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13th May 2022, 01:27
Replies: 126
Views: 40,089
Posted By sandpit

I'm sure they are. However I think the employees...

I'm sure they are. However I think the employees of "QF mainline" (QF pre merger) should be the happy ones. Domestic has been far more profitable than international since the merger. I CBA to add it...
10th Oct 2021, 09:43
Replies: 232
Views: 51,377
Posted By sandpit

Must be showing my age - 727 - what a machine. ...

Must be showing my age - 727 - what a machine.
350 KIAS to 10 miles was possible - no QARs to worry about!
1st Oct 2021, 07:07
Replies: 0
Views: 744
Posted By sandpit

Scrap Value

With so many aircraft in storage, there will no doubt be many aircraft, especially wide bodies, that that will never fly again. Anyone have any idea of the scrap value of something like an A340-600?...
Forum: Middle East
20th Oct 2018, 10:27
Replies: 0
Views: 1,722
Posted By sandpit

AAB complaining about bullying

I just caught AAB on CNN complaining about bullying. Gotta love the irony.
3rd Nov 2014, 04:34
Replies: 7
Views: 2,688
Posted By sandpit

OK was just going by (obviously incorrect) media...

OK was just going by (obviously incorrect) media reports re dates. However the basic question remains, there is a time lag between delivery and operation. Is it purely familiarisation, or is it...
3rd Nov 2014, 01:43
Replies: 7
Views: 2,688
Posted By sandpit

New aircraft delivery

Hi. Does anyone know what happens between aircraft delivery and first service? For example, Air NZ's new 787-9 was delivered July 8, but first service was apparently September 12.

At something...
1st Mar 2014, 23:54
Replies: 12
Views: 4,214
Posted By sandpit

So who are the 51+% shareholders of VAIH? ...

So who are the 51+% shareholders of VAIH?

Or is it simply the case that VA is a company registered and listed in Australia and as such is considered an Australian entity, regardless of the fact...
18th Jul 2013, 22:55
Replies: 28
Views: 7,014
Posted By sandpit

Would that be the Q400ER or Q400LR?

Would that be the Q400ER or Q400LR?
11th Oct 2012, 07:35
Replies: 1
Views: 1,615
Posted By sandpit

QF LHR Slots

Just wondering if anyone knows what has happened to QF's unused Heathrow slots? Earlier this year there were 4 flights a day to London and I seem to remember a few years ago there were a couple more....
11th Aug 2012, 08:08
Replies: 0
Views: 1,233
Posted By sandpit

Hainan A330/A340

Hi

Just wondering if anyone can share their experiences of Hainan on the A330 or A340.

Would also be great if you can share your experience of the contracting company you are using.

Thanks
...
Forum: Middle East
18th Jul 2012, 13:23
Replies: 2
Views: 2,067
Posted By sandpit

Shipping to Oz

Hi

Wondering if anyone has sent a container to BNE or anywhere else in Australia recently from the UAE and can recommend a shipping company?

Cheers
11th Mar 2012, 09:46
Replies: 419
Views: 169,683
Posted By sandpit

Reportedly $36M in forward ticket sales...

Reportedly $36M in forward ticket sales collected. Reportedly sales made and money collected up to the night of shutdown. Debts of $90M. Only $400K in the piggybank.

I'm no lawyer, but you would...
29th Feb 2012, 05:06
Replies: 419
Views: 169,683
Posted By sandpit

Anyone know what potential penalties apply to a...

Anyone know what potential penalties apply to a company that trades whilst insolvent?

Also who is legally responsible and I guess potentially culpable in such a case? Directors? CEO? CFO? Auditors?
Forum: Middle East
14th Feb 2012, 09:05
Replies: 2
Views: 1,701
Posted By sandpit

I am sure it is legitimate. However, it was also...

I am sure it is legitimate. However, it was also reported that the fuel hedging strategy contributed over US$300M to the bottom line. So a Net Profit of US$14M would have been a loss of US$286M if it...
Forum: Middle East
16th Nov 2011, 20:40
Replies: 5
Views: 3,158
Posted By sandpit

No they haven't. Eight years old and 60+...

No they haven't. Eight years old and 60+ aircraft. Remind me again how many EK had in 1993. Maybe 12??
Forum: Middle East
9th Sep 2010, 11:30
Replies: 20
Views: 4,382
Posted By sandpit

GLF - where did you get the info the company are...

GLF - where did you get the info the company are dissappointed?

I remember a similar incident happening on a Ryanair flight from Rome a number of years ago. I can't remember the exact details but...
1st Sep 2010, 13:30
Replies: 52
Views: 7,747
Posted By sandpit

Must be a big bracket then

Must be a big bracket then
Forum: Middle East
1st Sep 2010, 10:12
Replies: 2
Views: 2,355
Posted By sandpit

New Abu Dhabi Airline

Any info out there on the new airline that has been rumoured (for the last couple of years) to be starting in AUH? Is it imminent and is that perhaps why EY has announced single class A320 services?
Forum: Middle East
1st Sep 2010, 10:09
Replies: 0
Views: 2,679
Posted By sandpit

Kuwait Amiri Flight

Hi,

Does anyone have any contact details for the Kuwaiti Amiri flight and whether they are hiring for the A345? PM if you like ;)
1st Sep 2010, 08:36
Replies: 52
Views: 7,747
Posted By sandpit

Balthazar - SQ use Terminal 1 at AUH which is...

Balthazar - SQ use Terminal 1 at AUH which is indeed pretty $hitty. EY primarily use Terminal 3 which is brand new & absolutely fine - probably still not quite as good as Changi though :ok:
...
Forum: Middle East
11th Aug 2010, 07:45
Replies: 26
Views: 8,864
Posted By sandpit

Some old timers might remember an EK A300-600R...

Some old timers might remember an EK A300-600R had a nose tyre failure at V1 one night at MTOW (about 15+ years ago). Tread seperated and hit under the E&E compartment so hard all three IRS's failed...
Forum: Middle East
9th Aug 2010, 10:40
Replies: 75
Views: 21,062
Posted By sandpit

Everyone seems to have skipped over the little...

Everyone seems to have skipped over the little chestnut of Cadet's as S/O's. One Captain, One F/O and Two S/O's on ULR flights (just like QF and others) will halve the number of F/O's and Capt's...
Forum: Middle East
8th Aug 2010, 10:15
Replies: 75
Views: 21,062
Posted By sandpit

This is all rumour at the moment - nothing has...

This is all rumour at the moment - nothing has been released so no one can confirm anything sorry.

I would hate to be an EY manager - we are never happy. I know it is not perfect, but please tell...
Forum: Middle East
31st Jul 2010, 18:50
Replies: 1,617
Views: 619,611
Posted By sandpit

You don't join the 330/340 fleet - you join the...

You don't join the 330/340 fleet - you join the 330 or 340 fleet (or possibly 320 in your case). Then at some point in the future (possibly 12 months, possibly longer) you will CCQ to one of the...
Forum: Middle East
8th Jul 2010, 15:22
Replies: 34
Views: 19,501
Posted By sandpit

I don't believe this one. Whilst the crew...

I don't believe this one. Whilst the crew operating to Europe could legally position back on the same aircraft, the crew operating back would have to have at least minimum rest in Europe before the...
Forum: Middle East
8th Jul 2010, 15:14
Replies: 1,617
Views: 619,611
Posted By sandpit

Everything EY EVP says is true. However, having...

Everything EY EVP says is true. However, having worked for both, I was far FAR happier at EY.............
Forum: Middle East
14th Jun 2010, 12:42
Replies: 1,617
Views: 619,611
Posted By sandpit

Canada Rocks - that was my point! Why would any...

Canada Rocks - that was my point! Why would any current EY 330 instructor do it. No doubt why the company is hiring DEC TRI/TRE's for the 320.
Forum: Middle East
13th Jun 2010, 10:09
Replies: 1,617
Views: 619,611
Posted By sandpit

Actually I do believe them - well more accurately...

Actually I do believe them - well more accurately I believe that is their intention today ;). We all know things change and they have made no secret of that.

If 10 more A330 instructors were happy...
13th Jun 2010, 07:08
Replies: 46
Views: 6,402
Posted By sandpit

SQ & CX

I think they only fly freighters through, not pax.
Forum: Middle East
13th Jun 2010, 07:03
Replies: 1,617
Views: 619,611
Posted By sandpit

Calm down - RH and JM have answered this on the...

Calm down - RH and JM have answered this on the EY forum - something to do with the new recruiting system. Only looking for some DEC instructors on A320 to train cadets.
Forum: Middle East
16th Apr 2010, 07:08
Replies: 21
Views: 6,398
Posted By sandpit

Has anyone ever been sacked for asking a question...

Has anyone ever been sacked for asking a question of management? Please share the details as if true that would be a legitimate cause of complaint. If not, please don't post [email protected]!
30th Mar 2010, 10:07
Replies: 19
Views: 3,403
Posted By sandpit

18 Wheeler - I had to do one of those C of A test...

18 Wheeler - I had to do one of those C of A test flights too - in a B727 way back. The program called for 418 KIAS and M0.92 - figures I am not likely to ever see again :eek: (BTW this is an...
Forum: Middle East
29th Mar 2010, 10:44
Replies: 40
Views: 6,400
Posted By sandpit

Coltrane, bottom line is it is doable, but you...

Coltrane, bottom line is it is doable, but you have to remember living together when not married is against the law. I am not 100% sure, but I think it is even against the law for men and women to...
Forum: Middle East
17th Mar 2010, 08:34
Replies: 71
Views: 20,706
Posted By sandpit

I suspect their crew rest is just outside the...

I suspect their crew rest is just outside the cockpit - not 50m away and under the floor.
Forum: Middle East
5th Mar 2010, 10:47
Replies: 34
Views: 10,841
Posted By sandpit

What about TOGA - That Other Guy Alsford or That...

What about TOGA - That Other Guy Alsford or That Orange Guy Alsford
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