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Will Qantas Consider Former Ansett A320 Pilots?  
User currently offline3green From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 144 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3018 times:

Hello everybody.
I was just wondering, with Qantas buying the Airbus A320s this year for their discount offshoot, will there be any chance that some former Ansett A320 pilots might be able to fly for them? It would be great to see these people get a second chance, and to be back in their old offices again, where they belong, instead of wasting away on the ground. I`m not sure if i`m allowed to mention individual`s names on this forum, but i knew of a gentleman by the name of Spencer Flint, who was captain of the A320s , but i had not seen or heard of him since the mid 90s, but i assume he was still flying until Ansett`s last days. If anybody on here knows of him, i`d be really greatful if you could drop me a reply in here. Anyway, just thought it`d be great to hear that some ex Ansett crew might be back in the air again soon. Cheers  Smile

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User currently offline3green From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2927 times:

Also, does anybody know how many A320s Qantas are buying?

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12339 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2919 times:
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Qantas have ordered 20 A320 direct from Airbus with another 40 on option and will be leasing another 3 so in 2005 they will be operating 23 A320s. Ex Ansett pilots want to fly the Jetstar aircraft and QF are thinking of taking them on

User currently offlineSydscott From Australia, joined Oct 2003, 3189 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2893 times:


QF confirmed this morning that they are leasing 3 A320's from SALE, (Singapore Aircraft Leasing), beginning this July.

I would have thought the point of having the A320's based in Melbourne was because of the number of ex Ansett A320 pilots that were based there that could fly them.


User currently onlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2397 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2851 times:

Ex-Ansett pilot will have to apply to Impulse/Jetstar like everyone else. They need to meet the criteria laid down at . I just hope the guys have maintained their currency otherwise they will not get a look in.

User currently offlineLauda777 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2756 times:

I think it was one of the main reasons for QF choosing the A320's knowing they won't have problems finding experienced pilots for that type of aircraft.
Why won't QF start by buying or leasing the 2 AN 320's that have been rotting away on the maintenance apron in MEL for the past 18 months or so?
It would save them having to lease them from Singapore or starting with the 717's as they were planning, I don't know how they will do this with any logic will they waste money repainting 717's in to Jetstar colours and then back to QF colours when the new A320's arrive? and will they initially be operating the 2 types together? It might make sense for Jetstar to operate both 717 and A320's after all theyre both very economical and the 717's are operated by ex Impulse staff.



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User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1925 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2655 times:

The Ansett A320s are CFM powered and there are still some stored in MEL. Does any one know if the QF A320s will have the same engines as AN?

User currently offline3green From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2619 times:

Well, its really nice to see that the Ansett pilots may get a second chance, great news.

User currently offlineTsv From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

"Does any one know if the QF A320s will have the same engines as AN?"

No. The Jetstar A320s will have IAE V2500s.



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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12339 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2570 times:
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I don't know how they will do this with any logic will they waste money repainting 717's in to Jetstar colours and then back to QF colours when the new A320's arrive?

No QF won't be repainting the B717s back into QF colours as when every A320 arrives then 1 B717 will be retired from the QF fleet


User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5819 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

ALL current Impluse pilots will convert to the A320 before any new pilots are taken on. The plan is for the B717 to leave the fleet, so current pilots have to be converted or sacked, the word is all current pilots will be offered conversion training first. As Impluse will have eventually have 23 A320 v 14 B717 they will obviously need some new pilots, but not right away.

Of course IF the B717s are kept, that's a different matter, as the pay rate A320/B717 at Impulse is exactly the same, so some pilots may elect to stay B717.

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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12339 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2543 times:
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As Impluse will have eventually have 23 A320 v 14 B717 they will obviously need some new pilots, but not right away.
When all the first 14 A320s arrive Jetstar will have no B717s in the fleet


User currently offlineTBCITDG From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 921 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2498 times:

I doubt very much that QF would be usig the old ANSETT planes.
As for pilots, why not??


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