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Old 31st Aug 2014, 09:50
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Did I hear correct?
APNG are hiring again?
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Old 31st Aug 2014, 11:23
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Looking at whats going on next door might be some musical chairs coming up again. One thing that's certain for sure is that the T&Cs won't be improving for the airline guys in PNG anytime soon.
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Old 31st Aug 2014, 11:56
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Mmm indeed Duck... Air Nogot just put out a shot across the bow for expats (much like the Fiji sideshow), so it will be interesting to see what's in store for Balus.

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Old 5th Sep 2014, 12:26
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Is this one of the reasons why the annual report hasn't been released??

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Old 6th Sep 2014, 11:20
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Big announcement never happened it is PNG after all. I think they are still in a trading holt. I guess they just hope no one notices. Not much fun being a public company when you are bleeding.
Good sleuth work Cactus, I reckon there will be many law suits over that prang. On the other side I reckon Airlines of PNG will counter sue the manufacturer, and the lawyers will get richer.
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Old 6th Sep 2014, 12:15
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and the lawyers will get richer.
And in any action, that's about all that will ever happen!
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Ain't that the truth Pinky. Geeup, they are hiring again they advertised the other day in the local "Rag". Amazing!!! What management school did these people attend. At least the plots know what they are doing.
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Old 7th Sep 2014, 03:56
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Amazing!!! What management school did these people attend. At least the plots know what they are doing.
Here here. They attended 'the management school of mumbo jumbo'. And yes, at least the higher percentage of the pilots know what they are doing otherwise it would have been 'lights out' years ago.
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Old 7th Sep 2014, 13:50
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APNG announcement this month and Skytrans special audit by CASA

Ret, the APNG announcement is planned for this month, a little later than expected, but it is imminent. By law they can't defer the publication of the annual report too much longer, and Pinocchio is busy fine tuning (well trying to fine tune) the finer details.
Their brothers at Skytrans have a special CASA audit starting Tuesday in Cairns. They were only audited 6 months ago or so, and now a special audit comprising AOC and parts 142 and 145 is about to begin. Naturally head office have been scurrying about for 2 weeks in a mad panic, tidying the furniture, asking pilots to have their uniforms ironed, been busy 'sweeping', you know all of those things. Funny that, I've never understood why people who supposedly know what they're doing and are acting compliantly would need to panic so feverishly before an audit? Anyway, it's a big few weeks ahead for he entrepreneur and the school teacher, maybe the cardboard cutout and the ex Gladstone check-in agent will lead the parade?
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Old 10th Sep 2014, 04:02
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Why would APNG hire the ex PX expats? APNG recently got rid of experienced expats to save money, so I can't imagine Captain TCAS and Pinocchio employing more skilled pilots.
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Old 10th Sep 2014, 05:35
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Originally Posted by Cactusjack:8649092
Why would APNG hire the ex PX expats? APNG recently got rid of experienced expats to save money, so I can't imagine Captain TCAS and Pinocchio employing more skilled pilots.
If the PX guys are willing to move across on the APNG B scale contract they might!
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You mean C scale
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Old 13th Sep 2014, 22:00
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777tinpis; C scale with this crowd and their morals you would be lucky not to be paying for your ATR endorsement, and paying to work. They will certainly plumb whatever depths they can get away with.
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Old 14th Sep 2014, 09:36
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If Pinochio and Capt TCAS have it there way they will have any new starter put on 'Z' scale pay. The only way you will earn decent pay at APNG is if you are part of the 'inner sanctum', and even that comes with a risk if you are not a blood relative! Anyway, I hear the Skytrans audit last week was shall we say, interesting! Well at least that was the word around the bar!!
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One bit of silver remains

Apparently only one family owned aircraft left in the Skytrans fleet. Delta heading across to PER at a bargain basement price or so the story goes. The family Super must be looking shaky!
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Simon says - Let's sell another asset

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Apparently only one family owned aircraft left in the Skytrans fleet. Delta heading across to PER at a bargain basement price or so the story goes. The family Super must be looking shaky!
Sold as scrap metal or sold to a museum?? Interesting how all owned aircraft have been sold, the Bentley has been sold, even the Cairns house on the hill has been sold? Why dispose of assets? They certainly are 'unique people', what's next, perhaps all the signed football jerseys in the boardroom will find their way onto EBay?
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Old 16th Sep 2014, 06:18
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How much longer can APNG last?
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Indeed how long can Apng and Skytrans last? It certainly looks ominous. APNG funded Skytrans for many years, now it is also losing money. The economies of both countries are experiencing slow downs because of the reduction of expenditure as the mining boom goes from construction to supply. All the aircraft are old, most leased, and not much silver in the war chest by the sounds of it.
On the plus side the flying is still there in PNG, someone will have to do it. APNG provide services and connections to many small communities. I feel it is the managment that let them down; no commitment. Why would you when you are working for a company that has no regard for anything but the mighty $$.
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Old 17th Sep 2014, 02:09
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Local communities are the ones who suffer

Indeed it does look ominous Ret;
Indeed how long can Apng and Skytrans last? It certainly looks ominous.
Seems the local Mayor is a bit pissed off with them as well;

Roma makes bid for Qantas link | Toowoomba Chronicle

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Roma makes bid for Qantas link
Chris Calcino (10th September 2014 6:00 AM)

QANTASLINK is eyeing western-Queensland mining centre Roma for a regular flight path from Wellcamp Airport.
Maranoa Regional Council has been pushing for air links between Toowoomba and Roma since Skytrans shelved flights in April.
Mayor Rob Loughnan said passenger numbers at Roma Airport in August had increased by 30 per cent since last year.
He said Qantas boss Alan Joyce had reassured council the company was "very interested in routes like ours".
"We were very disappointed when the Skytrans route fell over. It was probably a bit hasty, not to put too fine a point on it," he said.
"We're very hopeful of tapping into that market in the future.
"Qantas obviously has to do its business case but I'm confident we have a market for them."
Flight frequency and just how long the proposed route remains open would depend on the shelf-life of the mining industry in the state's west.
Cr Loughnan said provisions were in place to cater for an inevitable drop in numbers.
"There is no doubt that it will taper off, but the airport has been designed to manage that," he said.
"We haven't over-engineered the airport".
Never a good thing to upset and let down local communities. They have long memories!
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Old 17th Sep 2014, 02:40
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Call in Jetgo....
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