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FCAFLYBOY
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Argentina and Uruguay power outage - impact on aviation

Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:44 am

This has just come up on Sky News, up to 48M affected apparently, across the two countries.

Is this affecting arrivals/departures? Perhaps the larger international airports have backup.

https://news.sky.com/story/argentina-an ... e-11742818
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Re: Argentina and Uruguay power outage - impact?

Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:36 pm

AEP and EZE are operating as normal thanks to generators.
 
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Re: Argentina and Uruguay power outage - impact?

Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:51 pm

marcoantona wrote:
AEP and EZE are operating as normal thanks to generators.


That’s good news. I wonder how long they run for? It sounds as though all of Argentina lost all power. Quite an unusual situation really, how long to fix it will be interesting.
 
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Re: Argentina and Uruguay power outage - impact?

Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:56 pm

All of Argentina and Uruguay, parts of Paraguay and Brazil without power.

How the heck did that happen?

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/16/worl ... uguay.html
 
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Re: Argentina and Uruguay power outage - impact?

Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:03 pm

WOW this is definitely suspicious! I'm glad the airports have generators.
 
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Re: Argentina and Uruguay power outage - impact?

Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:41 pm

So it looks like every other airport is grounded? I’m not seeing any operations out of them on planefinder/flightradar24.
 
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Re: Argentina and Uruguay power outage - impact on aviation

Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:44 pm

Please focus on impact on aviation only, for everything else please see here:

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Re: Argentina and Uruguay power outage - impact on aviation

Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:15 pm

It looks like there are certainly operations, but hard to get any accurate info on ops stn EZE. FR24 does show movements in and out, but as said above, it’s unlikely to be fixed quickly. How long before it begins to affect ops is the question.
 
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Re: Argentina and Uruguay power outage - impact on aviation

Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:17 pm

The only arriving flight into EZE this AM that is showing a significant IROP is UA979 from EWR, running 12 hours late, new ETA is 9:12 PM (was scheduled to arrive at 9:50 AM) due to crew scheduling issues.
 
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Re: Argentina and Uruguay power outage - impact on aviation

Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:24 pm

FCAFLYBOY wrote:
It looks like there are certainly operations, but hard to get any accurate info on ops stn EZE. FR24 does show movements in and out, but as said above, it’s unlikely to be fixed quickly. How long before it begins to affect ops is the question.


You can check real time arrival and departures at most of Argentina's airports here: http://www.aa2000.com.ar
 
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Re: Argentina and Uruguay power outage - impact on aviation

Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:34 pm

Norwegian is running with some cancellations and delays today. not related to the power outage. One of its 737s, LV-ITK, suffered a bird strike at COR yesterday. The plane will be ferried today to AEP and should be back in service by end of the day.

Picture of dent to wing:
https://twitter.com/GastonSena29/status ... 2440780800
 
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Re: Argentina and Uruguay power outage - impact on aviation

Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:43 pm

FR24 relies on power as well so...
 
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Re: Argentina and Uruguay power outage - impact?

Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:30 pm

FCAFLYBOY wrote:
marcoantona wrote:
AEP and EZE are operating as normal thanks to generators.


That’s good news. I wonder how long they run for? It sounds as though all of Argentina lost all power. Quite an unusual situation really, how long to fix it will be interesting.


the generators are diesel, so they´ll run until running out of fuel.
 
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Re: Argentina and Uruguay power outage - impact on aviation

Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:36 am

Power is back in almost the whole country by now.

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