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erjpilot7 07-12-2010 05:51 AM

Anyone have any info on hiring contacts? Is there anyone in particular I could send a resume/cover letter to? Thanks!

FreighterGuyNow 07-12-2010 06:11 AM


Originally Posted by hiplainsdrifter (Post 836376)
Ok, All I have is turbo-prop time. 2600 TPIC, and check airman, but all Tprop. Is there a possibility they could sniff at me at all?

I know a couple years ago a friend got on Southern Air with my similar time, but then that was a different job market.

Thanks

You really need about 1000 hours in a jet sized 737 or larger to be considered at Atlas. The job market does fluctuate as you noted but they are pretty hard-over about the jet thing.

Which is not to say don't apply .....

Another thing, HR pulls resumes off the top of the stack for interviews, if your stuff is 3 months old they assume you've found employment elsewhere.

FWIW

Talon1011 07-12-2010 07:30 AM


Originally Posted by erjpilot7 (Post 840270)
Anyone have any info on hiring contacts? Is there anyone in particular I could send a resume/cover letter to? Thanks!

The process has been changed since last year and the subjective approach has largely been done away with. Now the only way to send an application is from the Atlas website: Atlas Air, Inc.

If you know someone currently at Atlas they can use the company employee website and send a letter of recommendation to HR.

erjpilot7 07-12-2010 07:37 AM


Originally Posted by Talon1011 (Post 840307)
The process has been changed since last year and the subjective approach has largely been done away with. Now the only way to send an application is from the Atlas website: Atlas Air, Inc.

If you know someone currently at Atlas they can use the company employee website and send a letter of recommendation to HR.

Thanks for the info!

la dude 07-12-2010 02:48 PM

Got a call from HR last week and had a phone interview. She said that she would forward my resume to higher up and to wait for the next call. Good news I hope.
Just a question for anyone:
1. How many hours do Reserve's fly?
2. Is Atlas on an aggressive growth plan?
Thanks in advance.

Palmtree Pilot 07-12-2010 03:16 PM


Originally Posted by la dude (Post 840488)
Got a call from HR last week and had a phone interview. She said that she would forward my resume to higher up and to wait for the next call. Good news I hope.
Just a question for anyone:
1. How many hours do Reserve's fly?
2. Is Atlas on an aggressive growth plan?
Thanks in advance.

Let me direct you to this thread as an example to support the theory that the answer to #2 is "TOP SECRET."

Flightinfo.com Hangar

Not one person answered the question. It could be that the pilots really don't know. That is one of the greatest things about the ACMI business when you fly all over the World for a couple of weeks and then have a couple of weeks or three off. When you go home, you just forget about all of it for a good long while. Well, at least I do.

The curious want to KNOW! Especially the people that work for companies that do their best to not grow. Come on guys, spill the beans...

PtP

Twin Wasp 07-12-2010 07:46 PM

1. There is absolutely no telling, you could sit around the house one month and not fly and get extended a couple days the next month and fly 90 hours. What your schedule looks like at the begining of the month and want you'vve flown at the end of the month will be two different things.

2. I'd say yes. There are 2 pax planes for the Houston Express and rumors of another. The LCF flying starts this summer. The company has a history of picking up business wherever they can make money. If the world economy grows Atlas will grow.

744driver 07-12-2010 08:09 PM

As for Question no. 1 from above...the number of hours varies.

We don't really have a reserve system like other carriers have in place. Let me 'xplain that...

Atlas has always run a very tight ship with staffing levels that would make other airlines very nervous. I normally have my awarded trips plus a couple of days of reserve to fill up the month's schedule. Those reserve days are usually filled with flying duties.

For those junior guys that can't hold a line of flying, they are "awarded" reserve lines. By the time the 1st reserve day arrives, most of the reserve days are taken up with flying.

At least, that is how it is on the 400 at Atlas...

av8trinabarrel 07-12-2010 08:12 PM


Originally Posted by la dude (Post 840488)
Got a call from HR last week and had a phone interview. She said that she would forward my resume to higher up and to wait for the next call. Good news I hope.
Just a question for anyone:
1. How many hours do Reserve's fly?
2. Is Atlas on an aggressive growth plan?
Thanks in advance.

From my experience and others that I have talked to, you have the phone interview and then the lady from HR( forgot her name) will assign you the online exam if she liked what you said. I was told to finish the exam as soon as possible to get scheduled for the int in Miami.

Hope you get the call. If you do, be ready for a ball buster 50 question test.:D

IndyAir Guy 07-13-2010 09:16 AM


Originally Posted by la dude (Post 840488)
2. Is Atlas on an aggressive growth plan?
Thanks in advance.

Aggressive growth means aggressive furloughs especially in ACMI. I would looks for a steady company and be more concerned about keeping your job verses getting to the left seat in 5 years vs 10.


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