REX Airlines might have to ground all planes after staff have revealed some very bad problems with the planes

 
Topic moved from News by dthead on 30 Jun 2019 22:10
  AheadMatthewawsome Locomotive Driver

Location: Opening Train Lines
REX might have to shut down service for a little while after staff have pushed to ground the planes due to safety concerns.

And no, Caillou does not own the Airline. And he is not getting grounded by Boris for doing this.

It follows a 17 page report about the airline. About how unsafe it is.

One the faults noted by the staff has been connected to a emergency from one of the REX planes in Sydney.

What do you think?

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  duttonbay Minister for Railways

REX might have to shut down service for a little while after staff have pushed to ground the planes due to safety concerns.

And no, Caillou does not own the Airline. And he is not getting grounded by Boris for doing this.

It follows a 17 page report about the airline. About how unsafe it is.

One the faults noted by the staff has been connected to a emergency from one of the REX planes in Sydney.

What do you think?
AheadMatthewawsome
No idea what to think, without having a link to an article to read.
  AheadMatthewawsome Locomotive Driver

Location: Opening Train Lines
Darn it! I really do not know how to link the article. Looks like it is off to the inactive help fourm!
  allan Chief Commissioner
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
REX's margins have been under pressure for some time and if you look at their communications they're always looking for ways to complain about costs that they don't like, or subsidies that they dont receive.  Eg passenger screening costs, or en-route charge subsidies

They are privately owned (Singaporean) and so are very much about making profits and so this is to be expected.

Their routes are long (for the aircraft they use) and thin and many of them would be marginal.  Though they fit a niche that QantasLink cannot fill and seem to have reasonable prices.

They are known for being at the lower end of payers in the industry as they cannot afford it and so have a higher turnover as they loose people to VA and QF and others who can pay them more and offer better career progression.  And if people can't leave REX as the majors won't have them then that just breeds more disgruntlement.

IMO REX would be better off part of the VA group in many ways, though it has its own problems of course.  

Ill be watching the CASA story with interest though.

Thanks @allan for posting.

And @AheadMatthewawsome, thanks for raising this but the way you wrote about it had me thinking that this was a hoax/beatup.  Perhaps think about how you write a serious post so that it is taken seriously.
  8077 Chief Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
Rex fills those gaps in the route market which are not taken by QANTAS and Virgin for many reasons including passenger numbers.  Imagine if passenger rail was viable on some of these routes where Rex flies there might be more routes under pressure.  Australia is becoming more and more expensive to do business in and it is going to cost players at the lower end.

Maybe time to think about REX using secondary airports for traffic like Avalon?
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
The twice weekly flight from Quilpie to Brisbane, that I've used a few times originates at Mt Isa and is essentially a milk and mail run doesn't carry a lot of pax. I recall there being around 20 pax on the last flight I took just over a year ago.

Having said that, as I've reported in another thread, the Westlander travelling in the opposite direction would consider a load of 20 pax to be good times and cause for optimism.

Mike.
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
The twice weekly flight from Quilpie to Brisbane, that I've used a few times originates at Mt Isa and is essentially a milk and mail run doesn't carry a lot of pax. I recall there being around 20 pax on the last flight I took just over a year ago.

Having said that, as I've reported in another thread, the Westlander travelling in the opposite direction would consider a load of 20 pax to be good times and cause for optimism.

Mike.
The Vinelander
That is a subsidised air route, funded by the Queensland Government.

See https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/regionalconnect

also this

https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Travel-and-transport/Long-distance-air-services/Review-of-long-distance-passenger-services
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Yet some on the internet get upset when we talk about subsidies for rail passenger services.  Smile
  james.au Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Yet some on the internet get upset when we talk about subsidies for rail passenger services.  Smile
bevans
Im not a fan of any blanket transport subsidies.  I think the air ones should go as well as the rail and road ones.

I don't have time to explain and pre-defend this position at the moment but ill try do so later.
  Groundrelay Chief Commissioner

Location: Surrounded by Trolls!
Yet some on the internet get upset when we talk about subsidies for rail passenger services.  Smile
Im not a fan of any blanket transport subsidies.  I think the air ones should go as well as the rail and road ones.

I don't have time to explain and pre-defend this position at the moment but ill try do so later.
james.au
Regional areas have populations too low to cross-subsidise air transport. That's when the government needs to step in. Fast transport is a quality of life issue when you're 4 hours by road from a major city.
  AheadMatthewawsome Locomotive Driver

Location: Opening Train Lines
I found a report about REX Staff getting bullied by the company. I need to find the report and edit this reply once I get it.

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