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Old 2nd Oct 2016, 02:38
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i think you'll find the aircraft was just down for maintenance (perhaps a phase check?)
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Old 14th Oct 2016, 06:11
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how are these boys travelling? Quick glance at flightaware shows no movements (VH-EMK) and off to Adelaide? Upgraded and got themselves a D model perhaps?
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Old 15th Oct 2016, 02:25
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EMK is on the way to Perth today via Ceduna and Esperance.

The aircraft was sitting in the Execujet hangar all last week
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Old 19th Oct 2016, 12:05
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Any news why the aircraft is in WA? and are they still operating and if so what aircraft ? Flightaware is showing no flights from MEB to BWT for days.
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Old 19th Oct 2016, 12:12
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Is/was the aircraft leased from a Perth based company? If so it would be easy to put 2 and 2 together?
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Old 19th Oct 2016, 22:02
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Ok putting 2 and 2 together = aircraft returned to owner?. FSA Essendon office is still open , so wonder what aircraft ??.
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 00:35
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all that aside, no aircraft operating to merimbula or burnie since it left? New Aircraft arriving perhaps? Just tried booking flights and its showing 'booked out'
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 14:49
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Dead duck...
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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 04:21
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Office and passenger lounge at Essendon still open today. Must still be life left in them
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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 22:12
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Did they ever get any takers for their cadet scheme?
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Old 23rd Nov 2016, 06:15
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Today's local Advocate newspaper story;
The managing director Roman Badov of Free Spirit airlines says flights in and out of Burnie Airport will not resume until December 1st, because the airline is upgrading their fleet. The airline has not flown from Burnie since 24th of October. The business has been restructured and will now have a back up aircraft. We have had some technical issues with our aircraft and as a result we have actually upgraded our fleet to serve our customers better.
Our customers will be travelling in greater comfort and at a greater speed and of course most importantly with the highest of safety standards.
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Old 25th Nov 2016, 01:01
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The FSA B1900 was at Jandakot last week having the FSA branding/stickers removed.

Seems likely the aircraft will be returned to it owner, unless they are re-branding their livery...
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Old 25th Nov 2016, 01:21
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I heard yesterday a certain owner in SYD purchased 9 B190's from Air NZ and are currently in YSBK being put on the register
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Old 25th Nov 2016, 01:44
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VH-EMK isn't ADS-B Capable. So it's fairly plausible that he could just be upgrading to a D model that is ADS-B Capable.
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Old 29th Nov 2016, 21:58
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So..... 1st December is tomorrow. Should I front up for my flight to Burnie. Any sight of an aircraft yet or is it all still a dream.
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Old 29th Nov 2016, 23:42
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given you can actually book flights now, id say something is operating
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Old 30th Nov 2016, 00:19
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But what though ? Haven't they left the booking system open during previous times of nil operation
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Old 30th Nov 2016, 00:47
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no, it has said sold out and unable to book
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Old 30th Nov 2016, 22:27
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So have services resumed today or is it all still a dream
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Old 1st Dec 2016, 00:30
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I'm going to take a punt and say we will see a metro in free spirit livery
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