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Old 10th Apr 2018, 02:50
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TBL I fear losing $1.3 million / day would would be like turning a profit a ANG!

From the outside looking in they are haemorrhaging money faster than Ansett during their peak.

Unpaid bills to NAC, Air Services PNG, InterOil & Pacific Energy would make even the Alan Bond and Christopher Skase blush.

Quick search on EBay doesn’t look good for a couple of second hand 767 engines. Haven’t looked at tradme yet...

Anyone know when Boeing will require the final payment for the MAX?
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Old 10th Apr 2018, 03:20
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Earlier today VH-YNU and VH-VLI, both Nauru Airlines B737s, dressed up for the day as ANG 5004 and ANG2006 respectively, appeared over Qld. YNU was flying from BNE to POM while VLI did BNE to BNE over a couple of hours with some flying practice inland from the Sunshine Coast. Anyone interested can probably recall them on FR24 but it might be a bit more difficult on Flight Aware because Nauru planes are normally blocked on that medium - must be something to do with their occasional use as refugee transports.
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Old 10th Apr 2018, 09:31
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Hope they set the right QNH!
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Old 10th Apr 2018, 09:32
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Originally Posted by LostProperty View Post
Earlier today VH-YNU and VH-VLI, both Nauru Airlines B737s, dressed up for the day as ANG 5004 and ANG2006 respectively, appeared over Qld. YNU was flying from BNE to POM while VLI did BNE to BNE over a couple of hours with some flying practice inland from the Sunshine Coast. Anyone interested can probably recall them on FR24 but it might be a bit more difficult on Flight Aware because Nauru planes are normally blocked on that medium - must be something to do with their occasional use as refugee transports.
Nauru not exactly flash with cash. Hopefully they were smart enough to get cash in advance . Otherwise it may be a long while before things get paid.
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Old 10th Apr 2018, 09:33
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Originally Posted by geeup View Post

Anyone know when Boeing will require the final payment for the MAX?
I doubt PX will own the frames, the ponzie these days is to set up leasing companies through leasing companies (usually in the Cayman Islands or other tax havens) and only rent the Balus tasol.

You only have to look behind the Captain seat of your Fokker GEEUP and see the once shining badge screwed to the bulk stating “Property of BSB bank-leased to Air Niugini” (or similar).

Now get back to your 6 sector days Shaggs.
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Old 10th Apr 2018, 10:02
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So the word is that there is a replacement engine from the UK but because HAECO will not remove the old engine due to "commercial issues" the sick aircraft has been sitting there for the past 60 hours with the replacement just sitting idle nearby.
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Old 10th Apr 2018, 10:42
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TBL Warrior no one has used the Caymans in years. Singapore is closer to home and more friendly.

Speaking of Ponzie Schemes how is the Middle East

Any chance we could borrow a MAX?
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Old 10th Apr 2018, 16:43
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Originally Posted by geeup View Post
Any chance we could borrow a MAX?
We don’t lend our toys to people who break theirs. 😛
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Old 10th Apr 2018, 19:06
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Originally Posted by tripelapidgeon View Post
Nauru not exactly flash with cash. Hopefully they were smart enough to get cash in advance . Otherwise it may be a long while before things get paid.
Probably the exact reason why Hong Kong won’t touch 76 engine, Moni Come!
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Old 10th Apr 2018, 23:16
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So yearly bonuses now due diverted to fund AOG repairs?
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Old 11th Apr 2018, 00:23
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Even at GA level, maintenance organisations soon get to know who who doesn’t pay their bills on time.
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Old 14th Apr 2018, 00:48
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Poxie has made question time in parliament again.

m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2109738802377341&id=874724655878768
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Old 14th Apr 2018, 06:20
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Ples bilong giaman tok tok tasol.

Minister Duma has been fully conversant with inept management at PX since at least late 2015 early 2016.

He chose to ignore the evidence and let the status quo prevail. The motivation for this is still very unclear.
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Old 16th Apr 2018, 03:47
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https://www.seek.com.au/job/35993065...aa5950-0270262

Change in the wind?
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Old 16th Apr 2018, 04:09
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B373. Can’t even get the aircraft right
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Old 16th Apr 2018, 04:20
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Only advertising for a Managing Director??
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Old 16th Apr 2018, 04:38
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Originally Posted by Far Canel View Post
B373. Can’t even get the aircraft right
Yeah, that's Deloitte's for you. Pushed the wrong button on the calculator
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 22:50
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I have heard the 4th floor will be making some sort of announcement at 11 this morning with regards to T&C's, specifically pay related.

As usual done without consulting the pilot associations.
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Old 18th Apr 2018, 05:41
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Originally Posted by olderairhead View Post
I have heard the 4th floor will be making some sort of announcement at 11 this morning with regards to T&C's, specifically pay related.

As usual done without consulting the pilot associations.
Bigmen still in charge.
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Old 18th Apr 2018, 06:46
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After today's announcement Poxie published the following memo:

Message to All Pilots April 2018

In recognition of the increased productivity and the demanding nature of flying operations in PNG on the Fokker aircraft, the company has decided to review the terms and conditions of Fokker pilots, and to reward them with the same remuneration as those on the B737.

For those coming off a Fokker Salary onto the B737 salary the new signing will superseded the previous Fokker Base Salary PLUS the additional K15,000 per annum over two years, as awarded in the 2017 Variation Clause.

For the Fokker Pilots signing onto the new B737 Salary Scale there will be a three (3) year freeze on the Fokker type after signing. Accordingly promotional opportunity within this time frame through the Bidding process will NOT apply unless approved by the Review Board Committee and/or Management for any movement onto the B737.

The salary adjustments will be on a point-to-point basis, and to the A scale. This change will introduce a single pay scale for all pilots on Air Niugini B737 and Fokker aircraft. The new pay scale will be known as the “Narrow Body Jet Pay Scale” and be identical to the current B737 A Scale.

There are no changes to B767 crew currently on the A scale. This will be know as the “Wide Body Jet Pay Scale”.

In line with the above-mentioned adjustments, the B scale will be removed from all remuneration packages. Therefore, B767 and B737 First Offices and Dash 8 Captains, currently on the B scale, will move to the corresponding A scale.
All the above changes will take effect upon signing of a new Execution Clause.

Also, to assist in the management of fatigue, the rostering practices for Fokker crews who are domiciled in Cairns will be amended. Crews may be rostered to commence duty following “days off” by operating PX093, and to complete a series of work days ending with a duty flight operating PX090. In the event that a crew member is not available for PX093 the corresponding pilot, who has operated PX090 will be required to operate PX093 and then position to Cairns at a later time, i.e. the currently practice.

I trust the above-mentioned adjustments will be mutually satisfying and rewarding. Your Fleet Manager can provide additional information if required.

Thank you all for your continued assistance and support

Christopher Mileng
Acting General Manager Flight Operations
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