Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Worldwide > Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific
Reload this Page >

Air Niugini's subsidiary - LINK PNG

Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific Airline and RPT Rumours & News in Australia, enZed and the Pacific

Air Niugini's subsidiary - LINK PNG

Old 15th Mar 2018, 22:42
  #1041 (permalink)  
NCD
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Seth Afrika
Posts: 124
Dunno why anyone would want to flog their guts out as a Captain flying Pixies Fokkers for the princely sum of 372,237 Png Peso's. The horrendous tax you pay to the PNG tax man makes that a mind blowing $1,750 Aussie shekels week. No super with that either, just the insulting salary. And a 1.7% salary increase to salary on your anniversary date...whoopty f....doo, ....after tax less than 1%, just enough to buy one SP at Jacksons Bar to drown your sorrows each night for taking the plunge

As for the IAC advertised 18 days per roster with 10 calendar days off per 28 days, might be true but you wont get the 10 off in a row...at least 2 will be in POM to fit in the Flt and Duty times and travel will eat into the rest.

And signing before the appeals court ruling on the contract is given out is crazy....see yourself agreeing to a horrible B scale contract and get locked out of any chance of a return to something sensible.

"There will be Fokker Ground Schools every month for 2018." pffft ..they need numbers like that just to replenish, and who says they will have someone there on the day.

If this mob want to get the airline back on track they need to at least fix the terms & conditions, but seeing the country is in the financial toilet that wont happen any time soon. Any spare money???? (and then some) will have to be in the training bucket just to recover some of 125 pilots that have left since 2015.
NCD is offline  
Old 16th Mar 2018, 00:06
  #1042 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Asia
Posts: 793
No pilot with a airline job will leave it for a gig like this, if you are in between jobs with experience then there are a lot better opportunities available. Even Emirates have slashed their minimums and will consider turboprop pilots.

Selling out the country to China is one of the few options on the table. Rights to extract resources could be given in exchange for infrastructure development and an aid package. Money starts flowing again with a discreet donation into some private bank accounts and everyone is happy.
krismiler is offline  
Old 18th Mar 2018, 21:37
  #1043 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Aus
Posts: 716
One more has quit, a 73 Captain.
olderairhead is online now  
Old 18th Mar 2018, 22:05
  #1044 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Townsville
Posts: 78
An additional 73 Captain ? Or the same one you listed on March 16th?
Mangi Fokker is offline  
Old 18th Mar 2018, 22:08
  #1045 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Aus
Posts: 716
Another one.

Also reports are the saviour from the sandpit is having discussions with Kumul Holdings, the holding company for Guvment enterprises.
olderairhead is online now  
Old 19th Mar 2018, 01:45
  #1046 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: airborne
Posts: 89
ANG has a Fokker "hold file" full of expats some even accepting POM based full-time (true story)

Might have, but gonna take a long time to replace all the years and years of experience that has left Air Nogat due to the resignation of 127 pilots over 27 months (more than 1 each week since Jan 2015- yes siree, there is a better life out there guys).

As for those accepting POM bases!!!!....even the National pilots are finding ways to locate themselves in Brisbane, Cairns, Nadi and other places, just to get out of POM.

TANFU tru.
balusnomore is offline  
Old 23rd Mar 2018, 00:57
  #1047 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Suit Case
Posts: 107
Court Judgement

What ever happened to the Judgement to the legality of the the imposed 2015 contract?

The legal year has been underway for quite some time.
tripelapidgeon is offline  
Old 23rd Mar 2018, 07:42
  #1048 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Townsville
Posts: 78
So no ones hearing rumours of a recent management change? That seemed to occur very quietly.
Mangi Fokker is offline  
Old 24th Mar 2018, 10:35
  #1049 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Aus
Posts: 716
And which level of management do you refer, fleet, CEO, HR, payroll, carpool?
olderairhead is online now  
Old 24th Mar 2018, 11:58
  #1050 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: closer to hell
Age: 48
Posts: 904
Just to clarify, out of the 137 (?) resignations are they all long termers or do they include replacements over the last few years? It does make a difference to loss of experienced png drivers as opposed to those who have gone for some 'quick' experience. Just asking...
troppo is offline  
Old 24th Mar 2018, 21:55
  #1051 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Townsville
Posts: 78
Regarding the CEO.
Mangi Fokker is offline  
Old 24th Mar 2018, 23:15
  #1052 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Aus
Posts: 716
Total of 127.

125 were employed before the enforced contract, only 2 employed after have resigned.

1 from 1977
7 between 1994 and 1999
13 between 2000 and 2005
28 between 2006 and 2010
76 between 2011 and 2015


As for the CEO, yes but I have been asked not to post anything just yet.

For the others, no but live in hope.
olderairhead is online now  
Old 25th Mar 2018, 06:54
  #1053 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: QLD
Posts: 497
With regards to CEO I’m calling “fake news”
geeup is online now  
Old 25th Mar 2018, 07:25
  #1054 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Townsville
Posts: 78
Another Fokker FO has resigned.
Mangi Fokker is offline  
Old 25th Mar 2018, 10:36
  #1055 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Aus
Posts: 716
Originally Posted by geeup View Post
With regards to CEO I’m calling “fake news”
Obviously you have not seen the email. Interim, Goroka and April are the important details.

Like I said I cannot provide further details at this stage except there will be change.

When given the green light I will post.

Definitely not fake news only fact.
olderairhead is online now  
Old 25th Mar 2018, 22:29
  #1056 (permalink)  
NCD
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Seth Afrika
Posts: 124
So (according to Olderairheads figures) Air Niugini has managed to lose around a 1,000 years of Air Niugini experience and 126 pilots in just 3 years, yet is madly trying to recruit just so it can manage to keep its very reduced schedule working.

What am I missing here?
NCD is offline  
Old 26th Mar 2018, 04:16
  #1057 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: darwin australia
Posts: 105
NCD ,you've summed it up nicely,you're not missing anything. It's either Piss Poor manpower(& womanpower) management,OR maybe Foo & Toofar's "Fast Tracked" Nationalization Scheme,just went way TOO Fast!!
mauswara is offline  
Old 26th Mar 2018, 09:54
  #1058 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Land of the Great Unwashed
Posts: 15
And in the meantime the pilot shortage continues to cost PX thousands.

Yesterdays once a week service to Pohnpei (B737) was cancelled, so Air Niugini have had to accommodate the PNI-POM passengers for 7 nights that held tickets.

outta track is offline  
Old 26th Mar 2018, 12:14
  #1059 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: airborne
Posts: 89
"Yesterdays once a week service to Pohnpei (B737) was cancelled, so Air Niugini have had to accommodate the PNI-POM passengers for 7 nights that held tickets."


Wonder how those cancellations fit in with aim to be "The Dubai of the Pacific" ..connections to everywhere.

Hahahaha, wasn't ever going to happen back when, and from what I hear, anint never going to happen anytime soon, esp with this same mob still manageing the show.

Thinking United prob don't have to worry to much on the FSM routes then, might take a bit longer from Aus, but at least they have back up aircraft to get you there if one breaks down..esp important if you only have a week of to do the dive trip of your life.
balusnomore is offline  
Old 27th Mar 2018, 09:34
  #1060 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Darwin and PNG
Posts: 979
Plenty of Fokkers parked up at the healing shed this arvo. The XB Falcon must still have crew!!! Where is the 350 these days, have Waigani sold it?
Duck Pilot is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.