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Old 9th Jun 2016, 05:09
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FMTAfterburn....Are you tech crew?Attachment 503
Wasathingi, a question to your question - where's the radar and FLIR?, perhaps this is an old photo
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Old 10th Jun 2016, 00:51
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Wasathingi, a question to your question - where's the radar and FLIR?, perhaps this is an old photo
What's next, no ability to drop a diesel dewatering pump, apparently so!!
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Old 10th Jun 2016, 01:38
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What's next, no ability to drop a diesel dewatering pump, apparently so!!
I wonder who decided that? "Nah, forget that, I want a nice shiny jet to do SAR in".

How about you lot get the task requirements/tender document/contract/etc etc and find out what it/they actually require before criticising what appears to be being (not) provided compared to the old deal?
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Old 10th Jun 2016, 11:57
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Originally Posted by Capn Bloggs View Post
I wonder who decided that? "Nah, forget that, I want a nice shiny jet to do SAR in".

How about you lot get the task requirements/tender document/contract/etc etc and find out what it/they actually require before criticising what appears to be being (not) provided compared to the old deal?
Cobham contract says it will drop all the standard items as tested and approved by AMSA, this is another variation away from that contract. Other items will not be droppable also. Cobham just haven't fessed up to it yet, one at a time until they try and swap a dash 8 or two in which although less capable does have a reasonable size door. Fixed wing SAR is about finding survivors and keeping them alive. You need an array of items to be dropped accurately
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Old 10th Jun 2016, 23:53
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These will all be down for major maintenance pretty quick due to have to record 10 cycles for every 1! Haha woops.
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 04:22
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Cobham contract says it will drop all the standard items as tested and approved by AMSA, this is another variation away from that contract. Other items will not be droppable also. Cobham just haven't fessed up to it yet, one at a time until they try and swap a dash 8 or two in which although less capable does have a reasonable size door
Oh well, the ensuing court case when Cobham are sued for breach of contract should be interesting, hey! Any chance one of you folks who seem to know what Cobham will or won't do before its done might care to share the winning lotto numbers?
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 09:26
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I understand, very 3rd hand, that a young man was offered the FO position on the 604 based at Essendon. He, for reasons unknown, had wanted a seat on the Dash 8 so he requested that. Was told that those positions were filled and therefore unavailable. When he then said, oh well the 604 it is, he was told that as he had expressed a wish for something else he was no longer acceptable for the 604 and therefore was rejected.
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 09:35
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If I was a betting man I would say the legal people are probably a little ahead of a bunch of disgruntled pilots. What is the definition of "standard equipment" would be my first thought.
Again a bunch of disgruntled pilots who possibly base their objections on rumour and Il will think they are smarter than all the management at AMSA and one of the larger companies that deal with this type of operation world wide.

Plovett, he learnt a lesson then didn't he?
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Old 25th Jun 2016, 22:13
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Not trying to prove anything. But I am saying the full service will not be ready on time, or budget, and the aircraft type is a backward step.
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Old 31st Jul 2016, 22:48
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Service delivery

Well one week to go before the unique SAR jet contract starts in Perth.
I will be curious to see how Amsa are going to mitigate the lack of capability to the seafaring and outback public when this partially compliant aircraft comes " online". Although it is not unusual to have some issues unresolved with a new and complicated aircraft on contract, there will be deficiencies which will take some time to resolve. In the meantime keep your tinny in the shed.
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Old 1st Aug 2016, 09:25
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Not to worry there's always to good old local aeroclub to muster out there as first responders......??...Oh sorry, forgot! the government regulated them out of business.
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Old 1st Aug 2016, 10:49
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Originally Posted by FMTAfterburn View Post
Well one week to go before the unique SAR jet contract starts in Perth.
I will be curious to see how Amsa are going to mitigate the lack of capability to the seafaring and outback public when this partially compliant aircraft comes " online". Although it is not unusual to have some issues unresolved with a new and complicated aircraft on contract, there will be deficiencies which will take some time to resolve. In the meantime keep your tinny in the shed.
Online in a week, not what I am hearing.
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Old 1st Aug 2016, 11:21
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Re-advertising for captains in Perth and Essendon. One needs to take a long, introspective look at oneself if one can't crew a 604 based in Melbourne!!
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Old 1st Aug 2016, 23:48
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Where do you get "can't crew" from?
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Old 2nd Aug 2016, 21:00
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This job was advertised around 12 months ago. Now, they have re-advertised for captains for the Perth and Melbourne bases. So, it seems that they "can't crew" these positions. Simple?
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Old 2nd Aug 2016, 22:15
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OR maybe back "around 12 months ago" they advertised and employed sufficient crew to start up the contract however leave the final recruitment until closer to the contract start date. Saves $$$$. Why have all crews employed on day 1 sitting around waiting?

They will get crew, I have no doubt about that. Not me on that sort of money but you can bet lots of dollars that there will be pilots out there happy to accept a job.
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 06:25
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Maybe.....
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 09:56
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Maybe.....
And that MAYBE is very big and growing bigger by the day.

Proof will be in the pudding next week when AMSA expect Perth to have full coverage.
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Old 8th Aug 2016, 03:05
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Sar jet unavailable for tasking, and I hear that the Dornier leaves Perth tomorrow. Does anyone else have a problem with this?
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Old 8th Aug 2016, 06:25
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Sar jet unavailable for tasking, and I hear that the Dornier leaves Perth tomorrow. Does anyone else have a problem with this?
The word is they don't have their AOC either
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