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by Clydenairways
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 30
Views: 2501

Re: Irish 7/20

I love how all the media is going on and on about people's holidays. A lot of people also want to go and see their families. I'm booked to go to Australia in November with Qatar Airways, however the 14 day mandatory hotel quarantine in Australia means I won't go unless that changes in some way. The...

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by Clydenairways
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/20
Replies: 30
Views: 2501

Re: Irish 7/20

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... y#24d2c38e
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SAS 737-700 SE-REY just flew into Knock for scrapping.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... y#24d2c38e

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by Clydenairways
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most seasonal airports
Replies: 22
Views: 1337

Re: Most seasonal airports

Antalya

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by Clydenairways
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 672
Views: 97300

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

SAS has just announced re-opening of further routes from CPH: Chania, Olbia, Venezia, Pisa, Pula, Thessalonika and Warsaw. And frequency increase on: Oslo, Athen, Malaga, Nice, Reykjavik, Vagar, Stockholm, Chicago and New York In Danish only so far: https://www.sasgroup.net/newsroom/press-releases/...

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by Clydenairways
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 35963

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

Thanks for sharing. Not sure what they were talking about but didn't sound too happy when asked to make a 180 turn to backtrack.

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by Clydenairways
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Convair 880 engine inlet intakes?
Replies: 16
Views: 2313

Re: Convair 880 engine inlet intakes?

The intakes are definitely round on the 880. If you want to see flat intakes, look at the Mc Donnell 220 bizjet, practically square ! https://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitled/McDonnell-220/5059819?qsp=eJxtjbEOwjAMRP/Fc5YoUgTZ6MIIAz9gOQYilTayPVBV/XdCKjGxne6d3q1A82T8tttSGRIoo9ATHFQUfCmkFbAICd5tQC20zw7...

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by Clydenairways
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/20: The behemoth reawakens ...
Replies: 281
Views: 35963

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

Fresh fears over Aer Lingus Shannon service AER Lingus has refused to comment on its future schedules amid growing fears that its operation may be reduced at Shannon Airport. Following the flag-carrier’s decision to furlough all its 90 cabin crew staff at Limerick’s local airport due to the Covid-1...

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by Clydenairways
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Standard Seat Pitch in the 70s
Replies: 16
Views: 2178

Re: Standard Seat Pitch in the 70s

Seats were also much thicker in the 70's, which also used up space compared to the thin seats of today.

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by Clydenairways
Fri May 22, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 152750

Re: PIA A320 crash in Karachi

Olly2185 wrote:
According to FR24, aircraft appears to have been stored or under maintenance since 22/03. First flight since. Could be related.

I think it was flying yesterday anyway.

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by Clydenairways
Thu May 21, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29151

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

I think you may be misinterpreting our point. Of course we know leaving the middle seat empty is ineffective and largely pointless but IF load factors are likely to be low initially then it may be to the airlines' advantage to 'play-along' with the middle seat empty idea for a while to appease the ...

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by Clydenairways
Thu May 21, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29151

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

As to the keeping of the middle seats empty, I know it's been said here that this is ineffective, but it also occurs to me that LFs are going to be fairly low when things get back and running and I wonder if this might be part of the "confidence rebuilding" stage, even for the first month...

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by Clydenairways
Fri May 08, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/20: April dragged, but May flies ...
Replies: 250
Views: 29151

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

Stobart could face competition to retain Aer Lingus regional contract Other carriers interested in operating regional routes from 2022, IAG chief says Stobart Air could face rivals in any bid to keep the regional services contract with Aer Lingus that is key to its survival. UK aviation and energy ...

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by Clydenairways
Fri May 01, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 10507

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 Clydenairways
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which aircraft types have best advantage for social distancing?
Replies: 27
Views: 2133

Re: Which aircraft types have best advantage for social distancing?

GCT64 wrote:
3X3 seems to be more efficient in terms of LF for distancing (4 seats occupied out of 6) and 3x3x3 (6 seats out of 9) than 767s, A330s, E175s etc. with double seats.


Will that be enough though? It doesn't leave much space between passengers. Surely you need two seats free between pax?

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by Clydenairways
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet to leave middle seats empty when flights resume.
Replies: 55
Views: 9320

Re: easyJet to leave middle seats empty when flights resume.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52306868


Surely the same rules will apply to all? I don't see this as being a voluntarily measure, it will be some form of temporary requirement.
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TC957 wrote:
Will others follow this example ?
Likely fare hike to compensate for loss of revenue ?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52306868


Surely the same rules will apply to all? I don't see this as being a voluntarily measure, it will be some form of temporary requirement.

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by Clydenairways
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which aircraft types have best advantage for social distancing?
Replies: 27
Views: 2133

Which aircraft types have best advantage for social distancing?

With news stories doing the rounds that mention when lockdowns start to get eased and slowly opened up again, there will still will be a need to preserve social distancing measures. until a vaccine is widely available. For aviation this will probably require flights to operate with only certain seat...

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by Clydenairways
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

5 daily EI flights from DUB-PEK...wow. I wonder what the schedule will look like. 5 EI A330s at PEK would be some photo op! After all this I doubt we will see the same network we have seen up to now. Expect a shrinking of the whole network as demand will still be flat even after the restrictions ar...

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by Clydenairways
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

AmricanShamrok wrote:
Is there something going on at ORK? RE3729 (MAN-ORK) and RE3709 (BHX-ORK) are diverting to KIR according to Flightradar24. No first attempts at approach were made at ORK.


Most of the Stobart fleet is going to be stored there, including the Embraers.

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by Clydenairways
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

Cargo only flights will have to sustain airlines for the foreseeable future.

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by Clydenairways
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

Anybody know if there will be any flights kept going to the US at all from Ireland after the travel ban kicks in?

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by Clydenairways
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belfast City Routes Up for Grabs - who will take over?
Replies: 36
Views: 4981

Re: Belfast City Routes Up for Grabs - who will take over?

bennett123 wrote:
IMO, Brexit is the Elephant in the room here.

Will the UK agree to an EU carrier doing internal flights?.


But surely it would impact the current EI route to LHR if that was the case.

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by Clydenairways
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/20
Replies: 343
Views: 37174

Re: Irish 3/20

NOC-MAN will surely be picked up by another operator too, it's been served a long time by a lot of different airlines.

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by Clydenairways
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22579

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

Is EI-LRD still being delivered today?

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by Clydenairways
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/20: February made me shiver ...
Replies: 194
Views: 22579

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

Considering the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, does anybody know what bookings are like for the new DUB-HEL-PVG route? I hope it's launch isn't delayed. The list of Chinese routes that are being affected is getting long: https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/85764-airlines-cancel-china-flights-in-...

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by Clydenairways
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan
Replies: 97
Views: 19579

Re: Reports of plane crash in Afghanistan

DALCE wrote:
That picture is an E-11 of the USAF


Good spot.

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by Clydenairways
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F first flight
Replies: 102
Views: 24137

Re: A321 P2F first flight

Def a smaller door. I'm mildly surprised its worthwhile for them to remove all the other doors (after making space for the large cargo door) - I know they'll save a bit of weight - but the rework cost must surely be in the hundreds of thousands - and the recertification cost probably another factor...

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by Clydenairways
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 Runway excursion Istanbul
Replies: 14
Views: 4191

Re: Pegasus 737 Runway excursion Istanbul

Looks like a bounce

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by Clydenairways
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 Runway excursion Istanbul
Replies: 14
Views: 4191

Pegasus 737 Runway excursion Istanbul

Looks like a Pegasus 737 has slid off the runway in Istanbul. Sitting in the mud adjacent to the runway. Sabiha Gokcen airport confirmed the runway is currently closed. Story includes some pics. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10686702/plane-carrying-169-passengers-skids-off-runway-in-istanbul-as-all-...

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by Clydenairways
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/19: Last of the teens!
Replies: 168
Views: 21538

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

Great flight with Swiss ZRH-DUB on the A220. First time flying on the aircraft and it was a generally positive experience. Loved the large windows and mini overhead screens. Certainly a type Aer Lingus should be seriously looking at.. I think a future fleet might look something like this: Mainline ...

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by Clydenairways
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...
Replies: 197
Views: 24196

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

Maybe the A220-300 and 500 could replace the whole A320 fleet and the A321 NEO LR/LRX for long haul and replace the economy config A321's currently flying to ACE,FAO AGP etc.
The 321 retains cockpit commonality with the 330.
So an A220 pilot fleet
And an A321/330 pilot fleet

Seems logical.

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by Clydenairways
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-600 Cargo Hold
Replies: 4
Views: 1242

Re: 737-600 Cargo Hold

I guess its the same as the 737-200 was. Its the same size.

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by Clydenairways
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...
Replies: 197
Views: 24196

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

m I right to say that rhe LCY route is now an EI commercial risk, which happens to be operated by WX as a wet-lease? There are a pair of E190s at Stobart which might be suitable, for example. IAG are looking at the E2 and A220, so that might be playing into it too, maybe we might see BA cityflyer o...

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by Clydenairways
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 118
Views: 24779

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

When is the first flight to a South American destination. It's difficult to find a post amongst all the narrow body vs wide body debate.

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by Clydenairways
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming
Replies: 203
Views: 44072

Re: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming

Perfect plane for BOS-SNN in the winter, but is it slated to be on that route in the summer, too? Thats the plan. 2x A321LR at SNN, long-term serving BOS and JFK. A321LR has 16/168 Vs 12/165 for the 757, so a slight increase in Y and a 30% uplift in J. It would be great to see a 3rd aircraft doing ...

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by Clydenairways
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming
Replies: 203
Views: 44072

Re: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming

Another factor to consider as well is that the urgency now to expand new North American cities quickly has lessened a bit. The rapid expansion seen in the last few years has now seen the withdrawal of Norwegian, collapse of WOW and subsequent slow down to Icelandair competition. EI can now do what i...

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by Clydenairways
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming
Replies: 203
Views: 44072

Re: Irish 10/19: Winter is coming

What's the news for DUB-YUL on EI ? It still hasn't been reloaded for summer 2020. Will it ever launch ? I'd say with Brexit saga dragging on and on that EI will probably just want to hold firm for 2020 until the future picture is clearer. I'd expect maybe some low risk expansion on existing routes...

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by Clydenairways
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 41073

Re: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020

Virgin Connect has every opportunity to integrate FlyBe's existing network into SKYTEAM hubs at AMS, CDG, LHR, MAN, and will do so in close cooperation with its partners AF, DL, KL, VS. This will give Virgin Connect access to a worldwide sales and frequent flyer potential, never seen by FlyBe. At p...

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by Clydenairways
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PNG Air to be Launch Customer of ATR 42-600S (STOL) Version
Replies: 25
Views: 6508

Re: ATR 42-600S (Short Take of and Landing) formally launched

Any changes to the Flaps with this new short field variant?

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by Clydenairways
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia postpones A350 deployment on the MAD-BOG route
Replies: 34
Views: 10081

Re: Iberia postpones A350 deployment on the MAD-BOG route

Maybe the A346 can carry more cargo in addition to a full pax load, so maybe the A346 will stay on these kind of airports until eventually replaced by the A350.

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by Clydenairways
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 757 fleet plans
Replies: 46
Views: 13789

Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

I think the plans are for more -800's. That can cover most of what they want to do with the leased in A330's for just the high season peaks. I don't see the need for A321's.

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by Clydenairways
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX 10 any updates?
Replies: 9
Views: 2497

Re: 737 MAX 10 any updates?

Avgeek21 wrote:
Noshow wrote:
Is it true it doesn't need any MCAS as it's longer and more stable?



It should be on the FAL by now.


Any pics circulating around of it on the FAL?

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by Clydenairways
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX 10 any updates?
Replies: 9
Views: 2497

737 MAX 10 any updates?

There doesn't seem to be many updates when i search on the progress of the 737 MAX 10 prototype, it must be well progressed in the final production stage. Anybody got any pictures of where is it at?

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by Clydenairways
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today (Oct 7)
Replies: 78
Views: 22151

Re: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today

BlueberryWheats wrote:
Strato2 wrote:
What are longest single aisle routes in history? Surely this must be near the top?


Pretty sure some of those little single aisle Lockheed Super Constellations flew routes approaching 24 hours in the air.


DC-7C as well as the connie, +17hrs on a number of nonstops.

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by Clydenairways
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today (Oct 7)
Replies: 78
Views: 22151

Re: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today

I guess we're about to find out if this LR bird is for real on longish TATL routes :) 8+ hours westbound going by this route's history. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/TAP231/history/20191007/1540Z/LPPT/KIAD Interestingly OPO-EWR seems to have been "downgraded" to a plain old "do...

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by Clydenairways
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 187
Views: 27503

Re: Irish 9/19

I understand that, but none of it should be a surprise to EI, unless the aircraft is not performing to specs, that's the part I don't understand, they seem to be surprised by the performance issues. Surely the aircraft should be about 5 tonnes below MTOW on that flght when full which should keep it...

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by Clydenairways
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 187
Views: 27503

Re: Irish 9/19

I'm a bit surprised by the apparent performance issues. Have seen EI-LRA take off a few times and the runway length used looks no longer than an A330. I thought the max runway length including stopping distance required for the A321neoLR @ MTOW was around 7500 feet. Max runway required for the stan...

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by Clydenairways
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 187
Views: 27503

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 Clydenairways
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/19
Replies: 187
Views: 27503

Re: Irish 9/19

Any update on the next EI A321 EI-LRB ?

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by Clydenairways
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK aircraft retirement thread.
Replies: 30
Views: 5183

Re: UK aircraft retirement thread.

Thought it would be interesting to have a thread for UK aircraft retirements. This is what I have so far. Any updates, corrections or additions were appreciated. British airways- A319- older examples are currently being withdrawn, 15 more are due to leave by the end of 2020 744- to be retired by 20...

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