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Old 26th Jul 2019, 20:36
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Looks like they are evaluating Fokker replacements........

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/n...00-replacement
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Old 28th Jul 2019, 06:33
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Looks like they are evaluating Fokker replacements........
It will take more than a change in fleet and media fairy dust from Bossman Alan
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Old 28th Jul 2019, 22:41
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Don't worry about E190's it will never happen ! There is no stronger airframe than the Fokker, proven in 40+ years of PNG Ops.
PX cannot afford to clean a cabin properly, let alone buy new aircraft.
Unless the Chinese government donate a fleet of E190's, you will need additional crew, to cover a transition, engineers retrained to another type, a close by Simulator, and the list goes on.
If I was a 'bean counter' I would say another F70 or F100 airframe a million $ at most, lease two engines from RR, we know they can handle volcanic ash from recent trials at Hoskins. No never-never payments so if a machine does not fly or breaks down the financial burden is minimal. Based on airframes available and fatigue life, the F70/F100 probably has another 30+ years left in them. Way to go... (from a financial perspective)
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Old 28th Jul 2019, 23:12
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E195e2 needs 2km of runway.
Last time I was in PNG there wasnít to many that long..

Back to Q400s
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Old 29th Jul 2019, 08:53
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Any truth in the rumour that Q400s are being reconsidered again?
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Old 25th Sep 2019, 01:02
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Originally Posted by Duck Pilot View Post
Any truth in the rumour that Q400s are being reconsidered again?
Rumour confirmed Duck.

Excerpt from a recent FSO:

SUBJECT: Dash8-300/-Q400Positions

Applications are invited for Captain and First Officer Dash 8-300 / -Q400 common crew positions.

The Link PNG Board has recently approved the acquisition of two Dash 8-Q400 aircraft. These aircraft will be operated by Link PNG on scheduled and charter services.


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Old 27th Sep 2019, 10:39
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"Applications are invited for Captain and First Officer Dash 8-300 / -Q400 common crew positions."

Isn't it a bit outdated to think that the -300 and -400 aircraft can be operated as a common fleet with common crew positions??

PX didn't when they operated the -400 last time (separate fleet even?)...and QF haven't, despite many continual years of operating the -400 alongside the "classic" versions.
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 01:01
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Mitsubishi have presented a proposal for the Fokker replacement Iím told.

Must be Airbus turn now.
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 02:07
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Originally Posted by geeup View Post
Mitsubishi have presented a proposal for the Fokker replacement Iím told.

Must be Airbus turn now.


Fokker doesnít need replacing, just spend the money on the Engineering Dept so they can be maintained properly and the Fokker will give PNG another 15 years.
To many years of corrupt heads of departments, new planes Wonít fix it, PX will just have broken arse new planes in 5 years!
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Old 6th Nov 2019, 05:29
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Airbus A220-300 demo today ?

Air Baltic A220-300 in POM today

Demo for Air Niugini? Like the Embraer 195, I think in same league . Can't beat the Fokker airframe.
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Old 7th Nov 2019, 05:16
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Here's a great opportunity:

IAC Global have teamed up with LinkPNG to offer DHC-8-Q402 Line Training Captain positions in Papua New Guinea.

LinkPNG, a subsidiary of Air Niugini, offer excellent terms and conditions on a 3-month contract with the possibility to extend.

For more information, please respond to this email as soon as possible with your CV, or call us at IAC Global
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Old 7th Nov 2019, 06:54
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3 month contract, that sounds very attractive...................
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Old 7th Nov 2019, 07:52
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Link to the job https://www.iacglobal.com/jobs/dhc-8...ining-captains

No maximum age is listed so it might suit someone who's retired and wants a bit of pocket money. Commuting contract from Cairns with excellent (subjective) terms and conditions but $$$ not stated.
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Old 7th Nov 2019, 10:18
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Allow another 6 months to get through all the immigration aspects and the CASA PNG licencing and approval processes.

Thought PX would already have a couple of ex Q400 check and trainers within their existing pilot group.

How many airframes are they looking at?
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Old 13th Nov 2019, 02:24
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Am I missing something?

Latest FSO

SUBJECT: Carriage of Life Raft POM-HIR-POM sectors

In accordance with rule part 91.525 (c.) Carriage of life raft(s) is not required


91.525 Flights over water to more than 200 nm

(a) An aircraft that is operated on a flight over water must be equipped with one life jacket or equivalent floatation device for each person on board and stowed in a position easily accessible from the seat or berth of the person for whose use it is provided if-

(1) the aircraft is a single-engine aircraft, and the flight distance to shore is more than gliding distance for the aircraft; or

(2) the aircraft is a multi-engine aircraft that is unable to maintain a height of at least 1000 feet AMSL with one engine inoperative, and the flight distance to shore is more than gliding distance for the aircraft; or

(3) the aircraft is a multi-engine aircraft that is capable of maintaining a height of at least 1000 feet AMSL with one engine inoperative and the flight distance to shore is more than 50 nm.

(b) A single engine aircraft, or multi-engine aircraft that is unable to maintain a height of at least 1000 feet AMSL with one engine inoperative, that is operated on a flight over water that extends to more than 100 nm from shore must be equipped with-

(1) enough life-rafts with buoyancy and rated capacity to accommodate all the occupants of the aircraft;and

(2) a survival locater light on each life-raft; and

(3) a survival kit, appropriately equipped for the route to be flown, attached to each required life-raft; and

(4) at least one pyrotechnic signalling device on each life-raft; and

(5) one ELT(S) or one EPIRB.

(c) A multi-engine aircraft that is capable of continuing flight with one or more engines inoperative, that is operated on a flight over water that extends to more than 200 nm from shore must be equipped with the equipment specified in paragraph (b).

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Old 13th Nov 2019, 03:22
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Just this bit......

121.361 Flights over-water

A holder of an air operator certificate must ensure that each of the certificate holderís aeroplanes configured for more than 30 passenger seats and operated over-water on flights where life rafts are required by rule 91.525 to be carried, is equipped with sufficient life rafts with buoyancy and overload capacity to accommodate every occupant of the aeroplane in the event of a loss of one raft of the largest rated capacity.
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Old 13th Nov 2019, 10:24
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Part 91 requirements are also required as they are the foundation flight operations rules, unless Part 121 has a cutout specifically referring to the Part 91 reg. Only other way around it is for the operator to have a CASA PNG approval to operate outside the requirements of the regulations - exemption.

Trust me as I once wrote this stuff after I left PX🤡🤡🤡
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Old 13th Nov 2019, 10:43
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Interesting.
Needs clarification but I was under the impression no life rafts on Dash 8-400 between Cairns - Port Moresby - Cairns?
I'll admit I am way out of my depth but I was under the impression a certain operator does not carry life rafts between SYD and Lord Howe Island and possibly BNE to Norfolk in a Dash 8 ?
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Old 13th Nov 2019, 11:27
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Read the regs, and read them again and again and again and again and more. Very hard to digest exactly what the requirements are. All written by lawyers, not pilots....
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Old 13th Nov 2019, 22:04
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Originally Posted by Office Update View Post
Interesting.
Needs clarification but I was under the impression no life rafts on Dash 8-400 between Cairns - Port Moresby - Cairns?
I'll admit I am way out of my depth but I was under the impression a certain operator does not carry life rafts between SYD and Lord Howe Island and possibly BNE to Norfolk in a Dash 8 ?
Correct. No life rafts on QLink Dash 8's.
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