vfw614 wrote:I am surprised that Airbus was happy with rather cramped 50seaters as the Conti Flug aircraft had more capacity at a very relaxed seat pitch (apparently 79 seats in a BAe 146-200). Would have expected that Cityline offered one of their then new Avro RJ85s for the contract.
masi1157 wrote:Was it TAT? I used it a few times, but I don't remember.
N14AZ wrote:Just kidding… thank you for your insights. Didn’t even know that these shuttle flights started that early…
masi1157 wrote:N14AZ wrote:Just kidding… thank you for your insights. Didn’t even know that these shuttle flights started that early…
Business trips to Toulouse were relaxed at that time. For a 1/2 day meeting or a full day of testing in TLS (only possible on Tuesday or Thursday) we left XFW the day before after lunch, arrived in Toulouse just in time to say hello in the office and then go for a french dinner and a few Pastis. Next day was the meeting 9:30-12:00, then 2h lunch (incl. lots of red wine), perhaps another hour of meeting. Hardly anybody in TLS spoke english. Well, the younger ones did, but "international" meetings were run by senior managers, who needed the younger ones to translate.Then another french dinner, another hotel night in Toulouse and a relaxed departure after breakfast.
Noshow wrote:Is the Beluga XL somehow involved in the corporate shuttle services as well?
Noshow wrote:So could everybody admitted to the shuttle (say except family) pick a Beluga-XL-seat until five are gone? They fly to different destinations on a schedule. It sure would be nice but on the other hand there is no infrastructure to handle company passengers. It's just from assembly hall to assembly hall, pure logistics functionality. Could a Dreamlifter take corporate passengers for comparison?
masi1157 wrote:I know people also travelled on Super Guppies and later Belugas.
nicolas56 wrote:A contract was signed between TAT and Airbus to operate the shuttle service in 1988 with a Fokker F-28.
vfw614 wrote:Does anybody know if Airbus rules out the use of Boeing aircraft on the shuttle when they put out the contract to tender?
vfw614 wrote:And then there were flights from Bremen to Toulouse or between Bremen, Hamburg and Filton (mostly operated by OLT, but also bmi regional and Sun Air, IIRC - although BRE-TLS was not, if I am not mistaken, strictly a corporate shuttle but open to the public).
N14AZ wrote:and nowadays everything has to be done in a three-hours-Zoom*)-session …
*) enter whatever software you prefer…
vfw614 wrote:Just browsed an old mag from 1984 where I found a news item that WDL was operating a weekly flight from "Hamburg" (not mentioned if HAM or XFW) and BRE to TLS on behalf of MBB with a Fokker 27.
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