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Old 21st Jul 2010, 01:16
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I would think the added demand for J class is coming from the LNG and other projects.
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Old 21st Jul 2010, 20:00
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Q400 arrived wednesday afternoon, no doubt will be relegated to page 2 of the local newspapers thanks to the PM's latest faux pas.

Pics on the PX website regarding this aircraft and the other 763.

Im a traditionalist and would have preferred the continuation of the AN callsigns. Me thinks the move to PX is a symbolic change for the company and could see the ATR's come in.
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Old 26th Jul 2010, 09:41
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Heard Alpha November Golf 6397 (Ex Amiri Flt B767) winging it's way across the Arabian Sea direct from UAE to PNG.. non stop last night. Unfortunately due to the insane traffic in the Oman/Bombay FIR area at that time of day (2200 Local), they were held down to FL 270 for the initial cruise. Looks like the rumuors are true!
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Old 26th Jul 2010, 10:50
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I think ANG is the PM's private Jet.
I guess he gets around.
What rumours???
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Old 26th Jul 2010, 11:48
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Boeing landed just after last light at POM in about 10000 octas of smoke, thanks to the locals trying to burn every thing that will burn ! 14 hour ferry I believe. I think the rego is P2-PXV, it is also delinately painted in the new colours as I saw it fly over town just before dark. On another note the Q400 is on line and doing well. I also understand the ATR 42s are looking very positive.
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Old 3rd Aug 2010, 12:32
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P2-PXV flew POM-BNE today for first time.
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Old 6th Aug 2010, 23:33
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Air Nuigini 767 Brisbane 03aug

Link below to Image of the new 767 in new c/s operating its first flight from POM to BNE 03 August:

AIR NUIGINI BOEING 767 300 BNE 03AUG2010 RF IMG_5054.jpg photo - Rob Finlayson photos at pbase.com
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Old 26th Aug 2010, 10:34
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I can only presume from the silence on this subject that the B767 has settled in well to PX operations. The colour scheme looks nice... will they be changing the rest of the company to this scheme or is this just for this one balus?

I still reckon the hostie uniforms with the Bird of Paradise emblazoned down the full length, available in 4 different colours was the best one that PX has had.
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Old 26th Aug 2010, 23:08
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The new Q400 wears the same paint. PMs jet is close. fleet is meant to be changed to wear the new scheme during major maintenance.....but non of the old paint ever got freshened up ever, so it could be a while me thinks.
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Old 30th Aug 2010, 01:17
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Gone a bit quite on the ATR 42 rumour,anyone heard anything ?
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Old 30th Aug 2010, 11:36
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I understand its off again..
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Old 10th Sep 2010, 06:01
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ATR=Aerospatial Transport Regional, yes it is believe it or not a 42 seat aircraft- Twin Turbo prop- made by the French.
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Old 6th Oct 2010, 20:20
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Angel

Anyone heard anything about Viking Twin Otters now ??? WTF !
Sounds like a knee jerk reaction in relation to the cadet pilots not being farmed out to GA anymore.
I can see PX's good safety record going to pek pek pritty quick as I'm sure the companies experienced drivers won't be putting their hands up to go back into the bush doing cash fares.
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Old 12th Oct 2010, 13:48
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Maybe PX is positioning into the GA market in case SQ or EK operate through SIN-POM as was suggested on this forum some time back. If that ever occurred I fear the PX international ops would be decimated.

Interesting development though if the rumor is true. I agree WTF!!
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Old 19th Oct 2010, 00:00
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The new schedule to come out at the end of the month looks pritty creative. Not a lot of fat in it to alow for unexpected problems. Let the christmas fun begin !
On a more positive issue for us pilots,PX have just hired a few new pilots and the ripple effects are starting to take effect with other operators,so in a nutshell there are a few jobs around up here.

I forgot to mention,the 2nd Q400 arrived yesterday.
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Old 19th Oct 2010, 05:38
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Whats happening with the F100s coming or going?
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Old 19th Oct 2010, 05:49
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Any significant changes on the new PX schedule?
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Old 19th Oct 2010, 11:50
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POM-BNE goes to 13 a week with 5 little Fokkers on the run per week .3 of those overnight BNE with a early 8am departure back to POM.
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Old 3rd Dec 2010, 23:51
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Rumour has it that a large number of cadet pilots aren't to happy,has anyone
else heard anything similar ? Not a happy camp from all accounts.
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Old 6th Dec 2010, 11:19
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Just spoke to a mate who works up there for ANG and he recons that not may pilots will be sending any senior management types christmas cards this year. It's a pritty bad state of affairs at the moment for most with large pay cuts on the way for a large amount of the companies pilots. Things aren't rosie in paradise anymore it would appear.

Good luck fellas as I think you might have a unwinable task on your hands.

I wonder if ANG's CEO is good mates with the Jetstar CEO. Certainly a flavour of "let's give the pilots a hard time" going around.
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