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Old 17th Oct 2017, 00:19
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AlphaEcho86,

Nope...sorry. For low time pilots they are getting their own product (MPL). Keep flying, get your hours...seems like good times ahead (knock on wood).
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Old 23rd Oct 2017, 19:59
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Join Date: Oct 2017
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Originally Posted by 152HEAVY View Post
1- Accelerated: No.
2- Upgrade: I've heard about 5 years maybe...assuming everything runs smooth with your record.
3- The package is a good deal if you plan to commute home. You chop off some money in exchange of being home every month (if you wanted to). If you are looking for money you are in the wrong place.

4- Eva Union is starting up.


Maybe someone has more updated info....
EVA union is nothing, killed off by management and its relations with the Ministry of Labor.
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Old 19th Nov 2017, 01:00
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Join Date: Feb 2017
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Originally Posted by SeaArrrrrrJay View Post
The hours you log should count no matter what. Just that as mentioned earlier, Taiwan CAA ratings are not ICAO so therefore, are not guaranteed to convert. The ex-EVAs hired by Emirates/Korean Air/mainland Chinese carriers most likely had their employers facilitate or sponsor the conversion process.

I've heard that some countries which have better relations w/ Taiwan will allow conversion via an informal arrangement. It's probably best you specifically confirm w/ NZCAA though to see if they have such an process.


We did have a Kiwi Taiwanese at our flight school who made it to CAL. Good luck!
And what school is that if I may ask? Can you please elaborate on his/her background, hours, and what year was it? It's been a grind to find people in similar situations. Thanks heaps!
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Old 24th Nov 2017, 20:57
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Originally Posted by twskydiver View Post
And what school is that if I may ask? Can you please elaborate on his/her background, hours, and what year was it? It's been a grind to find people in similar situations. Thanks heaps!
This was a flight school in the USA. He came in as a self-sponsored student with zero time, got his Private, Commercial, and Multi, and was hired by CAL in early 2015. Now an A330 FO. Hope this helps.
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 12:54
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Join Date: May 2017
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Hi everyone,

this seems to be a very debated topic.
I actually finish my assessment successfully , and want to get a head start regarding training.
Any that can help me get a big picture of whats coming next?
How long takes the training?
any material that can be shared?
what is the average pass mark?
how long to start training line training?
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Old 24th Feb 2019, 16:33
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Join Date: Oct 2018
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Originally Posted by FxxMeAmFamous View Post
Hi everyone,

this seems to be a very debated topic.
I actually finish my assessment successfully , and want to get a head start regarding training.
Any that can help me get a big picture of whats coming next?
How long takes the training?
any material that can be shared?
what is the average pass mark?
how long to start training line training?
1 month ground school(induction, CBT, all other drills and trainings)
1 ~ 1.5m sim
2 weeks break
2 ~ 2.5m line training

i get the impression ground school and technical&knowledge exams are more or less just formalities to tick off requirement(you do your exams online with unlimited time and attempts), but oral tests and sims are quite in depth and demanding. So I suggest you buy B777 fcom and do some readings beforehand.
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Old 27th Feb 2019, 02:08
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Join Date: Jan 2019
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Hi,
Does anyone know how much an expat captain can expect after the upgrade on his/her monthly salary?

Also, I’m currently a320 typed, so if i join eva now I’ll be flying the a320. But how does the transition to a wide body work? Since I’m airbus rated, will I be transitioning to a330? Or my current type don’t matter when going to a wide body.

One more thing, when commuting to work do we get confirmed tickets or stby? Are they coach or business?

Much appreciate it!


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Old 4th Mar 2019, 08:35
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Hi Mumbai.
Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 15th Mar 2019, 01:27
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Join Date: Jan 2018
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Originally Posted by Seadogg View Post
Hi,
Does anyone know how much an expat captain can expect after the upgrade on his/her monthly salary?

Also, Iím currently a320 typed, so if i join eva now Iíll be flying the a320. But how does the transition to a wide body work? Since Iím airbus rated, will I be transitioning to a330? Or my current type donít matter when going to a wide body.

One more thing, when commuting to work do we get confirmed tickets or stby? Are they coach or business?

Much appreciate it!

Not really sure how much the Capt salary is.
As for joining, the screening will be done on the A330 simulator but where you will go has nothing to do with your previous Type. Most likely you will end up flying FO on the 777. After your first contract (usually 3 years with broker) then you get upgraded to SFO (on your fleet or on another), and then after that you get upgraded to PIC on the A321 (no A320s in EVA).
The commuting tickets are most of the time confirmed, but I've heard some flights are more restrictive than other because of the pax loading (Paris for example) but in my case I've never had any problems. Tickets for commuting are in Biz class.

cheers
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Old 30th Sep 2019, 02:29
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Join Date: Aug 2017
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Hi,

Does anyone know whether EVA accepts an application for first officer after failed sim check at first try? Is there anyone who joined at 2nd chance?
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 11:49
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Training bond USD 13K, half return at 12th month and another half return at 24th month is totally understandable.

But early resignation fee ranging from 10K to 30K dollars? Is this a joke?

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Old 1st Dec 2019, 23:59
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Originally Posted by lee_apromise View Post
Training bond USD 13K, half return at 12th month and another half return at 24th month is totally understandable.

But early resignation fee ranging from 10K to 30K dollars? Is this a joke?

Are bond enforceable in Taiwan? I thought they weren't enforceable in most Asian countries?
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Old 5th Dec 2019, 03:38
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Join Date: Jun 2016
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Hi! There are few news. This is as the day of today, because things change a lot. First of all, they wonít admit it but the strike from cabin crew earlier this year had quite some impact. No more year bonus! Money wise, they still pay on time tho. But no more protection on currency exchange. We are paid in NTD (Taiwan dollar) and at the moment, the USD is not good, so we are loosing money. Same for Euro. It used to be better and they used to have a protection for devaluation of the currency. But not anymore.
They are still looking for pilots because they simply can not keep them. Upgrade is kinda of a lure... it is true that they do upgrade. But, not fast at all... as any company, it depends on man power and company needs. They have a lots of cadets and of course, they will have priority. I have no idea why, but Malaysians and Japanese also have priority in upgrade. Basically within 2 years, upgrade as SFO then 3 to 4 years max, as captain. For other expats, it takes 4 to 5 years to upgrade as SFO then 5 to 6 years as Captain. Everything works with seniority and unfortunately, they can say any excuses in order not to upgrade you or to change you to an other fleet. Example, at the moment, lots of cadets and Malaysians and Japanese, and as I said, I have no idea why, they have better contract and more priority (even if they will not admit it and will keep repeat you that they treat all employee the same), that means that, as a foreigner from other country, you will upgrade after them even if you join before them. Easy to realize that, as they publish the list of upgrade, with id number and names. Id numbers are just numbers or starts with a letter (A..., B..., C... etc...) And you will see : for example you hold an id number starting like F123... and later, you will see that a guy, joining after you with id number G984.. is upgrading! As for that, it is easy to see that he joins after, but upgrade earlier. And of course, as a result all consequences, such as no improvement of your salary compare to others, lower self-esteem, etc...
Regarding work environment, it is a bit better than before but still very asian, juniors owe big respect to seniors and can not talk and express themself much. Culture of fear, punishment and bully is still very present but they try to improve... things change very slow in here.
For commuting, people are having more and more trouble. This is due to less routes. Some destinations that were daily, turned into 4/5/6 times a week, which of course makes flights more full and less seats for pilots who would like to travel back home. Again, unfortunately, as it is mentionned in their policy, the commuting seat is a privilege and the company is free to remove it any time. (Any time a more senior will fly or a passenger will pay full fare). It is best if you live somewhere in Asia, as they have multiple flights a day. Or... just live in Taiwan haha
Well, thatís it I guess. I hope it helps.
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