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Old 18th Jan 2019, 10:03
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Imagine the trifecta, Toofar, Looneygona and the King.
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Old 20th Jan 2019, 01:31
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Thumbs up

[ Goodbye King Julien ]

Some would say better late than never. Should have gone years ago and many of the good people would probably still be there.
Ya all take care now.
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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 22:13
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Not much has changed with the appointment of the new CEO.

Reports are a very senior Fokker Captain who has been on extended sick leave and is now cleared medically to fly again has been told his services are no longer required by HR..... read Looneygona.

The CEO received an email from said pilot who replied that he had investigated and what HR said was correct.

Problem is Poxie advertised internally for Fokker Captains.

Well done Mr CEO who promised so much but as usual speaks with forked tongue.

Nothing ever seems to change with this mob.

It will be interesting to see how IFALAPA intervention helps.
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 03:22
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I did hear that Q400s were back on the cards

As somehow, the Fokker reliability figures had been fudged to push someones agenda....
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 11:23
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So, the most senior member of the PNG Air Pilots Association, who just happened to give the lead evidence in "The Court Case", and due to his dedication to fairness manages a Court House win for the pilots, even with PX spending hundreds and hundreds of thousands Kina on Aussie Queens Counsels,... AND now his contract is not renewed....with around 20 years PNG experience, Training and SIGNIFICANT jet time??.


Seems the two year contract change (sorry we just arnt renewing your contract, no discussion tasol!!!) took him out, even though the contract change was dismissed by the Judge, and the previous one (with 3 year contracts) was ordered to be reinstated. Go figure!!

Wonder why the High Court PX Appeal decision has taken over 18 months to be released?????

Hey, Kiwiconehead, PX need to do something about fleet replacement...I hear that if ever the guys decide not take an aircraft due to MEL's... not many Fokkers would grace the sky's of PNG.



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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 23:29
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Good timing Mr CEO........oops Managing Director.

Given your stance with the "sacking" of the ANG Pilots Association President your message to all staff made me laugh especially point 3.

3. PEOPLE:
a. Acknowledge that our people are our most valuable asset;
b. Engagement survey to be conducted with all staff;
c. Develop a People focussed strategy to ensure engagement, retention and ownership;
d. Build the Air Niugini “family”;
e. Engage with PNG Schools and Universities to promote the business;
f. Build Air Niugini as the “Employer of Choice” in PNG.​​​​​​​

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Old 4th Mar 2019, 09:44
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Originally Posted by olderairhead View Post
Good timing Mr CEO........oops Managing Director.

Given your stance with the "sacking" of the ANG Pilots Association President your message to all staff made me laugh especially point 3.

3. PEOPLE:
a. Acknowledge that our people are our most valuable asset;
b. Engagement survey to be conducted with all staff;
c. Develop a People focussed strategy to ensure engagement, retention and ownership;
d. Build the Air Niugini “family”;
e. Engage with PNG Schools and Universities to promote the business;
f. Build Air Niugini as the “Employer of Choice” in PNG.
The thing that surprises me more than anything else is that you guys seem to have believed that things would actually change. It is whatt it is and it will never change (for the better at least)!!!!

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Old 4th Mar 2019, 11:03
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Dash Bloke..

"The thing that surprises me more than anything else is that you guys seem to have believed that things would actually change. It is was it is and it will never change (for the better at least)!!!!"

Tru words yu tok.....
All there thought it would be great after the court win...and then were let down with the never ending delay to the "Appeal", then all thought it would be great with an Airline experienced MD/CEO to take over...AND let down again. But hold the press, all is good...".you'll all employees are going to get a "High Altitudes" Polo shirt " Stockholm rings a bell.

End of the day, PX is just a PNG state owned enterprise, owned by the Government, and interference will ALWAYS be rife. So whilst the new Aviation experienced MD/CEO is prob a superior breath of fresh air considering the capabilities of both the last incumbent, and the outgone acting CEO, kinda doubtful much will change ...as it prob CANT change due to the established interference.

PX is best described as the age old saying......you can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig...and it needs to be a bloody big pig considering what feeds of it.

So Dash Bloke...you are right, the guys expected change, it hasn't happened, more than likely will never change, and combining that with only a 2 year contract, gotta say, why would you bother, unless you are looking for short term cash transit job..and seriously that is all it is.

Oh yeah...Company Payback for the Association Hierarchy ...SURELY you guys knew that PAYBACK would eventually arrive !!!!!!!
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 21:56
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Given the launch of "Higher Altitudes" by the MD the following is being circulated to some pilots.

Timing is the essence of good comedy.

“the driftdown is to prepare us for failure from higher altitudes"


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Old 5th Mar 2019, 01:33
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The so called drift down started years ago when management started changing the T&Cs.

It was always going to get worse, certainly not better with regards to T&Cs. Anyone who expected the new MD/CEO to improve salaries and all the rest of it has got to have rocks in their head. Try working for any other PNG SOE or government organisation which I did when I left PX in 2011. You will very quickly learn that salaries for technically qualified (both expat and national) people within the departments isn’t a high priority on the government’s agenda to improve their workforce, hence the reason why the regulator and the AIC have struggled for decades to recruit and retain suitably qualified technical experts. The government really tries to keep the T&Cs pitched at the grassroots level and understandably so in some cases, however there should be exceptions as aviation is a global industry and not unique or specific only to PNG as we all know.

At the end of the day, everyone has s choice to remain or bail out. Horses for courses!
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 08:10
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Poxie made a K54 million loss for 2018. 2017 was not much better with a K45. 8 million loss.

PX records over K54m loss in 2018 | Loop PNG
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 04:24
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Replacement Dash 8-200 arrived C-GRGK, should name it "Mendi"
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 06:44
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Originally Posted by Kagamuga View Post
Replacement Dash 8-200 arrived C-GRGK, should name it "Mendi"
Should name it "Don't set this one on fire!!!"
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 09:04
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Devil

People have been predicting the downfall of Pixie/PNG in general for so many years now that it is almost like a broken record!

However, I wonder if that long predicted 'untergang' is now not far off!! No Airline/Business in any Country let alone a third world place such as PNG can absorb those sorts of losses for too long.

I mean.... they haven't sold many (if any) of the Massers or any other of the fancy wheels they lashed out on for the massive gabfest now, have they?

Shurley we would have been told if they had!!

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Old 20th Mar 2019, 10:43
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And they continue to lose good, loyal long term pilots. Another with 9 1/2 years walked away this week. Just had enough he said, no more.

Leaves a big hole in the Pilot's Association tho.
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 11:18
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Originally Posted by olderairhead View Post
Poxie made a K54 million loss for 2018. 2017 was not much better with a K45. 8 million loss.

PX records over K54m loss in 2018 | Loop PNG
All things considered and in lieu of publicly available audited accounts I reckon that is a pretty good effort. We're only talking USD$16m and some flag carriers have lost far more under less challenging conditions. That said, the last available Auditor General's report alludes to some umm...issues that need to be resolved The overall impact of addressing the identified issues may mean a significantly higher loss being booked but in the meantime cat and mouse with the Auditor General and burying heads in sand should prevent a popular uprising

Pinky, it's not a real business. It's state owned ie tax payer funded
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Old 23rd Mar 2019, 05:53
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Troppo...

When you say tax payer funded, you need to be a bit more specific as to which taxpayer.. It’s the hapless Aussie taxpayer which keeps PNG afloat courtesy of yet another in a long line of 22 year old DFAT prodigies doling out cash like there’s no tomorrow,
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Old 23rd Mar 2019, 21:07
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Ahh Lucille, you may be right there.....

Did you know that AusAid staffers, housed in the compound foot of Touaguba, (known locally as Fort Fear) handy to the Aviat and Yachtie, enjoy, for their endeavours VAT free status?
Not bad eh?
Sorry for getting off-topic....
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Old 23rd Mar 2019, 22:22
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I think the tax perks have changed in recent years for Australian public servants who are based offshore. Recall researching this a few years ago when I was eyeing off an offshore job within the public service. Nonetheless pretty good coin was still on offer.
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Old 6th Apr 2019, 12:51
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The ECP moves on. Any non national who attains the age of 65 is not having their contracts renewed and all supported by the new CEO, MD or whatever tag he uses.
They said that would rid the airline of those pesky expats and are well on the way of doing so.
The wall of fame is getting longer and longer.

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