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olderairhead 23rd Nov 2014 19:21

Re the experience bonus a PX pilot told me.

balusnomore 24th Nov 2014 00:24

I hear the guys can be “domiciled” elsewhere other than Morseby, but while in Moresby will have to “HOT BED!!” in an leased 2 bedroom apartment block.

So how does that work?

What about travel to "domicile"? Any assistance there, how many days off in a row?

olderairhead 24th Nov 2014 05:50


I am confused. You say you have a copy of the contract so why ask the questions?

And FYI current expats will remain on A scale and retain the experience bonus, new hirees will go onto B scale with no experience bonus. Suggest you speak to the right pilots to get the facts.

No assistance being offered to travel. It is in your time at your expense.

Duck Pilot 25th Nov 2014 07:48

I wouldn't be surprised if they don't start outsourcing all their engineering to Asian MROs. Do they still have expat engineers in POM?

olderairhead 26th Nov 2014 19:33

Must be gone then. Just adds to the rosy future for those guys up there!

lucille 6th Dec 2014 13:00

As a PX old boy, I am horrified to learn of these new impositions.

Surely the hoof beats of pilots heading for the door must be heard on the 4th floor?

Will PX be reducing their schedule and fleet numbers as well?

If not then flight cancellations will be the norm.

It will be interesting to see if all those savings will offset the increased training costs and costs of cancelled flights associated with a pilot shortage.

Fingers crossed for everyone that saner minds will prevail before its all too late.

balusnomore 10th Dec 2014 05:15

Apparently the National Pilots Union supported by the Expats took PX to Court a day or so ago.

PX told by the Court to go and actually talk to the Unions about the Conditions for the next contract.

Hoofbeats of pilots you ask, I heard second hand that 30 have left in the last 6 - 8 months , and also hearing that that 30 will be joined by more in the coming months, especially since they are hearing first hand from those mates that the grass IS GREENER on the other side.

Unusual-Attitude 19th Dec 2014 10:19


olderairhead 24th Dec 2014 10:37

7 days to go.

Alarm bells ringing, Alliance on standby.

What, no crew?!

balusnomore 24th Dec 2014 11:38

Mate tells me 3 more resignations this week.

balusnomore 25th Dec 2014 11:28


TANGFU......I had to think... and then, Hahaha!.

This tweet from the web defines it.......

"For those outside #PNG TANGFU=typical Air Niugini [email protected]#? up"

Chocks Away 26th Dec 2014 12:13

That's their old name... "Air No-Got"
No got balus, no got pilot... :)

Unusual-Attitude 28th Dec 2014 02:25

Fit about to hit the shan...sit back with your popcorn, stubby in hand, and enjoy the glorious cluster f$&k that's about to unravel...

Kiwiconehead 28th Dec 2014 04:57

I heard someone is looking pretty ill after promising the board major wage cuts from the pilots - couldn't happen to a nicer guy

Unusual-Attitude 28th Dec 2014 09:42

Oh, they'll save plenty in pilots wages...coz there won't be too many left there to pay...:E

jackthelad 1st Jan 2015 08:11

Last one out is a rotten egg!
As at 0800 today Im told 41 pilots have left. Many did not sign the worst contract in the Southern Hemisphere.

Im told, pilots had until 1700 EST to either sign the 2015 c*ntract or be considered unemployed by the company on 1st Jan 2015. And that they would be paid their existing entitlements at the new B scale wage. According to all sources this did not cause the mad rush anticipated by Foo's crew.

According to a reliable source there where several late night phone calls made by senior management to key crew offering them to talk numbers.:ugh:

Pilots where also told that from Jan 1st they would be removed from rostered duties. Many pilots waking to 2015 to find not only have they not been removed but they had extra flights added. Sound like opps normal.:D

Sounds to me that management are putting the total blame on the crew for their own shortcomings. Do they still have 25 or 26 Boeing 767 Captains for 2 aircraft of which one is nearly always away being serviced. I wonder how many of those 25 or 26 are checkies on the highest of high incomes but hardly ever fly.

Gentlemen and Lady (i believe she is leaving or even left) there are greener pastures to feed upon, dont be worried your skills and expertise as pilots in PNG are held in high regard in other parts of the world and will serve you well.

Goodluck with it all, I can only imagine those that did sign the 2015 c*ntract signed it because it pay just a little more than a job search allowance. Cannot imagine many of them giving the required 8 minutes notice required under the new fantastic deal once the get a better ride.:ok:

olderairhead 4th Jan 2015 05:17

Had a call from a mate who tells me that the PM's plane is grounded at the moment due to a crew shortage caused by the new contract.

Wonder how happy the PM is now that the ousting of pilots' is affecting him directly?

Maybe he should utilise the 73's while they still have crew

this week.

troppo 4th Jan 2015 22:29

seek, posted this morning

olderairhead 4th Jan 2015 23:00

So obviously it is p!ss off the A scalers and get rid of em, 44 so far I'm told, and employ B scalers instead.

Gee I can hear the rush already, and it isn't from those coming!!!

Mach E Avelli 5th Jan 2015 00:53

Sadly, the rush will come from India and Eastern Europe and places like Ethiopia.
The rush to the bottom.

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