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Old 10th Feb 2019, 07:09
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Originally Posted by Fratemate View Post
Cindy,

There are plenty of AJX pilots who wear glasses. Talk to the contract agency (CREW would be best for an American) and they'll let you know the exact standards. You can make a decision from there but it's not the astronaut medical that many claim it is. China, on the other hand.....

Desert Camel,

At the moment new joiners cannot request the 787 until 1.5 years of being in the company (from the most recent communication). However, we might see things change. There are quite a few FOs who have not requested to move to the 787 because it will muck up their upgrade plans on the 767 and it is really only the junior guys who have gone across so far. Until there is a definite upgrade program on the 787 many are playing their cards close to their chests. Does this mean AJX will 'force' FOs to transfer? Who knows, but I would think they'll allow the really new guys to go before they did that......just my guess and not based on any word from the Company at all.

I'm sure by now the negatives of the training etc have been discussed enough. We all know it is ridiculously long but I'm sure it doesn't need saying every time someone makes a post. Either accept it and apply or don't bother. It won't change the way the Japanese do things either way, just as us telling them the same things to their faces doesn't change anything.

Fratemate,

Thanks for the info, but how about if one is joining as DEC on the 767? I would guess, it will be opposite. Most Juniors will have to do the whole term before seeing the 787.

DC
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 09:58
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Originally Posted by desertcamel View Post
Fratemate,

Thanks for the info, but how about if one is joining as DEC on the 767? I would guess, it will be opposite. Most Juniors will have to do the whole term before seeing the 787.

DC
No. Most junior will NOT have to do the whole term. They are moving rapidly to the 787 and with the number of f/o's here all of them will be afforded the opportunity to go to the 787 before the end of their first term.

Cindy-- We currently have 3 females first officers working here. That is not a lot but they are all pretty junior so it seems that the power that be are willing to hire both sexes.
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 12:40
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I think you misunderstood him, Jrmyl, he's talking about DECs.

DC: Yes, I think if you came here as a DEC then you would be waiting longer because I think the majority of captains will go to the 787 before they have to push some to go or assign the most junior/new joiners. There are plenty who want to stay on the 767 and there are a few who cannot convert due to the age rules they've put in place but I still believe it will be a some time before they get to the bottom of the captains list to convert, whereas the FO list will be gobbled up more quickly because there is a higher % who do not want to go.....the reasons mostly explained above.

Cindy: It is true we do not have the proportions of female to male pilots that some airlines have. In fact, we're even worse off than Jrmyl says because we lost one of our female FOs back to Qantas. Their gain and definitely our loss. We've now only got two and I am not going to put words into their mouths about how they feel they are treated but, hopefully, they don't feel discriminated against. ANA Mainline have quite a few female pilots, so I don't think any discrimination is a deliberate policy. If we lack female pilots in AJX it may be just because not that many have applied. We did have two other girls. One was here a reasonable amount of time but left when she failed her second attempt to upgrade. The other barely got into line training and went; it wasn't for her for quite a few reasons and I would say none of them were because she was discriminated against....in fact she had a lot of help. I'm sure there's a bunch of sexist old farts in the ANA Group but it is my opinion that if there are any in AJX they are few and far between.
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 21:38
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Originally Posted by Fratemate View Post
I think you misunderstood him, Jrmyl, he's talking about DECs.

DC: Yes, I think if you came here as a DEC then you would be waiting longer because I think the majority of captains will go to the 787 before they have to push some to go or assign the most junior/new joiners. There are plenty who want to stay on the 767 and there are a few who cannot convert due to the age rules they've put in place but I still believe it will be a some time before they get to the bottom of the captains list to convert, whereas the FO list will be gobbled up more quickly because there is a higher % who do not want to go.....the reasons mostly explained above.

Cindy: It is true we do not have the proportions of female to male pilots that some airlines have. In fact, we're even worse off than Jrmyl says because we lost one of our female FOs back to Qantas. Their gain and definitely our loss. We've now only got two and I am not going to put words into their mouths about how they feel they are treated but, hopefully, they don't feel discriminated against. ANA Mainline have quite a few female pilots, so I don't think any discrimination is a deliberate policy. If we lack female pilots in AJX it may be just because not that many have applied. We did have two other girls. One was here a reasonable amount of time but left when she failed her second attempt to upgrade. The other barely got into line training and went; it wasn't for her for quite a few reasons and I would say none of them were because she was discriminated against....in fact she had a lot of help. I'm sure there's a bunch of sexist old farts in the ANA Group but it is my opinion that if there are any in AJX they are few and far between.
Woops, you are correct. He did say DEC. My bad.

Isn't there a lady in training right now? If so that would make the 3 I was talking about. Even so, still a small number.
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 23:21
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Fratemate and Jrmyl !

thanks for the info. Cheers !

DC
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 16:24
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Rocky,
Congrats,
How long did it take from apply to being invited for the screening ? Did you turn in your application via Crew or any other agencies?

It would be exciting if you could shared some up -to -date interview info with us!
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 11:30
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Hi all, pretty amazing all the response that has been given here.

Also I'm in the selection and next month I'll have it in Frankfurt.
I do have a question about where to practise the ATPL questions for at this interview?
Is there a package to buy somewhere online to practise some of these questions?

Many thanks and have a great day!

Cheers, Chris
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Old 16th Feb 2019, 01:08
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Talking

At last, after 17 odd years, something interesting to read on here!
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Old 16th Feb 2019, 12:29
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Hi Cindyxx

I applied with CREW last February 5th, only receive the auto respond mail, nothing more.


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Old 17th Feb 2019, 15:55
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I've been going through some of the forms and there is a question "are you prepared to relocate to Asia/Pacific?" (on the Longreach form). I assume this is to cut back on commuting costs.

I am looking to take this job to allow me to move home to South Africa. Is the commuting really to anywhere? Or will they have an issue with paying for J class tickets to Cape Town from Tokyo?
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 19:49
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Originally Posted by VHFRT View Post
I've been going through some of the forms and there is a question "are you prepared to relocate to Asia/Pacific?" (on the Longreach form). I assume this is to cut back on commuting costs.

I am looking to take this job to allow me to move home to South Africa. Is the commuting really to anywhere? Or will they have an issue with paying for J class tickets to Cape Town from Tokyo?
Not sure why they would ask that. We have several from SA online and some in the training. The contract is to commute to wherever you want to tell them. If an agency is not wanting to let you commute to your home then you need to go through a different agency.
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 11:20
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Hi chaps,
Just saw that ANA Cargo is about to receive two B777 freighters during 2019. How will this impact, if it will, the AJX contract and what are the chances of flying it as well? Any inside rumours?

Best,
BF
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 15:28
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Originally Posted by Broomstick Flier View Post
Hi chaps,
Just saw that ANA Cargo is about to receive two B777 freighters during 2019. How will this impact, if it will, the AJX contract and what are the chances of flying it as well? Any inside rumours?

Best,
BF
It will not affect us as it is going to be flown by mainline pilots. We are strictly 767 and 787. I would love to fly the 777 but it just aint gonna happen.
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 17:26
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Originally Posted by jrmyl View Post
It will not affect us as it is going to be flown by mainline pilots. We are strictly 767 and 787. I would love to fly the 777 but it just aint gonna happen.
Thanks jrmyl!
Makes sense. But, never say never, perhaps in a distance future (considering the 777 and the 787 share the same type rating).

BF

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Old 18th Feb 2019, 18:42
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Originally Posted by Broomstick Flier View Post
Thanks jrmyl!
Makes sense. But, never say never, perhaps in a distance future (considering the 777 and the 787 share the same type rating).

BF
In the rest of the world they share the same type rating. Not in Japan, at least that I am aware of. They do them separately.
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Old 19th Feb 2019, 12:23
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This actually protects you, it might be cool to fly both types but my friends who do that are used much more than if it was 787 only.
I think even say A320 and 321 are different types, and to be honest with all the modifications and versions the manufacturer keeps doing so it should be.
When you have a problem and land overweight because you were thinking other 3 MLWs itís actually not so nice.
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Old 19th Feb 2019, 12:57
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When AirDo introduced the -700NG there had to be two pilot groups, -500 and -700NG
No commonality allowed according to JCAB, no idea if thinking has modified over the years.

Would suggest hoping commonality of B777/787 per JCAB a big ask.

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Old 20th Feb 2019, 08:09
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777&787

Japanese CAB has changed their policy recently.
https://www.yomiuri.co.jp/national/20190216-OYT1T50162/
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Old 20th Feb 2019, 10:16
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Thanks for the link.
It says they will have a massive shortage of pilots by 2030, this can only be good news for JCAB licence holders
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Old 22nd Feb 2019, 10:24
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