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25th Oct 2022, 14:16
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Posted By dr dre

I think they’ve got enough applications to...

I think they’ve got enough applications to process and fill courses for most of next year, so I wouldn’t expect recruitment to reopen until late next year, but as usual in aviation it could be...
1st Oct 2022, 13:26
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Posted By dr dre

That would be right in the area of the 320neo...

That would be right in the area of the 320neo however. It isn’t a priority for Airbus at the moment, and will be many years before it comes into QF service, as they generally wait until the first...
1st Oct 2022, 06:55
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Posted By dr dre

It’s a fleet replacement project that will go for...

It’s a fleet replacement project that will go for another 12 years. Management generally aren’t looking at numbers that far in advance and will adapt as necessary (a year or two out). I would highly...
1st Oct 2022, 06:24
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Posted By dr dre

There is a sample pattern document going around....

There is a sample pattern document going around. Whilst not all duties were multi leg a few were, and they were quite short ones (I remember one that bounced around several airports in Japan and...
30th Sep 2022, 10:56
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Posted By dr dre

There is, but Atlas was being touted on these...

There is, but Atlas was being touted on these forums as a much better option than mainline so much so that a lot of S/Os were jumping ship. They may regret it looking at those rosters but there may...
29th Sep 2022, 07:47
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Posted By dr dre

Only comparatively. SH isn't too bad of a gig,...

Only comparatively. SH isn't too bad of a gig, given the pay is better than any other NB in the country, can be at home most nights. Domestic flying appeals to some, the beauty with mainline is if...
29th Sep 2022, 07:42
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Posted By dr dre

I'd go for an ME carrier in that case, very...

I'd go for an ME carrier in that case, very varied worldwide network to all continents and sights to see in most of them.

But Atlas? When you're conscious in your 24-30 ish hours off between...
29th Sep 2022, 05:26
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Posted By dr dre

And overseas isn't exactly the golden goose it's...

And overseas isn't exactly the golden goose it's perceived to be. A lot of people are saying Atlas is a better option, having been sent a sample bid package for their 74F operation I'd beg to differ....
27th Sep 2022, 02:20
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Posted By dr dre

Just prior to Covid the most junior LH FO was 3...

Just prior to Covid the most junior LH FO was 3 years. With continuous recruitment for any base LH FO should fall within 5-10 years.
27th Sep 2022, 02:17
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Posted By dr dre

Work harder get paid more? Yeah that’s how it...

Work harder get paid more? Yeah that’s how it works. In previous times there were 380 SOs on above $250k.

SO is an entry level job. The total package for new joiners with allowances will be around...
26th Sep 2022, 15:04
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Posted By dr dre

I believe both fleets are working quite a lot at...

I believe both fleets are working quite a lot at the moment, above min guarantee. But long term the company aims to keep hours roughly around MGH.



Perth and Adl go fairly junior too,

The...
26th Sep 2022, 02:59
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Posted By dr dre

There’s no reason to stay an SO for 7+ years...

There’s no reason to stay an SO for 7+ years except by choice, currently Syd and Mel SH FO slots are being handed out to new joiners.

Delving a bit more into the EBA for new hire SOs for the 787...
17th Sep 2022, 13:26
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Posted By dr dre

Commuting to the 330 is doable, but not the...

Commuting to the 330 is doable, but not the easiest in terms of a commute. Wouldn’t plan to spend too many years doing that. Also runs off strict seniority for bidding, so if there’s not much more...
5th Sep 2022, 15:39
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Posted By dr dre

Although the specific interview changes over time...

Although the specific interview changes over time it’s usually the same format. There’s only one interview. It’s all behavioural based, you don’t need to know the specifics of any tech theory.
...
26th Aug 2022, 07:05
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Posted By dr dre

Are you talking about the JQ cadetship? That’s...

Are you talking about the JQ cadetship? That’s seperate to mainline recruitment.

If you did the JQ program you wouldn’t be stuck there forever, 1500hrs as an Airbus FO and you can apply to...
25th Aug 2022, 14:33
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Posted By dr dre

I’m told they have enough applications to process...

I’m told they have enough applications to process for the next two years at least. Unless something remarkable happens they won’t reopen for new applications before then.
16th Aug 2022, 23:12
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Posted By dr dre

Take the first start date available, even if it...

Take the first start date available, even if it means commuting for a short period of time.

Commuting in long haul isn’t too hard, just add an extra day per roster to fly into base before the trip...
16th Aug 2022, 11:30
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Posted By dr dre

Plus with the amount of recruitment mooted over...

Plus with the amount of recruitment mooted over the next few years it won’t be too long before a transfer to your favoured locale is available.
10th Aug 2022, 05:53
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Posted By dr dre

Outsourcing positions that require relatively low...

Outsourcing positions that require relatively low levels of training, like baggage handling and catering, was done on the premise that it would be fairly simple for a contractor to quickly train up...
7th Aug 2022, 08:42
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Posted By dr dre

Comes into effect once they start recruiting into...

Comes into effect once they start recruiting into the 330/350SFF category for SOs. Hasn’t happened yet, and the 350 isn’t coming for 3 more years so could still have some substantial recruitment...
4th Aug 2022, 03:33
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Posted By dr dre

The only evidence I can find of NZ roadshows were...

The only evidence I can find of NZ roadshows were from 2018, and it was for group recruitment so Link and JQ (I’d say these were the main targets of any NZ recruiting drive at the time). Haven’t...
4th Aug 2022, 01:50
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Posted By dr dre

They generally don’t “target” one group over...

They generally don’t “target” one group over another. A number of pilots from one area may have gotten invites to start testing and been vocal about it, creating an impression those from that...
30th Jul 2022, 09:40
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Posted By dr dre

Well no one can tell you exactly how long a...

Well no one can tell you exactly how long a command will be for someone starting today. Presently most junior SH is 17-22 years dependent on base, LH 23 years. However you have to factor in almost 9...
21st Jul 2022, 05:15
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Posted By dr dre

"Stuck" in SH? With new hires on the 787/330/350...

"Stuck" in SH? With new hires on the 787/330/350 they would be getting paid less than a SH FO. The only ones who wouldn't would be senior A380 SOs and the ones who can be senior enough (and I'm...
6th Jun 2022, 12:25
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Posted By dr dre

But it's on HECS/FEE-HELP, it's a loan. So you're...

But it's on HECS/FEE-HELP, it's a loan. So you're not paying that cost upfront.

A University degree is going to set you back $80-120k...
27th May 2022, 08:44
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Posted By dr dre

You’ll need more pilots for a new aircraft type...

You’ll need more pilots for a new aircraft type to cover instructors, those absent during training etc.

The A321 will cover existing domestic plus potentially more short haul Asian routes, which...
27th May 2022, 04:37
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Posted By dr dre

Create opportunities, as long as the variations...

Create opportunities, as long as the variations are voted up and the aircraft comes to mainline of course
3rd May 2022, 11:45
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Posted By dr dre

Ferry flight would be my guess

Ferry flight would be my guess
25th Apr 2022, 00:49
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Posted By dr dre

These “tech questions” once were things like...

These “tech questions” once were things like “define critical Mach number” or “recite CAO 20.7.1B”. It was just pointless rote learning and regurgitating from a list of questions that wouldn’t have...
24th Apr 2022, 00:25
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Posted By dr dre

“Tech questions” aren’t asked anymore. It’s...

“Tech questions” aren’t asked anymore. It’s behavioural and personality based.

You have to have either an ATPL or passed ATPL theory to apply, so that’s where your “tech knowledge” has been...
10th Mar 2022, 02:54
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Posted By dr dre

You don’t get a choice of initial aircraft. ...

You don’t get a choice of initial aircraft.

Of course get in ASAP as that gets you a better position on the seniority list.
7th Mar 2022, 13:47
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Posted By dr dre

At least 22 per month for the whole year then....

At least 22 per month for the whole year then. Not sure the sim space will be available, training might have to be outsourced.



That’s the next can of worms, everyone’s definition of “merit”...
6th Mar 2022, 04:07
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Posted By dr dre

The numbers are all over the shop now with the VR...

The numbers are all over the shop now with the VR and ER programs taking out a few hundred numbers, plus no promotions and recruitment for a few years, but the next FY allocation should be a decent...
6th Mar 2022, 04:04
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Posted By dr dre

This comes up all the time, and I don’t want to...

This comes up all the time, and I don’t want to start another “gender quota” thread as it’s been done to the deaths but to debunk this, in the last round of general recruitment (2017-20) the...
4th Mar 2022, 09:25
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Posted By dr dre

Wow if that number is true that’s got to be...

Wow if that number is true that’s got to be something like 70-80% of the total pilots in the group (including all JQ and Qlink entities).

Still shows a mainline seniority number is one of the most...
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