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Old 29th Mar 2018, 13:19
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Think another Fokker Capt might have slipped away, while we were all concentrating on the "retirement" news.
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 18:41
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Originally Posted by Mangi Fokker View Post
Kiwiconehead, is that; "Adventures of the Wallet" by Martin B. ?
It sure is, I had some fun times with Martin at the Temple of Doom

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PX lost a lot of excellent engineers during Durani's "reign". Wouldn't be too much of a stretch to think that style crossed over to the the Pilot contract negotiations.
He was certainly one of the reasons I left, and the feeling that i was about to be screwed on my next contract.

That and the first question after being rolled in the PX Hangar carpark by some rascally raskols was "was it a real gun?"
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 22:58
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I'm the one who led the forced introduction of the 2015 contract and contributed to 131 pilot's no longer working for poxie so please pop in and have a chat when you get to Kokopo..................that's if there are any crew left to crew the flight.

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Old 30th Mar 2018, 00:52
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Knowing the rumoured replacements.The said acting CEO was a confidant and advisor to Simple Simon. The new EMFO close to the deposed King Too Far. More of the same ?? The big problem is that the replacements have a little more intelligence!
So more of the same just further up the proverbial.
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Old 30th Mar 2018, 05:13
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Originally Posted by Mangi Fokker View Post
Think another Fokker Capt might have slipped away, while we were all concentrating on the "retirement" news.
Said pilot requested not to post it due payroll issues but the cat is out of the bag now so yes you are correct.

He resigned this morning.

Plus an FO who was sacked while on sick leave C/- TooFar

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Old 30th Mar 2018, 12:00
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With regards to the Court decision I received an update tonight.

So far this year the full bench has not convened so therefore no decision.

It is hoped they will sit sometime in April.

As said before the wheels turn slowly in PNG.
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Old 31st Mar 2018, 01:48
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Rumours today of changes/impovements to management's restrictive pilot's terms & conditions policy and possible remployment of previously "not to be re-employed" pilots.

Just Rumours, nothing tangible, yet.
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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 07:37
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The removal of Foo and Taufa does not indicate a turn of the tide at PX, rather its just the wolves turning on each other just before the sh!t really hits the fan.
For those who are still there, Donít hold your breath for an 11th hour rescue, continue looking to move on. Life will just keep getting better everyday you are away from the Rot.
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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 15:13
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Originally Posted by splat72 View Post
The removal of Foo and Taufa does not indicate a turn of the tide at PX, rather its just the wolves turning on each other just before the sh!t really hits the fan.
For those who are still there, Donít hold your breath for an 11th hour rescue, continue looking to move on. Life will just keep getting better everyday you are away from the Rot.
You speak with straight tongue splat 72
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Old 3rd Apr 2018, 12:00
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I just saw this:

Aviation Industry Employee Engagement Survey 2018

I almost snorted my post-dinner coffee when I saw where PX was on the list.
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Old 3rd Apr 2018, 16:44
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So who were the 5.1% who were engaged then? I can think of maybe 2 (people, not percent...)

Then again, 2 people nearly is 5% these days!
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Old 5th Apr 2018, 02:35
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News article in the Post Courier regarding accusations that the new apartment complex does not meet safety standards - surprise, surprise.

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Less than 24 hours after its official opening, questions have already been raised about the safety of the new Air Niugini residential complex at 7-Mile, Moresby North-East.

Building contractor, Matrix Constructions PNG has come forward, alleging that Air Nuigini has breached a number of fire safety regulations, which due to their severity, now render the new building a fire hazard.

But Air Niugini when contacted maintained that the new residential complex is up-to-date with the code after a joint inspection of the building by the NCD Building Authority and PNG Fire service last Thursday.

Documentation provided by Matrix Constructions PNG show that a routine inspection of the building by the PNG Fire Service on May 25 last year, concluded that the eight-level apartment complex did not satisfy requirements under the PNG Fire Code PNGS 1629, for the provision and installation of portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets, in all residential unit kitchen areas.

Other areas of non-compliance highlighted in the inspection report included the preparation and implementation of an emergency management plan, conforming to Australian Standard 3745-2010 and the provision of fire suppression at the lobby building.

In spite of these shortcomings, Air Niugini was issued a Permissive Occupancy certificate by the NCD Building Board on May 22 last year, on the condition that it complied with the stated requirements before a full occupancy certificate could be issued.

However, successive follow-ups on non-compliance by the PNGFS and the NCD Building Authority indicate that Air Niugini still failed to meet fire safety requirements over the next 191 days.

Up until the National Capital District Building Board finally suspended both permissive occupancy notices for the apartment building and the lobby building on November 29 last year and ordered the building to be vacated.

Air Niugini has defied two successive notices from the NCD Building Authorityinstructing the building to be vacated until such a time that the new owners could meet fire safety requirements.

Furthermore, both the NCDC chief building inspector and inspectors from Matrix Constructions PNG were refused entry into the premises on two occasions, despite the ongoing defects liability period currently being observed by Matrix Constructions as the original building contractor.

However, in a brief interview yesterday, Air Niugini spokesperson, Dominic Kaumu refuted all claims that the building was not up to code.

Kaumu stating that a joint inspection of the building by the NCD Building Authority and PNG Fire service last Thursday found the new residential complex to be up to code, having satisfied all necessary regulations.
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Old 5th Apr 2018, 14:58
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depends which street...

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Old 7th Apr 2018, 22:36
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The appointment of the interim CEO officially announced by the Board.

https://m.facebook.com/permalink.php...id=88806860236
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Old 8th Apr 2018, 06:43
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767 Fleet grounded

Long suffering PX customers have more challenges since last night as both B767 are out of the sky. One as usual delayed out of heavy maintenance the other waiting for an engine change. Could be an interesting few days not to mention more cash being thrown away to cover the disruptions.
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Old 8th Apr 2018, 07:34
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Originally Posted by tripelapidgeon View Post
Long suffering PX customers have more challenges since last night as both B767 are out of the sky. One as usual delayed out of heavy maintenance the other waiting for an engine change. Could be an interesting few days not to mention more cash being thrown away to cover the disruptions.
So thatís roughly 26 (8 more than normal) pilots standing around doing nothing.
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Old 8th Apr 2018, 09:12
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And 21 are Captains. More than the,14 aircraft, Fokker Fleet has.
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Old 8th Apr 2018, 21:47
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I wonder if Foo will get a golden parachute for his excellent leadership.

Probably be Knighted for his contribution to aviation
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Old 9th Apr 2018, 01:14
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What a circus!

Hasn't the purveyor of backpacker lodgings (Foo) already have an OBE?

On another note not too much moving internationally today out of PNG not only 2x 767 dead but also 1x 737.
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Old 9th Apr 2018, 20:21
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Originally Posted by Loud Handle View Post
So that’s roughly 26 (8 more than normal) pilots standing around doing nothing.
Sounds just like that little operator that went bugar up down south.

Competition from Qantas and a succession of start-up airlines (Impulse Airlines and Virgin Blue), top-heavy and substantially overpaid staff, an aging fleet and grounding of the Boeing 767 fleet due to maintenance irregularities left Ansett seriously short of cash, losing $1.3 million a day.[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ansett_Australia

Minus “substantially overpaid staff” but then again, As an A Scale PX 767 captain making say K500,000 PA for only flying twice a year is probably considered as overpaid.

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