Fedex Purple Runway (Empire/MAC)

daydreamer

Well-Known Member
#61
Well, FedEx pilots are gonna get bonuses of 40K - 110K just for sticking around during the six-week peak season this year . . . should help to put things into perspective as far as ATR FO pay is concerned!

FedEx to use special bonuses to keep pilots from retiring: report
Yup, I saw that article also. It’s always the mainline pilots that benefit through the peak season while the feeders get nada and no aknowledgement.

Are pilots really retiring early at FedEx? Money must be super duper.
 

Cóndor

Well-Known Member
#63
Yup, I saw that article also. It’s always the mainline pilots that benefit through the peak season while the feeders get nada and no aknowledgement.

Are pilots really retiring early at FedEx? Money must be super duper.
Well, ATR Captain pay just went up to 84K and change at MAC so it looks like some of it is starting to trickle down to the feeders.
 
#66
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Details can be found below.

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I've got your answer! PurplePayCheck.com!!
 
#67
This is a very interesting agreement (I'm assuming that criteria laid out for MAC and Empire are the same, our internal memo is more complete than the purple runway website.) I'm surprised by how well it caters to people who have mixed experience. If you read it carefully, you can boil it down to 6 months and 500 hours at a feeder (needs to be ATR since it specifies "multi-engine turboprop or turbojet"). This seems to work out very well for those who already have multi-engine turbine PIC time, say from 91 or 135. So much so that, ironically, it puts me in a position where I would actually stand to shave about two years off the process by LEAVING the FedEx feeder where I work, and going somewhere to get the PIC time under a different part, and then returning for the 6mos/500 hours. I'm not sure if that was the intention in designing the agreement this way! :eek2:

As it were, it's still better than anything previously available, it shows the FedEx is very serious about hiring from the feeders. It is still only an interview, though, so I won't be referring to it as a "flow." If anyone wants data from the memo PM me.
I'd say it shows that FedEx is very serious about filling the hole that exists between retiring old guys and drones.
 

nibake

Powder hound
#68
After I made that comment multiple qualified applicants from feeders got turned down. So maybe the phrasing should have been "FedEx will hire from the feeders if and when it is convenient for them, and only then, regardless of any interview programs or smoke and mirrors."
 

Hacker15e

Just Happy To Be Here
#69
Well, FedEx pilots are gonna get bonuses of 40K - 110K just for sticking around during the six-week peak season this year . . . should help to put things into perspective as far as ATR FO pay is concerned!

FedEx to use special bonuses to keep pilots from retiring: report
I know I'm late to the show replying to this, but this report is effectively "fake news".

They're referring in that article to bonuses that were placed in the 2015 contract at FX, where if a pilot notified the company of their retirement a year in advance, AND that retirement was after peak season, then depending on their years of service (and several other factors) they'd get a bonus.

It is a tool FX is using to manage manning through peak season during the years the contract is effective from 2015-2020. It isn't an indicator of some panic this year that management was throwing money at...it is a negotiated benefit in a 5-year contract.
 

Hacker15e

Just Happy To Be Here
#70
After I made that comment multiple qualified applicants from feeders got turned down. So maybe the phrasing should have been "FedEx will hire from the feeders if and when it is convenient for them, and only then, regardless of any interview programs or smoke and mirrors."
That is accurate. The feeders are not a substantial source of newhires.
 

nibake

Powder hound
#71
I know I'm late to the show replying to this, but this report is effectively "fake news".

They're referring in that article to bonuses that were placed in the 2015 contract at FX, where if a pilot notified the company of their retirement a year in advance, AND that retirement was after peak season, then depending on their years of service (and several other factors) they'd get a bonus.

It is a tool FX is using to manage manning through peak season during the years the contract is effective from 2015-2020. It isn't an indicator of some panic this year that management was throwing money at...it is a negotiated benefit in a 5-year contract.
Figures. :bang: Stinking fake news.
 
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