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Old 09-14-2016, 10:01 AM
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Assuming all goes as planned, AS will assume ALL pilot hiring for both VX and AS in early October. AS mins will apply (i.e. degree).

Estimates for next year (2017) 220-ish for both carriers. VX needs about 60 more just to operate under our current CBA, plus their deliveries.

All 400's gone next October, first MAX in November.

Airbus likely not going anywhere in the short-mid term.

No new SLI info.
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Old 09-14-2016, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Thrill View Post
Assuming all goes as planned, AS will assume ALL pilot hiring for both VX and AS in early October. AS mins will apply (i.e. degree).

Estimates for next year (2017) 220-ish for both carriers. VX needs about 60 more just to operate under our current CBA, plus their deliveries.

All 400's gone next October, first MAX in November.

Airbus likely not going anywhere in the short-mid term.

No new SLI info.
Good info. I heard from a Boeing employee that AS has deferred the first four MAX orders for an unknown reason. Delivery a/c #5 will be the first MAX 8, due sometime in 2018. Hopefully that info is incorrect. If true, I suspect it may be because the MAX 8 sim will not be available in time to meet the original delivery date. Just a guess.
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Old 09-14-2016, 04:41 PM
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Assuming all goes as planned, AS will assume ALL pilot hiring for both VX and AS in early October. AS mins will apply (i.e. degree).

Estimates for next year (2017) 220-ish for both carriers. VX needs about 60 more just to operate under our current CBA, plus their deliveries.

All 400's gone next October, first MAX in November.

Airbus likely not going anywhere in the short-mid term.

No new SLI info.
Any guesses on what they will do with pilots currently in the VX pool? I have all the AS mins plus some and it would be a brutal letdown to lose the opportunity. Hopefully it all works out. Thanks for the info!
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Old 09-14-2016, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Thrill View Post
Assuming all goes as planned, AS will assume ALL pilot hiring for both VX and AS in early October. AS mins will apply (i.e. degree).

Estimates for next year (2017) 220-ish for both carriers. VX needs about 60 more just to operate under our current CBA, plus their deliveries.

All 400's gone next October, first MAX in November.

Airbus likely not going anywhere in the short-mid term.

No new SLI info.
Hmm. Last I heard was ANC will be an NG-400 base and the other bases will be Max-NG. The FAA doesn't want pilots qualled on more than two variants. From what I heard in PDM (early this year) was that there will be an overlap with -400 and Max.
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Old 09-14-2016, 10:14 PM
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I was told 160 this year and 250 for next year... Which is pretty close. I think it came from the best source at the company. Of corse if the economy tanks its all smoke and mirrors. VX pilots in the pool should be good, talk of a little additional interview, but it would be pretty benign, either way I am pretty sure you all are good, at least I hope... That would only be fair.
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Old 09-15-2016, 12:34 PM
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Good info. I heard from a Boeing employee that AS has deferred the first four MAX orders for an unknown reason. Delivery a/c #5 will be the first MAX 8, due sometime in 2018. Hopefully that info is incorrect. If true, I suspect it may be because the MAX 8 sim will not be available in time to meet the original delivery date. Just a guess.
Days old info from company showed first Max in November 2017.

We're not getting a MAX sim, at least in the near future.
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Old 09-15-2016, 12:36 PM
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Hmm. Last I heard was ANC will be an NG-400 base and the other bases will be Max-NG. The FAA doesn't want pilots qualled on more than two variants. From what I heard in PDM (early this year) was that there will be an overlap with -400 and Max.
As of September, no overlap planned. No 400 base.

They do have some big plans for the 700F's though, though they didn't elaborate much.
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Old 09-15-2016, 08:49 PM
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As of September, no overlap planned. No 400 base.

They do have some big plans for the 700F's though, though they didn't elaborate much.
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Old 09-15-2016, 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Thrill View Post
Days old info from company showed first Max in November 2017.

We're not getting a MAX sim, at least in the near future.
Yes my source now says that the aforementioned info is no longer accurate, he believes AS might be trying to exchange the MAX 8s for MAX 9s, his guess. I think the info you just read is the most accurate.
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Old 09-15-2016, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Thrill View Post
Assuming all goes as planned, AS will assume ALL pilot hiring for both VX and AS in early October. AS mins will apply (i.e. degree).

Estimates for next year (2017) 220-ish for both carriers. VX needs about 60 more just to operate under our current CBA, plus their deliveries.

All 400's gone next October, first MAX in November.

Airbus likely not going anywhere in the short-mid term.

No new SLI info.
What are AS mins?
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