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Operator Classification
Operator name: GB Airways
Operator type: Major/National/Low Cost
Region: Europe
Country: UK
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Capt top 93603
Capt base 71724
FO top 59578 10/Jul/07
FO base 44662 (experienced) 10/Jul/07
SO top
SO base
FE top
FE base
Flight Pay / Per Diem
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Capt £2.63/hr (part taxed)
FO £2.63/hr (part taxed)
Pension Details
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Leave 42 days. 3 weeks in both summer and winter (including bank holidays).
Staff travel Yes - Basically same as BA
Employment Situation For Pilots
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  Current Situation:  
Easyjet are buying out GB Airways, announced 26th October 26/Oct/07
The Bland group (GB Airways Owners) have agreed to sell 100% of their shares to Easyjet, subject to Regulatory Approval. The plan is for GB to continue to operate as a BA Franchise carrier until end of March 2008, then operate as Easyjet (eventually under Easyjet's AOC). Easyjet's take over would mean the closure of the LHR base, with personnel and aircraft being redeployed to LGW. The future of the Manchester Base is uncertain. It looks likely that Easyjet will take on all GB's aircraft and there wont be any forced redundancies for Flight Crew. In light of the proposed take over the Recruitment outlook is uncertain. 28/Oct/07
  Overall Situation (+ve/neutral/-ve):  
Neutral   28/Oct/07
Entry Requirements
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No Direct Entry Captains at this time. All promotion from within. Requires 4000 hrs TT or 3500 hrs TT after 3 years in the company.
A minimum of 2000 hours total time to include 1500 commercial jet time. JAA ATPL, Type Rating is a distinct advantage. 19/Sep/06
Cadet - Jerez or Oxford ab initio graduates with 200 hours. 15/Aug/04
Just recruited 10 cadets to complete a sponsored ab intito course at FTE Jerez. Currently plan to run similar courses in future.   14/Sep/06
Recruitment Process
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Assessment Day: Ice-breaker, Company Presentation by Technical Captain, Group Excercise (discuss and come up with a solution for a ficticious problem), Interview - 45mins of character assessment (very little technical questions if any). If successfull, a Sim check follows in a 737-300 Sim (Gecat or BA Cranebank).
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5x A321 & 11x A320. LHR has 2 aircraft and MAN 1 aircraft. The fleet continues to expand. 14/Sep/06
4 x A321 2x A321 ordered delivery to start from spring 2006.   29/Jul/05
Recruitment Contact For Pilots
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  Preferred method of application:  
rachel.francis@gbairways.com 9/Jul/07
  Job Title:  
The Beehive, Beehive Ring Road, Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, RH6 OLA   22/Jun/07
Tel: 01293-664239
Fax: 01293-664218
Email: pilot.recruitment@gbairways.com 12/Sep/05
www.gbairways.com   16/Dec/04
  Pilot vacancies webpage:   
http://www.gbairways.com/careers/flight-deck/vacancies-flight-deck/?recruitmentID=7   14/Jun/06
  Online application form link:   
Bases For Pilots
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LGW LHR MAN   11/Nov/04


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