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by eidvm
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid
Replies: 228
Views: 25341

Re: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid

Actually EU countries have been blocking access from other EU countries or imposing quarantine restrictions. As have certain US States such as New York. I personally see no reason that the USA couldn't be included in the plan on a state by state basis, and Canada on a province by province basis wit...

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by eidvm
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/20: Angst in August
Replies: 246
Views: 28733

Re: Irish 8/20: Angst in August

It seems the current canceled USA/Canada flights have been further extended to end of September . Same with EI Regional. I honestly can’t see much more than the current level of service returning until next spring to be honest, it looks like we’ll need this vaccine to come first and sufficient numb...

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by eidvm
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/20: Angst in August
Replies: 246
Views: 28733

Re: Irish 8/20: Angst in August

You are wrong when it comes to Aer Lingus, Ireland is not heavily reliant on Aer Lingus at all. Not one bit! Ryanair connects Ireland to more countries for one. You can get to North America on US and Canadian airlines. London Heathrow, Amsterdam and Paris and all the connectivity that comes with th...

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by eidvm
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/20: Angst in August
Replies: 246
Views: 28733

Re: Irish 8/20: Angst in August

Looks like Aer Lingus flights to Toronto, Washington DC and Newark are all switching to the A321NEO on next year's schedule, this would indicate almost a 1 for 1 replacement of the A332's that have been sent to CQM with A321NeoLr aircraft.

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by eidvm
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33556

Re: Irish 7/20

Think it was reported that the operation was actually run at cost to Aer Lingus with no profit built in.

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by eidvm
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33556

Re: Irish 7/20

https://www.fm104.ie/news/fm104-news/fears-of-aer-lingus-closure-if-government-doesnt-step-in/ Dail committee on Covid-19’s effect on aviation this morning made for interesting listening. It was put quite starkly that Aer Lingus is burning through €1.5m every single day at the moment, primarily on a...

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by eidvm
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33556

Re: Irish 7/20

Sorry but you are looking at apples and oranges. We all know that self regulation does not work in Ireland. Neither does the appointment of political hacks to soft regulation jobs. IALPA want a pilot based regulator - which is in effect self regulation. The IAA does a respectable job! A union objec...

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by eidvm
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 347
Views: 33556

Re: Irish 7/20

God bless IALPA. All over the country peoples jobs are threatened and IALPA is not happy! Amazing how some times those who are best placed cry rhe loudest! People’s jobs are threatened so there’s no time to allow safety issues to be raised anymore? I can’t see the issue with a union highlighting a ...

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by eidvm
Fri May 22, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 189
Views: 24662

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

I dont see anywhere written how you can make “a lot of extra money”. Tell how please. What do they have to actually do to get that “a lot of extra money.” And in that list its stated 17.000€ year minimum pay. That is extreme low. That is almost the Dutch governmental welfare payment. Ryanair pays e...

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by eidvm
Fri May 22, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 189
Views: 24662

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

Better than making no money, no? And if you are not lazy, you can make a lot of extra money through selling stuff on board, which is rewarded with bonuses. So Ryanair is a fair employer that gives people the room to achieve their full potential by offering the best service. Making a lot of extra mo...

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by eidvm
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27949

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

Would it make such a difference; the 195 would seat 118 pax, but the 190s (GHJ/K) seat 104 and could be limited to 100; the RJs seated 95. They were hardly ever completely full. I could see them sourcing some 190s (but way down the road), as the ATR72s are not quite enough for some routes, particul...

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by eidvm
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27949

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

Hearing that Cityjet has lost EI contract for LCY flights. No firm plan as yet as to who (if anyone) will take over, but assuming that it will be Stobart. They have E190s and LCY experience. E190s operation would require Aer Lingus pilot approval based on their scope clause agreements, perhaps a co...

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by eidvm
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport construction projects question
Replies: 74
Views: 10717

Re: Airport construction projects question

Construction on DUB's newest runway was temperarily suspended when initial lockdown was implemented but has since resumed as a critical infastructure project, and has been accelerated as works on the area overlapping the crosswind runway have been brought forward by 2 months due to the drop off in t...

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by eidvm
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27949

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

And as I understand that is exactly what EI are doing on the JFK route. No staff layover in NY - covers flight and cabin crew! Yes but in order to operate the route they've got 4 pilots and 16 cabin crew and the business class cabin is totally sealed off in order to turn it into a "crew rest&q...

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by eidvm
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 27949

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

And as I understand that is exactly what EI are doing on the JFK route. No staff layover in NY - covers flight and cabin crew! Yes but in order to operate the route they've got 4 pilots and 16 cabin crew and the business class cabin is totally sealed off in order to turn it into a "crew rest&q...

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by eidvm
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337631

Re: UK aviation needs £7.5 billion lifeline

No chance, I as a UK Tax payer refuse to pay for these failing airlines, if they crash they crash. That is business. And if all airlines crash? If there are none left? How many other businesses will collapse? Entire tourist industries, many other businesses that rely on connections off the island y...

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by eidvm
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296629

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

What would be the possibility that this was a USA/Western missile targeting a close by Iranian military site that instead accidentally hit an airliner, rather than the other way around? Are there any possible target sites in the vicinity of where the aircraft was hit, assuming/speculating a possibl...

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by eidvm
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296629

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

What would be the possibility that this was a USA/Western missile targeting a close by Iranian military site that instead accidentally hit an airliner, rather than the other way around? Are there any possible target sites in the vicinity of where the aircraft was hit, assuming/speculating a possible...

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by eidvm
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!
Replies: 168
Views: 21688

Re: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!

Are these two new ones on top of EI-EIM/EI-EIN or are those the aircraft it's referring to? As far as I know the first one EIM was delivered last week and flown to Brussels to be fitted with business class seats with EIN to be delivered presently. I had thought EIM/EIN were supposed to be the final ...

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by eidvm
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming
Replies: 203
Views: 44704

Re: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming

Shannon Airport in the midst of turbulence It is the country's third largest airport and up until recently was on an upward trajectory. However, Shannon Airport is now in the midst of turbulence. Last year 1.7 million passengers used the airport. This year, it is likely to be significantly lower. h...

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by eidvm
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming
Replies: 203
Views: 44704

Re: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming

Is it also possible that lack of pilot numbers in a factor? They were struggling with this recently. From what I heard from a friend of mine working there this is a big factor/the main factor in the delay, Airbus originally came to Aer Lingus to inform them of a short 4-6 week delay which Aer Lingu...

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by eidvm
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 187
Views: 27987

Re: Irish 9/19

It will spend a few days in the hanger for customisation, safety equipment, lighting etc. before apparently entering service on 01 October to Heathrow. I believe the next transatlantic route for the aircraft is actually SNN-BOS at the end of October, followed by DUB-PHL in early November. It was al...

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by eidvm
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 22298

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

I'm not trying to stir the pot (for once, honest), but given the high turnout and the high positive count for the strike then surely there must be a lot of relatively new hires that voted in favour. ie. pilots who knew the wages / perks / hours were less beneficial than in days gone by and were not...

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by eidvm
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 39883

Re: Irish 8/19

Aer Lingus appears to have changed flight numbers on some of its west coast flights (most others seem unaffected). SFO will be 61/60 LAX will be 69/68 SEA will be 53/52 I guess they're holding a block of two digit numbers for future expansion? Apart from YUL, not sure if any other expansion planned...

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by eidvm
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 39883

Re: Irish 8/19

Thank you for rhe lesson in operational evonomics! Though i had worked it out myself! Your comments could have been written by Evan Cullen himself! EI havw never been sucessful at operating small prop aircraft them selves - there are many examples to confirm this, even RJ85/146 aircraft Its unusual...

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by eidvm
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 39883

Re: Irish 8/19

Thank you for rhe lesson in operational evonomics! Though i had worked it out myself! Your comments could have been written by Evan Cullen himself! EI havw never been sucessful at operating small prop aircraft them selves - there are many examples to confirm this, even RJ85/146 aircraft Its unusual...

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by eidvm
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 21277

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

Is this an all Y cabin 212 seats? 16 J & 168 Y in full long haul interior See a CGI video of the exterior and interior here: https://youtu.be/CxWIb-CCD4c Youtube is blocked at my office so can you please tell me if the J class cabin on board their 32Ls are normal J class seats or flat beds? Tha...

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by eidvm
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 38812

Re: Irish 7/19

Just cancel the break - it’s unnecessary on a mid haul flight like this , problem solved , you’re welcome ... Even cancelling the break doesn't get rid of the problem of the service taking too long, you'd be waiting 3-4 hours to get your dinner, it;d probably be gone cold by then. It's a matter of ...

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by eidvm
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 38812

Re: Irish 7/19

I wonder which of rostering crew control or general under resourcing actually spells money! And just before the arrival of the new A321!!!! Well given all the cancellations last summer due to the lack of pilots I think in this case “general under resourcing” may actually mean just that, exactly wha...

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by eidvm
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 225
Views: 31030

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

From another Irish forum.... Aer Lingus considering A330neos.... https://twitter.com/FullBatteryStu/status/1141251294302298112 It's been rumoured before, I think someone posted that the two A330s arriving next year are thought to be -900s? If EI wants to expand with factory fresh frames or to repla...

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by eidvm
Thu May 30, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Ads
Replies: 59
Views: 4249

Re: Best Airline Ads

Aer Lingus - 'You're Home' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh7RNm5YOF4 It's still regarded as one of Ireland's favourite adverts, particularly at Christmas when it gets a few unofficial outings on television and via social media. +1 on the "You're Home" ad campaign, a classic to this day ...

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by eidvm
Wed May 22, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 28332

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

At one stage, EI was looking at a seasonal CPT service, but I think the project foundered on crew numbers; I think EI wanted to do it with two crew, while IALPA insisted on 3. Would have been interesting. It was many years ago, I think even before Dermot Mannion was CEO. I imagine given the distanc...

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by eidvm
Mon May 06, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 28332

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

EI321 wrote:
Any updates on A321neo delivery dates?


No update on NEOs but another forum talking about 2 new A330s from Jet Airways coming in addition to the two new ones from the factory. Might be taking up the slack from the delay in the NEO-LR delivery.

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by eidvm
Wed May 01, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 19139

Re: SAS on strike

According to NRK ( Norwegian television ) and a discussion / presentation yesterday on TV where the various parties were present, the numbers presented was: ( Monthly pay. Base salary with no adittions added like pr. diem, overtime etc ) First officer: Beginner salary 37000 NOK ( 4288 USD / 3817 EU...

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by eidvm
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 157
Views: 22417

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

Confirmation of the additional A330s for Aer Lingus. 2 A330-302's have been listed for Aer Lingus in the Airbus A330 Production List as MSN 1950 & 1951. https://aibfamily.flights/production-list/A330 The first is due late this year. From the look of the list they'll be the last two A330 Ceo's p...

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by eidvm
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 157
Views: 22417

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

Are Lingus seem to have no intention of taking any A350s at the moment. Surprusing that they havent ordered the A330NEO yet. Expect the arrival of A330-90Neo sooner than you think, order being negociated through a leasing company for delivery in about 18 months time, current talk is of 3 A333 to be...

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by eidvm
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748725

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Mmmm you are pulling with full force and 94% N1 to stay level in a very narrow flight envelope. If you reduce thrust in that setting your aircraft is going to pitch down because the engines are actually helping you to stay level. Reducing thrust is easier said than done, that's very counter-intuiti...

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by eidvm
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe cancels dozens of flights for "operational reasons"
Replies: 38
Views: 9575

Re: Flybe cancels dozens of flights for "operational reasons"

readytotaxi wrote:
What airlines are these pilots looking at to move to?


I believe British Airways, Aer Lingus and TUI have hired large numbers of Flybe pilots in the past 6 months.

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by eidvm
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When are we going to have a Virtual Pilot?
Replies: 31
Views: 2374

Re: When are we going to have a Virtual Pilot?

And how would this autonomous virtual pilot deal with something like MCAS, where the design of the aircraft is such that the virtual pilot itself, decides to keep lowering the nose until it crashes. If the most modern airliner in the world can have a system so badly designed that it’ll happily crash...

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by eidvm
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why such short runways in the UK and Ireland
Replies: 30
Views: 5083

Re: Why such short runways in the UK and Ireland

Well in Ireland’s case, no ex-military airfield with long runways are used as civilian airports now, and the one military airport we have has quite the short runway as it never needed to accommodate large aircraft due to Ireland’s Neutrality policy we’ve never needed a large Aer Corps. Secondly Dubl...

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by eidvm
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752257

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

For Info: Norwegian have ceased selling flights on their Transatlantic 737MAX flights from Dublin to the USA until the end of April, with all flights now down as sold out and flights for the month of May showing exceptionally higher than normal prices (€1,200 return) for economy return tickets, pos...

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by eidvm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How these two crashes affect Boeing and the 737 MAX programme in the future?
Replies: 31
Views: 4132

Re: How these two crashes affect Boeing and the 737 MAX programme in the future?

How long would a software fix take to roll out across the remaining 348 MAX aircraft? Realistically could they be all airborne by the end of the week even if this was an MCAS issue with a simple software update? Or would they be looking at introducing extra redundency such as a third AOA probe in li...

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by eidvm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 26151

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

I see two Norwegian MAX's parked over on the west apron at DUB now. I'm not all that familiar with differences in aircraft types, but are the MAX the aircraft that do Norwegian's transatlantic? So if these are now grounded, does that essentially stop all transatlantic from DUB? I wouldn't see it as...

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by eidvm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 26151

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2019/0312 ... nes-crash/

IAA has now officially banned the 737 MAX from Irish Airspace.
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https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2019/0312 ... nes-crash/

IAA has now officially banned the 737 MAX from Irish Airspace.

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by eidvm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752257

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2019/0312 ... nes-crash/
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Now Official, Ireland has banned the operation of 737MAX aircraft from it's airspace:

https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2019/0312 ... nes-crash/

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by eidvm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752257

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

IAA expected to follow suit and ground the 737 MAX in Irish Airspace, will have quite the impact for Norwegian and for any 737MAX operator flying transatlantic flights.

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by eidvm
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 26151

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

EINA320 wrote:
EI111 cancelled today from SNN and the a/c positioned to DUB to operate the 101 to EWR. Has an A330 gone tech?


Lack of pilots available apparently from what I’ve been told. Unusual to happen in March so early in the year, aren’t their clocks zeroed in January?

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by eidvm
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 26151

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

For info, Dublin is one of only two bases where Ryanair do all their handling in house themselves, from check-in to baggage loading, engineering and even including de-icing. So the problems seen the other day were entirely of their own making, a commercial decision not to employ or not to train up e...

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by eidvm
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 168
Views: 21536

Re: Irish 2/19

FR341 (LTN-DUB) and RE3229 (GLA-DUB) diverting to SNN now. Lots of aircraft holding around DUB but arrivals still coming in...anyone know what's going on? Fog and Low Visibility Procedures in force which reduces the rate of movements from about 40 an hour down to anywhere as low as 12 an hour as Ai...

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