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Old 6th Dec 2020, 14:56
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Originally Posted by Lucifer786 View Post
Wonder when air japan will re open its Captain recruitment programme. Now with this vaccine just around the corner.
shouldn’t be much longer I feel before international flying resumes and borders are opened and AJX starts flying with decent loads.
I suppose that would be the cue for the pilots waiting patiently in holding pool.
AJX may never open that door again. Definitely not anytime soon. No expat is working for AJX any longer. They gave everyone the option of bailing permanently or opting for a recall at sometime in the future. So before any "Captain recruitment programme" would start they would need to offer recall to everyone that wants it. And a recall won't be very quick. It will take at least 6 months for the training to get qualified. Figure maximum 8 pilots per class and a class every other month. Figure at least 150 people who will return and you can see it will be a long time before any off street hiring.
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Old 6th Dec 2020, 23:34
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Originally Posted by Lucifer786 View Post
Wonder when air japan will re open its Captain recruitment programme. Now with this vaccine just around the corner.
shouldn’t be much longer I feel before international flying resumes and borders are opened and AJX starts flying with decent loads.
I suppose that would be the cue for the pilots waiting patiently in holding pool.
Maybe you haven’t read the announcement from the group about how they planned their future?
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Old 8th Dec 2020, 14:26
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Originally Posted by bringbackthe80s View Post
Maybe you haven’t read the announcement from the group about how they planned their future?
No. Can you illuminate us please
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Old 8th Dec 2020, 14:52
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Originally Posted by bringbackthe80s View Post
Maybe you haven’t read the announcement from the group about how they planned their future?
Yes can u please explain
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Old 8th Dec 2020, 22:52
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Originally Posted by Lucifer786 View Post
Yes can u please explain
AJX is basically done for the next year and a half at a minimum. They are still operating some flights, but only with mainline ANA pilots. Every expat was terminated effective 11/30/20. It was a shit situation to say the least. They gave us the option of leaving for good with some pay or hoping for a recall with a little pay and health insurance.

ANA is now saying they are going to start a medium haul LCC using the AJX operating certificate and 787's. None of us know what that will mean in the future as far as the hiring or recalling of foreign crew.

But as of now, it will be a long time before any expat is in the cockpit of an ANA aircraft.
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Old 9th Dec 2020, 11:00
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More importantly we have no idea what the T/C's will look like for the new AJX. Time will tell however it is unlikely that it will be what we had prior to the NOV 2020 termination.
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Old 9th Dec 2020, 12:27
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https://www.linkedin.com/posts/aero-...961862656-L40f

A choice for instructors with the right to work in the US.

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Old 9th Dec 2020, 13:36
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Originally Posted by The Dominican View Post
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/aero-...961862656-L40f

A choice for instructors with the right to work in the US.
iaero is the new name for Swiftair, a dumpster fire of a company. Read the contract carefully.
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Old 7th Mar 2021, 14:15
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I heard AJX start to call cockpit crew to come back. Any update?
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Old 8th Mar 2021, 18:36
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Absolutely zero truth to that rumor.
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Old 8th Mar 2021, 23:38
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I think a number of Air Japan pilots joined Peach on The A320. Some as Captains, others as First Officers. ....Would be interesting to know the split.
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Old 21st Jul 2021, 08:27
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Unpaid leave pilots

Any update concerning the unpaid leave of foreigners pilots finish and when AJX will start hiring again?
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Old 21st Jul 2021, 12:03
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Originally Posted by Saudia330 View Post
Any update concerning the unpaid leave of foreigners pilots finish and when AJX will start hiring again?
What fleet are you asking about
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Old 21st Jul 2021, 14:57
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Boeing 767 or 787
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 08:46
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Wonder what happens to the pilots who applied for the same positions in the last ad, just before AJX stopped recruitment
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 21:41
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300+ AJX guys to be recalled and courses of 8 only per month. A lot of foreign Japanese ATPL holders out of work with layoffs from Skymark and Jetstar also.

Japanese borders currently closed to non-residents

Contract changes certain. ANA were paying 10s of thousands of dollars in commuting costs each month for pilots from South Africa and South America. No need to do that when there is a massive surplus of qualified, experienced pilots.

I would say its going to be a very, very, very long time before Air Japan is hiring externally and then hiring pilots without an existing Japanese ATPL.

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Old 25th Jul 2021, 05:38
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Most of those 300 will never return as they’ve moved on. The new contract will likely only offer commuting on ANA mainline only. When things slowly start to improve for International travel ANA will be frantically trying to play catch up so hiring will happen sooner than you think.
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Old 28th Jul 2021, 21:09
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Good most of the 300 guys have moved on, good for them
In the future, if they decide to recruit again hopefully they will show more respect to the gaijins who help them out in their hour of need to keep their operation running
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Old 9th Aug 2021, 18:47
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Respect

Yeaaaaar, good luck with that!
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