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Old 18th Aug 2013, 15:15
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was the closing date always Monday 19th? Didn't take much notice the first time as not Boeing or Airbus rated......

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Old 18th Aug 2013, 17:24
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No originally it was the 15th Aug
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Old 24th Aug 2013, 22:21
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Looks like some of you bus guys might get a shot.

Just reopened with lower requirements for the 330/340.

3000 of which now only 500 on type.

Closes Thursday.
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Old 24th Aug 2013, 23:37
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If they keep reducing the requirements at this pace, i could imagine that non rated should be able to apply soon.
Any inside information regarding to non rated?
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Old 4th Sep 2013, 12:16
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Any updates as recruitment now finished?
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Old 9th Sep 2013, 23:07
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Does anybody know how well Little Red is doing and if VS will ever take over from Shamrock? I understand the agreement was signed for 3 years...
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Old 11th Sep 2013, 00:38
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Unlikely unless there are other forces at work. It's unsustainable in its present form
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Old 11th Sep 2013, 00:52
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When will VS recruit for the B787s. I assume they will bring about some expansion to the airline?
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Old 11th Sep 2013, 03:08
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Does anybody know how well Little Red is doing and if VS will ever take over from Shamrock? I understand the agreement was signed for 3 years...
They will probably transfer the slots over to the long haul operation as soon as they can.
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Old 11th Sep 2013, 12:05
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A330 rated with 500h on type?

Spoke with VAA A330 pilot the other day and they said TR'd with TOT applicants are most likely to be recruited this round.
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Old 11th Sep 2013, 13:55
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Recruitment for small number of type rated is now complete.

Recruitment opening 'in autumn' for non type rated to fill hold pool.
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Old 11th Sep 2013, 19:42
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They will probably transfer the slots over to the long haul operation as soon as they can.
As far as I understood they can only be operated to specified destinations, so Virgin could never turn them in to longhaul slots?
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Old 11th Sep 2013, 19:50
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fish Little Red

So far the company is happy with the progress LR has made. It is not designed as a stand alone money maker but to provide significant feed to long haul operations, which was lost after the bmi sale.

There is no intention to convert slots. There is speculation that it will eventually be brought in house and crewed by VAA pilots.
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Old 19th Sep 2013, 17:09
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BIGBAD is right. The slots are nonconvertible. Also destination specific. It will lose millions this year and probably for a few years yet but Delta like it so it will stay. CAA wanted it in house within 7 months but VAA negotiated longer.

Specific to this forum I guess is that it will mean recruitment to VAA to the 320, as from the main pilot body only F/Os getting commands would switch, I guess. Most of us gave up short haul for a reason....

Also a rumour of a cadet pilot scheme starting soonish. Probably related to LR coming in house but no one knows yet.
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Old 20th Sep 2013, 21:02
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I doubt it Busta, I reckon if it is brought in house, it'll be on a lower tier of salary akin to BA's EOG.
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Old 20th Sep 2013, 21:27
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When VS has A320/321s prior to 9/11, the pilots were on a lower payscale. About 90% of the wide body pay IIRC.
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Old 21st Sep 2013, 11:43
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So where would the LR pilots fit on the seniority list if it went in house? Is that the plan? Would there be one master Virgin list or two separate ones?
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Old 21st Sep 2013, 19:04
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So where would the LR pilots fit on the seniority list if it went in house? Is that the plan? Would there be one master Virgin list or two separate ones?
This is all speculation, as it is still a long way from happening, but LR is currently operated by aer lingus. So VA would have to recruit for LR, the crew for it would probably just join the regular seniority list in the normal manner. With commands coming from those already on the list who so bid for it.
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Old 25th Sep 2013, 14:42
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A330 vs. A340 flying for newhires....

For newhires in the near term, which aircraft are likely for assignment - the A330 or the Whale?

Also, do newhires on the A330 fleet get cross-trained as well initially on the A340 and do that flying or do they pretty much stay on the A330 fleet/routes? At what point would an new Airbus FO start flying the A340 (I understand they will eventually be phased out)?

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Old 25th Sep 2013, 14:48
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If you're bus rated, you'll go to the 330. 340 comes post 500hrs/2 OPC's so 12-24 months. Non bus = the 747. Or at least that's whats happened the last couple of years
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