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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Trans Guyana has announced they will be serving BGI five times weekly from OGL starting November 1st with B1900D aircraft. I commend TransGuyana for this, its certainly a good move on their part. They certainly have been going quite a bit of charters within the Eastern Caribbean since C19 hit and a...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Trans Guyana has announced they will be serving BGI five times weekly from OGL starting November 1st with B1900D aircraft. I commend TransGuyana for this, its certainly a good move on their part. They certainly have been going quite a bit of charters within the Eastern Caribbean since C19 hit and a...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

In the Jamaican thread it (can we link to comments in other threads, idk how to do that) it looks like CAL has applied for: KIN - BGI - JFK - KIN KIN - JFK - BGI - KIN and KIN - BGI - MIA - BGI - KIN December 2 start dates Well with POS borders closed and the questionable timeline as to when they'l...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

With B6 only operating 2x weekly CAL can certainly operate 2x/3x weekly BGI-JFK flights to satisfy the VFR market. BGI-YYZ could also justify 2x week service. MIA would be more difficult with AA operating daily and soon 2x daily with their Hub. I also don't see BW doing this. If BW does do it, I ca...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

It is almost certain now that the Antigua-based regional carrier, LIAT, will return to the skies, perhaps as early as next month. This is the latest update from Cabinet spokesman, Minister of Information, Melford Nicholas, who said the positive news was passed on to the Cabinet by Prime Minister Gas...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air A321 substituted for an A320 had take-off issue
Replies: 49
Views: 7514

Re: A321 substituted for an A320 had take-off issue

Every airline that has different variants of an aircraft probably had this happen to them, but most errors are caught before disaster strikes. I've seen it happen with ATR 42/72's and Dash 8 100/300's. Cabin Crew in the business long enough sometimes notice when the seating arrangements seem off and...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-2006-26586-0024 Reported in another thread... CAL gets approval for IAH and SJU Congrats to them although they won't be flying either right now. And I guess with the approval of the SJU route, we can put to bed the myth that BW will simply ignore the n...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.facebook.com/CaribbeanTourismOrganization?sk=wall There will be a YouTube event tomorrow at 11AM (EDT). This to discuss post LIAT transportation. JY and BW will duke it out and we will see who the winner will be. Travel loads are very thin, especially with POS and GEO still closed. No e...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.facebook.com/CaribbeanTourismOrganization?sk=wall There will be a YouTube event tomorrow at 11AM (EDT). This to discuss post LIAT transportation. JY and BW will duke it out and we will see who the winner will be. Travel loads are very thin, especially with POS and GEO still closed. No e...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

You cannot book BGI SLU so its gone, at least for the next few months. With JY and Antilles on the route, both will daily flights, it was crowded. I do not see BGI DOM being any better. With all of the travel protocols plus economic uncertainty and the lack of the usual summer events people arent t...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

You cannot book BGI SLU so its gone, at least for the next few months. With JY and Antilles on the route, both will daily flights, it was crowded. I do not see BGI DOM being any better. With all of the travel protocols plus economic uncertainty and the lack of the usual summer events people arent t...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Intercaribbean land its 10th E120 https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/n581sw#2539f9f3 4 ERJ145LR more to be added too Interesting I think they should take a more cautious approach to this expansion. They are basing at least 4 E120 and 1 ERJ at BGI as eastern HUB, besides they are getting a d...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot / ATC Repartee
Replies: 95
Views: 13212

Re: Pilot / ATC Repartee

75driver wrote:
Agree on the “niner” thing. Not sure where that comes from but it’s not commercial flying.


The OP quite correct explained where "niner" came from, which predates commercial aviation. It's still part of ICAO phraseology, which is used worldwide, except of course the US.

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot / ATC Repartee
Replies: 95
Views: 13212

Re: Pilot / ATC Repartee

In 47 years of flying including 5 at EAL, never D as Dixie except perhaps as a joke. DL”s call sign is Deltaxxxx, xxxx being the flight number. For reference: A110-23 Taxiway D is referred to as "DIXIE". https://flightaware.com/resources/airport/KATL/remarks Wouldn't it have been easier s...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

baje427 wrote:
JY has probably the best sized equipment for these times. Does anyone know how the loads are on JY or BW?


Im told BW's loads are in the teens and often below 10 pax per flight.

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

This is why I fear that Gaston will have the last laugh when traveling public demands the return of LIAT. As bad as they have been they actually have higher Tripadvisor ratings in the Caribbean than do private carriers like Inter Caribbean, Air Antilles and Seaborne/Silver. So no shock that OCL wil...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Everyone in the Eastern Caribbean want to know when T&T borders will reopen. Now that US tourists are increasingly being seen as a virus its to that market that many wanted to turn to hoping that Trinis, scared off from the FL pandemic, might have sampled trips to nearby islands. Tourist depend...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

I heard on the news today that BGI will be the hub for One Caribbean Airlines. What alot of people may not realise is that OCL also applied for an AOC under Barbados CAD regulations. They seem to be shifting away somewhat from their ECCAA AOC. The BCAD is in shambles and there will be very little o...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

A Caricom airline operating BGI-ANU or BGI-GEO or BGI-KIN should not be required to staff services with Trinidadian nationals. I know Caricom is many moons behind where it should be integration-wise... but if the TTALPA can dictate that only TnT nationals can fly for BW we have some big problems. T...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

So is this all speculation or are we certain there is a clause prohibiting hiring non Trinidad and Tobago people. What is the situation with the Jamaican operations? I assume those are staffed with some Jamaican nationals at least. If they open a base in BGI, does not mean these new routes are excl...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

The idea that the TTAPLA could dictate how the company operates in Barbados <, particularly with a potential shortage of flight crew, is pretty abhorrent. Why would they be given any authority in the matter? In broader terms, this approach to solving these issues as individual island governments is...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

The idea that the TTAPLA could dictate how the company operates in Barbados <, particularly with a potential shortage of flight crew, is pretty abhorrent. Why would they be given any authority in the matter? How is it any different to scope clauses in the US? Many pilot contracts have clauses in th...

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Its not up to TTALPA. CSME rules allow people from any CARICOM nation (except Haiti, The Bahamas and Suriname which arent signatories to this) to work anywhere within CARICOM once they fit certain criteria. Pilots and cabin crews as well as ground staff clearly fit the criteria. TTALPA cannot celeb...

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

skystar767 wrote:
Need answer to a question. Why BA flying to GEO from LHR in the past month or so?


Oil field workers charters apparently.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

So when you all say BW is basing two aircraft in BGI, logistically, what does that mean? Will they be hiring Barbados citizens to operate the flights? I am always interested in the logistics of these type of things. Im told from July 15 they are looking to start up operations in BGI and will have c...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

He actually asked them to take a 50% cut on severance and other money owed to them. They have however agreed to a 30% cut on severance. The staff hasn't agreed to anything. PM Browne proposed a 50% cut, however a counter proposal was suggested at 30%. No formal acceptance on either side was agreed....

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

I heard the Antigua PM has asked Liat staff to accept s 30% pay cut and to give a response by Friday. Honestly I think he is being a bit irrational with the BGI government no longer being able to support LI its days are numbered. The airlines willing to take up the slack should suffice. Travel numb...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to guyana South America?
Replies: 19
Views: 4414

Re: BA to guyana South America?

My question is how is this flight crewed. It seems to turn in GEO and returns same day. Clearly outside the duty time requirements for one crew. If the return crew positions in on the aircraft, does the inbound leg counts as rest?

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to guyana South America?
Replies: 19
Views: 4414

Re: BA to guyana South America?

More than likely reparation flights and/or oil field workers. There has been quite a few of these flights in the past few weeks. Interesting to see if BA commences regular commercial flights between GEO and the UK once this pandemic is over.

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

MavyWavyATR wrote:
I wonder if BW would be interested in acquiring them and integrating them into their operations.


No

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Strong rumours suggest a possible closure and rebirth of LIAT. Lets be clear here, if it does happen, it was NOT as a result of COVID-19. The governments are simply seizing an opportunity and not wasting a good pandemic. https://268today.com/business/liat-shareholders-to-collapse-airline-unconfirmed...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun May 17, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to start an airline?
Replies: 25
Views: 1599

Re: How to start an airline?

This is going to be interesting

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue May 12, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

This is interesting, I guess with the ridiculous 747 being registered in SVD last year raised the necessary alarm bells to what is going on in the ECAA. The 747 saga, although rediculous, probably wasn't the cause of this. The FAA audits other CAA's on a regular basis and ECCAA had theirs last year...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue May 12, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

VS has announced their plans for the 2021 season. They intend to serve all current Caribbean destinations. ANU, BGI, GND, MBJ, TAB will be served from LHR. BGI will also be served from MAN. https://www.godsavethepoints.com/virgin-atlantic-2021-flight-schedule/ There goes all the pessimists pontific...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri May 08, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

U.S. FAA downgrades safety rating of Eastern Caribbean aviation system rating The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday it had downgraded the safety rating for the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), a move that means carriers from those island nations cannot start new service. ht...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri May 08, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25442

Re: KAUS Fatality

MavyWavyATR wrote:
Honestly shocking that airport security didn't catch the person trespassing beforehand.


Fun fact. Airports aren't impenetrable fortresses. They're still quite easy to get inside its perimeter.

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon May 04, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Express Airways Embraer E-120 shot down by RPG
Replies: 22
Views: 8233

Re: African Express Airways Embraer E-120 shot down by RPG

Wow, a plane is shot out the sky and not a blimp on the media. Is it because it happened in Africa?

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat May 02, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

When it comes to BW VFR traffic, IMHO, it's very likely that this Xmas/New Year season (plus Carnival and other religious holidays for POS) could see a peak demand and probably push BW to fly daily between POS and MIA/JFK/YYZ, plus fly some non-stops between JFK and BGI/GEO too. That scenario could...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Airlines’ new livery: only for ATRs?
Replies: 19
Views: 2750

Re: Caribbean Airlines’ new livery: only for ATRs?

BW were to take delivery of 737 Max 8's from late 2019. That plan has been on hold since the groundings and now Covid-19. I believe the plan was to debut the Max 8's in the new livery. With that no longer the case, they started with the ATR's.

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

I do suspect that as LI service comes back online, we may see increased usage of the milk run as well. A sort of return to the renowned island hopping days. Prior to Covid, LI was actually about to move toward a more hub and spoke type scheduling. I'm not sure if that will be the same post Covid as...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Article below which states CAL plans a milk run between POS and SJU depending on the global economy picking up by Aug 2020 https://paxex.aero/2020/04/caribbean-airlines-milk-run-island-hopper/ According to the article some the routes are: POS/DOM/BGI/ANU/EIS/SJU POS/DOM/BGI/SXM/EIS/SJU And the weir...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

LI operated two more flights to HAV today. This time, doctors and nurses headed to BGI. I wonder once this is all over, if HAV could be a viable destination for LI. 5 hours on an ATR might not be too comfortable though, but I can imagine many students studying there might prefer this option over wha...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

gunnerman wrote:
Am I correct in believing that BW is operating only a single early moning return flight from POS to TAB? If so it's virtually shut down.


Looking at the arrivals/departure board for TAB on FR24, that seems to be the case.

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Caribbean Airlines was complaining about the ATR 600 dispatchability a few years ago with plans to start looking at a replacement. What made them change opinion in 2020 and decide to look for an increase in their ATR fleet? Because common sense prevailed and they realised the ATR was the perfect ai...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Caribbean Airlines was complaining about the ATR 600 dispatchability a few years ago with plans to start looking at a replacement. What made them change opinion in 2020 and decide to look for an increase in their ATR fleet? Because common sense prevailed and they realised the ATR was the perfect ai...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

LI operated a flight to HAV today from ANU. Presumably, this was to retrieve Cuban doctors. I believe they will be going to DOM.

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

Antigua is actually still open, however only allowing LIAT, private jets and small aircraft to operate.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 7822

Re: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft

ATR 42 / 72 - Square cup holders, and cant fit anything larger than a 8oz cup - Circuit breaker panel behind the copilot seat means it cannot recline as far as the captain's seat - Backlight on overhead panel is ACW powered which means no backlighting until at least one engine running and propeller ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

AA has suspended GEO (from both MIA and JFK) along with most of its South America network due to drop off in demand from COVID-19. http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2020/American-Airlines-Announces-Additional-Schedule-Changes-in-Response-to-Customer-Demand-Related-to-COVID-19-031420-OPS-DIS-03/d...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 851
Views: 87634

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

AA has suspended GEO (from both MIA and JFK) along with most of its South America network due to drop off in demand from COVID-19. http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2020/American-Airlines-Announces-Additional-Schedule-Changes-in-Response-to-Customer-Demand-Related-to-COVID-19-031420-OPS-DIS-03/d...

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