As for the "Greek Aviation Authorities" approving Olympic, I present this to you, from the FAA website:
Greece is rated Category 2 (Does Not Meet ICAO Standards) in FAA's International Aviation Safety Assessment Program (IASA)
NOT ANYMORE SINCE THE NEW AIRPORT OPENED.
Its basically up to IAS, when IAS gives the money which is about 102 EURO, then the government will gladly switch hands. IAS will give money for 51 percent of OAL and Greek Gov will have 49 percent. Both Sides will give up lots of money. I like the idea that a Billionare like Vardinoggianis will be ...Jump to post
TI MALAKAS <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Squigee since you cant read either let me type for you. Air France has 20 crashes Alitalia has 9 British has 1 British Midland 2 Iberia 10 KLM 8 Lufthansa 4 Swiss 5 Turkish has 12 OLYMPIC HAS 4 HOW IS THIS SECOND WORST, YOU MUS...Jump to post
Bill I couldnt say it better myself. NO JET ACCIDENT ever, how the hell are these planes gonna work when the last time they were operated was 1999?. Engines were doing something Funny ??. OK take a aircraft that was flying since the 70s and just had Two years of storage and start it. Pilot Error's a...Jump to post
FAA is what you get to fly in America.
JAA is needed to fly in Europe.
Yes olympic isnt part of the government if its SOLD, read what I wrote dont respond with things like that. Konstantinos Olympic will never go down and its a fact. Government will keep it or the wealthy in Greece will put money into it. You dont understand how many people rely on Olympic and support ...Jump to post
The Government made Olympic lose all the money and have too many workers. The Greek Government for years has been taking money out of the airline and putting it into other things. Bardinogiannis does have the money but he will be backed up with IAS which has representatives from Qantas. They will be...Jump to post
YES YES!, Been waiting for this day for a while now. IAS representatives are sending there people to make the final deal tomorrow. If all goes well with the Government the Airline will be bought on Jan 31st. The new President of the Airline is probably gonna be Mr. Bardinogiannis a very wealthy indi...Jump to post
Olympic AVIATION, service is very good because the crew is young. People serving you I would say are about 25-30 and pilots are from 30-40. Olympic Airways on the other hand is the MOTHER. The top pilots and old crew. There pay sucks, They have to be on a 11 hour flight and they have to deal with so...Jump to post
Olympic Aviation, Macedonian Airlines are tottally seperate from Olympic Airways of OAL. They have there own money and are managed by people in the airline buisness not by some stupid politician as is OAL. The money Olympic avaition makes goes straight to them and not in Gov hands. Macedonian same g...Jump to post
Airmale, go to www.olympic-airways.gr to check on that. Underminer IAS hasnt said what types but I was thinking maybe a320s, or even the a318s. Boieng aircraft would be 737-700 and 800s like they planned to do. Lets just hope IAS gets it and we dont have to deal with the Government, and the pilots w...Jump to post
TEDSKI, I also don't see the A340-500 or 600s in the futurs. Olympic will keep the A340s for as long as possible like they did with the 742s. Things may change once they get privitised. 744s are always in the picture since Olympic had a choice of getting them but there financial problems got in the ...Jump to post
Well Well Well, As we all know Olympic Airways is in big DEBT, The main reason for this was because of poor management, government taking money made my airlines and of the Airline crisis that is going on at the moment. IAS is very close to getting Olympic but POLITICS get in the way. The pilots have...Jump to post
Yka you moron...please open a history book and go to the first page..tell me what you will see....of course the birthplace of civilization---Greece. Dunno where your from but you sound an uneducated being.
Kevin the money Olympic makes doesnt go to the airline it goes to the government and to the politicians and they waste it like its nothing. There is no person who takes the money and knows what to do with it like put it into a new fleet or something. The person incharge is from the government who is...Jump to post
SuperFly....there is a big possibilty that OA will lose there a340 fleet but now that someone mentioned Qantas I dont really know. It is a fact that the paint sheme will remain the same...in the deal it states that the carrier must keep its colors and remain a greek carrier. It will keep its name al...Jump to post
If Axon takes olympic we can kiss goodbye the a340s and all the routes they did. If IAS takes it I believe it will be much better. It will be easier for Greeks outside of Greece too get jobs and not have to serve in the greek army or go to Greek school which is the requirements for being a OA pilot.Jump to post