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Old 2nd Apr 2017, 02:36   #1 (permalink)
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Tigerair fleet change to B737.

The other threads centered around the Bali debacle appear to have been removed. I thought the fleet change warranted a new thread of its own.

Can anyone shed any light on where the recruited guys are at? Are they doing type ratings, going to the A320, being let go?

Basically what is happening with regard to the change to 737? If in fact it is still happening.

Tigerair Australia to switch from A320 to 737 over next three years | Australian Aviation

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Old 2nd Apr 2017, 03:04   #2 (permalink)
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Still going ahead, just at a slower pace due to no DPS flying.
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They never recruited externally onto the 737, it never got that far.

The whole Virgin Australia operation is in the air at the moment. There has never been more chances of the leader being shown the door. With that hopefully comes some actual common sense in holding onto the Airbus operation.

They have lost alot of good and experienced Airbus drivers already.

Tiger Air certainly did recruit onto the 737 externally.
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Yes they recruited - or went through a process.

The Q is: has anyone been offered, and signed, a contract??
Oh - and a fixed, confirmed start date??

Cheers.

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Yes they recruited - or went through a process.

The Q is: has anyone been offered, and signed, a contract??
Oh - and a fixed, confirmed start date??

Cheers.
Yes, quite a few contractors have been recruited onto the 737 and have been thru the type rating and started. They just aren't doing much ATM.......
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OK - just to clarify Captains or F/O's or both?

Cheers.
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OK - just to clarify Captains or F/O's or both?

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Just F/O's.....
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Old 2nd Apr 2017, 05:36   #8 (permalink)
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They never recruited externally onto the 737, it never got that far.
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Tiger Air certainly did recruit onto the 737 externally.
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Yes they recruited - or went through a process.
I know it's a rumour network but is it possible to refrain from posting if you are guessing WHEELS DOWN.

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Yes, quite a few contractors have been recruited onto the 737 and have been thru the type rating and started.
So type rated FOs but no flying at present? Not being seconded over to VA?

I guess there should be progress getting the B737 on the AOC then?

Seems like the timing is off if they are sitting around doing nothing.
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Old 2nd Apr 2017, 06:12   #9 (permalink)
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The timing is off due to no DPS flying, as DPS was to be the first B737 Destination.

Expect the B737 flying to spool up at the end of this month or early May.
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They apparently recruited one of CASA's top managers to help them get it all done. Started a few months ago so they should be getting close.
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Oh spare me
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If he started a few months ago he has probably just finished sorting out the pens on his desk!
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Latest I heard was tiger staying Airbus and the 737s going back to white with red writing....
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Latest I heard was tiger staying Airbus and the 737s going back to white with red writing....
Only one 737 has returned to VA and it will be heading back to Tiger in May, hence it's flying around (all white) with no markings on it.

The removal of the Tiger A320's is part of the group fleet simplification plan.
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There's a plan BPA?
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So, grab a Virgin 737, paint it into Tiger colours for a few months until things go pear shaped then paint it back into a Virgin for a while until it's time to repaint it back into a Tiger again?!
What a blast for the paint companies
Would love to know how much money and downtime has been spent on paint!
How much does it cost to paint a 737 anyway? Anyone?
Presumably the old paint has to be removed first to maintain payloads? I'm assuming it's hundreds of kilos of paint involved? No idea...
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So, grab a Virgin 737, paint it into Tiger colours for a few months until things go pear shaped then paint it back into a Virgin for a while until it's time to repaint it back into a Tiger again?!
What a blast for the paint companies
Would love to know how much money and downtime has been spent on paint!
How much does it cost to paint a 737 anyway? Anyone?
Presumably the old paint has to be removed first to maintain payloads? I'm assuming it's hundreds of kilos of paint involved? No idea...
It wasn't been painted back into VA colours, it's all white ie they have just removed the Tiger livery.
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Ah, a bit of paint stripper? Not so expensive then. Apologies..
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Not getting why fleet simplification is such a big when you have a 1 type fleet of A320s ?
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have a 1 type fleet of A320s ?
Across the Virgin group. Think of the big picture.
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