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Old 21st Nov 2006, 10:30
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Micheal Bridge said on the local news tonight they expect to take delivery in Oct 2007.
My point exactly RENURPP! Within 12 months!!!
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Old 21st Nov 2006, 10:39
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Lets remember the date then. 27th Oct.
They take delivery some time in Oct and you sugest they will be operating it the next day, or even week?
It will be in excess of 12mths even if only slightly.
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Old 21st Nov 2006, 12:22
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Whens the runway at MHU going to be ready anyway to accept the Emb or are the jets planned to start on some other runs first.
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Old 21st Nov 2006, 13:03
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come on RENURRP even if it blows out a couple of days you have to admit it's pretty much on the mark!
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Old 21st Nov 2006, 19:27
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A couple of days, are you joking?
Do you have any idea of what is required when it arrives?
Its not just a matter of here's my new little jet heres the keys boys lets go. It will be over 12 months as I initially said.

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Kunnunurra Broome as well.
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Old 21st Nov 2006, 21:20
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May not take as long as you think. Two other operators plan to introduce the type - also in 2007.
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Old 22nd Nov 2006, 04:35
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will take as long as you think, since Air North have'nt operated jets before.

Case in point; Southern, well established RPT operator taking on jets that were in Oz for decades, NJS was involved in C&T ( helping Southern out )for well over 12 months. Route proving, line training, etc etc, new type into Oz, be surprised if its operating RPT inside of 4 months after it lands. Rennurp could attest to this with the 717/NJS- 3 months to train jet experienced guys, with the sim and all the Jetstar guys readily available in Oz.

Must admit I was surprised to hear about it, 30+ million a piece ( correct me if I'm wrong ) must make for high lease costs, and then counting on just over double the pax on Kun-Brm, guess time will tell.
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Old 22nd Nov 2006, 04:46
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For the money I would have bought 50 - 60 houses in Broome and Karratha and rented them out for $800 a week
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Old 22nd Nov 2006, 05:36
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Must admit I was surprised to hear about it, 30+ million a piece ( correct me if I'm wrong ) must make for high lease costs, and then counting on just over double the pax on Kun-Brm, guess time will tell.
especially when skywest are competing on bme-knx and bme-drw
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Old 22nd Nov 2006, 05:50
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What is it with this psychological division between jets and turboprops? Would people's attitudes be different if Airnorth were getting a 70 seat turboprop like a Dash 8-400?? Maybe it's not only Pax that suffer it...


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Old 22nd Nov 2006, 21:13
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For the money I would have bought 50 - 60 houses in Broome and Karratha and rented them out for $800 a week
given the shortage in BRM I think $800 is a little cheap!

... and let's not forget, they toddle off over the briney to Timor but I bet it doesn't get a gig into ELD MGB or other such salubrious destinations!

Perhaps an alternative return service between DRW, GOV and CNS at differing times to the present would'nt go astray either!
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Old 24th Nov 2006, 05:51
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Whatever Voicey ,$40000 odd a week rent munny is more than any little jet plane gonna rake in.
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Old 24th Nov 2006, 07:08
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Those Jungle Jet 190s are bloody rippers! For something smaller than a 737, it carries a payload of 51.8 tonnes (or so Steve Creedy reckons...).
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Old 24th Nov 2006, 07:14
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I would pay to watch that.
733 MTOW 63 tons
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Old 14th May 2007, 02:37
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new air north jets

well I think the first jet is just the start for air north.
The second and third will be on there way shortly after.

And the bidding starts soon on many routes including argyle to perth. Skywest have had many breakdowns with those F100's and I would asume they will probably lose the contract.
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Old 14th May 2007, 05:20
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Skywest have had many breakdowns with those F100's and I would asume they will probably lose the contract.
You're obviously considering the effect on your aviation compatriots in Skywest... Are you so self-centred that you will clap when a bunch of pilots, FAs and others lose their jobs because of a contract loss?
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Old 14th May 2007, 06:25
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Guess it depends on which side of the fence you are sitting, doesnt it? Many a Airnorth employee would be if jets starting coming thick and fast.
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Old 17th May 2007, 03:02
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How many GOLD BARS does a AirNorth captin wear?

Thunk I saw one in me corner store all done up like a pox doctors clerk...sensible idea i noticed having AIRNORTH REGIONAL AIRLINES printed on the back of the shirt collar ...stop the buggers wearing them out to the boozer

Hmmm... btw what age is retirement for regionals? One joker I know is still flying and im damn sure he was in his fifties in 1984
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Since this thread has been dug up............where is it ( the aeroplane that is )
Still in the container with XRs 320s
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Hate to break the bad news for all those that have no clue whats involved in setting up a High Capacity Jet AOC particularly if the company doesnt already hold a High Capacity AOC which is the case for Air North.

Unless the company is fortunate enough to be able to operate under another companies AOC, which is unlikely, then 3 months from the moment the aircraft arrives on the ramp before it will be revenue flying (Charter Only) assuming everything is done, crews are trained all the boxes are ticked before the proving run, nothing goes wrong and all the boxes get ticked.

I don't think any high capacity AOC holder has ever achieved that, then another 3 months after that before you do it all over again for an RPT AOC and those time frames are generous.

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