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Old 26th Oct 2023, 23:24
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Originally Posted by magenta magnet
Out of interest, those who have been called for an interview can you please state your experience?
I saw one person had +6500hr, didn't mention aircraft types etc / jet?
3400hr, ERJ FO
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Old 26th Oct 2023, 23:41
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I've thrown an application in, nearly 2000 hrs command from GA days and about 3500 hrs (multi command and Turbine) total with all the other requirements. No where near the 6500+ that the other bloke had... Although I'm curious if many of the European applicants have much command time? As it's obviously different to the Aus system, wander how they view the different types of time?
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Old 27th Oct 2023, 00:05
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Originally Posted by Skippy69
I've thrown an application in, nearly 2000 hrs command from GA days and about 3500 hrs (multi command and Turbine) total with all the other requirements. No where near the 6500+ that the other bloke had... Although I'm curious if many of the European applicants have much command time? As it's obviously different to the Aus system, wander how they view the different types of time?
Itís a lengthy process, I applied with about 3100TT - 650 jet, 715 command from GA, 1550 odd ME turbine. I guess depends which recruiter you went through.. either way they are very meticulous about the paperwork
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Old 27th Oct 2023, 04:52
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Originally Posted by Skippy69
I've thrown an application in, nearly 2000 hrs command from GA days and about 3500 hrs (multi command and Turbine) total with all the other requirements. No where near the 6500+ that the other bloke had... Although I'm curious if many of the European applicants have much command time? As it's obviously different to the Aus system, wander how they view the different types of time?
Do you have any jet time?
I'm honestly thinking this is what all these company paper pushers just want to tick off the box and why they reject guys who only have turboprop time. (wonder if they know a turboprop is a jet lol)
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Old 28th Oct 2023, 15:17
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Yeah mate, jet time and all. Went though an OZ based contracting agency. I'm none too bothered either way, I'm happy to get the Sim prep if it puts me in good stead for the job... Not a Boeing pilot though....
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Old 28th Oct 2023, 15:18
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Originally Posted by Richbot
Itís a lengthy process, I applied with about 3100TT - 650 jet, 715 command from GA, 1550 odd ME turbine. I guess depends which recruiter you went through.. either way they are very meticulous about the paperwork
Did you get in??? Or a call up?
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Old 3rd Nov 2023, 14:52
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A word of warning to you all... this contract job is not at all what it used to be. Lots of other airlines are starting to hire hard now, and out of all of them, this is one of the few places where everyone is trying to get out, not in.
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Old 4th Nov 2023, 12:17
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Anyone thinking of applying here should think twice. It isn't what it used it be (not that it was that great anyway)..... The fact most are looking elsewhere speaks volumes. Approx 50% of pilots that are eligible to return haven't bothered (wonder why)

Quite a few crew already out the door to the likes of EK. Don't believe the spin from the contract companies.
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Old 6th Nov 2023, 11:25
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Originally Posted by Uselesshalf
Anyone thinking of applying here should think twice. It isn't what it used it be (not that it was that great anyway)..... The fact most are looking elsewhere speaks volumes. Approx 50% of pilots that are eligible to return haven't bothered (wonder why)

Quite a few crew already out the door to the likes of EK. Don't believe the spin from the contract companies.
Care to elaborate more? The contract conditions are announced and available online, so even if its not amazing people know what they are getting money wise at least.
Pilots not coming back, I can understand with the current US market situation and their salaries going through the roof compared to pre-covid times, no US based crew would be interested in getting less and be further away from home.

I'm actually curious as to what the company is doing now with their pilots. Are they flying the regular ANA flights most of the locals don't take as someone mentioned several replies back in this thread? Is everyone at home twiddling thumbs?
Or are they flying 90 hours per month like the guys leaving for EK will?
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Old 6th Nov 2023, 12:59
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I can assure you it isn't just the Americans who haven't returned. Australians, Kiwis, Brits and the list goes on. You will be treated like a second class citizen, spend 19 nights of the month in a Japanese hotel. The per diem's won't cover your meals. The constant yo-yo between Narita and Haneda hotels. Not to mention that business class commute that you pay $2k for is a duty travel ticket (treated like again a second class citizen). Some have even been told at check in that there isn't a business seat for them. Before covid nobody left for EK. The fact that 90 hours a month living in Dubai is a better option than this place surely says something.
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Old 6th Nov 2023, 20:05
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Originally Posted by Uselesshalf
I can assure you it isn't just the Americans who haven't returned. Australians, Kiwis, Brits and the list goes on. You will be treated like a second class citizen, spend 19 nights of the month in a Japanese hotel. The per diem's won't cover your meals. The constant yo-yo between Narita and Haneda hotels. Not to mention that business class commute that you pay $2k for is a duty travel ticket (treated like again a second class citizen). Some have even been told at check in that there isn't a business seat for them. Before covid nobody left for EK. The fact that 90 hours a month living in Dubai is a better option than this place surely says something.
Care to share a roster? I mean, if you're going to go ahead and say this it'd be nice to bring some proof.
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Old 9th Nov 2023, 05:19
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The contract might look good on paper - personally I don't think it looks that good anymore - but the reality is it's all the small details that ruin this job. Six months+ of mindless training getting treated like a 200 hour cadet. Check to line and still treated like a 200 hour cadet. Admin staff that won't help you out even if it's in their best interests as well. Filling out a 5 page google form for every stupid thing (seriously, you'll lose at least a couple of hours of your life every single month). Bussing back and forth and back and forth between Narita and Haneda hotels, which doesn't count as duty and is almost always rostered before or after a flight. Knowing that at any time you could lose your shot at an upgrade, just because you did something trivial to upset them. You can't raise even the most simple problem without being treated like crap for the next six months. I could go on...

And this is before you realize that the contract isn't worth the paper it's printed on. This was learnt the hard way when the pandemic rolled around.
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Old 10th Nov 2023, 04:30
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Pre covid everyone was of the impression that AJX would honor the contract. Covid showed that not to be the case (has been proven in court - Google 'Mueller vs Parc').

​​​​Things must be pretty bad when even the contract companies are admitting in emails that morale is bad but they're 'trying' to fix it.....
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Old 13th Nov 2023, 18:55
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Need iin

Hi guy, i am new on this forums. Just apply for Air Japan via CAE, they accept my doc, but tomorrow they arrange a 30mins phone call. Does anyone know what is about?
i read lot of negative comments about new contract with Air Japan. Can anyone who currently hired or have been attend their assessment give out some leaks.?
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Old 20th Nov 2023, 08:02
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It seems like all major recruitment agencies are hiring for the NTR 787 position. This job also caught my attention. Although info here is very clear I haven’t found any details regarding TR bond. Can anyone kindly disclose that?
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Old 21st Nov 2023, 21:57
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There is no training bond.
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Old 28th Nov 2023, 07:45
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Ey guys, Sam10 and Catacroker, did you attend the interviews/simulators?
How did things go? Anything you can share?

Hope that no news are good news on your side of things!
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Old 6th Dec 2023, 12:53
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Originally Posted by AirYabai
Ey guys, Sam10 and Catacroker, did you attend the interviews/simulators?
How did things go? Anything you can share?

Hope that no news are good news on your side of things!
Unfortunately, I didn't get the job. I went all the way there, did the interview/sim etc and got an email hours later that I was unsuccessful. With all the effort put in, it's just unfortunate that you can't get feedback on why you weren't successful. It's not really the typical western style interview some may think, it rather is more of a check ride in an aircraft you've never flown before as I am not type rated on Boeing. Regardless, I did everything I could to be successful and didn't have any mishaps. For all that are going, just prepare what was sent to you as I think that is more than enough. I don't regret going but I realize the travel is a lot but you have to be willing to adapt as their culture and lifestyle is very different. If I got the job, I might have had a difficult time with the travel as it's far but just wanted to give a heads up to those that are applying and to be open-minded. Good luck to all!
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Old 29th Dec 2023, 18:06
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I was hired. tough interview (although very nice staff in general) but if you practice and study, you'll make it.
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Old 4th Jan 2024, 21:47
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I was hired. tough interview (although very nice staff in general) but if you practice and study, you'll make it.
Hello. Congratulations! What kind of interview questions to expect?
Much appreciated!
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