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Old 10-05-2007, 09:59 AM
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New FCIF is out for posting 07-03.


Posting 07-03
FCIF 07-0540 (Admin)
Issued: 10/05/07 1652z


Attached, please find Posting 07-03 dated October 5, 2007. This posting
provides for the opening of a 757 domicile in Memphis, a 757 FDA in Paris,
an Airbus FDA in Hong Kong and the closing of the Subic Bay Airbus FDA.
Additionally, we are expanding the LAX MD11 domicile by 15 Captains to
increase the standard crew level in anticipation of additional domestic
flying.
This posting and all pertinent bidding information is available for
download from the pilot.fedex.com website. Additionally, if you are
considering bidding one of the new FDAs, there is a separate file with
much more information about the FDAs.
These are extremely exciting times for Flight Operations as the Company
continues to expand its world-wide express business capabilities. There
is a lot of information in the package and I encourage you to review it
carefully in order to make an informed decision. As always, bid what you
want to fly. The bid opens today, Friday, October 5 and will close at
1500z on Monday, November 19.

Secondary Vacancies
Secondary vacancies will be evaluated at the close of the bid. There is a
possibility that secondary vacancies will not be filled in some seats.

Practice Bid
There will be one practice bid on Tuesday, November 13.

Future Bids
We anticipate publishing the next bid in the Summer 2008 timeframe which
will include the initial posting for the 777 and a likely excess off of
the DC10.

Fleet Plan 727 757 DC10* Airbus MD10 MD11 777
May 2008 90 3 13 129 66 58 -
May 2009 82 16 4 137 74 60 -
May 2010 71 32 - 138 80 60 5

* DC10 excludes aircraft removed from service for modification

FDA Start Dates
Paris is targeted for a May 2008 start date. Initially, the base will
have two operating 757s growing to seven operating 757s by Peak 2008 and
nine operating 757s by March 2009. We expect to start moving pilots to
Paris in the April/May 2008 timeframe at a rate of 8 to 10 pilots per
month.

The Company anticipates opening the Hong Kong domicile in the March 2008
timeframe. The results of this bid will determine how pilots are
activated into the base but you can expect approximately 8 to 10 pilots
per month beginning March 2008 through December 2008.

Subic Bay will close on December 27, 2008. We anticipate a seven to eight
month transition out of Subic beginning early summer 2008 (again, roughly
8 to 10 pilots per month).

Bidding the FDAs
When bidding for an FDA assignment, the Standing Bid program will prompt
you to agree to sign a CDG/HGK FDA Agreement before accepting your
Standing Bid. Pilots who decline will not be allowed to submit a Standing
Bid containing preference for either FDA. Pilots who bid and are awarded
a vacancy at CDG or HKG will be required to sign a CDG/FDA agreement and
return it to the System Chief Pilot prior to the start of any training or
distribution of any benefits. A hard copy of the CDG/FDA Agreement
contained in this package and is also available under Forms (Printable
Forms) on pilot.fedex.com.



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Posting 07-03
Official Posting of Crewmembers
Vacancy (V) or Excess (E)

# of Crew Position Vac. Type/ Approx. Current Seniority
Positions V/E Dom. Equip. Seat Length Start Date High/Low
5 V ANC MD11 CAP P/INDEF MAR 2008 90/2772
15 V LAX MD11 CAP P/INDEF MAR 2008 41/2028
4 V MEM MD11 CAP P/INDEF MAR 2008 6/2534
46 V HKG AIRBUS CAP P/INDEF JAN 2008 N/A
38 V CDG B757 CAP P/INDEF MAR 2008 N/A
35 V MEM B757 CAP P/INDEF AUG 2008 N/A
44 V HKG AIRBUS F/O P/INDEF JAN 2008 N/A
37 V CDG B757 F/O P/INDEF MAR 2008 N/A
20 V MEM B757 F/O P/INDEF AUG 2008 N/A
-37 E SFS AIRBUS CAP N/A N/A 162/2188
-37 E SFS AIRBUS F/O N/A N/A 1604/4520
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35 mem 757 caps but only 20 fo's?

38 cdg 757 caps and 37 fo's. Where are the rest of the mem fo's?
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I just want to know what in the world is meant by "practice bid!" Why do you have to practice bidding? Don't you know how to do it by now? It's like swimming or riding a bike or sex.
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I just want to know what in the world is meant by "practice bid!" Why do you have to practice bidding? Don't you know how to do it by now? It's like swimming or riding a bike or sex.
You had sex with a practice bid?? I didn't even know that was possible....

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Originally Posted by bluejuice View Post
35 mem 757 caps but only 20 fo's?

38 cdg 757 caps and 37 fo's. Where are the rest of the mem fo's?
They've got to make room for all the tech and flex guys...
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I still think that the RLA agreement section of the LOA, was probably the most important part of it, to the company anyway.

From the bid FCIF:

..."Bidding the FDAs
When bidding for an FDA assignment, the Standing Bid program will prompt
you to agree to sign a CDG/HGK FDA Agreement before accepting your
Standing Bid
. Pilots who decline will not be allowed to submit a Standing
Bid containing preference for either FDA. Pilots who bid and are awarded
a vacancy at CDG or HKG will be required to sign a CDG/FDA agreement and return it to the System Chief Pilot prior to the start of any training or
distribution of any benefits. A hard copy of the CDG/FDA Agreement
contained in this package and is also available under Forms (Printable
Forms) on pilot.fedex.com."


But, they would have opened the FDAs anyway. Right?
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Originally Posted by vagabond View Post
I just want to know what in the world is meant by "practice bid!" Why do you have to practice bidding? Don't you know how to do it by now? It's like swimming or riding a bike or sex.
A practice bid allows pilots to put in a bid that they are not really going to keep in the system just to fool other guys into thinking that they can hold a certain position until the actual bid comes out.
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I count a net of 106 new captains.

Comparing the 2008 fleet plan numbers on the bid to the Jan 2007 numbers on the website:


727: Jan. 2007: 107 May 2008: 90 NET: -17 airframes

757: Jan. 2007: 0 May 2008: 3 NET: +3 airframes

A30: Jan 2007: 115 May 2008: 129 NET:+14 airframes

DC10: Jan. 2007: 26 May 2008: 13 NET: -13 airframes

MD10: Jan. 2007: 55 May 2008: 66 NET: +11 airframes

MD11: Jan. 2007: 55 May 2008: 58 NET: +3 airframes


Total fleet change Jan. 2007 to May 2008: 1 aircraft. It's a loss, however of 14 narrowbodies for 15 widebodies.....

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Originally Posted by bluejuice View Post
35 mem 757 caps but only 20 fo's?

38 cdg 757 caps and 37 fo's. Where are the rest of the mem fo's?
Takes about 1.75 captains to do the work or equal the contribution of a good F/O....
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Albie,

That's your point of view. However, from the captains viewpoint, it takes at least 2 and sometimes 3 really good f/o's to do the work of the captain. This proves out on long Mad Dog trips, with at least 2 f/o's and only 1 captain.

It takes, one good flight engineer to replace another, because the guys in the front know absolutely nothing about what goes on behind them. But of course, the guys up front could care less.
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