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by iRISH251
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AerSale buys 24 stored B757 to be converted to 757F - customer?
Replies: 47
Views: 6182

Re: New order for 24 B757 to be converted to 757F - customer?

Question: Could Aer Lingus be a possibility? They operated 757’s with a mixture of engines including RB-211’s. With the recent deliveries of A321Neo’s, this would be a great way to offload the aircraft and make money off the deal. IIRC the Aer Lingus 757s were PW and one of them has already been sc...

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by iRISH251
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid
Replies: 213
Views: 22431

Re: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid

Calling on the Government to repurchase Aer Lingus is laughable. What they should be doing is calling on the Government to open up Ireland's borders like the rest of the EU. If the Government got their act together, the airlines would have more people flying and there would be much less thread of s...

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by iRISH251
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Underside Aircraft Markings
Replies: 14
Views: 3670

Re: Underside Aircraft Markings

Air Berlin (last livery) was one of the early adopters in recent times, I would say.

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by iRISH251
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid
Replies: 213
Views: 22431

Re: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid

Lets hope these people are indeed doing the right thing and self isolating for 14 days on their return. The government needs to get to grip with a proper testing on arrival system even if it means passengers paying EUR100 for it. Whats being suggested by Heathrow Airport maybe an option. Well, it's...

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by iRISH251
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/20: Angst in August
Replies: 246
Views: 28683

Re: Irish 8/20: Angst in August

This information may not be up-to-date but, according to Wikpedia, Malta Air has a fleet of some 120 aircraft (registered in Malta) and Ryanair Sun/Buzz (Poland) has about 50. All of these started out as Irish-registered. I don't think there is any material efficiency difference between one 737-800W...

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by iRISH251
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/20: Angst in August
Replies: 246
Views: 28683

Re: Irish 8/20: Angst in August

Spare a thought for holidaymakers in Ireland – we face a social media shaming if we dare leave the country Ireland’s quarantine-free list has just 10 countries, some of which we can’t even reach without flying through a “banned” destination At the moment, living in Ireland feels a lot like being fo...

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by iRISH251
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Boeing use the "Max" name again?
Replies: 34
Views: 2935

Re: Will Boeing use the "Max" name again?

You remember of course the case of the faulty 747 in which thrust lever 3 corresponded to engine no 4. It went to BA as if nothing had happened and Boeing did nothing to fix it despite the complaints. BA had no choice than to sell it as a bargain to another RR operator ( I will let you guess who) i...

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by iRISH251
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KLM Radio Call Signs
Replies: 7
Views: 1274

Re: KLM Radio Call Signs

Use of alphanumeric callsigns or numeric callsigns that differ from the official flight number are now common in Europe, across many carriers. AF, KL, LH, FR, EI, LX, SK and BA are amongst those that come to mind.

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by iRISH251
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380s being painted white before being scrapped
Replies: 10
Views: 2708

Re: A380s being painted white before being scrapped

The terms of the lease may require that the aircraft be returned to lessor devoid of livery (regardless of whether it is likely to see further service).

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by iRISH251
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Constellations to Europe
Replies: 24
Views: 6184

Re: TWA Constellations to Europe

TWA's last Constellation international passenger flight was on October 28, 1961. Rome - New York. Wow great detail. Can you imagine grinding along on that 1649 for 16 hours when there were 707s rocketing across the pond from Rome in nine hours! Although I sure as hell would love to have been on the...

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by iRISH251
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am questions
Replies: 51
Views: 8334

Re: Pan Am questions

For anyone interested in a very readable history of Pan Am, I would recommend this book. https://www.panam.org/skygods The "Skygods" were the old-school captains who grew up in the flying-boat or piston era and transitioned onto jets, often with tragic consequences. Pan Am lost ten 707s in...

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by iRISH251
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33546

Re: Irish 7/20

After many trips to PEK, EI is heading to Seoul daily at present: - EI9030 DUB 11.23 - ICN 06:25 A330-302 EI-EDY 31 Jul 2020 DUB - ICN A333 EI-EDY 30 Jul 2020 DUB - ICN A333 EI-GCF 29 Jul 2020 DUB - ICN A333 EI-EDY 28 Jul 2020 DUB - ICN A333 EI-GCF 27 Jul 2020 DUB - ICN A333 EI-ELA 26 Jul 2020 DUB ...

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by iRISH251
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just what made the DC-8 Super 73 freighter so popular?
Replies: 32
Views: 6987

Re: Just what made the DC-8 Super 73 freighter so popular?

3) And to further muddy the waters, USAF were scooping up all the available civilian 707s on the market, for conversion to E-8 J-stars, which at some point they re-engined with much more efficient JT8D-219s (as fitted to MD-80s). For the E-8 the variant selected was the 707-320C (with cargo door) a...

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by iRISH251
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just what made the DC-8 Super 73 freighter so popular?
Replies: 32
Views: 6987

Re: Just what made the DC-8 Super 73 freighter so popular?

We know the DOD is not fiscal smart at times, but why buy a whole 707 just for pylons? Why not call Boeing and see what they could come up with? My recollection is that the tailplanes (wider than the originals on the KC-135), pylons, engines and throttle pedestals were the main parts harvested. To ...

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by iRISH251
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33546

Re: Irish 7/20

From a regulatory point of view, how is it that an EU (Irish) operator is being permitted to operate intra-UK services now that the UK is no longer in the EU? Well, technically we're still in a transition period, so of course it is permitted. I can't remember if there already is an air services agr...

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by iRISH251
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33546

Re: Irish 7/20

Indeed and great timings also for the business and leisure traffic alike. Who would have thought just a year ago EI/EIR would have such a operation from BHD ! Im sure it will do well as they are vital links which left a void when BE collapsed. From a regulatory point of view, how is it that an EU (...

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by iRISH251
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parallel Runway Assignment
Replies: 15
Views: 1426

Re: Parallel Runway Assignment

Or perhaps this is very airport dependant and variable? This. A few famous examples from Europe: Heathrow - two independent, parallel 09/27. One is arrival, other departure. Both more-or-less equal in terms of runway length, so I think it's workload reduce config that's most usual, 27R arr, 27L dep...

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by iRISH251
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33546

Re: Irish 7/20

[/quote]They're certainly becoming a rare species. When was the last time we had scheduled 747 service to Ireland? Was it EI in the 1990s?[/quote] Other than Aer Lingus, Dublin only had sporadic 747 passenger operations over the years, by my recollection. Northwest and Tower Air come to mind while i...

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by iRISH251
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33546

Re: Irish 7/20

WAT have submitted planning application for runway extention: * Extension of the existing 1,433 metre long runway by 491 metres at its northern end and 363 at its southern end, resulting in a total runway length of 2,287metres. * Widening of the existing and extended runway from 30 metres in width ...

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by iRISH251
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33546

Re: Irish 7/20

On a related note, the quarantine in NI has been dropped for travel to Spain, Italy etc so what’s to stop me driving to Belfast, hopping on a flight to continental Europe and then coming home the same way? I wonder will we see extra flights from EI, FR etc to holiday destinations from LDY, BHD/BFS ...

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by iRISH251
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am questions
Replies: 51
Views: 8334

Re: Pan Am questions

panamair wrote:
They had some local rights but not others. For example they could carry local pax on most of the LHR-Germany flights (FRA,MUC,HAM) but not on LHR-BRU/AMS.


A legacy of the Internal German Services, I assume.

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by iRISH251
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am questions
Replies: 51
Views: 8334

Re: Pan Am questions

Some interesting insights here from 1977. (The height of Pan Am?) https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/261647/197778-panam-routes/ Looks like all Australia services were via Fiji/Hawaii/New Zealand. I do remember my grandmother, in the mid 1970s, flying PA MEL to NAN vv, so they must h...

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by iRISH251
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s
Replies: 77
Views: 10419

Re: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s

On 24 October 1989 I flew PA102 JFK-LHR, operated by N806PA.Image

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by iRISH251
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36808

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

VFRonTop wrote:
EI321 wrote:
What sort of ground training would the Aer Corps be using EI-RJZ for exactly, fire fighting? Seems like an unusual acquisition.


Most likely will be used as transport aircraft and potentially patrol work.

Article:New transport aircraft for the Irish Air Corps?


Its flying life is over.

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by iRISH251
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36808

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

HTCone wrote:
I read elsewhere that the Air Corps had bought a Cityjet RJ85 for ground training staff, could be the same one?

The Air Corps one (EI-RJZ) flew into Baldonnel on 17 April.

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by iRISH251
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36808

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

I guess it would also be possible to drive it to Knock for scrapping. Just curious why all 4 engines are removed, surely it would be easier to fly it out of DUB to scrap it. I can't see any sign of the remaining few RJs apart from -RJF which flew to DUB on the 18th, assuming they are stored in SNN ...

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by iRISH251
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36808

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

I see Cityjets EI-RJU has had all of its engines removed in DUB, I assume it will be removed on a truck or scrapped in DUB? It's many years since an aircraft has been scrapped at DUB. If this is its fate, I would expect to see it flown to somewhere like Kemble, where specialist dismantlers operate....

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by iRISH251
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did EL AL 720Bs every fly NYC ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2798

Re: Did EL AL 720Bs every fly NYC ?

I would be very surprised if the 720 went non stop. Sure your not getting mixed up with their A300, which often flew non stop from Florida west bound to UK. MON is Monarch. I am talking here about the early 1980s when (a) Monarch did not have A300s and (b) there were no three-letter designators, on...

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by iRISH251
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did EL AL 720Bs every fly NYC ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2798

Re: Did EL AL 720Bs every fly NYC ?

Monarch used 720B LGW - ANU back in the 1970's. Not sure the routing but I would assume at least one stop in Azores and another somewhere else along the way. My recollection is that these (sometimes?) operated non-stop eastbound (the flight number OM502 sticks in my head) and I used to hear them on...

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by iRISH251
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36808

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

I believe the An-225 was offered runway 24 but opted for 06, which presumably necessitated the backtrack to reach the designated parking position. Especially given that SNN is currently full of stored airliners, I imagine that the whole operation was carefully planned and choreographed.

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by iRISH251
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36808

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

AmricanShamrok wrote:
Anyone know the scheduled time of its departure to KBP tomorrow?


0900 on the 12th.

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by iRISH251
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36808

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

The PSO numbers for Kerry and Donegal are frightening! It would be helpful to get actual details but I doubt it costs that much to fly the routes. Maybe an information request to the DoT?! What the article doesn't say is that the cost of operation and associated subsidy is (presumably) relatively f...

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by iRISH251
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 36808

Re: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...

Ryanair associated company Malta Air to make 60 redundant, about one third of the workforce. Do they really only have 180 staff? They have 120 737s, or have a got something mixed up here? Redundancies and the size of workforce for Malta Air as are reported by the Times of Malta and other local medi...

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by iRISH251
Fri May 29, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Wreck of WW2 bomber found on beach in NE England
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

Re: Wreck of WW2 bomber found on beach in NE England

The Beaufighter was a fighter-bomber rather than primarily a bomber aircraft though it was so versatile that, in addition to its heavy gun armament, rockets, torpedoes and bombs could all be carried, depending on variant and role.

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by iRISH251
Fri May 29, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Crew Duty Limits During Covid19-flights
Replies: 9
Views: 2989

Re: Flight Crew Duty Limits During Covid19-flights

Aer Lingus are doing similar and a large part of the reason for this is that the Chinese authorities do not permit crews to leave the aircraft and enter China. Therefore there is no choice but to bring a resting crew, who then operate the return flight. At this point, well over 100 DUB-PEK-DUB rotat...

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by iRISH251
Fri May 29, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30021

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

Eirules wrote:
With MSP gone & MIA likely room, plus likely frequency reductions, they’ll find themselves with an oversupply of long haul aircraft


The A332s will most likely exit the fleet for a start. Ex-Qatar A333 EI-EIK has just been up for a quick circuit at DUB as it is due to enter service.

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by iRISH251
Mon May 18, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30021

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

BrianDromey wrote:
Maybe inefficient, but I wonder if it’s 100 sectors - which would be 50 inbound flights?


It is 100 rotations, with this having been added to over recent days with a further four-to-five rotations a day.

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by iRISH251
Fri May 15, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did EL AL 720Bs every fly NYC ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2798

Re: Did EL AL 720Bs every fly NYC ?

Unlikely, I'd have thought., since the carrier had more capable 707-320B/Cs and 707-420s at the same time. The 720B was really a medium-haul aircraft. Multi-stop routeings were not unusual in those times.

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by iRISH251
Wed May 13, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30021

Re: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2020 ... e/en/print
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For anyone who think that "essential" has not been defined and cannot continue to be. http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2020 ... e/en/print

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by iRISH251
Tue May 12, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lockheed, uniquely talented company
Replies: 40
Views: 3105

Re: Lockheed, uniquely talented company

I would add the C-130 (no explanation needed) and give an honourable mention to the T-33 which, while not revolutionary, was very widely used and served for four decades or more.

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by iRISH251
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27946

Re: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...

I’ve no great knowledge of these things but I wouldn’t have thought there were too many Irish citizens living in Kuwait or vice versa that necessitated a direct repatriation flight I know a few Irish teachers out there. Like other Middle Eastern countries, it seems to be a popular destination for y...

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by iRISH251
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27946

Re: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...

Hello. Sorry this might of been talked about before. Why where there two WS flights from YYC-DUB last night? And Also why a LY 787 flight from TLV-DUB? Are they repatriation flights or passenger aircraft used for cargo or something else? Thanks Alex Westjets are healthcare supplies outbound tomorrow.

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by iRISH251
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27946

Re: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...

I'm not sure if this has been reported, but EI is considering retiring some A330's due to the COVID-19 pandemic. .......... Thoughts? And to be a pedant its IAG considering retiring a "couple of " A330s. I do agree though. LAX, DAA seem like the low hanging fruit. Their days were numbered...

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by iRISH251
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest capacity passenger plane in 1967
Replies: 44
Views: 9657

Re: Largest capacity passenger plane in 1967

DC-8-61s were used a lot across the Atlantic with carriers such as TIA, Capitol, Air Canada and Nordair. With their relatively short legs, tech-stops at Shannon or Gander were quite common but were accepted as normal, especially for charter operations.

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by iRISH251
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways DC-10 in early 1980s?
Replies: 87
Views: 14614

Re: British Airways DC-10 in early 1980s?

I would be pretty amazed if BA pilots flew the plane. Doesn’t make much sense to do typeratings for one route, not to mention I can’t imagine any pilots volunteering to literally fly to the same city four times a month for years. Let’s get serious. The word you’re looking for is CODESHARE. The BA f...

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by iRISH251
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair short flight
Replies: 5
Views: 1341

Re: Ryanair short flight

Ryanair are doing this with at least some aircraft instead of leaving them parked for a long period and then having to go through the processes necessary to return them to service.

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by iRISH251
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Cargo Plane Headed for the USA
Replies: 5
Views: 2240

Re: Russian Military Cargo Plane Headed for the USA

It departed SNN this morning en route (I think) to Goose Bay. RA-82038 is the ID.

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by iRISH251
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37400

Re: Irish 3/20

EI9018 DUB-PEK Returning to DUB due to bird strike on Number 1 engine. No wonder it has gone as far as the Irish Sea and loped back to DUB with a bunch of fire engines following it. I was watching it on fr24. Engine-change required so a replacement aircraft operated the flight several hours later.

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