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Old 16th Jan 2018, 12:14
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Originally Posted by tripelapidgeon View Post
As Mr. Grace would say. "You've all done very well"...
He's been quiet recently...been 6' under for many years...

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Old 17th Jan 2018, 04:37
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Originally Posted by gulliBell View Post
He's been quite recently...been 6' under for many years...
Just like PX should be.
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Old 21st Jan 2018, 09:02
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While we wait for the Court decision thought I might pass on some of the latest from the land of wonder.

Another Fokker Captain resigned yesterday.

Been told latest recruitment drive is from Tonga, can't get drivers from any where else.

Between the 15th and 20th of January only 63 flights were cancelled due to no crew available.

The Cairns flight is now being done by the 737 fleet because there is no Fokker crew to cover the flights even tho there is barely enough pax to even warrant a Fokker let alone a 737.

Board is being told there is no crewing problem.

In the meantime Airlines of PNG are actively recruiting from Poxie thanks to the efforts of a recently employed ex Poxie Fokker Capt.

Oh and did I mention the disgruntled Fokker guys who are not being offered tours yet others are because their work permits are about to expire and they are required to sign the 2017 contract? Sign and you get tours, don't sign and you are terminated. So they are signing with a lawyer written rider which Poxie is accepting..... but those not being offered tours are very angry against those who have signed which is resulting in a very uncomfortable working environment. Catch 22!

That should be enough for tonight!

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Old 25th Jan 2018, 10:26
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75? Really! And they make a sh!thole sound like paradise. 🤣

Must be finding it hard to recruit, wonder why?

https://www.seek.com.au/job/35302196...e912e3-7934814
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Old 25th Jan 2018, 11:41
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Dad's Army

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Old 25th Jan 2018, 20:34
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Informed that 3 Captains are on the move plus 2 F/O's. An Ozzie operator will be getting some very good operators.
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Old 26th Jan 2018, 05:25
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Funny, I heard 4 Capts.
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Old 26th Jan 2018, 06:20
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Originally Posted by olderairhead View Post
Informed that 3 Captains are on the move plus 2 F/O's. An Ozzie operator will be getting some very good operators.
The DECís coming from PNG Air will cover it shaggs, maski wori.
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Old 26th Jan 2018, 06:20
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Originally Posted by Mangi Fokker View Post
Funny, I heard 4 Capts.
I have been told that another one was not successful and is making noises of maybe leaving but nothing confirmed.
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Old 26th Jan 2018, 06:25
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Originally Posted by TBL Warrior View Post
The DECís coming from PNG Air will cover it shaggs, maski wori.
All Fokker Captains going, not Dash. They only have 18, no 17 or is it 16 left. Can't keep up with the departures!

By all reports fatigue levels are at a record high.
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Old 26th Jan 2018, 09:25
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Olderairhead dear boy, I think what Tabubil Warrior is trying to convey is that Poxie is so desperate, so desperate that they will employ PNG Air Dash commanders as DECs on the Fokker fleet.

Combined with your point that we appear to now have a new cut off age of 75, this rumour of Dash captains being offered Fokker commands with no jet experience whatsoever leads me to believe that PX management are actually going out and buying the Emmental themselves.......long long manmeri!
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Old 26th Jan 2018, 15:05
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Originally Posted by Loud Handle View Post
Olderairhead dear boy, I think what Tabubil Warrior is trying to convey is that Poxie is so desperate, so desperate that they will employ PNG Air Dash commanders as DECs on the Fokker fleet.

Combined with your point that we appear to now have a new cut off age of 75, this rumour of Dash captains being offered Fokker commands with no jet experience whatsoever leads me to believe that PX management are actually going out and buying the Emmental themselves.......long long manmeri!
I like your post Loud Handle. For those who donít know Emmental is a kind of Swiss Cheese. Hahahahaha
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Old 26th Jan 2018, 21:52
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Poxie have just announced that from 7th April to 25th April they are cancelling the Tuesday afternoon flight, all flights Wednesday and the Thursday morning flights POM - CNS - POM due to Low Season demand!!

Is it just a coincidence that it coincides with the B767 C check?

B767 unavailable, B737 picks up the B767 work, F100 picks up B737 work......ooops, got plenty of F100 airframes but nopela F100 Pilots..,,,so just cancel POM CNS POM....and hope nobody works out the real reason.

Going to help guys wanting to go home for days off...not!

TANGFU
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 09:50
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OK, so in the past they bring in a B767 from EURO ATLANTIC, why not this time, ?
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 10:07
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OK, so in the past they bring in a B767 from EURO ATLANTIC, why not this time, ?
Simple - no money!
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Old 28th Jan 2018, 09:22
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"Simple - no money!"

Well, there you go...every cloud does have a silver lining!!
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Old 28th Jan 2018, 11:05
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"Simple - no money!"

Well, there you go...every cloud does have a silver lining!!
True, for the crew working in PNG. Not so for the punters.
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Old 30th Jan 2018, 19:11
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Money is getting very very tight at Poxie as we all know but if this is true then alarm bells must be ringing somewhere.

After screwing the pilots, engineers and cabin crew they have now reportedly decided to start charging ground staff (the lowest paid workers) K1 each way for the morning and afternoon staff bus service that has always been provided free. When you are getting paid as little as K2 per hour this one really hurts.

Well done Poxie.
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 00:24
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they have now reportedly decided to start charging ground staff (the lowest paid workers) K1 each way for the morning and afternoon staff bus service that has always been provided free. When you are getting paid as little as K2 per hour this one really hurts.
If so, I fear that the end cannot be far off.
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 03:39
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Prob some Manager doing his best to meet his KPI target and get a final bonus before the gravy train runs off the rails.
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