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taylorjets
05-28-2009, 08:51 PM
Is anyone aware of any Emirates or Etihad road shows in 2009? I head they were going to start recruiting soon from a friend over there.

Thanks


Mrsmith42e
05-28-2009, 09:00 PM
What up dude... Im still out here in LA... one year left.

RemoveB4flght
05-29-2009, 07:46 AM
There's still a ton of pilots in a holding pool from the last series of roadshows of last August. They announced some hiring later this year, but it's a long joining process.

Also if you are out of currency they are not interested, and this means flying the actual plane, not a sim.


767200
05-29-2009, 11:04 AM
Is anyone aware of any Emirates or Etihad road shows in 2009? I head they were going to start recruiting soon from a friend over there.

Thanks

I highly doubt we'll be doing any road shows this year. Increased productivity by current pilots, people swimming in the pool and lots of qualified people out there... I would be very surprised.

iflysky
05-29-2009, 11:51 PM
I think there will be no Etihad road shows this year. A whole bunch of guys sitting in the 320 pool and plenty of 330/340, as well as, boeing guys out on the street from all parts of the world. Hopefully things will change next year or when the bulk of the deliveries start comming in towards 2011.

fatbus
05-31-2009, 07:34 AM
unfortunately they are done doing the road show at EK for a long time. the road shows that were done last year were actually the first of their kind. you can do some reading on other forums and you will find that EK did not have a great deal of success from the US RJ/CRJ pilot group,those that made it through ( as a group ) required a lot of extra training and the head of ops did not like seeing the bill for all the extra training. the current down turn has hurt the CRJ/RJ pilots and helped EK as there is now 1000 + CV's with Boeing and Airbus. sorry for the bad news. Fly Dubai is a totally different airline, dont know whats going on there

RCAC
06-12-2009, 09:50 AM
unfortunately they are done doing the road show at EK for a long time. the road shows that were done last year were actually the first of their kind. you can do some reading on other forums and you will find that EK did not have a great deal of success from the US RJ/CRJ pilot group,those that made it through ( as a group ) required a lot of extra training and the head of ops did not like seeing the bill for all the extra training. the current down turn has hurt the CRJ/RJ pilots and helped EK as there is now 1000 + CV's with Boeing and Airbus. sorry for the bad news. Fly Dubai is a totally different airline, dont know whats going on there

What was the big problem with the CRJ/ERJ pilots requiring extra training?

RCAC

Mason32
06-15-2009, 02:54 PM
What was the big problem with the CRJ/ERJ pilots requiring extra training?

RCAC

Well, most of the ones who have been furloughed were hired in the last two years.... a time when most regionals were hiring people with the ink still wet on their multi commercials. Teaching them enough to pass an SIC type ride in one of the baby jets may be one thing, but to actually teach them to fly a heavy aircraft will take longer than with somebody who has already flown them... besides, if the rest of the industry was hiring the same type as I've been seeing... they have attitude problems, chips on their shoulders, and think they know everything and refuse to learn...
The Ipods in the ears, lack of proper uniforms, and backpacks over the shoulders doesn't help either.

PAN PAN PAN
06-30-2009, 06:24 PM
I heard rumors from a buddy that works for them that they were only going to do a possible road show in Europe, you know how those rumors are though.

EYBusdriver
07-02-2009, 06:18 AM
Etihad is hiring 80 pilots this year. Quite a few are senior first officers from Virgin Atlantic who are current on the 340, plus many from Air Mauritius who are getting rid of expats. I guess the two and a half to three years for upgrade is the attraction with things at Virgin being very stagnant.

airbus4ever
07-06-2009, 05:08 AM
Etihad is hiring 80 pilots this year. Quite a few are senior first officers from Virgin Atlantic who are current on the 340, plus many from Air Mauritius who are getting rid of expats. I guess the two and a half to three years for upgrade is the attraction with things at Virgin being very stagnant.
hy what about these 80 hired pilots?
are they rated on widebody fleet aircraft of even 320?

do you have any news about 320 recruitment restart?

how many pilots are now still swimming in the 320 holding pool? when arer they expected to be out of pool?

how many aircraft are this year expected to be received from etihad?

are there any expected deliveries for the next year?
if so,how many,which type?
thank you eybusdriver

EYBusdriver
07-18-2009, 05:41 AM
Don't have details on the hiring for the year. Was told by one of the recruiters that the target was for 80 pilots in '09, mainly for the 330/340 fleet with some on the 320. Earlier this month had an RJ pilot on one of my trips who was returning home from an interview which leads me to believe that a type rating on the Bus is not a rigid requirement. Having a 330/340 or 320 rating is advantageous.

RemoveB4flght
07-18-2009, 12:42 PM
Don't have details on the hiring for the year. Was told by one of the recruiters that the target was for 80 pilots in '09, mainly for the 330/340 fleet with some on the 320. Earlier this month had an RJ pilot on one of my trips who was returning home from an interview which leads me to believe that a type rating on the Bus is not a rigid requirement. Having a 330/340 or 320 rating is advantageous.

I wouldn't take that to the bank.. there are still pilots in the 320 holding pool. Some of them are typed with experience and just not current.. and they have already passed the assessment and background check etc. The idea that they would type RJ guys when there are 320 guys around at this point gives false hope. Yes they will eventually need more on the 320, but they also have their cadets coming up through the ranks in the future. Unless you are typed and current on the 320/30/40 or 777 I wouldn't get too excited.

saviboy
07-20-2009, 10:13 AM
hi everyone. unfortunately I would tend to agree with removeb4flight in that without a type on airbus or boeing NG/777 I wouldn t get too excited. there are about 30 guys in the 320 pool (that I know of at least) and about 1/3 to 1/2 of the pool got a class date for september and october. the remaining of the pool is hoping for a date in november or december. Apparently the cadets are going thru a longer training so even though they dont take spots at the same pace they still do on the 320.
the pools are type specific so if you are rated on 330/340 thats the fleet you ll get. same goes for the 320. since they are receiving more 330/340 than 320, the 320 pool is getting empty very slowly
good luck to everyone