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by bx737
Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit A320NEO involved in a birdstrike and fire at ACY
Replies: 81
Views: 11260

Re: Spirit A320NEO involved in a birdstrike and fire at ACY

At times it can be safer to keep people on board rather than send them down the slides straight away. As of now, we don’t know what information the crew had. Did the fire service ask the crew to keep the passengers on board? The American Airlines engine fire at O’Hare showed how chaotic the situatio...

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by bx737
Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG has reopened a fresh competition for narrowbody jets
Replies: 165
Views: 26948

Re: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet

In that case the current Vueling fleet and any current orders would be switched to BA/IB/EI. Problem is the Vueling NEOs are P&W powered but would that be an insurmountable problem? It is interesting to note that Aer Lingus has the CFM Leap engines on their A321neo LRs. This doesn’t seem to cau...

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by bx737
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm
Replies: 247
Views: 33864

Re: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm

I have spoken to a few people and asked them about Astral. From what I understand, it is old technology, but it is extremely efficient. The main complaints seem to be about the sign in language used. One person told me that Astral was faster than the system used by Emirates, information was easier ...

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by bx737
Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm
Replies: 247
Views: 33864

Re: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm

Hello Aer Lingus, Down time could be a good opportunity to upgrade the 1968 ASTRAL reservation system. Only those that have ever used it would understand, I have spoken to a few people and asked them about Astral. From what I understand, it is old technology, but it is extremely efficient. The main...

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by bx737
Sun Sep 12, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 3900

Re: CRAIC CR929 Development and Testing Thread

Interestingly the definition word Craic to an Irish person is fun, “he is great craic”. Maybe not a clever choice of name, particularly as far as an Irish person is concerned.

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by bx737
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm
Replies: 247
Views: 33864

Re: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm

Does anyone know if EI have any plans for the remaining 2 A330-200s GEY and DUO? GEY is relatively knew to the fleet although not the youngest overall ans DUO surely has some years left? Well EI-GEY is approaching 20 years, as were the other 332s (LAX, DAA & EWR) that have since left so there i...

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by bx737
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA: Possible seatback entertainment return.
Replies: 144
Views: 21477

Re: AA: Possible seatback entertainment return.

I flew with AA a couple of years ago on their 757 from DUB-JFK and 738 from JFK-MCO, neither of which had the seat back screens. I thought it was fantastic to be able to use my own iPad to access content using the AA app. We got an email in advance telling us about the system, how it worked and to d...

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by bx737
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin
Replies: 354
Views: 40440

Re: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin

I have a question on the Aer Lingus seat maps that are here dated August 2019 - https://www.aerlingus.com/media/pdfs/aerlingus_seat_maps.pdf Specifically the Airbus A330s - Which A332s are which configuration? Are ALL the A333s the same as what is there? GAJ/GCF have crew rest facilities which redu...

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by bx737
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa ATR72 damaged in Madrid
Replies: 7
Views: 2056

Re: Air Europa ATR72 damaged in Madrid

https://twitter.com/controladores/statu ... 08226?s=21. This shows it parked at a stand being catered. It appears as if the unfortunate aircraft then hit a nearby GPU
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There are a few photos on this tweet https://twitter.com/controladores/statu ... 08226?s=21. This shows it parked at a stand being catered. It appears as if the unfortunate aircraft then hit a nearby GPU

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by bx737
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa ATR72 damaged in Madrid
Replies: 7
Views: 2056

Air Europa ATR72 damaged in Madrid

AIRLIVE is reporting that an Air Europa Express ATR72 was badly damaged on the runway in Madrid. The article says it was hit by a catering truck and then hit another vehicle. Has anyone else heard anything extra about this. I presume it is an inaccurate translation from Spanish. I cannot see any cir...

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by bx737
Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin
Replies: 354
Views: 40440

Re: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin

There is too much fluff around the UK operation and I don't know why. From the 1st January 2021 any EU operator basing aircraft in rhe UK for UK/US service's requires a UK AOC/License. While a UK requirement it is also required under the US/UK air service agreement. UK domestic services by an EU ca...

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by bx737
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38275

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

Bearing in mind that the RTÉ article above stated that Stobart Air advised Aer Lingus it was terminating the franchise agreement with immediate effect and ceasing operations, I don’t think this was expected as there does not appear to be a backup plan in place. It is worth bearing in mind Stobart po...

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by bx737
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 235
Views: 34859

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

I thought Falcon bought the sun holidays part of JWT. The pilgrimage division of JWT was kept by Joe Walsh and this operated as JWT They did but they kept it as a stand alone brand with its own brochure . It was Falcon / JWT . They had a large Falcon brochure and a thinner JWT Holidays one. There w...

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by bx737
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 235
Views: 34859

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

I thought Falcon bought the sun holidays part of JWT. The pilgrimage division of JWT was kept by Joe Walsh and this operated as JWT

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by bx737
Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 Line Numbers - Aer Lingus Question
Replies: 3
Views: 895

Re: A321 Line Numbers - Aer Lingus Question

Irish Air Letter says that the delivery of LRF has been delayed due to a technical issue. Unfortunately it doesn’t elaborate as to the nature of the technical issue.

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by bx737
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 327
Views: 41785

Re: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/96612-dublin-aerospace-boss-sets-up-new-irish-carrier Some interesting news about a potential new airline. In these times you`d think why bother but the Aer Lingus Regional contract seems to be the main reason for setting it up so it may just be a success. If...

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by bx737
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone have the story of a jumbo landing emergency and seats had to be removed to get plane out?
Replies: 61
Views: 13052

Re: Anyone have the story of a jumbo landing emergency and seats had to be removed to get plane out?

Eirjet A320 operating for Ryanair landing in Ballykelly RAF base instead of the City of Derry airport

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by bx737
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British operators of the DC-10
Replies: 72
Views: 8223

Re: British operators of the DC-10

Spantax also operated the DC10-10 in Europe, EC-EAZ, being the only one they registered in Spain. Interestingly this was former G-BBSZ of Laker. It also operated as N917JW with Spantax. They also operated N52UA

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by bx737
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid
Replies: 294
Views: 37962

Re: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid

If we are told the EI is paying 50% from uts iwn resources and that equates to €3.80 per hour, are all staff in EI paid less than the minimum wage? If they are also receiving the Government subsidies then why are so many on the poverty line? Do any news media outlets do any research at all? Aer Lin...

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by bx737
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia 737-200s in 1989?
Replies: 8
Views: 1681

Re: Iberia 737-200s in 1989?

By December 1989, there were no operators in Spain of 737-200s. Spantax operated them from 1983-1988 and Hispania from 1985-1987.

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by bx737
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid
Replies: 294
Views: 37962

Re: Irish 9/20: Livid about Covid

Hey gang, hitting a bit of a roadblock in researching and Dublin airport folks aren’t giving me a clear answer. Was wondering if anyone could shine some light on here. I am looking to potentially fly next month Split - DUB at 945PM on Ryanair and overnight to go DUB - PHL 130PM on EI next day. I am...

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by bx737
Mon May 25, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30973

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

YUAND you make some very good points regarding infrastructure and a “shure twill do” attitude. It is worth remembering that when T2 was being built, it was being ridiculed as being too big and was called a white elephant by a certain airline CEO. I remember that Christoph Muller wanted to overnight ...

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by bx737
Sun May 10, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes in boneyards that are never scrapped
Replies: 35
Views: 10092

Re: Planes in boneyards that are never scrapped

I think that at times there could be problems with ownership of the aircraft. The company who owns it goes bust, who then owns it? There could be issues with finance companies holding liens over aircraft. Legal issues can go on over years and it can be difficult to figure out who owns it.

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by bx737
Fri May 01, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 232
Views: 30979

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

“Do they still have a base in LHR?” Quote Clyden Airways

I am only aware of them being headquartered in Dublin with a base in Malaga. I know a few crew flying with them and Malaga was the only base. I think they operate(d) a lot of SAS services from LHR due to the cheaper cost base

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by bx737
Fri May 01, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 787/a350 ground incident
Replies: 53
Views: 11070

Re: QR 787/a350 ground incident

I remember seeing something similar in Dublin between 2 FR 737-200s. A strong gust of wind, blew one into another. The aircraft were chocked, but weren’t fueled so they were very light

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by bx737
Fri May 01, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30973

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

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Also on a joint Irish/Spanish news: SAS Ireland is closing its Malaga base.

This is discussed in the Spanish aviation thread

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1440883

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by bx737
Fri May 01, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 232
Views: 30979

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.preferente.com/noticias-de-transportes/noticias-de-aerolineas/sas-despide-al-100-de-la-plantilla-basada-en-malaga-299755.html SAS To fire all employees based in AGP. A total of 80 crew members will see their jobs cut. As far as I remember SAS Ireland is based in Malaga and has about six...

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by bx737
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 38825

Re: Irish 3/20

Re EC261, I reckon that this qualifies as an extraordinary event.

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by bx737
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 38825

Re: Irish 3/20

Euroceltic had two F27s and operated PSO routes in Ireland along with Waterford to Luton flights. EI Air Exports was renamed Ireland Airways and operated different types, such as a Shorts 330, ATP, FH227 among others. They also operated PSO routes in Ireland. FreshAer and Sun Premier were two airlin...

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by bx737
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 38825

Re: Irish 3/20

I spotted this on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/andy-mckay-79958049_jetgreen-boeing-boeing757-activity-6641610759262531587-bWXo/ - a painting done of JetGreen, which were a very brief Irish startup in 2004. Started operations on 4th May, ceasing on 12th May. Using an Icelandic reg'd 757....

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by bx737
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle
Replies: 104
Views: 26878

Re: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle

How many sectors does the A220 do in comparison to other aircraft like the 737? If the A220 is operating 10 sectors as opposed to 4 sectors for the 737 (just using it as an example), it would follow that there is a greater chance of the A220 picking up delays. The stats are open to interpretation an...

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by bx737
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic/Club air
Replies: 5
Views: 1111

Re: Virgin Atlantic/Club air

Club Air was a charter airline owned by Club Travel. They operated EI-BUI a 727-100 in 1987 in basic Key Air colours. They had an agreement with Orion Airways that should the 727 go tech, Orion would operate for Club Air. My research indicates this never happened and the 727 was very poor in terms o...

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by bx737
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 50940

Re: PC2193 runway overrun at Instanbul (SAW)

Just out of curiosity are the 737-800s designed to break at specific zones in the aircraft. There are similarities with this one, the Caribbean Airlines one in Guyana; the American Airlines one in Jamaica; Turkish Airlines Amsterdam, Lion Air in Bali. In most of these listed, casualties were very lo...

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by bx737
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!
Replies: 168
Views: 22456

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

Anyone know what happened to TK at DUB today ? http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/travelpics2019/8480689F-9A85-49C2-8F68-ADBEF185E00A_zpsapc696e4.jpg . http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q493/travelpics2019/17C83493-4E0B-4B3E-8381-768585956460_zpsqhfcn2k6.jpg Various posts on Facebook report...

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by bx737
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird cabin layout SAS A321LR
Replies: 42
Views: 16404

Re: Weird cabin layout SAS A321LR

The Aer Lingus/TAP etc configuration is space saving with lie flat seats. If you remove the seats and lie passengers down, the person on their own has the feet of those behind him/her beside their head. Also this way, more seats have direct aisle access, for the 16 business class seats, 10 have dire...

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by bx737
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO claims that Norwegian will go bankrupt
Replies: 62
Views: 14012

Re: Ryanair CEO claims that Norwegian will go bankrupt

The only problem is that Norwegian will have to prove they were libeled in a court, thus all of their financial records would have to be available to Ryanair in order that Ryanair could defend themselves. Norwegian would have to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that they were not in danger of colla...

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by bx737
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Amendment Agreement for IAG's Acquisition of Air Europa
Replies: 460
Views: 95484

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

Absolute madness. The competition authorities shouldn't allow the EU3 to become so much bigger through large takeovers like this. And even if they were to, having so much market consolidation at a single hub is madness - at least arrange it in a situation where a EU3 member is taking over an airlin...

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by bx737
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska
Replies: 65
Views: 19046

Re: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska

I remember the Fokker 50 had a reinforced strip in line with the prop blade to prevent the blade from entering the cabin if it detached. Does the SAAB2000 have this feature? I don't think that's accurate. However, looking at this picture http://www.gerryairways.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/SK-Q40...

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by bx737
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska
Replies: 65
Views: 19046

Re: PenAir Saab 2000 Overruns Runway In Unalaska

I remember the Fokker 50 had a reinforced strip in line with the prop blade to prevent the blade from entering the cabin if it detached. Does the SAAB2000 have this feature?

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by bx737
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro Business Seats
Replies: 34
Views: 5452

Re: Euro Business Seats

When Aer Lingus had a short haul business product, Premier Europe as it was marketed, they often had to extend the curtain to well behind L2/R2 on the A321 for LHR morning services. It was relatively easy to revert the cabin back to the standard business/economy layout. EI will soon have proper biz...

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by bx737
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 900
Views: 145393

Re: Flybe update

As for baggage charges - if people can’t stick to the clearly advised T&Cs at booking and check-in, they can expect a penalty - also advised at the time of booking & check-in. The charge of 50 pounds sterling is entirely disproportionate to the nature of the transgression(1cm larger than th...

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by bx737
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBmi ceases operations.
Replies: 162
Views: 25877

Re: FlyBmi ceases operations.

Quick question, who counts the passengers on the LH flights operated by FlyBMI, is it LH or FlyBMI? The 522,000 pax on 29,000 flights is very low, yet the point was made above that the yield and pax numbers were good on the LH flights. A load factor of 38%-50% doesn’t suggest good yield and passenge...

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by bx737
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and Air Canada 737 MAX Transatlantic crew
Replies: 54
Views: 9481

Re: Norwegian and Air Canada 737 MAX Transatlantic crew

I have heard rumours WestJet crew did YYT-DUB-YYT without staying in DUB, it is about four hours each way, which pushes crew to near their maximum legal hours

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by bx737
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming airplane retirements
Replies: 26
Views: 4398

Re: Upcoming airplane retirements

Aer Lingus 757 in 2020

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by bx737
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Noob question but what is the difference between VIP registrations and airline registrations?
Replies: 9
Views: 1518

Re: Noob question but what is the difference between VIP registrations and airline registrations?

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paullam wrote:
This also brings up the question about 2- registered planes. 2-DEER comes to mind. I know who it belongs to, but where is it registered?


2 is Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands
Ireland is now operating a separate register for biz-jets, EJ-xxxx instead of the usual EI-xxx

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by bx737
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 162
Views: 40298

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

I think that there was poor after sales support especially when the aircraft suffered technical problems. The provider of the needed spare parts did not provide them in a quick enough timescale. I believe the leasing contracts that the Superjets had did not permit operators to have a stock of spare ...

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by bx737
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What foreign airlines overnight at LHR
Replies: 4
Views: 1320

Re: What foreign airlines overnight at LHR

Aer Lingus do as well, also Terminal 2

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by bx737
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 24540

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

Here's a blast from the past; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmsFa4m54RI It's a video of an Aer Lingus flight from what looks like London Gatwick to Dublin in 1990 but fast forward to the 8:00 minute mark and the aircraft, a 737, lands on the old 11/29 runway at Dublin. This runway is of course wh...

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by bx737
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 24540

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

I heard an interesting rumour today and it has no source, it’s a rumour; JetBlue are looking at going Transatlantic (as we suspected), London is being looked at, but more interesting from an Irish perspective is that JetBlue has looked at SNN, but it has fallen down the list. In an effort to capture...

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by bx737
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK. The CAA take Ryanair to court.
Replies: 10
Views: 2352

Re: UK. The CAA take Ryanair to court.

Interesting. I remember TP rejecting several claims I made on behalf of clients during their strike. At the time I thought "how is it force majeure if it's your own people on strike?" There areclauses in EC261 regarding strike. In order for the airline to avoid paying compensation for str...

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