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REX to transition to ATRs, start domestic jet ops

Old 14th Oct 2020, 08:02
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Good question Timmy and I'm guessing the owners of most of the 73 sims in Australia won't be too helpful, although Ansett has a 73 classic sim that's low utilisation
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Old 14th Oct 2020, 08:22
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Boeing have a 737 sim in Brisbane - and have today announced that they will be ceasing Operations at the end of the year.

Might be an opportunity to purchase that one...
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Old 14th Oct 2020, 09:22
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Where was the Boeing Sim announcement?
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Old 14th Oct 2020, 09:28
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Originally Posted by hawk_eye View Post
Boeing have a 737 sim in Brisbane - and have today announced that they will be ceasing Operations at the end of the year.

Might be an opportunity to purchase that one...
Might be an opportunity to throw on another 100 B737s on the Rex AOC and all of VA,TT any others crew jump ship and leave the Bainyanks with zero trained crew.
That will show the capital bastards. As I said, if that was to happen, now is the time. Long shot yes. Aviation is so unpredictable anything is possible.
Maybe PAG could pounce if they recongnise what's going on right now. Howzat for a funny post.
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Old 14th Oct 2020, 10:10
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VA appearing to self destruct, Rex coming in with a new 737 startup operation. We could look back in years to come about Rex’s genius move, funnier things have happened.
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Old 14th Oct 2020, 10:17
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Originally Posted by brokenagain View Post
VA appearing to self destruct, Rex coming in with a new 737 startup operation. We could look back in years to come about Rex’s genius move, funnier things have happened.
Similar to Virgins replacement of Ansett !
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Old 14th Oct 2020, 13:19
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Ansett 737 SIM (assuming your talking dear old CZA) not upgraded so training tool only, not acceptable for checkrides.
Suppose someone wants to stump up the $$ to upgrade maybe but have to wonder how CASA would view an all NG operation wanting to use a classic 73 for checks.

Wise friend pointed out QF sim's are a separate entity/profit centre so if someone has the $$ to rent be hard for QF to say no, expect similar for VA equipment as with limited cash flow someone with $$ to spend becomes king.
Plenty of qualified pilots, some with C/T experience, just a matter for REX to decide their FLT OPS structure/personnel and square away with CASA.

To misquote Rachel Hunter "may not happen overnight...but it will happen".
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Old 14th Oct 2020, 14:31
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Seriously.... having seen the ‘pitch’ for Project Mother, this has to be some sort of joke.

I hope REX have deeper pockets than $150m, because they are going to need it if they think a B737 is just a 174 seat SAAB.
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Old 14th Oct 2020, 23:13
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Ex virgin and indeed qf trainers lined up and working for Rex now. CASA Pre approvals pretty much complete.
Boeing sims available.
virgin chasing down the Bain lcc model. Never a better time.
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Old 15th Oct 2020, 06:42
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What is the proposed FO pay?
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Old 15th Oct 2020, 09:37
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Originally Posted by hotnhigh View Post
Ex virgin and indeed qf trainers lined up and working for Rex now. CASA Pre approvals pretty much complete.
Boeing sims available.
virgin chasing down the Bain lcc model. Never a better time.
Better get those sims done for Christmas.
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Old 15th Oct 2020, 23:34
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Originally Posted by Double_Clutch View Post
What is the proposed FO pay?
Targeting 10% below Jetstar and 24% below the proposed VA pay scales.

Basically its the 2020 award figure, approx $108k base.
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Old 19th Oct 2020, 10:40
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Anyone got a call yet? FOs or CAPT?
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Old 19th Oct 2020, 11:45
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Doing interviews (at least for captains), initial is 1 hour Teams interview with CP and co-ordinator who's ex VA A330 and 737.
Courses already started, obviously for top of the pyramid and gradually will flow down to line grunts.

Just IMHO logically top pyramid (CASA delegations etc) whomever available from wherever, more choices for Check approvals from different organisations, more choices again for training experience, no reason why any further line positions wouldn't be primarily if not solely VA.

On their plans at present they only need maybe crew for 6 aircraft until easter 2021 so 30 captains and 30 f/o, as always maybe a few extra captains; should demand increase faster than expected their plans will modify.

Best of luck for those playing the game!

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Old 19th Oct 2020, 23:01
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Hearing on the grapevine a number of VA 737 FOs looking at the Rex option. Is this a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire with a lot of uncertainty about the operation or its longevity - or a case of a good opportunity to reset ones career prospects?
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Old 20th Oct 2020, 02:42
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Originally Posted by hawk_eye View Post
Hearing on the grapevine a number of VA 737 FOs looking at the Rex option. Is this a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire with a lot of uncertainty about the operation or its longevity - or a case of a good opportunity to reset ones career prospects?
What have they got to lose?
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Old 20th Oct 2020, 08:23
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Exactly. If you were at the bottom of the seniority pile it would be definitely worth it because you won't be seeing a command at VA any time soon plus you still might be made redundant anyway.
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