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REX to transition to ATRs, start domestic jet ops

Old 14th Oct 2020, 09:22
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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, 10:22
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Where was the Boeing Sim announcement?
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Old 14th Oct 2020, 10:28
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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, 11:10
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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, 11:17
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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, 14:19
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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, 15:31
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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 15th Oct 2020, 00:13
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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, 07:42
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What is the proposed FO pay?
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Old 15th Oct 2020, 10:37
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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 16th Oct 2020, 00:34
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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, 11:40
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Anyone got a call yet? FOs or CAPT?
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Old 19th Oct 2020, 12:45
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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 20th Oct 2020, 00:01
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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, 03:42
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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, 09:23
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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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Old 4th Nov 2020, 00:11
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Rex fo focus on SYD-MEL launch with all six of its ex-Virgin B737s, which "all date from the Virgin Blue era and carry an average age of 11.5 years", meaning that BNE and any other cities will come later and depend on demand and Rex getting more B737s: https://www.executivetraveller.com/n...elbourne-route
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Old 4th Nov 2020, 10:51
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Originally Posted by MelbourneFlyer View Post
Rex fo focus on SYD-MEL launch with all six of its ex-Virgin B737s, which "all date from the Virgin Blue era and carry an average age of 11.5 years", meaning that BNE and any other cities will come later and depend on demand and Rex getting more B737s: https://www.executivetraveller.com/n...elbourne-route
They're barely flying saabs right now.
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Old 4th Nov 2020, 11:43
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ref: "They're barely flying saabs right now".....

'Shall' all, BE 'fixed'/all cool.... Apparently?????

Link: https://www.crikey.com.au/2006/07/04...i-millionaire/

and again, here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_S...ian_politician)

Navajo over KSA- PelAir NLK, etc. etc. etc....., ALL Bloody Good/Not a freakin Problem- Apparently????

rgds all
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Old 5th Nov 2020, 11:08
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REX TAKES DELIVERY OF FIRST BOEING 737

Rex Airlines has taken a huge step towards launching its domestic operations, with the delivery of its first Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft.The plane touched down in Sydney this afternoon.It’s the first of six 737s leased by Rex and will be used for training activities before the proving flight for the Civil Aviation and Safety Authority (CASA) on 5 December 20. Rex will begin flying Melbourne-Sydney return services on 1 March next year and to Brisbane from Easter.

Rex’s Deputy Chairman, the Hon John Sharp AM, said,“Rex has an18-year track record of leading On Time Performance and affordable fares in its regional services and for the first time the domestic market can look forward to a safe, reliable air service that is affordable.” “If our services prove successful, we will inject up to 10 aircraft into the domestic market by the end of 2021. From there, we intend to develop a full domestic airline network, linking all the capital cities over time.”

The livery for Rex’s domestic airline fleet will be released by the end of the month.

Tickets for Rex’s Melbourne-Sydney return services go on sale in early December, at www.rex.com.au.
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