Aeroflot Recruiting Expats

mesaserf

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Best safety record in Russia... Whooo boy!
 

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I was waiting to see what kind of contract package they were going to come up with, a 16,000 euro contract package says a lot about what is going on out there...!
 

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I was waiting to see what kind of contract package they were going to come up with...
The original ad from Aeroflot's website doesn't mention the requirement parameters usually seen in pilot ads. While it appears a type rating is required, what licenses are accepted, time in type, age limits, currency, etc., aren't listed. It's also not clear what seats they're recruiting. "?recruiting pilots?" isn't too specific:

http://www.aeroflot.ru/cms/en/about/set_of_pilots

I guess you'd need to see a lot more to know what the whole deal is ?

The situation has been percolating for some time:

Sokolov adds: "This will be in the interests of all our airlines and passengers because the current lack of domestically trained pilots effectively hinders the development of air services."

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/russia-readies-rule-change-on-foreign-pilot-recruitment-393605/
 

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According to the Russian-language version of their site, expats are only being recruited for PIC positions (at least expats are specifically mentioned for those positions, which they're not for F/O slots). No mention of currency and such on the Russian side either.
 

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Restrictions

* Must hold JAA/EASA Pilot Licence and Medical.
* Must hold EU Passport / Citizenship / Right to Live & Work in Europe.
 

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http://www.latestpilotjobs.com/jobs/view/id/4046.html

No mention of any such restrictions on the jobs page????
Yes, I saw that ad too. What I said previously was:

"The original ad from Aeroflot's website doesn't mention the requirement parameters usually seen in pilot ads. While it appears a type rating is required, what licenses are accepted, time in type, age limits, currency, etc., aren't listed."

[and they aren't...barring any future update of Aeroflot's own posting on their website]

I didn't see the JAA license and EU passport listed in any of the several ads that popped up for this job...and the ad appeared on several jobs websites. Can't say it surprises me...I just didn't see it when/where I looked.
 
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I got that from here, www.pilotcareercenter.com

http://www.pilotcareercenter.com/Pilot-Job-Posting-Pilot-Opening-Pilot-Job/7243/Europe/Captains/Airbus+A320/Aeroflot-Russian+Airlines


Kinda makes sense. I've never seen an expat job open to Americans that had the salary listed in Euros (10,000 Euros/month). Any expat job advert that accepts Americans usually has the salary listed in USD per month.

I do see your point, it's not on Aeroflot's webpage but IMO the sniff test says those are required.
 

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Flyer1015,

Thanks. I see what you mean.
 

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An update (unofficial, so take it FWIW):

It appears that Aeroflot and Transaero are looking primarily at Russian-Speaking (but not Russian-citizen) pilots from other ex-Soviet states (Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan etc). At least, that's the group they will look at first. The JAA/EASA stuff (again, according to my unofficial source) is NOT an absolute requirement, as they will be issuing a ROSAVIA license anyway.
 

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The American dream is in ....
Well, if you're over there you won't have to select your next wife out of an online, mail-order bride catalog. You can pick her up in the bar after last call like you're s'posed to.

Just a thought...
 

flyboyike

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Well, if you're over there you won't have to select your next wife out of an online, mail-order bride catalog. You can pick her up in the bar after last call like you're s'posed to.

Just a thought...
Pilot pay won't get you into the kind of bars where the decent goods hang out in Moscow.
 

bafanguy

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Pilot pay won't get you into the kind of bars where the decent goods hang out in Moscow.
Well, that took a bit of the shine off the glamor ! :crying:
 

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Strong mafia presence over there though. I'd bet the potential extra income is limitless.
 

Wankel7

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Well, if you're over there you won't have to select your next wife out of an online, mail-order bride catalog. You can pick her up in the bar after last call like you're s'posed to.

Just a thought...
And you would save big on shipping !
 
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