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Old 1st Jan 2021, 02:56
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IAA Mildura

Anyone know what is happening with IAA at Mildura? What with China southern closing its doors in WA, is IAA likely to get more students from China when international students are allowed back in to Australia?
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Old 1st Jan 2021, 06:40
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Originally Posted by LexAir View Post
Anyone know what is happening with IAA at Mildura? What with China southern closing its doors in WA, is IAA likely to get more students from China when international students are allowed back in to Australia?
Will be interesting to see if that happens! Can't imagine the residents against the school will be too happy
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Old 1st Jan 2021, 23:42
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Will be interesting to see if that happens! Can't imagine the residents against the school will be too happy
Will they be happy at the loss of skilled jobs from country towns? The closure of CSWAFC will have a disproportionate effect on itís smaller resident town but any closure in these economic times is not a good thing. Not just the loss of skilled professional jobs but also foreign students with some amount of spare cash who would rent accomodation, buy supplies and eat out at local restaurants.

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Old 2nd Jan 2021, 03:35
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My understanding is they havenít operated out of Merredin for the last few years and has only been Jandakot.

Can confirm the remaining 50 odd students are off to Mangalore to complete their training.
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Thread drift here. My concern is for the operation at Mildura. A lot of time, money and effort has gone into setting the Mildura operation up.
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Thread drift here. My concern is for the operation at Mildura. A lot of time, money and effort has gone into setting the Mildura operation up.
Last I heard, its a waiting game for when new cadets can arrive from China
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There ar any number of businesses that can be established virtually overnight. They have relatively small capital costs and lease or rent their equipment and premises. They sell product that is transaction based. There is no repeat business. Boat building, construction and education, including flight training, fall into this category.

Businesses with such characteristics are a mecca for shonky operators.
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Old 3rd Jan 2021, 08:47
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Thread drift here. My concern is for the operation at Mildura. A lot of time, money and effort has gone into setting the Mildura operation up.
I din't know All the truths from rumours but, I have not come across a single person that has anything good to say about this place. If only half Of it is true this place Must be One Of the worst managed aviation businesses in Australia.
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Old 3rd Jan 2021, 09:28
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IAA claim to have MOU's with Air China, China Southern and Hebei Airlines pending the opening of boarders - in addition to their current contracts with China Eastern, Sichuan and Shenzhen Airlines. They are still around making inquiries with for future second and third bases.

As others have said the place is messy, needs big management improvement. Have the new aircraft and the contracts which many schools would die for but need better leadership.
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