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Old 3rd Dec 2014, 19:45
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New CP for Jetstar

Congratulations to Captain Georgina Sutton on her appointment as chief pilot of Jetstar.

Jetstar promotes Georgina Sutton as its first female chief pilot

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Old 5th Dec 2014, 10:45
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Thumbs up Great News!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great news, the world (and industry) needs more ladies in the top jobs.

I don't know Georgina, although I know a few people who have worked with her and they speak very highly of her.

Redsnail, about time you come back down here to take one of these top jobs!

We need more women in aviation.
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Old 5th Dec 2014, 11:10
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I think Georgina is a good choice.

If you are straight with her, she will be straight with you.

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Old 5th Dec 2014, 19:56
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there is a difference between being a CP and Fleet Manager.
Lets hope she doesn't get to influenced by commercial like her predecessors
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Old 5th Dec 2014, 22:33
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She has previously worked under one of the best Leaders in a CP role at AO CNS Capt Peter Quinn. So she has had the best of example upon which to emulate herself.

He was that rare combination of someone in a structural leadership role who commanded respect through his integrity and actions. Just one example of the calibre of the man was his insistence on being rostered on every Xmas and New Years Morning for the early morning departure CNS/OOL.

I've heard reports of B767 Fleet Capt Sutton regurgitating the kool aid to persons who knew her in her former iteration as a brilliant line Capt in AO.

Time will certainly tell but IMHO in order to climb the greasy pole in QF these days one must behave a certain way.
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Old 7th Dec 2014, 20:10
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My goodness - she has come a long way from her days of flying scenics at Wilpena Pound then later RPT for Augusta Airways.

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Old 7th Dec 2014, 21:38
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And at Air North in DRW .... Well done!
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Old 7th Dec 2014, 22:42
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Will she be required to return to mainline after three years?
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Old 8th Dec 2014, 01:31
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That's gold!
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Old 8th Dec 2014, 03:06
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Succession planning.

No need to return to Mainline after 3 years, she'll be the Chief Pilot OF Mainline in 3 years when JQ is re-badged.

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Old 8th Dec 2014, 03:56
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In three years she will be at mainline. Jetstar will be bigger and boast that title.
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Old 9th Dec 2014, 09:59
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New CP for Jetstar

Did such a good job winding up the 767 fleet, it is now time for her to do the same at the one time Amazing business
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Old 5th Feb 2015, 22:53
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Is that you Robin Williams?

She already has a new nick name.

Mrs Doubtfire.



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Old 6th Feb 2015, 00:05
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Oh, so does that mean there has not been any "doubt" in regards to the current bunch of incompetent recalcitrant swinging dicks?
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Old 6th Feb 2015, 00:22
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Thumbs down

I didn't always agree with Georgina and we had our share of spats over a myriad of issues but she always had my respect as a person. She'll succeed or not on her ability and no doubt nicknames may well come from that but sexist nicknames like Mrs Doubtfire are appalling.
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Old 6th Feb 2015, 00:42
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Well. Hopefully she brings a bunch of QF guys and gals over there and completely obliterates the Ansett cartel. The name calling obviously comes from the current mismanagement vermin who are currently arranging the band for one final "auld lang syne" which was sung out in 2001.
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Old 6th Feb 2015, 00:58
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She already has a new nick name.
Mrs Doubtfire.
Given Georgina's previous experiences (particularly her pre-airline career), I don't think a simple nickname will bother her too much.
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Old 6th Feb 2015, 01:18
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Well. Hopefully she brings a bunch of QF guys and gals over there and completely obliterates the Ansett cartel. The name calling obviously comes from the current mismanagement vermin who are currently arranging the band for one final "auld lang syne" which was sung out in 2001.
Lets not forget that one of the senior Ansett managers was an ex-walloper who had been a Fleet Manager with a large iconic national carrier. His performance and people management skills was largely responsible for CASAs response to what should have been a negotiated solution. BTW Ms Sutton does not as yet have CP approval from CASA so MR will stay in the job until she does. In the meantime she is off to get her 787 endorsement.
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Old 6th Feb 2015, 02:03
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While gaining the required "management" experience that CASA requires for this role..
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Old 6th Feb 2015, 02:20
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787 Endorsement?

Surely with decades of Boeing time & such a large Airbus Fleet to manage.

Wouldn't it have been more appropriate to get an A320 endorsement?

Easier to keep current on Domestic sectors
Easier to manage & understand the issues that the majority of her pilots face.
Expand the skill set to cover both Airbus & Boeing

I would have thought there was enough Boeing Widebody time in the logbook.
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