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Old 09-05-2012, 09:25 PM   #1  
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Default Nippon Cargo, NCA

https://tbe.taleo.net/NA7/ats/career...S&cws=1&rid=44

This is one of the best contracts available anywhere in the world right now. Stable rosters, great commuting conditions, the money is very good and the opportunities for advancement are great with attrition due to retirements and their fleet expansion that includes the 748, this company also has an upgrade program. US bases!
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:35 AM   #2  
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Looks like this contract is through HASC, isn't that the same as CReW? can you apply to two different contracts through the same agency, or is that frowned upon?
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Parc is also hiring for this:
CAE Parc Aviation Recruitment and Resourcing

They told me upgrades were running 1-2 contract cycles (3-6 years).
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:34 AM   #4  
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So do you need the 747 type and time in it ? Hawaiian states "preferred", Parc is "required". So which one is it ? I'm all all bus here (320, 330) so just wandering if I have a shot ?
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I called Hawaii Aviation a few years ago about this and at that time you needed it. I think when they say "150 hours in type (150 hours 747-400 preferred)" they mean they'll take you with 150 hours in the Classic, but not zero time in 747's.

It might be worth another call though to verify.
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What is the maximum age to get hired there?
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:28 PM   #7  
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The conditions of the market in Japan (and abroad) are not like a few years ago, remember that just a few years ago JAL had fired several 747 senior pilots because they got rid of people by fleet not by seniority and Japan got hit with one of the worse natural disasters in recent hystory. Now you have a stiff competition for crews with the introduction of LCC's into the market and skymark is hiring a lot of people, this is a good contract and it wouldn't surprise me that people that are employed with 747 time would jump ship to go to NCA, but the point I'm trying to make is APPLY, let them be the ones to say no, don't do it for them, to me the fact that they opened the flood gates for applications in the expat market is very telling Just as a reminder, I don't work at NCA nor have any vested interest, I just enjoy having a beer with those guys once in a while.
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Hey Dom,

Does NCA make you go thru the 6-9 months of Japanese training craziness or is toned down a bit? Last I heard ANA no longer owns NCA right?

hope things are going well over there for you

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Hey Dom,

Does NCA make you go thru the 6-9 months of Japanese training craziness or is toned down a bit? Last I heard ANA no longer owns NCA right?

hope things are going well over there for you

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Any Japanese contracts will make you got through the long training process. It's a JCAB requirement. It's not difficult, just time consuming.

Dom, Parc now has Air Japan advertised as 3 weeks on/2 weeks off. Is that the new deal?
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Hey MYO... How is the freight dawg life treating ya? As CR mentioned, the training periods are long here regardless.... ANA sold the majority of the shares they had in NCA although they have some stock still but no longer control the board. Things are getting a little better in term of scheduling I'm happy to say, although there is room for improvement, thanks for asking.

@controlled rest: A while back they added 2 commuting blank days so it is a 12 day stretch but you do commute on your time, you can add your vacation days 2 at a time and make it 14 days in a row, so it is 17 on a 31 day month, 16 on on a 30 day and the happiest month of the year we work two weeks :-)
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