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jparker371 08-19-2009 08:51 PM

Compass updates
 
heard compass was looking to add 45 guys or so this fall, any validity to this rumor? any updates would be appreciated, thanks.

Oberon 08-19-2009 09:27 PM

Compass has been somewhat understaffed for most of it's short history...I seriously doubt management has decided to go hog wild on hiring to the point where we are overstaffed by more than 10%. I suppose anything is possible, but I doubt it.

BlueRidger328 08-20-2009 10:02 AM

Well we are short FO's, and they are Upgrading at least 6 maybe up to 18 FO's to captains, so it would look likely that they would need to hire about that many new hires. They are also hirinig Dispatchers and FA's on a basis greater than what we would appear to need. Either they are preparing for growth or more likely preparing for massive attrition. Time will tell.

Oh yeah the 2 growth theories are(not mine):that we are buying Shuttle America's 175's. because they are buying Frontierand losing their DL contract. or that they are transferring more of Comair's flying to other regionals including Compass.

Herbie 08-20-2009 01:46 PM

All I know is that yesterday was the last day they had any interviews scheduled. Hopefully they have some more around the corner.

UnlimitedAkro 08-20-2009 05:15 PM

Yes, 45 more pilots are on the way by the end of the year. I do not know when the official announcement will come. Good luck to all.

shadyops 08-20-2009 06:45 PM

All pilots will always have a PIC type. It's in the contract and our approved 121 training program.

Avroman 08-20-2009 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shadyops (Post 665710)
All pilots will always have a PIC type. It's in the contract and our approved 121 training program.

The way it should be for all the airlines. ATP with PIC type.

Oberon 08-20-2009 08:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlueRidger328 (Post 665385)
Well we are short FO's, and they are Upgrading at least 6 maybe up to 18 FO's to captains, so it would look likely that they would need to hire about that many new hires. They are also hirinig Dispatchers and FA's on a basis greater than what we would appear to need. Either they are preparing for growth or more likely preparing for massive attrition. Time will tell.

Oh yeah the 2 growth theories are(not mine):that we are buying Shuttle America's 175's. because they are buying Frontierand losing their DL contract. or that they are transferring more of Comair's flying to other regionals including Compass.

Dispatchers are moving from Chantilly to MSP in a few months...not all will make the move...Compass will need more dispatchers.

Flight Attendants are getting fired or quitting at a fairly steady pace. It's essentially a minimum wage job. I'm guessing attrition will always be high for Flight Attendants unless compensation is changed dramatically...not holding my breath.

I don't have any inside information, but I just don't see any growth at Compass (not necessarily a bad thing). Why would Republic sell it's airplanes to Delta? They have 25 airlines, I'm sure they can find somewhere to fly them if Delta were to decide to cancel their contract.

Of course this is all opinion.

saxman66 08-21-2009 07:34 AM

Does Compass still require 1000 multi? I keep getting conflicting information. Their website says 1000 but some papers at a job fair I was at said only 500. Even the CP their said 500 was good. But the website and application ask if you have over 1000.

pegasus6234 08-22-2009 04:58 AM

There is class of 6 that started last week, another class of 6 starting the week of the 28th, and one more class in September so far. I got in this next class starting on the 28th. Looks like experience levels are starting to rise (7000+ TT). I've been on the street for 6 months, this is the first bite I have gotten. I'm thankful to be one of the chosen few.


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