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

Old 25th Jan 2020, 11:56
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Any news on this? Are they in Kiribati yet? Where will they be flying to?
At the moment in Tarawa there's no parking space on the apron and still no hangar built for the jets.
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Old 25th Jan 2020, 12:00
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Originally Posted by listria View Post
Any news on this? Are they in Kiribati yet? Where will they be flying to?
I don't think they even have RPT on their AOC as yet!
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Old 26th Jan 2020, 08:40
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Not to mention the amount of government money down the drain when Air Tungaru (previous name of Air Kiribati) operated a Boeing 727-100 freighter from Tarawa to Honolulu via Christmas Island circa 1979.
The crews were former Air Nauru pilots in those days.
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Old 26th Jan 2020, 09:48
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or Airlines of the Marshall Islands operating Saab 2000 and a DC-8 out of HNL
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Old 28th Jan 2020, 06:57
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There is probably no hurry to get operation up and running. Chinese money; so who cares, it's all about Chinese presence.
Back here in Port Moresby, Air Niugini has cancelled order for 737MAX, reviewing other options. PX president Allan Milne said Embraer 190 might be good deal. Chinese money?
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Old 11th Feb 2020, 00:50
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Anyone has status on this. Has this been registered with CASA yet. I hope this doesn't come a very expensive toy collecting dust in AUST.

I suspect the current government would need to rush this as elections are coming up in March or April 2020. Last time something similar happen (ATR-72) the president had to resign.
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Old 11th Feb 2020, 01:37
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Rush Rush and CASA are not two and two. Especially for a new type and a operator new to narrow body pax ops.

I would hazard a guess and say the end of the year.
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Old 17th Feb 2020, 10:11
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Embraer E190, VH-IKJ registered today to Republic of Kiribati, with Pionair as the operator..
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Old 17th Feb 2020, 10:42
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One better hope it’s not Chinese money at present!!!
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Old 17th Feb 2020, 10:52
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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
Still parked there. Costing someone to have it just sitting around
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Old 17th Feb 2020, 15:13
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So what's next? The AOC? Will that take long?
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Old 18th Feb 2020, 13:23
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So what's next? The AOC? Will that take long?
Their IASC application hints at having RPT added to their AOC by mid March.
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Old 9th Mar 2020, 08:29
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One better hope itís not Chinese money at present!!!
Definitely Chinese money!
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Old 23rd Mar 2020, 08:30
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Well I guess that puts a stop to that for a while at least. Plenty of time to get the paperwork in order now.
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Old 31st Mar 2020, 21:51
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VH-IKJ flew yesterday WTB-BNE - the long way round... via ROK! Didn't land there, just flew to ROK, turned around and came back to BNE. Rumour is, proving flight with CASA onboard...
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Old 31st Mar 2020, 23:11
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Not a proving flight, will be doing a relief flight with medical supplies to the pacific in the next few days.
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 01:09
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Why up to Rocky and back down then? WTB-BNE should be 15 minutes, it took them about an hour and a half...

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Old 1st Apr 2020, 01:17
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Recency / currency checks for flight crew.
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Old 5th Apr 2020, 09:13
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Another trip up and down the coast. Hopefully will start being useful soon.
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Old 6th Apr 2020, 07:06
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Plane now appears to have landed in Tarawa. Amazing news
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