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REX to transition to ATRs, start domestic jet ops

Old 28th Mar 2024, 02:57
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So why split hairs over a 30 minute delay verses a 12 hour delay then ?
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Old 28th Mar 2024, 03:16
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QF/JQ/VA would have canceled the flight instead of being 10+ hours delayed. Whereas Rex will just delay it half a day to avoid cancelling it. That way they can carry on in the media about being the most reliable…
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Old 13th Apr 2024, 01:20
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I see a mass exodus of experienced engineers from the Adelaide base and with more to go, apparently. management not concerned ???
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Old 13th Apr 2024, 07:04
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Apprentices are cheaper, Saabs also being parted out never to fly again. Saab captains already doing 2-3 weeks out of base now given mandatory temporary transfers.
Saab operations paying for all ground crew 20+, ground equipment, parking etc to cover jet, pelair and nje.
Itís the beginning of the end for the Saab operation. I feel for these guys, management should be ashamed of themselves.
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Old 13th Apr 2024, 11:20
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You may be right that apprentices are cheaper than LAME's, however they cant sign aircraft out. I agree that it looks like the Saab operation is in is dying throws,
however of the guys that recently left 3 of them have 737 licenses, the others soon to go I dont know but they are experienced guys, I dont understand how
you can lose long term employees like that and not be bothered.
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Old 14th Apr 2024, 00:12
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Originally Posted by Arnold E
You may be right that apprentices are cheaper than LAME's, however they cant sign aircraft out. I agree that it looks like the Saab operation is in is dying throws,
however of the guys that recently left 3 of them have 737 licenses, the others soon to go I dont know but they are experienced guys, I dont understand how
you can lose long term employees like that and not be bothered.
Stubborn 1950s style management is how this happens. Darwinism at it's best, change with the times or be consigned to history. If you can't adapt to the new world that aviation is moving into, that is no more flood of young enthusiastic aviation employees, then you will have no staff, especially flight crew and engineers. Not many want to do jobs where you have to commute to a place, spend time away from home, etc etc, unless it pays well and has plenty of time off, both of which Rex is failing at miserably and whats more getting worse.
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Old 14th Apr 2024, 07:03
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The apprentices are cheaper, was tongue in cheek comment.
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Old 16th Apr 2024, 01:33
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Woops,
another key bloke gone, they are bleeding people now, still nobody concerned apparently
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Old 17th Apr 2024, 07:01
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Cool

Just wondering how PAG and the $150M kitty is going?

Asking for a friend.
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Old 17th Apr 2024, 07:09
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Originally Posted by KRUSTY 34
Just wondering how PAG and the $150M kitty is going?

Asking for a friend.
Should be $30 million left undrawn.

Given their H1 performance and their domestic jet numbers so far this half, they can't be too far off making a reasonably significant draw down.
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Old 17th Apr 2024, 09:44
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What about 54 million in tax payers dollars was granted to Rex in 2020 has been put to use by building a hangar and recently opened 737 sim. How much of that is funding the jet operation
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Old 18th Apr 2024, 06:50
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Rex dropped a big sale including discount during the school holidays, sounds like a cash grab, didnít Bonza do the same a few weeks backÖ.
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Old 18th Apr 2024, 06:59
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Originally Posted by markis10
Rex dropped a big sale including discount during the school holidays,
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And it had no meaningful impact on pax numbers on their domestic jet network. Any time they get into a shoot-out with either of the majors on price, they lose.
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Old 19th Apr 2024, 21:55
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Rex ZL9401/9906 B737 YMML-YDPO-YMML Friday lunchtime, would have got East West Loco excited!

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Old 19th Apr 2024, 22:56
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ATRs are ****e.
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Old 19th Apr 2024, 23:01
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Originally Posted by CharlieLimaX-Ray
Rex ZL9401/9906 B737 YMML-YDPO-YMML Friday lunchtime, would have got East West Loco excited!
What was that? A charter? Looks like it went to Devonport half full and came back empty.
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Old 19th Apr 2024, 23:28
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Originally Posted by MickG0105
What was that? A charter? Looks like it went to Devonport half full and came back empty.
Spirit of Tasmania was having issues a few days ago with delays/cancellations from a cargo shift incident. Might be moving delayed pax over.
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Old 20th Apr 2024, 01:09
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Originally Posted by CharlieLimaX-Ray
Rex ZL9401/9906 B737 YMML-YDPO-YMML Friday lunchtime, would have got East West Loco excited!
Well, it might have aroused him; but to get him excited you'd need to match the glory day of 2 x EW F28 on the ground, plus an EW F27 and AN F28 in the circuit or whatever it was 🤣
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Old 20th Apr 2024, 09:10
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Yes, the big man would have been in full flight if that was the case HOBAY 3.

EWL used to say that he had the Knight1 SID for selected crews to use when he was in his travel office in Devonport.
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Old 22nd Apr 2024, 09:22
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One of the two PAG directors moving on.


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