Airline Pilot Forums

Airline Pilot Forums was designed to be a community where working airline pilots can share ideas and information about the aviation field. In the forum you will find information about major and regional airline carriers, career training, interview and job seeker help, finance, and living the airline pilot lifestyle.




View Full Version : Growth?


Aloha1
09-29-2018, 06:10 AM
Is republic planning on growing more because the hiring of a lot of new pilots and tentative new order of planes?


Gravity88x
09-29-2018, 06:38 AM
Is republic planning on growing more because the hiring of a lot of new pilots and tentative new order of planes?

I was a new hire in Indoc the day the announcement came out. That was also the day a lot of the executive board and management level people came to buy us lunch, pour some koolaid. and introduce themselves/welcome us.

They told us a lot of the aircraft would be replacements for some really old 170s we have have and then some would be growth, especially that option for an additional 100 tacked on the end of the deal.

Aloha1
09-29-2018, 06:51 AM
Hope it holds true for growth


chrisreedrules
09-29-2018, 08:48 AM
Hope it holds true for growth

If it is “growth” for Republic by way of absorption of other regionals then yes, potentially good for RAH. I’m sure many do not hope for any more growth in overall airframes in the regional industry however.

TheNotoriousPIC
09-29-2018, 05:18 PM
All regionals are hiring like crazy because they don't want to repeat the fiasco from a few years ago of not planning for attrition. This industry doesn't even need "growth" to keep it good for pilots, all we need is for the old guys to keep getting older and age out.

I'd say consolidation will be a much bigger force than growth. 50% of all domestic flights are done on regional metal, how much more of the pie are the majors willing to let go of?

Excargodog
09-29-2018, 06:07 PM
All regionals are hiring like crazy because they don't want to repeat the fiasco from a few years ago of not planning for attrition. This industry doesn't even need "growth" to keep it good for pilots, all we need is for the old guys to keep getting older and age out.

I'd say consolidation will be a much bigger force than growth. 50% of all domestic flights are done on regional metal, how much more of the pie are the majors willing to let go of?


Well, there is at least one major (cough Alaska cough) that has no scope whatsoever. In fact the first aircraft their regional ever flew was a DC-9. Then there is Moxy....

Who really knows where the industry is going?

TheWeatherman
10-01-2018, 07:56 AM
FI was a new hire in Indoc the day the announcement came out. That was also the day a lot of the executive board and management level people came to buy us lunch, pour some koolaid. and introduce themselves/welcome us.

They told us a lot of the aircraft would be replacements for some really old 170s we have have and then some would be growth, especially that option for an additional 100 tacked on the end of the deal.
Funny, I was there for recurrent recently and was told just the opposite from management. The first 100 aircraft were for pure growth,which is why they are loading up on FOs right now. The option for 100 more was to replace older aircraft

Random Task
10-01-2018, 09:28 AM
F
Funny, I was there for recurrent recently and was told just the opposite from management. The first 100 aircraft were for pure growth,which is why they are loading up on FOs right now. The option for 100 more was to replace older aircraft

Keep in mind that we haven't even actually ordered the airplanes yet. All we did was sign a letter of intent which is meaningless.

Gravity88x
10-01-2018, 11:35 AM
F
Funny, I was there for recurrent recently and was told just the opposite from management. The first 100 aircraft were for pure growth,which is why they are loading up on FOs right now. The option for 100 more was to replace older aircraft

Yeah, hey. You know more than me probably. I respect your presence here.

So what he said guys.

TheWeatherman
10-01-2018, 11:54 AM
Yeah, hey. You know more than me probably. I respect your presence here.

So what he said guys.

No, not saying you are wrong at all. That is probably what they told you. Management has been known to change their tune on a dime.

flywithjohn
10-01-2018, 03:41 PM
No, not saying you are wrong at all. That is probably what they told you. Management has been known to change their tune on a dime.

Management would never do that 🤔

MrFriendly7
10-03-2018, 06:03 PM
Keeping fingers crossed. Growth is good. New planes are even better!

TJBrass
10-04-2018, 04:23 AM
The Rev also said 12-15 new airplanes to come online "Back half of 2018".

...its already October.

Viking6
10-04-2018, 04:41 AM
The Rev also said 12-15 new airplanes to come online "Back half of 2018".

...its already October.

Republic management is notorious for starting rumors. They know some of the junior pilots will take the bait. I wouldn’t believe anything BB has to say.