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

Old 15th Dec 2019, 14:58
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They'll be able to use the same photo for the creditors meeting.
No, it's not based on NLK is it???
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Old 15th Dec 2019, 23:23
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Any truth in the rumours of some tie up with Pilbara Airlines? Although it seems Pilbara Airlines have got their own AOC now operating A320s.
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Old 17th Dec 2019, 09:49
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Acting KI CEO now removed from position by the Board
Position advertised on the Air Kiribati Website. Anybody interested??? Its a political nightmare*
There's an exec recently fired from another island airline who is looking for a job. As a self-professed marvel he would certainly leave his mark with Air Kiribati if they took him.
They have deep pockets, too, which is right up his alley but I think thorough due diligence might see him eliminated. Mind you, if they can't get the day and date correct in their ad then proper due diligence might be a challenge.

I also notice they require budding Flight Attendants have a "Demonstrated ability to swim 500 metres;" Rather a demanding requirement, isn't it?

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Old 18th Dec 2019, 10:14
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FFS!! If you're talking about who I reckon you are then any poor bastards faced with squandering squillions on a fanciful dream to be an international jet operator certainly don't need the likes of him - unless they want to see their dollars disappear more quicker.

You would of thought the ATR exercise had taught them a lesson or two on futility.
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Old 21st Dec 2019, 05:04
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Application in to the IASC for rights to Oz. Anticipated start a March 2020.
I had a read of that.

The March 2020 date was the earliest for the approval and must be used before Nov 2020 I think it was.

If they want to be up and running by March they would need to be well advanced by now surely?
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Old 23rd Dec 2019, 02:04
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P2-ALC formly KSN & HCN the old Swires KingAir arrive at Tarawa 11/10/19

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/P2ALC
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Old 29th Dec 2019, 15:32
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Air Kiribati takes delivery of first E190-E2

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/n...-first-e190-e2
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Old 1st Jan 2020, 05:38
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Pilbara Airlines now have their own AOC operating A320s
They have? This from their website :

Whilst we will not commence flight operations until late 2020 or early 2021 we want to hear from you now.

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Old 1st Jan 2020, 11:45
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Air Kiribati takes delivery of first E190-E2
So, the haemorraging of $$$$'s is soon to begin.

They lost heaps on the ATR and, prior to that, even more on the Air Tungaru B727.

Why do they think this will be any different?
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Old 1st Jan 2020, 21:54
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Aircraft will be VH registered, under Pionair's AOC.
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Old 4th Jan 2020, 04:20
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Aircraft is on the way. Flight-aware tracking of PR-EHT shows currently on way to Darwin and then onwards to Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport. Pionair is based out of Bankstowns, yet why Wellcamp.

Also this is the single biggest purchase for the country of Kiribati but no big news of its purchase, no island style flyover to Tarawa.

Interestedly all the sector flown is below 29000ft. No RVSM approval???
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Old 4th Jan 2020, 06:09
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https://fijisun.com.fj/2019/10/23/fi...rms-manufolau/

https://www.flightglobal.com/airline...135961.article
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Old 4th Jan 2020, 07:37
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Aren't the geared Pratt's limited to FL290 after the issues in Europe on the A220 until they do a software upgrade? I understand they use the same engine.
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Old 5th Jan 2020, 06:58
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Landed at Wellcamp today after flight from Darwin
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Old 5th Jan 2020, 07:02
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So is Wellcamp just a cost effective place to store the aircraft whilst getting it put on to the Australian register? Added to the AOC etc
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Old 5th Jan 2020, 21:38
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So is Wellcamp just a cost effective place to store the aircraft whilst getting it put on to the Australian register? Added to the AOC etc
Probably cheaper than Darwin, not sure if there is an agreement with AirNorth, but they do have an E-170 engineering base down in Wellcamp.

Anyone know where PionAir are getting the drivers? Never saw anything advertised.
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Old 6th Jan 2020, 01:37
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Probably cheaper than Darwin, not sure if there is an agreement with AirNorth, but they do have an E-170 engineering base down in Wellcamp.

Anyone know where PionAir are getting the drivers? Never saw anything advertised.
The CP and HOTC is ex VA and EK so I would imagine would have contacts without needing to advertise.
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Old 7th Jan 2020, 07:18
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Spotted in Darwin a couple of nights ago
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Old 8th Jan 2020, 13:18
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1. 2016 Air Kiribati proposed to the government (and the funder Taiwan) a used A319. A few months later it was then an old B737 Combi. In 2017 they approached Air Niugini and Alliance Airlines to venture with the Fokkers.
2. 2018 out of nowhere they announced their interest of the E190 E2 and the Shark demo aircraft turns up to Tarawa. Air Kiribati signs the documents and places a deposit.
3. Taiwan withdraws the aid funds stating they will only provide aid for health, education and agriculture as stated in the agreement. The Kiribati government is then desperate to find aid funds to pay for the aircraft.
4. 2019 China offers to pay for the 2 E190s provided Kiribati terminates Taiwan and takes back China into the country. It's all part of China's "One belt road" strategy to obtain Kiribati along with other Pacific Islands.
5. Kiribati has now sold itself to China for the jets.

Background:
Air Kiribati and the local CAAK is not capable to register jets hence the VH and ZK registrations.
The majority of the Kiribati people are not happy with the purchase of brand new planes whilst the country is still struggling in health, education and development.
Air Kiribati had an ATR72-500 International venture in 2002 and it only lasted 2 years. The nation has a very small niche tourism market. There are already 3 carriers servicing Tarawa from Nadi, Honiara and Nauru all filled with mainly government aid workers and local patients.
A very political project


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Old 25th Jan 2020, 12:53
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Any news on this? Are they in Kiribati yet? Where will they be flying to?
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