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B717 Fleet to increase to 20.

Old 12th Sep 2015, 23:28
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Wow! What a big surprise. Nobody saw that coming.
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Old 12th Sep 2015, 23:35
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Just out of pure curiosity. Who else was competing for them? Network, SSA, EEA?
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Old 13th Sep 2015, 00:14
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Hope the next 2 are in better nick than the last 5 they acquired.

They could use the 2 'new' ones just to cover for breakdowns on the East coast.
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Old 13th Sep 2015, 09:29
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Just out of pure curiosity. Who else was competing for them? Network, SSA, EEA?
In all likelihood? Nobody. The "multiple bidders" theory was as much a way of keeping the peasants from revolting as anything else I would say.
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Old 13th Sep 2015, 11:13
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Going Nowhere......the breakdowns on the East Coast have nothing to do with the quality of the aircrafts when they were delivered, try the fact that Qlink have been doing the A checks on them. Now it seems it catching up on them. Not to mention Qlink are now doing the line as well. data shows a comedic OTP since those guys have taken over
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Old 13th Sep 2015, 11:51
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To be fair, OTP was comedic even before QLink took over. Which operator in their right mind would have no engineering coverage in busy capital city ports like Melbourne and Hobart??

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Old 13th Sep 2015, 12:11
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Which operator in their right mind would no have engineering coverage in busy capital city ports like Melbourne and Hobart??
B717 engineering coverage is provided where Qantas want it - they decide the coverage, not Cobham.
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Old 16th Sep 2015, 00:29
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A mate of a mate just told me that the AFAP has lodged with FWA regarding these two aircraft. Wierd that such a positive thing would cause this to happen. Any info?
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Old 16th Sep 2015, 12:31
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Originally Posted by gordonfvckingramsay View Post
A mate of a mate just told me that the AFAP has lodged with FWA regarding these two aircraft. Wierd that such a positive thing would cause this to happen. Any info?
Why don't you ask your mate to ask his mate, I'm sure they'll spill the beans. Probably something quite mundane but important to the troops.
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Old 16th Sep 2015, 23:30
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Sounds like a pretty standard response from the unaffected Aerocat.

A potentially forced, short notice, self funded, relocation due to base reduction is no laughing matter. Lodging with FWA is not something the AFAP do for a laugh either.

You are right about something though, this is very important to the troops, especially once the precedence has been set.
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Old 17th Sep 2015, 00:01
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Originally Posted by Blitzkrieger View Post
Sounds like a pretty standard response from the unaffected Aerocat.

A potentially forced, short notice, self funded, relocation due to base reduction is no laughing matter. Lodging with FWA is not something the AFAP do for a laugh either.

You are right about something though, this is very important to the troops, especially once the precedence has been set.
I wasn't laughing.
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Old 17th Sep 2015, 22:15
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The Australian reporting that QantasLink expanding operations out of Hobart.
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Old 17th Sep 2015, 22:23
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An extra 10 tech and 15 cabin crew for the HB base. If only there was engineering support to improve the OTP
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Old 17th Sep 2015, 22:35
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Captain Claret will be a busy man!
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Old 18th Sep 2015, 00:15
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