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Tigerair fleet change to B737.

Old 25th May 2017, 08:22
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Originally Posted by BPA View Post
VA wasn't the only airline affected, it was a worldwide issue.
Would have been SABRE then.
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Old 31st May 2017, 14:25
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Originally Posted by Icarus2001 View Post
So any progress on getting the B737 on to the Tiger AOC? Any sign of a proving flight?
I'm hearing it's done. Possibly last week.
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Old 1st Jun 2017, 00:50
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follow VH-VUD on fr24, still doing training flights after months and months.

Virgin Blue didn't need one tenth of the flights to get up and running from scratch!
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Old 1st Jun 2017, 06:02
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The official CASA proving flight was conducted on the 30th of May, it consisted of TT 9122 MEL-SYD, TT 9123 SYD-ADL and TT 9124 ADL-MEL. Mock flights were flown on the 26th with the same flight numbers to prepare the crew which included a diversion to Canberra. It was all flown with VH-VUD.

I have a copy of the passenger briefing if anyone is interested.
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Old 1st Jun 2017, 09:36
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So did they pass it?
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Old 1st Jun 2017, 10:41
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Wonder in which balance sheet the costs of the whole excercise will be reflected. Wouldn't be cheap!
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Old 2nd Jun 2017, 03:38
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Tiger maint.

Virgin will be doing the maintenance for tiger after October, double the cost of the previous provider, VT engineers are on A320 courses now. Who makes this stuff up! "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." Does no one in that organisation look back at what they did with the ATR's. Multiple AOG's because the engineers (all on 170k+) were, to busy, couldn't be arsed or didn't have a clue what they were doing. Watch Tigers maint costs and delays skyrocket after October.
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Old 3rd Jun 2017, 21:48
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TT's first 737 inaugural domestic RPT is Tuesday 6 Jun MEL-SYD.
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Old 3rd Jun 2017, 23:08
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Tuesday 6 Jun
Hopefully more like Utah than Omaha!
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Old 3rd Jun 2017, 23:26
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Originally Posted by skiinoz View Post
Virgin will be doing the maintenance for tiger after October, double the cost of the previous provider, VT engineers are on A320 courses now. Who makes this stuff up! "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." Does no one in that organisation look back at what they did with the ATR's. Multiple AOG's because the engineers (all on 170k+) were, to busy, couldn't be arsed or didn't have a clue what they were doing. Watch Tigers maint costs and delays skyrocket after October.
Hey mate don't work for BAE by any chance.
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Old 3rd Jun 2017, 23:32
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TT's first 737 inaugural domestic RPT is Tuesday 6 Jun MEL-SYD.
"....they'll never compete on the same routes, they will focus on leisure markets"
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Old 3rd Jun 2017, 23:48
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replacement schedule

So to bee clear as reading this thread it's as clear as mud

The three year date is pretty much out the window ?
And what's expected to happen with the a320s . And the staff associated with them .
Are. The a320 people expected to transfer across on a new type rating or redundant . Also what about the contractors ?
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Old 3rd Jun 2017, 23:58
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Originally Posted by skiinoz View Post
Virgin will be doing the maintenance for tiger after October, double the cost of the previous provider, VT engineers are on A320 courses now. Who makes this stuff up! "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." Does no one in that organisation look back at what they did with the ATR's. Multiple AOG's because the engineers (all on 170k+) were, to busy, couldn't be arsed or didn't have a clue what they were doing. Watch Tigers maint costs and delays skyrocket after October.
Thanks for that glowing endorsement
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Old 4th Jun 2017, 13:37
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Originally Posted by skiinoz View Post
Virgin will be doing the maintenance for tiger after October, double the cost of the previous provider, VT engineers are on A320 courses now. Who makes this stuff up! "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." Does no one in that organisation look back at what they did with the ATR's. Multiple AOG's because the engineers (all on 170k+) were, to busy, couldn't be arsed or didn't have a clue what they were doing. Watch Tigers maint costs and delays skyrocket after October.
That'll be interesting... I've heard of delays at VA in the past because VT walk past, see a panel open (like the toilet or water) and just leave it... 'not my job'... block headed attitude (allegedly) of 'it's not my job so I'll just let the aircraft be delayed'... yet people still reckon VA is the better of the two airlines when it comes to attitude of personnel... I wonder, if the above is true.
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Old 5th Jun 2017, 07:37
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So by your metric, the honey cart driver should close the odd baggage door or cowl if he sees it left open?
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Old 5th Jun 2017, 08:18
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So by your metric, the honey cart driver should close the odd baggage door or cowl if he sees it left open? Reply

WTF????
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 01:50
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Originally Posted by skiinoz View Post
So by your metric, the honey cart driver should close the odd baggage door or cowl if he sees it left open?
Reply

WTF????
I think you need help mate. No point going off half cocked about things,firstly you really no nothing about and secondly WTF has it got to do with you anyway.
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 05:00
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back to topic...

it seems Tigerair have flown one 737 (VH-VUD) on a couple of days worth of domestic flights.

The two other airframes haven't flown since Feb.
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 06:23
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Originally Posted by porch monkey View Post
So by your metric, the honey cart driver should close the odd baggage door or cowl if he sees it left open?
No, obviously I wouldn't advocate a person not trained to do something but an engineer seeing a panel open (for which he/she is capable and trained to operate) and calling someone to close it rather than doing it him/herself and letting the flight be delayed and pax inconvenienced as a result is just being a turd, when all other functions are finished and the aircraft is ready to go.

The more appropriate action since the Engineer would be entirely capable of closing the panel would be to do it, then go and tell the driver or his supervisor that he'd left the panel open and it 'could' have caused a delay.

It would be no different to a box of amenities sitting on an aerobridge and a ground/pax handling person refusing to hand them to the cabin crew but instead calling a caterer back to the aircraft to do it. Even more ridiculous when it comes from a company that's always going on about 'teamwork' and being a 'team'.

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Old 7th Jun 2017, 07:42
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Originally Posted by SRM View Post
I think you need help mate. No point going off half cocked about things,firstly you really no nothing about and secondly WTF has it got to do with you anyway.
Just commenting on a forum SRM, and I would say I am eminently qualified to do so. Why don't you wind your neck in, and as I said wait for October. 😜
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