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Old 1st Feb 2018, 01:03
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Will be walking distance from PX Palace to the Terminal ... just a mugging or two chucked in each year for free
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Old 1st Feb 2018, 03:46
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I think the money problems are over.
Today the PM's pic is on the front page of 'The national' and he informing the country he has K1.9 billion from the Asian Development Bank and on the front page of the 'Post Courier' three desperado's have run off with $US220 million for a bogus phone service....
Must be plenty of money about ??
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Old 1st Feb 2018, 11:05
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Sad to read all of this. Years ago when I used to frequent the PX kerosene canary I thought the in-flight food and service was quite good. Sure, flights often departed late or not at all, and I sometimes had to overnight at Airways or elsewhere on the PX account. All part of the rough-and-tumble of the PNG experience. But to stiff their ground staff 1K to catch the company bus just sucks big time. Makes me wonder, if they are so desperate to generate such a pittance of revenue in this way, how do they cope with big ticket items like maintenance and spare parts etc?
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Old 1st Feb 2018, 21:36
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"....how do they cope with big ticket items like maintenance and spare parts etc?"

Been a few Fokkers stuck out at outports due to maintenance issues that have required rescues lately. Some relating to issues previously reported. Prob gives and indication of how they are coping with the big ticket items.
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Old 1st Feb 2018, 22:28
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Received info that the last pay cycle was processed at 0.3687 cents and is not in line with the amended 2015 contract which was to provide protection against the rapidly declining Kina.

That 0.3687 cents is a 5% reduction since December.

More pain for the pilot's!
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Old 1st Feb 2018, 23:19
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Old Guy,

as was explained to me by the Association, the Contract says PX only needs to effect any change on the 1st of July every year. Think that means that if it was adjusted on that one date, and then continued to fall, to for e.g. say .30 cents the conversion stays there until the following 1st of July.

And now we see PX madly trying to recruit Fokker crew with a already dismal salary of,


Fokker Cap: PGK 372,237
Fokker FO : PGK 258,437

which is then converted to Aussie at whatever the exchange rate is on the day (.3687 as mentioned as the last exchange). And that exchange rate has been dropping almost daily since December (and for a Country that is borrowing Billions what would you expect to happen to its currency?)

But wait there is more.... NO superannuation is paid by PX, and PNG tax is horrendously, higher than AUS.

I'd have say you could get as good if not better package flying a Turbo Prop in Aus and have the added bonus of not having to go to PNG.

Used to be a place for Missionaries, Misfits and Mercenaries, but reckon Mercenaries have be forced out of the game due to such shite money.
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Old 2nd Feb 2018, 08:31
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NCD, the mercenaries have long departed PX, the misho’s & misfits are getting ready to go I suspect.
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Old 2nd Feb 2018, 09:42
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Originally Posted by mauswara View Post
NCD, the mercenaries have long departed PX, the misho’s & misfits are getting ready to go I suspect.
Agreed MW can't be a mercenary on the chicken feed being paid now.
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Old 2nd Feb 2018, 23:11
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Hearing that another Fokker Captain simply walked yesterday without notice.

Anything to do with a "Leave Audit" or just treating disdain with same disdain?
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Old 2nd Feb 2018, 23:26
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The one who resigned yesterday is one of the 3 that I referred to in post 913. Another of those 3 mentioned in that post resigned because of the leave issue.

Takes the total to 122 since the ECP was initiated.
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Old 3rd Feb 2018, 00:00
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122 resignations since 2015, they only had about 220 odd at the peak didn't they?

Maybe the Managers should look at raising the recruitment age to 95 instead of just 75....haha!!
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Old 5th Feb 2018, 21:34
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Is anyone left in PX who were there from the early thru late 90's? For their sake's, I hope they managed to move on to better places.

From these pages, it sounds really dire there now.
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Old 6th Feb 2018, 11:32
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Originally Posted by lucille View Post
Is anyone left in PX who were there from the early thru late 90's? For their sake's, I hope they managed to move on to better places.

From these pages, it sounds really dire there now.
There are a couple of senior citizens from that era who moved on and are now back or on their way back . We are talking the plus 60 and plus 65 brigrade.
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Old 6th Feb 2018, 22:57
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Speedy is still there in Engineering, little bit slower these days.
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 01:36
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70 & 75 year olds also in the mix..
8 domestic sectors a day with continuous early starts will be a worry.
ANG retirement village 😴
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 09:06
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Originally Posted by Kiwiconehead View Post
Speedy is still there in Engineering, little bit slower these days.
He has been there forever! He started 40 years ago at least as I left 35 years ago having spent 5 years with pixie.
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 09:28
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Originally Posted by geeup View Post
70 & 75 year olds also in the mix..
8 domestic sectors a day with continuous early starts will be a worry.
ANG retirement village 😴
"Age shall not weary them..."

About 4 times a year, I go fly some fun planes for training recurrency, PT22, PT17, Pitts S2... the youngest IP I have is 78, the oldest is 82, and they still teach me stuff every flight. I still fly military and civil jets as well, and so I cannot say anything against age at all. Flying is in the mind, and I have flown with youngsters that should have been on pushbikes not planes. I have flown tactical stuff recently with guys approaching big age numbers and they can be hard of hearing and somewhat cranky on occasions, but they can still do a damn good job. Where I have been, some of the F22 and 35 instructors were young about the time that VN was not a headline in Lonely Planet. Age shall not weary them, atrophy comes from not using your mind or body.

Getting into an ejector seat is less comfortable as you get older, a reminder of what you have got out of your body.
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 09:49
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No disrespect, however these highly experienced elderly Captains are flying big RPT aeroplanes in the toughest environment in the world with very minimal support.

Are they still going into Chimbu?
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 11:01
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Duck,

PX doesn't operate into Chimbu these days.

Not privy or even care about the reasons, but all the LINK crew are grateful not to to have to go. From the air the surface looks ok.....but remains horribly short...and high!!!!!!!

It is left up to Waps to provide the Highlands excitement experience these days.
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Old 7th Feb 2018, 21:05
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"hard of hearing and somewhat cranky on occasions,"

They'll fit in perfectly.
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