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Virgin puts brakes on VARA

Old 3rd Mar 2014, 01:30
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For credibility reasons alone, perhaps KRUSTY could come out and name his sources?.. I'm not close to the action, however have many friends who are and from what I've heard VARA isn't burning cash, in fact their load factors would suggest otherwise.

The VA, VARA, TT relationship has a long way to go..probably not a good idea to get second hand information and relay it on PPRuNe KRUSTY..unless your source is JB or his inner sanctum of management, I'm afraid your credibility is shot.

Run along now....
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Old 3rd Mar 2014, 02:11
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I know many Qlink friends where putting there expressions of interest In for the ATR positions last night !!
Why would they do that?
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Old 3rd Mar 2014, 19:19
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Big difference between Mainline and QLink.

Very doubtful there'll be any operational losses at Link. At the rate crew are leaving, attrition will take care of any excess crew!
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Old 3rd Mar 2014, 20:47
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When you're earning the worst wage on the most profitable aircraft in the group you probably don't have a lot to worry about.
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Old 6th Mar 2014, 09:32
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Not any time in the near future, ATR does not go to ML
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Old 6th Mar 2014, 22:35
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Because it doesn't go now, doesn't mean it's not going to happen soon.
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Old 6th Mar 2014, 22:36
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Anyone know what happened to a certain amount of ATRs today?
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Old 6th Mar 2014, 23:32
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AS68, I'm guessing you're referring to this:

Virgin Australia, safety regulators, wake in fright outback | Plane Talking
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Old 7th Mar 2014, 00:32
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No, there is something else going on involving the ATR...
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Old 7th Mar 2014, 05:28
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Hmmm: BIG WORRIES for new CP

Virgin plane suffers two mid-air incidents, one resulting in woman breaking leg

An investigation is underway into a flight that left a Virgin Australia crew member with a broken leg, and another incident involving the same plane a few days later.
The female crew member was injured when the ATR-72 turbo prop encountered severe turbulence on a flight from Canberra to Sydney last month.
Virgin says the plane was inspected by an engineer and cleared to fly.
Five days later, during a flight to Albury in New South Wales, the pilot reported a possible bird strike.
He later found the aircraft had been damaged.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau says the plane remains on the ground at Albury.
The bureau is interviewing crew and maintenance personnel and examining the flight recorder.

Another " experienced " 457 Visa holder FO at work...
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Old 7th Mar 2014, 05:56
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Dutyofcare, maybe you should wait until the report is published before you jump to conclusions. Until it is, I'll consider the crews involved to be unlucky, not unsafe.
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Old 7th Mar 2014, 07:39
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And it is not going anytime soon!
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Old 7th Mar 2014, 09:14
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Cash flow (+ve/-ve) = LOAD FACTOR x YIELD
Sorry, cashflow positive just means more cash coming in than going out. Doesn't necessarily mean profits.
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Old 7th Mar 2014, 20:35
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Profit/Loss is an indicator of the overall performance of a business for a year. Its a direct measure of whether the company gained or lost ground financially during the period.

Cash flow is a measure of the companies ability to conduct its business, pay bills, repay loans, pay staff etc. This includes procedes from borrowings etc.

VAH made a loss last half, but it actually improved its cash position by about $200m with $933m worth of borrowings. As a result net long term liabilities increased accordingly.

The more liabilities you have the greater the cash position required to prove that business will continue to operate smoothly.

If you compare this to Rex for example the company operates with small cash reserves due to almost no debt position, positive cash is reinvested directly into the company.
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Old 8th Mar 2014, 07:03
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You gotta love such nice posts...

Another " experienced " 457 Visa holder FO at work...

I am delighted to see that someone who can hide behind such an imaginative name ( DutyOf Care ) can enlighten us in such a constructive way.

Though I am a bit disappointed that the ATSB has not offered you a position as a lead investigator yet.
Investigations would be wrapped up swiftly...Just a quick look at a crew member's nationality could suffice.

I am going to refrain myself from falling as low as you and to the invaluable moral dimension of your intervention by wishing you the most amazing international flying career in North Queensland.

May the events of life prevent you from going abroad dear aviator...

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Old 9th Mar 2014, 03:38
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Juzanutherpilot..Yep, your totally correct .. How terribly remiss of me to post such a thing...

I'll try again... The ATR operation is failing, the profits are not there, the yield is poor, pretty soon, VARA will be wrapped up, to make way for more efficient and high yielding airlines...

In my 28 years of flying how could I possibly be so wrong in my assumptions...
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Old 9th Mar 2014, 06:29
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How long before CASA ground this operation? serious incident #4 for the year.
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 05:11
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Can't people even spell and punctuate the English language anymore?

I thought there was a requirement to have a pass in English at least in Year 12
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 06:57
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Come on Westboundflyer, just roll with the punches!

Good mate of mine is a Captain with VA, been there almost since the beginning. You will not find a better aviator than this bloke. But his punctuation and spelling is atrocious.

Having said that, take Normasars's advice. Spell check is your friend.
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Old 13th Mar 2014, 09:20
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Norm, you forgot the full stop.
I know, back in my box...full stop.
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