Another op bites the dust Island Express Air Suspended

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Another op bites the dust Island Express Air Suspended

#1 Post by dlongo » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:30 pm

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#2 Post by PostmasterGeneral » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:34 pm

“It’s nothing that’s not fixable.”

Pretty cavalier attitude to have, no?
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#3 Post by PostmasterGeneral » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:34 pm

“It’s nothing that’s not fixable.”

Pretty cavalier attitude to have, no?
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Re: Another op bites the dust Island Express Air Suspended

#4 Post by upnatem » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:40 pm

PostmasterGeneral wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:34 pm
“It’s nothing that’s not fixable.”

Pretty cavalier attitude to have, no?
What's cavalier about a company saying that TC's findings are being addressed, the operation improved and going back on line soon? That's the approach every aviation takes when there are findings by TC either through an audit or an incident/accident.
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Re: Another op bites the dust Island Express Air Suspended

#5 Post by telex » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:03 am

Maybe just a coincidence that an operator with a well documented history of illegal operations ended up in such a situation?

Or...

I wouldn't get in an airplane with that paint scheme. Would you?

I see no reason why the PIC should ever operate an aircraft for hire again. Indeed, I did cast the first stone.

On the heels of Dryden II? Are Canadians really that dumb when it comes to winter ops? Laughing stock now.

Unless of course it is found to have been a perfectly serviceable aircraft that departed within all legal parameters and it was just an unlucky day that brought things to an end in the raspberry bushes.

I have my doubts that this event will teach us anything new.
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Re: Another op bites the dust Island Express Air Suspended

#6 Post by cncpc » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:45 pm

upnatem wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:40 pm
PostmasterGeneral wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:34 pm
“It’s nothing that’s not fixable.”

Pretty cavalier attitude to have, no?
What's cavalier about a company saying that TC's findings are being addressed, the operation improved and going back on line soon? That's the approach every aviation takes when there are findings by TC either through an audit or an incident/accident.
If it's fixable, why wasn't it fixed before a whole planeload had their lives put at risk?

Huh?
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Re: Another op bites the dust Island Express Air Suspended

#7 Post by 7ECA » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:41 pm

I really cannot for the life of me, understand the number of government employees who used to fly with this two bit operator.
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#8 Post by goingnowherefast » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:00 pm

By flying for sketchy operators, you learn all the tricks and know what to look for.
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#9 Post by oldtimer » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:08 pm

It just may be an unfounded scuttlebutt but I heard that it is easier to get your OC back if you surrender it as opposed to having TC suspend it. May also be less lawyer time.
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Re: Another op bites the dust Island Express Air Suspended

#10 Post by Panama Jack » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:02 am

It's just unfortunate that Transport Canada surveillance and enforcement wasn't able to nip the issues in the bud before the occurrence that resulted in a smoking hole and a body count. After all, isn't the role of the regulator and Government to suspect the unsuspecting public? Surely the issues were known before an accident occurred.
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Re: Another op bites the dust Island Express Air Suspended

#11 Post by jakester » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:09 am

a conspiracy of sorts exists in that operation from the top down and has for years, low time pilots flying poorly maintained aircraft with known deficiencies to save money but this isn't something new but a planned move that incorporates TC budget shortage by money hungry owners willing to place the travelling public at risk
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#12 Post by trey kule » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:01 pm

It's just unfortunate that Transport Canada surveillance and enforcement wasn't able to nip the issues in the bud before the occurrence that resulted in a smoking hole and a body count. After all, isn't the role of the regulator and Government to suspect the unsuspecting public? Surely the issues were known before an accident occurred.


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Re: Another op bites the dust Island Express Air Suspended

#13 Post by YVRLTN » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:44 pm

GXPE flew into YYJ yesterday using its tail # as a callsign, still with the same IAX titles though - someone managed to circumvent the grounding somehow?
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#14 Post by 7ECA » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:40 pm

Looks like they must be trying to get back up and running - couple of job ads posted today.
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#15 Post by YVRLTN » Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:49 pm

Got their AOC back yesterday.
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Re: Another op bites the dust Island Express Air Suspended

#16 Post by Diadem » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:40 pm

I was perusing the CADORs regional reports, and I found two separate reports of Island Express aircraft having engine problems within a week. Obviously they haven't got their act together, at least with regards to maintenance.
"A Island Express Air Inc. Piper PA-31-350 (C-FVVS/IAX304) from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Victoria International, BC (CYYJ) was 12NM Southwest of CYXX when the pilot declared an emergency and a return to the CYXX due to high oil pressure, which led to the shutting down of the right engine. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 19 at 2334Z. No operational impact."
"Shortly after departure from Runway 03, an Island Express Air Piper PA-31 (IAX305) from Victoria Int'l, BC (CYYJ) to Nanaimo Airport, BC (CYCD) reported engine issues. The aircraft returned to land Runway 09 safely with aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) standing by. No impact on operations."
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Re: Another op bites the dust Island Express Air Suspended

#17 Post by YVRLTN » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:54 pm

They are operating scheds to Qualicum now from YVR
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