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by sandyb123
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flight in trouble? G-VIIH
Replies: 36
Views: 9080

Re: BA flight in trouble? G-VIIH

Seems to have gone off the grid. Hope all has ended well for them.

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by sandyb123
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flight in trouble? G-VIIH
Replies: 36
Views: 9080

Re: BA flight in trouble? G-VIIH

Looks like she's headed back to LHR now. If it is a gear extended problem then should we expect a tower flyover for visual inspection?

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by sandyb123
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two South Africa bound flights from LHR diverted
Replies: 20
Views: 7073

Re: Two South Africa bound flights from LHR diverted

Interesting analysis but one flight was going to Jo'burg and the other Cape Town so I would suggest the probability calculations need to be adapted to take into account perhaps all the flights to SA from LHR, or maybe all flights to SA from the UK or chose any route analysis you like until you get ...

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by sandyb123
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unruly pax has to pay $98,000 to Hawaiian Air
Replies: 26
Views: 5841

Re: Unruly pax has to pay $98,000 to Hawaiian Air

This is an interesting precedent. The people should take note.

Slight side note, but do you guys have insurance policies for your personal conduct or is this a professional thing?

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by sandyb123
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TXL Current Holding and Diversions
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

Re: TXL Current Holding and Diversions

No take-offs and landings at Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL) due to disarming of a WWII bomb - some (read all) flights are diverting

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by sandyb123
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Pax Claims They Were Forced To Sit In Urine
Replies: 25
Views: 4426

Re: BA Pax Claims They Were Forced To Sit In Urine

It's definitely the seat fabric from the W seats on the 747-400 which is the aircraft type currently doing LHR-CPT. What I find worse than the pee on the seat is the stewardesses response to it. But that is what we have sadly come to expect from our 'flag carrier' these days.

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by sandyb123
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 60
Views: 4541

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

The days of Emirates and expanding to all points may be behind them. The Scottish market is limited for long haul, even for the ME3. Qatar and Etihad are struggling to find room for both and Emirates would undoubtedly be cannibalising GLA if they launched EDI. Mind you I said that about Continental...

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by sandyb123
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 60
Views: 4541

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

Moving away from the shopping Centre speculation, does anybody else note the 777-300ER in the render. Unless this is a mistake by the graphic illustrator, I'm going to say that as soon as this is open we should expect an announcement from EK ;-)

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by sandyb123
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH
Replies: 52
Views: 6019

Re: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH

Used to fly on the BA RJ100's a lot back in the early 2000's on the 'financial services express' EDI-LCY out of Edinburgh (from memory) at 07.20. They were definitely unique aircraft although in the BA 3-3 config they were definitely cramped! I think there are a few private ones flying about, the qu...

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by sandyb123
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair - new livery
Replies: 31
Views: 5009

Re: Loganair - new livery

JannEejit wrote:
sandyb123 wrote:
Yawn. 1982 called and asked for its livery (and uniform) back. Sandyb123



Did you miss out on the gig Sandy ? :rotfl:


lol I'm not sure what this means? I'm not a designer if that's what you're getting at? :bigthumbsup:

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by sandyb123
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flights covered by Qatar schedule
Replies: 30
Views: 6676

Re: BA flights covered by Qatar schedule

Must be a nice upgrade for Club Europe passengers to get the QR business cabin instead of the woefully embarrassing convertible seats BA inflicts on their premium passengers.

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by sandyb123
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair - new livery
Replies: 31
Views: 5009

Re: Loganair - new livery

Yawn. 1982 called and asked for its livery (and uniform) back. Sandyb123

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by sandyb123
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport design, why are departures normally on top of arrivals?
Replies: 18
Views: 4648

Re: Airport design, why are departures normally on top of arrivals?

Checked baggage is handled at ground level (i.e. that's where it comes out of the plane). Therefore it makes sense to have baggage claim on the same level to save the not inconsiderable energy it would require to move baggage up a floor (and then inconvenience people having to take it down again). ...

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by sandyb123
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 20140

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

I saw a trip report on Youtube of the EDI-PVD flight and it is seriously weight limited to the extend that a lot of the pax have their own row of seats both sides of the isle. That might change with the MAX but that must be hurting bottom line. The 738 really is being stretched on these missions. Sa...

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by sandyb123
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways B737-800 ground collision at JKIA
Replies: 11
Views: 4268

Re: Kenya Airways B737-800 ground collision at JKIA

KQ also confirming damage to the engine on Twitter. I wouldn't be surprised if there is damage to the inside leading edge of that wing given the position and force of the tug as it ripped the fuselage. The aircraft is 8 years old so will be interesting to see what happens as that looks to the layman...

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by sandyb123
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site
Replies: 163
Views: 15245

Re: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site

I basically can not use A.net on my phone now. Have totally given up. Everytime I try to access this site on anything other than a desktop it blocks my access and redirects me to the sweepstake page. As over 50% of internet traffic is now on mobile this must be having some effect on traffic to A.net...

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by sandyb123
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site
Replies: 163
Views: 15245

Re: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site

This just happened to me this morning too. I hope to goodness we're not to bad old a.net

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by sandyb123
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Walls moving in turbulence
Replies: 54
Views: 15151

Re: 787 Walls moving in turbulence

Slightly off topic but relevant, I remember taking off from SIN on a 773ER and looking down the corridor from the front and you could see the entire aircraft flexing as it accelerated and took off. I was slightly shocked at the time but put it down to normal flex. On another flight I went for a walk...

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by sandyb123
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Emergency Landing at TLH
Replies: 30
Views: 5007

Re: United Emergency Landing at TLH

This actually just made me laugh out loud in my office!

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by sandyb123
Wed May 31, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to announce new First Class product: November 17
Replies: 4
Views: 2056

Re: EK to announce new First Class product: November 17

Australian Business Traveller highlights the seating plan loaded into the GDS suggests that (at least) the centre-cabin suites might be bigger to accommodate a 'class above First' with miss-aligned doors suggesting two distinct spaces in the new suites. Perhaps a separate bed and seat. https://www.a...

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by sandyb123
Tue May 30, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Did new A.net owners lower minimum age to join?
Replies: 38
Views: 7125

Re: Did new A.net owners lower minimum age to join?

You can blame Demand Media (now Leaf Group) for the shambolic management of the site migration and loss of features. Not that they'd listen.

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by sandyb123
Tue May 30, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to announce new First Class product: November 17
Replies: 4
Views: 2056

EK to announce new First Class product: November 17

Over on EKs Facebook and website they have announced the long awaited new F product will debut in November 2017. https://www.facebook.com/Emirates/posts/1198009420308805:0 https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/emirates-new-first-class-product-to-be-unveiled-in-november The product will launch on the...

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by sandyb123
Thu May 18, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe Landing Gear Collapse at Schiphol
Replies: 34
Views: 12968

Re: Flybe Landing Gear Collapse at Schiphol

G-JECP is still not flying since the crash in AMS, according to the internet. Is she undergoing repairs or are we expecting a write off?

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by sandyb123
Thu May 11, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Etihad Upgrade EDI to 787?
Replies: 15
Views: 2288

Re: When will Etihad Upgrade EDI to 787?

Sorry what's the issue with the A330? You say it doesn't seem to be a great fit? I think it's perfect IMHO. Because EDI carries a lot of premium traffic and the A330's have 22 J seats vs the 2-class 787 which has 25. Small change but = extra revenue. Or maybe they could fly the three class as EK se...

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by sandyb123
Wed May 10, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Etihad Upgrade EDI to 787?
Replies: 15
Views: 2288

When will Etihad Upgrade EDI to 787?

Hello, EY seminally enjoy successful service to Edinburgh for almost 2 years now, coupled with premium heavy traffic on the route (with the small J cabin on the EY A330) and rumours that the A330 will leave the fleet at some point in the not to distant future would add up to hopefully an upgrade to ...

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by sandyb123
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair / Flybe Cargo
Replies: 35
Views: 4886

Re: Loganair / Flybe Cargo

Really not a fan of this livery :-/

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by sandyb123
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: London Must Do?
Replies: 27
Views: 1682

Re: London Must Do?

I'd use a website like Experee.com or Getyourguide.com to book stuff and they often offer fast track to avoid waiting.

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by sandyb123
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Trolls United CEO Oscar Munoz
Replies: 34
Views: 8845

Emirates Trolls United CEO Oscar Munoz

https://www.facebook.com/Emirates/video ... 045500343/

Love it!

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Emirates have published a tongue in cheek post to Facebook calling out United CEO Oscar Munoz for his comments about the ME3.

https://www.facebook.com/Emirates/video ... 045500343/

Love it!

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by sandyb123
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 118718

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

https://www.facebook.com/events/1895621 ... discussion
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Rally (read protest) and press conference at Chicago O'Hare at 6pm local (1 hour from now).

https://www.facebook.com/events/1895621 ... discussion

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by sandyb123
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 118718

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/uniteds-stock-is-set-to-fall-5-and-wipe-1-billion-off-the-airlines-market-cap-2017-04-11 So the stockmarket does not like bad news. United Continental Holdings Inc stock fell sharply, recovered a bit and closed 1.1% down today, wiping $225m off the airline's value. I...

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by sandyb123
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Milestone: LCY-JFK Nonstop
Replies: 54
Views: 9914

Re: CSeries Milestone: LCY-JFK Nonstop

the article doesn't say, but did the test flight LCY-JFK carry any kind of meaningful load? The (obvious) thought here is that if the C-Series can hop the pond with a business class only configuration, then this seems to be a major win over the current 1-stop A318 ops at BA.

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by sandyb123
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 109
Views: 20554

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

A friend on mine just flew his family on BA F on the LHR-JNB and said it was terrible. Knackered 747, service was lacking, lost bags and the IFE was on the blink. When you are paying top dollar (whatever class) on an airline that claims to be premium you expect it to be better! Frankly on domestic f...

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by sandyb123
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 38749

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

I would be very interested to know the security risk they believe is present here. If they are still allowing mobiles in the cabin, then the communication with an external / other entity is still there. What is stopping an iPad or laptop protecting? It is not possible AFAIK to interfere with the air...

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by sandyb123
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Being For EAS But Against Subsidized Gulf Carriers Really Hypocritical?
Replies: 19
Views: 2032

Re: Is Being For EAS But Against Subsidized Gulf Carriers Really Hypocritical?

And... drum roll please; the ME3 aren't subsidized by the government.

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by sandyb123
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman's headphones burn on flight!
Replies: 4
Views: 1326

Re: Woman's headphones burn on flight!

The article doesn't state who the headphone manufacturer is?

I'd be more worried that the crew wanted to put a sparking electronical device in water. Either the article is wrong or this has been lost in translation.

Either way, hope she is better soon.

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by sandyb123
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBe expands LCY-AMS to daily
Replies: 8
Views: 1570

Re: FlyBe expands LCY-AMS to daily

This is great until the DH8 bit. Won't matter to most, but I do prefer the E jets any day of the week.

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by sandyb123
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Airports Strike - Hits ITB
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Re: Berlin Airports Strike - Hits ITB

So I ended up taking the train home! It sounds crazy but there were literarily no flights from anywhere in northern Germany. BA offered me a flight home yesterday (so 3 days later) and thank goodness I didn't take them up on the offer as the replacement flight was.... cancelled! One of my colleagues...

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by sandyb123
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CityWing (Van Air Europe) Asked to Stop Flying By CAA !?
Replies: 13
Views: 3546

Re: CityWing (Van Air Europe) Asked to Stop Flying By CAA !?

Today Citywing have gone into liquidation. Sad news but not entirely unexpected. ... 10 March 2017 Citywing statement As a result of Van Air losing their route licenses on Friday 24th February 2017, the company has found it difficult to source suitable viable aircraft to fulfil our contracts. The co...

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by sandyb123
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Airports Strike - Hits ITB
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Berlin Airports Strike - Hits ITB

I am at ITB in Berlin and today it was announced that both Berlin airports are striking from tomorrow for 24 hours. This has caused travel chaos across the city and event, which is the worlds leading & biggest travel show. I and thousands other at the event are now not able to travel home at the...

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by sandyb123
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now
Replies: 189
Views: 45492

Re: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now

What I don't understand with this whole thing is this. If EK is fed money by the government why would they need to park planes? They could fly them empty and not have to worry. I think everyone just likes to point and say "SEE! SEE! It isn't possible an airline centered in a geographically per...

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by sandyb123
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CityWing (Van Air Europe) Asked to Stop Flying By CAA !?
Replies: 13
Views: 3546

Re: CityWing (Van Air Europe) Asked to Stop Flying By CAA !?

The fact that the aircraft is so small and the winds were so high suggests that the CAA deemed this to be unsafe operation. I've got about 100 hours on small fixed & flex wing aircraft (which I appreciate is relatively inexperienced) but I was always told that the headwind component should be no...

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by sandyb123
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 384
Views: 152334

Re: Annoucement: Airliners.net has been aquired by VerticalScope

Everything is better apart from the ads and the loss of the airport identifier mouseover (e.g. I used to type EDI and it would tell me that this was Edinburgh when I hovered over it).

Please bring back premium (ad free) membership!

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by sandyb123
Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CityWing (Van Air Europe) Asked to Stop Flying By CAA !?
Replies: 13
Views: 3546

Re: CityWing (Van Air Europe) Asked to Stop Flying By CAA !?

Earlier there was an announcement that North Flying are taking on some of the flights. They are a private jet operator but seem to have a Metroliner which fits the job. Good forvthem that they are finding solutions. Wish them all the best. This must be costing £££.

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by sandyb123
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CityWing (Van Air Europe) Asked to Stop Flying By CAA !?
Replies: 13
Views: 3546

Re: CityWing (Van Air Europe) Asked to Stop Flying By CAA !?

Yes Citywing is the rebrand of Manx2 who's operator Flightline had the crash in the IOM. The risk of a virtual airline is you rely on somebody for whom you have little or no influence delivering your product. Seems like they've hit a barrier again with Van Air. Looks like Titan are doing the flying ...

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by sandyb123
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe Landing Gear Collapse at Schiphol
Replies: 34
Views: 12968

Re: Flybe Landing Gear Collapse at Schiphol

Hasn't it been a known fact that the dash8 has these landing gear collapse problems? Happens now and then. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dash_8_landing_gear_incidents (know it's wikipedia, but a good list of the accidents/incidents) ;) There defiantly seems to be a theme with the Q400 landing gear ...

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by sandyb123
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CityWing (Van Air Europe) Asked to Stop Flying By CAA !?
Replies: 13
Views: 3546

CityWing (Van Air Europe) Asked to Stop Flying By CAA !?

Press release on the CItywing Facebook page about an hour ago: 23rd February 2017 STATEMENT ON INCIDENT ON THE 23rd OF FEBRUARY AND FLIGHT UPDATES FOR THE 24th OF FEBRUARY Citywing can confirm that Van Air-operated flight 502 took off from the Isle of Man destined for Belfast on Thursday morning but...

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by sandyb123
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe Landing Gear Collapse at Schiphol
Replies: 34
Views: 12968

Re: Flybe Landing Gear Collapse at Schiphol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB8kOEfyqeA

Definitely a new set of blades required as they hit the runway at least twice.

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Definitely wasn't a known problem upon landing as they landed 'faulty' gear first and the engine was still running....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB8kOEfyqeA

Definitely a new set of blades required as they hit the runway at least twice.

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by sandyb123
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG orders Long Range A321Neo's for Aer Lingus
Replies: 51
Views: 12714

Re: IAG orders Long Range A321Neo's for Aer Lingus

I mean they are in a good location to make a WOW style connection hub with narrowbody across the atlantic. I see them actually doing pretty well. Its the legacy carriers that are gonna feel the pain of the ULCC and LCC across the Atlantic boom. Well ok. But this is not a new tactic for Aer Lingus. ...

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by sandyb123
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cityjet ends London City to Paris ORY service
Replies: 19
Views: 4261

Re: Cityjet ends London City to Paris ORY service

The Eurostar has been operating the route for 22 years (HS1 making the whole route high speed for 10 years). If you are travelling from the city / central London to anywhere relatively central Paris then the Eurostar was a no-brainer once you take into consideration travel to / from the airport and ...

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by sandyb123
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air...who are they...CLT hub
Replies: 35
Views: 5851

Re: Via Air...who are they...CLT hub

http://www.airfleets.net/recherche/supported-plane.htm

Do they operate under the parent / different AOC?

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Strange that the 120s are not list but I am not positive that airfleets tracks them.


Air fleets list the 120 as a supported aircraft.

http://www.airfleets.net/recherche/supported-plane.htm

Do they operate under the parent / different AOC?

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