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Easyjet To Introduce Ashradar  
User currently offlinenipoel123 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2011, 271 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3042 times:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jun/04/easyjet-volcanic-ash-radar

Just heard this on the news this morning. Seems they want to keep on flying even though there is an ashcloud in the airspace. Would they be allowed to fly while airspace is closed?


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User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1453 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2874 times:

When I first read the title of this thread, I thought EZY was starting flights to a Russian city called Ashradar  


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User currently offlineyodobashi From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 239 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2833 times:

I was just watching the article on BBC news .... it reckons that previous disruptions would've been avoided with this technology.

However, it did also mention a larger volcano (which we know to be Katla) and said that it's not a case of if it blows, more like when .... I've been thinking a lot about this recently and if the stories of European Airspace being closed for 18 months are true, this could be the end of the world as we know it.

Imagine the ramifications of Europe's skies being closed for 18 months - essentially all airport workers, ATC, airline staff, maintenance staff, travel agents etc would lose their jobs. Imports of fresh fruit and veg would be no more. Businesses in Africa who rely on Europe for a massive part of their trade could go bust. Many American airlines who probably rely on lucrative trans-at markets could go bust, an so on ....

European skies closure for such a long period could be the straw that breaks the Euro's back and essentially lead to massive unrest in Europe and even war .... I'm only surprised that this initiative isn't being backed by more airlines and on a much larger scale.

Let's just hope Katla can hold on until next summer when this equipment should be ready to go!



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User currently offlinerunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2222 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2766 times:

Article is from 2010....

User currently offlineyodobashi From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 239 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

Quoting runway23 (Reply 3):

Article is from 2010....

Article from today ....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16077139



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User currently offlineflybehubby From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2611 times:

easyJet flew a number of British press reporters out to Sicily from LGW on Tuesday this week to see the development progress. The aircraft and crew day stopped while the press were shown the test aircraft, how it works and took a helicopter ride upto Mt Etna. The same LGW crew then flew them back.


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User currently offlineeaa3 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2573 times:

Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 1):
When I first read the title of this thread, I thought EZY was starting flights to a Russian city called Ashradar

I was thinking that it was probably some city in the Middle East I had never heard of. Was very curious to see where this city "is". I figured that easyjet was doing the same thing as Ryanair in introducing some airport no one has ever heard of and selling it as a larger city close by.

BTW. should "ash radar" not be two words.

[Edited 2011-12-08 02:36:54]

[Edited 2011-12-08 02:38:13]

User currently offlinesimpsondude From UK - Scotland, joined May 2010, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 1):
When I first read the title of this thread, I thought EZY was starting flights to a Russian city called Ashradar

Haha, same.

Was ready to check wikipedia to find out where it was :P


User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2345 times:

Join the club, people. I thought that it was a city in Kazakhstan ! Moderators can you please make it two words ?


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User currently offlinecipango From Ireland, joined Jul 2009, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2329 times:

Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 1):
When I first read the title of this thread, I thought EZY was starting flights to a Russian city called Ashradar  

Same, thought it was a new city in Northern Africa or the Middle East!


User currently onlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3836 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (3 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2176 times:

Quoting cipango (Reply 9):
Same, thought it was a new city in Northern Africa or the Middle East!

Ashradar is the 2nd largest city in Jordan.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashradar



Easyjet will start with 4x weekly flights from LTN and 3x weekly from BSL, possibly daily in 2012 winter schedule.

Soren   



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User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1453 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (3 years 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2126 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 10):
Ashradar is the 2nd largest city in Jordan.

That city looks like Aqaba...



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User currently offlinenipoel123 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2011, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

I'm sorry, now that I read your comments, it seems rather logical... But I can't change to title anymore.


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User currently offlineyodobashi From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 239 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (3 years 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

It is hugely disappointing that a topic seeking to discuss something which potentially threatens he future of aviation as we know it turns into a joke around the slightly misleading thread title.

Yes folks, let's all go bury our heads in the sand ....  



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User currently offlinejetblast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1232 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (3 years 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1591 times:

Quoting yodobashi (Reply 13):

Or, instead of proclaiming it's the 'end of the world' and running around like we have lost all sanity, we can do exactly what Easyjet is doing and try to figure out some practical solutions.



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User currently offlineyodobashi From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 239 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (3 years 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1563 times:

Quoting jetblast (Reply 14):

My point being that this opportunity to discuss what could be a massively important development, instead turned into ridicule over semantics ....



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