SEA's current fleet is one Shed (Shorts 360)
, 1 San Antonio sewer pipe( Metro 3)
and 1 baby jungle plane (E110)
. Another sewer pipe will join the fleet in December.
The current routes (has of yesterday) were Brisbane to Maryborough and Hervey Bay in the Shed. Brisbane to Thangool in the sewer pipe. The Brisbane to Maroochy shuttle is operated by both the Shed and the sewer pipe. All flights are operated within the Qantas system. The Bandit is the used as a back up aircraft.
The airline currently employs 14 pilots and 4 flight attendants. The Shed and Bandit pilots are based on the Sunshine Coast and the Sewer pilots in Brisbane. Chief Pilot is Chris Thomme and you can send your CV to Sunshine Express Airlines, Terminal Building, Friendship Drive Sunshine Coast Airport, QLD 4564.
Typical roster for the Shed pilots has them starting work at MC at 1200, operate the Shed down to BN and then operate a few returns between BN, MYB and HBA and finish in HBA at 1920. The crew would overnight in HBA and start work again at 0600 the next day and once again operate a few return flights between HBA, MYB and MYB. They would then operate the midday flight back to MC and finish there. Not to hard at all. The Sewer pilots start work at 0520 in BN and operate the BN to TNG and return, they would then operate the mid-morning service to MC and return and finish in BN by 11 am. The after crew would start in BN at 1330, operate a service to MC and then back to BN followed by a return flight to TNG and finish in BN at 1930. Once again not to hard.
SEA is majority owned by Aeromil with Grant Kenny owning the rest. Aeromil are currently in partnership with SIA and have set up the SFC to provide advanced flight training for SIA in four LR45s. Aeromil is also a partner in Alliance. I can tell you nothing is confimerd about SEA and Alliance though there have been numerous rumours whih I think have been started by pilots
, though after what's happened in the last 12 months in aviation anything is possible