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by HTCone
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alex Cruz steps down at BA
Replies: 83
Views: 12590

Re: Alex Cruz steps down at BA

fcogafa wrote:
With BA being the only non-EU airline in the group it may not be such a good fit any more. Also foreign ownership rules may be a restrictive issue in the future


If Brexit gets really messy, IAG can move HQ to Dublin and list the company on the ISEQ, thus skirting all potential ownership rules.

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by HTCone
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/20: Bad news on the doorstep
Replies: 249
Views: 29540

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

Regarding replacement for the EI 321CEOs, when the A321XLRs start arriving, the ACTs in the LRs can be removed if needed, thus resulting in a standard A321NEO. It is one of the attractions of the LR over the XLR; greater flexibility in terms of optimisation between shorter and longer routes.

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by HTCone
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions
Replies: 49
Views: 5494

Re: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions

So if NAV Canada are a commercial, not for profit organisation that basically charges to cover their costs and meet the needs of their employees and customers, how were they able to buy 51% of Aireon? I know if I were an employee I’d be asking how much those shares are worth and how many jobs could ...

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by HTCone
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 37183

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

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

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by HTCone
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 37183

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

Last week they denied their cabin crew (mostly women) the opportunity to ballot on a document that would have far-reaching consequences on their terms and conditions and a devastating impact on their pay. Pilots (mostly men) were granted that very facility. I don’t wish to take away from or demean ...

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by HTCone
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4186
Views: 610528

Re: UA pulling EWR routes to Shannon (SNN) and Manchester (MAN)

Hardly surprising, 757s retiring, XLRs not arriving for another 3 years, the industry on it's knees and a likely enormous recession just beginning. The airlines will retreat to their core routes, as fringe / secondary routes are too risky in such uncertain times. Still holding out an ever fading hop...

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by HTCone
Tue May 19, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 30272

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

kaitak wrote:
American is to operate 772s on the DUB-CLT route and 788s on the DUB-PHL and SNN-PHL routes in Summer 2021. I think this will be Shannon's first scheduled 787 flight.
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I'd take everything from AA with a pinch of salt. Investors seem to believe chapter 11 is a certainty for them.

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by HTCone
Thu May 07, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1724
Views: 331591

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Folks if you are getting those speeds off FR24 then those are ground speeds and pretty normal for heavies, I’ve seen 747s, 777s, 787s, A350s and A380s well in excess of 700 knots coming off the NAT into my sector in the jet stream. Nothing worth getting excited about. At those flight levels it is Ma...

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by HTCone
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max7 might have some life in it.
Replies: 27
Views: 6738

Re: 737 Max7 might have some life in it.

Airlines will probably hold all new aircraft deliveries for the next 12 months while they wait and see. With fuel prices going rock bottom, old (fully paid up) aircraft are still economic to operate. No Capex is required. Exactly, and there’ll likely be a big number of bargain CEOs, NGs and even NE...

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by HTCone
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/20: A bit of a dip ...
Replies: 215
Views: 28121

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

If the cabin crew are working both sectors on a return basis they won’t be needing any business class seats they ‘ll be too busy . And they have crew rests for some necessary rest . 20% bonus plus extra day rest in Dublin and some of them will bite your hand off Plus no jet lag Home in Dublin befor...

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by HTCone
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37680

Re: Irish 3/20

At this point, I wouldn't be surprised to see the majority of the industry grounded for a month or two.

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by HTCone
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee Airbus A350 Loses Speed & Altitude During Go Around
Replies: 22
Views: 7773

Re: French Bee Airbus A350 Loses Speed & Altitude During Go Around

Ah i see, i thoght it was IAS. But as far as im aware you're supposed to have 250kts in controlled areas below 10k feet no? Not in most parts of the world, and even in many parts of the world where it does apply, it can be ignored at ATC discretion by restricting them to a speed above 250kts or &qu...

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by HTCone
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee Airbus A350 Loses Speed & Altitude During Go Around
Replies: 22
Views: 7773

Re: French Bee Airbus A350 Loses Speed & Altitude During Go Around

Ah i see, i thoght it was IAS. But as far as im aware you're supposed to have 250kts in controlled areas below 10k feet no? Not in most parts of the world, and even in many parts of the world where it does apply, it can be ignored at ATC discretion by restricting them to a speed above 250kts or &qu...

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by HTCone
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR closes 27R
Replies: 23
Views: 4626

Re: LHR closes 27R

Antaras wrote:
One runway for the busiest airport on Earth.
N I C E


Atlanta is the busiest airport on Earth. LHR normally comes in around #5 or #6.

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by HTCone
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22832

Re: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...

It's definitely a buyers market at the moment for widebodies. Those Air Italy birds are also GE engined which fits nicely for EI. They are between 15 and 17 years old EI-GFX EI-GGO EI-GGP EI-GGR All older than the current oldest EI A330-300 surely they wouldn’t want to take on such old birds? Becau...

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by HTCone
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22832

Re: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...

VanBosch wrote:
I wonder how long City plan to keep the Avro’s going, having 2 spares for 2 aircrafts worth of flying is a bad sign.


Are they still operating a rotation to CDG for AF?

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by HTCone
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!
Replies: 180
Views: 23666

Re: Irish 1/20: 2020 Vision!

I wonder why that new A330 is not being stored in DUB or SNN after the work in Brussels is completed, there is plenty of space and EI staff could carry out any necessary tasks or training on it in the run up to it entering revenue service. Lower parking charges elsewhere perhaps? The weather is cer...

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by HTCone
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!
Replies: 168
Views: 21786

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

I wonder will EI still go ahead with their rumoured SFO 10 weekly operation. Interesting to note, the UA times are very similar to EI's I highly doubt we will see EI going 10 weekly. That plan was probably shelved when they got wind of the UA plan. Look back at the Rhodes announcement....."aer...

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by HTCone
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!
Replies: 168
Views: 21786

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

Was Westjet YYZ-DUB ever confirmed? They applied for slots for it. They’re already on YHZ and YYC, so that would give them 3 routes too. That would be my route home so would pay attention to that news, but have heard nothing yet, at least on the Canadian side of the pond. Thanks for the reply. I ha...

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by HTCone
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!
Replies: 168
Views: 21786

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

Was Westjet YYZ-DUB ever confirmed? They applied for slots for it. They’re already on YHZ and YYC, so that would give them 3 routes too.

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by HTCone
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TCAS/ATC
Replies: 16
Views: 1440

Re: TCAS/ATC

Pilots follow TCAS RAs, not us. Period. It may have been our error which caused the issue. I’ve had 2 RA situations in my sector over the years, thankfully neither my fault. A 767 1 mile behind and 2,000 feet below a 777 needed a 1,000 foot climb for his Oceanic entry, he got an RA after climbing ab...

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by HTCone
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!
Replies: 168
Views: 21786

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

Accidentally posted twice and can't delete this one

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by HTCone
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!
Replies: 168
Views: 21786

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

BA Business class long haul is absolutely appalling too. Far far worse than EI, although the new seat debuting on the A35K seems to be changing that thankfully. The existing ones are cramped, flimsy and you get to make awkward eye contact with the stranger in the seat facing you for takeoff, landing...

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by HTCone
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...
Replies: 197
Views: 24765

Re: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...

That is why Detroit should be the next logical add for EI. Van we agree on that ? I'm sure Detroit is on the list of potential new US destinations. I was surprised that EI entered the MSP market, I don't think there is an especially large diaspora market and the place is a DL fortress. I'm less sur...

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by HTCone
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 187
Views: 28236

Re: Irish 9/19

Does anyone know what the plans for the 757s are after they leave the EI fleet. I assume the oldest (RR engines) one will be parted out and the younger ones will be converted to cargo. Engine choice doesn’t really matter, if the cycles/engine hours are right they’ll become freighters. ASL have an e...

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by HTCone
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 40261

Re: Irish 8/19

.....According to Zeke, an A350 pilot who posts in these forums, the A359 can get out of DUB on 10/28 at MTOW if TOGA is used. Nice nugget of info. And thats gonna happen...!!!!! What, TOGA? Take Off Go Around....ie full power, ie not a flex/derated takeoff. EI A330s use it for DUB all the time... ...

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by HTCone
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 40261

Re: Irish 8/19

It's approaching the time of year when the new route announcements begin for next year. Anyone care to make some predictions? SQ to SIN, using a 359, 3-4x weekly. Cheers, C. I work for a ground handler at DUB and I've heard from one of the dispatchers that the length of the current runway an A350 c...

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by HTCone
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China A330 fire @ Beijing Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 15754

Re: Air China A330 fire @ Beijing Airport

Will that buff out . . .? In recent times, it seems to me that there are quite a few on-gate incidents where aircraft have burned. This one, Lufthansa 340 quite recently when a tug went on fire, a Chinese 737 burned out somewhere in Asia. Can anyone add other such incidents? A loader caught fire un...

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by HTCone
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 40261

Re: Irish 8/19

Let's not feed the troll folks. Better to ignore

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by HTCone
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 40261

Re: Irish 8/19

I don’t think EI have it fitted*

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by HTCone
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 222
Views: 40261

Re: Irish 8/19

EI129 DUB - YYZ on EI-LAX turned back to Dublin over Donegal and is now circling at 8,000 feet over the Irish Sea, dumping fuel i assume? Anyone any ideas of the issues? Emergency crew on standby in Dublin? EDIT: Pressurisation issue. Fuel dumping is a customer option on the A330, I don’t think I h...

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by HTCone
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 39182

Re: Irish 7/19

Is it not time the assets of the DAA (specifically the runways, taxi-ways and operational buildings - control tower) reverted to direct government ownership, managed by the DAA? This would alter the revenue requirements and debt shedules of the DAA! Which would allow for a realistic view of charges...

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by HTCone
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 675775

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Boeing seems to be sending veiled threats that if the FAA don't lift the grounding by Q4 2019 they will shut down Renton. Desperate times for Boeing. I suspect this will not just blow over and be forgotten. There are no guarantees that it will be economically viable to fix the 737MAX. Somebody at B...

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by HTCone
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 39182

Re: Irish 7/19

If it was an ATR, Avro, Q400, SB340 then it would have to lay idle. And like I said, There's extra charges for using a jetbridge, and many airlines don't want to pay. The LHR, FRA and CDG flights might, but BCY, STK and BEE can't use them, and TUI, Sunwing, Sky Travel, Blue Air, Logan, Moldova etc ...

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by HTCone
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 39182

Re: Irish 7/19

I don't quite follow your logic, as BA, LH, LX and TK will all use airbridges when they are available. They are parking in other areas because they can't get stands on Pier 3, not because they don't want airbridges. Can’t speak for LH, LC or TK but BAs allocated pier is the 200s with 204 used for t...

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by HTCone
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 39182

Re: Irish 7/19

With all due respect LCY doesn't have air bridges, and EK don't at DXB because they literally don't have enough, it's not as if airbridges are running spare out there. Why do you think DWC has so many gates planned for the Emirates terminal? Assuming Emirates ever move there, which they're fighting...

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by HTCone
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 39182

Re: Irish 7/19

I don't quite follow your logic, as BA, LH, LX and TK will all use airbridges when they are available. They are parking in other areas because they can't get stands on Pier 3, not because they don't want airbridges. My point is that if enough of the airlines using the 200 gates were willing to pay ...

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by HTCone
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 39182

Re: Irish 7/19

Maybe I have phrased it badly. The 100 and 200 gates were set up for low cost and commuter business. While this may still be their prime function, they now find themselves home to legacy/full service carriers on a daily basis. Most of these carriers would have traditionally used the 300 gates, but ...

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by HTCone
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 39182

Re: Irish 7/19

Thanks everyone. I had a vague recollection that they would be upgradeable. It might be a good idea for the DAA to upgrade at least some of the widebody stands, as the 1xx gates are now used in much the same way as the 3xx gates. Apart from West Jet 787 (300 gates not full at scheduled time) and th...

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by HTCone
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 34587

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

I have compiled updated numbers for MSP's international traffic in 2018... Rank/Airport/Passengers in 2018/Comments 1 Amsterdam, Netherlands 533,796 Up by about 10,000, good to see! 2 Cancún, Mexico 288,280 Down by more than 12,000, probably due to SY focusing on other markets more 3 Toronto–Pearso...

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by HTCone
Tue May 28, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 28485

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

kaitak wrote:
Forgive my ignorance, but is "green diesel" for use only in agricultural vehicles?


Correct. There is a tax exemption on it.

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by HTCone
Wed May 22, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 28485

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

Slatterys Travel chartered LTU to run the flights. It was a good service to have back when DUB Longhaul was very much limited to the USA. IIRC the owner also had business interests and property in SA. I seem to remember the fares were around EUR799-899 going up to around EUR1199 over peak times. Fr...

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by HTCone
Thu May 16, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren’t the A330s grounded after the pitot tube issues?
Replies: 94
Views: 17902

Re: Why weren’t the A330s not grounded after the pitot tube issues?

Because if the AF crew had just sat on their hands and done nothing, everything would have been fine. If the MAX crews had done the same, they'd have crashed sooner.

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by HTCone
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 30949

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

They cut capacity? I thought they were still doing the double daily 77Ws? Are you talking about the temporary reduction while the second DXB runway is closed for resurfacing in April/May? They reduced frequencies across nearly every route for that, they had to, wouldn't really see it as them cuttin...

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by HTCone
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 30437

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

TK have always maintained a 3rd daily is there objective, can't see regular A330 happening at all. 22.30 arr/23.30 dep meets the next batch of flights from IST. Once they move to the new airport and don’t have the same slot issues that they have in IST I’d agree a third daily narrow body service is...

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by HTCone
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?
Replies: 41
Views: 8756

Re: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?

The biggest threat to DUB’s growth is infrastructure. The parallel runway will be fine and dandy when it opens in 3 years but DUB has the worst taxiway layout and most bottlenecks and cul de sacs at piers I’ve ever seen at a major airport, severely delaying ground movements. A midfield terminal 3 wi...

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by HTCone
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 30437

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

I think IAG are too busy cost cutting, and presumably Star could have used the old BD space back in the day had they really wanted a DUB lounge. I think the DAA saw a chance to expand their lounge so BA were not offered it and the lease was ended from memory. —- Irish airspace reopens as 'back-up s...

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by HTCone
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 74
Views: 18902

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

T54A wrote:

I can’t believe we still have to teach people about Just Culture in 2018 and the benefits it’s had on overall flight safety


The only people who still need teaching are amateurs who don’t work in the industry. Those of us who do know why firing people who make mistakes reduces safety.

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by HTCone
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221028

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

EI do their homework. Every EI TATL destination bar MIA has been profitable from day one, and MIA is now. EI are absolutely printing money on North America. Because there’s no ADP in Ireland, and they don’t overfly really expensive airspace like the UK or France on TATL, they can offer bargain basem...

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