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Pilots Future After Fleet Retirement  
User currently offlineKubik From Croatia, joined Apr 2007, 71 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2709 times:

It has been striking me for a long time. What happens to the pilot when his fleet of planes is retired from an airline? Is an airline getting them a new training on a new type or they just simply leave for another airline or retire all together?

Kubik

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User currently offlineMMEPHX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2693 times:



Quoting Kubik (Thread starter):
It has been striking me for a long time. What happens to the pilot when his fleet of planes is retired from an airline? Is an airline getting them a new training on a new type or they just simply leave for another airline or retire all together?

Unless they want to retire or leave they are generally retrained on the new type. No reason for not retraining, the basics of flight are always the same, all the pilot is doing is getting specific training on the systems & procedures of a specific aircraft.


User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7063 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2620 times:

Most A300 pilots with LH are now flying A330/A340s....


It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlineKubik From Croatia, joined Apr 2007, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2410 times:



Quoting Columba (Reply 2):

How it is with SQ 747 crew and in near future with CX pilots?

Kubik


User currently offlineJayspilot From United States of America, joined May 2001, 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

at most airlines and all airliens with a union, a pilot has a company senority number and that seniorty number allows them to hold the position they bid as long as the position is not filled by people senior to them. Right now at american airlines this is happening with the retirement of their Airbus 300 fleet. The pilots of the Airbus 300 are bidding other positions that they choose and will be assigned the positions by their senority. If the most senior person in the entire company new the a300 and now bid the 777 that pilot would bump down the most senior 777 pilot and would become the most senior 777 pilot. Pilot bidding also depends a lot on the city the airplane is based in relative to where they live.

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