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Old 21st Jan 2017, 22:32
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Negotiations? Hahahahahahaha

Best joke I have heard for a very long time.
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Old 23rd Jan 2017, 03:21
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How many Captains on the Q400 Fleet these days?
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Old 23rd Jan 2017, 03:27
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I'm not sure you could call one Q400 a 'fleet' Mangi Fokker
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Old 24th Jan 2017, 17:18
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I think the PX AOC and suite of PNG CASA Approved manuals would dictate that. Although I'm not sure who occupies the Fleet Manager and Check Capt positions.
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Old 25th Jan 2017, 04:51
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Originally Posted by Mangi Fokker View Post
I think the PX AOC and suite of PNG CASA Approved manuals would dictate that. Although I'm not sure who occupies the Fleet Manager and Check Capt positions.
Only one captain left on Q400. No check and training - no fleet captain. Must be great fun for him. But how can you call that a fleet.
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Old 27th Jan 2017, 09:41
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P2-ANH was sighted in DRW late this arvo. Thought it might have been on a recruiting roadshow trying to tap into the fresh CPLs door knocking the GA operators.
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Old 28th Jan 2017, 01:48
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P2-ANH was sighted in DRW late this arvo. Thought it might have been on a recruiting roadshow trying to tap into the fresh CPLs door knocking the GA operators.
It was at DPS earlier in the day - I thought it was going back to POM when I saw it but interesting that it stopped at DRW.
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Old 28th Jan 2017, 03:07
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On the way back from Fokker Services at Seletar - probably C Check, if it is a normal Fokker Services check then it will have been away that long PX have probably forgotten they own it.
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Old 31st Jan 2017, 11:37
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Court case Start's tomorrow and is scheduled for 3 days, 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Will post updates as they come to hand.
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Old 31st Jan 2017, 21:34
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Poxie are going in with the big guns - they have employed a Queens Council from Australia to defend them over the next 3 days.

Also seems like the internal cancer is spreading - joining the long list of resignations, 2 expat ops managers have now resigned and are returning to the sub continent.

As for flight cancellations they are a daily occurrence with no-one batting an eyelid as it is considered to be "ops normal".

With reference to the sole remaining Q400 the board has decreed that it shall remain in operation with it's one Captain. Interestingly he is off to do a sim check conducted by a Checkie who left the fleet 10 - 12 months ago and is now on the Fokker fleet!!

Poxie standards at their best.
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 04:05
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Did anyone turn up to court today or has a new date been set?
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Old 2nd Feb 2017, 09:30
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Just in:

THE case went ahead as planned with the pilots taking the witness stand on the first day and the world's best HR manager and Toofar today.

All witnesses were cross examined.

Summations are tomorrow with an anticipated decision in "about a week"

I believe the evidence given by Looneygona actually worked in the pilot's favour but time will tell.
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Old 3rd Feb 2017, 03:30
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Final submission were heard today and decision "expected to be 2 - 4 weeks"

Aside from the case I was informed by a very a reliable source that 2 of the terminated pilots who called in sick recently had gained employment with opposition companies. Both have now been terminated. I am led to believe it is because poxie put pressure on the guvment to have them terminated.

Also have it from extremely reliable source that those companies have been told they are now not permitted to employ any pilot from poxie!

On a final note reports have been filtering thru that when flights arrive at FMS in the middle of the night there is only 1 light working on the PAPI.

FMS, which comes under USA admin, will not issue a NOTAM. Poxie is aware of this yet still roster flights knowing that there is no approach lighting system. Unfortunately flight crew do not have a leg to stand on by refusing to conduct the flights as there is no NOTAM but knowing full well that there is no functioning approach lighting.

If only the fleet office and CP could put pressure on the company to stop this madness before an accident occurs.

Ahh poxie flight standards at it's best.
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Old 3rd Feb 2017, 07:53
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I hear the Q400 fleet is currently U/S in Wewak awaiting an engine.
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Old 5th Feb 2017, 04:02
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A number of the terminated pilots have been recruited by the new airline Wantok Air formally TA.. and a number of pilots from Link & ANG have been for interviews in Dec/Jan.
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Old 6th Feb 2017, 00:41
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EBK

Hearing the same as you, a real shame when the Flag carrying National Airline (i.e. Air Niugini) is so ill regarded that a start up such a Wantok Air may become the preferred employer.

But then it was also a real shame that the only way the guys could talk with Management about work conditions was to take the company to the National Court. .....btw any outcome yet.
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Old 6th Feb 2017, 02:38
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Been told Judge is fairly quick in making decisions and expect maybe 2 - 4 weeks.
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Old 7th Feb 2017, 09:41
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The national pilots lost their court case according Facebook.

Sorry Nogot hyperlink.
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Old 7th Feb 2017, 13:21
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Ref the Duck post...not Facebook but one I found at Loop PNG.

http://www.looppng.com/png-news/px-p...iewable”-51827
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Old 7th Feb 2017, 21:28
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The insanity continues at PX.

Just received a pilots roster that has 87 sectors in 15 days of flying!! They do not have enough pilots and are flogging those that are there while 8 remain terminated because they called in sick.

Recent report also tells me that the "blue shirts" no longer work night shift only leaving the already overworked LAME's to not only do the maintenance but also the task of re-positioning a/c around the bays and hangars. HR at it's best.

But then again with a record being set recently with 9 out of 11 Fokkers U/S on the same day along with continual cancellations, the inability to recruit and not required to justify the non service to passengers, one wonders where it will all end.
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