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Old 8th Dec 2020, 14:52
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Originally Posted by bringbackthe80s
Maybe you havenít 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
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 **** 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
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
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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Old 1st Nov 2021, 23:37
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Fluent Japanese or Japanese passport required

This drifted into the inbox a few days ago. I doubt it has anything to do with AJX but the fact it was for a Japanese outfit made me think of that contract. I have 4 acquaintances who have or had worked there. The commuting was ideal (apart from the timezones) and once through the very onerous training, they all quite liked it.
I had considered it but by the time I had shed a few pounds for their BMI thing and started the process, there was a little thing from China on the loose causing a bit of stir and a shutdown.

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edit - apparently I need 10 posts to be able to post a url so copy, remove obvious dashes, and there's your link. Perhaps a more frequent poster can tidy it up for me.
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Old 2nd Nov 2021, 04:32
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CAE Japan instructor position
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Old 25th Dec 2021, 04:59
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This forum is dead..they will start re-hiring again from April 2022. Apparently commuting using Y class only.
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Old 26th Dec 2021, 21:22
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Originally Posted by sandson
This forum is dead..they will start re-hiring again from April 2022. Apparently commuting using Y class only.
And to clarify. They are not hiring new people. They are only offering recall to pilots who were working there prior to the pandemic. Starting only with pilots who were qualified on the 787.

Yes, no more c-class commute, only y-class. Reduction in salary. Reduction in health benefits.

All in all a pretty sucky new contract. The good times are dead.
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