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4th Apr 2020, 03:35
Replies: 196
Views: 55,613
Posted By Colonel_Klink

Advocate for an industry wide package (akin to...

Advocate for an industry wide package (akin to the US) to ensure that both airlines can get through this crisis in the interests of the aviation industry, the tourism industry and the economy more...
3rd Apr 2020, 19:50
Replies: 196
Views: 55,613
Posted By Colonel_Klink

Youíd have to say a significant restructure has...

Youíd have to say a significant restructure has and is going on. The 750 redundancies announced last year represented about 7.5% reduction in (mostly) head office staff.

You now have had 200 odd...
25th Mar 2020, 07:58
Replies: 78
Views: 38,490
Posted By Colonel_Klink

So if the government did somehow financially...

So if the government did somehow financially support Virgin, would you people be happier if that then bought them an equity stake in the business?

Or is it that the government shouldnít have its...
25th Mar 2020, 05:57
Replies: 843
Views: 402,369
Posted By Colonel_Klink

The announcement today essentially stated that TT...

The announcement today essentially stated that TT pilots will be made redundant, and any TT flying completed by VA NB pilots. It also stated that NZ pilots to be made redundant and any NZ flying to...
25th Mar 2020, 04:54
Replies: 78
Views: 38,490
Posted By Colonel_Klink

This Ďjournalistí has written a number of...

This Ďjournalistí has written a number of articles critical of Virgin.

Is he a member of the Chairmanís Lounge at QF?
22nd Mar 2020, 18:56
Replies: 843
Views: 402,369
Posted By Colonel_Klink

Make no mistake - both airlines will be requiring...

Make no mistake - both airlines will be requiring assistance from the government.
19th Mar 2020, 10:00
Replies: 283
Views: 163,125
Posted By Colonel_Klink

And Germany of the 1920s. And that was after...

And Germany of the 1920s. And that was after Spanish Flu killed about 500,000 Germans in 1918-1919. And everyone knows what happened in Germany not long after that....

So we have a world wide flu...
18th Mar 2020, 23:34
Replies: 843
Views: 402,369
Posted By Colonel_Klink

Unfortunately all the announcements to date will...

Unfortunately all the announcements to date will not have taken into account what the Tasmanian government have just announced - everyone travelling there essentially has to go into two weeks...
17th Mar 2020, 23:28
Replies: 843
Views: 402,369
Posted By Colonel_Klink

The QQ flying is a bit of a furphy - what do you...

The QQ flying is a bit of a furphy - what do you actually want to happen with those routes? Having a look today, QQ fly the following from BNE:
- ISA
- GLA
- ROK (as well as VA737)
- POM...
17th Mar 2020, 20:37
Replies: 843
Views: 402,369
Posted By Colonel_Klink

That’s not my understanding - I believe the...

That’s not my understanding - I believe the Government has waived Air Services fees and the jet fuel excise, and the value of this is $750m. However, if aircraft aren’t flying, they won’t be charged...
17th Mar 2020, 07:57
Replies: 243
Views: 195,541
Posted By Colonel_Klink

This is a genuinely rubbish situation to be in -...

This is a genuinely rubbish situation to be in - and the TT guys have my complete sympathy. As does any pilot worried about where the next pay cheque is coming from.

Given the clear directive...
17th Mar 2020, 07:45
Replies: 75
Views: 27,854
Posted By Colonel_Klink

It is worth pointing out that there would be a...

It is worth pointing out that there would be a heap of airlines flying with very distracted crews at the moment - these are unprecedented times that are going to put significant strain on a lot of...
14th Mar 2020, 05:49
Replies: 843
Views: 402,369
Posted By Colonel_Klink

With all due respect - that doesnít make any...

With all due respect - that doesnít make any sense. VA have had capacity reductions in the order of 6-10 % to date. Hence 1 day of LWOP per pilot per roster for VAA 73 Domestic.

Tiger have had 6...
13th Mar 2020, 18:49
Replies: 843
Views: 402,369
Posted By Colonel_Klink

From the AFAP update last night - all VA737...

From the AFAP update last night - all VA737 Australian pilots will have one stand down day rostered as of next roster.

I fear this is just the beginning....
10th Mar 2020, 01:59
Replies: 843
Views: 402,369
Posted By Colonel_Klink

Most guys and girls out there act as...

Most guys and girls out there act as professionals - but there is the 10% (probably the same 10% alluded to above) that will do things that deliberately cost money. Iíve seen it
firsthand.

This...
5th Mar 2020, 23:07
Replies: 843
Views: 402,369
Posted By Colonel_Klink

How does this play out if HNA goes into...

How does this play out if HNA goes into liquidation? Will they be forced to sell their stake in VA - none of the current owners will buy it as that will trigger the requirement for a full takeover. ...
4th Mar 2020, 06:46
Replies: 243
Views: 195,541
Posted By Colonel_Klink

One of the more simple things Iíve read here -...

One of the more simple things Iíve read here - and youíve highlighted very clearly how some pilots simply do not understand the fundamentals of running an airline.

Hint: High load factors doesnít...
3rd Mar 2020, 10:27
Replies: 243
Views: 195,541
Posted By Colonel_Klink

The brand is in real trouble (and has been for a...

The brand is in real trouble (and has been for a number of years - arguably sine the grounding) and the above stat shows that - and the marketing people would be well aware of all this.

Perhaps...
24th Feb 2020, 01:23
Replies: 843
Views: 402,369
Posted By Colonel_Klink

And this is why pilots should be somewhat...

And this is why pilots should be somewhat concerned. The CEO has just made 750 odd positions redundant in head office - I doubt he will hesitate in making pilots redundant if need be. In the pilotís...
21st Feb 2020, 06:38
Replies: 7
Views: 4,928
Posted By Colonel_Klink

With a reduced schedule - isnít now the perfect...

With a reduced schedule - isnít now the perfect time not to be taking leave as everyone is working that little bit less?
20th Feb 2020, 01:09
Replies: 843
Views: 402,369
Posted By Colonel_Klink

They may not have laughed and mocked the 737...

They may not have laughed and mocked the 737 pilots, but they were more than happy to gloat about doing 40-50 hours a month as that 73 pilot was doing 80 hours. They were more than happy to tell 737...
6th Feb 2020, 08:57
Replies: 24
Views: 10,407
Posted By Colonel_Klink

Well after they announced several months ago that...

Well after they announced several months ago that MEL HKG was going to get the flick - there was going to be a surplus of crew until BNE HND kicked off.

Now with SYD HKG also being canned there...
17th Jan 2020, 06:46
Replies: 64
Views: 13,389
Posted By Colonel_Klink

The MAPT in a procedure may be: a. the point of...

The MAPT in a procedure may be:
a. the point of intersection of an electronic glide path with the applicable DA/RA Height; (ie the corresponding point on the GS with 220í)
b....
16th Jan 2020, 13:04
Replies: 64
Views: 13,389
Posted By Colonel_Klink

Itís an interesting question, however the AIP...

Itís an interesting question, however the AIP does state:

A published missed approach procedure must not be flown unless commenced at the MAPT. If a missed approach climb is initiated before the...
5th Jan 2020, 10:32
Replies: 759
Views: 513,501
Posted By Colonel_Klink

Rated - you and I both know that AIPA has...

Rated - you and I both know that AIPA has recommended the revised SH EA. It will be up to the pilot group to once again decide whether they think the agreement is suitable (I actually donít know the...
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