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What Will Happen When BA's A318 Go For MX?  
User currently offlineSpeedbird174 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 22 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3663 times:

Hello all.

I've done a search and haven't found any similar posts but suggest deletion if so.

I'm curious. With BA only having two A318 aircraft operating the LCY-JFK routing, what will happen when the time comes for one of the birds to go for a C or D check, as they would have to be taken out of service for a period of time.
As this would only leave the one aircraft operational, would BA lease another A318 or would there be ETOPS issues in doing this(presuming the current A318's are ETOPS birds?)

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Speedbird174

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User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4677 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3659 times:

What Privateair did with the BBJ operating for KLM is to have maintenance done over the christmas and NYE period as business travel is low, and the KL663/664 was not operating.


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User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3644 times:



Quoting Speedbird174 (Thread starter):
I'm curious. With BA only having two A318 aircraft operating the LCY-JFK routing, what will happen when the time comes for one of the birds to go for a C or D check, as they would have to be taken out of service for a period of time.
As this would only leave the one aircraft operational, would BA lease another A318 or would there be ETOPS issues in doing this(presuming the current A318's are ETOPS birds?)

Major inspections are scheduled well in advance so BA can work around this. I suppose the real question is what happens when one of the aircraft has an unscheduled mx issue. JFK may not be so bad as they would just hop on another BA flight, but if it happened at LCY they would have to transfer the passengers/bags to LHR? That would certainly ruin the convenience of using LCY!


User currently offlineTristarsteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3999 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3205 times:

If you look at the schedule, you will see that there is only one daily flight in August.
This is when major checks will be done.


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4798 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3060 times:



Quoting Corey07850 (Reply 2):
I suppose the real question is what happens when one of the aircraft has an unscheduled mx issue.

The bird-strike on one of the planes the other month could give a good indication.....

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