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Old 12th Dec 2007, 12:10   #1 (permalink)
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Jetcraft in Voluntary Administration

Ladies & Gents,

It is with deep regret that I announce that Jetcraft has today been placed in “Voluntary Administration”.

This afternoon Ian appointed Jonathon Macleod of Macleod Partners as the Administrator of Jetcraft.

Ian has taken this action in order to stabilize the business, restructure it and ensure a fair and equitable result for all stakeholders.

I am happy to advise that Jonathon Macleod has this afternoon secured the support of key stakeholders and that the business will continue to operate a full network under “Voluntary Administration”.

This decision has not been taken lightly and Ian, Tom and myself have explored all possible avenues to avoid taking this action. It is now clear to us that this course of action is in the best interests of all stakeholders.

I would like to thank all our staff who have continued to ensure that Jetcraft meets and exceeds the high operating standards we have set for ourselves over the past 17 years.

In recent times we know this has become more and more difficult, and we are impressed by the levels of dedication and professionalism we see in our staff.

Ian, Tom and myself very much appreciate your efforts and we are acutely aware that it is your efforts that will give this business the best chance of succeeding in the months ahead.

Over the past twelve months Jetcraft has faced more than its fair share of commercial adversity, starting with the failure of a large client and ending with the grounding of our C441 fleet.

Coupled with our long term diet of low fat revenue, these setbacks have been too much for the company to bear.

This is a bloody shame – but I am very sure that Jetcraft will emerge stronger from this process and will keep operating for another 17 years.

Those who understand our business will know the key role it plays in all of our clients' infrastructure. Alot of people need Jetcraft to continue to operate and a lot of effort is being made to ensure this happens.

I would urge those people who were considering applying for pilot positions to keep applying.

I have every confidence that Jetcraft will continue to operate into the future.

There are a lot of ex Jetcraft pilots here on PPRuNe and some of them even remember their time with us fondly I'd ask you all to have a quiet beer in support of the 100 families who rely on Jetcraft for a living.

Thank you very much.

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Old 12th Dec 2007, 12:33   #2 (permalink)
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Danny, it is a pleasant suprise to see a manager that is open and direct, even under such circumstances, treating staff with respect is a rare commodity in this industry.

Good Luck.
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Old 12th Dec 2007, 12:56   #3 (permalink)
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I hope things turn out for the best. Be a real pity to see another company close up. Keep at it Danny.
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Old 12th Dec 2007, 15:04   #4 (permalink)
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All the best, you managed to keep going after Ansett folded, you can do it again.
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Old 12th Dec 2007, 21:21   #5 (permalink)
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Very Well said Danny.
im sure that if there was anything the PPRuNe members could do we all would.
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Old 12th Dec 2007, 22:20   #6 (permalink)
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Another company that has been apart of so many lives in administration!

I wish them all the best and hope for a speedy return to independant operations!
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Old 13th Dec 2007, 00:59   #7 (permalink)
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Forgive me for being in the west

Dont they Jetcraft have majority of cargo contracts? Just eactly what do they do?
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Old 13th Dec 2007, 01:03   #8 (permalink)
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Thats not the same Tom that used to be involved with a failed NSW bank & jockey run operation is it ?!
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Old 13th Dec 2007, 01:48   #9 (permalink)
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Jetcraft is a great place to work as far as im concerned. I have enjoyed working here for the last 12 months.

I have found our last three CP's to be great, and I fail to see where any one of them comes into this situation.

I really hope that in one way or another things work out for the best, and we all (or I at least) can continue working for the company.
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Old 13th Dec 2007, 06:11   #10 (permalink)
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I was always treated very well indeed at J'craft, it was one of the best jobs I ever had.
Sorry to see they're in a spot of bother, I wish them the best.
Bill Sherwood, Metro 2 driver 1995-1997.

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Old 13th Dec 2007, 06:33   #11 (permalink)
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Love or hate them, Jetcraft have given plenty of people a start or that valuable turbine time that one need's to move up the food chain.
Is Nigel Peart still the CP?
Shame these things always tend to happen Christmas time.
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Old 13th Dec 2007, 08:25   #12 (permalink)
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Couldn't agree more Bill. By the way, you still flying with Air Atlanta?
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Old 13th Dec 2007, 08:52   #13 (permalink)
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Nigel Peart, i think, is in NZ line training on the ATR72 with Mt. Cook if that's the same dude.

I'm vaguely aware of jetcraft, but isn't it the freight operation of ******? If so, is ****** at risk?

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Old 13th Dec 2007, 09:36   #14 (permalink)

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No. It is nothing to do with ******!
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Old 13th Dec 2007, 10:02   #15 (permalink)
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[edit] Danny I like many others am very sorry to see it come to this. Best of luck!

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Old 13th Dec 2007, 11:17   #16 (permalink)
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Thai: Yep - the one and the same Tom D - he seems to turn up as the common denominator - still owes plenty around BK
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Old 13th Dec 2007, 11:54   #17 (permalink)
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Thanks mate for the interesting PM.
Looks like I am not the only one who has that particular opinion of the chap referred to above.

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Old 13th Dec 2007, 12:57   #18 (permalink)
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Isn't Tom D tied up with mac care these days?
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Old 13th Dec 2007, 13:49   #19 (permalink)
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what is " ** ** *********". am i missing something?
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Old 13th Dec 2007, 19:02   #20 (permalink)
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Sorry to hear about this.

Thoughts with the employees and their families - just before christmas. Not nice being made redundant, been there done that - not nice.

The industry is booming so heres hoping things get going in hurry for all concerned.
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