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Westwing Aviation Getting Saab 340's?

Old 21st Jan 2015, 04:23
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To ensure the success of these routes, West Wing Aviation has confirmed they will be utilising two ATR 42s to service these.
Now there is a load of crap if I ever heard it. You might want to check your sources.

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Old 22nd Jan 2015, 01:51
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ATR42, now that's a big jump and very hard to believe. If they make the move to a larger aircraft type, the Saab would have to be the choice given PC's has previously operated the type and I think their current CP flew them at Vincent.

I was in Cairns yesterday and the Beech 1900C (VH-EMK) is parked next to West Wings hangar so it would appear it will be joining the fleet very soon.
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Old 22nd Jan 2015, 02:32
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BPA - think you'll find you're wrong
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Old 22nd Jan 2015, 03:07
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Westwing Aviation Getting Saab 340's?

EMK will more than likely be going Free Spirit in Essendon
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Old 22nd Jan 2015, 07:46
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onehitwonder, just like you were wrong with your post on the 29 Nov 14, saying West Wings B1900 was arriving a week later for FreeSprit Airlines. Here we are almost 2 months later and it's still operating out of Cairns.

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Old 22nd Jan 2015, 09:08
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BPA, looks like you are correct. Guess that source of information wasnt to credible....But is it operating? I bet you a carton it heads south
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Old 22nd Jan 2015, 23:38
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onehitwonder, we are both correct. West Wing Aviation is operating the flights for Free Sprit.
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 02:20
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two Dash 8-100s
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Old 30th Jan 2015, 04:13
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2 x BAe 146's?
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Old 30th Jan 2015, 08:52
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Fact it would seem....

19JAN2015
West Wing Aviation (WW, Mount Isa) will take delivery of two Dash 8-100s later next month the carrier's press service has said. The aircraft are part of a multi-million dollar investment the carrier plans to make in order to permanently assume the Skytrans (Q6, Cairns) routes it has been temporarily operating since January 5.

On the authority of the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), West Wing Aviation began emergency services from Cairns to Lockhart River, Aurukun Mission, Coen, Edward River, Bamaga, and Kowanyama, in the Cape York region on January 5 for a period of 14 days. The TMR have since extended this arrangement for an additional term.

"West Wing Aviation is the RPT (Regular Passenger Transport) service operator for the Torres Strait island network and also to Palm Island from Townsville. The airline moves over 50'000 passengers per annum in these markets and is progressing negotiations for additional aircraft to cater for the increased demand into the Cape York communities," the airline said in a statement.

An additional 19-seater aircraft - believed to be an Awesome Aviation Beech 1900C VH-EMK (cn UC-159) - was also delivered on January 13.

Use of the aircraft is subject to the type being incorporated into West Wing's existing Air Operator's Certificate, a process which can take months to successfully complete.
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Old 30th Jan 2015, 09:00
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Delta T,

That's not an official release from the company. You have posted what CH-Aviation posted in their news section 11 days ago.

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Old 1st Feb 2015, 10:23
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one of the ex Vincent Saab 304B's parked at TSV is 36 seats.
What's the call sign of that 36 seater?
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Old 5th Feb 2015, 10:10
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Latest West Wing news;

West Wing have had their deal extended to 1 March and are moving ahead with a more permanent arrangement.

West Wing Aviation reveals push for longer term Cape York presence - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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Old 31st Mar 2015, 10:37
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Townsville-based West Wing Aviation has purchased the former airline’s air operator’s certificate (AOC) from Skytrans administrators Bentleys Chartered Accountants and leased two of its Dash 8 Q100 turboprops VH-QQA and VH-QQG.
cough, cough
disbelievers, tsk tsk tsk
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Old 1st Apr 2015, 14:57
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Q100s? That's news to me!!

Good on them though, I wish them the best of luck.
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Old 5th Apr 2015, 08:45
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Originally Posted by Paragraph377 View Post
Absolutely correct. It will take at least 12 months to get a Dash 8 on their AOC. Don't listen to anything that their 'spokesman' says. He is a used car salesman ex Skytrans, his disdain towards regulatory requirements and his disdain towards compliance is immeasurable. Sorry, as much as I wish it were true as there are a lot of good unemployed pilots out there, the Dash onto the AOC won't happen in 8 weeks. No chance.
The AOC ownership transferred 17/3/15. They flew 31/3/15 So just over the eight weeks
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Old 5th Apr 2015, 09:50
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In his defence. The type wasn't processed as a variation to the WW AOC. It was a straight up purchase of an existing AOC. The former would have taken significantly longer to achieve.
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 06:05
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Since when has CASA allowed an AOC to be traded?

This is an honest inquiry as I was led to believe that they had stopped such activities decades ago. I thought that an AOC was issued to a company and in the event of that company going out of business then it lapsed.

My understanding, subject to any correction, was that the only way West Wings could obtain Skytrans AOC was to buy the company from the administrators.
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Old 6th Apr 2015, 11:52
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The company (and AOC) was purchased from the administrators and all key personnel came with it.
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