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by JannEejit
Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus retires the very first A320
Replies: 25
Views: 10387

Re: Airbus retires the very first A320

Are there any major differences between an A320 from the late 80's to one that's just rolled off the production line except for the new raked winglets? The evolution of the A320 in terms of 'wing tip' technology is that it went from none to wing fences to winglets (Sharklets), it's never had "...

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by JannEejit
Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus retires the very first A320
Replies: 25
Views: 10387

Re: Airbus retires the very first A320

Nice bit of history there and would be great to see her re-sprayed into original Airbus house livery for museum display. I was just 16 when that first flight took place, and feeling like a museum piece now myself... ;-)

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by JannEejit
Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BH Air A330 at GLA??
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: BH Air A330 at GLA??

Same here, not sure of numbers but the flight keeps coming back year after year so must be doing well enough.

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by JannEejit
Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BH Air A330 at GLA??
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: BH Air A330 at GLA??

It's been at GLA a few times now, subbing for the normal A320. I still miss the Tu-154 to be honest... ;-)

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by JannEejit
Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: 747 production may end
Replies: 84
Views: 19735

Re: Boeing: 747 production may end

The real reason is of course that it would be politically impossible for the US to select the A380 for the president, no matter how much more suitable it would be for the task. And of course, looking at the current situation it may also prove physically impossible to select the 747 as it will soon ...

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by JannEejit
Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: 747 production may end
Replies: 84
Views: 19735

Re: Boeing: 747 production may end

I may be remembering this wrong but wasn't there some suggestion several years ago when the Presidential fleet was first mooted for renewal that Airbus and the A380 may well have been a contender? And didn't Airbus withdraw partly or mainly because of the US Senate devised fiasco that saw a tanker p...

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by JannEejit
Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Flight Crew Arrested - Alcohol Impairment
Replies: 41
Views: 12466

Re: Air Transat Flight Crew Arrested - Alcohol Impairment

Both pilots bailed upon surrender of passports... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-g ... t-36895584 Thank you for the update, JannEejit. I suppose the pilots aren't Scottish, so I presume this means that they're stuck in a place far away from home...yes? Imran Zafar Syed, 37, of Toronto, Canad...

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by JannEejit
Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Flight Crew Arrested - Alcohol Impairment
Replies: 41
Views: 12466

Re: Air Transat Flight Crew Arrested - Alcohol Impairment

The 2nd court appearance at Paisley Sherriff Court is due to begin around 2pm BST today. In around 45 minutes time, as I write.

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by JannEejit
Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Flight Crew Arrested - Alcohol Impairment
Replies: 41
Views: 12466

Re: Air Transat Flight Crew Arrested - Alcohol Impairment

b747400erf wrote:
Have their alcohol levels been published?


Not anywhere I'm aware of. No doubt further information will come out this week after the second court appearance and verdict.

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by JannEejit
Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Flight Crew Arrested - Alcohol Impairment
Replies: 41
Views: 12466

Re: Air Transat Flight Crew Arrested - Alcohol Impairment

One late observation on this event. This BBC News article from 19 July shows a letter handed to all passengers from Air Transat offering CAD$200 in travel credit "as a gesture of goodwill." http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/1C38/production/_90442270_air_letter.jpg Under EU Air Pa...

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by JannEejit
Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airplane model collecting
Replies: 13
Views: 4330

Re: Airplane model collecting

I used to build plastic kits as a kid, but got into collecting 1:400 scale diecast airliners about 2003. I now have hundreds of them, mainly around the British & Irish classics theme but plenty other stuff from around the world too. Also some 1:200 and 1:72 military in a much smaller collection....

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by JannEejit
Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Netherlands Aircraft Company Fokker 130
Replies: 39
Views: 11930

Re: Netherlands Aircraft Company Fokker 130

From that spec sheet, what does this mean exactly ? "Has less wetted area by a five-abreast seating arrangement, resulting in lower drag"... Wetted area is a term from fluid dynamics. Basically it refers to the area of an object that's submersed or exposed to a fluid. So basically five se...

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by JannEejit
Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Netherlands Aircraft Company Fokker 130
Replies: 39
Views: 11930

Re: Netherlands Aircraft Company Fokker 130

From that spec sheet, what does this mean exactly ? "Has less wetted area by a five-abreast seating arrangement, resulting in lower drag"...

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by JannEejit
Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC moving towards all Boeing Fleet?
Replies: 45
Views: 10554

Re: AC moving towards all Boeing Fleet?

I can see the A321 Neo fulfilling a 767 replacement role within the 'Rouge' set up, based squarely on the notion that if Air Canada and therefore Rouge already had 757's they'd be using them on certain regional transatlantic missions instead of 767's which have already assumed a kind of 'hand me do...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scotland Aviation - News 2016
Replies: 46
Views: 6575

Re: Scotland Aviation - News 2016

Hi Really enjoyed reading the thread and learning about Scottish Aviation considering I have just moved to here, hope it can pick up soon! :) However I noticed on various social media platforms of a UA 767 making an emergency landing at EDI, then the next day the same plane returned to EDI with ano...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC moving towards all Boeing Fleet?
Replies: 45
Views: 10554

Re: AC moving towards all Boeing Fleet?

I can see the A321 Neo fulfilling a 767 replacement role within the 'Rouge' set up, based squarely on the notion that if Air Canada and therefore Rouge already had 757's they'd be using them on certain regional transatlantic missions instead of 767's which have already assumed a kind of 'hand me dow...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small nation - big airline
Replies: 78
Views: 13346

Re: Small nation - big airline

I often look at the comparative mean populations of Scotland (5.2 million) v Ireland (4.6 million) and then compare the operations of Loganair versus Aer Lingus. Aer Lingus Regional quite possibly do more flights daily in Scotland than Loganair, not to mention their international network too. The po...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Flight Crew Arrested - Alcohol Impairment
Replies: 41
Views: 12466

Re: Air Transat Flight Crew Arrested - Alcohol Impairment

Further anecdotal evidence coming to light locally, suggesting they have been refused bail and also charged with abusive and threatening behaviour. They will re-appear at Paisley Sheriff Court next week...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Flight Crew Arrested - Alcohol Impairment
Replies: 41
Views: 12466

Re: Air Transat Flight Crew Arrested - Alcohol Impairment

the headline in The Sun (classy Uk newspaper) was "drunk pilots arrested on US bound flight" - then clicking on the article lead to this This was The Scottish Sun front page and article yesterday... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/whisky110/temporary_69.jpg http://img.photobucket.c...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Flight Crew Arrested - Alcohol Impairment
Replies: 41
Views: 12466

Re: Air Transat Flight Crew Arrested - Alcohol Impairment

were they really 'intoxicated'? i know some blokes that could do a crosswind landing at the old hong kong blowing a .2 no problem. Some peoe have the right stuff. Flying is stressful. The local BBC Scotland TV news last night stated that they were reported by the cabin crew and that they had been &...

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by JannEejit
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's 757-200 Transatlantic Routes?
Replies: 33
Views: 10646

Re: American's 757-200 Transatlantic Routes?

Havent seen any recent stats but wonder how PHL-GLA will cope with all the EDI competition abd the DL JFK starting next year The effect next year of Delta to JFK may have more of an effect on United's daily GLA to EWR service, that remains, to be seen. As a GLA local I do know that the AA/US servic...

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by JannEejit
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Flight Crew Arrested - Alcohol Impairment
Replies: 41
Views: 12466

Re: Air Transat Flight Crew Arrested - Alcohol Impairment

From the UK Railways & Transport Safety Act 2003... The pilots were arrested under section 93 of the Act. It focuses on the limit of any alcohol consumption and says it is an offence to perform or prepare to perform certain aviation-related functions with more than a prescribed level of alcohol ...

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by JannEejit
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: MOM Market Already Taken By A321neo
Replies: 189
Views: 23849

Re: Leahy: MOM Market Already Taken By A321neo

ACATROYAL wrote:
You know after reading everyone's posts and articles on this subject it seems to me that this ideal MOM plane looks a lot like the old 767-200 or A310 but just heavily modernized, just my opinion of course...


A310-NEO or 762-MAX then ? :D

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by JannEejit
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Flight Crew Arrested - Alcohol Impairment
Replies: 41
Views: 12466

Re: Air Transat Flight Crew Arrested - Alcohol Impairment

http://www.milngavieherald.co.uk/news/t ... -1-4180666
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Further info here: I suspect more accurate as this service is more likely an A310 than A330 although both types do appear.

http://www.milngavieherald.co.uk/news/t ... -1-4180666

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by JannEejit
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Flight Crew Arrested - Alcohol Impairment
Replies: 41
Views: 12466

Re: Air Transat Flight Crew Arrested - Alcohol Impairment

This is on my patch, in fact I'll be driving past the Paisley Sherrif Court building and GLA in the next half hour. I wonder if this flight left yesterday after all. I didn't see the aircraft parked up as I drove by the airport yesterday.

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by JannEejit
Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tupolevs & Ilyushins! Budapest Aeropark
Replies: 8
Views: 1326

Re: Tupolevs & Ilyushins! Budapest Aeropark

Went there briefly in 2009 whilst on a job in Budapest, great site !

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by JannEejit
Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow to Gatwick - Airside tunnel
Replies: 23
Views: 4327

Re: Heathrow to Gatwick - Airside tunnel

I'd say 'Boris-Island' has a better chance of coming to fruition than a linking tunnel. You may as well resurrect British Caledonian Helicopters, S-61 interlink service from the 1980's...

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by JannEejit
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: MOM Market Already Taken By A321neo
Replies: 189
Views: 23849

Re: Leahy: MOM Market Already Taken By A321neo

Yawn, another post by guys saying Airbus is king, Boeing can't make any movement as WAIT FOR IT, Airbus has a plane for that market. Somehow, someway Boeing has been selling more airplanes to customers and seeing their birds fly away than Airbus has over the past 4-5 years. Desperate times for Airb...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-10MAX Decision Seen By End Of Year
Replies: 174
Views: 29047

Re: Boeing 737-10MAX Decision Seen By End Of Year

Do they have the blueprints for the original 707/720 4 wheel gear in their archive? The -Max 10 sounds more like a twin engine B720 every day That's exactly what I was thinking, funnily enough I was comparing types using my model collection and found the current Boeing 739 and Boeing 720 to be of e...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-10MAX Decision Seen By End Of Year
Replies: 174
Views: 29047

Re: Boeing 737-10MAX Decision Seen By End Of Year

So should Boeing have considered the 757 as their 'A321' and also produced smaller family versions, with re-engined and re-winged variants to effectively create a replacement 737 family based on wider turbofans, longer legs and matching the success of the A320 family of narrowbodies ? Why did they d...

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by JannEejit
Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-10MAX Decision Seen By End Of Year
Replies: 174
Views: 29047

Re: Boeing 737-10MAX Decision Seen By End Of Year

Do they have the blueprints for the original 707/720 4 wheel gear in their archive? The -Max 10 sounds more like a twin engine B720 every day That's exactly what I was thinking, funnily enough I was comparing types using my model collection and found the current Boeing 739 and Boeing 720 to be of e...

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by JannEejit
Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: OMG thank you admins
Replies: 74
Views: 6601

Re: OMG thank you admins

ZeeZoo wrote:
JannEejit wrote:
Good to see the old 'livery' back, is it possible to stay logged in yet though ?

Isn't that more to do with your cookie setting rather than this site?

Well it ought to be but the appropriate cookie clearance makes no difference to logged in status retention.

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by JannEejit
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: OMG thank you admins
Replies: 74
Views: 6601

Re: OMG thank you admins

Good to see the old 'livery' back, is it possible to stay logged in yet though ?

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by JannEejit
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2016 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 193
Views: 73487

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2016 - Airbus Orders

I may never have been a high school maths genius, but I'm pretty sure as a 49% shareholder versus Branson's 51% holding, plus UK/EU foreign ownership regulations, that Delta are not "calling the shots" at Virgin Atlantic. Highly influential in business decision making,  no doubt about tha...

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by JannEejit
Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2016 - Boeing Orders
Replies: 164
Views: 72579

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2016 - Boeing Orders

A Boeing military deal with 'commercial' interests. Not sure what exactly the follow up support deal means, but following on from Airtanker operating the RAF's refuelling fleet and the handing over of search & rescue to a commercial operator (Bristow). Perhaps the RAF is on course to become the ...

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by JannEejit
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2016 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 193
Views: 73487

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2016 - Airbus Orders

Wheeling out Branson every time also seems pointless. DL call the shots now. I may never have been a high school maths genius, but I'm pretty sure as a 49% shareholder versus Branson's 51% holding, plus UK/EU foreign ownership regulations, that Delta are not "calling the shots" at Virgin ...

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by JannEejit
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic A350-1000: Order Still Planned?
Replies: 132
Views: 31084

Re: Virgin Atlantic A350-1000: Order Still Planned?

So is the A380 deal formally dead now ? I mean will they ever go official on that ?

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by JannEejit
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet flights to London prompting a wave of complaints and compensation
Replies: 41
Views: 10318

Re: WestJet flights to London prompting a wave of complaints and compensation

Sounds awfully similar to the problems Scottish based Fly Globespan had when they ventured forth from a successful 737 based European sunshine holiday/leisure destination market, into a flawed transatlantic service using extremely old and unreliable 757/767 fleet leased from various places, includin...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates painters work more than 11 hours a day, everyday ?
Replies: 22
Views: 6769

Re: Emirates painters work more than 11 hours a day, everyday ?

Well I can certainly be rota'd onto a 12 hour shift daily if required, in my line of business, sometimes longer but only over 12 by mutual agreement. Whether or not these Emirates workers were doing a straight 11+ hour shift themselves or if it was split between different crews, is the question here...

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by JannEejit
Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's 757 Trans-Atlantic Routes
Replies: 14
Views: 8181

Re: Delta's 757 Trans-Atlantic Routes

And they also recently announced JFK-GLA as a new 757 trans-atlantic route beginning in 2017.

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by JannEejit
Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/16: Let's go fly a kite ...
Replies: 205
Views: 27532

Re: Irish 9/16: Let's go fly a kite ...

Hi guys, first contribution to the Irish threads so go easy on me... ;) Just wondering, I noticed Aer Lingus A332, EI-EWR approaching DUB from BOS on FR24 yesterday and was somewhat surprised as I thought she left the fleet years ago ? I flew on 'EWR' from LAX to DUB back in 2002 (outbound on then v...

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by JannEejit
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is/Are MH's B747-400(s) still in service? They activated 1-2 for the KUL-LHR-KUL run right?
Replies: 14
Views: 4200

Re: Is/Are MH's B747-400(s) still in service? They activated 1-2 for the KUL-LHR-KUL run right?

So let me get this straight... Malaysia has a fleet of A380's that are 'allegedly' too much plane for it's needs... Malaysia puts said fleet up for sale, nobody buys... Malaysia takes A380 fleet sale off market... Malaysia suddenly has a need for extra fleet as A380 fleet is now busy but is going to...

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by JannEejit
Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Expansion Decision Delayed Once Again
Replies: 11
Views: 1693

Re: Heathrow Expansion Decision Delayed Once Again

Some might say this is exactly the opportunity for an outgoing prime minister to take the decision one way or another. Others might say it's simply another case of 'passing the buck'. One thing's for sure, given BoJo's anti expansion stance throughout, it'll be a cold day in hell when the 3rd runway...

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by JannEejit
Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic A350-1000: Order Still Planned?
Replies: 132
Views: 31084

Re: Virgin Atlantic A350-1000: Order Still Planned?

Is this order now dead because of Brexit? "Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin group, has said that his company has lost about a third of its value because of the plunging stock market caused by the Brexit vote on Friday. Virgin has pulled out of a "very big deal" that would have ...

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by JannEejit
Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After Brexit, can EU-blacklisted airlines fly to UK?
Replies: 5
Views: 1213

Re: After Brexit, can EU-blacklisted airlines fly to UK?

All will be revealed when the next prime minster appoints his minister for aviation who in turn will be by then quoting from the yet to be written 'What the F do we do next' charter policy, chapter 12, section 14, clause 36... :D

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by JannEejit
Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit, England Outside the ECAA and Scottish Independence - effect on Scotland?
Replies: 18
Views: 2774

Re: Brexit, England Outside the ECAA and Scottish Independence - effect on Scotland?

The thing is though, a Scottish indie referendum based upon independence from a non EU institution is not the same as the 2014 referendum on leaving an already in the EU instituition. Looking at this from a commercial aviation point of view, you could indeed see the likes of EasyJet move their UK op...

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by JannEejit
Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus B767-200ER (Picture)
Replies: 16
Views: 7411

Re: Aer Lingus B767-200ER (Picture)

What's the deal here, short term wet lease until new A330's or A350's arrive ? Is it just one aircraft or more ?

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by JannEejit
Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Start JFK-GLA Summer 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 13283

Re: Delta To Start JFK-GLA Summer 2017

Well the question is how come UA (and CO) was at GLA for so many years before DL decided to jump in. Most of the big US players had quit by the time Continental came to Glasgow, late 90's. IIRC there was only seasonal American Airlines to ORD and Air Canada to YYZ, both operating 767's in the main....

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by JannEejit
Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Start JFK-GLA Summer 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 13283

Re: RE: Delta To Start JFK-GLA Summer 2017

Quoting by738 (Reply 28):BOS -GLA on NW was not pre open skies. Pretty sure the service went to PIK until the mid-80s. There was a BOS-GLA seasonal nonstop and a BOS-SNN-GLA route as well. It was all gone by the mid '90s when the BOS gateway was dismantled. But it all pre-dated US-EU open skies, wh...

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