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Old 29th Aug 2011, 13:00
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Old 29th Aug 2011, 13:55
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Sydney Port Macquarie eff 19OCT11
DJ1188 PQQ1255 1400SYD AT7 D

Sydney Canberra eff 30OCT11 (Below are flights currently loaded with ATR72 in Amadeus timetable display)
DJ632 SYD0805 0900CBR AT7 D
DJ642 SYD1105 1200CBR AT7 D
DJ664 SYD1805 1900CBR AT7 6

DJ627 CBR0630 0720SYD AT7 x67
DJ639 CBR0930 1020SYD AT7 D
DJ647 CBR1230 1320SYD AT7 D
DJ655 CBR1530 1620SYD AT7 D
DJ673 CBR2100 2150SYD AT7 5
Will the ATRs fly using rego or Virgin1188etc as their a/g RT?
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Old 29th Aug 2011, 14:55
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When the ATR landed in Brissie the other night it was using the call sign "Southern Cross XXXX".
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Old 29th Aug 2011, 19:13
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Southern Cross Aviation ferried the aircraft to Australia, hence the Southern Cross callsign.
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Old 29th Aug 2011, 21:20
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Route proving flights in/out of BNE over the last few days have been using the rego as a callsign.
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Old 30th Aug 2011, 02:41
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Yes but the paper work shows OZW.

I wonder if they will call up as Skywest when they commence RPT flights ??
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Old 30th Aug 2011, 07:20
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question of Canberra rostering

So will the crew from Canberra be getting dizzy from multiple CB-Sy flights every day of the week do you think, or will they transit Sy to other ports? The boredom of CB-Sy might become a real issue short term. I hear a testing will be done in a synthetic trainer in REdcliffe??? Is this true???
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Old 30th Aug 2011, 08:28
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Why would Virgin be appended to the ATRs when they are effectively a different business? I'm only presuming this by just looking at the Virgin Group's list of different businesses and associated callsigns...
Virgin = Virgin (duh)
Bluebird = Pacific Blue
Bluey = Pacific Blue flight operated by Virgin Australia crews
V Oz = V Australia.

Same applies to Qantas and QantasLink. Imagine a mainline driver hearing those 'turboprop riff-raff' using a Qantas callsign (But then, go figure about Jetconnect).

Just my two cents worth, happy to be corrected.

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Old 8th Sep 2011, 01:59
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Interview process

I am interested in applying for a DEC position for the Canberra basing.
Can anyone here shed some light on the interview procedure/timetable with Skywest?
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Old 8th Sep 2011, 09:43
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I don't see the crew getting bored doing the CBR-SYD shuttles, we already have the same aircraft coming through CBR at least 4 times a day on that run I believe. I see the same regos appear an awful lot on that run. ZHE rings a bell, but haven't been paying that much attention.
If boredom is to be an issue, it will be existent already.
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Old 8th Sep 2011, 10:09
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Same applies to Qantas and QantasLink. Imagine a mainline driver hearing those 'turboprop riff-raff' using a Qantas callsign (But then, go figure about Jetconnect).
Jetconnect,
....and Atlas Air,
....and Express Freighters!
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Old 8th Sep 2011, 11:53
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Doing Cb-Sy all day would never be boring
Getting into Sy is different every time!
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Old 8th Sep 2011, 12:06
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I hear a testing will be done in a synthetic trainer in REdcliffe???
MMA's Link Trainer. That'll sort you younguns out!
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Old 13th Sep 2011, 12:06
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ATR

Hey Guys,

Just wondering if anyone would care to share any interview stuff....panel...technical...sim ride???
Been applying...and they haven't said no yet....ATRS sounds very interesting...

Thanks and happy landings
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Old 17th Sep 2011, 03:36
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I spent some time in and around the ATR during the week, I like it very much. Cabin room is as good as the E170/190 and the seats have a little more leg room.
Everyone thinks they look like a mini C130, they are a BIG turboprop. I'm 6ft tall so you can use that for scale:
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Have commenced ops from SYD, flying with VOZ flight number with an "S" appended. I hear the ATR crews seem ill-prepared for Sydney, poor knowledge of taxi routes, transponder procedures, notifying bay numbers.
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There were 30 to 40 Virgin Australia pilots (Capts and FO's) who put EOI's in to go over to the ATR at Skywest for 2 years, to assist with the start up. But Skywest new better and took none, now it seems the operation is less than professional.
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Old 26th Oct 2011, 13:32
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Saw the ATR in operation the other day, were the crew suppose to be wearing Virgin's uniform or their own? The crew I saw were wearing different to the nice red dress that the virgin crew wears.
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There were 30 to 40 Virgin Australia pilots (Capts and FO's) who put EOI's in to go over to the ATR at Skywest for 2 years, to assist with the start up. But Skywest new better and took none, now it seems the operation is less than professional.
Wow Gafa, you seem a bit jaded from your two Skywest posts from yesterday. Got overlooked huh?
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The moment has finally arrived and SkyWest (SXR) is operating, for the first time ever, in east coast regional markets on behalf of Virgin Australia (DJ).

I wish the SkyWest operational people well, but this will be very interesting and in the end there will be much pain. Why? If you are interested in the fundamentals of this 'tussle' please review my earlier observations on pages 6 and 7, as nothing has changed.

The ultimate winner of the forthcoming 'war' will be the operator with the deepest pockets (Qantaslink or SkyWest?) and there are no prizes for guessing who has the most $$$.

Since my posts on pages 6 and 7 there have been 3 other significant developments that will have a very big impact on 'the battle' going forward.

Firstly, within a few weeks of the joint SXR/DJ joint venture announcement, Qantas announced they had bought Network Aviation in Perth and then followed up with another press release confirming they were buying 10 Fokker 100's for Network to further contest the FIFO markets in WA.

Secondly, Qantaslink has announced within recent weeks they are moving 2 x 717's to Brisbane to expand and support the Q400 coverage of Qantaslink in the QLD regional markets.

Finally, SXR's financials have just been posted on the ASX website showing among other things the split of their revenue streams, between WA FIFO work (which will ultimately be impacted by the expansion of Network with the Fokker 100's - Don't forget the former SkyWest guru, Hugh Davin, is now working for Qantaslink in WA), RPT revenue, their profit and dividend for the year, as well as few important notes confirming SXR and NOT DJ is responsible for paying the ATR leases and other costs.

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