Aviation Job Search attends Flight Crew Futures and MRO Europe

Aviation Job Search attends Flight Crew Futures and MRO Europe

This week, the Aviation Job Search team attended two major aviation events, Flight Crew Futures in London, and MRO Europe in Amsterdam.

Exhibiting at Flight Crew Futures for the first time, the team were on hand to speak directly with pilots searching for a new direction in their career. Held at the Hilton at London Gatwick, the event is billed as a “unique opportunity to get all the facts, career advice and answers in an informal environment.”

The drop in format included presentations throughout the day from some of the world’s biggest airlines, including Emirates, Aer Lingus and Ryanair. The presentations provided a comprehensive overview of current flight crew requirements, salary packages and employment terms.

Over in Amsterdam, our Managing Director, Dave Capper, was accompanied by our MRO specialist, Seriena Levi Johnrose, and Senior Account Manager, Natasha Metcalf.

Capper said, “It’s been another fantastic show at MRO Europe, hosted in a great city. It’s important for us to be at these events, meet with our clients face to face and to build long lasting relationships.”

During the event, Principal at ICF International, Joost Groenenboom declared that he expected “the global MRO market to grow by 4.6% per annum to $118 billion by 2027, up from $75.5 billion in 2017.”

He continued, “Asia is now a larger market than both North America and Europe and looking further ahead, by 2037 it will generate 38% of MRO demand. In western Europe there will also still be growth, but it will be relatively marginal, rising by 3.3% per year to $26.5 billion in 10 years’ time.”

Who are we?

We’re Aviation Job Search, the biggest job site in the world that specialises in just aviation jobs. We work hard to bring together all the latest aviation jobs, news and advice all under one roof. Our team speak daily with the world’s biggest employers and recruitment agencies to keep you right up to date with all the latest opportunities. If you’re looking to make your next career move, why not start your journey right now with us.

Cobalt Airlines grounds all flights

Cobalt Airlines grounds all flights

At midnight last night, Cypriot airline, Cobalt Airlines grounded all its pending flights and ceased trading. In a statement released on Wednesday evening, they said, “Cobalt regrets to announce that it will be cancelling all Flights as of 23:50pm on October 17, 2018 due to indefinite suspension of Cobalt’s operations.”

They continued, “As a result, future flights or services provided by Cobalt will be cancelled and will no longer operate.” It’s not known exactly what will happen to their 200 staff, or how many passengers will be affected by the collapse yet, but nine flights were due to arrive, and nine flights were due to depart from Larnaca Airport today alone.

The Cypriot media have suggested that the collapse was due to the airline failing to reach a deal with its main investor, China’s Avic Joy Air.

The low cost carrier was Cyprus’ biggest airline, flying to 23 destinations including Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick and Manchester, since 2016.

This is the second collapse of a Cypriot airline in the last few years alone. Back in January 2015, Cyprus Airways collapsed following a change in policy from the European Commission, which resulted in the airline going bankrupt.

The latest news is a further blow to the industry who are still reeling from the collapse of Nordic airline, Primera Air, earlier this month. They claimed that “several unforeseen misfortunate events” had affected its financial position, leading up to their demise.

 

Are you due to fly with Cobalt Air?

The official statement released advised passengers to not go to the airport as it was an “indefinite suspension of Cobalt’s operations.” Instead they advised passengers to contact their credit card provider or travel agent.

Transport Minister of Cyprus, Vassiliki Anastassiadou, has advised that the government would assist financially, but stressed that the help would only be for return tickets to get travellers back to their original destination. Telephone numbers to assist stranded passengers are due to announced shortly.

 

Who are we?

We’re Aviation Job Search, the biggest job site in the world that specialises in just aviation jobs. We work hard to bring together all the latest aviation jobs, news and advice all under one roof. Our team speak daily with the world’s biggest employers and recruitment agencies to keep you right up to date with all the latest opportunities. If you’re looking to make your next career move, why not start your journey right now with us.

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The Pilot Expo is coming to Berlin!

The Pilot Expo is coming to Berlin!

The largest International Pilot Recruitment and Training Expo in Europe is coming to Berlin.

2 days, 2 divisions, 30 speakers, more than 300 exhibitors, and endless networking opportunities.

 

The shortage of pilots in the aviation has become an important issue that has had an affect aviation companies globally. For both future pilots to get an impression of the advantages of aviation and current pilots to learn more about work and growth opportunities, Europe’s largest International Pilot Recruitment and Training Expo will be held in Berlin on February 22-23, 2019.

“Every day, our organizers work in the aviation industry and they recognize that this will be a valuable opportunity for everyone on two fronts. The first is to identify the current problem with the workforce shortage and how to solve it. The second will be providing invaluable information for current pilots regarding their careers and how to navigate their futures. We would like to start an annual tradition to meet with all potential and current pilots in one place where we can discuss important questions and, of course, come up with new work challenges,” says Captain Kay Wachtelborn, the Pilot Expo representative.

The International Pilot Recruitment and Training Expo 2019 will take place over two days – February 22 and 23 at the Messe Berlin Exhibition Grounds. There will be an exhibition, a conference and an Airliners’ Party during the Expo. At the exhibition, every interested participant will have a chance to attend aviation schools and visit some of Europe and Asia’s biggest aviation companies and recruiting agencies. As well as this, we have some very exciting manufacturers who will present their newest products that have been designed for the successful educational process, recruitment and skills evaluation. Split into two, the conference will focus on:

1. Experienced Pilots: Discuss all aspect of aviation with the experts. Ranging from tax to rights and insurance, there will be a variety of professionals for you to speak with.

2. Future Pilots: Find out about opportunities for new entry pilots. Everything from study opportunities, EASA pilot licensing, and financing questions will be answered.

 

The Pilot Expo is inviting you to the Airliners Party to meet your course mates, colleagues, and new friends on the evening of Friday, February 22. It will be an excellent opportunity to meet your peers and enjoy good music at this fantastic venue.

For more up-to-date information about the event visit the Pilot Expo website here.

Who are we?

We’re Aviation Job Search, the biggest job site in the world that specialises in just aviation jobs. We work hard to bring together all the latest aviation jobs, news and advice all under one roof. Our team speak daily with the world’s biggest employers and recruitment agencies to keep you right up to date with all the latest opportunities. If you’re looking to make your next career move, why not start your journey right now with us.

How to stop your high performing billers from burning out

How to stop your high performing billers from burning out

We recently caught up with Nicky Coffin from Centred Excellence, to see how she thinks you can stop your high performing billers from burning out.

“Now usually the focus for many owners is on under performers; though what if you have a super star that you are worried might burnout? You know the one I mean. A superstar in the pack that you don’t want to lose or push over the edge. It’s happening more frequently in the recruitment organisations we work with. Both Katy [he business partner] and I know that it’s easy to overload great performers; especially when you know they are great at delivering; trouble is they won’t always tell you that enough is enough. With workplace wellbeing and mental health issues becoming part of every responsible leaders agenda we want to shares some facts and a few suggestions on what you can do.”

The burnout signs

“According to a post in Personnel Today, your high performing billers could be at risk of burnout; it doesn’t just happen to corporate high flyers. Here are some indicators to look out for. 1. Burnout happens to high performers and is sometimes called over achievers syndrome 2. It can happen to the top 20% of your billers 3. The conditions for burnout are created by organisations or circumstances 4. Burnout predominantly happens among 20 to 30 year olds and occurs during the first five to ten years following a subtle downward spiral 5. The immune system is under stress, and you might notice repeated coughs and colds that they struggle on with 6. Aches and pains are common, watch out for neck and back problems and repeated use of painkillers 7. Most recruiters love to party, and excessive alcohol consumption is the norm 8. Similarly, if your high performer used to be a gym freak and now eats nothing but rubbish, it’s a warning sign 9. They have a short fuse, and though they still hit the goals you set it’s harder than it used to be 10. Surprisingly they are oblivious to any changes”

How to prevent burnout

“The world has changed, and so has our workforce. Our Millennial and Gen Z employees expect: 1. Procedure and process 2. Professional onboarding 3. Training 4. A talent pathway 5. A development plan as standard 6. A performance management and review process Also, they want to work in an organisation that has an awesome culture and an employer brand that stands out. You can read more about all these areas in the other posts we have written recently. Are you delivering these elements and do they form part of your induction process that lasts longer than month one; we hope so! If you have these procedures in place it’s a great grounding for the right approach. The uncomfortable question needs to be asked too; are you expecting too much? Though we both hate that word realistic are your targets logical and achievable rather than impossible and soul destroying?”

How to tackle burnout

“We have mentioned some actions already around regular review and appraisal. As a manager, develop your questioning skills and ask questions that open up a conversation where employees feel safe to let you know what is happening for them. Have mentors or buddies in your team and foster a ‘team’ approach where people look out for one another. Consistently review the targets you set, if no one is achieving what you have set without working 15-18 hour days; something is wrong. You need more people to scale, or your targets are wrong. Fact: Flogging a dead horse rarely brings improved results!”

What is Centred Excellence?

Centred Excellence works with global recruitment Business Owners, Managers and Independent Recruiters, They claim to help you grow your business and profits by 50% – 250%, transform your results and build world class teams. They offering a wide range of cutting-edge Training Courses Programmes which will give you the skills, knowledge and expertise to help you transform your business and personal results. Visit here for more information.

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Inside the life of a female commercial Captain

Inside the life of a female commercial Captain

We recently caught up with Aer Lingus Captain, Elaine Egan, to talk about being in an elite club of female captains, what she loves about her job, and the topic of much discussion, what she thinks about Brexit.

 

Firstly, you’ve been a pilot for over 30 years now (10 as a co-pilot and 20 as Captain.) Did you always want to be a pilot?

Yes, I became interested about the age of 13. I got a flying lesson for my 14th birthday and from that day onwards I only had one goal. From a very young age, I thought I wanted to be an air hostess. I met two pilots from Aer Lingus and told them that, and they asked why I didn’t want to be a pilot. I replied, ‘because I’m a girl!’, and they were like, ‘so…?’ So that got me thinking.

 

What do you love about the job?

My job affords me the opportunity to do what I love, my hobby on a professional level and get paid for it. Every day is different, and after 30 years I still get a buzz.

 

What’s the hardest part about the job?

The hardest part is probably the shift work, the irregular lifestyle and jet lag can play havoc with your sleep patterns – but I get to see the sun above the clouds every time I go to work, no matter what the weather’s like in Dublin, and that’s a real privilege.

 

If you weren’t a pilot, what profession do you think you’d be in?

To be honest, I’ve no idea. I’ve been flying commercially for 30 years. Throughout my career I’ve gained many useful skills. I would hope I could put them to good use should I lose my license!

 

How do you manage to balance a demanding job and family life?

I am highly organised and having great support at home is key. My husband Fergal is great, and we have a fantastic childminder who works around my roster.

 

Amazingly, there are only around 7,500 female airline pilots in the world, and until a few years ago, you could have fit all the female captains in the world on a 450 seater A380. How does that make you feel to be part of such an elite club?

I joined Aer Lingus in 1988, I was the 4th female employed. As aviation for women was still relatively new back then, I had the privilege of being involved in the 1st all female crew with our first female Captain Grainne Cronin. I was also the first Irish female to be licensed on a 4 engine jet. At the time you take these things in your stride, but as I get older, I’m very proud to be able to tell my children.

 

Why do you think it is such a male dominated industry?

Aviation is just over 100 years old. Up until the ‘70’s very few women worked outside the home. Yes there is still some gender bias but that is changing. Women have proven themselves and companies are actively employing them.

 

After passing your ATPL, how long did it take you to find a job, apply for it and complete the interview process?

In the late ‘80’s there was a downturn in the industry. After my exams it took me a number of months to find a job. But once employed, I was flying within 6 weeks.

 

What advice would you give to any young girls who are aspiring pilots?

I think the advice I’d give would apply to any young person that wants to fly. Believe in yourself, work hard and never give up.

 

Would you encourage your children to become pilots?

I would encourage anybody to follow your dreams. Flying tends to be a career that you’re passionate about and not easily deterred.

 

Lastly, Brexit is the topic of the decade. Are you concerned about how it will affect the aviation industry?

The aviation industry is well used to change. After the horrific events of September ‘11, the industry adapted as it will with whatever Brexit throws up.

 

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We’re Aviation Job Search, the biggest job site in the world that specialises in just aviation jobs. We work hard to bring together all the latest aviation jobs, news and advice all under one roof. Our team speak daily with the world’s biggest employers and recruitment agencies to keep you right up to date with all the latest opportunities. If you’re looking to make your next career move, why not start your journey right now with us.