Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Worldwide > Middle East
Reload this Page >

RAK Airways Threads Merged

Middle East Many expats still flying in Knoteetingham. Regional issues can be discussed here.

RAK Airways Threads Merged

Old 17th Mar 2007, 10:41
  #141 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 15
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
If you read the new CEos profile u can see what all he has been upto !!!Impressive tho !!!Lets see what happens in a week .It will take time for the new chap to settle down also and get used to the working environment and his team...flights taking off mid April.

Cheers,
Ryan
ryancornelio84 is offline  
Old 31st Mar 2007, 05:54
  #142 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Singapore
Posts: 19
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
No News, Good News?

What is happening at Rak in the last few weeks? I see nothing new posted with ppruner's!

Is the company hiring? Flight Training? Flying routes?

Has the management stabilized with the current group or are more people leaving?
asia757 is offline  
Old 1st Apr 2007, 05:51
  #143 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: deco stop
Posts: 341
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
AOC based on Aztec

Is it true RAK's AOC is actually based on an AZTEC..... albeit a E model....
Itswindyout is offline  
Old 1st Apr 2007, 05:53
  #144 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: any town as retired.
Posts: 2,180
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
4th CEO

I am tempted to apply for the soon to be vacant position of CEO.
My experience includes Aztec operations, from a small grass field somewhere in Eouthern England.

I have also been to Bombay.

Do I need any more qualifications....
Gulfstreamaviator is offline  
Old 1st Apr 2007, 06:57
  #145 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Around
Posts: 69
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The original AOC, which the GCAA sat on for about a year, was a Hamra Air AOC based on a Hawker 800 and a Seneca (I believe). The rumours network can tell that this AOC has seen a name-change and RAK Airways is holding the AOC.

But that did not bring the 757 in the air. Or did it
737BBJ is offline  
Old 1st Apr 2007, 14:10
  #146 (permalink)  
Sinbad1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Wink RAK Airways gears for lift off

Reporting from the AME Info

RAK Airways gears for lift off

United Arab Emirates: Saturday, March 31 - 2007 at 13:53
RAK Airways is waiting for an air operating certificate that would allow it to launch flights by mid-April 2007, Emirates Today reported. The airline will spend $150m leasing aircraft and upgrading the local airport. It has leased two Boeing 757s but has not yet revealed its launch destination. The carrier has applied for landing rights in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Iran, the CIS and Gulf countries.
 
Old 2nd Apr 2007, 09:19
  #147 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Europe
Posts: 2
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Political pull

Do you imagine the revolving doors of senior management and CEO positions will be looked upon with much favor when the political powers begin decisions on whether or not to grant landing rights to these fellows?

I would hasten to add a bit more dismal news that the name change of the AOC from Hamra to Rak airways is far from the bushel of inspections these lads will soon undergo to obtain further certifications to allow the 757 off the ground. What type of training programme have they? What about the maintenence outfit? What miracles or mystical powers does this cement CEO have to race past such formidable hurdles to launch in April? Alas, what are they smoking and where can I get some?
eraudog is offline  
Old 3rd Apr 2007, 09:24
  #148 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: any town as retired.
Posts: 2,180
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
OMRK was busy yesterday

RAK's circut training was conducted, just before the weather hit. There appeared to be one or two minor problems, but she looks good, great paint job, but I did prefer the previous tail, the current looks, OK, but not great.

Then the Amiri 747 called in on a training detail.

A hawk, called in with a low pass.

A G5 got stuck on the apron with a tow truck on its nose.

All in all a normal day in RAK, 'O' and ATC refused permission for a visitor to land.

Not forgetting the severe weather.

Glf
Gulfstreamaviator is offline  
Old 4th Apr 2007, 11:56
  #149 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: UAE
Posts: 19
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
All quiet

The reason it's all gone quiet is that it's increasingly obvious that it's a joke outfit and no decent pilot would be interested. Anyone holding their breath for this latest mid-April deadline to start operations will go blue in the face, as it will be missed like every other deadline announced by them. No doubt followed by another round of blood letting in the senior management. Maybe running an airline is different to running a ceramic/cement factory ??
riakar is offline  
Old 4th Apr 2007, 15:24
  #150 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: any town as retired.
Posts: 2,180
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
A Manager is a Manager

Many companies are run by people who are not specialists in that business.

A good manager, manages, and directs, takes heed of all input and decides.

Delegation is perhaps the most important skill of any manager.
The ability to listen as well as talk, helps.

So don't knock the CEO who is not in that line of business.

However to loose 3 CEO's could be described as careless.


glf
Gulfstreamaviator is offline  
Old 10th Apr 2007, 12:38
  #151 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: DUBAI
Posts: 50
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Has anything changed in the gulf. 3rd World, will always be ... sorry to the young guys huh!
gatvol2006 is offline  
Old 14th Apr 2007, 00:01
  #152 (permalink)  
AlwaysOnFire
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: **** you PPRUNE!
Age: 22
Posts: 226
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Question

If true does this affect the RAK Airways, http://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/...riya-news.html
alexmcfire is offline  
Old 14th Apr 2007, 13:27
  #153 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Singapore
Posts: 19
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
RAK VP of Flight Ops????

I notice on the website under "management" that the VP of Flight Ops is no longer listed.

Does anyone have any info on that?

Is flight training still being done?
asia757 is offline  
Old 15th Apr 2007, 14:01
  #154 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Dubai
Posts: 29
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Yup, it's official !! Capt. Olav Strangstad has quit........... he's back in Norway already.
WannabeAirbusFlyer is offline  
Old 16th Apr 2007, 14:27
  #155 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 15
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Good news finally the aircraft is in Ras al Khaimah.Test flites have started
ryancornelio84 is offline  
Old 28th Apr 2007, 08:52
  #156 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Around
Posts: 69
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Question Airborne, or not?

After ten pages of interesting posts this thread has taken a steep dive to nothing.

Ok, so they have tested the 757 in the air over Ras Al Khaimah. Another of the managers has left. Or was it two So now what.......

I believe launch of scheduled service was set to this month. Did they, or do they make it? Or will there be another Gulf News article quoting RAK Airways saying the launch will be in third quarter 2007

And why is it that this airline to be is not able to hire and keep good managers?

Something is not running the way it should be in RAK. I guess we all can agree upon that. To launch a scheduled international service you need professional people throughout the organization. You can look upon it as a zipper. If one or more of the people in the organization do not operate properly, the organization will not bring the result you expect. Numerous Post Holders have come and left. And that includes the position as CEO. If this would have been the zipper on my jacket, it would not have been a warm jacket. So also for RAK. Having said that. There are professional players in RAK Airways. But as we all know, it takes a full professional team to launch an airline.

I wish, for the sake of the employees, that RAK Airways would be able to take to the sky.

Question is why the people on top let it run like this.
737BBJ is offline  
Old 28th Apr 2007, 14:01
  #157 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: The Palm
Posts: 702
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
737BBJ,
All the below quotes are irrelevant here:
And why is it that this airline to be is not able to hire and keep good managers?
But as we all know, it takes a full professional team to launch an airline
Question is why the people on top let it run like this
The colour of the money, neputism, total indiffference among many other issues are much more relevant. I'm sorry but it's like this.
fractional is offline  
Old 28th Apr 2007, 14:15
  #158 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: KUL
Posts: 10
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I do not understand why RAK Airways started with VP's level positions.
Airline with small fleet such as 1-2 aircrafts requires 1 GM and rest managers to manage a team.
AOC340 is offline  
Old 29th Apr 2007, 05:33
  #159 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: any town as retired.
Posts: 2,180
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
VP on Business card looks better

Old american trick, call everyone VP, make them think they are important, makes clients think the company must be big to have a VP in charge of latrines.

Those VP's still in RaK, must be wondering just how longe before the plug is pulled.

The aircraft is still parked up, and covered in dust, with what looks like a hydraulic leak from the rudder assembly.

Glf
Gulfstreamaviator is offline  
Old 29th Apr 2007, 06:23
  #160 (permalink)  
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Blighty
Posts: 1,415
Received 3 Likes on 1 Post
Thumbs down

A mate of mine was head hunted by RAK, has been down here twice. The first time he was offered CP position, was not interested after seeing this mickey mouse operation. Seems they are hiring trainers on the cheap, i wish all you lot, that have been hired good luck. Them Indians are now in charge...
The 757 is parked up with a shagged thrust reverser, plus other things by the sounds of it.
EGGW
EGGW is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.