if that is the primary motivation for reopening the airport, then it should probably be funded in the same way as NATS - namely that the collection of airlines which use the London airport system should all put some money into the pot Whilst this would never happen, I completely agree with you. Apa...Jump to post
To all those asking why it needs to re-open, try diverting in London airspace on a windy or foggy night and then getting offered Birmingham / East Mids as the closest place able to accept you, if you’re lucky! (Manchester or even Glasgow/Paris/Amsterdam if you’re unlucky...) The fact is that, pre-co...Jump to post
PatrickZ80 wrote:Indeed Heathrow is closed until 06:00
eamondzhang wrote:They're nicknamed London Airways for a reason.
I'm surprised planes were allowed to land there instead of being told to divert. This is the problem with Keflavik - divert where? Egilsstadir is a challenging airport in itself for pilots with very few parking stands, terrain and instrument approach at only one end, and it’s also a many hour coach...Jump to post
At a large airfield with multiple runways, I would advocate splitting the units between more than one fire station to enable a quicker response. But that costs $$$, so I have no idea if anywhere actually does that. I suspect I know the answer. :roll: A lot of larger airports do indeed have ‘remote’...Jump to post
Not an automated system, but I believe cabin crew check in with cockpit at least every 30 minutes? If they don’t respond, cabin crew can enter the cockpit (if no response to cockpit door “bell”) How does that work in these days of cockpit security? After 9/11 I thought the pilots were supposed to b...Jump to post
Just to end the speculation, they did dump fuel.
I know because I was operating an aircraft in the descent to Stansted at around 22:30z and they’d just been given permission on the same frequency (can’t remember if it was Thames or London) to begin jettisoning.
I think a priority for the airport is sorting out a decent public transport link to the centre. I’m quite a regular visitor from London (UK) to Quebec but will almost always drive from YUL or even get the train from downtown Montreal rather than get a connecting flight and then waste money on a taxi...Jump to post
If BA can do MSY-LHR with a full load+cargo off of a 7000ft runway (video and map with directional arrow below), then DL shouldn't have much issue doing LGA-LAX. Whilst it might not be an issue everyday or even every week, there would definitely be issues under certain circumstances (hot days, calm...Jump to post
Or they hurry up and get them LCY approved and they can use them on their own routes from there. The trouble is, they only really have one and a half routes from LCY left - Dublin year round and Florence in the summer (on a W pattern from Dublin). They’ll probably be able to profitably deploy two o...Jump to post
It just looks like a loooong landing to me. Nothing horrible or dangerous. Pilot might have flared to early or sat in ground effect more than expected +1 on ground effect, although to me it looks like it should have resulted in a go around it’s impossible to judge properly unless you’re sitting the...Jump to post
Everyone is deposing of the ERJ-190/195’s. That’s not quite true - BACF just took delivery of their 16th 190 which is on a four year lease, and Stobart have expanded their fleet (albeit as part of a ludicrously complicated relationship with Flybe) over the last year. It’s still a very capable aircr...Jump to post
All of the BA CityFlyer fleet is registered G-LCY* in reference to the London City base.Jump to post
Maybe I have got this wrong. In past times, has none of the big American carriers never lost money, been in Chapter 11? Has a large UK carrier never lost lots of money in the past? They survived, why wouldn't Norwegian? You’re correct to an extent - but there are key differences here. Firstly, as y...Jump to post
Dutchy there is no such thing as a hard brexit, a "soft brexit" is a desperate attempt by remoaners to keep us in the EU by any other name contrary to a democratic vote... There will be Brexit, easyJet will have a decent contingency and life will go on much as before Skipness mate, this i...Jump to post
Congratulations - some of the ill-informed posts in this thread have turned me from a long-time reader into a contributor at last! I think there are three very important points that a lots of people are missing here: 1) The Value of The Instruments - Professional musicians, particularly ones in peri...Jump to post