- Feb 5, 2004
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Will there be some interviewing soon? Those 100 bases are looking nice.
The bookings look pretty weak for the Labor Day holiday weekend. I'd say we have a long, long way to go before we can be assured that flying will pick up during the "busy season."Flying is picking up with the coming busy season and also as the economy picks up. Having said that don't look for any hiring until we reach our previous levels of flying before the economy down turn.
Nope. System-wide, flying is still down. Although things have "picked-up" slightly due to seasonal traffic -- this is only temporary.Will there be some interviewing soon? Those 100 bases are looking nice.
And THAT'S why I luv ya man! Don't sugar-coat it. Tell him what you really think. I think you need to get off the computer and head down to the lake. Get some skiing in before it gets too cold!
Agreed. Pilots are a short sighted group in general. I hear 5 guys say they are flying 14 percent more than last month and all of a sudden they think NJA is on the turnaround and we will be hiring by year end. dumba$$es......I am keeping my resume current.
We're starting to see this every day. I've been here for 10 years and it's always been a crapshoot as to whether a guy is flying his ass off or not. Back in 2006/2007 I was in the Hawker fleet. The average flight time a guy got in the fleet was somewhere between 400-500 hours. Some guys got even more than that. Me? I flew 192 hours in 2006 and a whopping 46 in the first 6 months of 2007 before I left to fly the G200.Agreed. Pilots are a short sighted group in general. I hear 5 guys say they are flying 14 percent more than last month and all of a sudden they think NJA is on the turnaround and we will be hiring by year end. dumba$$es......I am keeping my resume current.
That was my point.
That's sounds pretty optimistic to me...plan on a good three years to get back to pre-recession flying levels. After that, who knows, but massive growth, at least enough to necessitate hiring, is extremely unlikely.When you say "interviewing soon" you mean sometime in the next 5 years, then I would have to say probably.
According to the Berkshire report, NetJets’ second-quarter revenues fell 43 percent year-over-year to $550 million and for the first half dropped $1.024 billion, or 42 percent below the same six-month period last year. Worse yet, the fractional provider sustained pre-tax losses of $253 million for the second quarter and $349 million for the first six months, compared with gains of $192 million and $255 million, respectively, in the same time frames last year.
As if that weren’t bad enough, Berkshire said that NetJets owns more airplanes than it requires for its present level of operations “and further downsizing will be required unless demand rebounds.” Two reliable sources estimate that NetJets has more than 130 aircraft in its unsold inventory, although neither the Berkshire report nor NetJets itself would say just how many excess airplanes there currently are.