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Old 1st Jul 2009, 11:34
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I know exactly where he is

if you need to speak to him, give me a PM, and I will pass your details on to him.

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Old 16th Jul 2009, 12:38
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Rak Revised

seek Manager Operations Control.............................

well I never.

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Old 18th Jul 2009, 13:51
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RAK Plans

How is the new CEO doing ? Any major decisions taken ? Plans going forward ? Stick with the single B752 or get more? Change of aircraft type and/or business model ?

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Old 31st Jul 2009, 12:49
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So how is the new CEO doing? Any signs of activity?
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Old 9th Aug 2009, 20:33
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Small beer

Come on guys, pissing away the nearly 300,000,000 start up capital (it was actually whatever 800,000,000 AED is in US$) is nothing to the great man. Remember his was the master stroke of buying the port in Georgia for $1bn only to have the Russians destroy it during their invasion, try to get out of the responsibility his contract imposed - because we all know contracts to him are treated as a minor annoyance rather than something legally binding entered into under a system of law - and then eventually having to fork out another $1bn to rebuild it. That's real money to throw away, not a mere $0.3 bn on a tinpot airline.
I've always wondered what the pictures he has on the powers that be in RAK depict as it must be bad to enable him to get away with what he does, right under their noses. A driver at RAK Ceramics would be fired and be separated from various parts of his anatomy if he tried to fiddle 50AED on his petrol so how the mighty Dr gets away with it all is beyond me. However reliable sources tell me that any new applications or amendments to AOCs from the lunatics in the North will be greeted with the contempt they deserve by the GCAA so I think we're fairly safe to say the whole thing is dead.
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And bravo SJ Hustler, you have commited the ultimate sin of reminding us all that he's just a lebbo despite pretending to be Swiss, that will have him choking on his $500 cigar !! Hope you don't want to go back to RAK anytime soon I'm sure he'll organise a nice welcome party for you at HH pleasure.......
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Old 10th Aug 2009, 11:11
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americas cup

Why do you think the Americas Cup MAY be coming to RAK ? Is it the superb scenery, safe driving conditions, excellent recreational facilities or the cigar smoking lebbo's mates in Switzerland ?? Eh, eh ??
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Old 10th Aug 2009, 13:53
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Capt Potty to Skipper yacht race

Acording to loony tunes web site, the Dr has been nomineated at the skipper of the UAE challenger team.

A new rule introduced this year, is that the host nation is entitled to invite a team from the hosting nation (UAE/RAK).

Unfortunately the designer of the challenger carbon fibre race boat specialist, (V1TEC), MD was arrested for bouncing a cheque on the Skipper.
The company was developing a factory in RAK, to build very fast racing boats.

So it would appear that the RAK team is up the creek without a paddle.

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Old 10th Aug 2009, 18:42
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You're all invited!

A party ?For little ole me ?

Let him if he wants to share his 500$ cuban (made in miami) cigars. It's a pity he wasn't in his yacht at the Georgian port when the Reds bombed it, might feel a bit like home... his real home!

The village pub is still a good laugh though...

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Old 6th Oct 2009, 16:41
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Rak Airways Game Over No Money Full Stope
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Old 10th Oct 2009, 09:28
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The Clash

Jeez, go already if you're goin, for how long will this news be played and replayed and replayed, it's getting to be like a bad Xmas no.1. Every few months there is no money or the Sheikh decides he has wasted enough or the 'Doctator' throws another tantrum and then there is an about face and RaK is 'rising like a phoenix' as one idiot commented in a previous post.

The Clash said it all . . . "Should I stay or should I go now?" ...

Any takers on odds of a rejig on the business plan?

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Old 11th Oct 2009, 16:04
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rak airways no reputation and one man show do you thing it will come up one of the board member working for him self and sending all real business and profitable one to other airport and airline no one can talk hustle
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Close to the end, or ?

Be serious guys. There is no way an airline can be profitable operating scheduled services out of Ras Al Khaimah. With Dubai International and Shjarjah an hour down Emirates Road, the geography speaks against RAK Airways.

They can hire and fire managers as much as they want to (and they do). As long as The Board, together with the senior management do not define a business plan that is somewhat feasible, RAK Airways will go nowhere. You can write pages upon pages about a new fleet. A new course has to be set. Period.

They have been operating in Kinshasa for a few months. Probably the most profitable operation they have seen since the start. I believe wet lease or other forms of charter operation is the way for this airline.

But, they need a management that can/will/have the views to understand this. If not. Well.............................

Another side to the RAK Airways story is the way they go about their AOC. As said above, and I agree, one day the GCAA will say stop.
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A318 operation at RAK?

Seen various internet references to an A6 registered (A6-AAM?) A318 Elite (business jet) as belonging to / operated by the RAK A/W AOC.

Presume this is for RAK Government official types etc or someones private plaything, and not much to do with RAK's other activities (such as they are limited to....)

Out of interest, can anyone confirm that this aircraft is 'offically' operated by RAK A/W, even if it is a seperate entity within (that AOC)? Seems to be a bit of another oddball alongside the B757 and other types they have to do with - but then again oddball seems to be the norm for this outfit to date....

If it is part of same outfit, what is the deal with the A318 crews? Are they a seperate entity? Are they treated better (or worse) seeing they operating corporate jet style operation?

(Apologies for any thread creap away from main area of discussion)

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318 at RAK

The 318 is a private aircraft operated by Dana Executive Jets, the operators of the only real FBO at RAK, (according to the publicity).

It is not a RAK government aircraft, but the ruler has been seen on board, but he prefers the Challenger 604 these days.

The aircraft is crewed by the owner, and DANA are the conduit for mtce, ops etc.

As to who has operational contol, is like all aircraft in UAE subject to change without notice.

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Heard mention that the new business plan has been submitted, approved and accepted?
Anyone know what's in it? Shorthaul 737 or Longhaul with something else?
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Old 17th Oct 2009, 10:10
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RAK

So...RaK is back eh? Is there yet another CEO to go along with the new business plan? Anyone know what the plan entails?

If the usual interference from the Doctator continues then what's the point of a new plan anyway? Throw a tantrum and change the plan, that's how it goes there.

my airline, MY airline MYYYY AIIIRRRLINNNNNE!!!!!
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RAK

Last year when I was doing some flying for Dana the 318 was in Sharjah and was only being managed by Dana. It belongs to a private owner.

Is the DO still Capt T?
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Yes, there is a "new" CEO, but he has been around for a few months, and apparently got a new business plan approved by the Board. In itself an achievement as long as he is given money to carry it through.

While he is redoing the company, he needs to get the 757 back in the air. Without cashflow his seat can be too hot for him too soon. And equally important, he needs to surround himself with the right people! A small group of pros who know the trade. He needs to open up for advise from others.

About Dana. If it is the Capt T I think about, yes, he is flying there, but not as DFO, me think.
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updates

Bumped into the new new new CEO, in the lift a few days ago, thats all I know about him.
The business plan, has been approved, but as was suggested the funds have not not not yet been approved.
There will be no improvement at RAK, until as was suggested the new CEO, reports to the Crown Prince and not Capt Potty.

Capt T at Dana, he is no longer the DFO, the DFO is the previous DFO, but two, who was fired and then rejoined. Capt B.

Capt T is dual rated on G5 and HS125, and is employed as a line captain by Dana, and an Instructor Pilot by SAE.

I undersand that his G5 handling is improving, but his technical knowledge is below zero. And he is an instructor at CAE.
FSI FAB suddenly become a nice place to train.

I hope Capt Potty, actually manages to get the boat race to RAK, but at the moment all the roads round the Marina are being tarted up....so this must be a good thing. RAK is still the most dangerous Emirate to be on the road in.

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