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Old 18th Oct 2021, 09:35
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Air Sanga - Papua New Guinea - Beech 1900D arrival

Beech 1900D arrived in Port Moresby today, Mon 18th Oct, having departed from Lanseria, South Africa a few days ago. ZS-SEM

Painted in Air Sanga colours, with Sth African crew.

Registered to Awesome Aviation; a leasing company with operations in Sth Africa and Perth West Australia

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Old 18th Oct 2021, 11:30
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B1900 part 121?

How many have they crashed this year?
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There was the PAC 750 late last year; I think back in the air
Twin Otter at Wobagen in Dec last year; I think its still there waiting to be recovered...
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With Air Sanga's somewhat checkered record, and likely cash-flow issues, and knowing he has been looking for investment partners, how does this make sense?
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Rather interesting on the FB web page...
A Beech 1900D that is 27 years old being described as "new"
Not sure how the aircraft will perform on a wet Moro runway, sticky at best of times when wet.
Looks like an Airline advertising that seats are available...
Reserve/back-up aircraft to cover breakdowns? Engineers to keep machine serviceable?
Is the crashed Twin Otter still at Wobagen from last December....
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I think its still there waiting to be recovered...
That's if there's anything left of it to be recovered, after the locals have been at it!!
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She looks a busy little number.....
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The 1900 is now on the PNG register as P2-ASA and doing quite a bit of flying. If I was a betting man, Id be putting money on them acquiring another 1900 or two if the aeroplane is successful for their business. MBA proved that the aircraft was a success in PNG, until they changed their business model about 20 years ago and replaced them with vintage Dash 8s🤡🤡🤡🤡

Its operated under a Part 125 certificate, hence no step up to a 121 certificate​​​​​.
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Let's hope the B1900 does not go the same way as the Twin Otter and the PAC 750.

That aside it is a very good aircraft for PNG.

We know from the accident report into the Twin Otter; the Otter crew are already B1900 type rated.
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I doubt they will attempt to operate the 1900 into Tekin or the like 🙃🙃🙃🙃
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I hope they succeed with the B1900; kudo's for bringing the type back into PNG
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The 1900 comes leased with crew 😜

Who has been doing the maintenance?
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Air Sanga has their own maintenance facility at Kiunga and I think Port Moresby.

Air Sanga has qualified national (PNG) flight crew.

As with everything in PNG there can be two set of rules; and if your company is owned by politicians, high level public servants, connection to 'ruling' members; then anything is possible.
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