FLOPS and XO Jet

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Whats the deal going on between FLOPS and XO? FLOPS CEO confirmed the two companies are talking, but would not elaborate. Anyone have any info?
 

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Whats the deal going on between FLOPS and XO? FLOPS CEO confirmed the two companies are talking, but would not elaborate. Anyone have any info?
A while back there was a sign at CGF in the main lobby saying "Welcome XO Jet" too. I don't have any other info for you, but it could be as simple as supporting each other with spares/maintenance issues on the C-X. I wouldn't try to draw any conclusions from that little bit of info yet.
 

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I agree, we shouldn't speculate. My buddy called me yesterday and said XO Jet was at County for 2 days last week. And then Mike Silvestro said that they were talking, I just figured maybe someone from XO heard something.
 

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I bet XOJet would like access to FLOPS' customer base (even though it has been declining). I assume Silvestro would know a lot about both organizations and the best way to potentially merge them - you never know...
 

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I wonder if this is why negotiations have all but stalled

They are talking scope at this time and if any of these meetings between XO and FLOPS are true they will be affected by what is in the scope section on the contract.
 

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Did you Flops guys post recently that management told you the company would be transitioning out of the Frac business?

How does that comment reflect on this rumour?
That was with the old loooooooser MS. He said that because we wanted industry standard pay.. So he said we are not in that industry anymore.
 

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Did you Flops guys post recently that management told you the company would be transitioning out of the Frac business?

How does that comment reflect on this rumour?
Not sure who posted that, but M.S. said a lot of stupid things when he was in charge. Regarding the talks between our companies, this is no longer a rumor. Our CEO confirmed that they were talking to XO but would not elaborate. I guess time will tell.
 

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Not sure who posted that, but M.S. said a lot of stupid things when he was in charge. Regarding the talks between our companies, this is no longer a rumor. Our CEO confirmed that they were talking to XO but would not elaborate. I guess time will tell.
This is easy. XO Jet needs people on their planes to pay back the huge loan they just got, and the owners of FLOPS want some of the money they used to buy the joint back.
 

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Would one of you XO guys contact someone at airlinepilotcentral.com and have them add your info to either the fractional or charter sections. I would like to see your info all in a snapshot.

Thanks
 

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Would one of you XO guys contact someone at airlinepilotcentral.com and have them add your info to either the fractional or charter sections. I would like to see your info all in a snapshot.

Thanks
It has been suggested already, but for reasons unknown the upper mgmt doesn't want that info posted at APC yet. I trust they have good reasons for this. The pilot goup is growing fast and there are continuous improvements being made, also our pay and progression scale is very involved and would take up way too much space on APC.
I hate speculating because it seems to start nasty rumors on these msg boards, but that is my best guess why the info isn't out.
Hope this helps.
 

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Maybe because they need to see what the post Merger info will be....
Flops new CEO denied that the talks were about a merger, anything else is possible.

That is why the scope language in the contract is going to be very important to protect the interest of the Flops pilots.
 
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The suggestions to go on APC was made long before this rumor was ever thought up. My response was an answer to a question that had nothing to do with the topic of this thread.

Nice try
 

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what about Ricci's Beechjet engine conversion company? I forgot the name of it. Is he bringing some of those suped up 'Beechjets to Options?
 

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Flops new CEO denied that the talks were about a merger, anything else is possible.
Joe Biden also spent the entire week denying that he would be Obama's running mate...
 
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