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by CKT789
Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luzair L-1011 TriStar At AMS
Replies: 10
Views: 4244

RE: Luzair L-1011 TriStar At AMS

Who owns this Tristar? Do Luzair still own it?

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by CKT789
Sun Nov 26, 2006 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Development Of Carlisle Airport
Replies: 2
Views: 3176

Development Of Carlisle Airport

This story appeared in yesterday's Cumberland News. Eddie Stobart is relocating its entire Carlisle operation out to the airport as part of its plans to develop Stobart Air and the airport itself. Good news, me thinks.... <a href="http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk/business/viewarticle.aspx?id=438579"...

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by CKT789
Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Scotland: Still Flying?
Replies: 7
Views: 4403

RE: Air Scotland: Still Flying?

If you go onto their website the aircraft is now available for ACMI lease. They appear to have stopped scheduled flights for the Winter.

http://www.air-scotland.com

No Summer timetable announced yet either.

Jamie.

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by CKT789
Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northern England Charter Reductions
Replies: 4
Views: 2100

RE: Northern England Charter Reductions

The cuts at <acronym title="Durham - Tees Valley (Teesside / Middleton St. George) (MME / EGNV), United Kingdom">MME</acronym> from TOM and <acronym title="bmibaby (United Kingdom)">WW</acronym> have been offset by the flights announced by GSM for next year: Alicante Faro Malaga Palma Tenerife South...

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by CKT789
Sun Oct 22, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eirjet - Flight Operations Reported Suspended
Replies: 9
Views: 4837

RE: Eirjet - Flight Operations Reported Suspended

<a href="http://news.cheapflights.co.uk/flights/2006/10/eirjet_close_to.html" target=_blank>http://news.cheapflights.co.uk/flights/2006/10/eirjet_close_to.html</a> Fleet appears to be leaving Shannon. Not sure where they are going though. <a href="http://www.jethros.i12.com/fleets/fleet_listings/eir...

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by CKT789
Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fisher Air Polska Goes Out Of Business
Replies: 4
Views: 5310

RE: Fisher Air Polska Goes Out Of Business

Shame, I liked this livery as well. Did they have an associated tour operator providing them with passengers or were they totally independant?

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by CKT789
Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Execs Leave: Price-fixing Allegations
Replies: 3
Views: 2579

RE: BA Execs Leave: Price-fixing Allegations

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6032213.stm

This programme is on tonight on BBC2 in the UK about the price-fixing allegations.

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by CKT789
Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schipol Spotting
Replies: 16
Views: 1856

RE: Schipol Spotting

Thanks everyone for this. I land at lunchtime on the Saturday so should get a few hours in at the Terrace.

May treat myself to a stay at the Hilton.

Cheers,
Jamie.

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by CKT789
Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schipol Spotting
Replies: 16
Views: 1856

Schipol Spotting

I'm travelling over to <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> in November with some friends for a long weekend but I was planning to spend a couple of days at the airport as I've heard that there is a good terrace at the terminal for spotting. I've been on the ...

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by CKT789
Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asda To Set Up Airline?!
Replies: 32
Views: 30232

RE: Asda To Set Up Airline?!

Is this the 747 that is at the track where BBC's Top Gear is filmed? You always see a 747 in the background when they are going round the racetrack.

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by CKT789
Sun Aug 20, 2006 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Air Scotland Doing With Fleet?
Replies: 6
Views: 4723

RE: What Is Air Scotland Doing With Fleet?

How is the airline managing to operate its schedule as it needs two aircraft? If you look at a Saturday, one aircraft is needed for the Gerona - UK flights and another for the Alicante - UK flights. <a href="http://www.air-scotland.com/otherinfo/flight_info.asp" target=_blank>http://www.air-scotland...

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by CKT789
Fri Aug 18, 2006 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Air Scotland Doing With Fleet?
Replies: 6
Views: 4723

RE: What Is Air Scotland Doing With Fleet?

They are operating two A320's. One based at Gerona (to feed the new parents hotels in Spain) and one in Glasgow. They are operating in an all-white livery and the airline has been rebranded as TopJet (although the website still takes bookings through the Air Scotland web address?!). They have very l...

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by CKT789
Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luxair Confirms Q400 Order
Replies: 18
Views: 3857

RE: Luxair Confirms Q400 Order

The EMB-135's haven't been in the fleet long. Wonder why they are getting rid of them so soon?

I assume the Q400's can operate into LCY...

Jamie.

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by CKT789
Tue Apr 04, 2006 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Scotland Too Small For Its Own Intl Airline?
Replies: 39
Views: 5206

RE: Is Scotland Too Small For Its Own Intl Airline?

Cargolux does well because of Luxembourg's central location for onward distribution, which Scotland doesn't have. Luxair is protected by the Luxembourg Government. It does manage to turn around a decent profit but the country is far more affluent than Scotland and so Luxair can fly thin routes charg...

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by CKT789
Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Carlisle Airport Sold
Replies: 8
Views: 2441

RE: Carlisle Airport Sold

Not really sure about the viability of LTN flights, unless they connect well with EZY flights...

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by CKT789
Sat Mar 18, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Carlisle Airport Sold
Replies: 8
Views: 2441

Carlisle Airport Sold

<a href="http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/viewarticle.aspx?id=343536" target=_blank>http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/viewarticle.aspx?id=343536</a> Carlisle Airport has been sold to the owners of Eddie Stobart. Hopefully this is good news for the airport. Haughey (the previous owners) did try to d...

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by CKT789
Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ozjet To Cease Operations
Replies: 70
Views: 11062

RE: Ozjet To Cease Operations

Per the article, they are still going to operate charter operations.

Jamie.

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by CKT789
Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eaac 747s On Sale
Replies: 13
Views: 3153

Eaac 747s On Sale

Anyone fancy buying one of two 747s EAAC has on sale? EAAC has launched a new website and on it they have the particulars for these planes. <a href="http://www.eaac.co.uk/aircraft_for_sale.jsp;jsessionid=AA2BCAD8836D5ABFA67A72C111BCE41F" target=_blank>http://www.eaac.co.uk/aircraft_for_s...d=AA2BCAD...

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by CKT789
Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest And Most Profitable Turbo Prop Airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 7032

RE: Largest And Most Profitable Turbo Prop Airlines

http://www.flybe.com/about/default.htm

Flybe had half year profits of £14 million.

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by CKT789
Sun Feb 26, 2006 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EOS - Adding Service?
Replies: 19
Views: 2884

RE: EOS - Adding Service?

I just tried to find EOS's website. I typed EOS into Google and the first result was MAXjets website. I had to narrow my search by typing in "EOS" and "airline" to find EOS's site. Weird.

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by CKT789
Sat Feb 25, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eaac Reducing In Size Again
Replies: 0
Views: 1648

Eaac Reducing In Size Again

I know this is a link to a rumour forum but it is often correct and I just wanted to see if there was any truth to it. According to this, the airline is just going to have the Palmair operation. What about the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80's that they were supposed to be operating ...

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by CKT789
Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Choice Airways And Skyservice
Replies: 6
Views: 4346

RE: First Choice Airways And Skyservice

The aircraft in the picture is leased from <acronym title="Kalispell - Glacier Park International (Flathead County) (FCA / KFCA), USA - Montana">FCA</acronym> to Skyservice. It must be on a short lease so they haven't bothered painting the whole plane. The full Skyservice livery is below: <a href="h...

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by CKT789
Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britannia/Thomsonfly's Oldest 767-200...
Replies: 35
Views: 6742

RE: Britannia/Thomsonfly's Oldest 767-200...

G-BKVZ was the first in the fleet. I flew on G-BKPW in the late 80's from Manchester to Monastir. Both aircraft left the fleet in the mid-1990's. <a href="http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Britannia%20Airways-history-b767.htm" target=_blank>http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/B...itannia%20Airways-h...

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by CKT789
Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet Expansion From GLA
Replies: 58
Views: 4433

RE: Easyjet Expansion From GLA

Never mind GSM, what about GRE? These routes are the primary ones for them.

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by CKT789
Sat Feb 04, 2006 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Scotland New Flights
Replies: 9
Views: 3423

RE: Air Scotland New Flights

The flights started from GLA a couple of weeks ago.

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by CKT789
Sat Feb 04, 2006 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Scotland New Flights
Replies: 9
Views: 3423

RE: Air Scotland New Flights

Yes, they just have SX-BLW. There have been rumours here and there that they were going to replace it with some 737s, but nothing ever comes of this.

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by CKT789
Sat Feb 04, 2006 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Scotland New Flights
Replies: 9
Views: 3423

RE: Air Scotland New Flights

Yeah, they flew from <acronym title="Aberdeen - Dyce (ABZ / EGPD), United Kingdom">ABZ</acronym> when Air Holland had the contract for operating the aircraft. Didn't last long though. Mind you some of the flights were 767s. I think you would struggle to fill a 767 operating a peak flight to <acronym...

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by CKT789
Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Scotland New Flights
Replies: 9
Views: 3423

Air Scotland New Flights

Air Scotland has flights on sale for: <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> - Malaga, Barcelona and Palma. Surely they are entering a very fierce market, ...and they are called Air Scotland, where are the Scottish routes?! Maybe GSM has scar...

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by CKT789
Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Excalibur Airways - Anyone Remember Them?
Replies: 18
Views: 9363

Excalibur Airways - Anyone Remember Them?

The DC-10 came from Skyjet.
After the purchase by Globespan, most of the A320's went to AIH and UKL.

http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Excalibur.htm

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by CKT789
Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyGlobespan Want 10 Widebodied Aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 3952

RE: FlyGlobespan Want 10 Widebodied Aircraft

Given that TCX are no longer operating the <acronym title="Edinburgh - Turnhouse (EDI / EGPH), United Kingdom">EDI</acronym>-<acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym> route, there must be capacity for more flights than 1x weekly....

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by CKT789
Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Excalibur Airways - Anyone Remember Them?
Replies: 18
Views: 9363

Excalibur Airways - Anyone Remember Them?

They were indeed. They operated a fleet of Airbus A320's, founded in 1992. I have a book called Airline Liveries from 1995 and they are included in that - it says they were also operating a 733 at the time: G-OCHA. They were the first in the UK to operate the A320 for charters. They were purchased b...

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by CKT789
Sun Jan 22, 2006 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyGlobespan Domestic Routes
Replies: 4
Views: 2067

RE: FlyGlobespan Domestic Routes

Story from the Edinburgh Evening News: <a href="http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/edinburgh.cfm?id=104642006" target=_blank>http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/edinburgh.cfm?id=104642006</a> Article says the planes are needed for other European routes. Ryanair have also offered to fly any passengers a...

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by CKT789
Sat Jan 21, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyGlobespan To Orlando : Assistance Please
Replies: 2
Views: 2140

RE: FlyGlobespan To Orlando : Assistance Please

The flights haven't started yet so it's hard to tell what their long haul product will be like. As you say, they have a good short haul product (I flew <acronym title="Edinburgh - Turnhouse (EDI / EGPH), United Kingdom">EDI</acronym>-<acronym title="Nice - Cote d'Azur (NCE / LFMN), France">NCE</acro...

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by CKT789
Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyjet 767
Replies: 3
Views: 1848

RE: Flyjet 767

According to Jethros, it was due two days ago: <a href="http://www.jethros.i12.com/fleets/fleet_listings/flyjet.htm" target=_blank>http://www.jethros.i12.com/fleets/fleet_listings/flyjet.htm</a> Looks like it spent the last couple of years in the desert, so it may need a bit of work done on it befor...

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by CKT789
Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Menorca From UK And Ireland
Replies: 17
Views: 3656

RE: Menorca From UK And Ireland

GSM have recently announced weekly flights from <acronym title="Glasgow - International (Abbotsinch) (GLA / EGPF), United Kingdom">GLA</acronym> and <acronym title="Edinburgh - Turnhouse (EDI / EGPH), United Kingdom">EDI</acronym> for the Summer. They are also offering hotels and transfers through t...

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by CKT789
Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BLK - TFS With Jet2
Replies: 17
Views: 1942

BLK - TFS With Jet2

Couldn't find this when I did a search of the forums, Jet2 have announced flights for next Winter from Blackpool to Tenerife beginning on 02/10/06. Flights will be twice a week (Monday and Friday). This brings to 5 the number of destinations served by Jet2 from Blackpool. Anyone know when the new te...

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by CKT789
Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Independence Air Employee Brand Introduction Video
Replies: 6
Views: 3334

RE: Independence Air Employee Brand Introduction Video

If I saw that the first day I started work I would be raring to go. It's a good motivational video. A real shame that these people are now out of a job.

What was staff motivation like in the airline? Is it accurately protrayed in the video?

Jamie.

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by CKT789
Sun Jan 08, 2006 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is This The Golden Age Of Charter Travel?
Replies: 24
Views: 6262

RE: Is This The Golden Age Of Charter Travel?

I flew <acronym title="Mandarin Airlines (Taiwan)">AE</acronym> a couple of times in the late 80's/early 90's to Crete and Tenerife. I really enjoyed both flights. The service was brilliant as well, although there was no IFE which does do your head in on a 4.5 hr flight. It would be interesting to s...

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by CKT789
Sun Jan 08, 2006 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyglobespan 763 X3 . Wot Dests?
Replies: 3
Views: 1503

RE: Flyglobespan 763 X3 . Wot Dests?

This thread mentions flights from <acronym title="Edinburgh - Turnhouse (EDI / EGPH), United Kingdom">EDI</acronym> to Florida. I doubt it will happen this year though as it is a bit late to be launching this and trying to get bookings. <a href="http://www.taxiwayalpha.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=223...

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by CKT789
Sun Jan 08, 2006 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overhaul Of British Airways CitiExpress On The Way
Replies: 51
Views: 7408

RE: Overhaul Of British Airways CitiExpress On The Way

I thought the Dash 8's were being phased out?

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by CKT789
Sun Jan 08, 2006 4:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Name An Airline Competition
Replies: 2
Views: 3219

Name An Airline Competition

I know people often post ideas about possible airlines that could be launched, so I thought I would pass this on. I got my copy of the latest AirlinerWorld (February 2006) this morning and they are running a competition, the questions being: What airline name would you choose? What aircraft type wou...

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by CKT789
Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orion Airways
Replies: 10
Views: 2269

RE: Orion Airways

The holding company of Orion (Horizon Holidays) was purchased by Thomson Holidays, now TUI. Orion was merged with Britannia at this time. I love their livery and from what I can gather they had a good reputation. I think they were based at <acronym title="Nottingham - East Midlands (Castle Donington...

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by CKT789
Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Airport For West Cumbria, UK
Replies: 9
Views: 2945

RE: Possible Airport For West Cumbria, UK

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by CKT789
Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Airport For West Cumbria, UK
Replies: 9
Views: 2945

RE: Possible Airport For West Cumbria, UK

Allsorts goes on there so I reckon so. There is one at Silloth Airfield, seems to be the thing to do with WW2 airfields.....

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by CKT789
Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Airport For West Cumbria, UK
Replies: 9
Views: 2945

RE: Possible Airport For West Cumbria, UK

I agree, although we keep being told about developments about CAX and not much happens.

The airfield at Kirkbride would be useful for BNFL flights.

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by CKT789
Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Airport For West Cumbria, UK
Replies: 9
Views: 2945

Possible Airport For West Cumbria, UK

A Councillor has raised the possibility of redeveloping Kirkbride Airfield that would serve Cumbria, in particular the West side of the county. This airfield isn't far from where my parents live and I had my first driving lesson on it's runway! The airfield was built in WW2 and is used by light airc...

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by CKT789
Sat Dec 31, 2005 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AlphaOne To Start Flights Tomorrow
Replies: 51
Views: 6596

RE: AlphaOne To Start Flights Tomorrow

According to the Edinburgh flight departures, a flight was operated this morning (Airborne 0928). Does anyone know what aircraft was used? <a href="http://www.baa.co.uk/portal/site/default/template.PAGE/menuitem.e764d02e1ee260d93ae74479c02865a0/?javax.portlet.tpst=576f231a0bbd130a1d4ac77ec02865a0&ja...

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by CKT789
Sat Dec 31, 2005 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New EasyJet Livery
Replies: 51
Views: 12421

RE: New EasyJet Livery

I agree, the thing with LCC's is that the planes should be flying billboards with the web address clearly shown on the plane. I could barely even make out Easyjet on the side of this... For companies like <acronym title="Ryanair (Ireland)">FR</acronym> and EZY, a major change in livery isn't probabl...

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by CKT789
Fri Dec 30, 2005 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fireworks On EDI Flightpath
Replies: 4
Views: 1913

Fireworks On EDI Flightpath

A man has been found guilty in Edinburgh of setting off fireworks in his back garden which sits off the end of the runway at Newbridge.... <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4567136.stm" target=_blank>http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4567136.stm</a> It's a hard one to call, he wasn't ai...

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