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Easyjet ongoing pilot requirments contract or otherwise?

Old 3rd Feb 2010, 12:31
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Easyjet ongoing pilot requirments contract or otherwise?

If their fleet is going to continue expanding by another 10 odd aircraft a year until 2012, retirements, loss of medicals, upgrades of existing permanent Fo's. blah blah blah

How many extra pilots do they need to run a full service from feb - october compared with the winter.

Surely they will have to recruit from the experienced FO's out there at some point. If only to overcome the lag of training and rating a newby.

Plus, If not, how the hell do they ever expect to fill the void between the existing skippers and low houred FO's.

Or have i missed something?

On a brighter note. I was just reading Flight Training News. Every month they keep telling me that Europe is going to need 70 odd thousand new pilots over the next 15 years or so .

We will all have 10 jobs each then.


Apparently.
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Old 3rd Feb 2010, 13:05
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10 jobs each!? Wow, that IS good news, we should be able to pick and choose.

I want concorde out of retirement, especially for me. And I want a solid gold seat. And 1000000. A Day.
God bless the pilot shortage!
oh...hang on....
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Old 3rd Feb 2010, 16:27
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Nobody's told you the reality of Santa Claus and the tooth fairy then?

If you want me to break it gently I'll PM you if ask.
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Old 3rd Feb 2010, 16:39
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At the rate pay is going down the drain in this profession 10 jobs each will be a necessity rather than a nicety by the time this mess is fixed.
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Old 3rd Feb 2010, 17:12
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Parc and CTC are recruiting experienced Airbus FO's on behalf of easyjet for this summer. Thankfully it's not all pay to fly cadets
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Old 3rd Feb 2010, 20:22
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Yep, and on such enticing terms & conditions encore.
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Old 5th Feb 2010, 08:01
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The deal for experienced FO's isn't bad. Pay to fly FO's I completely agree with you
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Old 5th Feb 2010, 08:43
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Now that mention BMI, how can they gather up all of the experienced crews on decent terms and conditions and throw them on the scrapheap. Then at the same time bring in the self sponsored line trainees.

I thought under UK employment law you could only make someone redundant if their position no longer existed?

Is this not a breach of that law - because their positions still do exist.......

You cant just shaft someone because you dont like the amount of money you had agreed to pay them....can you?
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Old 5th Feb 2010, 08:47
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I would have thought that was a basic, as BALPA have recognition in BMI, hasn't someone asked and received a response to this from them yet ?
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Old 5th Feb 2010, 13:52
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Didn't realise it was 55/hr. Mate of mine told me it was 20 odd percent more than that which I didn't think was bad. Not great but in the current climate, not bad. 55/hr isn't good, I agree but sadly it's an employers market right now and many facing redundancy will have to take it.
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Old 5th Feb 2010, 14:18
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comparison with corporate market

Came over here to check out what you airline types are dealing with on the pay issue. I know that most airline pilots are on a flight hour pay contract of some kind, but how many hours do you average per year? I ask so that I can get an idea of what a typical EasyJet Captain makes after, say 10 years or so. Am I in the ballpark if I guess around 100K?
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Old 5th Feb 2010, 14:58
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its depends where capt is based, but ya on uk contract your looking at 100k ish
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Old 5th Feb 2010, 15:13
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If you started 10 years ago then yes, that's what you might get paid today.

If you started now, then in 10 years time you will probably be contracted, or employed by yourself and be on an hourly wage for 8 months of a year. So who knows.
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Old 6th Feb 2010, 01:35
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keithskye - 100k is about correct after 10 years, but as others have stated, that is basically under 'old' terms and conditions. I am not sure a newly promoted captain at easyJet could expect to earn that in 10 years time (inflation corrected etc). The hours you fly depend on which base you are at. If you are Gatwick-based you can expect to fly very close to the legal limit of 900 hours per year. The hours are significantly less than that at the regional bases (down to 650-ish I am told). I have just checked my 'rolling 365' and tonight it stands at 910 hours. Apparently that is legal because it will be sorted by the end of the month and below the legal limit of 900. So on one hand easyJet is about as secure an airline as currently exists, but you will work yourself to death if you are a pilot there. On the plus side, the 5354 rostering system is a God-send and you fly brand new Airbuses that have every mod con Airbus can provide. There is a good safety culture, but the company is increasingly run by thieves and robbers who would leave you in the street without a pennie to your name if they could. As someone who feels permanently exhausted, however, that flying rate is not sustainable in the long term.
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Old 6th Feb 2010, 07:38
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Mod cons?? What about the foot warmers.

Frost bitten feet are not far away on some of our longer sectors!
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Old 6th Feb 2010, 12:21
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Alexander Meerkatovich, I'd be interested to hear how you reconcile your points that
you will work yourself to death if you are a pilot there
that you're
permanently exhausted
and that
that flying rate is not sustainable in the long term
with the
good safety culture
While I don't doubt for a moment what you say, I would be surprised that if what you say is true, it doesn't detract significantly from safety. You are after all operating these aircraft right? Whilst knackered? I'd like to see your idea of a poor safety culture.
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Old 6th Feb 2010, 12:25
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I've heard from others the footwarmers are like a chocolate teapot.

If you open all the vents around you that slows it getting coldsoaked, but hard to stop on a Paphos or a Sharm!
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Old 6th Feb 2010, 13:18
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Keith

I suspect you'll find that the european bases are on much bigger money. An acquaintance moved out there for the contract and is earning a tidy sum, significantly over 100k. Not sure on the official deal, maybe someone here could post it.
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Old 6th Feb 2010, 14:39
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Caudillo,

I think what the Meerkat is alluding to is that working these hours there is a hightened risk of killing yourself whilst driving home. There have been cases of Pilots falling asleep at the wheel on the way to work!

No pilots should be working that hard or feel compelled to...an early grave.


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Old 6th Feb 2010, 15:28
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I'm not convinced tiredness is so binary. Everything is fine and dandy in the aircraft but you step out into the car and all of a sudden you're a risk?
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