nipoel123
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Easyjet To Introduce Ashradar

Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:14 am

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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RE: Easyjet To Introduce Ashradar

Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:43 am

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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RE: Easyjet To Introduce Ashradar

Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:03 am

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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RE: Easyjet To Introduce Ashradar

Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:24 am

Article is from 2010....
 
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RE: Easyjet To Introduce Ashradar

Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:49 am

Quoting runway23 (Reply 3):

Article is from 2010....

Article from today ....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16077139
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RE: Easyjet To Introduce Ashradar

Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:22 am

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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RE: Easyjet To Introduce Ashradar

Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:36 am

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]
 
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RE: Easyjet To Introduce Ashradar

Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:54 am

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
 
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RE: Easyjet To Introduce Ashradar

Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:40 pm

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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RE: Easyjet To Introduce Ashradar

Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:45 pm

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!
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RE: Easyjet To Introduce Ashradar

Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:08 pm

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.

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RE: Easyjet To Introduce Ashradar

Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:35 pm

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

That city looks like Aqaba...
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nipoel123
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RE: Easyjet To Introduce Ashradar

Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:46 pm

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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yodobashi
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RE: Easyjet To Introduce Ashradar

Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:20 am

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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RE: Easyjet To Introduce Ashradar

Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:35 am

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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yodobashi
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RE: Easyjet To Introduce Ashradar

Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:21 am

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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