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Old 29th Mar 2019, 22:06
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Air Astana

Just out of idle curiosity, what's the story about Air Astana as a place for expat pilots to work ? I see very little background info online about them as an employer.

I've observed over a longish time frame that they consistently advertise for pilots. Not sure if this is due to expansion or steady attrition.

What's the deal...bad place to live/work...substandard employer...bad pay ? For an airline that advertises for pilots so consistently, remarkably little is said about them.
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Old 29th Mar 2019, 23:16
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The question here is the same as with Korean or Vietnam contracts:
Why not rather fly in China, for more money, and a better rotation?
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Old 29th Mar 2019, 23:45
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Yet Air Astana continues to operate ? Apparently someone is taking the jobs offered in sufficient numbers to keep the wheels turning. Or is the airline on the verge of shutting down for lack of crews ?

That still doesn't offer information about what the job offered involves.

Just curious...
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 15:37
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Well, there's this. So they can't be all that short of crews in Kazakhstan at large ?:

FlyArystan Outlines Launch Plans
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 11:20
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I work there, and it's not so bad, as long as you are ok with the Cold.

Company is solid, and expanding. It's cheap to live here. Pay comes on time.

It's quite a rigid setup, but once you get used to that, and the old Soviet way of doing things, it's ok.

Seems to usually be a three year contract, training standards are quite high.

Expect no weather, no traffic and no RT. It's very quiet.

pm me if you want more info.
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 12:00
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Nomad2,

Thanks for the info. I'm just curious and not looking for a job (nor is any job looking for me).

I see pretty much continuous ads for pilots from Air Astana. So they're expanding and that's the reason ?
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 12:07
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I also noted their more or less continuous ads. So, when I needed a job in a hurry, I dropped them a line.

They are one of those airlines that uses a lot of expats. Their locals seem to drift off at a fair rate, so with expats being what they are and expansion underway, their recruiting seems continuous. They also have a very nice ab initio program for locals, that puts 'pay to fly' schemes, as found in Europe, to shame.

Its an interesting place to work, in its own way.

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Old 24th Jun 2019, 11:54
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They have just dropped the requirement for NTR FO to just 500 hours on multi-crew aircraft. An option for those that want to transition to the A320.
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Old 9th Aug 2019, 23:14
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Hello how about the conditions for non type fo a320? How much a FO earn per month?
Thanks in advance
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Old 20th Aug 2019, 11:27
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Originally Posted by Nomad2 View Post
I work there, and it's not so bad, as long as you are ok with the Cold.

Company is solid, and expanding. It's cheap to live here. Pay comes on time.

It's quite a rigid setup, but once you get used to that, and the old Soviet way of doing things, it's ok.

Seems to usually be a three year contract, training standards are quite high.

Expect no weather, no traffic and no RT. It's very quiet.

pm me if you want more info.
Hi Nomad. Tried to send you a private message but says your inbox is full....I d like to get some info from you as I am in the process with them !

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Old 31st Aug 2019, 05:34
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hi all. looking for some info about Air Astana. specifically how the roster is on A320, the base, mostly layovers or turnaround, training and expenses of living in Kazakhstan. would appreciate feedback here or please pm me. thanks.
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Old 13th Oct 2019, 16:00
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Originally Posted by jklm05 View Post
hi all. looking for some info about Air Astana. specifically how the roster is on A320, the base, mostly layovers or turnaround, training and expenses of living in Kazakhstan. would appreciate feedback here or please pm me. thanks.
Im in the same boat, also,I was wondering if anyone has recently gone to the screening with air Astana as a FO on A320.

thanks
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Old 21st Oct 2019, 09:06
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Hey Nomad2, trying to PM you, your inbox is full.
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Old 29th Oct 2019, 12:34
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interview air astana 4/5 Nov19 AMS

Hey guys,

Im going for interview in Nov on 4/5 any tips or where I should focus my studies, what kind of questions/Sim sessions !?? please
Im TRA320 650h/900tt

thank in advance,

Telo
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Old 29th Oct 2019, 19:27
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will have my interview with air astana in Nov and want o know what I can aspect from theme , if not asking to much

If you an describe by phases would be great.

Thank in advance

Telo[
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Old 29th Oct 2019, 23:54
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Guys as far as i know from italian and greek friends working there, it used to be a nice working environment + there are a lot of europeans to hang out with in case locals don't match your cultural perception.
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Old 30th Oct 2019, 21:49
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Originally Posted by aBlon View Post
Guys as far as i know from italian and greek friends working there, it used to be a nice working environment + there are a lot of europeans to hang out with in case locals don't match your cultural perception.
can anyone shed some light on captains pay and benifits and the roster
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Old 2nd Nov 2019, 08:36
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Typically 7500 euros per month, with a 30,000 euro bonus after three years.
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Old 4th Nov 2019, 14:43
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Originally Posted by manolotelo View Post
Hey guys,

Im going for interview in Nov on 4/5 any tips or where I should focus my studies, what kind of questions/Sim sessions !?? please
Im TRA320 650h/900tt

thank in advance,

Telo
Hi Telo! How did it go today? I'm going to AMS this week too and I also find it hard to find any feedback... pls DM if you can
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Old 7th Nov 2019, 10:45
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Did someone say the pay is €7,500 per month? Thats paying less than all the Eastern European charter companies
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