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Air Kiribati and Pionair (Bankstown) E190-E2 EIS meeting in Auckland last week

Old 29th Jul 2019, 07:42
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Brand new KI Acting CEO. Not sure what happened to the old one. Maybe liked São José dos Campos more than Tarawa.
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Old 30th Jul 2019, 05:15
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Unlke the Nauruans they have not pissed it away on breweries, pubs, casinos, ships and (so far) airlines.

I seem to recall they dropped $20m (or more) some time back (late 1970's?) with the Air Tungaru 727-100.
Had a huge payout from the Brits from the Ocean Island (Banaba) settlement that went pretty quickly.
The aircraft went to Bloodstock after it's Kiribati working life; a fairly interesting tale.
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Old 31st Jul 2019, 03:54
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Has this new Ejet got ETOPs approval yet?
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Old 1st Oct 2019, 01:54
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So is the Ejet up and operating yet?
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Old 1st Oct 2019, 03:44
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No.

Application in to the IASC for rights to Oz. Anticipated start a March 2020.
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Old 1st Oct 2019, 10:16
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Thumbs up

Zanzibar, yes they certainly have applied to the IASC. They are about to enter into a very finite market, however, with Big China's money behind them, they appear to have massive resources to throw at the market. First of type in the Central Pacific also ensure the Brazilians will work very hard to enable success. I am sure Pionair (not new to the industry) and Air Kiribati understand how big the Pacific Ocean is and its even bigger ability to swallow huge wads of money. Best of luck to all concerned.
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Old 4th Oct 2019, 13:12
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The engineering boys are in Bankstown now doing the type course.
Air Kiribati do operate one Dash8-100 ex Maroomba, WA (MSN 388).
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Old 18th Oct 2019, 11:54
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Brand spanking new E2 in the Embraer paint shop now going into Air Kiribatis livery.
Wings still aren’t fitted, crazy Brazilians!
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Old 19th Oct 2019, 13:02
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According to the Embraer sales people it is capable but not approved for ETOPS. If it is the same engine as the A220 they may be in for a wait on that one.
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Old 19th Oct 2019, 14:25
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Virgin had the first “classic” ejets that were etops certified. Not sure how many other operators took up the option.

I can’t imagine embraer, particularly with the impending sale to Boeing, would be too keen to go through the expense of certifying the aeroplane for etops without a customer and some sort of likelihood of a return on their investment.
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Old 24th Oct 2019, 05:46
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VAs E-jets were not EDTO/ETOPS certified. Before 2014 the non EDTO threshold was 90 mins before CASA removed this. Now it's 60 min thresholds or you are EDTO. The aircraft is 120 min capable, not sure if the E2 is 120 min certified yet, can't find much online

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Old 24th Oct 2019, 11:50
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Not EDTO, different airframe/engine combination to the original 190, so limited to 60 minutes for now
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Old 24th Oct 2019, 23:17
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With supposed plans to take it to Christmas/Cassidy (PLCH), I’d expect Embraer to be working hard towards the 120min title (if it isn’t already, which sounds like thats the situation). You know, help their launch customer out and prove that their aircraft can do long distance remote operations successfully. I suspect Emb have a lot riding on this aircraft.

I doubt there’s a way to get to Cassidy with only 60mins.

NGTA all the way to Bris and NZAA can be done with minimal diversions off the direct track to maintain within 60. Range/performance dependant of course, I have no idea about the E2’s capability.
NFFN not so much, unless Funafuti gives them the ok to use their strip. I don’t know the ACN and PCNs..
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Old 25th Oct 2019, 03:57
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Fact is Air Kiribati can’t operate, so have sourced externally...a lot of variables doing that
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