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Old 15th Aug 2019, 09:06
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Skytrans expanding?

There are a couple of adds up on the AFAP website for crew based in Perth and Townsville. Some expansion? Didnít think they had enough airframes for their current schedule.
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Old 15th Aug 2019, 22:03
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Anyone have an idea about how many applications theyíll receive given the minimums and preferred number of hours for both FO and CPT?
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Old 16th Aug 2019, 03:45
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Considering minimums and remuneration I doubt many.
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Old 16th Aug 2019, 05:35
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Why donít they upgrade their Caravan Pilots? Something called internal progression I think itís called.
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Old 16th Aug 2019, 09:10
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I heard they were bidding for Air North?
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Old 16th Aug 2019, 11:35
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I heard they were bidding for Air North?
the last thing skytrans needs is more aircraft they can barely even manage their current fleet
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Old 16th Aug 2019, 22:05
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Originally Posted by wheels_down View Post
Why donít they upgrade their Caravan Pilots? Something called internal progression I think itís called.
The low capacity RPT requirement of 500multi command make progression for the Caravan pilots very hard. The impractical and unobtainable dangling carrot.
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Old 16th Aug 2019, 22:47
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Ridiculous Australian rules at play.
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Old 17th Aug 2019, 00:29
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The Dash8 is a high capacity aircraft. Low capacity requirements don’t apply! Experience would only be limited by company policy. No reason to not promote C208 pilots to Dash8.

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Old 17th Aug 2019, 01:25
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Originally Posted by RUMBEAR View Post
The Dash8 is a high capacity aircraft. Low capacity requirements donít apply! Experience would only be limited by company policy. No reason to not promote C208 pilots to Dash8.
Is the Dash 8-100 High or Low? I wouldíve thought Low.
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Old 17th Aug 2019, 02:03
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Is the Dash 8-100 High or Low? I wouldíve thought Low.
Low.......

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Old 17th Aug 2019, 02:04
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Originally Posted by RUMBEAR View Post
The Dash8 is a high capacity aircraft. Low capacity requirements donít apply! Experience would only be limited by company policy. No reason to not promote C208 pilots to Dash8.
The Skytrans Dash 8-100 has a maximum seating capacity of 36 seats. High capacity does not apply until it exceeds 38 seats. So low capacity requirements DO apply.
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Old 17th Aug 2019, 02:28
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Ok I stand to be corrected. I just looked at the definition of High Capacity. I suspect this has changed sometime in the last 5 years?. Anyway Skytrans did have a high capacity AOC 5 years ago, prior to operating the Dash8-300. ( when It only operated the 100 series Dash ). It was most definitely defined as High Capacity back then. Seems the current definition is greater than 38 seats.
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Old 17th Aug 2019, 02:45
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Its the AOC thats classes it high or low. Qlink has a high capacity AOC and Skytrans a low capacity AOC. Same aircraft different regs.
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Old 17th Aug 2019, 02:56
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Originally Posted by pilotchute View Post
Its the AOC thats classes it high or low. Qlink has a high capacity AOC and Skytrans a low capacity AOC. Same aircraft different regs.
Where do you find this out? The CASA AOC search only shows if it's Charter, RPT or Aerial work.
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Old 17th Aug 2019, 03:28
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Originally Posted by pilotchute View Post
Its the AOC thats classes it high or low. Qlink has a high capacity AOC and Skytrans a low capacity AOC. Same aircraft different regs.
Yes and No. Itís not possible to make an application for a Low Capacity AOC if you intend to operate a B747! Just like you would not apply for a High Cap AOC to operate B200ís. The largest aircraft would dictate the AOC type. However for a high capacity operator also operating smaller aircraft they would then be required to comply with High Cap regulatory requirement for the entire fleet.
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Old 17th Aug 2019, 11:36
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Pay for an FO under $60k? No thanks
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Old 20th Aug 2019, 07:44
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New CEO

Wonder if the expansion has anything to do with the recent changing of the guard at the top?
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Old 20th Aug 2019, 09:59
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Wonder if the expansion has anything to do with the recent changing of the guard at the top?
He will be very well remunerated if he is paid by the word. He sure can talk.....
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Old 21st Aug 2019, 03:19
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Does anyone know what Skytrans pay their Captains these days??
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