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Old 7th Feb 2017, 22:14
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Airhead,seems at the current rate,it would have to end fairly soon?
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Old 7th Feb 2017, 23:05
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Just received a pilots roster that has 87 sectors in 15 days of flying!
15 X 6 sector days, those guys will be like zombies. I feel I've worked hard if I get 3 X 4 sector days in a month.

Next step is money runs out, bills and wages don't get paid and the creditors move in.
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Old 8th Feb 2017, 08:45
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Next step is money runs out, bills and wages don't get paid and the creditors move in.
Or all the pilots leave.
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Old 8th Feb 2017, 10:15
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It's owned by the guvumunt, the Kina will never run out - unless the right people are in power!!!! Election in a few months............
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Old 8th Feb 2017, 11:34
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But the funny thing is crewnet still shows all 8 "terminated" pilots to still be on the roster and rostered on reserve as well as reports saying they are all still on full pay!

A HR coup? We didn't sack them so we can't be found guilty?!?

Loonygona can't be that clever can he???
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Old 8th Feb 2017, 11:52
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The PNG government is broke and can't pay wages on time for civil servants so it's ability to prop up ANG is not infinite given the eye watering bills an airline can generate.

Once insurance coverage runs out, international operations will have to cease. Expect to see very close surveillance from CASA and the other authorities in countries on the network in the meantime.

Unpaid fuel bills, airport charges and maintenance costs will soon have creditors circling over the carcass. Any leased aircraft will soon be repossessed.

With the difficulty in remitting money it would be very difficult to find any foreign airline to step in and get things back on track.

I doubt even the unmentionable one of the ME3 would be interested.
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Old 9th Feb 2017, 10:49
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Simon my Boy......seems to me you have not got the right stuff! Time to retire mithinks.
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Old 10th Feb 2017, 03:17
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ANG will survive.
It will just shrink back to its previous size with cheaper cadet labour.
And expats willing to work on B Scale.
The Government will take that as a victory / success
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Old 12th Feb 2017, 04:26
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So it is not that 104 pilots have left the company because of conditions that have caused flight cancellations but a worldwide pilot shortage!

Air Niugini says there is a global shortage on airline pilots therefore it is taking steps to review its terms and conditions with a view to retain those it has at the same time attract new ones.

The firm said there has not been any reduction in its requirement in terms of pilot experience nor will there be. Further that it continues to spend millions of kina on pilot training abroad with the latest batch due to return to the country later this year.

The airline was responding to allegations that had been raised by a frequent flyer and resource advocate Simon Ekanda.

Ekanda had alleged that the national airline Air Niugini has been in total disarray for the last six months.

Ekenda said that information he had received indicates serious problems that would compromise safety and performance of Air Niugini.

He claimed Air Niugini’s on time performance had dropped to below 70 percent while cancellation and delays of flights and the boarding of aircraft had become frequent.

He said these disruptions were impacting the airline users.

He had called on the Minister for Public Investment and State Enterprises and the Air Niugini board to clarify if indeed there is a shortage of pilots and if this is due to management issues.

The airline’s management in response confirmed that some domestic flights had been cancelled over the last few weeks.

It stated the cause for these cancellations included aircraft becoming unserviceable, operating crew falling sick, bad weather, crew reaching their maximum allowable operating hours, and airport infrastructure issues.

“When these issues occur Air Niugini has strict safety standards which are never compromised – it is always better to cancel a flight and protect safety standards than to take risk.

“The airline deeply regrets the inconvenience that cancellations can cause, and is actively addressing the root cause of the issue. However it will never compromise on safety standards.

“The airline regrets the recent spate of flight disruptions, but is confident that the steps now taken will see these rectified,” the management said.

The airline had stated that in 2016 it achieved an on time performance of 83 per cent of flights completed within 15 minutes of schedule, adding this was on par with world industry standards.

SOURCE: POST COURIER/PACNEWS


Why spoil a good story with fact.
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Old 12th Feb 2017, 14:22
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Originally Posted by olderairhead View Post
So it is not that 104 pilots have left the company because of conditions that have caused flight cancellations but a worldwide pilot shortage!

Air Niugini says there is a global shortage on airline pilots therefore it is taking steps to review its terms and conditions with a view to retain those it has at the same time attract new ones.

The firm said there has not been any reduction in its requirement in terms of pilot experience nor will there be. Further that it continues to spend millions of kina on pilot training abroad with the latest batch due to return to the country later this year.

The airline was responding to allegations that had been raised by a frequent flyer and resource advocate Simon Ekanda.

Ekanda had alleged that the national airline Air Niugini has been in total disarray for the last six months.

Ekenda said that information he had received indicates serious problems that would compromise safety and performance of Air Niugini.

He claimed Air Niugini’s on time performance had dropped to below 70 percent while cancellation and delays of flights and the boarding of aircraft had become frequent.

He said these disruptions were impacting the airline users.

He had called on the Minister for Public Investment and State Enterprises and the Air Niugini board to clarify if indeed there is a shortage of pilots and if this is due to management issues.

The airline’s management in response confirmed that some domestic flights had been cancelled over the last few weeks.

It stated the cause for these cancellations included aircraft becoming unserviceable, operating crew falling sick, bad weather, crew reaching their maximum allowable operating hours, and airport infrastructure issues.

“When these issues occur Air Niugini has strict safety standards which are never compromised – it is always better to cancel a flight and protect safety standards than to take risk.

“The airline deeply regrets the inconvenience that cancellations can cause, and is actively addressing the root cause of the issue. However it will never compromise on safety standards.

“The airline regrets the recent spate of flight disruptions, but is confident that the steps now taken will see these rectified,” the management said.

The airline had stated that in 2016 it achieved an on time performance of 83 per cent of flights completed within 15 minutes of schedule, adding this was on par with world industry standards.

SOURCE: POST COURIER/PACNEWS


Why spoil a good story with fact.
Great yarn but totally fake news. Pay and conditions at ANG are not the problem, although they don't help.

The pilots who have left ANG over the last 2 years just got sick of being treated like shit. It doesn't matter what you pay people, if you treat them like a subhuman species and work them like slaves, they will leave. It's that simple, but ANG management have their heads so far up their own arses they can't see that.
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Old 12th Feb 2017, 19:07
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Like this one...

The airline’s management in response confirmed that some domestic flights had been cancelled over the last few weeks.

From some of the few guys still there, ""SOME???", "LAST FEW WEEKS???" :uhh:"

Maybe Mr Ekanda should be invited to the Board..looks like he might have people telling him as it really is.

As to better conditions, those left there are due a new contract in just 35 days, and they have not hear one peep from the Haus as to what they will see in that contract. Not even any rumours.
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Old 12th Feb 2017, 19:49
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They may be waiting to see if the court condones or condemns their last contract.
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Old 13th Feb 2017, 20:20
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Just been told that in their wisdom management have taken engineers off the tarmac and transferring them to the hangars to perform heavy maintenance .

Already PX don't have enough engineers to try and keep the fleet flying so this will just add to the delays.

Oh sorry, silly me, I forgot, there is a worldwide pilot shortage!
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Old 14th Feb 2017, 20:01
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A very reliable source tells me that the recent decision against the terminated pilots is going to appeal.
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Old 17th Feb 2017, 05:33
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PNG power has disconnected Parliment Haus for non payment.......ouch
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Old 17th Feb 2017, 06:56
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"Would the last one out please turn off the lights .......oh,ok,disregard !!"
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Old 17th Feb 2017, 10:48
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Just been an item on TV News in NZ about the PNG Government not paying their bills to contractors
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Old 17th Feb 2017, 11:47
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The first to know of an airline's imminent demise are always the refuellers who start demanding cash. Watch this space!
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Old 17th Feb 2017, 12:07
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The first to know of an airline's imminent demise are always the refuellers who start demanding cash.
Absolutely correct, I found out from a refueller that my employer had gone into administration and our carnet was no longer valid. This was the first I'd heard about it, the GM hadn't bothered to inform the staff.
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Old 17th Feb 2017, 21:04
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From The Australian Feb 17 2017:

Electricity sup*plies to Papua New Guinea’s Parliament House, the national police headquarters, and Government House — the office and home of Acting Governor-Genera*l Theodore Zurenuoc — have been disconnected for non-payment of bills.

PNG Power Ltd — the country’s monopoly, state-owned company responsible for the generation, transmission, dis*tribution and retail of electricity — said that these institutions owed about $450,000.

Their bills have not been paid since last November.

The institutions have been closed since they were disconnected on Tuesday, leaving them without lighting, airconditioning and telecommunications.

The parliament building has its own standby generator — as do many private businesses in PNG, since PNG Power’s supply is often disrupted by blackouts.

But the acting clerk of the parliament*, Kala Aufa, told The Post-Courier newspaper that the building lacked a store of fuel for its generator, and so he had to make such an order before this alternative source of power could be switched on.

Mr Aufa conceded that the parliament owed PPL $245,000, but said the payment of utilities had become centralised by the Finance Department, which took over that responsibility for all state agencies at the start of the year.

“We just get the bills and give it to them,” he said.

He expressed concern that the parliament might also find its telecommunications and water services discontinued, if those bills were not settled.

Opposition Leader Don Polye blamed the government’s “incapacity to handle simple funding and administrative matters*”. He said the country was suffering a cashflow problem as a result of a mismanagement of funds that was affecting the entire public system.

He warned that salaries would also be affected.

Australian economist Paul Flanagan recently warned in a blog post that “PNG’s inter*national economic situation is much more frail than the picture presented by the Peter O’Neill government’’.

“The International Monetary Fund calls the foreign reserves position ‘weak’. It has less than one third the recommended level in its international bank account*,” he wrote.
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