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DJ Turboprops announced in Skywest tie up

Old 10th Jan 2011, 04:22
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E190, operating the thin routes which is what they have already started to operate.
I agree - the 190 still has a role - out of PER to the North-West (Newman, Karratha, Broome, Hedland etc) and they are being interchanged with B737 as demand dictates.
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Old 10th Jan 2011, 04:28
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newsensation, I can't see virgin attracting Q400 Qlink guys to another Q400. Their conditions are far superior.

They will come over to jets though. I still wonder where the hell will all the pilots come from?
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Old 10th Jan 2011, 04:48
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Sorry but you misunderstand the mood within the Link. The Engineers are already walking. The Pilots dont have jet progression anyway, staff travel is a joke and they simply have had enough of the Bankstown Aero Club mafia and ready to walk. The flight attendants already walk straight from the aircraft to the carpark after a flight. The mothership needs to have an urgent review of the link management team now before the festering boil explodes.

If they could recapture the mood and drive of Sunstate some years ago , crew would flock to the new venture in droves. The crews already have great corporate knowledge of the proposed routes and aircraft, just need the right people at the top.
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Old 10th Jan 2011, 04:54
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So Skywest will operate the aircraft that are owned and painted in VB colours. Sounds like a simliar setup to one that Qantas currently have, also in Perth.

Will the rest of the Skywest fleet remain in current branding or will they also gain the new VB regional paint job?
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Old 10th Jan 2011, 05:05
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I've flown with a great many ex-Qlink pilots and they all say the sameas Bill.

Even though Skywest will be operating the aircraft and not Virgin Blue, Skywest can still offer progression to a jet (F100 or A320) if thats what you want plus you don't hear many (if any) complaints about the T and C's at Skywest.
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Old 10th Jan 2011, 05:14
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newsensation: doubtful the new props will be painted red. Virgin's new livery is likely to be in a whole new direction to the current colourscheme...
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Old 10th Jan 2011, 05:17
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So with QF buying Network, and DJ making an alliance with XR, I wonder how many PH based QQ pilots are busy updating their resumes right now.
you don't hear many (if any) complaints about the T and C's at Skywest
You most certainly do. Although probably not as much as others.
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Old 10th Jan 2011, 05:34
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the only mistake VB have made so far with choosing a type is the A330. should have gone for 767-400. Very much like a 777. 737-700 and 737-800 aren't really considered different type.
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Old 10th Jan 2011, 06:10
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You might find that this whole operation will be separate to the current XR operation. Hopes of career progression onto larger, faster aircraft types may not be an option.

As mentioned earlier this may be a similar deal to Cobham, who have split up their various operations under different AOC's.
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Old 10th Jan 2011, 06:14
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Would have to be under the same AOC if they want to start operating by mid-year, however could be under a different EBA and move it over to another AOC in the future.
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Old 10th Jan 2011, 06:15
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So many questions, so much speculation.

All will be revealed tonight.

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Old 10th Jan 2011, 06:15
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Yes it will be separate.You will find Skywest will continue as normal with the F100's and F50's and i think you will find that no new turboprops will be based in the West at all.

This will be treated as a separate division of Skywest.
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Old 10th Jan 2011, 06:23
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Australian Aviatation are reporting Skywest also plan to operate the same aircraft type in it's own right on the WA Coastal routes, so it looks like there will be some new turboprops in the West.
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Old 10th Jan 2011, 06:42
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767 was probably the first choice but due to the TARDIS being delayed a decade the cost of a 767 is too much $$$$$$.
TARDIS = 787, both believed to do great things but have you ever seen either one flying?
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Old 10th Jan 2011, 06:59
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So many people speaking with zero authority. Good chuckle though
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Old 10th Jan 2011, 07:04
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B Bill was more referring to Sunstate i suppose. I still cant see Qlink guys going to vb regional. I'm very good at being wrong though lately. They'll be targeting the jet jobs still. Will be interesting from a recruiting perspective.

As for engineers and fa's yes well qlink could find themselves in deepsh!t there.

Empire I think JB wanted 76's but couldn't get them. Someone enlighten me where are they going to park them?

QQ pilots? Well they ain't going to go and fly a Dash 8 are they? I wonder if the penny has dropped over in the west that vb are there to stay. Hellloooo they are bringing a two new types in specifically for one state! Yoohooo...

Skywest TC's? XR320/100 would be the people to ask. They do seem to have quite a few departures these days unlike years ago when basically noone left. Was THE job to have. Ultimately though which regional/charter mob doesn't loose pilots to majors?
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Old 10th Jan 2011, 08:24
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Someone enlighten me where are they going to park them?
If it is Perth you are talking about they will take over parking spots currently allocated to F50's as they get retired?
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Old 10th Jan 2011, 08:46
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B Bill has the right idea, if Qlink can't supply the drivers I'm sure PX will !
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Old 10th Jan 2011, 09:36
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Who is px?
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Old 10th Jan 2011, 09:42
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It will beat flying shit box saabs
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