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Old 27th May 2018, 11:16
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So the 737 winglet was fixed and all was good.....then oops

PX83 goes to VLI for an overnight and oops they discover an escape slide runs out of date so aircraft grounded until a ferry permit can be organised without pax......then oops

same midnight the other 737 has an escape slide run out of date, luckily this one is in Pom.

Solution... Play around with slides and at least get one 737 available and off it flys to NRT....then oops

Autopilot U/S so an air return and burn off all that excess fuel for the 6 hour flight. Can't make curfew even if they could fix it....so put everyone up for the night.....then oops

Fokker 100 gets airborne for BUK, makes it 50 miles from POM, WX Radar fails, another Air Return.

Just a 3 day sample with "new" management. Nothing has changed

And someone asked on another thread why they rated so low on safety. Maybe this will give them an insight into why.

As the song says, just another day in Paradise.
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Old 27th May 2018, 11:30
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They should replace those tired old Fokkers with something new and reliable like Q400's... - Oh, right, I forgot...
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Old 27th May 2018, 23:56
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Isnít it the man who was head of engineering is now acting CEO... Goodluck
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Old 28th May 2018, 07:10
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Originally Posted by fortybelow View Post
They should replace those tired old Fokkers with something new and reliable like Q400's... - Oh, right, I forgot...
I think those old Fokkers are probably fit for purpose as long as you can keep the parts and service up to them. Even if PX acquired a brand new fleet everything would only be hunky dory until the warranty ran out. Perhaps the eventual fate of the Fokkers is to be bought by Alliance for whatever parts still have value.
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Old 28th May 2018, 10:58
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Originally Posted by LostProperty View Post
I think those old Fokkers are probably fit for purpose as long as you can keep the parts and service up to them. Even if PX acquired a brand new fleet everything would only be hunky dory until the warranty ran out. Perhaps the eventual fate of the Fokkers is to be bought by Alliance for whatever parts still have value.

All above exactly correct. Low airframe utilisation does not lend itself to the high capital costs of brand new airframes. However the old girl FOKKERS ( not politically correct I know) do need some TLC.

Otherwise the money saved by having the old airframes will be blown out the window by the disruptions.
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Old 31st May 2018, 01:36
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Things are only getting worse. The following exposes some serious safety concerns.
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Old 31st May 2018, 02:18
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Originally Posted by olderairhead View Post
Things are only getting worse. The following exposes some serious safety concerns.
MNL-POM would be tight if CNS was not available, canít remember if PDP or PNR was approved for PX but all one would need to do is get POM WX before leaving UJUNG FIR as to continue or divert. Not rocket science and considering that you would have the Jetstream going in the same direction would give you CNS no problem. How does the PAL 320 that flys the same route manage to pull it off ?

NRT-POM well I guess thatís why the -700 is used right (More range than the -800)?

Conclusion; I see why FB is to be banned now, too much bad publicity.

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Old 31st May 2018, 12:57
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The PAL 320 sometimes carries out an unscheduled stop at Davao for fuel.
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Old 31st May 2018, 15:13
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Nice to see that (some) in parliament are FINALLY starting to pay attention. Can we expect a Notam shortly to "beware chickens crossing threshold 14L coming home to roost"?
Nice legacy left by Foo and co...
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Old 2nd Jun 2018, 02:22
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Cool

Originally Posted by Mangi Fokker View Post
The PAL 320 sometimes carries out an unscheduled stop at Davao for fuel.
Very true as a colleague of mine will testify, but if it's PAL's problem or POM's problem is open to debate.

Also noticeable is that the weekly Saturday night PX72/3 run to TKK and PNI and back is avoiding Chuuk these days, so don't go planning a diving holiday in Chuuk for the time being. I've heard nothing on the local grapevine as to why they stopped the TKK run. Is the booked 19:40 take off from POM after the curfew?

Still a regular PAX on PX, though to be honest where I want to fly to there is no choice. Still, got a 3 night break from this place in Cairns booked for Friday. Looking forward to hearing the Aussie accents from those in the front seats.
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Old 9th Jun 2018, 05:47
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PX customers are long suffering and deserve better.
It is the frontline staff , airport agents etc that keep the show on the road.

Despite management's best efforts at sabotage.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 08:31
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One less Dash 8 unfortunately
I hear the locals have set fire to one in Mendi
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 09:08
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apparently a number of buildings have been set ablaze as well
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 10:16
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Tari was a bad place for pitched battles between different tribes, having the airport closed while combat took place was not unusual. Mendi wasnít much better, I remember having to get the aircraft out for fear of damage on one occasion.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 10:27
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Mendi today


Mendi today
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 10:41
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I take it that's the Mendi RFF Service pictured springing into action, to what.................water the garden.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 10:59
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Looks like toilet paper to me.... Someone could be in deep sh!T maybe?

Gotta love the looks of concern.

Paradise they say in the adverts.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 11:35
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Actually, on closer inspection I'm sure you're right about the toilet paper, I can even see the roll.

Stupidly, idiot that I am, I thought somebody had rolled out a fire hose; after my experience in PNG I should have known better.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 11:41
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What can one expect from a country where women are still murdered when "suspected" of being a witch!!

Sorcery-related violence surges in PNG as women attacked and murdered, accused of witchcraft - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Might be a just a few miles from a 1st World Country, but the only advantage is that the medevac is not that long a trip.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 11:52
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Balusnomore,

Haven't you heard the new "World terms":

1st World- Western democracies

2nd World- the old Soviet block countries, as I recall

3rd World- developing countries

now there's

4th World- were developing, now stagnating

5 th World- were developing, now going backwards.

Make up your own mind on which category PNG falls under

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