NTSB website.

That was one of the things that I was worried about since the requirements state "No accidents or incidents" but they said (Back then mind you) that since it wasn't a 121 operation and I wasn't ruled responsible (Oil pump failure) then it was OK.

My recommendation would be to talk to the agent and explain the particulars, they might be able to give you a more "Up to date" answer since the hiring team seems to have a different approach than the folks I interviewed with.
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Old 1st Mar 2018, 06:08
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japan style Training ?

Dear Guys

I've read through the threads and really into this airline
BTW looks like training seems a bit somewhat abnormal? or peculiar? during JCAB and line training
I heard rumors like pilots are required to "memorize" every single letters in every jeppensen chart such as MSA and etc
When I ask some pilots for the reason why they were into applying for Japanese airlines but decided not to, they say training is too hardcore
Are they very different from rest of the world's airline?

and I do appreciate this thread
Thank you for infos
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Old 1st Mar 2018, 13:07
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Originally Posted by jrmyl View Post
Layovers are generally of the shorter duration. Usually the max is 24 hours. Right now we only have 1 that I can think of that is longer. There is a seasonal reduction in flights to Chengdu so on occasion you will have 2 full days there. I have never had it though.

As far as tax, no one on here can answer that question. You will need to talk to someone in your country who does taxes to find out. We are employed by the agency as that is where our paycheck comes from. It is your responsibility to make sure taxes are paid to your country if necessary. For US pilots Crew withholds federal taxes.
Thanks for the good info! and hope you get that Chengdu flight soon enough.

btw, any FOs here with AJX? Pm me please! thanks!
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Old 2nd Mar 2018, 00:07
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I heard rumors like pilots are required to "memorize" every single letters in every jeppensen chart such as MSA and etc
Absolute rubbish. Whoever you've been talking to has obviously never actually done the training if they're saying things like that.

The training is long and it is tedious. There is no reason for it to be as long as it is and they could probably cut it in half very easily and 66% wouldn't be too much trouble.....but they won't. It's just a slow race to the finish.

The actual training is not difficult but it's not training. The Japanese learn by rote and they assume that everyone else does. SO guess what you've got to do? In ground school you do have to learn ridiculous numbers like airport design splays etc but you're given a very good idea what you actually do have to learn. In the simulator you're expected to turn up having studied all the stuff that is relevant to the session and you will still be asked irrelevant questions that you won't know the answer to but the instructor does, so he's very clever and knowledgeable. You say 'thank you for your wise words and instruction' and get on with the sims. During line training you will get five different versions of the same way of doing things and according to who you're flying with, that's the way it's done. See above for your response.

You'll get some instructors who expect FOs (they don't normally question captains because they are all-wise) to know the names of VORs, instead of XMC etc but once you're checked out they really don't care. If they're talking about things like that then you're doing okay.

So, in summary, it's long and there's plenty of trivia but memorising MSAs etc is just nonsense spouted by someone who's probably never set foot in Japan.
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Old 2nd Mar 2018, 13:05
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Dear Fratemate

Thank you for your truly insider's info
I do appreciate it

and how do you see about company's command upgrade difficulty
I know by reading through the thread that it is active upgrade program but just wanted to know how the insiders feel about
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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 19:05
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Thanks for the great info guys!

Saw a picture of JA803A the other day, says Air Japan on it. Glad to know it's happening
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Old 4th Mar 2018, 00:44
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And I've seen JA873A (the R2-D2 Jet) with Air Japan written on the side near the registration.
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Old 4th Mar 2018, 03:42
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yep, it's happening, course 1 on the go now, AJX will start 787 ops with the summer schedule, later this month.

For now, there are no plans for new-hires to go on the 787, they will be placed on the 767. Not sure how the numbers will work in the future but I would expect it may be a few years before any new hires see the 787.
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Old 4th Mar 2018, 21:59
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Great to hear that B787 Ops will be entering service soon!!!

I'm keen to apply for the said B767 NTR position with AJX but gentleman & ladies, pardon my ignorance, or maybe even perhaps this question has already been answered through on one of the pages on this thread: What is meant be Jet Command instrument rating?

Unfortunately I'm unfamiliar with this particular requirement. Am I led to believe that they are looking to recruit pilots with Previous PIC hours on a Jet??

Thank you in advance Everyone.

I apologize if this has been answered somewhere else...

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Old 4th Mar 2018, 22:35
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Originally Posted by Catalytic Ignition View Post
I'm keen to apply for the said B767 NTR position with AJX but gentleman & ladies, pardon my ignorance, or maybe even perhaps this question has already been answered through on one of the pages on this thread: What is meant be Jet Command instrument rating?

Unfortunately I'm unfamiliar with this particular requirement. Am I led to believe that they are looking to recruit pilots with Previous PIC hours on a Jet??


Regards
Here are the requirements from the Crew website for the f/o position. I'm not 100% on that "command instrument rating" but I think if you have an ATP then you are good. Best bet would be to email one of the agencies and ask them.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
FIRST OFFICERS:
Total Flight Experience in excess of 3,000 hours
Commercial Jet Experience in excess of 500 hours
250 hrs. PIC -or-
250 hrs., of which 70 hrs. are PIC and remaining experience is PICUS/P1 Under Supervision (PUS) -or-
500 hrs. PICUS/P1 Under Supervision
100 hrs. PIC Cross Country;
200 hrs. Cross Country;
100 hrs. Night Flight;
75 hrs. Instrument Flight;
Valid ICAO Member State ATPL
ICAO Level 4 English
ICAO Valid Jet Aircraft Type Rating (SIC/Co-pilot Jet Type Ratings accepted)
Valid Command Instrument Rating
Valid ICAO Member State Class 1 Medical Certificate
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Old 5th Mar 2018, 02:15
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Thank you for the reply jrmyl.

I will check with the agency. I'm pretty sure that you are onto something here by meaning that an ATPL should have you covered.

I hope that you are one of the guys moving onto the Dreamliner. Magic machine!!!

Hopefully I will get a sniff from the agency after I get my docs into their office. Great forum this. Really one of the very few very mature & decent threads I have ever had the pleasure of going through...

Will keep you fellas posted.
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Old 5th Mar 2018, 11:42
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Nope, not going to the 787 for at least a year or two. Going to wait to see how it all plays out regarding the checking and such. Don't really fancy going through their training just yet. Just feel like going in and doing my job for now.
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Old 5th Mar 2018, 13:35
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Some passenger routes in which the 767 will be replaced by other aircraft soon:

Osaka Kansai - Beijing - A320neo replaces B767-300ER. Effective 1OCT18.
Tokyo Narita - Dalian - B787-9 replaces B767-300ER. Effective 01MAY18.
Tokyo Narita - Taipei Taoyuan - B787-8 replaces B767-300ER. Effective 15AUG18.
Tokyo Narita - Xiamen - A320neo replaces B767-300ER. Effective 01JUN18.

In about 1 or 2 years the B767 at AJX will be basically an all cargo operation.
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Old 5th Mar 2018, 14:47
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It makes perfect sense. The 787 economics is much better than the 767 so I guess because they own the 767s why not keep them flying freight. Makes business sense.

787 could be a great rating to get though.



Originally Posted by Lepo View Post
Some passenger routes in which the 767 will be replaced by other aircraft soon:

Osaka Kansai - Beijing - A320neo replaces B767-300ER. Effective 1OCT18.
Tokyo Narita - Dalian - B787-9 replaces B767-300ER. Effective 01MAY18.
Tokyo Narita - Taipei Taoyuan - B787-8 replaces B767-300ER. Effective 15AUG18.
Tokyo Narita - Xiamen - A320neo replaces B767-300ER. Effective 01JUN18.

In about 1 or 2 years the B767 at AJX will be basically an all cargo operation.
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 04:58
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Great thread, so much info! I've finally read through from post 1 and just have one question.

I saw a little while back someone asking about passing the medical with a 'Right Axis Deviation' on their ECG, or a 'Right Bundle Branch Block' but never saw a reply.

I'm in the same situation and wondering if anyone is currently working there or had any experience with above issue. There are no restrictions on my medical and the licensing authority at home has never had an issue with it.

I've asked one of the agencies but still waiting for a response so thought I'd try my luck here as well.
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 07:12
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I got through with an axis deviation, I think itís left, canít quite remember but they never mentioned it.
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