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by skipness1E
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA83 returns to LHR three hours after takeoff
Replies: 4
Views: 3044

Re: BA83 returns to LHR three hours after takeoff

SIA321 also came back last night. One of *those* days

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by skipness1E
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to end all longhaul services from CPH and ARN
Replies: 64
Views: 14911

Re: Norwegian to end all longhaul services from CPH and ARN

So Norwegian dumping 2/3 of the core Scandi markets from Long Haul is somehow a good thing? It shows they can't compete in a high cost market which was screaming for a better option and yet somehow they'll win by going head to head with BA/IAG out of London?

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by skipness1E
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated
Replies: 82
Views: 21575

Re: Serious fume event on BA A320 - both pilots partially incapacitated

Let me tell you something. Upon engine startup and pushback on Airbus 319/320/321 aircraft, the fumes are so harsh that passengers will often ring their call light and ask me what the odor is. I don't know what phase of flight this was, but with the exception of the good ole MD80's , the Airbus fle...

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by skipness1E
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA177 possible emergency landing JFK 22.11.19
Replies: 10
Views: 2830

Re: BA177 possible emergency landing JFK 22.11.19

No.
But then your analogy is very poor. An airliner is designed and engineered to do exactly that.

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by skipness1E
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?
Replies: 141
Views: 16748

Re: What is the status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?

I don't get it: 1. UK wants to reduce CO2 emissions but lefts aircraft "hold" waiting for the airport to open at 6 am. 2. UK wants to increase capacity at Healthrow but won't allow flights from 11 pm to 6am 3. UK is stalling at building the 3rd LHR runway yet won't allow flights from 11 p...

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by skipness1E
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First SQ 737 MAX roll out
Replies: 65
Views: 21391

Re: First SQ 737 MAX roll out

I’m sadly old enough to have seen SQ 737-200s. :old: And if you stick around a few more years you're likely to see 737s back in BA livery too! :biggrin: I literally lol so loud reading your comment. Haha! Return of the old. Old is gold....SQ and BA livery on B737...that's something! Yup, it shows t...

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by skipness1E
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 Max 10 Rollout
Replies: 134
Views: 28884

Re: Boeing 737 Max 10 Rollout

1985 was six years after the last major DC10 crash. The Max may not be so lucky.
The DeathCruiser Mk10 is perhaps not a good analogy

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by skipness1E
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest British Airways A350 damaged in TLS
Replies: 36
Views: 18426

Re: Rumor: Latest British Airways A350 severely damaged in TLS

Was it accidentally painted for VS? #badlydamaged

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by skipness1E
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL one engine return to LAX
Replies: 84
Views: 19482

Re: PAL one engine return to LAX

The Pilots actually called Mayday Mayday Mayday?? That was not a Mayday situation. Emergency yes, Mayday, no. THIS is your criticism? A one engined aeroplane loaded with a transpacific fuel quantity and several hundred people on board, trailing a plume of smoke whilst on fire and making a loud bang...

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by skipness1E
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big capacity increase on VS's LHR-JFK flight due to 4 x A350's being deployed on route. Were they under capacity before?
Replies: 32
Views: 7587

Re: Big capacity increase on VS's LHR-JFK flight due to 4 x A350's being deployed on route. Were they under capacity bef

Delta are using the B764s to LHR once again as they have the new business class product and they're seeking to put their freshest and most impressive product into the highly competitive business market. The Virgin A350 is C44W56Y235 versus C45W56Y225 on the A346 it replaces, +10 in Economy and -1 i...

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by skipness1E
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big capacity increase on VS's LHR-JFK flight due to 4 x A350's being deployed on route. Were they under capacity before?
Replies: 32
Views: 7587

Re: Big capacity increase on VS's LHR-JFK flight due to 4 x A350's being deployed on route. Were they under capacity bef

Delta are using the B764s to LHR once again as they have the new business class product and they're seeking to put their freshest and most impressive product into the highly competitive business market. The Virgin A350 is C44W56Y235 versus C45W56Y225 on the A346 it replaces, +10 in Economy and -1 in...

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by skipness1E
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 88
Views: 10041

Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

Continental provided (almost daily) year round GLA-EWR on the B757 but the market fragmented as EDI grew leaving the west of Scotland business community to head East or connect elsewhere. Prior to this we had AA/NW/BA/UA/AC all providing year round (though not all at once)! What really changed was t...

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by skipness1E
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are both BA's 787-8 and 787-9 aircraft affected by the Trent 1000 issue?
Replies: 22
Views: 5346

Re: Are both BA's 787-8 and 787-9 aircraft affected by the Trent 1000 issue?

B788s G-ZBJE and G-ZBJF were engineless as was G-ZBKN last weekend. G-ZBJE only got new engines after being static for an extended period and has now been WFU again.

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by skipness1E
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do Virgin Atlantic still fly from Gatwick - Tobago? I can't seem to book flights on their website!
Replies: 14
Views: 1893

Re: Do Virgin Atlantic still fly from Gatwick - Tobago? I can't seem to book flights on their website!

Winter 2019 :

VS98 10:40 TAB-UVF-LGW Mon Thu
So departs UK on Sun and Wed returns next day. BA departs Mondays.

BA2256 09:45 TAB-ANU-LGW Tue

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by skipness1E
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic London Heathrow Summer 2020 Programme
Replies: 4
Views: 1618

Re: Virgin Atlantic London Heathrow Summer 2020 Programme

Versus summer 2019 then that's two more daily rotations per day plus one more on Sat.
Delta was 10 daily last summer, what's the final Delta total for 2020S?

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by skipness1E
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Updating Their Livery
Replies: 124
Views: 26798

Re: American Airlines Updating Their Livery

The original livery is timeless. Not crazy about the current one. They could've refreshed their original livery instead of doing away with it. It’s very 1972 . It’s many things but timeless, not so much. It’s also the brand associated with 9-11. None of the US3 really have an iconic look at the mo,...

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by skipness1E
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 777 in Amarillo, TX
Replies: 55
Views: 13563

Re: KL 777 in Amarillo, TX

Hey someone got it! Don't feel bad for not getting it, I don't think I was clear enough about it being a reference Thanks, I'll look up the song and check it out. Meanwhile I'm wondering why KL is sending the planes to AMA for paint, I thought airlines only did this when they were trying to keep so...

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by skipness1E
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 43027

Re: Emirates CEO slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

No one has a crystal ball. Airbus dared to try. Went one way, industry moved another. Airbus survives and builds amazing aircraft. But the important thing is another willy-waving thread of people who have no actual skin in the game explaining why they were right. Get some more photos or a flight in ...

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by skipness1E
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe announce London Southend - Belfast City, Newcastle, Glasgow, Isle of Man, Jersey & Edinburgh for 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 1992

Re: Flybe announce London Southend - Belfast City, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Isle of Man, Jersey & Edinburgh for 2020

One of the issues that got flybe into trouble in the first place was the lack of focus and the use of the patented airliners.net Patented Magic8Ball of route planning.This feels like more of throwing....things at the wall. SEN has exactly nothing to do with any Virgin Connect(ing) on any of this, un...

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by skipness1E
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 106
Views: 21213

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

Yes I know, I booked on that very basis and now it's a ****ing A332. So best chance is to get to YYZ and book one out of there that week. Somehow !

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by skipness1E
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could LGW Have an "Enhanced" SOIA (Enabling Simultaneous Dual Runway Ops)?
Replies: 30
Views: 2244

Re: Could LGW Have an "Enhanced" SOIA (Enabling Simultaneous Dual Runway Ops)?

AirFrance and KLM aren’t moving to LGW.
Delta fought hard to leave.
Virgin have their smallest LGW operation in the 15 years I have been London based, LAS recently moved to LHR.
But yeah, a SkyTeam hub at LGW.

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by skipness1E
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could LGW Have an "Enhanced" SOIA (Enabling Simultaneous Dual Runway Ops)?
Replies: 30
Views: 2244

Re: Could LGW Have an "Enhanced" SOIA (Enabling Simultaneous Dual Runway Ops)?

And the ROI comes from where? Who is asking for this?Which airlines has asked for LGW to replace LHR? Their market cap didn't get so big by spending money with no business case. I am not "jumping to conclusions", I have following this all my adult life. You have yet to suggest a compelling...

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by skipness1E
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could LGW Have an "Enhanced" SOIA (Enabling Simultaneous Dual Runway Ops)?
Replies: 30
Views: 2244

Re: Could LGW Have an "Enhanced" SOIA (Enabling Simultaneous Dual Runway Ops)?

Sorry but 1) Have you ever been to either LHR or LGW? Ever? 2) What's the point in building a LHR sized airport when LHR remains open? You are fundamentally wrong on your market analysis. Any new owner has to raise charges to pay for significant investment and take on substantial levels of debt. HAL...

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by skipness1E
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could LGW Have an "Enhanced" SOIA (Enabling Simultaneous Dual Runway Ops)?
Replies: 30
Views: 2244

Re: Could LGW Have an "Enhanced" SOIA (Enabling Simultaneous Dual Runway Ops)?

You've literally never been to either Heathrow or Gatwick have you? Have you any idea on the Delta in size between a full LHR today and LGW? You would need to rebuild the totality of both North and South Terminals and still not approach today's levels of space needed at LHR. Given LGW's current port...

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by skipness1E
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could LGW Have an "Enhanced" SOIA (Enabling Simultaneous Dual Runway Ops)?
Replies: 30
Views: 2244

Re: Could LGW Have an "Enhanced" SOIA (Enabling Simultaneous Dual Runway Ops)?

Has anyone who thought this was a good idea ever operated regularly through Gatters? There was a review as to where to build ONE additional runway for the South East which chose LHR. If you want a second LGW runway then that re-sets and we go round the hamster wheel again. The whold business case f...

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by skipness1E
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could LGW Have an "Enhanced" SOIA (Enabling Simultaneous Dual Runway Ops)?
Replies: 30
Views: 2244

Re: Could LGW Have an "Enhanced" SOIA (Enabling Simultaneous Dual Runway Ops)?

London will not have "two equally competitve airports", again you fundamentally misunderstand the role of Gatwick. It has been and remains a short haul point to point airport whereas LHR has been a world hub for decades. No major long haul carrier ever chose LGW over LHR due to the vastly ...

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by skipness1E
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 106
Views: 21213

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

Where are they flying this winter? I was looking at GLA-YYZ but it's now an A332.

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by skipness1E
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could LGW Have an "Enhanced" SOIA (Enabling Simultaneous Dual Runway Ops)?
Replies: 30
Views: 2244

Re: Could LGW Have an "Enhanced" SOIA (Enabling Simultaneous Dual Runway Ops)?

Has anyone who thought this was a good idea ever operated regularly through Gatters? There was a review as to where to build ONE additional runway for the South East which chose LHR. If you want a second LGW runway then that re-sets and we go round the hamster wheel again. The whold business case fo...

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by skipness1E
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nothing landing at LHR at the moment?
Replies: 27
Views: 9360

Re: Nothing landing at LHR at the moment?

I've flew back to Heathrow from the Middle East by British Airways a few years ago. The flight paced it's self to get back for a 6am arrival but on landing after vacating the runway the engines where stopped and we where towed to a remote stand to keep the noise down. Apparently this is not unusual...

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by skipness1E
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nothing landing at LHR at the moment?
Replies: 27
Views: 9360

Re: Nothing landing at LHR at the moment?

What happened to “saving the planet “lift the curfew and operate round the clock to combat global warming ... Sorry but if you know nothing about LHR PLEASE STOP POSTING garbage. No one in the industry wants this, it’s inhumane to operate 24/7 across such a large part of London which is why night f...

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by skipness1E
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?
Replies: 141
Views: 16748

Re: What is the status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?

I don't get it: 1. UK wants to reduce CO2 emissions but lefts aircraft "hold" waiting for the airport to open at 6 am. 2. UK wants to increase capacity at Healthrow but won't allow flights from 11 pm to 6am 3. UK is stalling at building the 3rd LHR runway yet won't allow flights from 11 p...

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by skipness1E
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?
Replies: 141
Views: 16748

Re: What is the status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?

The expansion passed Parliament and is now proceeding through planning permission and the usual legal challenges. It's on course to happen until such time as a new government cancels it, which Boris has said he won't now do. It's only a part of the election campaign so much as John McDonnell has sai...

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by skipness1E
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nothing landing at LHR at the moment?
Replies: 27
Views: 9360

Re: Nothing landing at LHR at the moment?

Hog's Back is a new one.. The four stacks are four VORS, clockwise from the NW, Bovingdon (BNN), Lambourne (LAM), Biggin (BIG) and Ockham (OCK). Bovingdon is on the forner RAF airfield, Lambourne at North Weald, Biggin on Biggin Hill airfield and Ockham on what was Wilsey, the BAC test airfield for ...

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by skipness1E
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Capital Markets Day 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 8406

Re: IAG Capital Markets Day 2019

"Mitigating the impact of delivery delays" being a reason for selecting the 737-Crash in a situation where Airbus delivers late due to operational difficulties and Boeing doesn't deliver at all due to the product being too dangerous to fly passengers. Genuis :) and yes we know the lead tim...

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by skipness1E
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Capital Markets Day 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 8406

Re: IAG Capital Markets Day 2019

Last BA B747 to be retired in 2024? That's moved out surely?

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by skipness1E
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Ryanair's B737's grounded for cracks.
Replies: 3
Views: 1161

Re: Three Ryanair's B737's grounded for cracks.

Victorville?? Returning to FR or not?
Surely the Oirish can handle a few craics.

I’ll get me coat.....

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by skipness1E
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B767 built and then scrapped before flight
Replies: 9
Views: 18012

B767 built and then scrapped before flight

Hi, does anyone know the story of this one?
B767-2EZC 33840/923 was to be part of the USAF KC-45 program but was scrapped?

Any photos exist?
Strange to see a modern airliner never even fly!

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by skipness1E
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Fleet Discussion and News Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 6948

Re: Thai Airways A340-600

Hang on, they've been in the tropical rain in Thailand for years? The capital costs in putting them through a proper return to service would be huge!

BTW are the 3 x A345s still at DMK? Visible?

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by skipness1E
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scrapping of young A320-family aircraft
Replies: 27
Views: 5590

Re: Scrapping of young A320-family aircraft

easyJet scrapped some of their young B737-700s when they rolled over to the A319. There's a LOT of aircraft on the market, not enough buyers alas.

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by skipness1E
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO claims that Norwegian will go bankrupt
Replies: 62
Views: 13563

Re: Ryanair CEO claims that Norwegian will go bankrupt

Revenue is all well and good so long as debt is at a manageable level, and interests rates remain stable with low fuel costs. Given Norwegian are very heavily indebted, the next economic shock, which can’t be too far in the cycle now, will be a major challenge. Remember Thomas Cook were strangled by...

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by skipness1E
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future aircraft for LCY
Replies: 75
Views: 12571

Re: Future aircraft for LCY

A day of respite from the noise. The airport was built across the road from residential homes, in the mid 80s, on a promise of no jets, ever. Plus ca change

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by skipness1E
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future aircraft for LCY
Replies: 75
Views: 12571

Re: Future aircraft for LCY

Ah it wasn’t a problem when LCY was only ever going to see the likes of the world’s quietest airliner in the Dash 7 or a future replacement. No one really thought they’d be flying A320 family jets onto the King George V dock. The weekend closure is the next to go.

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by skipness1E
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willie Walsh intends to retire within 2yrs
Replies: 6
Views: 2389

Re: Willie Walsh intends to retire within 2yrs

He's done great things but like all god cost cutters went too far. Complimentary tea and coffee is IMHO the basics for being a network carrier, the M&S debacle has dragged on long enough

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by skipness1E
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport to close down Terminal 2 for expansion from Nov28
Replies: 8
Views: 2719

Re: Hong Kong airport to close down Terminal 2 for expansion from Nov28

Think the SkyDeck is also closing due to the works?

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by skipness1E
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future aircraft for LCY
Replies: 75
Views: 12571

Re: Future aircraft for LCY

Never fails to amaze me that so many netters who have never been to the KGV have strong opinions on LCY. As for being possible to extend the runway by 1000ft, the obstacle clearance rules would suggest we might need to demolish 1 Canada Sq and much of the rest of the Wharf. It’s possible in engineer...

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by skipness1E
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 118
Views: 34305

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

Any update on this? Has the final B737 for KLM been cancelled?

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by skipness1E
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA subs 772 to BWI today (Oct 28)
Replies: 25
Views: 5633

Re: BA subs 772 to BWI today (Oct 28)

Was a LGW based B772 across much of September as well, those B787 groundings continue to cause pain.

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by skipness1E
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Group - Split AOC Strategy
Replies: 43
Views: 6815

Re: Ryanair Group - Split AOC Strategy

Indeed how Malta Air was ever allowed when there's an actual Air Malta is beyond me, the cannibalisation of the older brand is inevitable. As been explained Malta Air is being set up in cooperation with the Malta Government with the not so subtle intention to eventually replace heavily loss making ...

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by skipness1E
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Group - Split AOC Strategy
Replies: 43
Views: 6815

Re: Ryanair Group - Split AOC Strategy

OK a lot of union hate from people who've never needed one :) But seriously, all well and good suggesting it's being done to force down wages, but there's going to be a clear hit in revenue as neither Buzz nor Malta Air are known in market. Indeed how Malta Air was ever allowed when there's an actua...

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