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Working for Hi Fly on the A330/A340

Old 12th Jan 2014, 21:43
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Working for Hi Fly on the A330/A340

Can any of you good ladies or gents provide me with some information about life as a pilot on the A330/A340 at Hi Fly? There's precious little about it on PPRuNe.

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Old 16th Jan 2014, 00:04
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Is it true they're a subsidiary of Airbus industries or are they complete non related?
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Old 16th Jan 2014, 00:22
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From the crew I talk to in Lagos good roster based ex London and good pay on time.
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Old 16th Jan 2014, 06:20
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I thought they were a Portuguese company based in Lisbon. They do a lot of corporate/VIP work and used to have the MOD contract for the Falklands charter.
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Old 16th Jan 2014, 11:07
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Nice crowd, I worked there for a year. Yes always paid on time, BUT the pay has not increased for over 4 years, A340 Captain 10,000 Euro's pm.

No Per Diem.

Dead Head/Pax on commercial in Econ.

There is better out there. GLA.
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Old 16th Jan 2014, 14:06
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I knew of a lad a few years ago and he said they're apart of the leasing division of airbus industries?!! Because he effectively said he works for airbus directly! It seems this is not the case, there's very little about them!
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Old 17th Jan 2014, 19:36
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No, unrelated. This is the outfit I am talking about Hi Fly - Profile

Stanley Eevil,

Yes, that is them. They provide wet lease services.

future G-V driver,

Thanks for the information.
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Old 26th Jan 2014, 06:44
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A close friend of mine works there, but on the A310.

Its a Portuguese company, no stakes owned by airbus or any other connection except they use their birds.
Belongs to former Airluxor management (also Pt).

The 330 I heard they have some kind of leasing based in London.
Work scheme I believe irs also the same: 20 on 10 off

From my understanding, its not a dream job, but not a bad one either. There's better and worse out there.
Also, I believe you need some kind of connections to get there. Or at least a very nice recomendation.

Good luck on it
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Old 26th Jan 2014, 14:33
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Have a couple of friends that work here. They seem happy enough. Not a bad job, like previously mentioned there are better jobs out there but it's ok.

My mates don't do that much flying, about 300 hours a year. A lot of time spent down route hanging around for things but money vs actual work is very good.

They have closed the LHR base now, that happened in December. From what I understand everyone is based from Lisbon in Portugal now.

Quite interesting work though, you seem to go to lots of different places worldwide on all sorts of different charters. Suppose it goes with the territory of ACMI work.

Hope that helps a small bit.

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Old 31st Jan 2014, 01:36
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Thank you for sharing your knowledge!
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Old 21st Feb 2014, 20:36
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Hi Fly A330 Fleet Captain Recruitment

Hi guys...!
Any HiFly Guys out there????
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Old 28th Feb 2014, 21:57
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Base is still London (might be LHR or LGW, depending on the month)
20 On 10 off, standbies sometimes at home
10k for Capt, 6k for FO, net
tax free, EU people need tax residency, social security
self-employed, through an agency: aeropro, contractair, confair or local portuguese ones
operation worldwide, lot of state contracts, more and more haddj flights, staying 20 days in Jeddah
Experience on A330/340 required, the more experience the better
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Old 1st Mar 2014, 15:30
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Who recruits for Hi-Fly?
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Old 12th Mar 2014, 13:16
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If you are 'self employed' what about liability ?
For instance : does the cabin crew has to pay the dry cleaning if he spill some cafe on someone jacket !
Or the pilots pay the bill if they make hard landing and the aircraft needs to be inspected or repaired ?
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