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Old 21st Sep 2019, 14:54
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just on 13 hours. That is rostered as a three-man crew
With a three-man crew in the 737 Classic does the third pilot sleep/rest in the jump seat? Or rest among the passengers in the cabin?
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Old 22nd Sep 2019, 00:37
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Sheppey,

Valid question and the answer is found in CASA's Instrument EX48/18, Part II, para 2.3.3

In a nutshell, 14 hours max rostered duty for three-crew and rest can be where the "crew has access .....to a comfortable seat in the passenger compartment".

A Business class seat is assigned for this purpose.
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Old 22nd Sep 2019, 00:52
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Now that he has had to ‘go his own way’ I’m not sure where he will end up next, but will it be in the airline industry - Absolutely!
And from his current Linkedin a/c:-

"Aviation Management Consultant".

Hope that goes well for him, none too impressive a track record from the posts here.
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Old 24th Sep 2019, 11:16
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teajay got obsessed in trying to discover who Pacific Spy (plus others) was and spent a lot of company money (according to the Courier Mail City Beat article last week) on a personal legal action. Ironic when he was often heard saying “Pprune is without credit”, “is nothing but rumours” and, he “doesn’t read it anyway” – was he telling porkies? No, not teejay – never!!! Well …………………..

He was heard in the office voicing his opinion as to who Pacific Spy was/is. Word is that he targeted a specific individual (the one with a corner named after him near the threshold of Runway 30 on Nauru) and had an IT team going through his emails in minute detail looking for leaks to confirm his suspicions. That was before he and his team lost administration rights to the company email server. He must think people are idiots if he believes anyone would use company emails for such activities however the ability to think rationally is often lost if you are consumed with an obsession. The money was ill-spent because his prime suspect is not and never was Pacific Spy.

Bad luck teajay – it must be SO frustrating that your vendetta came to an end. Pacific Spy was never there to have been sacked/driven out/intimidated or 'sent on indefinite leave' etc. but he was very close to some of those you trusted but who also had no faith in you and certainly no loyalty.

What’d Owen C say – vindictive?

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Old 24th Sep 2019, 22:36
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I wish to inform all that while their posts remain for all to see, PacificSpy has retired and removed themselves from the PPRuNe Forums, however, PacificSpyRedux is here to stay.

With his recent arrival on PPRuNe and his assertions along with the hate emails being sent by "Flying Knight" to everyone at the airline, it's hard not to imagine PW and FN are the one and same.

Anyway, I've done a bit of asking around and come up with this:-

"We operate in a hostile environment" maybe, but not as tough as a Cat3, Auto-Land according to teajay - said a million times to anyone unfortunate enough to be in earshot.

Re the Kosrae incident - having got themselves in that position, the crew carried out a go-round unlike another operator's accident at TKK.

"I love my job but am fatigued". If you bothered to put in a fatigue report, you would find you'd be treated like others who have, had their concerns acted upon and not received a negative response. I challenge you to show that anyone has.

Requiring that "All fatigue issues are addressed and a FRMS is implemented not intimated" . The staff have been trying to get an FRMS up-and-running. The rushed implementation of Zapways without meaningful consultation with those who had to use it, and especially without consulting the Fatigue Group, resulted in delays. Zapways was inadequate and could not communicate with the proposed fatigue model until barely a few weeks ago. This was despite, months ago, requests being made to management to link the programs - the requests weren't acted upon by management probably because there were too many other issues being sorted with Zapways. For the record, a draft FRMS Manual had been written and put into CASA based on the different software the company was using before Zapways was forced onto everyone. The new management are progressively fixing all the problems inherited from the teajay management team. CASA are well aware of these issues and precisely where they stem from - I've been privy to an email where CASA "acknowledge there has been substantive disruption in Nauru Airlines over the past 18 months ....."

Pilot numbers - a really clumsy and amateurish attempt to distort the situation (another similarity between PW and FN). I've checked the numbers also and FOAM is right on the money - 31. On a daily basis lets allow a couple of management pilots from that 31, a couple away doing sim (not every day but we'll be conservative and apply it that way), a couple on leave, a checkie out doing line/sim checks and 4 on D/O's then you have 20 available pilots. Pretty close to your 18 - but, you intentionally present it out of context.

I have been shown the current schedule and those for the last numbers of weeks. The weekly flying shown on them is all less than 180 hours week and I'm told this is the case pretty consistently since teajay and his team lost the QF freight work.

180 hours per week rostered amongst 10 sets of crew (20 pilots) is not particularly busy and hardly chronic fatigue inducing work. I concede that individual patterns can potentially be rostered to FTDL's but not on the regular or consistent basis you seem to suggest. It simply can't be with 10 sets of crew and 180 hours a week and the number of aircraft in the fleet is totally irrelevant, the hours being flown is what is relevant. Nice try, PW, but discredited - again.

As others have mentioned, management of fatigue is a joint responsibility and if you are going to work fatigued then do you consider yourself professional? Ceetainly doesn't look like it.
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Old 24th Sep 2019, 23:49
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On 9 Aug 2019, at 18:42, Trevor Jensen <[email protected]> wrote:
Dear tail wheel

Thank you for your response. I note the thread was removed from public view but the thread, and all of the posts, are now again visible. This is of serious concern to me.

I attach a sealed copy of the Order made by the Supreme Court of Queensland on 7 August 2019. An unsealed copy of the Order, with confirmation it was made by the Court, has been served on MH Sub I, LLC, by email to xxxxx[email protected] and delivery to its corporate headquarters in California.If there is an alternative email address or method which should be utilised to bring the Order to the urgent attention of the Forum, please let me know urgently.

Failure to comply with the order may cause a person to be in contempt of Court.
Please take the appropriate action to remove the thread from public view.

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The Nauru thread has been temporarily removed pending confirmation of a legal challenge.

There is no record of Service upon the PPRuNe organization or the site publisher. I am awaiting advise today from the Court Registrar of your alleged Application and Orders. Please forward a copy of the alleged Orders so we may take appropriate action.

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Dear tail wheel

I am Trevor Jensen. I have applied to the Supreme Court of Queensland for orders preventing the publication of posts on PPRuNe which defame me. The Court has made orders, relevantly, to the following effect:

1. The forum is restrained, until such further or other order of this Court, from publishing, or causing or permitting to be published, posts numbered 1, 2, 13, 16, 24, 39, 41, 46, 64, 67, 74, 75, 89 in the thread titled "Turbulent times at Nauru Airlines" in the Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific sub-forum.

2. The forum is restrained, until such further or other order of this Court, from publishing, or causing or permitting to be published, any posts which are to substantially the same effect as the posts referred to above, or which otherwise defame me.

Copies of the formal orders issued by the Court are being served on the forum operator, MH Sub I, LLC. Failure to comply with the orders may result in the forum operator being held in contempt of Court.

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Please also refer this notice to the forum administrator. Any questions can be directed to my solicitor, Harry Nicolaidis of K&L Gates, by email to [email protected].

Regards tj


And that whilst also fending off requests to remove certain information on Glenb's thread............

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Old 25th Sep 2019, 03:22
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Thanks TW.

Having access to the deleted thread otherwise, I re-read the posts numbered in the court order. I don't know what he is on about and struggle to see what's defamatory (point 2). I guess, though, when your feelings are hurt you take things out of all context.
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Old 25th Sep 2019, 06:24
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https://jessicamudditt.com/2015/08/17/the-clouds-below/


with the ambition of becoming “the region’s premier airline,”
Even the phrases at ON weren't entirely new.

"Premier airline"? Didn't work there and wasn't working here.


Welcome PSR. I have a correction for you, though:-

Two pilots are about to finish up (1 Captain retiring and 1 F/O to greener pastures) so that reduces the effective numbers to 18 - Pathetic Whinger's figure. That is, 9 sets.

I guess he's really onto the fatigue issue with only 9 sets to manage 180 hours flying/week . Maybe we should listen to him? Then again, after a nano-second's thought - NAH!!

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Old 25th Sep 2019, 11:23
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Oh Trevor

Very disrespectful of Herr Teejay. He called Tailwheel, ‘tail wheel’. That is incorrect. Then Captain Ansett signed off his message with ‘TJ’. C’mon Trevor, get your emotions in check. If your staff, or should that be ‘ex-staff’ were treated fairly and with dignity and decency, they wouldn’t have written a thread about you where all of the alleged dirty little secrets have being spilled. If there was no fire there would be no smoke. What goes around comes around Teejay. Karma. It seems that your ‘mates’ at the executive level have sold you out and been letting out all of the secrets and exposing your dirty line. Tsk tsk tsk.

‘Absolutely’
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Old 26th Sep 2019, 02:02
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PW and FN, your silence is deafening with your inability or reluctance to answer the questions your asked and where you're been challenged.

I guess the claims lacking credibility or substance might have a bit to do with that. Too many examples of where you were wrong must be embarrassing.

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Old 26th Sep 2019, 11:47
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One door closes, another one opens. Might be looking for some competent managers

FMI Air

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Old 30th Sep 2019, 11:34
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I was in Melbourne for the Grand Final weekend (a disappointing result but GWS will be back. The Roosters, though, a happier story) and wandered down into enemy territory in Richmond for drinks and food after the game. The place was buzzing, Swan St more than Bridge St but there we stumbled across a restaurant called “Three Idiots”.It had been my intention to have a weekend not thinking about anything to do with aviation…………………………. that ruined it.
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Old 1st Oct 2019, 06:43
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You can add the Three Stooges Restaurant in Ontario, Canada, to that list.
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Old 1st Oct 2019, 08:59
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You can add the Three Stooges Restaurant in Ontario, Canada, to that list.
Errmm...but at least The Three Stooges were a funny and entertaining bunch of wacky blokes.
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Old 1st Oct 2019, 12:43
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I would have thought that The Angry Moose would also be somewhere that teejay frequents;

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www....lawley%3famp=1

I wonder how his aviation consulting is going? Someone need an Ops Controller or a temporary ARO? Maybe some linemarking needs doing at a regional airport, or perhaps BAC need an additional trolley collector inside the terminals?
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Old 1st Oct 2019, 22:50
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Errmm...but at least The Three Stooges were a funny and entertaining bunch of wacky blokes
Disagree, I always saw the Three Stooges as bumbling fools going from crisis to crisis without any workable plans.


p.s. a look at the Angry Moose website shows that it is permanently closed - is that similar to where the airline was heading?
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some linemarking needs doing at a regional airport, or perhaps BAC need an additional trolley collector

however, both are jobs that need doing properly ......................................... just saying.




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Old 18th Oct 2019, 07:09
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Well, it seems that things are going smoothly at the airline for a change given the lack of recent posts and the thread slowly falling onto page two would seem to confirm that – this should bring it back onto page one, though. Glad to see that 18 months of turmoil are behind them and it must irk some numpties that a place can be run responsibly, with good staff morale and that bosses can engender a feeling amongst staff where they want to go to work each day - everything the previous management failed at.

So, with the lack of any feedback and nothing worthwhile to post, I’ve taken to reading about others. Currently I’m reading about Donald Trump and some of the lasting attributes that come from one particular article are that he:-

Is accused of bullying staff

Appoints friends and associates to well-paid positions Is capable of his own “fake news”

Gets rid of people he personally doesn’t like despite their proven ability and worth

Is generally disliked by most except for the “inner circle”

Spends vast sums on pet projects that can’t be justified

Does not consult widely amongst those with past knowledge of a situation

Seems to like the sound of his own voice

Dislikes being challenged

Is out of touch with staff

Damages long established relationships with those who offer benefit

Has plenty who would be glad to see the end of him

Pursues vendettas

Sees himself as “God’s gift” to most situations

Hates adverse press or social media but will still try to use those avenues to his advantage

Is known to relate falsehoods

Was an unpopular appointment

Is suspected by many of having vested interests in some dealings

Seems to remind me of someone ……………………… am I alone?

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Old 20th Oct 2019, 21:44
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To that Donald Trump (dt) list you can add:
Is nice directly to people’s faces but is nasty about them widely to others.
Isn’t trusted by many
Is angry about possible impeachment and being gotten rid of – oh, wait, forget that . But angry anyway.
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Old 21st Oct 2019, 10:21
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https://amp.couriermail.com.au/busin...8f97682d854d78

WE hear the recent troubling events at Nauru Airlines has hit one of Brisbane’s more high profile public relations outfits.

Mercer PR, run by Lyall Mercer, had until recently been doing public relations work for the carrier but that now appears in doubt after a three-man group appointed by Nauru’s new government last month fired the airline’s entire board. Following the defeat of Nauru President Baron Waqa in elections in August, Mercer’s work with the Nauru government also appears to be over.
City Beat spies tell us that the new government appears to be washing its hands of anything to do with the previous administration.
The international spotlight has been on the tiny republic thanks to it hosting a controversial detention center housing asylum seekers on behalf of Australia, its biggest foreign aid donor.
Lyall Mercer told City Beat yesterday that he could not discuss individual clients for confidentiality reasons. However, he confirmed the firm had assisted Nauru Airlines for a short time recently as requested by the previous board. “There is now a new board post-election and what they do in terms of communication is up to them,” he says. In terms of the Nauru government, he says the firm has not handled media relations for it for a number of years but had assisted them in other areas.“While there has been an election, we enjoy a good relationship with the current government and the new president. Nauru is a beautiful country with wonderful people that has sadly been misrepresented in a lot of media reporting,” he concluded.


https://www.afr.com/rear-window/fede...0190710-p525vl

Lyall Mercer's Mercer PR is a smallish Brisbane PR firm whose clients include various evangelical faith groups and Queensland industry bodies. A former star client is the government of Nauru, not exactly a favourite of human rights groups. In fact Mercer's handling of the account has now been investigated by the Commonwealth Treasury, who advised it to implement human rights training.A highly unusual three-year probe by Treasury — under its auspices as administrator of the OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises — found Mercer PR's actions on behalf of the Nauru government "inconsistent with the human rights chapter". Specifically the parts relating to privacy.
Back in 2015, human rights groups were outraged after reporters were sent, through Mercer, a copy of an unredacted police report (including the results of a medical examination) about an asylum seeker who'd filed a rape complaint on Nauru. This was as part of efforts to discredit the woman's claims.
The Public Relations Institute of Australia in 2015 condemned Mercer's conduct in a statement, before saying its statement was "general in nature" a few months later, after Mercer PR threatened legal action "in regard to the defamatory statement".
But back to the present. Tuesday's Treasury report states that though Mercer declined to participate in some meetings about the complaint, the firm "appears to understand the importance of ensuring that its actions avoid potential adverse human rights impacts".Wishful thinking. The response by the firm on Wednesday afternoon said while its thoughts are "with the woman referred to", "this matter is about one press release sent almost four years ago". Not to mention the formal findings coming from "an obscure government organisation with no authority, about OECD guidelines no one has heard of except activist lawyers".
The government report, Mercer continued, "is extremely misleading and omits many facts that were relevant in the highly charged political atmosphere of the time. Surely this report is completely out of proportion and a gross waste of taxpayer money!"Given the reaction, and the fact Treasury has no punitive or coercive powers in the matter (it promises to follow up in six months), that last point rings true.One fact, at least, is undisputed: Mercer PR doesn't do contrition.



https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/...3b36086fa2861b



Interesting articles ................. offered without comment, suggestion or inference of any sort. Just found them very interesting and easily found on the 'net.




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