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by kaitak
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 254
Views: 23232

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

First Ryanair 737 Max, EI-HEN, on the way, due in at c. 1823. EI-HEN?! Well, in this day and age, it's difficult to make HENs meet? Maybe FR are in a bit of a flap? (After a 2 year delay, almost certainly!). Another one due later this week, none next week, then the next batch the following week. I a...

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by kaitak
Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 254
Views: 23232

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

So replacing 3+ ATR flights with 1x daily A320, timed for connections might be the way EI replaces EIR in the short to medium term. Yes it will be interesting to see what happens there. I wonder if Emerald gets delayed or falls through, if EI would consider A319s again and operate the likes of DUB-...

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by kaitak
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Stobart Air ceases operations, appoint liquidator
Replies: 78
Views: 12799

Re: Stobart Air cancel all flights

I understand that EI cancelled the contract with immediate effect, which seems a rather odd move, given that it leaves them without regional feed until Emerald Air is up and running. I think EI has treated STK very badly. To replace an airline that has given EI nearly ten years of good service, with...

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by kaitak
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 254
Views: 23232

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

So, Aer Lingus did this? And before Emerald was up and running? I hope they (EI) have a plan. What are they going to say to pax who have bookings over the period until Emerald up and running? "Sorry, there was an airline we had contracted to operate this route, but we stabbed them in the back.&...

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by kaitak
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 254
Views: 23232

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

Very sad news. Thinking of their wonderful crew and staff. Hope this is sorted quickly. It leaves EI in a bit of a bind, because pax would have booked their flights through EI website. Emerald is not yet up and running (far from it), so what happens now? Will EI have to step in and rescue them? Will...

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by kaitak
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 129
Views: 34444

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

I've heard that too; I believe there is a general feeling that too many crews were got rid of. The manner in which this was done has left a very bitter taste and it didn't help that TIm Clarke was reported/recorded as saying that there are no other jobs available and therefore crews would come back ...

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by kaitak
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If electric cars were computers: what stage are we at?
Replies: 17
Views: 917

If electric cars were computers: what stage are we at?

I'm looking - in a fairly non-committal way - at new EVs now available and coming down the tracks and they're still (in Ireland) quite expensive and it occurred to me that you can make a parallel between the current batch of EVs the early versions of home computers. I'm old enough to remember the Vi...

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by kaitak
Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 254
Views: 23232

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

I was at work today (and granted I started later than usual), but I am finding the airport very much busier than in recent weeks, which is great; regional flights, which might easily have had single figure loads a few weeks back, now have good, solid loads. An EI gate agent told me that some sun fli...

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by kaitak
Mon May 31, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 34025

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

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Hi folks ... it's that time again.

6/21 is ready to board: masks, hazmat suits, PCR tests, antigen tests, ID - and boarding passes - at the ready:

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by kaitak
Mon May 31, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 254
Views: 23232

Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

Good evening folks and hope you are all enjoying this beautiful May evening. I guess, compared to the last few months, our hearts are probably a little lighter and we are a bit more optimistic about the road ahead. There will be probably be bumps and although the announcement of July 19th (there has...

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by kaitak
Fri May 28, 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 34025

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

Reported this evening international travel will return from July 19th for fully vaccinated travelers. Update: Foreign travel for holidays is to be permitted from July 19, under plans agreed by the Cabinet Committee on Covid-19. Taoiseach Micheál Martin and his ministers signed off on a plan which s...

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by kaitak
Thu May 27, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 34025

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

I was at work a few days ago and I happened to notice EI-DEG being towed around from the hangars to the south apron. Here's the thing that confuses me The poor old bird looked terrible: Silver tape over all the windows and cockpit; what looks like black tape over the rear door and indeed, some on th...

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by kaitak
Tue May 25, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 34025

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

Ryanair hoping to add 737 Max 10s by 2026, https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-23/ryanair-ceo-says-u-k-families-ignoring-travel-ban-daily-mail What's particularly interesting about that, from a historical perspective, is that Aer Lingus placed its first order for 737-200s in 1966. Who'd ...

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by kaitak
Tue May 25, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Wants to Close deal for 100+ MAX10s by Year-end
Replies: 54
Views: 9225

Re: Ryanair Wants to Close deal for 100+ MAX10s by Year-end

But with France wanting to ban short flights, which I can see being implemented somewhere in Europe will Ryanair need all those aircraft in the future? They might have no where to fly them to.. That's not quite correct. France is banning s/h domestic flights that can be operated by a train in less ...

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by kaitak
Sun May 23, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 34025

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

Belarus forced a Ryanair 737, en route from ATH to VNO to land at Minsk. It appears that a bomb scare was faked; the passengers included a prominent Belarussian dissident, who was removed from the aircraft. The aircraft was escorted by a Belarussian MiG-29 from entering Belarussian airspace until it...

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by kaitak
Sat May 22, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 34025

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

I have to disagree with some aspects of that. True, the new livery is a bit "samey", but in my experience, EI is a better carrier than it has ever been. The crews are always very nice; there is (in my experience) a professional and pleasant feel to every aspect of the EI experience, from b...

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by kaitak
Sat May 22, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 34025

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

Being reported on other news networks tonight that July will see a CTA travel bubble and then end August travel allowed to EU. We will all have to see next week. In the meantime Aer Lingus today removed from sale DUB - ACE for rest of May and most of June . Up until now it had run a limited service...

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by kaitak
Tue May 18, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 34025

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

Indeed, and a rational, responsible government would recognise this. Sure, they can "come the heavy" and impose large fines, but wouldn't it be better to recognise the reality. At least if they were coming through DUB and didn't have to fly via BFS/BHD/LDY, there would be more control in t...

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by kaitak
Mon May 17, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 34025

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

It's on the news all day no non-essential travel until August at the earliest. There goes summer 21. So does that mean the UK travel bubble will not come into effect until August as well? I thought that the plan was to get this up and running and then, EU travel would begin in August? Won't this si...

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by kaitak
Wed May 12, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 34025

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

EDI and GLA would be frequency reductions; the rest haven't been operating at all. I would imagine Stobart is hoping for July to bring the opening of inter-CTA travel that Leo has been talking about. Fingers crossed. Sadly for Stobart, the contract with Emerald is supposed to be signed this week. I ...

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by kaitak
Tue May 11, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 34025

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

Another looney idea from an out of touch politician. Hopefully it wont see the light of day. Senator calls for Dublin Airport to be named after Seán Lemass Call comes ahead of 50th anniversary of former taoiseach’s death on May 11th https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/oireachtas/senator-calls-...

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by kaitak
Fri May 07, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 34025

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

This is a bit disappointing: we don't make the green list. .Ireland was, along with Portugal and Finland, one of the top EU countries, so I wonder what kind of metrics are being used. Sorry Kaitak why are you mentioning Ireland? Its exempt as its part of the CTA and has always been exempt from rest...

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by kaitak
Fri May 07, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 34025

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

This is a bit disappointing: Britain announces new lists of Green, amber and red countries; we don't make the green list. https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-which-countries-can-you-go-to-without-quarantining-government-publishes-green-covid-travel-list-12299553 They will be reviewed every three wee...

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by kaitak
Fri May 07, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 34025

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

Sorry, an SI is a Statutory Instrument; it's basically "an order, regulation, rule, scheme or bye-law made in exercise of a power conferred by statute". So, in effect, a piece of legislation will empower the minister to do certain things; the SI is the mechanism by which he/she does that. ...

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by kaitak
Fri May 07, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 34025

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

Also interesting that SNN-LHR seems to be up the list also, albeit rumblings of using a non-based aircraft/W-pattern from DUB/ORK (presumably until the base reopens in S22). It seems fairly obvious that SNN was planned to be a 3 frame base, 2xLRs and 1x A320. Assuming that BOS and JFK come back, I ...

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by kaitak
Fri May 07, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 34025

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

I am told that EI is to operate DUB-BGI and DUB-CUN this winter. No information on frequencies.

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by kaitak
Wed May 05, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 34025

Re: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

That adds to EXT, suggests that EI doesn't want to see BE back in DUB anytime soon! Might we see SOU coming too? Jersey based Blue Islands had announced an intention, as (I think) did Eastern, but neither has started. An opprutnity for Stobart? Once the EI contract moves to Emerald, will these route...

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by kaitak
Mon May 03, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9
Replies: 271
Views: 53175

Re: LH ordering 5 more A350s and 5 more 787-9

Will the 789s ultimately replace the A330s?

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by kaitak
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds
Replies: 275
Views: 34025

Irish 5/21: A gap in the storm clouds

Good morning folks and welcome to our fifth installment this year. Unlike previous months, I think there is cause for a lot more optimism about the future. That said, with traffic down c.80% across the board, services drastically reduced and tens of thousands of aviation professionals either on shor...

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by kaitak
Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug / old Aeroflot crew rosters
Replies: 52
Views: 11833

Re: Interflug / old Aeroflot crew rosters

Just came across an interesting interview with a former IF pilot. Its in German but the built-in browser translator did an ok job ;-) https://www.austrianwings.info/2018/04/interview-mit-ex-interflug-kapitaen-eine-erfahrung-die-ich-nicht-missen-moechte/ Fascinating article. He is quite bitter about...

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by kaitak
Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 280
Views: 60755

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Many thanks for this information, Factsonly!

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by kaitak
Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 280
Views: 60755

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Is there anywhere I can get a schedule of new E2 deliveries and also, when they are likely to be sent to various new (for the E2) destinations.

We in DUB get a mix of E-jets and 737s, so with the 130 seat capacity of the E2, I would imagine we'll be seeing it before too long.

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by kaitak
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 235
Views: 34211

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

They are pax flights, but they carry only very small numbers of pax; the use of the 77W is determined pretty much completely by cargo demand. Surprised to see EL AL pushing their flights back; once we are allowed to travel again, Israel might be one of a few countries outside the EU to which we can ...

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by kaitak
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug / old Aeroflot crew rosters
Replies: 52
Views: 11833

Re: Interflug / old Aeroflot crew rosters

Is it not correct to say that Interflug was actually a division of the E German air force and so Interflug crews were actually E German air force officers? I am fascinated by E Bloc carriers and IF itself, which has probably one of the best, if not the best, of the E European carriers. It's probably...

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by kaitak
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strange business names
Replies: 41
Views: 2074

Re: Strange business names

I was driving through a town in the Irish midlands a few years back and there was a hair salon called "Curl Up & Dye"!

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by kaitak
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 235
Views: 34211

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

In the meantime the Irish government had been reported as wanting to not adopt the digital passport this Summer . Although we still do not know what freedom that will give if it is adopted anyway. Coalition wanted to shut out travel for tourist season with jab passport delay The Government tried to...

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by kaitak
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 235
Views: 34211

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

S7 Airlines appear to be returning to the Dublin - Moscow route with a 1x weekly B737-800 service for sale starting June 7th 2021. God love their optimism; has there been a worse time in the history of civil aviation to open a new route - and to a country with MHQ. I don't know if Russia is on the ...

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by kaitak
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 235
Views: 34211

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

I flew from Dublin to Heathrow yesterday as I’m due to restart work with BA this weekend! I didn’t encounter a single guard during my journey and at no point did anyone question why I was leaving the country! Should I have? . I'm back myself since last Saturday and haven't seen any garda activity; ...

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by kaitak
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 235
Views: 34211

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

I have to say that I agree with Shadyshamrock. One of the reasons these threads have gone on for over a decade, maybe 15 years, is that we all treat each other with respect; we have our disagreements and differences, but we can deal with this in a respectful manner. We should not engage in generatio...

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by kaitak
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 235
Views: 34211

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

Eirules wrote:
Israel amongst the latest additions to MHQ. Shows just what a ridiculous nonsense it is


I simply can't get my head around this. I really don't see the point. It really does lower confidence in the whole process.

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by kaitak
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 235
Views: 34211

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

Not that I'm a massive fan of April Fools jokes, but I had to share this! https://www.aerotime.aero/27588-ryanair-to-build-2nd-antonov-an-225-mriya?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=april+fools I'm back to work myself from this weekend (no, that's not an April Fool's joke) ....

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by kaitak
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway
Replies: 208
Views: 32719

Re: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway

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Hello again folks!

Here is the April 2021 thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1459327

Enjoy!

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by kaitak
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 235
Views: 34211

Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

Good morning everyone and welcome to our April thread. It occurs to me that if the way ahead for aviation were to be transposed on an aircraft Nav display, there'd be a sea of various reds and orange ... a bit of yellow and almost no green! It's still a case if "seatbelts fastened and restrooms...

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by kaitak
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway
Replies: 208
Views: 32719

Re: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway

I'm just wondering what the response will be to Americans being added to the MHQ list (along with the others). If the American multi-nationals are allowed to travel for work and are not required to do this, that might be a pressure valve; if not, there will be trouble. Frankly, if it is made clear t...

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by kaitak
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 18698

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

If Meurs wouldn't openly disagree with van Zanten, isn't that a problem? This is the heart of the matter. Viewing a 1977 accident through a 2021 lens. Might as well ask why they didn't just load up flightradar on their phones to see if anyone showed up on the map. . Very interesting comparison. I d...

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by kaitak
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway
Replies: 208
Views: 32719

Re: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway

US, France, Germany and Italy are among 43 new countries that are recommend for hotel quarantine list but the decision has been delayed because of the political and diplomatic fallout. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/coronavirus/us-france-germany-and-italy-set-for-irelands-new-mandatory-hotel...

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by kaitak
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AY signs LOI for electric Heart ES-19
Replies: 23
Views: 3268

Re: AY signs LOI for electric Heart ES-19

According to YLE, Finnair has signed a letter of intent for the upcoming all-electric (?) Heart ES-19. These are ”intended to replace the ATR on domestic routes” under 400 kms. Personally, I’m surprised that a no-nonsense operator is adpting this sort of tech; the tone of the article implies that A...

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by kaitak
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 18698

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

Are any of the survivors still alive today? I think some of the PA cabin crew are still alive; most of the passengers were quite elderly - retirees flying out to join a cruise. It was only quite recently that I found out that the PA 747 was the one substituted for another, which had gone tech, and ...

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by kaitak
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway
Replies: 208
Views: 32719

Re: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway

I think that's fair enough. There's a fair balance there; people will not be coming to Ireland, unaware of requirements, so if they come without the PCR, tough!

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by kaitak
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway
Replies: 208
Views: 32719

Re: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway

Boris is expected to make an announcement before 5/4 on the prospects for flights from the UK, so that will be very signiifcant at all. As usual, our own lot are resolutely committed to saying nothing at all - and anything they do say is not encouraging (such as SD's comments about deterring flying ...

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