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AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by AirSprint HR » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:37 am

AirSprint is pleased to announce that over the next 24 months we will be moving to an all jet fractional fleet by replacing our 11 Pilatus PC12 aircraft with new Cessna Citation CJ2+ aircraft. Due to this transition, AirSprint is accepting resumes for all pilot positions on our fleet of Pilatus PC12, Citation XLS, and Citation CJ2+ aircraft. Although we intend on filling the vast majority of our Captain positions internally, we have identified a need for a few externally hired direct entry Captains as well. Canadian pilot bases are in Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, and Edmonton. As always, type ratings are not required although time on type or similar type is beneficial.

External Pilot Minimum Requirements:

Jet Captain (XLS & CJ2+)
ATPL
Total Time: 4500 hours
PIC Time: 1000 hours
(500 Jet or >12,500 PIC time preferred)

Jet First Officer or PC12 Captain
CPL & ATPL Written Exams or IATRA
Total Time: 2500 hours
PIC Time: 500 hours

PC12 First Officer
CPL
Total Time: 1500 hours
PIC Time: 250 hours


Salary Scale:

Jet Captain (XLS & CJ2+)
Year 1: $80,000
Year 2: $85,000
Year 3: $90,000
Year 4: $95,000
Year 5: $100,000
Year 6: $105,000
Year 7: $110,000
Year 8: $112,500
Year 9: $115,000
Year 10: $117,500
Year 11: $120,000
Year 12: $122,500
Year 13: $125,000

Jet First Officer or PC12 Captain
Year 1: $50,000
Year 2: $52,500
Year 3: $55,000
Year 4: $57,500
Year 5: $60,000
Year 6: $65,000
Year 7: $67,500
Year 8: $70,000

PC12 First Officer
Year 1: $30,000
Year 2: $32,000
Year 3: $34,000
Year 4: $36,000
Year 5: $37,500

Schedule:

The pilot schedule is currently a 10 day reserve, 5 day off schedule. In the medium term, we will likely be transitioning to an equity based (not seniority based) online preferential bidding scheduling system. The goal is to have our pilots work less than 50% of the year, and in 2011 we did not have anyone exceed that.

Per Diem & Benefits:

The per diem amount is $2.63/hour. Benefits include medical, dental , and travel insurance, short and long term disability, RRSP matching, and a growth based profit sharing plan.

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to careers@airsprint.com.

Thank you.

James Elian
VP, Operations
AirSprint Inc.
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by watermeth » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:38 am

ASHR check pm
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by Cough Syrup » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:24 am

10 days on and 5 off. Thats pretty good!...beats my 14 and 3 schedule.
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by flying4dollars » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:56 am

Kudos for posting the schedule and salary scale. You'll get fewer applicants who apply for the sake of applying then drop out because the base, pay or schedule isn't for them. Nice to see companies post the important details we all like to see. Hope you get the right applicants.
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by Inverted2 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:38 pm

PC12 FO starting pay is more than Air Georgians and only 10 grand less a year than Air Canada. :rolleyes:
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by Brantford Beech Boy » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:30 pm

open a base in YOW and we'll talk....

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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by Cough Syrup » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:20 am

or Vancouver :D

Great to see they put all the info out for everyone to see...
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by ettw » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:18 am

Brantford Beech Boy wrote:open a base in YOW and we'll talk....

BBB
Stand in line buddy!!
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by dune » Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:08 pm

We had YOW as a base a bunch of years ago, but everyone 'relocated' to YUL. Some of those pilots still work for AirSprint and drive in to YUL.

Its a good company to work for. As a line pilot I feel 'in the loop' when it comes to the direction the company is going. Management constantly strives to keep the business transparent to all departments. As evident in this thread.
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by Krimson » Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:24 pm

dune wrote:Its a good company to work for. As a line pilot I feel 'in the loop' when it comes to the direction the company is going. Management constantly strives to keep the business transparent to all departments. As evident in this thread.
Now that sounds like a great company to work for. Others should take note on how to properly treat and retain pilots.
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by X-Savior » Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:22 am

I agree as well. This is an outstanding example of how a company should operate and thus advertises accordingly.
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by Flybabe » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:41 am

Definitely a refreshing change to see a company up front like this. :smt023
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by ettw » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:43 am

Flybabe wrote:Definitely a refreshing change to see a company up front like this. :smt023
+1
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by acidgambit » Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:33 pm

Wow...nice to see a company willing to post details. They are not ashamed of their salaries and benefits. And they know a lot of companies can't compete with them. Lots of confidence i would say. Nice.
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by Jack Klumpus » Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:17 pm

Do pilots still have to clean/wash the airplanes and hangars? Cos I didn't see that mentioned above.
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by Rowdy » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:46 am

Jack Klumpus wrote:Do pilots still have to clean/wash the airplanes and hangars? Cos I didn't see that mentioned above.
Yep, much like they do at many other operations.
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by AirSprint HR » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:37 am

Jack Klumpus wrote:Do pilots still have to clean/wash the airplanes and hangars? Cos I didn't see that mentioned above.
We ask that our crews tidy the aircraft while away from a base and clean the aircraft on return to base when time allows. For the PC12 aircraft, this means give it a wash. For the jet aircraft, this means wipe down the trouble spots by hand. Both require a commissary restock an vacuum. Most crews seem to complete the return to base cleaning in 20-25 minutes. If pilots have a departure within 12 hours, they are only expected to tidy the aircraft instead of clean it. The more involved aircraft cleaning is completed by others who have detailing as part of their job description. As for the hangar cleaning, I'm not sure where that comes from but it is not asked of our pilots.

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Post by Jack Klumpus » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:14 pm

Thank you for confirming what I've heard about your company. I respect the fact that you did not lie about it when I brought it up, however, I have no respect for anyone that asks his/her corporate pilots, to clean the airplanes.
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by X-Savior » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:35 pm

I have absolute respect for AS. They have even taken the time to watch this thread to answer questions and provide clarification. Again something a step above the rest. Cudos to AS! :D
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by ehbuddy » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:56 pm

I had applied to them years back with around 14 thousand hours and they were more interested in what kind of University Degree I had rather than my aviation background. Ended up at another company that treated me very well.
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by ettw » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:16 pm

Jack Klumpus wrote:Thank you for confirming what I've heard about your company. I respect the fact that you did not lie about it when I brought it up, however, I have no respect for anyone that asks his/her corporate pilots, to clean the airplanes.
I might disagree with your last comment. I might suggest its more about pride in your equipment and customer satisfaction which benefits all.

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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by ettw » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:18 pm

ehbuddy wrote:I had applied to them years back with around 14 thousand hours and they were more interested in what kind of University Degree I had rather than my aviation background. Ended up at another company that treated me very well.
I hope that is still not true. I find this job intriguing.

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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by AirSprint HR » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:09 pm

ettw wrote:
ehbuddy wrote:I had applied to them years back with around 14 thousand hours and they were more interested in what kind of University Degree I had rather than my aviation background. Ended up at another company that treated me very well.
I hope that is still not true. I find this job intriguing.

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There is no requirement to have a degree or diploma for our pilot positions. If an applicant has a degree or diploma, it is looked upon favorably.

Regards,

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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by Diadem » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:53 pm

I fly an aircraft comparable to, but slightly larger than, a PC-12, and I wash it top to bottom once a week. I don't have any problem doing it, and I certainly don't think pilots are above that type of work. I think the attitude that pilots should be above getting our hands dirty and that we should look down our noses at the rampies who do the manual labour to be rather snobbish. As for a certain company in YYC which makes its pilots wash the customers' cars, that's another issue...
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by Krimson » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:03 pm

Even the guys down at Porter groom their aircraft. The captains will come out an pick up garbage from their passengers.

Nothing wrong with cleaning up after yourself. Of course I would prefer to just walk away as well and come back to a well groomed and cleaned aircraft, but I have no problem with cleaning up the plane, part of the duty. I think it is pretty reasonable that if you have a show time approaching within the next 12 hours, you get off the hook a bit too.

Now washing customers cars...that is a problem (and frankly disgusting for the operator to even suggest it)
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