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Alliance aircraft sale

Old 28th May 2015, 20:12
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Alliance aircraft sale

Alliance Airlines (QQ, Brisbane Int'l) has confirmed it has sold two of its seventeen Fokker 100 twinjets for AUD15.1 million (USD11.64 million). Of the funds raised, USD7 million will be used to ease its US Dollar debt facility with the balance to be used for general corporate activities.

The aircraft were deemed "surplus" by the carrier following fluctuations in the mining and energy sectors - its primary source of clientele.

Once the transaction is completed later next month, Alliance will operate an all-Fokker Aircraft (Woensdrecht) fleet of twenty-eight planes in total including fifteen Fokker 100s, eight Fokker 70s, and five Fokker 50s.

The carrier specializes in charter and Fly-In/Fly-Out (FIFO) operations across Australia and Papua New Guinea maintaining bases at Brisbane Int'l, Melbourne Tullamarine, Cairns, Townsville, Perth Int'l and Adelaide
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Old 29th May 2015, 04:38
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wow how did they get that much for them.

Tired old birds. Thought they'd be worth not much except as parts maybe.

A few years back Skyforce sold some old Alpi Eagles F100's with smaller engines for $1 million each we heard. Maybe they were ready for scrap heap?

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Old 29th May 2015, 09:48
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PNG? What work does Alliance do up in PNG?
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Old 29th May 2015, 11:13
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did VARA purchase the two frames?
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Old 30th May 2015, 02:16
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FYI SHVC >>> VARA did get m & 80 % sure they will be coming Eastcoast Ops

Im hearing BN-RK / BN-MK & maybe GLA / EML runs ???

Shame some of those original 457 ATR guys ( who went across to the F100 ) will get the plum Eastcoast gig when it should of gone to Aussie drivers ...

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Never let the facts get in the way of a good rant hey mate!
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Old 1st Jun 2015, 00:46
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not to mention those who didnt go to the f100 and are currently atr can still get those jobs.

aussie jobs for aussie drivers hey !

now ive got that out of the way does anyone have the email adress where i can send my cv to emirates/etihad all the low cost carriers in europe and every single asian airline that exists ?
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Old 1st Jun 2015, 04:45
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APACAU, in regards Alliance's operations to PNG, they often fly to Rabaul and drop of pax for the cruise liners milling around the area. I Have seen them in Moresby and Nadzab. They do lots of adhoc stuff.
A good little airline I believe.
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Old 2nd Jun 2015, 11:45
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Oh, Virgin Bought them, yes no ?
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Old 3rd Jun 2015, 08:59
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I am also hearing that Alliance latest F70 VH-NKU due BNE this Saturday evening.This is the last of the 3 Austrian Fokkers that was not taken up initially.The other 2 were spares but this one may be put into service.
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Old 12th Jun 2015, 04:35
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Was delayed and should arrive tonight.

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Old 20th Jun 2015, 07:32
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FWI, FWH have gone to VARA, which is what was told to us in the hangar.
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Old 20th Jun 2015, 11:33
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They both went for a test flight ex PER on 19/6 so sounds like a posibility.
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Old 20th Jun 2015, 23:46
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Noticed a F50 sitting on the tarmac at Hobart last weekend. Do they do scenic air tours?
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Old 21st Jun 2015, 08:19
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Yeah it's good to see Alliance being profitable, may it continue for a long time. The only question is how much longer do they stay with Fokkers, their opposition is re-equipping.
What is the likelihood of them acquiring some old 737's or A320's.
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Old 21st Jun 2015, 09:18
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Heads in the Sand ???

I know of a very top bloke who said the same thing to management:

" We need to re-equip with say 3 potentially leased A320s types to be able to tender on some of these 5-10 yr W.A FIFO Contracts Rick, if we don't we could loose the opportunity to continue what we are successful at & miss the current market mate "

He was looked down as being to progressive / proactive: his 3 day Power Point presentation went unseen by the McMillon team

A real shame >>> A real shame for a once progressive company
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Old 22nd Jun 2015, 02:26
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Have their been big management changes there ?

Seem to be a lot of unhappy skippers there now applying abroad as we speak.
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Old 22nd Jun 2015, 03:25
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Real shame that Alliance are going to loose so many captains. Well the Middle East and ANA will embrace them. Pity management can't give them something to look forward to so that they stay.
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