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EK to Decommission 40% of Airbus A380, Axe 1/3 of Pilots & Cabin Crew

Old 17th May 2020, 07:28
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Rumour: EK to Decommission 40% of Airbus A380, Axe 1/3 of Pilots & Cabin Crew

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https://www.paddleyourownkanoo.com/2...ew-and-pilots/

Edited so that I donít sound so alarmist - for our discussion and possibly true. I would ignore the numbers

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Old 17th May 2020, 08:11
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Ben on the rumour mill sometime.
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Old 17th May 2020, 08:37
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ECHOKILLER - Piss poor tasteless stressful factually devoid alarmist post. Why don't you be a good boy/girl and remove it.

The author is sooooooo full of credibility. Not


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Old 17th May 2020, 10:31
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What can you expect

Honestly what do you expect; he is of the same group always posting bs against the company. And now just trying to create more havoc with such an infectious post. As all those idiots who claim they are happier since they left but they still have to keep logging into this forum to trash anyone who says something favorable pf the company or that other group that bi..ch incessantly about how unhappy they are here and how miserable is the company but don't have the cojones to say the same things during the washups or even leave the company
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Old 17th May 2020, 10:47
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The 380s would probably be stored away for a year or so. Nothing concrete yet
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Old 17th May 2020, 10:57
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Whether we like it or not, there's going to be a sizable reduction in number of aircraft and crew for the foreseeable future. If it's 20, 30, 40 or 50% remains to be seen but I would not be surprised if the numbers quoted in the article turns out to be pretty spot on
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Old 17th May 2020, 11:00
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Whether we like it or not, there's going to be a sizable reduction in number of aircraft and crew for the foreseeable future. If it's 20, 30, 40 or 50% remains to be seen but I would not be surprised if the numbers quoted in the article turns out to be pretty spot on
I guess anyone with half a brain should see it. TBH 30% workforce reduction would be a best-case scenario IMHO.
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Old 17th May 2020, 11:30
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Letís say ( and nothing has been announced) .. best case 2O percent .. worst case 50 percent. This will rip through the whole economy of Dubai.


Pilots who are retrenched that own their own homes.. who will they sell them to? Iím guessing there is not a big demand at the moment. Likewise cars .. you have to leave .. any market for your car?


i have no idea of the figures.. but Iím guessing EK pilots and cabin crew spend a lot of money in Dubai. Remove 50 percent of them ( worst case).. thatís going to hurt.

If this happens. It wonít be pretty.

Good luck to all
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Old 17th May 2020, 12:51
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Hopefully all that does not come to a reality. Too many families will be affected. For the time being is one of the very few companies (if not the only one) that is holding thousands of people with part of the salary, at home without working, or not doing much. In many other companies you would be fired in no time, as already happened.
Lets hope that all that does not happen.
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Old 17th May 2020, 14:48
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Paddleyourcanoe? Sister publication of the National Enquirer???

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Originally Posted by atakacs View Post
I guess anyone with half a brain should see it. TBH 30% workforce reduction would be a best-case scenario IMHO.
I totally agree with you on this, letís just ignore the Article but common sense says If even A380s are grounded for a year, CC & deck crew wonít be getting paid sitting at home, atleast reduction in headcount would be necessary.
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Old 17th May 2020, 14:50
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On another note; this would be a perfect time to start job share for those guys/gals that are interested. Reduces the overheads but keeps people employed which as SOPS alludes to is what Dubai Inc. needs. I'm sure many options and scenarios are being discussed!
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Old 17th May 2020, 15:14
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fyi Iím still there as well. This is a rumour forum....

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Honestly what do you expect; he is of the same group always posting bs against the company. And now just trying to create more havoc with such an infectious post. As all those idiots who claim they are happier since they left but they still have to keep logging into this forum to trash anyone who says something favorable pf the company or that other group that bi..ch incessantly about how unhappy they are here and how miserable is the company but don't have the cojones to say the same things during the washups or even leave the company
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Old 17th May 2020, 16:02
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This is what Bloomberg is Reporting

https://t.co/a0rymYomLX?amp=1
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Old 17th May 2020, 16:34
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As expected, it turned out to be a rumour...
Official Response from the Dubai government:

Emirates spokesperson: ďNo announcement has been made regarding mass redundancies at the airline. Any such decision will be communicated in an appropriate fashion. Like any responsible business would do, our executive team has directed all departments to conduct a thorough review of costs and resourcing against business projections, even as we prepare for gradual service resumption. As our Chairman has said, conserving cash, safeguarding our business, and preserving as much of as our skilled workforce as possible, remain our top priorities through this period.Ē

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Old 17th May 2020, 17:32
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Originally Posted by den3aah View Post
As expected, it turned out to be a rumour...
Official Response from the Dubai government:
Den3aah, please note there was no denial.

Emirates spokesperson: ďNo announcement has been made regarding mass redundancies at the airline. Any such decision will be communicated in an appropriate fashion.

Correct, no official announcement has been made "yet". Article states EK is drawing up plans to scrap some 380s. I would hope so, to ensure the future economic viability of the airline - it is prudent to reduce 380 numbers.

As airframes disappear, the natural consequence will be flight deck and cabincrew redundancies.

If you didn't see this coming or prefer denial and to hide your head in the sand, good luck to you.
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Den3aah, please note there was no denial.

Emirates spokesperson: ďNo announcement has been made regarding mass redundancies at the airline. Any such decision will be communicated in an appropriate fashion.

Correct, no official announcement has been made "yet". Article states EK is drawing up plans to scrap some 380s. I would hope so, to ensure the future economic viability of the airline - it is prudent to reduce 380 numbers.

As airframes disappear, the natural consequence will be flight deck and cabincrew redundancies.

If you didn't see this coming or prefer denial and to hide your head in the sand, good luck to you.

I would much prefer to hear it from the source.... The original rumour is dubious and comes from a shoddy website that claims to be legitimate (posted by a flight attendant apparently?). There is no doubt that every airline on earth is going to review their operations and their workforce; EK isn't immune to this. I am interested to see if they actually scrap A380's or store them bearing in mind that they were hoping to use them til 2030? Let's not forget that they are expecting a huge 777-X order next year so getting rid of 30% of their workforce now might be drastic if you look at costs involved in hiring new cabin crew in the future and training them etc ....
Just thinking out loud .... I wish them the best of luck!
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Old 17th May 2020, 18:52
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Originally Posted by FlyingAce77
This is what Bloomberg is Reporting

https://t.co/a0rymYomLX?amp=1
Total cods. Firstly there aren't 105,000 employees! Try 63,000 EK/DNATA bods...
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the original article might be from a shoddy source but Bloomberg isnít shoddy. And EK isnít denying anything. Anyone with common sense knows there will be cuts coming no matter what - itís sad but true. 30,000 from Bloomberg wasnít just made up - 100% internal discussions are happening - and itís Emirates Group not just the airline. Expect a delay on the 777x delivery... thatís also common sense

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I would much prefer to hear it from the source.... The original rumour is dubious and comes from a shoddy website that claims to be legitimate (posted by a flight attendant apparently?). There is no doubt that every airline on earth is going to review their operations and their workforce; EK isn't immune to this. I am interested to see if they actually scrap A380's or store them bearing in mind that they were hoping to use them til 2030? Let's not forget that they are expecting a huge 777-X order next year so getting rid of 30% of their workforce now might be drastic if you look at costs involved in hiring new cabin crew in the future and training them etc ....
Just thinking out loud .... I wish them the best of luck!
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Old 17th May 2020, 21:12
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380 original order was 5 then 55 then 90 then 120? Then 140? . Maybe back to the 55 plan .

777X standby for order adjustments /delays . Huge disaster for Dubai , pending bailout from Abu Dhabi.
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