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AAL763 02-06-2010 07:01 AM

Atlas Air
Hello, I was wondering what a typical work schedule is like at an ACMI carrier such as Atlas Air? How long could you expect to be away from home? Would you guys recommend flying for an ACMI carrier or a scheduled passenger carrier?

Best Regards,

Twin Wasp 02-06-2010 11:23 PM

I worked for a smaller ACMI before Atlas, we were two weeks on, two weeks off. Just domestic stuff. Atlas owns you for 17 days a month. They've closed their Stansted crew base but even with CONUS crew bases, you may have to travel on day "zero" and not get home till day 18. Plus the company can extend you. Like most pilot jobs, if you live in base it's not bad, the commutes can hurt. I just planned to be gone 2/3 of the month.

atpcliff 02-07-2010 08:46 AM


Also, with a company like Atlas, you never know where you're going. At a sched carrier, you know, and if you're senior, u can control where U go.

Some guys like non-schd a lot, and other guys want theirs set in stone.


ea500driver 02-07-2010 09:22 AM

Hiring at Atlas Air

Does anyone have a good email contact to send a resume to Atlas Air...

Fishfreighter 02-07-2010 10:55 AM


Originally Posted by ea500driver (Post 759579)
Does anyone have a good email contact to send a resume to Atlas Air...

Check your PMs.

Twin Wasp 02-07-2010 08:43 PM

Atlas still has about 30 on furlough, best guess no hirring till the last part of this year at the earliest.

The schedule I flew was about 70-80 what I got at the beginning of the month. Mainly stuff dropped out, either the customer CX or the plane was running so late it would screw up your next trip. You don't quite run a Seven Four out of DXB like a DA-20 out of YIP.

atpcliff 02-14-2010 01:40 AM


74/DXB vs. DA-20/YIP:
I would need differences training...


Twin Wasp 03-02-2010 07:01 PM

Well so much for my crystal ball. Looks like Atlas will recall everyone with a bid this month and start hiring off the street.

Cubdrick 03-02-2010 07:18 PM


That's great news. I just checked their website and shows as still not accepting resumes for review. Can you offer any advice on how to be in the first 5,000 applying for the job? :)

Seriously, what did you see as the "typical" f/o profile? Military, 135, cargo, 121 transfers, CFIs, diverse hiring, etc. Any typical hour cutoffs you noticed that were competitive?

Thanks in advance,

Twin Wasp 03-02-2010 10:15 PM

I think they look more for the person than the background. They were very upfront that you'll be on the road a lot and I think they want people you can be with in a plane for 15 hours. That being said, the group I interviewed with was either military or 121. And my stratum of the seniority list was mainly 121 retreads.

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