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by flyingphil
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 46426

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Its has just departed Copenhagen for Larnaca today (Wednesday)
Callsign Viking 1102

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by flyingphil
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Statement Made on Cubana Plane Crash Investigation
Replies: 6
Views: 2160

Re: Statement Made on Cubana Plane Crash Investigation

http://avherald.com/h?article=4b8bfb2d&opt=0

So the airline blames the pilots and wants its licence back ... yeah ok
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More info here - http://avherald.com/h?article=4b8bfb2d&opt=0

So the airline blames the pilots and wants its licence back ... yeah ok

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by flyingphil
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 179
Views: 54059

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

The Hi-fly A380 in its new ‘Coral Reef’ paint job is flying into Farnborough today (Thursday)

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by flyingphil
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT launch WAW-LCY
Replies: 17
Views: 3574

Re: LOT launch WAW-LCY

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...

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by flyingphil
Mon May 21, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport investment plan Discussion Thread
Replies: 168
Views: 23310

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

: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,...

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by flyingphil
Mon May 07, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 125
Views: 40729

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

http://theeksource.com/emirates-a380-a6 ... l-storage/

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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/

:?:

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by flyingphil
Sun May 06, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in a third runway at Heathrow world
Replies: 44
Views: 7185

Re: British Airways in a third runway at Heathrow world

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...

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by flyingphil
Sun May 06, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in a third runway at Heathrow world
Replies: 44
Views: 7185

Re: British Airways in a third runway at Heathrow world

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...

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by flyingphil
Sat May 05, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 125
Views: 40729

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

Umm.. you guys know that in the Arab world the Ramadan fasting season begins around 15 May for a whole month... this is traditionally the quietist time for travel in the region. .

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by flyingphil
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 74367

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

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...

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by flyingphil
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 103
Views: 28872

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

My first thoughts on hearing the audio was hypoxia - lack of oxygen - for the pilots.. maybe that would explain the disorientation?

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by flyingphil
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cross-wind pickle ... declare fuel emergency, divert far away, get banned, lose job, or combination thereof?
Replies: 11
Views: 3100

Re: Cross-wind pickle ... declare fuel emergency, divert far away, get banned, lose job, or combination thereof?

https://airlinegeeks.com/2018/03/01/tbt ... -at-manx2/
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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/

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by flyingphil
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cross-wind pickle ... declare fuel emergency, divert far away, get banned, lose job, or combination thereof?
Replies: 11
Views: 3100

Re: Cross-wind pickle ... declare fuel emergency, divert far away, get banned, lose job, or combination thereof?

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..

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by flyingphil
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - What is plan B?
Replies: 90
Views: 8686

Re: LHR - What is plan B?

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...

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by flyingphil
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cross-wind pickle ... declare fuel emergency, divert far away, get banned, lose job, or combination thereof?
Replies: 11
Views: 3100

Re: Cross-wind pickle ... declare fuel emergency, divert far away, get banned, lose job, or combination thereof?

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...

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by flyingphil
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dublin closed due to snow
Replies: 102
Views: 12103

Re: Dublin closed due to snow

http://liveatc.net
Lots of diversions, runway is open but lack of available stands.
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Listening to EIDW Del/Gnd/Twr/App/Center on LiveATC.net
#liveatc
http://liveatc.net
Lots of diversions, runway is open but lack of available stands.

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by flyingphil
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Cut Scottish Routes
Replies: 66
Views: 7940

Re: Ryanair to Cut Scottish Routes

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 ...

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by flyingphil
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Cut Scottish Routes
Replies: 66
Views: 7940

Re: Ryanair to Cut Scottish Routes

So Brexit and APD will doom Glasgow... meanwhile Edinburgh (45 minutes away on the train) will be fine..

Oh well.. Ryanair got free publicity for their new schedules on prime time.
Have to admire Ryanair for their marketing skills. .

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by flyingphil
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odyssey Airlines launch?
Replies: 12
Views: 3320

Re: Odyssey Airlines launch?

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...

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by flyingphil
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odyssey Airlines launch?
Replies: 12
Views: 3320

Re: Odyssey Airlines launch?

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...

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by flyingphil
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?
Replies: 63
Views: 19569

Re: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?

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...

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by flyingphil
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The undisclosed european CSeries customer
Replies: 96
Views: 18904

Re: The undisclosed european CSeries customer

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...

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by flyingphil
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The undisclosed european CSeries customer
Replies: 96
Views: 18904

Re: The undisclosed european CSeries customer

http://www.flyody.com/
Anyone heard anything more about them?
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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?

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by flyingphil
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 104795

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

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 ...

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by flyingphil
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 104795

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

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...

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by flyingphil
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 20881

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

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...

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by flyingphil
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 20881

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

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 ...

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by flyingphil
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link
Replies: 60
Views: 8466

Re: Restoring the LHR - LGW Helicopter link

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...

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by flyingphil
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bankrupt Monarch Airlines Still Hasn’t Paid Passenger Compensation Despite Creditors Making €68 Million
Replies: 14
Views: 4134

Re: Bankrupt Monarch Airlines Still Hasn’t Paid Passenger Compensation Despite Creditors Making €68 Million

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...

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by flyingphil
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?
Replies: 85
Views: 17626

Re: What can Boeing do to get an edge over Airbus?

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...

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by flyingphil
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does MH fly its A380s to for now?
Replies: 12
Views: 1957

Re: Where does MH fly its A380s to for now?

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..

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by flyingphil
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the fate of these "doubtful" A380 orders?
Replies: 24
Views: 8444

Re: What will the fate of these "doubtfull" A380 orders?

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..

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by flyingphil
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA615 Dub-LHR operated by 747-400
Replies: 11
Views: 4111

Re: BA615 Dub-LHR operated by 747-400

http://thebasource.com/british-airways- ... om-dublin/

Hmmm .. maybe there were passengers on board? Must have been fun
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http://thebasource.com/british-airways- ... om-dublin/

Hmmm .. maybe there were passengers on board? Must have been fun

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by flyingphil
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 'Dove' A319s finally getting repainted
Replies: 30
Views: 8399

Re: BA 'Dove' A319s finally getting repainted

http://thebasource.com/british-airways- ... intenance/
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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/

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by flyingphil
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s
Replies: 88
Views: 90554

Re: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/23/a380-pl ... -firm.html
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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

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by flyingphil
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s
Replies: 88
Views: 90554

Re: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s

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...

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by flyingphil
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Christmas ad
Replies: 33
Views: 4484

Re: LHR Christmas ad

http://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxford
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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-duxford

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by flyingphil
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines unveils the special Negaraku livery on its second Airbus A350-900
Replies: 30
Views: 10952

Re: Malaysia Airlines unveils the special Negaraku livery on its second Airbus A350-900

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

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by flyingphil
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines unveils the special Negaraku livery on its second Airbus A350-900
Replies: 30
Views: 10952

Re: Malaysia Airlines unveils the special Negaraku livery on its second Airbus A350-900

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

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by flyingphil
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA CityFlyer - Future Operations with Planned LCY Development
Replies: 51
Views: 10444

Re: BA CityFlyer - Future Operations with Planned LCY Development

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...

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by flyingphil
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why so many cargo airlines at these airports?
Replies: 53
Views: 9573

Re: Why so many cargo airlines at these airports?

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...

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by flyingphil
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA CityFlyer - Future Operations with Planned LCY Development
Replies: 51
Views: 10444

Re: BA CityFlyer - Future Operations with Planned LCY Development

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 ...

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by flyingphil
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA CityFlyer - Future Operations with Planned LCY Development
Replies: 51
Views: 10444

Re: BA CityFlyer - Future Operations with Planned LCY Development

http://thebasource.com/
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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/

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by flyingphil
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA CityFlyer - Future Operations with Planned LCY Development
Replies: 51
Views: 10444

Re: BA CityFlyer - Future Operations with Planned LCY Development

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.

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by flyingphil
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA CityFlyer - Future Operations with Planned LCY Development
Replies: 51
Views: 10444

Re: BA CityFlyer - Future Operations with Planned LCY Development

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...

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by flyingphil
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 66387

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

Indigo Partners is an American Private equity company - no relation to IndiGo (India)

I was confused too

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by flyingphil
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 89171

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

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 ...

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by flyingphil
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News about new World Airways (ULCC start up)
Replies: 56
Views: 10178

Re: News about new World Airways (ULCC start up)

“..under the direction of our Founding CMO, Freddie Laker..”

Err what? Trying to use Freddie Laker legacy as well? I doubt if that many people now remember the original Freddie Laker, Laker Airlines and Skytrain. What is a CMO anyway?

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by flyingphil
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures of LCY redevelopement released.
Replies: 36
Views: 7249

Re: Pictures of LCY redevelopement released.

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 ...

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by flyingphil
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures of LCY redevelopement released.
Replies: 36
Views: 7249

Re: Pictures of LCY redevelopement released.

Good, especially the full length taxiway, save a lot of backtracking..

Will now be able to fit in all those C Series..

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