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Old 05-08-2013, 04:04 PM   #1
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Hello Gents,

With the lack of information available over on the international pilot board, I was wondering if there is anyone around willing to give insight into whether EY is or will be hiring now or any time soon? A couple of specific questions being:

1. Does one absolutely have to have airbus time to be considered?
2. What is the housing situation in AD?

Having previously lived in the Gulf I have a fair idea of the pros and cons of a living in the area, but would appreciate any EY specific info.

(And a brief thanks to typhoon pilot for all his informative posts on Gulf carriers in general.)

Cheers,

-Lucky
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1. Does one absolutely have to have airbus time to be considered?
Yes, at this time Etihad is only hiring typed and current Airbus drivers for that fleet, the Boeing 777 fleet does consider those with considerable time in other Boeing types. Unlike Emirates or Qatar, in recent years it has not been Etihad's policy to hire non type rated pilots as long as there are typed and current pilots in the job market, with a few exceptions like the cadet program. Next year will see the delivery of 6-7 320/321, one additional 330F Airbus, 6 or so 777's, the long awaited 380, and the first of 41 787 deliveries.

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Company Provided accomodation are 2 or 3 bedroom apartments in various buildings around the city. They are generally good quality, but the locations vary greatly. Alternately, a housing allowance is available if you wish to find you own rental house/villa/apartment within the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Depending on your needs and where you desire to live, the amount ranges from more than enough to barely ample, but if you use the standard of a 2 bedroom apartment, the allowance will cover most high end buildings.
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Yes, at this time Etihad is only hiring typed and current Airbus drivers for that fleet, the Boeing 777 fleet does consider those with considerable time in other Boeing types. Unlike Emirates or Qatar, in recent years it has not been Etihad's policy to hire non type rated pilots as long as there are typed and current pilots in the job market, with a few exceptions like the cadet program. Next year will see the delivery of 6-7 320/321, one additional 330F Airbus, 6 or so 777's, the long awaited 380, and the first of 41 787 deliveries.


Company Provided accomodation are 2 or 3 bedroom apartments in various buildings around the city. They are generally good quality, but the locations vary greatly. Alternately, a housing allowance is available if you wish to find you own rental house/villa/apartment within the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Depending on your needs and where you desire to live, the amount ranges from more than enough to barely ample, but if you use the standard of a 2 bedroom apartment, the allowance will cover most high end buildings.
Remove, thanks for info, it is much appreciated. I am single so I am assuming if I was to be selected I would get a 2 bedroom apartment? Also, I am slotted to go to airbus training soon and I believe my company's training results in an A320 type rating 'with SIC privileges only.' As long as I am current and have 500 hours on the aircraft do you think that would meet EY's requirements or do they require the full unrestricted type. I do have an unrestricted ATPL without the circling restriction.

Thanks again to anyone with any insight.

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Remove, thanks for info, it is much appreciated. I am single so I am assuming if I was to be selected I would get a 2 bedroom apartment?
As per the contract that is what you are entitled to, however it depends on what is available at the time and the needs of others at the time. Meaning if there is a larger apartment or villa available (maybe because someone moved from a less desirable building to a different one) then you may find yourself in something bigger. In company accommodation however, priority goes to family size before seniority, so a guy joining with three kids gets a larger place even if a single guy has been waiting to move.

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Also, I am slotted to go to airbus training soon and I believe my company's training results in an A320 type rating 'with SIC privileges only.' As long as I am current and have 500 hours on the aircraft do you think that would meet EY's requirements or do they require the full unrestricted type. I do have an unrestricted ATPL without the circling restriction.
The current narrow body minimums are 1500 total with 1000 on multicrew EFIS jet aircraft, current on type, ICAO ATPL, and under 53.

Depending what your previous experience is, the 500 on type may be sufficient. The SIC type is not an issue. Being current means a proficiency check, and six sectors within the preceding six months which allows you to do a somewhat abbreviated operator conversion course and be issued a GCAA ATPL with type based off your license and type.
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What's the latest at Etihad? Still looking for type rated B777 fO's? When are interviews held? Are the B777 guys going to the b787?
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Most of the new hired 777 fo's are not rated, mainly ex 737Ng or 744. Big influx of Air Berlin 737 copilots joining on the T7.
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Most of the new hired 777 fo's are not rated, mainly ex 737Ng or 744. Big influx of Air Berlin 737 copilots joining on the T7.
So just not many typed 777 Fo's applying or is that not the case? I guess they consider 737/757/767/747 time as well for the 777 FO positions. Do they give priority to type rated drivers first?
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Unemployed rated 777 pilots are rare so EY fills the slots where they can find them. You need to do the type rating in any case but previously rated Boeing pilots are given preference. New hires on the bus mostly are already rated as many applicants come from failed airlines or are ready for a change. Guy I flew with today came from the A320 but was already on the property. There are options to go on any fleet once you are in the company.
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Unemployed rated 777 pilots are rare so EY fills the slots where they can find them. You need to do the type rating in any case but previously rated Boeing pilots are given preference. New hires on the bus mostly are already rated as many applicants come from failed airlines or are ready for a change. Guy I flew with today came from the A320 but was already on the property. There are options to go on any fleet once you are in the company.
Thanks for the info.
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Remove and EYBus thanks for all the info.

One more question. While I'm sure there's loads of variance in your rosters, how many days off does one typically get on the 777/330 and 320 respectively? What is an example of 'typical' EY roster?

...and can one one break up their 42 days of leave into smaller segments throughout the year ?

Thanks again for all the info guys. If you want any info on low cost carriers here in the States jus' lemme know

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