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Old 31st Mar 2021, 23:38
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Originally Posted by blubak View Post
Will be interesting to see what alliance can come up with prior to the start of the 2021 fire season.
Fair chance Coulson will still be operating here,not a lot of options out there.
Of all the operators in Australia, Alliance appears to be the only one that can actually "Organise a piss up in a Brewery".

So my bet is, the beginning of Fire Season 2021, they will have whatever aircraft required and be ready to operate. Good luck to them if this is actually true and not an April Fools Joke.
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Old 1st Apr 2021, 00:14
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Originally Posted by Roj approved View Post
Of all the operators in Australia, Alliance appears to be the only one that can actually "Organise a piss up in a Brewery".

So my bet is, the beginning of Fire Season 2021, they will have whatever aircraft required and be ready to operate. Good luck to them if this is actually true and not an April Fools Joke.
OMFG, please tell me you havenít taken the bait with the April fools joke
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Old 1st Apr 2021, 02:04
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The post may be a joke but its also on Fire Aviation?

Conair tried using F27 Fire Bombers in France. They were short lived so I assume they were not a great success as they then moved on to CV580s.
However if F50s are tried by Alliance or anyone else the development would not be to hard from F27 to F50 if used the Conair design?

Conair and others seem to like the BAE146 into the future. Conair are also happy with Dash 8s.


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Old 1st Apr 2021, 02:23
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Marie Bashir will be rather surprised to learn of her own death on Sky News today...
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Old 1st Apr 2021, 06:44
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ASX website shows Alliance announcement that CASA has given regulatory approval to operate the E190, and a revised AOC has been issued.

Fleet update

-43 Fokkers in revenue service,

-commitments for 30 E190 deliveries, with 18 paid for and 5 delivered to Australia

- the sim will be up and running by May, pilots currently being trained with Finnair in Helsinki.

No mention in the media release of the team at Aliance checking with PPRuNe experts before making decisions on fleet purchases or pilot hiring.
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Old 2nd Apr 2021, 09:15
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Originally Posted by cynphil View Post
TFH will not be happy! TR and NTR...
Why wont I be happy, its no skin of my nose?

Are you another QF fanboy that seems to think some great injustice has taken place if anybody else is chosen over a Qantas pilot because you know, they are not Qantas!!

I just hope the right people and most deserving get the job, regardless of their background!
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Old 4th Apr 2021, 03:51
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Originally Posted by Dookie on Drums View Post
Wow. So why weren't the Airnorth guys and gals given an acknowledgment? Genuine question as none as far as I'm aware were even acknowledged. Current on type etc
I have heard that there is a gentleman's agreement in place between the shot callers that precludes Alliance from taking Airnorth's Ejet pilots on account of the fact that Airnorth wouldn't be able to continue operating flights if Alliance took more than a few of their crew. Unfortunate for any Airnorth pilot's that might have wanted to take advantage of the opportunity.
I would have though at least a couple Airnorth folks would have gotten an interview, given their recent experience with E170, current type rating that covers both 170/190 with differences training and they almost all live in Darwin, but as far as I am aware none did.
The other possibility is that no Airnorth pilots applied.
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Old 4th Apr 2021, 23:31
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If your comments on fleet type is aimed at me, then you have it wrong. I am only commenting on the NSWRFS contract that they are supposed to be receiving.

As I read the current Alliance fleet, there are no current types that are approved for fire bombing? If we accept the statement on this thread that Alliance is being approved for the NSWRFS contract, then either they have to get B737 approval or they need another type? I'm not sure an orphan B737 is is viable? I am unaware that the F50, F100 or ejets are approved for fire bombing? I suspect if they intend to get fire bombing approval on a current type then this may be a bridge to far? Anyone going on this route should look up the sad tale of Minden Air attempting to put a Bae 146 in service.

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Old 5th Apr 2021, 02:03
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No Wunwing, comments weren't aimed at you.
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