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PNG AIR fuel policy or lack of?

Old 23rd Dec 2019, 20:04
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Originally Posted by lucille View Post
Surely a fuel policy defines minimum fuel not maximum fuel. The Captain decides on the day what his fuel load will be. No?
Yes the Captain does. Yet deciding to trade paying passengers and cargo for fuel is a difficult decision to make. It's easier when the Operations Manual makes it for you.
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Old 24th Dec 2019, 20:16
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Originally Posted by ARPs View Post
But PNG Air haven’t killed anyone.... pity the same cannot be said for APNG or MBA.

Just change the company name... accident free history
83 and still counting...

• On 15 December 1992, a Milne Bay Air Britten-Norman Islander aircraft struck a mountain near Alotau, Papua New Guinea. Six people were killed.

• On 12 July 1995, a Milne Bay Air de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft exploded and crashed into shallow water shortly after takeoff from Dagura Airport. Thirteen people were killed.

• On 11 May 1996, a Milne Bay Air Britten-Norman Islander flew into a valley surrounded by high terrain near Oumba. Pilot attempted a 180 degree turn, but crashed into trees. One passenger was killed.

• On 9 July 1996, a Milne Bay Air Twin Otter aircraft struck a mountain in cloudy conditions on approach to Mendi. Twenty people were killed.

• On 29 July 2004, an Airlines PNG Twin Otter crashed near Ononge, in cloudy conditions, killing two people.

• On 11 August 2009, Airlines PNG Flight 4684, a Twin Otter, made a failed go-around in cloudy conditions near Kokoda. The aircraft crashed into a mountain at an altitude of 5500 feet (1676 metres). All 13 people on board were killed.

• On 13 October 2011, a Dash 8-100, registration P2-MCJ, operating Airlines PNG Flight 1600 from Lae to Madang crashed about 20 km south of Madang and caught fire, killing 28 of the 32 people on board.
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Old 26th Dec 2019, 04:07
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Winja it’s interesting to note non of the accidents were related to min fuel.
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Old 26th Dec 2019, 09:49
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It must be mentioned that the company has changed significantly over the recent years in many ways. Ownership, senior management, aircraft, engineers, pilots, supporting personnel, corporate clients and customers.

Whilst the history is on record, I don’t believe it’s applicable with regards to this forum.

If one is into fatalities with regards to airlines, take closer look into the history of a well known Australian Airline whom most Australian’s actually prefer to fly with. Also plenty other airlines around the world who have sadly had accidents. No one is immune to the inherent risks that aviation naturally generates.

CASA PNG only need to lodge a differences with ICAO with regards to the fuel rules, it won’t effect their overall rating as it’s a difference that is logical and required given the geographical and operational environment.










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