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Old 16th Jan 2016, 18:02
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Job search; No jet time 6000+ hours on turboprop

Hello everyone,

I was wondering if anyone here is willing to help.

I have about 6000+ flight hours on turboprop (ATR42 and DHC8 Q400). Captain (39year old) on DHC8 Q400 with about 3000+ PIC. No jet time whatsoever. JAA licence, ATPL of course. European national carrier currently with level 6 english and medical 1.
Willing to pay for type rating.
Looking for a job anywhere preferablly far east on left seat jet.

Anything out there?

Thank you for your time.

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Old 16th Jan 2016, 18:52
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Jet Airways or SpiceJet (Indian Carriers)

Hey Joe,

You can consider one of the following 2 Indian Carriers.

Careers | SpiceJet Airlines

SpiceJet has a fleet of 14 Q400s. As a Q400 captain i believe you should be able to command a excellent pay package and benefits and you would be based in New Delhi, Hyderabad or Chennai.

Jet Airways - Careers

JetAirways also has ATRs in in its fleet and they might consider you as well and its the more stable of the 2 airlines . . even more so after 24% stake has been acquired by UAE based Etihad Airways.

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Old 16th Jan 2016, 22:59
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Hi mate!

Sorry about it, but I don't think you'll get a jet left seat based on a fresh TR and your TP experience...It's more likely they'll hire you for RHS for some time.
Don't know your age but this could be a factor as well.
I'd keep sending CVs to as much as possible prospective employers.

Good luck mate!

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Old 17th Jan 2016, 10:15
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SunExpress in Turkey hired quite a few Q400 captains onto left seat B738.
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Old 18th Jan 2016, 17:55
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you may try Ethiopian Airlines. they might be interested especially if you r willing to pay for the type rating.

Good luck !!
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Old 19th Jan 2016, 10:15
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try Volotea, money is crap but you can get a left seat on the 717
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Old 19th Jan 2016, 10:33
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Fly Pegasus will take you as DEC on the airbus. Min req 4500tt, 500 pic and a pulse ;-) Crap pay but good step in to jets I would have thought....

Good luck!

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Old 19th Jan 2016, 14:58
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I believe you are looking for this

Turboprop Captains: Would you Like to Fly A320 in Europe?-Latest Pilot Jobs-Latest Pilot Jobs
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Old 19th Jan 2016, 15:03
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That is Wizz Air.
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Old 19th Jan 2016, 15:21
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Not a chance at Ethiopian without 500 hours B737 command time. They'll let you fly the Q400 though.
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Old 20th Jan 2016, 02:43
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The last I checked, Ethiopian requires recent time on type (12-18 months). Sim check is not enough.
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Old 22nd Jan 2016, 12:44
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Air Macau taking on non TR for 320.
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Old 23rd Jan 2016, 14:48
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Thank you all!

Thank you all!
I'm looking in to each of your suggestions.
Tnx for your time.
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