There are suggestions that the bulk of staff cuts are being made at Gatwick, suggesting that short haul is being pulled permanently. This coincides with a report about one Gatwick terminal remaining closed well into 2021. https://www.headforpoints.com/2020/08/09/is-british-airways-planning-to-perman...Jump to post
But it is not news, someone asked a question of a regional head, Airbus didn't bring it up. The actual comment indicates that nothing has changed, quote: “Under Bombardier, there was a lot of discussion about the -500 and the potential. That potential exists today, but it is not a priority. We have ...Jump to post
The whole future of the Cityflier operation is in doubt so any thought of new aircraft is wishful thinking. Many articles like this in the web ba-to-stay-at-gatwick-but-will-consider-future-at-london-city https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/news/ba-to-stay-at-gatwick-but-will-consider-future-at-london-cit...Jump to post
It mentions Air Asia X, not Air Asia. Not good news for the 75 A330NEO'sJump to post
With the restrictive Austrian laws I wonder if they leave Easyjet Europe at a disadvantage and they might be thinking of moving their register tooJump to post
Flightglobal reporting that build rate is going to 5 per month
https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transp ... 48.article
Starting 25th October in addition to LGW flights. No short haul at LGW until at leat November https://www.turningleftforless.com/news-watch-out-for-ba-special-offer-british-airways-no-short-haul-flights-at-gatwick-until-november-and-orlando-partially-moves-to-heathrow/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_med...Jump to post
It would be interesting to know Leehams take on this 'Applying ASC 606 to the Airbus Order Book' article if anyone has access
https://leehamnews.com/2020/07/27/apply ... more-34014
jfk777 wrote:Terminal 1 has been abandoned for years but not torn down, why ? I don't know but its taking up some valuable T2 area where many more planes could be parked, Virgin Atlantic could do worse.
BA begins to carry out its 'fire and rehire' threat to jobs
https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... at-to-jobs
The outer pier is divided in two, length wise, one side for arriving pax, the other for departing. Doors (or valves as they are called) have to be opened/closed to block whichever side and allow access to gates on the opposite side. It blocks movement and creates delays to departing pax (and staff) ...Jump to post
Manston has been given the go-ahead to re-open after the government overruled objections. Operational date estimated as 2023
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... ub-critics
Presumably you meant CHR.....? It would look a bit out of place otherwise!
qf789 wrote:Jump to postMovements for 7 July 2020
Thai Lion Air A330-900neo HS-LAQ MSN 1956, ferried TLS-CHS for storage
Surprisingly the ACL Winter slot allocation report shows BA and AA at the same level as last year. In fact total slots allocated are at last years level and c20000 requested slots were refused, airlines currently operating such as Rwandair and China airlines requested slots but didn't get them. If t...Jump to post
Once the scheduled traffic picks up again the need for these extra freighters will diminish significantly. Heathrow is the UK's 2nd biggest port in normal times with minimal pure freightersJump to post
That example looks like they are avoiding weather?
Jump to postEdit: here is a typical sweep profile for FX 1311 https://flightaware.com/live/flight/FDX1311
Easyjet closing Stansted, Southend, Newcastle staff bases
Virgin approaching funding deadline
https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... oronavirus
Many LGW routes are moving to LHR, at least in the short term
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/ne ... 70931.html
Anyone know if the Airbus price 'guarantee' on the -300s was used by IB when they retired those a few years back?
Will Airbus throw its own cash into an endeavor they did not even start when the mother company is burning cash?
I have a lot of doubt about it.
Seriously, we now have warehouses somewhere with as many as 6 747-8Fs worth of spare parts, the major tooling to make more 747s, and the legendary 757 tooling as well. The accountants must love that.
A380 G-XLEG flew from LHR to join its friends at CHR this morrning as BAW9153Jump to post
Workers have accepted the agreement, VIE based aircraft reducing to 10 aircraft
https://www.lse.co.uk/news/ryanair-subs ... 4suas.html
Airbus is apparently asking Governments to fund the scappage of older aircraft to get airlines buy new Airbuses! Things are getting desparate.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/20 ... ge-scheme/
Qatar might be the B748F customer, they seem to take odd bits and piecesJump to post
Wonder what Latam will do with them now, also what Delta will do with the other part of the order they took overJump to post
STC has said a lot of things opposite to what has actually happened so you can't take statements at face valueJump to post
Heathrow had to rebuild and relocate a lot of taxiways to become A380 compliant, LAX had similar issuesJump to post
There is a lot of 'mights' and 'coulds' and 'possiblys' in the article, maybe it is still just negotiating tacticsJump to post
There will be a 'Timing Impact' to the London flights
https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/j ... 89.article
RvA wrote:gunnerman wrote:VS had already closed its operations at MAN, GLA and BFS. With the closure of LGW VS has flights only from LHR T2.
LHR T3? Or are they moving?
It will be interesting to see how long the 80% use it or lose it slot relief is maintained. Many of the airlines, particually BA will not be able to use all of their LHR slots for some time. Will slots suddenly become available, a couple of airlines such as Rwandair have already taken the opportunit...Jump to post
The A380 has always been criticised for being too heavy, this proves it.....Jump to post
Much more interesting when there was a Kar Air DC-6 swing tail operating a Finnair freight flight every morning into LHR, up to the late 1970s.Jump to post