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Old 9th May 2013, 05:28
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This thread is hilarious, I love PPRuNe!
 
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Common sense would dictate either keeping the status quo - ie. Cobham operating the Qlink single isle jet, or the acquisition of the staff already operating the Airlink contract.

Its the worst kept secret that the 5 new B717s will be included in the expanded Airlink contract (operated by Cobham). The only question is where will they be based???

C-Series or A319, as has previously been stated, the B717s are being upgraded. They'll be around for a few years yet. So my bet is on the lighter, more efficient C-Series as their eventual replacement.

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Old 10th May 2013, 02:05
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My bet is A318s converted from excess capacity on the order books

With Network crewing them on F100 conditions

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Old 11th May 2013, 15:52
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Poto I have heard from an extremely reliable source very high up in management that Qantaslink will be used to launch Virgin Galactic!
Silly me, I thought Qlinks over exuberant C&T was to get the crews ready for the space shuttle program...duh...

I suppose, since that program's been canned, the Virgin Galactic program makes most sense...unless NASA is looking for it's MARS mission crews...

Hold on to your helmets/DC's/BOSE's/TELEX's...all will soon be revealed via FOSO/FOAB/Geneva MSG/Facebook/Crow..IPAD's...just make sure your astronaut medical is up to date!
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I dont think qlink will ever get jets if the events of the last couple of weeks are anything to go by...heavy landing at moranbah last week heard it was 3.6 G's
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Yeah but didn't national jet have a very heavy landing on the 717 years ago? Not that I think Qlink will ever get jets anyway
 
Old 12th May 2013, 11:38
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Originally Posted by atlas12
Not that I think Qlink will ever get jets anyway
Is that right? What about the 13 B717 they've already got? Not to mention the next five coming from Nov 2013!
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Old 12th May 2013, 12:02
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Haha I think we're all talking about Sunstate/Eastern here
 
Old 12th May 2013, 22:32
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I thought we were talking about Qlink!
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Of course. How could one not have known that the references to QLINK excluded the QLINK jets with QantasLink painted on the fuse!
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Old 12th May 2013, 23:31
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Cool

Ok, I think from the original post #1, the subject of QLink is referred to as SSA/EAA rather than Cobham or Network (and management wonder why we have an identity crisis!).

Evidenced by the mention of our new management (seconded from JQ) CP and CAR217 manager, who are the regulatory postholders for SSA/EAA and (as far as I'm aware) NO regulatory oversight with NJS or Network; the ex-EK drivers coming back home and working for SSA/EAA (any come home for NJS or Network? - I know you can't suggest anything solely on this fact, was just a reference to the original post); the new 'Training and Policy Development Specialist' requiring the experience that was aforementioned in the subsequent vacancy notice (don't think that position was advertised with NJS or Network either) and yes, well aware it could be just jobs for mates, but you can't overlook that this was only advertised in SSA/EAA circles.

Happy to be correct by Capt Claret et al...just be gentle

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Claret, I think you're confusing Qantas Airlink (Cobham) with Qantaslink (Sunnies/Eastern).
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any come home for NJS or Network?
Yes. Although this probably just means that NJS or Network are going to get A380s
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You think so do ya Bloggs?

I don't.

When I hear of or read QantasLink, I think of the entity, as described thus, on the Qantas website:
QantasLink is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qantas Airways and Australia's largest regional airline. It operates around 2,000 flights each week to nearly 50 metropolitan and regional destinations across Australia. QantasLink is comprised of three different regional airlines - Airlink, Eastern Australia Airlines and Sunstate Airlines.


Qantas definition of QantasLink and they should know 'cause it's their baby!

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When did Network become part of Qlink?

If there is an identity crisis it's of your own making.

Network = Network

SuNstate, Eastern and Airlink (Natonal Jet Systems) = Qantaslink

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Old 13th May 2013, 05:01
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Yes yes yes Clarrie, I understand that, but in the context of this thread, Cobham and Sunnies/Eastern are different kettles of fish.
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Apparently an Embraer in Jetstar colours was last night spotted in Singapore parked at Bay C25?

More likely the Orange Cancer will be spreading to QLink rather than QLink getting jets.
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I Dont know if that was a wind up but you have probably beaten me to it.
I was going to say/am saying, he is probably going to set up a Jetstar NZ op with the Dash
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Photos or it didn't happen!

Is that like that 74 in AVV painted in JQ colours?!?
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QantasLink is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qantas Airways and Australia's largest regional airline. It operates around 2,000 flights each week to nearly 50 metropolitan and regional destinations across Australia. QantasLink is comprised of three different regional airlines - Airlink, Eastern Australia Airlines and Sunstate Airlines.
Remember Cobham contract to Airlink to supply crews etc to qantaslink services, they are not owned and can be cut out with the movement of a pen. If Qantas management can make a bigger buck by bringing all flying inhouse (read, by owned companies) they will! I dont think the Cobham to Airlink contract will end anytime soon but it wont get any bigger.
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