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Old 23rd Sep 2014, 08:42
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Widebdy,

I suppose it depends upon the amount of suitable applicants. If BA can't fill the recruitment slots then they will have to look at alternative means. Although I must admit I have never heard of such a move as paying bonds but what goes on behind the scenes is anyone's guess.

AFAIK DEP to LH will be onto the 744 which BA will keep running longer than anticipated.
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Old 23rd Sep 2014, 12:32
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No longer recruiting for Airbus?

I have noticed the recruitment has been extended until 6th October.
However, I also notice that it is only for 747,767,777 and 787.

Has the A320 recruitment finished or is it a clitch with the website?
I was rejected by online assessment as, I have no time on any of the above.
I do however, have 4000 hrs on the A320/A321.

Any thoughts most appreciated.
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Old 23rd Sep 2014, 12:43
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Smokie,

did you apply also for the 320 DEP?

Outcome?
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Old 23rd Sep 2014, 12:53
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The website shows only for 747,767,777 & 787.
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Old 23rd Sep 2014, 12:55
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Ok, thanks.
I thought you applied also for the 320 DEP (expired the 18th september).
Regards.
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Old 23rd Sep 2014, 13:03
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Which was why I was asking ......
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Old 23rd Sep 2014, 13:12
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Sorry for that mate
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Old 23rd Sep 2014, 14:04
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So, still no hope for 737 rated guys. I'm sure that allows for ZFTT though?

Fingers crossed requirements change...
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Old 23rd Sep 2014, 14:26
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Yep, looks like Ive missed out this time around too, just hope they need more Bus Drivers
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Old 23rd Sep 2014, 19:31
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Ad states 747-400. Does this rule out 747-800 pilots?

What about 757 pilots for the 767 jobs? A one day differences course surely...
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Old 23rd Sep 2014, 21:54
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747-8 is not a type. The EASA licensed 747-8 crew have 747-400 ratings. It is merely a differences course to operate the 747-8.

AFAIK this is not the case in Korea as it is considered an individual type.
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 09:54
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One of the requirements is an EASA / JAR FCL licence.

Is this a problem for those in the middle east with locally issued licences and ratings, eg. GCAA in the UAE.
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 10:14
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I suppose you will have to take everything back to the UK before starting (if selected).
Not a big issue IMHO.
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 16:50
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With regards to ratings issued by another ICAO member state.
When i joined, it was a condition for me to get the rating endorsed on my JAR/EASA license, prior to joining.
Unfortunately there is no good reason for this, as they make you sit all the exams again...

It was a bit of an issue for me. First of all getting the time off to do it, when living in the ME, and then not to mention the cost involved in having to resit the exams in the UK, as well as paying for 4 hours in the sim with an examiner...


BTW seems like they have just opened up for A320 rated pilots again.
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 20:19
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Thanks for the heads up. Doesn't seem to be any link to click on as previously for the Boeing positions though. But I see A320 is now added to the list of types.

Perhaps I am not on the correct page?
Tried all my usual searches but to no avail, has it gone live yet?
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 20:29
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You're looking on the wrong page. You can't apply as a 320 rated person yet. Here's the page you're after.

http://www.britishairways.com/career...rchtext=Pilots
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 20:42
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Many thanks. I have added the page to my home screen, will wait for it to go live with A320 added.
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 20:55
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So what happened to the ad expired on the 18th for 320 dep's?
I applied for that but never had any feedback from BA.
Weird...
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 21:10
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The last few lines of this page though states:
The Direct Entry (DEP) recruitment programme - We are now accepting applications for the following;
A320 type rated and B747-400/767/777/787 type rated.


http://www.britishairways.com/career...rypilots.shtml


I know a number of rated people who appiied for the A320 job that had a cut off of last week and have heard nothing.
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Old 24th Sep 2014, 21:12
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I am one of them.
Applied in august, cutoff 5 days ago, no reply.
I think its BA policy to answer anyway so i am confident.
Sooner or later we'll get an answer.
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