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Old 04-12-2012, 12:51 PM   #11  
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Air Asia for one!
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Where are these asian carriers sir?????

I'm genuinely interested
Korean is hiring 737 f/o's with 300 hours on type. I called a rishworth aviation rep via Skype a few months back and asked how strict the time on type rules were. What i got from them was(in so many words), send an application and if it comes back with a nod from the airline then they can proceed with screening.The woman i spoke with said they have accepted applicants with jet experience over the type rating.The only way to know is to apply.

Opportunity: Korean Air B737 NG First Officers (16-20 July Screening) - Rishworth Aviation

Also japan has a few 737 operators as well with contracts open. I think Skymark and Fuji dream airlines are hiring .

You also may want to look into A320 jobs.Good luck
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what are their mins if they take 0 in type?
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I have a friend that had 300 TT, less than 30 multi, and a wet A320 type.
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If it was me..... I'd go for the 757/767 (granted I'm extremely biased and extremely comfortable with the plane). There are a lot of smaller carriers adding the aircraft second/third/fourth hand. These carriers are going to be the ones looking for typed pilots with possible reduced time-in-type (TinT) requirements. Just look at climbto350.com; there is usually multiple 757/767 jobs posted weekly.

In addition these carries are more likely to not stray to far from baseline Boeing procedures while operating the airplane in an attempt to get airborne quicker/easier (e.g. Boeing standard FCOM/QRH/Callouts/Profiles/Checklist vs. re-inventing the wheel) unlike more established carriers might tend to do.

Carries similar to, now defunct, Viva Macau might be your best bet with a 757/767 type and zero time. I say that because some higher time guys might turn their nose to companies that look like they may go bust w/in a few years. Meanwhile you take the spot, build TinT, and visit some really unique places (much neater than flying a 737 from MDW to FLL IMHO).

So if you're not really looking for longevity at anyone airline the 757/767 would be the best bet. If you want something more stable, then either the A320 or 737. There are contracts out there that could get you 3ish years OE on the plane and allow you to come back to the States eyeing VX (A320) or WN (B737). But those are really it as far as US majors that look for typed pilots in those aircraft. You could go to UAL w/ a 737 type and get the Bus or vice-versa. IIRC, some in the last round of call-ups from Eagle to mainline AA got the 757/767 right away. It's a crap shoot as I'm sure you're aware.

Personally I'm planning on the 757/767 route since I have lot of experience with the plane (sim time, extensive systems training/knowledge, operating theories, etc. etc.) and bouncing around the world on different contracts appeals to me.
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Just to add, after I posted above I logged into climbto350 and saw four positions on the first page.

One was for Swift Air (contract is 121 flying in Saipan thru 2014) and another was a 757 job somewhere in China with an A320 transition. Don't remember what the other two where but I think one was for Kenya Airways.
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Just to add, after I posted above I logged into climbto350 and saw four positions on the first page.

One was for Swift Air (contract is 121 flying in Saipan thru 2014) and another was a 757 job somewhere in China with an A320 transition. Don't remember what the other two where but I think one was for Kenya Airways.
Talked to a buddy of mine that flies with 757 with AA out of MIA, he said to look for the A320 as the industry tends to like that platform, that being said he feels that Airbus technology lags as compared to Boeing. I'm searching for an interesting opportunity and we (wife and daughter) like to travel, so moving overseas is not a big deal as long as I bring home the bacon.
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Just to add, after I posted above I logged into climbto350 and saw four positions on the first page.

One was for Swift Air (contract is 121 flying in Saipan thru 2014) and another was a 757 job somewhere in China with an A320 transition. Don't remember what the other two where but I think one was for Kenya Airways.
I can't get any info on that specific swift air. you got anything? I was close to moving to Saipan last year when a cherokee job opened up going back and forth from tinian to saipan.
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If you are looking for jobs in Asia, Airbus rating will be more beneficial for you. Just look at the hiring ads online you will see most of them are looking for bus drivers. Air Asia, Jetstar, Tiger, Hong Kong Airlines, Dragonair, Transasia, Air Macau, Cebu Pacific, Vietnam Airlines and most short haul operators in China are A320. Some operators are in the process of retiring their 737 and switching to the A320.
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If you are looking for jobs in Asia, Airbus rating will be more beneficial for you. Just look at the hiring ads online you will see most of them are looking for bus drivers. Air Asia, Jetstar, Tiger, Hong Kong Airlines, Dragonair, Transasia, Air Macau, Cebu Pacific, Vietnam Airlines and most short haul operators in China are A320. Some operators are in the process of retiring their 737 and switching to the A320.
Now, as I understand, an FAA Type rating won't transfer to other licenses is that correct?

I have an FAA License and an ANAC License (Brazil), on which license would it be more beneficial to get the type rating under? Not that I'm rushing out of here to go buy a type rating, but if I get one on my ANAC license there's a small process I can go through to get it on the FAA license.

thanks.

ps. I guess the main question is: Would I need to take another type rating in the country of employment or is FAA + Type rating enough?
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