Fiji Time: 7:47 AM on Saturday 30 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Progression plan for pilots

Repeka Nasiko
Thursday, August 28, 2014

LOCAL pilots securing employment with domestic airline Fiji Link will also be given a chance to fly Fiji Airways aircraft through the company's pilot progression plan.

In a statement Fiji Airways Group says starting in January 2015, the first 20 pilots flying for Fiji Link will transfer to Fiji Airways as first officers on Boeing 737 and Airbus A-330 aircraft and will continue their flying career through to eventual command (captain) status.

The 20 pilots will undergo the transition over a two-year period while the remaining Fiji Link pilots who have the required qualifications will begin their transfer gradually according to company requirements.

Group managing director and CEO Stefan Pichler says the company has made provisions in its five-year master plan to have a pilot localisation policy implemented.

"This pilot progression plan (PPP) has been worked out carefully between the two airlines to cater for operational readiness," he said.

He says the plan provides an opportunity for all local pilots to have a full flying career from Twin Otter aircraft through to modern wide-body aircraft such as the Airbus A-330.

"We are committed to honouring their career goals right here at home."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61350.5945
JPY 53.471650.4716
GBP 0.33380.3258
EUR 0.43020.4182
NZD 0.70870.6757
CAD 0.61210.5931
JPY 54.771751.7717

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th April 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Prasad accuses Koya of lying in Parliament
  2. WAF orders staff to work from home
  3. Ro Kepa responds
  4. Rawaca saga
  5. 'Situation scary'
  6. Ryan names Fiji 7s squad
  7. Students hospitalised
  8. Times price increases
  9. Nursing degree courses
  10. Parliament sitting adjourned following tsunami warning

Top Stories this Week

  1. Horror crash relived Wednesday (27 Apr)
  2. Shoeshine boy makes it big Monday (25 Apr)
  3. Horrific crash kills 1 Monday (25 Apr)
  4. Teacher fears for safety Tuesday (26 Apr)
  5. Overstay Monday (25 Apr)
  6. Father farewells son Wednesday (27 Apr)
  7. Try night fasting, doctor urges Monday (25 Apr)
  8. Horror car crash claims man's life Sunday (24 Apr)
  9. 'Ridiculous change' Tuesday (26 Apr)
  10. 7s eligibility Wednesday (27 Apr)