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Royal Brunei - Finally Something Positive

Old 7th May 2006, 06:13
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Talking Royal Brunei - Finally Something Positive

I was in the office last Thursday morning (03 May) and was asked if I was attending the briefing that afternoon. I had no idea about any briefing.
I was told it was in my e mail.
I checked - no it wasn't.
But I attended the briefing anyway.
First of all, I must point out that every Power Point Slide we were shown had "Strictly Confidential" on it, so I will not breach that policy.
But what I will say, is that I came away with a massive feeling of optimism that those at the top seem to have taken the bull by the horns and made the tough decisions. All the things we have been wanting to hear for so long were said.
We asked questions - blunt questions - and got direct, honest answers.
I asked a colleague who had been in the office for quite a few years what he thought.
"Was this just another talk festival where a lot of things are said and nothing ever happens ?"
His response was that to his knowledge there had never been a meeting like this one before, where the things that were said were so frank, honest and allowed to be openly questioned by the rank and file.
The fact that the speakers were prepared to say what they said, and then invite questions and give full answers gave me a feeling of confidence that these guys had done their homework and had got their sums right.
I have often thought of RBA as being like a ship on the ocean where the steering wheel wasn't connected to the rudder and the engines didn't work. The ship was just drifting along.
After the briefing last Thursday I honestly think that the engines have been started and the rudder finally connected to the steering wheel AND someone has bought a map AND taken a course in navigation.
They know where they want to go and they have the ability to get there.
If you want to know exactly what was said at the meeting, please don't ask me.
Ask your F.M , D.F.M. or the F.O.M.
And watch out !
You might just walk out of the office with a smile on your face.

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Old 10th May 2006, 04:51
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Are you sure you attended the correct airline forum? If it is, i'm pleasantly surprised.
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Old 10th May 2006, 05:23
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It appears Chimbu Chuckles has spilt the beans.....

Check out D&G Reporting Points, Airbus Alternative to 787 thread.

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Old 10th May 2006, 05:26
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Would appear the cat has been let out of the bag.


Note the post by the Chuck.
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Old 10th May 2006, 06:24
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Which airline did I mention? This is a rumour network after all...ROCK ON
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Old 10th May 2006, 08:43
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I am very pleased to see that common sense has finally been used with the selection options for the new fleet. I think it is a good decision and I hope it works well.

If 2 new guys replace the current managers in the 767 fleet office then there is finally reason for genuine optimism.

Let us hope that the decisions made after the presentation to the board on 17 May are as positive as the first meeting.

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Old 11th May 2006, 10:08
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Great to hear something positive. But I hope your not just grinning about a new aircraft type.

Think back to when you thought, if i could just get on a jet I would be happy, then if I could just get on a widebody jet I would be happy.

Many long time RBA pilots have left in the past few years, yet they didnt leave simply because RBA wasnt getting new aircraft, it was because of the pay, increments, rosters.

How long will getting on this new aircraft keep you grinning, especially if they are only operating two routes. Six months, a year and you will be starting to look at what is really important, such as pay, annual increments, flight allowance, rosters, days off at home base, fatigue, transparacy in rosters.

I believe anyone who has been flying a few years would consider pay and conditions more important than aircraft type. i would rather fly a 767 on good pay, increments, satisfactory days off at home base, good rosters, than fly the latest shiny airplane off the line, with none of the above.

Therefore I hope it is more than a new aircraft type your grinning about.

Fingers crossed.
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