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Old 24th Aug 2019, 04:50
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Originally Posted by Chocks Away View Post
Amen, Smiling Monkey... blind Freddy could have told anyone that and it's great that it's finally out in the open.
It wasn't only the Bristow "Fixed Wing" Manager's ineptiude but alot of the office management @ ScareNorth that required "Don't Come Monday" letters!
Sadly, a once great Regional operator is on it's knees and in question.

Nice quick move by Babcock with a couple of fresh looking "whirly-birds" in Karratha, after Bristow packed up two of it's Pumas. What happened there?
Babcock won a longterm contract for Santos supplying 2 x AW139's for offshore operations from YKTA.

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Old 6th Sep 2019, 23:53
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Any updates on potential buyers for Air North?
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Old 25th Oct 2019, 07:48
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VH-ANF appears to have had it's livery painted over and according to Flight aware is currently enroute to Senai / Jahor Bahru in Malaysia. Anyone got any goss?
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Old 25th Oct 2019, 08:07
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I believe it is heading off to be scrapped.
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Old 25th Oct 2019, 09:23
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Scrapped? Itís only 15 years old according to the propaganda that I got out of the google machine, maybe off lease or sold?

What kind of hours and cycles would it have?

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Old 25th Oct 2019, 12:08
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Certainly not flown as hard as some locoís here, but they are costly to fix in general day to day operations. Virgin and JetBlue walked away due to engineering reasons.

If itís a case of what I assume is non existent maintenance or just neglect in general then itís probably cheaper to buy a new one.
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Old 29th May 2020, 09:14
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Air North seems to be back on its feet again. Do they have new owners?
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Old 29th May 2020, 10:10
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Might be a few highly experienced pilots around now who would be willing to move to Darwin and fly a Metro!!!!

Never flown anything with a Garret in it, however itís inviting - at least they go fast......
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Old 29th May 2020, 11:26
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Was VH-ANF scrapped ?. What does the existing Airnorth fleet consist of ?
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Old 29th May 2020, 11:48
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According to Flight Radar 24 they still have quite a few aircraft operating throughout the NT, WA and QLD.

E-Jets and Braz's, the Metro's are still parked up in Darwin.
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Old 30th May 2020, 05:25
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TL has secured some short term charter work for the resources industry which is keeping it busy. TL's 4 E Jets are quite busy.
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Old 30th Mar 2021, 07:56
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So the Townsville refueller said that an Ejet is out of action at Airnorth for a while so another Ejet operator is jumping into the breach..
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Old 30th Mar 2021, 09:26
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Alliance have been covering for Air North out of both DRW and WTB (Wellcamp) for quite a while now
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Old 31st Mar 2021, 06:06
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Originally Posted by Icarus2001 View Post
So the Townsville refueller said that an Ejet is out of action at Airnorth for a while so another Ejet operator is jumping into the breach..
Is that why the Air Kiribati jet has not doe a run to Tarawa for a while?
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Old 31st Mar 2021, 18:36
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PHI

PHI should buy Air North from the sowing dying Bristow
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Old 31st Mar 2021, 21:48
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Originally Posted by wheels_down View Post
Certainly not flown as hard as some locoís here, but they are costly to fix in general day to day operations. Virgin and JetBlue walked away due to engineering reasons.

If itís a case of what I assume is non existent maintenance or just neglect in general then itís probably cheaper to buy a new one.
JetBlue will have been operating the 190 for 20 years when they get phased out. There was no walking away.
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 01:52
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Metros on the move.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VHANY
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Old 9th Apr 2021, 06:23
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Word on the street, is that they have been purchased by Sharp Airlines.
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Old 9th Apr 2021, 07:10
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PHI should buy Air North from the sowing dying Bristow
Why? There is nothing much to buy.

The TL contract with an oil and gas company finishes soon which will hurt TL revenue badly. Most of the routes TL flies with the 170s can be serviced by QF/Alliance/ Vara which could further hurt.
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Old 9th Apr 2021, 07:45
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PHI should buy Air North from the sowing dying Bristow
Bristow is already dead.
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