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Old 24th Nov 2009, 00:44
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Heavylift Airlines

Well whats going on, since they sold Ozjet? I've been following HeavyLift posters comments he recently had the following to say:

The Belfast is on a 121 certificate and will be crew training in a couple of weeks, for the new transport contract starting February. Several Captains/FO/and FEs are rated and also fly the 727s.

Lots of support from the UK vendors and truck loads of spares and engines. 10 years to run at least.

Since Geoff Leach ran away ( tried to take over the running of the company rather than fixing the planes ) the dispatch has gone back to 100% on all birds especially the 727s. He was penny wise pound foolish.

Working on grubby cessna's ( all different colours ) out in the bush now.
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HeavyLift getting another two B727-200Fs in BNE shortly the 727-100 going to operate ex PNG
Seems that the cargo carrier is certainly looking up?
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Old 24th Nov 2009, 01:50
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How can these aeroplanes still be serviceable when they sit around doing nothing for huge periods of time.
The ones in CNS must be full of corrosion
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Old 24th Nov 2009, 15:09
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Aircraft can quiet comfortably sit around for extended periods as long as they are looked after and idle maintenance is attended to., there are several other technical terms to address this

What makes you think CNS machines must be full of corrosion ?!

Smoothie.,.,.,
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Old 24th Nov 2009, 18:26
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In the last few months I have seen many adds for 727 crew for cargo ops , so yes that is most certainly tue the old birds are still sort after and operating
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Old 25th Nov 2009, 04:45
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Whats wrong with cessna's? i see the WACO Geoff had has now gone back to NZ. What happened to the stearman he had? i think it was the first one in australia.
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Old 28th Nov 2009, 00:31
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Airlines fly aircraft halfway around the world to find a dry climate to store them. Cairns must be one of the lousiest places to store an aircraft long term, similar to Jakarta for instance. Just have a look at the condition of aircraft stored there for extended periods...!
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Old 3rd Dec 2009, 01:25
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Any Truth To This Rumour

Rec'd a call from PNG this morning to tell me HL had gone into Liquidation....
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Old 3rd Dec 2009, 02:59
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Old 3rd Dec 2009, 07:06
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Skystar, that link doesn't say much. Which Heavylift has gone down the toilet? Heavylift in Australia, the one in Sierra Leone, the one in the Phillipines, the one in Sharjah, the one with the post office box in the Cayman Islands, the one in the ATO's gunsights or the one CASA seem to think is squeaky clean?
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They're probably all one and the same!
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Old 3rd Dec 2009, 08:26
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Actually in this part of the world there is "Hevilift" which is part of the Regional Aviation Group and then there is "Heavylift Cargo Airlines".

One is predominately Helicopters and the other is predominately B727 freighters.

Lots of other Heavy Lifts around the world as well.

BTW, Hevilift is a player in PNG.
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Old 3rd Dec 2009, 09:00
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Heavylift Cargo airlines flew out this arvo around 4.30pm BNE TO POM as per normal with their 727-100F.
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Old 3rd Dec 2009, 21:20
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It's In The Paper

Apparently it's the Regional Aviation Group and it must be true, according to my caller in PNG it's in the Paper
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Old 4th Dec 2009, 03:24
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It's In The Paper
Apparently it's the Regional Aviation Group and it must be true, according to my caller in PNG it's in the Paper
Wow, that's a big loss.

They belonged to the Swires Group who wouldn't tolerate any long term bleeding.

Maybe Pacific Helicopters will pick up some of the pieces.
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Old 4th Dec 2009, 05:54
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If TRU

Perhaps best to change the thread name to Hevilift if that's the case, which is a subsidiary of the Regional Aviation Group. Sad if true, though I would not have the same sadness for the other 727 freight operator.
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Old 4th Dec 2009, 22:49
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What paper was the report in? Any links?
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Old 5th Dec 2009, 14:45
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Hevilift - Well they are still flying in PNG !!
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So what's happening with the Australian Hevilift with the 727s?

CASA have been after them for a while over a number of issues, using overseas AOC for convenience, no SIM recurrency training etc.

Some friends of crew don't speak very highly of them or their regularity of payment.
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Old 8th Dec 2009, 01:45
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How come CASA allow HeavyLift Cargo to park their 727's and Belfast in Australia full time when they are not on the Aussie register and have to comply with all the rules the VH Boys have to..........it's a joke
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From today's Post-Courier

MRDC buys half of Hevi-Lift aviation
By JONATHAN FARAPO
THE Mineral Resource Development Company Limited (MRDC) announced a 50 per cent share acquisition of Hevi-Lift regional aviation yesterday making the trustee organisation a major shareholder of the company.
Managing director of MRDC Augustine Mano said MRDCís strategic buy-in made it the new part owners of Hevi-Lift and equal partners in the companyís operations.
Interest groups represented in the Hevi-Lift share acquisition include Petroleum Resources Kutubu Limited (PRK), Petroleum Resources Gobe Limited (PRG), Petroelum Resources Moran Limited (PRM), and Mineral Resource Star Mountain Lim-ited(MRSM).
The deal was sealed last week after six months of negotiations. It will also introduce a training program to help Papua New Guineans to progress in various fields of the aviation industry.
Mr Mano said that the share acquisition also marked a milestone in the resource companyís history with three of the six board members of Hevi-Lift coming from MRDC. He said in a statement that MRDC welcomed the partnership with Hevi-Lift not only for the exciting business opportunities it presented but also for the future training and employment opportunities that would result from the investment.
ďMRDCís investment not only fits well with its objective to improve the value of the company through supporting the current minerals and resource development within the region but provides us with an opportunity to address the long term commitment to our stakeholders to provide employment and other business opportunities that the resource projects will provide,Ē he said.
Hevi-Liftís managing director Paul Booij said MRDCís investment in his company was an exciting development that would provide an opportunity to promote the human resource in PNG. He said the company sought to develop a comprehensive training program with their core business targeting the resource sector.
ďWe are very excited about this investment and are looking forward to being part of a new future,Ē he said.
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