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Old 12th Dec 2008, 09:40
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NT Aeromed

Only a report in the local newspaper but they normally have an element of truth.

Old medical planes 'put patients at risk' - Northern Territory News

The Territory needs to replace its aeromedical fleet as the ageing planes are putting patients at risk, a new report reveals.

So I'm guessing we are about to see a newer, or upgraded fleet......
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Old 12th Dec 2008, 11:40
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hahaha what a load of crap!!!

if I recall rightly Pear have 4 kingair B200's on the medevac contract & the guvamint is spending 12mil PA...

"We're prepared to step up to the plate," he said. "We do have ideas on how much we would like to spend, but we are keeping it confidential at this stage."
wonder how many ideas they really have... PC-12's seem to be the popular choice at the moment 5-6 mil (?) a pop not going to take long to well & truely exceed 12mil

maybe they have the idea that the 'old' planes weren't so bad after all...
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Old 12th Dec 2008, 11:46
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RFDS central section have just ordered 5 new PC12s to replace high time a/c.They might end up on the local market?
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Old 12th Dec 2008, 11:48
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they normally have an element of truth
Whatever makes you say that ??
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Old 12th Dec 2008, 12:08
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I gather the "Cornish Report" would refer to John Cornish who has done a lot with aeromedical operations in this country. If he is making criticisms then people usually sit up and listen (especially government departments). Pearl Aviation is a great operation but with some of their B200's approaching 25,000 hours would anyone be out of place for suggesting its time to look for new machines? How long does the NT Aeromed contract have left to run?
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Henderson plays down Pearl Aviation shortfall - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Government has cancelled Pearl Aviation's contract following a critical report which said its air fleet were ageing and inadequate.


I did read somewhere that they are not yet halfway into the 10 year contract.
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Old 12th Dec 2008, 13:01
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ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah the NT news is a sad excuse for a news paper
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Old 12th Dec 2008, 13:28
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Just in time for the Nomads to come back into production
 
Old 12th Dec 2008, 15:00
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Did the article mention a Crocodile?......... its not a true story unless it features a crocodile.
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Old 12th Dec 2008, 22:46
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RFDS Central Section approached the NT Government last time the contract went up for tender, however the medical staff at NTAMS would not fly on single engine aircraft.

Perhaps it's time for one of two things then. Either they are educated as to the safety of turbine singles (Wally, settle down, ), or Pearl Av spend some money on a new fleet!

It's $12M a YEAR. Over the terms of a the contract, surely they would have been able to pay off most of the cost of new aircraft by then.

I have to agree with the article (despite there being no croc in there, ). The fleet currently utilised by NTAMS has well and truely had it's day in this role. I'm sure the aircraft are quite airworthy, and I know 25,000hrs really isn't toooo much when you consider there's plenty of other King Air's out there with the same hours, but in the role of an Aeromedical aircraft, reliability is a major thing and I doubt a 25,000hr, 28 year old aircraft, can provide the same reliability as a brand new one.

Just my opinion, .

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Old 13th Dec 2008, 02:10
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RFDS central section have been trying to get into Darwin for more than 15 years.
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Old 13th Dec 2008, 02:51
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Have they tried using the ILS?
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Old 13th Dec 2008, 03:02
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Nice one TQ....
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Old 13th Dec 2008, 05:32
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Three late model B200's will be in Darwin early in the new year.

Shame the local operator's didn't show any interest in the contract, but I suppose one more contract for ******* Aviation.
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Old 13th Dec 2008, 19:56
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Big opening here for an Amman Air II ?

MU-2 perhaps?
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Old 13th Dec 2008, 20:03
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What were you thinking Tinny? Enough words wasted in certain books now about V1 ta much!!
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Old 13th Dec 2008, 20:10
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BTW..can anybody enlighten me on the chopper that is on standby for aeromed at Tindal.
Is it IFR certified? Is the pilot? Able to operate single pilot IFR? Does it have
(servicable) wx radar/auto pilot?
Curious to know what yer get for $80,000 a month.
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Old 13th Dec 2008, 20:35
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Taking a guess it might be the CHC S-76, which is based at tindal as the RAAF's rescue chopper, If it is on stby for aero med you've got fully IFR 2 crew with radar & auto pilot sitting down there
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Old 13th Dec 2008, 20:56
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Who is this John Cornish ?

Is he some sort of expert in Aeromed operations ?
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Old 13th Dec 2008, 21:07
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Thanks Dan that would be it I think
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