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Old 11th May 2020, 19:12
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Originally Posted by Sharklet
This one says "Excluding recruiting for pilots, activities to fill other positions will be temporarily halted until the business outlook becomes clear."

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles...0m/0bu/116000c
I hope I am wrong since I am trying to get into AJX but that continuing recruitment of pilots gotta be for Japanese locals.
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Old 11th May 2020, 22:20
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to those who are keen to join AJX, submit the applications and let the process run its course. NO-ONE knows how long this will last or what it's impact will be.

For now, it appears that the company is keen to continue recruiting, though, with immigration restrictions, the selection process may be on hold for a while.

The worst you can get is a "no", apart from that I do not think anyone has a crystal ball with all the answers. If anyone does, please let me know.
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Old 12th May 2020, 16:01
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Originally Posted by gtseraf
to those who are keen to join AJX, submit the applications and let the process run its course. NO-ONE knows how long this will last or what it's impact will be.
Agreed! Things are bad there is no doubt but, What are the options? You need to keep applying to anything and everything that's out there!
We don't know where this is headed but then again, the ANA group is in a better position than most to weather the storm.
If we get the boot, we'll let it be known!
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Old 12th May 2020, 22:26
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Rishworth removed 767 NTR proposition, are there other options to apply for AJX?
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Old 14th May 2020, 04:44
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Originally Posted by pilot20002000
Rishworth removed 767 NTR proposition, are there other options to apply for AJX?
From what I heard from recruiters, 767 positions are gone. From now on only 787 candidates will be taken.
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Old 28th May 2020, 18:15
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B787 going soon too
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Old 28th May 2020, 22:29
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what a positive ray of sunshine you are Mk1
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Old 29th May 2020, 08:21
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I acknowledge mk1ís lack of sunny disposition however the fact is all recruitment and screening have been suspended. This is mainly due to the difficulty with immigration.
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 03:51
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I think they are still accepting applications for B787 Captain positions. Whether it ends up in something productive considering the covid situation is anyone’s guess.
Wonder if anyone here has got a call for the assessment recently for this position.
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 07:28
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If you check CReW's website for the Air Japan job you'll see big red letters that say
"UPDATE 26-MAY
AIR JAPAN HAS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED RECRUITMENT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE."

In addition we have been told by CReW that all recruiting and screening have been suspended until some relief comes from immigration in regards to travel bans.
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Old 2nd Jun 2020, 23:23
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Many thanks boxfly.
Take care now. I suppose immigration only opens once flights normalize and thereon.
A true blue wait n watch game 🙄
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 17:48
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Is not about immigration nor travel bans, it's about mainline ANA and their reactive plans going forward! It all depends on how much demand there is in the next few months.
If by any reason mainline ANA pilots positions are compromised because of redundancies then as contract pilots we would be at the bottom of that totem pole! Simple as that.
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Old 7th Jun 2020, 09:53
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Can we please keep this awesome thread on the point of the subject.
If you want to argue then maybe keep those in a Private Message instead.

I got a lot of help from this thread back when I was preparing for my interview and I hope it will live on in its excellent and unspoiled form for the future.

as for the current situation; no one knows what will happen, especially not me. However as far as I am aware, though 9/11, SARS and the GFC, AJX have never made any of their pilots redundant; if one had been with a US or European major from what I understand in the last 10-15 years thereís a very good chance or having been furloughed or made redundant at least once.
-past performance is no guarantee of the future of course...

For anyone interested, Nikkei has some good company analysis published.

https://asia.nikkei.com/Companies/ANA-Holdings-Inc2

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Old 8th Jun 2020, 11:23
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Originally Posted by cptkris
However as far as I am aware, though 9/11, SARS and the GFC, AJX have never made any of their pilots redundant;2
The original AJX contract was on the 747 with expat pilots and it was cancelled, all pilots were sent home, eventually when the 767 contract started some selected pilots got interview offers and a handful was hired, we still have one captain from that time.
later on another subsidiary called ANA Wings operating 737's with Japanese and foreign pilots was merged into ANA offering all the Japanese pilots a job at mainline with seat lock provisions and whatnot but all the foreign pilots contracts were cancelled. Some pilots got offers to interview and a handful hired at AJX.

So it is not like the ANA group doesn't have a history of making foreign pilots redundant because they most certainly do.

I believe that this all depends on how ANA will look post Covid19 and how the mainline pilot group will be impacted. If ANA scales back up to the point that Mainline pilots are made redundant, then that would be the end of the AJX experiment in Japan. In the other hand if ANA mainline pilots remain employed on their total number (even if there is downgrades etc.) I think we will be ok at AJX.

Stay tuned.
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Old 8th Jun 2020, 18:02
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Dominicano, are you still in Tokio, or you had a chance to go home?
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Old 8th Jun 2020, 23:22
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Thanks for the info DOM, wasnít aware of that part of the history!


QUOTE=The Dominican;10805654]The original AJX contract was on the 747 with expat pilots and it was cancelled, all pilots were sent home, eventually when the 767 contract started some selected pilots got interview offers and a handful was hired, we still have one captain from that time.
later on another subsidiary called ANA Wings operating 737's with Japanese and foreign pilots was merged into ANA offering all the Japanese pilots a job at mainline with seat lock provisions and whatnot but all the foreign pilots contracts were cancelled. Some pilots got offers to interview and a handful hired at AJX.

So it is not like the ANA group doesn't have a history of making foreign pilots redundant because they most certainly do.

I believe that this all depends on how ANA will look post Covid19 and how the mainline pilot group will be impacted. If ANA scales back up to the point that Mainline pilots are made redundant, then that would be the end of the AJX experiment in Japan. In the other hand if ANA mainline pilots remain employed on their total number (even if there is downgrades etc.) I think we will be ok at AJX.

Stay tuned.[/QUOTE]
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Old 9th Jun 2020, 01:08
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Originally Posted by The Range
Dominicano, are you still in Tokio, or you had a chance to go home?
In Miami now trying to catch a ride with one of my friends that flies corporate, all flights to the DR are suspended until July 1st. I'll see if I get lucky
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Old 9th Jun 2020, 12:53
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Originally Posted by The Dominican
In Miami now trying to catch a ride with one of my friends that flies corporate, all flights to the DR are suspended until July 1st. I'll see if I get lucky
Good. I hope so. Good luck.
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Old 10th Jun 2020, 16:55
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Class MAY

Hi everyone, is anyone that was scheduled to start the course in MAY 2020 in this thread?

regards
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Old 12th Jun 2020, 17:49
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Not really interested to know Dominican what you are up to
best to know life is a changing for others
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