Spectators Balcony (Spotters Corner)If you're not a professional pilot but want to discuss issues about the job, this is the best place to loiter. You won't be moved on by 'security' and there'll be plenty of experts to answer any questions.
Yes, I know that the question related to wet-leasing operators like AAI was asked a few weeks ago.
Just curious about how they are doing - is their business increasing or declining like all others? I heard that one of the 767s previously operated for Excel was leaving for an African airline - is that true?
Does this type of business do well in this awful airline environment?
Any AAI pilots out there - how are things for you?
Air atlanta is on deep troubles now. They just lose the two wetleased ac with iberia and another one for saudia. Lots of people has been layed off.the future is very uncertain for this company, right now but i thing they will pick up contracts by the begining of next year. I thing and wish that they will survive as they have very good guys working there.
Looks like they're in the process of closing up their MAN office for the winter, but I suspect that is nothing more then the usual winter close down here. Heard they have nothing now til hajj time in Feb. Best of luck to all.
Itīs not as bad as all that. Manchester was always going to shut down over the winter. IB was a blow and there will be a whole lot more competition for the Hajj work this year BUT Air Atlantaīs strength lies in itīs flexibility. Also, BA and others might be trying to undercut established carriers in the wet-lease market but I highly doubt that they have the right corporate mindset to operate a successful Hajj.
Atlanta has a very flexible workforce and fleet arrangements. If thereīs very little business they should be able to batten down the hatches, "right-size" without punitive cost and be ready to act when the inevitable upturn comes.
Itīs going to be a rough few months for everyone, but Atlanta should have enough work in the pipeline to keep the core of the company intact and ready to grow when times improve.
The Guvnor and 411A love to provoke people, and the only reason I can see is that they are lonely. Guys, get out at night, meet someone and enjoy their company. Take them out to a movie, buy them popcorn, sit close but don't wear cologne that is too strong. After striking out more than once, you will realize that people have feelings. So what I am trying to say is: "Don't gloat!" Sure, some airlines might go down, but don't gloat about it and put people down.
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