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Norwegian lays off 60 pilots

Old 2nd Nov 2014, 11:52
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Norwegian lays off 60 pilots

On late friday afternoon, Norwegian has sent a notice to 60 pilots for termination of contract. Hopefully rehired in 2015. Application for B787 positions were offered. More news to follow...
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Old 2nd Nov 2014, 12:41
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More and more low cost airlines offer renewable seasonal contracts.

Low cost means low cost.
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Not always. In my experience Low Cost very often means low price but high(er) overall cost.
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People may not have liked where they stood in Ryanair but at least they knew " where they stood"! with this bunch it's a guessing game to be avoided, job security is nil, For all the shaking hands and kissing babies routine, they have managed to descend "underneath the barrel", re-hire in 2015! you must be kidding..good luck to the guys remaining.
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Which pilot base impacted - LGW?
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Could I suggest that we keep discussion about this development to this long-term thread

http://www.pprune.org/terms-endearme...pdated-36.html


People thinking of joining usually look on this one, this new thread will be gone & buried within weeks (if not days) and those thinking of joining need to be able to read back & know about this stuff before taking the plunge.

Thanks for understanding folks
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Guys, guys. with the airlines that offer self employed no guarantee of work contracts what's the difference? You might not have any rostered work for months, but be on unpaid SBY. Don't bleat about this and not bleat about the other.
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The majority are with PARC or ARPI and aren't on that sort of contract.
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Those contractors agencies are the EBOLA equivalent in the Civil aviation jobs. It really should be banned from the industry. Pilots, cabin crews and engineers should be directly employed by their airline company with a proper contract.
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@wind check

Where are the regulators?
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Boycott this mob..they're a bunch of trouble and as stated.. Unfit for purpose but..shows how the regulators are moulded from same..crap to boot too...
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Why complain if everyone were offered 787 positions?
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ehhhhh

Might be the 30 000 Eur bond thingie....
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60 laid off inc 10 Capts, 15 787 positions (FO & Crz Capt ) and the bond (which normally requires a bank guarantee, try getting that whilst laid off )

They are complaining because they left permanent positions & didn't sign up for a seasonal contract.
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So not all the guys get the 787 offer? That sucks
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What 787 offer?
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 00:03
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See post # 1 +



Who can apply for the 15 pilot positions on long haul?
Everyone can apply for this. We will prioritize pilots from SH for these positions. Working on LH you will also have to work under the LH agreement. A bond for 36 month will be asked. H**+* P*+++++* has more details about T&Cs.
The minimum requirement is
For RCA:
5000 hours total time
2000 hours on B777, B767/757, B747 or B737EFIS/NG
1500 PIC hours on any Boeing aircraft
For FO:
1500 hours total time
500 hours on B777, B767/757, B747 or B737

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Norwegian lays off 60 pilots

The big question is why have they had to let go of 60 pilots this winter?

Too much capacity ?
Too many pilots?
Unprofitable routes?

Generally it looks like very poor management. They're recruitment drive always looked a bit overheated. Can anyone shed light on what the company are giving as an excuse to let 60 people go this winter?
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So, instead of whinging again, are you going to do something about it or are you going to act like cattle being led to the slaughterhouse ?
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Norwegian lays off 60 pilots
The big question is why have they had to let go of 60 pilots this winter?

Too much capacity ?
Too many pilots?
Unprofitable routes?

Generally it looks like very poor management. They're recruitment drive always looked a bit overheated. Can anyone shed light on what the company are giving as an excuse to let 60 people go this winter?
The recruitment can be as overheated as they like if those taken on are on summer contracts, then just bin em and take new monkeys next year.

Hold out for proper jobs or put up with the these management arses rain down upon thee without complaint.

I do genuinely feel sorry for those let go, I have been there and yes it was just before Christmas also.

When will this chuffing industry pick up and get more compassion and an improvement in terms and conditions?
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