More info here - http://avherald.com/h?article=4b8bfb2d&opt=0
So the airline blames the pilots and wants its licence back ... yeah ok
Good news for LCY and LOT LCY is great for business travellers as is so close to the financial districts of Canary Wharf and the City of London. No doubt they are going after the high yield business travellers... there is a huge Polish community in London. I wonder if LCY is getting close to capacit...Jump to post
:lol: oh dear.. Edinburgh council dont have a very good record with construction projects.. Having used the tram its a bit of a novelty.. but the Airlink bus is just as quick, unless the traffic is snarled up. I see they have revived the idea of extending the tram down to Leith as well.. Personally,...Jump to post
Emirates A380 A6-EDG positioned Dubai – Dubai World Central for storage as EK2551 early this afternoon, becoming the seventh A380 in storage at Dubai World Central.
http://theeksource.com/emirates-a380-a6 ... l-storage/
Well.. the government is saying that Brexit means that it is all the more important that we demonstrate that the UK is open to the world and connectivity will be a key thing.. i.e. more runways.. not that they have actually DONE anything about it. . BA has not shown any enthusiasm for the third runw...Jump to post
As @vhtje says.. the third runway at LHR is a long way off.. The Goverment accepted the recommendations of the Airports Commission for the third runway at LHR, but seems to be proceeding at a snails pace.. The Airports Commission report was a major exercise in gathering information, it took three ye...Jump to post
What about the Qantas crew? Pilots.. will there be three or four onboard? Seems an awful long time to be stuck in a cockpit. Qantas used to employ ‘Second Officers’ who were only at the controls for the cruise. Cabin Crew.. presume they must work in shifts too? I had a look at the prices and they se...Jump to post
I would have thought they would have a Jeppesen book with the charts or more likely an Electronic Flight Bag.. especially if Belfast International was their designated alternate..
Just happened upon this article regarding Citywings...
https://airlinegeeks.com/2018/03/01/tbt ... -at-manx2/
I think another issue is that there was unease about it being a ‘virtual’ airline.
Tickets were sold by the virtual airline - CityWing - who then sub contracted out everything else.. with an eye to keep costs to a minimum.
Personally I have doubts about flying in a Let 410 in a crosswind too..
An interesting proposal to extend the existing northern runway to make it into two runways.. yes I thought it was bonkers at first, but the website shows it has some high profile backers.. seems a low risk solution.. http://www.heathrowhub.com/ I don’t see a third runway at LHR being opened in the n...Jump to post
According to reports there were only three passengers onboard this short hop from the IoM to Belfast City. The overall impression is that the airline was cutting corners and the flight planning was sloppy. Not sure why they were so determined to proceed with the flight when the conditions were so ba...Jump to post
Listening to EIDW Del/Gnd/Twr/App/Center on LiveATC.net
Lots of diversions, runway is open but lack of available stands.
So maybe they can make more money being based at Edinburgh airport.. If you live in Glasgow and are looking for a cheap fare its a fairly short trip to Edinburgh airport.. and now there are new train links to the airport. As ever Ryanair are masters at getting maximum publicity and blaming everyone ...Jump to post
It's a bit more than a wet dream and a fantasy. It has raised quite a lot of money, has a board of directors, publishes accounts and Bombardier lists them as a customer for ten C-Series aircraft on its order book. The accounts mentions it has an apartment in New York too ?? All very bizarre.. so qui...Jump to post
The company is still active apparently.. although it has no employees. Their latest accounts make interesting reading... it confirms that they have entered into a commitment to purchase ten C-Series with Bombardier. Looks like they have a lot of debts too https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/0...Jump to post
The BBC used to use people like David Learmount from Flight International and a retired BA 747 Captain... they knew their stuff and were always worth listening too. So why do we now we have this irritating kid? He just tends to state the obvious and regurgitate press releases. .. and I wish he would...Jump to post
Its been interesting reading all the speculation.. however I am beginning to doubt if this undisclosed customer actually exists.. For a start you dont just order a bunch of jets on your credit card.. If it is a public listed company the shareholders, management, board, employees would have known abo...Jump to post
Maybe a A318 operator ?
Air France, Tarom.. let the guessing game begin..
I am still wondering about the 10 C-Series on order for the crowdfunded airline - Odyssey ?
Supposed to have started operations out of London City.. http://www.flyody.com/
Anyone heard anything more about them?
It is always possible that BA could base A380's at Gatwick. As we know LHR is full to bursting and the new runway is at least 10 to 15 years in the future. Manchester and Birmingham are also A380 capable so nothing to stop BA tapping into that market. Maybe even Stansted! I notice it is starting to ...Jump to post
As far as the LHR third runway is concerned it is a long way off into the future.. if it ever happens - hence the need for more BA A380’s. BTW - The ‘short’ runway option is still 3,200 meters (10,500 ft) which is long enough for most big aircraft. But there are still massive hurdles to overcome, re...Jump to post
Maybe British Airways could consider STN - JFK ? If you work in the City or Canary Wharf it is relatively easy to get to Stansted on the train from Liverpool Street or by taxi up the M11. BA Cityflyer are already starting to use STN. With limited slots at LHR and LGW there is little room to increase...Jump to post
BA seemed to be sending mixed messages about BA1 & BA2 LCY - JFK That they are persevering with it shows that there is still a demand for it. For bankers in Canary Wharf and the City LCY is a great experience. It takes about 30 minutes on the Docklands Railway to get there and you can be in the ...Jump to post
No chance that the helicopter link between LGW and LHR will be restored. I am old enough to remember it taking off from Gatwick and flying over our heads, it made a lot of noise.. I can imagine the protests over the noise and pollution if it was ever to be reinstated.. Its also a non starter to have...Jump to post
There was a Court case regarding ownership of the slots. Gatwick argued that since Monarch lost is AoC it was no longer an airline and the slots went back into the pool for the airport operator to sell off.. the money could then be used to cover the cost of the repatriation flights... on appeal they...Jump to post
How about dumping the yoke and using sidesticks .. oh ok.. not invented here.. It must be a pain for ultra long haul.. its only probably used for 10 minutes per flight. The 737 fuselage goes back to the 707, time for a new middle of market using 787 technology. Although in their defense if the 737 i...Jump to post
I read elsewhere that they have now abandoned plans to convert the A380’s to high density to serve the Hadj market.. apparently loads are picking up on KUL - LHR.
Also there have been changes of management and strategy at the airline.. there is another thread about this..
Doubt if any of those planes will be built .. maybe some converted to A350’s..
Amedeo have stated they are looking at launching their own airline with the A380’s .. will sell seats via codeshares and deals with AirBnb and google.. see previous threads .. we shall see..
http://thebasource.com/british-airways- ... om-dublin/
Hmmm .. maybe there were passengers on board? Must have been fun
The livery looked good at first.. but was looking a bit scruffy as they replaced parts..
More info here http://thebasource.com/british-airways- ... intenance/
Looks like Amedeo and getting into bed with AirBnb !
Maybe they will be using the A380’s as flying hotels..
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/23/a380-pl ... -firm.html
Maybe, just maybe, it could work.. but it seems a huge leap of faith.. Not sure that the A380 is the ideal aircraft as it is restricted to the number of airports it can use. Also the economics don’t stack up for short haul flights, plus the turnaround times will be longer.. also finding available sl...Jump to post
The VC10 is at Duxford where they did most of the filming.. also the Trident and Brittania are there.. well worth a visit http://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxfordJump to post
Sounds like the A380 will be around for a while...
..last I heard they couldn’t sell them and they are going to reconfigure them as high density for Hadj pilgrim flights and charters..
Anyway.. will look forward to seeing their A350’s coming over my house into LHR
The livery on their A380’s is just awful... why no red it it? .. and why the stripes on the engines ?
The special livery on the A350 looks great... please put it on an A380
LCY ain’t closing anytime soon, would like to see someone try and build houses on it.. houseboats maybe.. The third runway at LHR is still a long way off, if it ever happens, in the meantime LCY has a profitable niche market with the financial services and bankers of the City and Canary Wharf.. it a...Jump to post
Heathrow is the largest UK port by value, dont forget the huge amount of cargo loaded into the belly of passenger flights.. they are looking to further improve cargo handling.. https://www.heathrow.com/company/cargo Surprisingly there are still a small number of Cargo only flights into LHR, DHL A300...Jump to post
I don't think there is an imminent threat to LCY's existence anymore. The previous Mayor, Boris Johnson, was not a fan of LCY as he had his own ideas about his fantasy Boris Island new airport out in the Thames Estuary.. he blocked the expansion of the airport. The current London Mayor approved the ...Jump to post
Sorry, I meant to type E170 .. I flown on them a few times, much prefer them to CityJets Avros and FlyBe's Dash8's.
This is site is good for seeing how BA uses the Embraers when LCY is closed at the weekends http://thebasource.com/
The E175 definitely does the LCY steep 5.5 degree glidepath.. its quite exciting too.. the spoilers partially deploy on approach.
I would have thought it may be worth BACF swapping the small E175 fleet for more E190’s.
BA CityFlyer seems to be doing very well at LCY. I wonder why they started with the smaller Embraer 170, they only have six in the fleet, maybe they will upgrade them to Embraer 190’s ? The C-Series offers a lot of possibilities to start new routes from LCY to the Middle East, Russia and the US East...Jump to post
Another reason Emirates may not be in a hurry to order more A380’s is lack of space at DXB. It is already bursting at the seams and Emirates won’t be ready move down the road to DWC for some years to come.. The negative talk about the A380 seems overly gloomy. At LHR more than 10% of all passengers ...Jump to post
LCY was held back by our previous Mayor, Boris Johnson, who seemed obsessed by his barmy Boris Island mega airport idea. The local Mayor of Newham and the new London Mayor are backing the project as it is good for local jobs and the economy. The government actually had the vision to set up the LDDC ...Jump to post