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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by Inverted2 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:33 am

And nice to see respectable wages. Looks like a nice alternative to the race to the bottom regional airline jobs out there!
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by watermeth » Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:10 am

You bet, the package starts where some others' stop.
Following airsprint's evolution in the last 5/6 years you can see how it changed for the best to shape a gig into a career.
This pilot pdf is pretty well detailed.
Do we know how the CJ2/XLS are spread along the bases ?
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by AirSprint HR » Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:23 pm

watermeth wrote:Do we know how the CJ2/XLS are spread along the bases ?
The aircraft don't really live anywhere and float between the bases as required. The pilots are pretty evenly split YYZ/YYC with the minority being in YUL. Basically, the same opportunities exit regardless of base.

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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by MartinB » Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:20 pm

You guys at the hangar across the taxiway at YYC can expect my resume + cover letter when I'm qualified enough to be considered for a pilot position. Air Sprint seems to be a very unique air operator in Canada. I've never seen such a transparent company with regard to pilot pay and working conditions. Not only is the pay really generous compared to similar carriers (with similar aircraft and fleet size), but working at Air Sprint looks like a blast from what I can see. Flying is even more fun when you love your job. It would be hard to not love your job at AS! I hope to be flying one of your CJ2's or XLS's one day. :)

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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by powerbrian » Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:45 am

What are the new requirments for an fo position at AS. What does the new payscale look like? I know this may have been answered earlier in this thread but the dates of the posts are a few years back.

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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by cdnpilot77 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:58 am

powerbrian wrote:What are the new requirments for an fo position at AS. What does the new payscale look like? I know this may have been answered earlier in this thread but the dates of the posts are a few years back.

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You only needed to go back 6posts before yours dated July 10 by AirSprintHR to get your answer and much more. Use the link provided in the post by James, that brochure is extremely informative!
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by AirSprint HR » Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:50 pm

powerbrian wrote:What are the new requirments for an fo position at AS. What does the new payscale look like? I know this may have been answered earlier in this thread but the dates of the posts are a few years back.

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Here you go: http://www.airsprint.com/en-ca/node/78?language=en

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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by F900 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:43 pm

AirSprint HR,
Do you have an AME pay scale you can post?
I noticed that there was a posting for YYC recently.
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by Bede » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:47 am

What a classy outfit! Seems like an ideal career job.

Does AS still have a YKF base?
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by leftoftrack » Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:15 pm

What do you offer for a schedule. What are your call out requirements? Do you have to be within 1 hr of the airport the other 21 days?
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by AirSprint HR » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:41 pm

F900 wrote:AirSprint HR,
Do you have an AME pay scale you can post?
I noticed that there was a posting for YYC recently.
Thanks
We are working on a similar document for AMEs and I'll share it as soon as it is complete.

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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by AirSprint HR » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:43 pm

Bede wrote:What a classy outfit! Seems like an ideal career job.

Does AS still have a YKF base?
Thank you and we no longer have a pilot base in YKF. We have a hangar and aircraft there but our Ontario pilots are based at YYZ.

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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by AirSprint HR » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:55 pm

leftoftrack wrote:What do you offer for a schedule. What are your call out requirements? Do you have to be within 1 hr of the airport the other 21 days?
Our pilot career guide linked to above details the schedule and call out requirements. Basically, fair share PBS, 18 reserve days in 28. 90 minute report time (then another 60 minutes to prep and depart) on the 18 reserve days although most flights are known at least the day before. On the 10 days off there is no call out requirement.

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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by Hudson » Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:53 pm

Are the reserve days 24 hours? Could you be called out in the middle of the night?
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by AirSprint HR » Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:28 pm

Hudson wrote:Are the reserve days 24 hours? Could you be called out in the middle of the night?
Hi Hudson,

Our reserve days follow the CARs and have assumed rest periods. Under some very specific conditions night calls are possible. These are rare. Less than 1% of our flights take place between 10pm and 6am. For those that do, over 90% are known more than 24 hours in advance.

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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by AirSprint HR » Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:00 pm

We will be interviewing in the near future for the following positions:

Citation Captain (1 or 2 - YYC/YYZ/YUL)
Citation First Officer (1 or 2 - YYC/YYZ/YUL)
Lear 40 Captain (1 - YYC)
Lear 40 First Officer (1 -YYC)

The Citation positions are part of our fractional fleet, details of which are found here: http://www.airsprint.com/en-ca/careers?language=en

The Lear positions are for one of our managed aircraft and as such have some differences from the Pilot Career Guide. This plane has 3 pilots but does not use the online bidding system for scheduling. Otherwise most of the conditions remain the same. Pilots average 265 flight hours and 170 days away from home per year. Preference for these positions will be given to those with Lear 40/45 experience and as such, the salary scale is a little more flexible.

Those interested can send a cover letter and resume to: careers@airsprint.com

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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by scopiton » Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:37 am

When should successful applicants expect to start training approximately ?
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by AirSprint HR » Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:52 am

scopiton wrote:When should successful applicants expect to start training approximately ?
Anywhere from 1 to 3 months from now.

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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by Oni » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:13 pm

might as well throw my two cents in too. I am proud to be part of a team that cleans the airplane after we have flown it (exterior, interior, and sometimes a wax), oh and did I mention we also clean the hangar. we do it because we take pride in our jobs. and my chief pilot will not even hire you if you don't help. so some people need to get off their high horses and take off the Gucci shoes and get a reality check. maybe ask some of my Air Canada Captain friends too why they even help clean up in the cabin.... just sayin......
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by AirSprint HR » Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:25 pm

Oni wrote:might as well throw my two cents in too. I am proud to be part of a team that cleans the airplane after we have flown it (exterior, interior, and sometimes a wax), oh and did I mention we also clean the hangar. we do it because we take pride in our jobs. and my chief pilot will not even hire you if you don't help. so some people need to get off their high horses and take off the Gucci shoes and get a reality check. maybe ask some of my Air Canada Captain friends too why they even help clean up in the cabin.... just sayin......
Just to clarify. AirSprint does not ask pilots to clean the hangar or wax the plane. Light aircraft cleaning (wipe off bugs, vacuum carpet, restock commissary) post trip is required though.

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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by bythenumbers » Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:44 pm

When is the deadline for applying in this round of hiring?
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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by AirSprint HR » Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:57 pm

bythenumbers wrote:When is the deadline for applying in this round of hiring?
There is no official deadline but we are currently reviewing applications and conducting interviews. We have hired one pilot already and interviews should continue for the next week or two. I would recommend getting your resume in today or tomorrow if you would like to be considered for this round of hiring.

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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by jgppilot » Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:09 pm

AirsprintHR:

Thumbs up to the informative pilot career brochure! Is there a ballpark average for the time to upgrade. I suspect this will change with the fleet transition, any idea what future pilots can expect for upgrade times?

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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by AirSprint HR » Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:32 am

jgppilot wrote:AirsprintHR:

Thumbs up to the informative pilot career brochure! Is there a ballpark average for the time to upgrade. I suspect this will change with the fleet transition, any idea what future pilots can expect for upgrade times?

Cheers!
The transition has seen us upgrade a large number of our pilots and as such we have a bit of a gap of those who have the time to upgrade in the next 12 months. As such, right now I would put upgrade times at less then 12 months for those who join us with 3000+ hours. This can change based on what the industry/economy does of course.

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Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Post by jgppilot » Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:07 am

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jgppilot wrote:AirsprintHR:

Thumbs up to the informative pilot career brochure! Is there a ballpark average for the time to upgrade. I suspect this will change with the fleet transition, any idea what future pilots can expect for upgrade times?

Cheers!
The transition has seen us upgrade a large number of our pilots and as such we have a bit of a gap of those who have the time to upgrade in the next 12 months. As such, right now I would put upgrade times at less then 12 months for those who join us with 3000+ hours. This can change based on what the industry/economy does of course.

James - AirSprint HR

Thanks James! My time is a bit low at the moment, 2500-3000 in about 2 years, I look forward to applying then.

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