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Old 8th Dec 2015, 13:16
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And when all the pilots are gone the little treasures up at Ang haus will scratch their heads and say "Sh!t who do we blame now"
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Old 8th Dec 2015, 21:08
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Seems like the company is incapable of keeping track of these basic details
As usual, the guys at the coal face are maintaining the standards, while the procrastination continues in the tangfu tower.
While all Document holders have an individual responsibility to keep themselves current and legal etc., the Company, as a Certificated Organisation / AOC holder, has an even bigger obligation and responsibility to monitor and keep track of their operating personnel. This being one of the functions of their Quality and Safety Assurance / Safety Management System.
To see such blatant management abrogation of this fundamental requirement really begs the question as to who is 'checking the checkers', from the regulatory area and through the AOC holder.
It was a far superior and more competently manned and managed Organisation in the past. Em tasol.

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Old 9th Dec 2015, 06:44
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So what is King Julien's role in all of this?

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Old 14th Dec 2015, 08:11
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Stumbled over this Airline pays K20m dividend | The National
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Old 17th Dec 2015, 08:28
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Hearing rumours that a new General Manager has been appointed at Link PNG.

Ret Sabala, where are you working these days??????
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Old 18th Jan 2016, 10:40
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So the pay rise (1.7%) is due but those on B scale will not get it yet. Contract anomaly???
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Old 18th Jan 2016, 19:36
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So the pay rise (1.7%) is due but those on B scale will not get it yet. Contract anomaly???
King Julien once told me that "annual" doesn't mean every year, when I queried why my increment hadn't come thru.

I offered to buy him a dictionary.
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Old 19th Jan 2016, 01:17
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Why should the airport be re-vitalized at a cost of 20 Million?

It, as we know, would be for naught, it is not a good place to stopover for fuel/food or lodging the ATC sucks bad and walking out of the terminal is worse than when I was in Kabul or Baghdad. Love the Island but the corupption and the politicians have ruined any chance of PNG every taking the big step forward not matter how much AUSAID they get.
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Old 28th Jan 2016, 09:06
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The legal wheels turn slowly in PNG but turn they do! Court case is pending and should commence in February. Legal Eagles meeting with pilots now. Let the games begin.
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Old 2nd Feb 2016, 20:04
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A long road ahead.

Mid February into the National Court for a hearing, then filing of statements of claim, followed by a directions hearing from which a trial date is to be set.

Expected finalisation of the trial and a decision no later than June.

But it is PNG after all so nothing is certain.

Good luck guys.
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Old 7th Feb 2016, 22:13
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Latest memo from the company says that posting of photos where company uniform has been worn and is clearly visible in social media postings (ie Facebook) will be subject to disciplinary, action including termination.

Must be a bit worried about their reputation maybe??

Or concerned the truth will come out??
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Old 8th Feb 2016, 12:50
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Any truth a PX Fokker was recently used as an "air cart" to start a 737NG, ..... Gossip mill reckons success for the 737 start , but not so good for the poor old Fokker "air cart" .
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Old 10th Feb 2016, 03:42
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NCD (post 197) my sources have confirmed that your suspicions are true. Start date at this point in time is unknown.

Might cause a bit of anguish with a newly won contract or two as word is they changed providers to get away from said new GM of Link PNG.

Some of the Link troops are not very happy at all.

As for the Fokker story, yet to get confirmation.

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Old 10th Feb 2016, 05:42
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Would that be the contract to go into the lik lik ples balus long hela?

I heard the same from a reliable source.
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Old 10th Feb 2016, 19:57
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The air cart rumour mentioned above is no longer a rumour. It is now confirmed.

As is a management proposed single engine ferry of a F100 from Honiara to Port Moresby. Luckily it was vetoed by the fleet manager who at the time was out of country.

A thin white line..............
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Old 10th Feb 2016, 22:18
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Thanks Olderairhead,

Guess the single engine ferry would fit it nicely with the Value Enhancement Programme, 10% saving in fuel to be sure....Oh, but maybe offset a little by the Rolls Royce Tay rebuild.
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Old 13th Feb 2016, 05:21
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More on the VEP.

Without negotiation with either pilot body the board has cut DTA by 10% for up to 8 days and 15% for more than 8 days.

Want a hire car while away on business - then you need approval from the CEO.

Gotta pay for all the cancelled flights somehow I suppose.
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Old 13th Feb 2016, 07:21
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Any truth a PX Fokker was recently used as an "air cart" to start a 737NG, ..... Gossip mill reckons success for the 737 start , but not so good for the poor old Fokker "air cart"
Never heard of that trick before. Request amplification out of sheer curiosity. . Sound like the equivalent of the old Indian rope trick of starting a DC3. Wrap the rope around the spinner, attach the other end to a jeep and drive off. Failing the availability of a jeep, have ten strong men and true, with the chosen hero grabbing one prop blade.
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Old 13th Feb 2016, 22:38
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Centaurus,
found an old Fokker 28 article on line (http://steemrok.com/nw%20san/nw%20f28)....
"there is provision for a 'buddy' start where both engines can be started from a second F.28 by means of connecting pipes. One Airline in Australia requires each of it aircraft to carry such a pile in the event of a rescue operation"

Sounds like a jet version of your Indian rope trick .


@olderairhead.

Without negotiation with either pilot body the board has cut DTA by 10% for up to 8 days and 15% for more than 8 days.
HEADLINE: PX STAFF TO EAT 10-15% LESS TO HELP BOTTOM (LINE).
"BOOM BOOM"
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Old 13th Feb 2016, 23:02
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Here is another link https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightP...20-%200697.PDF

Also awaiting answers from my PX contacts.
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