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Old 1st Jun 2019, 02:23
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Today’s Cairns Post,

ANY requests by Air Niugini to start a direct freight and passenger service between Cairns and Hong Kong would be considered by Federal MP Warren Entsch.

Managing director Alan Milne said, while the airline currently stopped in Port Moresby on all its routes, determining a direct flight to Hong Kong from the Far North was not off the table.

“We can ask for rights to fly direct but because we’re not related to either Hong Kong or Australia, it would be more difficult ,” he said. “I think … you’d have to show it was in the national interest and the withdrawal of Cathay Pacific may well fall into that category.”

Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the Papua New Guinean airline’s bid “certainly came out of left field” , but he welcomed the move.
“We’d already said to Cathay Pacific, from a federal perspective anything they needed we would look at, but they weren’t interested,” he said.

“They’d obvious made a decision and were sticking to that. I’ve had no approach from Air Niugini but I’m certainly open to any request.

“I’m certainly part of a broader group which has committed to doing whatever we can to build capacity.

“It’s not just a matter of the Australian Government signing off and saying yes. Certainly that’s part of an approval process, but for Air Niugini to fly directly to Hong Kong, authorities there will have to give them access and also the PNG government has to make a decision. The Australian Government approval is part of a trifecta.”

Air Niugini is offering a freight and passenger service to Hong Kong via Port Moresby to replace Cathay Pacific which will end its direct flights to Hong Kong in October. Seafood exporters will be the most disadvantaged by the cancellation with frequent, direct flights to China critical to the industry.
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Old 1st Jun 2019, 10:47
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Cant help but feel that MP Entsch is saying..."Yeah....Maybe....mmm ..NAH!!.
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Old 2nd Jun 2019, 00:14
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NCD nobody knows or understands PNG politics.

The real question is, will the Board change?
With a change in Government usually comes a Board change as jobs for the boys etc.

Seeing as the current Chairman is best mates with the now ex PM O’Neil I’d expect to a reshuffle of the deck.

Good to see the new MD making a name for himself.
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Old 2nd Jun 2019, 10:59
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Originally Posted by geeup View Post
Good to see the new MD making a name for himself.
And what sort of name is that geeup?
I am hearing lot's of talk no action along with a fleet manager predicting another crash. 4th floor is still demanding pass at all costs even tho those recruited are not safe.
Those with blinkers see a rosy future.

I suppose time will tell.
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 10:26
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I am hearing that a very senior financial exec was "escorted" from ANG Haus, never to return.
This has now been confirmed and the pilots are celebrating. Said exec has been labelled a pilot hater, 2 to go they are saying.
At least the pilot group now have something to smile about.

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Old 5th Jun 2019, 22:09
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The boys I know who are still left at ANG say he is doing a fantastic job and is perhaps the best MD / CEO ANG has ever had.

Is that not what you wanted to hear Olderairhead?

Case in point.. refer your last post.

Pass at all cost is rubbish, continue training at all cost is more believable.
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 23:26
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This was posted elsewhere with reference to the recent MD/CEO pilot meeting. They are not my words.

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Real positive bullshit.
When are we going to get a real boss/CEO/MD?

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is there light at the end of the tunnel?? Or another f en train. Fingers crossed this one doesnít run us over !!!

And from an internal email.
The usual BS from the Boss.
We are going to have another crash if nothing changes with our recruiting and training coupled with the current Engineering issues.
My advice if you want to stay alive:
Stick to SOPs and this will ensure you work as a team.
You cannot guarantee this if you do not know the SOPs.
So, rosy to some and not so rosy to others as I said previously.

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Old 10th Jun 2019, 19:48
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The new government has appointment a very appropriately qualified and highly experienced ex ANG Captain as the new Civil Aviation Minister.

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Old 17th Jun 2019, 11:47
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And just when you thought this was all over be prepared for the next legal challenge........ The "slip court action" has been filed by the pilot group.

The battle may have been lost but the war continues.

Sooner or later justice will prevail.

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Old 18th Jun 2019, 04:47
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Change of pace for a moment....
Any chance there is some Air Niugini survivor (crew/passenger) who has a couple of Air Niugini Paradise magazines that they want to offload?
Specifically #1 and #122 to complete my set.
I do have some spares if another lunatic collector is looking.
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Old 19th Jun 2019, 06:47
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7.4% this year
2019 Aviation Industry Employee Survey
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Old 19th Jun 2019, 12:02
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7.4 percent satisfaction.

Wow, ...So PIXIE got that high hey.
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Old 19th Jun 2019, 22:57
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Wink

That's just the ones that couldn't read....
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Old 28th Jun 2019, 11:31
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New contracts 2019 - 2021 are now on offer to be signed.

From what has been sent to me nothing has changed. All conditions remain the same.

Even with a new MD things remain the same.
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Old 29th Jun 2019, 09:46
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New contracts 2019 - 2021 are now on offer
From my experience CBG was the best GM, both before and after his tenure. You could actually talk to the guy, and reason with him in a measured way. The Company made a lot of progress from the acquisition of the F28s and the B707s which helped the expansion of better services and opening new routes overseas.

Ya all take good care now.
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Old 1st Jul 2019, 10:59
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Olderairhead, not everything remains the same, as it looks by this pic sent to me today the old requirement of avoiding volcanic dust just doesn’t matter anymore!
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Old 1st Jul 2019, 11:05
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Old 1st Jul 2019, 11:11
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Originally Posted by splat72 View Post
this pic sent to me today the old requirement of avoiding volcanic dust just doesnít matter anymore!
I got the whole vid sent to me.

Filmed from another Fokker - That's 4 munted Tays
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 00:12
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For those that want a bit of light reading the following 2 documents are Slip Rule Applications.
Document 1 is the application for leave and document 2 is the application to re-open the case.

​​​​​​​Document 1 and Document 2
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 05:06
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Seeing that the Fokker there would be coming close to taxy speed, that looks a lot of ash.

Pretty sure they’d be leased engines, so bet the lessor will be super impressed if it sees the pics.

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