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QLINK parking Q300s at Tamworth?

Old 14th Apr 2015, 12:48
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QLINK parking Q300s at Tamworth?

Just saw a photo from a mate in Tamworth on the "facepalm" with about five dash 8-300s parked on the grass/aprons at Tamworth...

What's the story? Parking aircraft can't be a good sign?
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Old 14th Apr 2015, 23:46
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They might have to start parking 400's soon with the amount of crew leaving/trying to leave.
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Old 15th Apr 2015, 03:47
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Leaving to go where exactly?
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Old 15th Apr 2015, 04:16
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Some of the younger guys have gone to Rex, others to the Orange people and a few retirements.
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Old 15th Apr 2015, 04:21
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Old 15th Apr 2015, 05:05
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rex? why go to rex from qlink? less pay isn't it as well as worse equiptment
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Old 15th Apr 2015, 05:08
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Command prehaps?
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Old 15th Apr 2015, 05:09
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rex? why go to rex from qlink? less pay isn't it as well as worse equiptment
Command within a lifetime?
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Old 15th Apr 2015, 10:04
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know a few ports that could use q300s & they would also underwrite all flights.

In both nsw & Victoria
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Old 15th Apr 2015, 11:44
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Rumour is that 3 of them are going to be sold. But it's an old rumour. Hopefully they'll be the more hateful SB registered a/c
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Old 15th Apr 2015, 22:40
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SBB,SBJ,SBT,TQY,TQY all stored in TMW.

It would've been a handy idea to use one as a spare in ADL seeing as they've gone U/S quite a few days recently and delayed a few pax to/from WYA.

It's not like it's a new market that they're trying to get traction in or anything. Oh wait...

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Also a few on the hold file for Cobham and a few thinking of taking LWOP to leaving flying altogether for a year or two.
Massively short of Q400 FO's in BNE and CNS recently but that'll hopefully sort itself out when the Q300 pilots who are moving across go through the sim. Still an excess of pilots in the grand scheme of things but at the current rate they are leaving they may to looking in 2016.
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Old 16th Apr 2015, 00:18
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From the flight trackers it looks like SBT, TQM, TQY and TQZ are the ones there....but all x 4 due back to SYD today at 11:am.....hmmmmm....something interesting going on.....
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Old 16th Apr 2015, 04:36
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TQM is back to SYD ex maintenance.

All others are stored as per my previous post.
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Old 18th Apr 2015, 15:27
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Maybe start hiring again in 2017 (hopefully) ??
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Old 18th Apr 2015, 18:22
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Good place to park em, better than Avalon with it's salt air and sewerage works, they'll move on, so will the 400s; all good honest aircraft that have earnt their keep.
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Old 19th Apr 2015, 04:13
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Can any of these Q300's be utilised in next few months or do they all require major checks ?


Ask, as we have some work for such aircraft for about 8-12 hours per week ex SYD.




Who precisely would you ask ?




If anyone knows can they PM us.
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Old 19th Apr 2015, 04:20
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Smile

Rather than messing around on here, why don't you google the company name and telephone them directly?
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Old 19th Apr 2015, 04:39
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surely much MUCH quicker here than trying to phone & getting stuck at gatekeepers.
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Old 19th Apr 2015, 05:06
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Surely, if you're seriously interested in leasing one or more of those aircraft, and assuming they are stored due excess capacity - the 'gatekeeper' will put you through to the responsible person.

Here - I'll make it simple for you: 02 9691-2333

Now how about we get back on topic?
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Old 19th Apr 2015, 09:58
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Plenty of Q300 crew in BNE. In fact enough on reserve to crew just about all of them.

It's what they were doing up until March...
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