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by sandyb123
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 10159

Re: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020

Any idea why there is a Falcon X doing laps of Edinburgh this morning. Send to have come in from AMS. Some sort of issue? Bit of Sightseeing before they land?

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by sandyb123
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG
Replies: 93
Views: 29517

Re: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG

No one's asked yet: "Do you think it's a write off?" Seriously, I hope no one was hurt and that it's just a loss of material things not any lives the airframe? Yes but I have seen fire damage repaired. It depends on the Owners Hull Loss insurance. But in this case? Salvage what you can an...

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by sandyb123
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG
Replies: 93
Views: 29517

Re: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG

Not that the powerplant has anything to do with it, but would this be the first time a GE90-powered aircraft will be written-off (if it does)? According to Aviation Safety , this would be the first write off of an aircraft with GE-90 engines. The site already lists this aircraft as Damaged Beyond R...

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by sandyb123
Wed May 06, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for the airlines to restart advertising
Replies: 114
Views: 10480

Re: Time for the airlines to restart advertising

No, it won't be like this but it's not going to come back the way it was either. Of course it will. The question, of course, is when. Not for years. Forget any serious leisure travel in Europe and probably around the world this year. Businesses are also waking up to the savings that video conferenc...

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by sandyb123
Mon May 04, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116008

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

Could the non EU national be ‘easy’ to work out? I’m going to go and have some spanakopita for lunch.

:-D

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by sandyb123
Mon May 04, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lionair 739 with parcel.com titles
Replies: 5
Views: 1223

Re: Lionair 739 with parcel.com titles

Lion Parcel seems to have been a thing since at least 2016 (Wayback Machine first indexed it in March 2016). They seem to have it as a hold parcel operation but I can't find anything on the internet to suggest if they've removed seats to deal with increased demand. Given there are no pax they have t...

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by sandyb123
Sun May 03, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 185
Views: 56408

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread

Currently flying about 50 miles from my home! And the only commercial airliner overflying the U.K. north of MAN.

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by sandyb123
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116008

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

https://www.caa.co.uk/uploadedFiles/CAA/Content/Standard_Content/Commercial_industry/Airlines/Licensing/Decision12020%20Redacted.pdf 27. CMG also relied on the provisional suspension of the AOC to submit that the CAA was obliged pursuant to Article 9(5) of the EU Regulation also immediately to take...

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by sandyb123
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 148508

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

We'll see what the lawyers say, but now is not the time to spend billions on a company worth a fraction of that. Boeing is very fortunate that coronavirus hit before the deal was completed. Airbus wasn't so fortunate with their CSeries anchor. Coronavirus will reward the manufacturer that can shrin...

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by sandyb123
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116008

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

One more questions guys. The reason why Flybe collapsed are still unclear for me. I'd like to know if Flybe was just operating Q400s (not the Embraers) + cleared the extra office ground staff they seems to have, would the airline still competitive over the UK? Or because of the very strong competit...

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by sandyb123
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116008

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

One more questions guys. The reason why Flybe collapsed are still unclear for me. I'd like to know if Flybe was just operating Q400s (not the Embraers) + cleared the extra office ground staff they seems to have, would the airline still competitive over the UK? Or because of the very strong competit...

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by sandyb123
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Odd Dassault Falcon off coast of Uk
Replies: 3
Views: 1506

Re: Odd Dassault Falcon off coast of Uk

Thanks!

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by sandyb123
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Odd Dassault Falcon off coast of Uk
Replies: 3
Views: 1506

Odd Dassault Falcon off coast of Uk

https://fr24.com/FA20/24638634

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Any idea what this odd flight is. Altitude, speed and direction seem erratic.

Assuming not a training flight as non essential. Military?

https://fr24.com/FA20/24638634

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nicode wrote:
See a video of CHX airport with all A380 from BA parked : https://www.facebook.com/13910627742687 ... 036474489/


They look like models! Some sight.

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by sandyb123
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183598

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

s://www.wesh.com/article/virgin-founder-richard-branson-giving-dollar250-million-to-help-employees/31905226 I just want to clarify a few misconceptions here: 1.) The injected money did not go to help employees - they are & remain on 8 weeks "unpaid leave" Cedar This will seem a bit pe...

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by sandyb123
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?
Replies: 117
Views: 24865

Re: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?

Sandyb123 an excellent summarisation. One point, not mentioned which I think will be relevant for long-haul leisure is the cross-subsidisation from the premium cabins. If long-haul business travel is reduced which seems to me to be a given this will probably result in higher economy fares. Unless o...

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by sandyb123
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?
Replies: 117
Views: 24865

Re: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?

Stelios is really hurting the company right now by behaving like a spoilt child. He didn't mind how company was run while he was taking millions in dividends. He really needs to sell up or shut up. He always minded and fought with the actual Board. And has just trousered 60m... No changes here. The...

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by sandyb123
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF Voyager tracking on FR24 inbound to PIK now?
Replies: 10
Views: 1075

Re: RAF Voyager tracking on FR24 inbound to PIK now?

Thanks for the insight guys, that is really interesting. I had just assumed that all military was excluded for security reasons!! Sandyb123 Wake-up Sandy! A quick look at FR24 right now will show RAF Voyager ZZ333 just returning to Brize Norton after it's second four-hour sortie running an oval rac...

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by sandyb123
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF Voyager tracking on FR24 inbound to PIK now?
Replies: 10
Views: 1075

Re: RAF Voyager tracking on FR24 inbound to PIK now?

Thanks for the insight guys, that is really interesting. I had just assumed that all military was excluded for security reasons!!

Cheers and stay safe

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by sandyb123
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF Voyager tracking on FR24 inbound to PIK now?
Replies: 10
Views: 1075

Re: RAF Voyager tracking on FR24 inbound to PIK now?

Ahh sorry. I (normally) see quite a few military flights that don’t appear on FR24. Didn’t realise it was normal practice.

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by sandyb123
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF Voyager tracking on FR24 inbound to PIK now?
Replies: 10
Views: 1075

RAF Voyager tracking on FR24 inbound to PIK now?

https://fr24.com/RRR2721/2452b9f6

As it’s got it’s transponder on I’m assuming it’s not a military movement. Are the RAF helping with the freight (medical supplies?) movements at the moment?

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https://fr24.com/RRR2721/2452b9f6

As it’s got it’s transponder on I’m assuming it’s not a military movement. Are the RAF helping with the freight (medical supplies?) movements at the moment?

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by sandyb123
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183598

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

If they were trying to preserve cash they shouldn’t have been running 4x daily JFK-LHR last week. Their EWR cut was a little premature too. Most of the JFK flights are paying their way with cargo both ways So if cargo is making money why dont they just shut down their loss making passenger operatio...

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by sandyb123
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 219948

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

Thomas Cook Aviation in Germany has filed for bankruptcy after Condor cancelled the flying contract for summer 2020 https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/thomas-cook-group/coronavirus-thomas-cook-aviation-files-for-bankruptcy/ That's a real shame but hardly surprising. If you'd said 3 months ago that ...

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by sandyb123
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 502
Views: 253551

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Uk government and NHS spokeswoman saying tonight that the likely trajectory for this could be 6 months before we're back to life as usual. They are sighting the early opening of China as already having some regression. Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52084517 If that is right then Aviation is ...

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by sandyb123
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337627

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

The past 10 days I have flown following (load is including me) AS LAX-GEG with 12 pax. Gate next to my flight was an AS IAD-LAX arrival with just 9 pax onboard. AS MSO-LAX with 5 pax (all of us upgraded to First!) WN LAX-MDW with 59 pax (not too bad!). UA MSN-LAX with 7 pax. UA LAX-SCK with 2 pax U...

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by sandyb123
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337627

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

I’m flying BUR-SFO on WN this morning, manifest is 6 pax. Walked through the terminal for observation Saw B6 BUR-BOS and counted about 10 pax. AA BUR-DFW looked about 30, BUR-MDW about 15. BUR-DEN about 20. This is crazy. I don;t know why US airlines are continuing these domestic flights, consolida...

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by sandyb123
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337627

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Anyone know why there are three TUI 737's coming back to Brussels from the US right now? Doesn't seem like the perfect time to bring aircraft out of storage and they don't operate those routes regularly? Repatriation flights? https://fr24.com/JAF016F/24426f66 https://fr24.com/JAF018F/24426ad3 https:...

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by sandyb123
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 10159

Re: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020

I think we are about to see airports basically close. EDI has closed most F&B, all lounges and is only serving essential repatriation flights according to email received earlier today. UK Prime Minister and Scottish First Minister tonight both saying it's only essential travel connected with wor...

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by sandyb123
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines weathering well
Replies: 16
Views: 3683

Re: Flair Airlines withering well

classicjets wrote:
I feel like there is a freudian slip in the title


:lol:

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by sandyb123
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belfast City Routes Up for Grabs - who will take over?
Replies: 36
Views: 5046

Re: Belfast City Routes Up for Grabs - who will take over?

Sandyb123. This debate has been done to death, but in summary; BHD while a great little airport has a very short runway so nothing past Malaga works, restricted opening hours (0630-2130), and has very poor car parking options for holiday stays. It is a boutique airport of sorts very close to the ci...

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by sandyb123
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belfast City Routes Up for Grabs - who will take over?
Replies: 36
Views: 5046

Re: Belfast City Routes Up for Grabs - who will take over?

Would this loss of Belfast City routes be an occasion to think about merging airports in Belfast? Move whatever's left over to International? It's a very small city to have two airports. It is crazy. It really only used to be BFS then BHD grew and grew. It’s not like BFS is that far from the city e...

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by sandyb123
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50986

Re: KLM considers A321 order

Correct. KLM has always used aircraft in dual high capacity/ short range and medium range roles. The A310's, 767 and even A330s were used for 1hr flights, while providing the right capacity to Middle East, Africa and US East coast destinations, The A321XLR would offer opportunity to do so even bett...

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by sandyb123
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 10159

Re: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020

Hopefully it does come across the board worldwide because it is a nuisance having to deal with that Do those scanners also allow you to keep laptops / tablets in your bag as well or do you still have to remove those? Everything is kept in the bag, no electronics were removed from what I remember Is...

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by sandyb123
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116008

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

Does anyone know what the situation with Stobart Air is? All their Flybe ops have been cancelled but the Aer Lingus Regional flights are operating as usual. If Stobart hasn't gone bankrupt and Eastern/Loganair are able to resume flying why aren't Stobart? I get that they're part of the Connect Airw...

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by sandyb123
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 10159

Re: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020

Loganair have announced multiple new routes in order to replace FlyBe, good news to see. New routes: · Edinburgh to Manchester. Flights start 23 March 2020 EDI 0645-0755 MAN (Mon-Thu & Sat) EDI 1440-1550 MAN (Tue-Fri) EDI 1810-1920 MAN (Mon-Fri & Sun) MAN 0830-0940 EDI (Mon-Thu & Sat) M...

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by sandyb123
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116008

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

Sadly I don’t think the future is looking great for BHD. Their 100 or so daily arrivals and departures now look more like 10.

Unless their is a rescue of the BE operations then the future of two airports for Belfast looks very unlikely.

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by sandyb123
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport investment plan Discussion Thread
Replies: 168
Views: 23192

Re: Edinburgh Airport investment plan Discussion Thread

A consultation site has been launched with images of the preferred road alignment: https://www.edinburgh-airport-eastern-access-road.co.uk/ https://i.imgur.com/bqrpIBE.jpg I can't work out exactly but it looks like one lane both ways, which is a reduction in capacity over Eastfield Road. I'd bet th...

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by sandyb123
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport investment plan Discussion Thread
Replies: 168
Views: 23192

Re: Edinburgh Airport investment plan Discussion Thread

I’ll reserve judgement until I see it in the flesh, but this looks like an utter mess. The hotchpotch development at the east end of the airport is just a series of cheap prefabricated buildings designed to make GIP a quick buck. Makes BAAs old terminal look like high quality architecture. Sandyb12...

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by sandyb123
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport investment plan Discussion Thread
Replies: 168
Views: 23192

Re: Edinburgh Airport investment plan Discussion Thread

I’ll reserve judgement until I see it in the flesh, but this looks like an utter mess. The hotchpotch development at the east end of the airport is just a series of cheap prefabricated buildings designed to make GIP a quick buck. Makes BAAs old terminal look like high quality architecture. Sandyb123

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by sandyb123
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Moldovan Airline - HiSky
Replies: 17
Views: 3074

Re: New Moldovan Airline - HiSky

HiSky is a new Moldovan airline, based in Chisinau, which will launch operations from 10 April 2020. The airline will have 2 A320 aircraft, each with 180 seats. ... HiSky will be partnering with Cobrex Trans (Romanian company) to launch these flights Cobrex Trans is B737-300 operator, so where are ...

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by sandyb123
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 185
Views: 56408

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread

I'm interested in Cubana as a business. They seem to operate thirsty, old(er) soviet aircraft. So am I to assume that like most things the airline is a state asset and therefore doesn't have to be profitable? I'm also intrigued at the secrecy surrounding Havana airport. As others have mentioned I un...

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by sandyb123
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 19059

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

It's a Scottish word meaning "to make good time" or "to be on time". :thumbsup: You learn something every day! I was born abd brought up in Scotland and must confess that I never heard or read this word before, or ameringue? :lol: Lived here all my life, heard it and used it all...

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by sandyb123
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 19059

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

https://fr24.com/EZY8402/23ce8a8a

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EZY8402
Squawking 7700
Diverted to MAN after holding for LGW for about an hour
Local source says low Fuel

https://fr24.com/EZY8402/23ce8a8a

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by sandyb123
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 10159

Re: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020

intercontinental routes were in the 'west' way before BAA ever came along or any perceived manipulation (think Pan Am, Northwest, BOAC, Air Canada etc). As tourism has drifted, its not unsurprising its now focussed on EDI. The suggestion that there should only really be one main intercontinental po...

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by sandyb123
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B737 opens cockpit window in flight, twice, to clear debris from windshield
Replies: 57
Views: 15833

Re: Ethiopian B737 opens cockpit window in flight, twice, to clear debris from windshield

https://youtu.be/LeTKIWmCDbY

Kudos to the pilot for their quick thinking!

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I must admit I was thinking ‘yeah right’ on this tread, but the video does seem to corroborate this story.

https://youtu.be/LeTKIWmCDbY

Kudos to the pilot for their quick thinking!

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by sandyb123
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116008

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Well IAG has just raised an objection according to the BBC. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51117885 Hmm this seems like a bit of a no news story. BA is not a rival of BE save for EDI / GLA - London so hardly a 'rival'. There has been no state bail out, just a promise to review the APD (which w...

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by sandyb123
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116008

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

So the Uk gov has batted the ball back I got the owners court. They expect a fundraiser from either share issue or investment before they are swilling to consider writing off / postponing APD.

The clock is ticking....

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by sandyb123
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116008

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

The directors are in a sticky situation. Continuing to trade with no reasonable prospect of being able to deliver what you’ve sold is Insolvent trading, a civil offence. Collecting tax on behalf of the exchequer and then spending it on other things (turnover seems to be implied) is potentially fraud...

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by sandyb123
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan
Replies: 99
Views: 27384

Re: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan

This video claims to show the Fokker being de-iced about 10 minutes before the crash. https://youtu.be/5Qm9s_mEXp0 However it would appear that only the left wing and tail are treated. If this is the actual flight (which is contested) then all involved failed to notice the right wing wasn’t treated....

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by sandyb123
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Berlin Tegel recover so quickly after Air Berlin's collapse?
Replies: 11
Views: 3994

Re: How did Berlin Tegel recover so quickly after Air Berlin's collapse?

Easyjet is your answer. Basically U2 took what was profitable / operationally sound from Air Berlin and run it well. Coupled with U2 already being a fairly sizeable operator in Berlin it was a good additional feather in their cap. The long haul ops that you mention at AB we’re never very profitable ...

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