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Old 28th Oct 2017, 20:51   #1 (permalink)
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Suparna Airlines

Suparna, ex. Yangtze River.....anyone there who can tell a bit about life in the company (744)
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Old 30th Oct 2017, 08:39   #2 (permalink)
 
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are you going with pilotmovers or smileaviation ?
the bad point is living cost in Shangaï, very expensive, I checked and it is around 3500€ for a 3 bedrooms apt
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Old 30th Oct 2017, 13:31   #3 (permalink)
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Hey Zoom....thanks. Holy cr.. Well, I am doing Sim check in Amsterdam in Nov. Lets see how it goes. Through Smile Aviation
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Hey Zoom....thanks. Holy cr.. Well, I am doing Sim check in Amsterdam in Nov. Lets see how it goes. Through Smile Aviation
I have completed my first contract in Shanghai (A 320): now I have moved to another airline in a "second tier" city. Better contract, better quality of life, much less pollution, more fun, much cheaper: on a average monthly basis , I save around usd 3000,00 (single, no family with me, commuting) compared to Shanghai.
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Old 2nd Nov 2017, 16:11   #5 (permalink)
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Can anyone say something, about working for Suparna?
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Hey Zoom....thanks. Holy cr.. Well, I am doing Sim check in Amsterdam in Nov. Lets see how it goes. Through Smile Aviation
And private school around 25-30k per year. But salary is very good.
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Old 13th Nov 2017, 23:52   #7 (permalink)
 
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Hi Fellow aviators!
I did compare Smile, Pilotmovers and Longreachchina... They all offer a job with Suparna but on very different conditions. Difference is in the allowances and Pilotmovers even offering only 65% of basic during training....Which is just a joke..... except Smile, they offer full allowances.... Is this all a big set up? Please advise about your experience! Thanks
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The agency that I am communicating with offers:

Residence/8 days off/11 days off(best in my opinion)

-11days off,60hrs,20days leave.....around USD20,500, not including overtime $250/hr when above 720 block time/year.

During ground training 65% basic,line training 70%.


B737 or B744

PM me for more details.
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Old 15th Nov 2017, 14:37   #9 (permalink)
 
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Anyone actually working for Suparna on the 37 or 47? Any chance I would be able to have a quick chat via PM or other means?

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Old 16th Nov 2017, 07:28   #10 (permalink)
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Hurz....Im going for it with Smile Aviation. Their deal is also, 65% of full Basic salary during training + full allowances. I dont think you can blame any of the brokers for that. Still...its much better than what my current company pays for a full time Capt on line
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Old 16th Nov 2017, 07:30   #11 (permalink)
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Hear Hear.....There must be someone here, who works for them...

Anyways, Im going for a Sim check with Suparna on monday (20 Nov) If u are not there, I'll PM u with details
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Old 16th Nov 2017, 11:33   #12 (permalink)
 
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Thanks guys. No sim check booked yet but hopefully soon.

Good luck to those going for the eval.

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Old 18th Nov 2017, 04:28   #13 (permalink)


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For the contracts, all the agencies have the same contract, the contract is for ALL the pilots, not for only one agency. then you cannot see different salaries with different agencies.
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Old 25th Nov 2017, 13:47   #14 (permalink)


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Contacted a couple of agencies about the contract and all look the same: 65% of basic during TR and 70% basic during LT, apparently the rest gets paid 100% i.e. housing allowance, travel allowance etc.

Went to a roadshow last week and got told Suparna is planning on doing reverse roster (BRU, AMS etc) if there are enough people interested in this, on the 747. I dont really see this happening (not in the beginning anyway), any of you got the same info?

Wondering if you will be cruise cpt on 74 initially. Can't get a clear answer on this from the agencies.


Also one recruiter told me average trip on 747 is around 9 days. If you have the 11 days off deal this means you wont be spending a lot of nights in Shanghai, so maybe hotels will suffice instead of renting something expensive or getting a "crashpad" with multiple expats.

Last edited by BattSwitch; 25th Nov 2017 at 19:47. Reason: 70% instead of 75%
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Old 26th Nov 2017, 22:09   #15 (permalink)
 
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Can anyone comment on what the rosters look like for resident 737/747?

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Hi Guys,

I’ve been offered a FO position on B737 with Suparna. Could you please to share some info about working conditions for a FO

Possibility of upgrade
Possibility of flying 787
Salary and quiality of life in Shanghai...


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