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Old 23rd Sep 2019, 21:10
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Peach Japan NTR Captains

Peach is hiring NTR Airbus 320 Captains.
They offer commutable contacts but doesn't list the rotation times. Anyone have intel on this opportunity?

Thanks in advance
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Old 24th Sep 2019, 01:18
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Its not actually included in the contract, however a block of 10 consecutive days is available each month.
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Old 24th Sep 2019, 03:27
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Interesting if contract is better than advertised - that'd pretty much be a first! - Peach flyers quoting 16 days within 2 months for commuters.

Skymark, Spring J and J*J appear to offer 10 consecutive per month.
Always make sure the magic word "consecutive" is used.

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Old 24th Sep 2019, 06:17
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16 consecutive days within 2 months was never in the contract either. That option stopped being available about a year ago. The recruiting companies need to update their “flyers”.
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Old 24th Sep 2019, 15:05
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OK my bad, if updated policy then should be correct in "flyers" if the agencies want to present Peach in the best light, maybe even some ad spin: "back to back possible but not guaranteed..." or similar.

Personally looking a contracts the 16 within 2 months Vs 10 consecutive per month was a consideration.
Maybe just me.

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Old 18th Oct 2019, 18:42
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How about the Medical? Is difficult as they say or are these just rumors?
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Old 18th Oct 2019, 23:13
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If you have something wrong with you medically it will be found. Max BMI is 30. Easy to fail the initial medical.
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Old 19th Oct 2019, 19:11
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How about the Medical? Is difficult as they say or are these just rumors?
The medical is worse than we can possibly convey in written form, and training will be an excercise in patience and a personal challenge to increase your tolerance for stupidity and irrelevance!

There you go, Japanese pilot jobs in a nutshell.
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Old 1st Nov 2019, 09:25
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Does anyone have any information about the written exams one will have to do to get the Japanese ATPL? Are these done during the screening phase like in China?
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Old 1st Nov 2019, 11:43
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Japanese Airlaw only. Candidates are placed on a course for a few days to prepare as part of the initial induction training.
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Old 21st Nov 2019, 16:14
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Hi,

Reading about the benefits at Peach, I noticed there are National Health Insurance and Pension Scheme. Does anyone have more information about how these two benefits work? How good is the coverage?

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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 10:27
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what exactly do you mean by coverage? Health Insurance basically covers medical fees by around 80% of the scheduled cost. So if you visit a doctor / dentist you pay a small fee if you have a health insurance card. System is not really designed for use outside of Japan. Pension also is basically designed for domestic use, however their is some facility to withdraw contributions when expats leave the country. Not really sure about the details about how much can be withdrawn or tax implications.
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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 16:10
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Originally Posted by RUMBEAR View Post
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what exactly do you mean by coverage? Health Insurance basically covers medical fees by around 80% of the scheduled cost. So if you visit a doctor / dentist you pay a small fee if you have a health insurance card. System is not really designed for use outside of Japan. Pension also is basically designed for domestic use, however their is some facility to withdraw contributions when expats leave the country. Not really sure about the details about how much can be withdrawn or tax implications.
RUMBEAR, thank you very much for the reply, You have just explained exactly what I was looking for regarding the medical benefit. As for the pension, let’s say you manage to get your contract renewed until you retire at 65 and decide to leave Japan by then, if it is designed for domestic use, I was just wondering what will happen to our contribution after all those years. My understanding about the pension is something we receive after the retirement. Not sure if that’s the case for this contract.
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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 22:00
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As I mentioned I dont really know much about the pension system. My understanding is when reaching retirement, pensions can only be deposited into a Japanese bank account. If you have left Japan and no longer have any residency then you cannot continue to hold a Japanese account. So for a foreigner taking as much as you can when you leave seems to be the only option! Keep in mind this is your money anyway as a monthly “pension insurance” fee will be deducted from you salary. Its not what I would consider sufficient to sustain retirement though!
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Old 23rd Nov 2019, 16:11
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Originally Posted by RUMBEAR View Post
As I mentioned I dont really know much about the pension system. My understanding is when reaching retirement, pensions can only be deposited into a Japanese bank account. If you have left Japan and no longer have any residency then you cannot continue to hold a Japanese account. So for a foreigner taking as much as you can when you leave seems to be the only option! Keep in mind this is your money anyway as a monthly “pension insurance” fee will be deducted from you salary. Its not what I would consider sufficient to sustain retirement though!
Hi RUMBEAR, thanks again. I now can see your point !
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Old 2nd Dec 2019, 21:27
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How are requirements for expats being relaxed ?:

“…and the priority after the Vanilla Air integration is to speed up expansion and pilot recruitment, CEO Shinichi Inoue told ATW…”

“…Inoue said Japanese regulators are becoming more relaxed with the rules for hiring foreign pilots..”

https://atwonline.com/airlines/peach...+Daily+News%29
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Old 2nd Dec 2019, 23:22
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Pay is up to a third less than JJP, SKY and AJX. Less than 1.0m per month after tax and deductions.

Many Japanese Captains leaving for China. Failure rate on JCAB sim and line checks for foreigners over 50%

There is no relaxation of JCAB requirements for foreigners.

The Peach CEO is talking through his ass.
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 05:48
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Originally Posted by Kaboobla View Post
Pay is up to a third less than JJP, SKY and AJX. Less than 1.0m per month after tax and deductions.

Many Japanese Captains leaving for China. Failure rate on JCAB sim and line checks for foreigners over 50%

There is no relaxation of JCAB requirements for foreigners.

The Peach CEO is talking through his ass.
To put a little perspective on things, yes salaries are a little behind other carriers in Japan.

If one or two captains moving to Chinese carriers is “many” then correct. 50% failure rate is a little bit of an exaggeration. Yes there are failures and yes at a higher rate that many other countries, however I would say the rate of failures between Japanese and expat pilots is about the same.

I dont think regulatory change is whats needed to make the process of joining a Japanese airline smoother. A change of philosophy, instructional technique and decision making regarding training and assessment is whats needed.
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 12:42
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Originally Posted by RUMBEAR View Post


To put a little perspective on things, yes salaries are a little behind other carriers in Japan.

The pay for captains is 1/3rd less than any other Japanese carrier. Not an issue if you are on instructor pay like RUMBEAR is. Your picture and life history on the Peach website tell the story.

If one or two captains moving to Chinese carriers is “many” then correct. 50% failure rate is a little bit of an exaggeration. Yes there are failures and yes at a higher rate that many other countries, however I would say the rate of failures between Japanese and expat pilots is about the same.

Thats not what Ebika - head of JCAB checkers - said in a meeting recently.

I dont think regulatory change is whats needed to make the process of joining a Japanese airline smoother. A change of philosophy, instructional technique and decision making regarding training and assessment is whats needed.

Never happen. Foreign pilots are hated in Japan and if they could all be run out of the place by the Japanese they would be.
The CEO needs to bring his management team into line if he wants to realise his expansions dreams. Again unlikely he can achieve that.
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