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Emerald Airways Grounded

Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 4:21 pm
by gkirk
I understand Emerald have been grounded as of last night.
Anyone know more details?

RE: Emerald Airways Grounded

Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 4:24 pm
by HS748
EuroManx service to LPL, usually operated by Emerald's ATP, is cancelled.

RE: Emerald Airways Grounded

Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 4:34 pm
by gkirk

RE: Emerald Airways Grounded

Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 11:26 pm
by HS748
Well it's not the first time Emerald has been in trouble over safety matters....

http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources/dft_avsafety_pdf_502698.pdf

RE: Emerald Airways Grounded

Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 12:08 am
by skidmarks
Wonder if they'll bounce back from this one? Still, gives me an opportunity to picture something differrent from the usual decrepit 748's!

On a serious side, does anyone know exactly why their AOC was suspended? If it's safety then I can't see them getting it back in a hurry, given the state of some of their aircraft.

Andy  old 

RE: Emerald Airways Grounded

Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 1:22 am
by jmc757
Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 4):
On a serious side, does anyone know exactly why their AOC was suspended? If it's safety then I can't see them getting it back in a hurry, given the state of some of their aircraft.

No-one really knows for sure. Read bits on other forums but it all seems like speculation. The Scotsman story says the CAA has branded them "unsafe to fly", but I imagine that is more journo speak for "AOC suspended" rather than an actual reflection of the reason.

RE: Emerald Airways Grounded

Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 6:09 am
by dhhornet
The latest...


Administrators appointed to Emerald Airways Limited

May 12 2006
Richard Fleming and Brian Green from KPMG Restructuring have been appointed Administrators to Emerald Airways Ltd and Emerald Airways Engineering Ltd.

Liverpool-based Emerald Airways Limited is an aviation group operating over 30 freight and passenger aircraft on scheduled and ad-hoc services throughout the UK and Europe. The firm, which employs approximately 200 employees, has an annual turnover of c£25 million.

Based at Blackpool Airport, Emerald Airways Engineering Ltd (EAEL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Emerald Airways and is primarily responsible for the maintenance, repair and refurbishment of passenger and freight aircraft.

On 4 May 2006, Emerald Airways Ltd had its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) provisionally suspended by the Civil Aviation Authority. As a result of its fleet being grounded, the firm has been unable to generate sufficient money to cover its outgoings and has consequently been placed into administration.

Richard Fleming, Joint Administrator at KPMG Restructuring, said: "At present, we are evaluating the options for the business with a view to selling it as a going concern. However, in order to achieve a sale, it is imperative that the AOC suspension is lifted, so we will be working with the Civil Aviation Authority over the coming days to achieve this."

He added, "We would urge any parties who are interested in acquiring the business to contact us as soon as possible."

RE: Emerald Airways Grounded

Posted: Sat May 13, 2006 7:33 am
by bigsmile
I must admit I am not surprised by this. I have worked on their 748's and they are in a shocking state.