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Foreign Pilots at controls of wetlease A/C for Air Transat

#1 Post by florch » Tue May 31, 2016 11:24 am

Discuss...

And, as a corollary, how many AT pilots are overseas this summer on reciprocal wet leases? Numbers and bases please.
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#2 Post by Spaceshuttle » Tue May 31, 2016 2:42 pm

Interesting point! They'll come up with something. :prayer:
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#3 Post by TFTMB heavy » Tue May 31, 2016 3:35 pm

None, we have enough work for all of the pilots with our regular flying in the Summer including seven 737. Also, we are not expecting any foreign wet leasing for next Winter.
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#4 Post by Spaceshuttle » Tue May 31, 2016 4:42 pm

That is Great!! "NO FOREIGN WET LEASES"

That is good to hear, I was under the impression that Travel Service had signed a multi year contract with Transat for wet leases. According to the above post Apparently not, good to hear guys!
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Re: Foreign Pilots at controls of wetlease A/C for Air Trans

#5 Post by paddy » Tue May 31, 2016 8:54 pm

Wrong thread
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Re: Foreign Pilots at controls of wetlease A/C for Air Trans

#6 Post by TFTMB heavy » Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:00 am

That is Great!! "NO FOREIGN WET LEASES"

That is good to hear, I was under the impression that Travel Service had signed a multi year contract with Transat for wet leases. According to the above post Apparently not, good to hear guys!
The contract is multi year but Air Transat has the option on the crews every year.
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Re: Foreign Pilots at controls of wetlease A/C for Air Trans

#7 Post by florch » Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:19 pm

TFTMB heavy wrote:
That is Great!! "NO FOREIGN WET LEASES"

That is good to hear, I was under the impression that Travel Service had signed a multi year contract with Transat for wet leases. According to the above post Apparently not, good to hear guys!
The contract is multi year but Air Transat has the option on the crews every year.
Does AT ever deploy crews or is it a one way relationship?
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Re: Foreign Pilots at controls of wetlease A/C for Air Trans

#9 Post by florch » Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:48 am

Thank you Gilles, those are nice pictures.

Is it reciprocal, and will it be going forward? How many wet leases and pilots have come in? How many is AT sending out?
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Re: Foreign Pilots at controls of wetlease A/C for Air Trans

#10 Post by Gilles Hudicourt » Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:49 am

florch wrote:Thank you Gilles, those are nice pictures.

Is it reciprocal, and will it be going forward? How many wet leases and pilots have come in? How many is AT sending out?
Transat Wet Leased a grand total of two foreign 737s last winter, with I guess around 28 foreign pilots. It was the first time it had done so (except for short term term unplanned wet leases that were contracted for AOG situations).
No further such wet leases are planned as far as I know.

Transat has been doing overseas wet-leases since it was founded in the mid to late eighties and has never stopped. Some years we did a lot, others very little. Numbers ? I have not idea. This is more than 20 years worth......

I often heard the old timers speaking of spending weeks in Egypt and France in the eighties.....

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-France-(Air/Lockheed-L-1011-385-1-14-TriStar/1194329/&sid=048398edf8bf9c61afcd3c9ac7356d0c

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Star-Airlines-(Air/Lockheed-L-1011-385-3-TriStar/1595931/&sid=f686ce22915e1b6dd8149c7875807a32
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