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Sharp to take over Airlines of Tasmania's routes

Old 14th Jul 2010, 05:18
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Sharp to take over Airlines of Tasmania's routes

Sharp Airlines will take over flight services of Airlines of Tasmania from the 1st September 2010
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Old 14th Jul 2010, 07:19
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So what does that mean for the AOT staff? Have they been taken over as well?
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Old 14th Jul 2010, 07:36
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Does this mean "Pumpkin Head" returns?
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Old 14th Jul 2010, 23:34
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Wo where did you hear that ?? Reasons ??

I did note the dornier for sale recently
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Old 14th Jul 2010, 23:52
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http://sharpairlines.com.au/upload/S..._July_2010.pdf
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Old 15th Jul 2010, 00:03
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Finally, a rumour on PPRuNe that I hope is true.

With any luck the state government will gift the other southern Tasmanian operators routes,aircraft and facilities to Mr Sharp and his professional team.

A sound financial decision by that donkey that sits in the premiers chair and his noddies is long overdue.

(My apologies to four legged donkeys everywhere as they are mostly friendly and quite useful.)
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Old 15th Jul 2010, 02:06
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With any luck the state government will gift the other southern Tasmanian operators routes,aircraft and facilities to Mr Sharp and his professional team.
Thanks to the $1.6 Million, the state government virtually owns the other Tasmanian operator anyway ... perhaps that's not as silly as it sounds.
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Old 15th Jul 2010, 04:48
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What about AoT's Dornier 228?
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What about AoT's Dornier 228?
has been on the market for the last few months. I wonder if thats a clue...
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Old 15th Jul 2010, 07:31
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Get rid of the dinky toy Metro's and bring back the mighty DH114 Heron, nothing like doing IP250/1 limited panel with the old master happily reading the newspaper.

With a bit of luck Robert Redford of the airwaves will get Sharps to introduce the good old Flinders Island Flyaway weekends?

Is Noel Bowland still Aot agent on Flinders?
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Old 15th Jul 2010, 07:36
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Noel is still there!
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Old 15th Jul 2010, 09:56
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Gees Wally, next you will be telling us they have B737's on order!!!!

Who is the "old master"?
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Old 15th Jul 2010, 09:59
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Good on you Sharps.
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Old 15th Jul 2010, 10:35
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Tread cautiously Sharp, the last time a mainland operator took over Tasmanian routes on behalf of another operator, (this being the earlier Airlines of Tasmania) they went broke very quickly. This company being Tamair who also operated Metro aircraft. Tamair's lucrative mainland routes could not withstand the cash drain Tasmania caused them.
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Old 15th Jul 2010, 11:23
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And of course,look what happened to Aus Air. Also don't worry with the Herons, lets get the Shorts back.
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Old 15th Jul 2010, 13:11
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Good riddance to the Dornier, its a bucket of ........! By the sounds of it some pilots have been offered job & others have not. I should know more next week. May explain why little has been done to CCN since its nose wheel collapse.

However the refueller will not be happy, he is not a Metro fan.
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Old 15th Jul 2010, 13:18
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No more Don, what a shame...

Good luck to all the LST crew at AOT, great bunch to deal with.
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Old 16th Jul 2010, 03:47
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Will Sharps be leasing another Metro, or just adjust the flight schedule to make better use of the existing fleet?
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Old 16th Jul 2010, 20:26
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I think one of the main problems with both Tamair and Ausair's experiences in Tasmania were all the marginal routes they were doing. eg Tamair HBA-LST, HBA-DPO-BWT, HBA-SRN. And Ausair MBW-DPO-BWT , MBW-LST. If they had just stuck to the main routes,eg KNS and FLS, they probably would have survived. Anyway good luck to the Sharp guys.
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Old 17th Jul 2010, 06:04
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Why doesn't the YMLT refueller like Metro's?
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