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Training Bond legality

Old 3rd Oct 2018, 07:58
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Training Bond legality

I have absolutely no issue with signing up to a training bond and paying off a part of that if you have to leave the company before bond expiry.

However, does anyone have any experience of a situation where the training bond is significantly higher (roughly double) than the actual cost of the training provided? Just trying to work out whether this would be legal (obviously country specific).

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Old 3rd Oct 2018, 09:34
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Yes - I have had that with a previous airline which I left. I refused to pay back the extortionate bond - legal proceedings threatened - a matter iof fact letter from my solicitor asking for a breakdown of costs including aircraft hourly cost put an end to the threats.
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Old 3rd Oct 2018, 09:45
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Tricky one.!
Default is in court You will not pay a dime.
I had a 3 year bond in 1999 for the then new Dornier 328 Jet.
Schreiner In Hoofddorp ( Old Fokker Training senter Now CAE) and Atlantic Aviation trained 10 of us on a 3 year bond.
Only 6 of us produced according to contract.
One did some training and then went awol.
3 never qualified and never payed a dime.
French company registered in the US.
Not enforceable.
So it depends on the contract, I suppose.
Only Cathay , in the old days had a bond were You actually had a bank guaranty that they controlled had a enforceable bond.
Now a days it would depend on country and contract .But if course cost less, I would guess a Judge would have a good laugh and kick it out of his office.
Contact You Union Lawyer for details.
Good luck
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