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Ex United J41 @ INV  
User currently offlinePurpleBox From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 325 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1712 times:

I flew up to INV last Thursday and noticed there was an ex UA Jetstream 41 parked on a disused runway without any props (possibly engines - it was hard to tell from a distance).

Flying back yesterday I saw that it had been joined by a Jetstream J32 that was mostly white.

Does anybody know who owns these aircraft?

Also, there were two French Navy Hawkeyes operating - one tookoff at around 13:30 directly after another one landed - is this kind of operation normal for INV?

PurpleBox.


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User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2397 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

Both are going to Highland Airways.


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User currently offlineSteveberch From UK - Wales, joined Jun 2005, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1474 times:

I wonder if Highland will use the J41 on the very popular CWL-VLY route that could do with a larger aircraft than the J31?

User currently offlineCaaardiff From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 191 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1392 times:

Unless highland change their agreement with the Welsh Assembly, then the operating aircraft will remain as a J31.
The Assembly fund for 18 seats only per flight. Even if a J41 did operate, it would be restricted to carrying 18 passengers.
I think This agreement is in place for at least another year or 2.

Recent surveys, and passenger figures has proved how popular the route is and that passengers are willing to pay more than the subsidised fare.

There have also been several articles criticising the subsidy saying it is over subsidised in comparision to other forms of transport.

Highland airways are not the most ambitious of airlines, they take regional subsidies and do nothing with them. Business wise, is a safe move. But potential wise is somewhat lacking. They could make a real success of this route, and quite a nice profit.


User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4060 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1382 times:

I think the J41 are for corporate shuttles opb Highland.

User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1298 times:

Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 4):
I think the J41 are for corporate shuttles opb Highland.

They have one from GLA/EDI to Filton/Plymouth I think for either the MoD or security services as well as some BAe ones from Warton that I think T3 have done in the past

[Edited 2008-05-28 07:43:51]


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