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by shamrock350
Sun May 26, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 26448

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

sassiciai wrote:
OMG! What happened to the EI livery


Modern Aer Lingus needed a modern new livery aka eurowhite...

The brand refresh and new livery was revealed back in January.

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by shamrock350
Sat May 25, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 26448

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

First A321LR for Aer Lingus now in full colours. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nAMAjVj0Als/XOhfpOGVa7I/AAAAAAAB9iA/2THLfvXZmt8Oi8TNLi3MAS0OrXduvfHqQCLcBGAs/s1600/47925600782_f876d92457_k.jpg St. Ruadán https://xfw-spotter.blogspot.com/2019/04/a321-253nxlr-aer-lingus-d-ayav-ei-lra.html

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by shamrock350
Sat May 25, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20244

Yes, EI-LRA. I thought we'd already seen it in full colours a few weeks back, just without engines. Looking forward to it! Has EI announced any further conversions or options for it. I keep losing track. Possibly they're waiting for a firmer spec from Airbus on the new extended range LR model. Only...

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by shamrock350
Sat May 25, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20244

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

https://www.planespotters.net/photo/955 ... a321-253nx

St. Ruadán
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First A321LR for Aer Lingus now in full colours.

https://www.planespotters.net/photo/955 ... a321-253nx

St. Ruadán

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by shamrock350
Mon May 20, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20244

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

It looked promising from the small glimpse we got at the livery reveal.

There are previews and trials for crew throughout the summer. Some of the early responses have been very positive.

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by shamrock350
Sun May 19, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20244

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

I disagree, I don’t think the Bia menu needs a total rethink at all. It may become boring for regulars but you’ll rarely find a business that wants to change a winning formula just to keep things interesting. The route and passenger profiles between Jet2 and Aer Lingus are going to be slightly diffe...

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by shamrock350
Sat May 18, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20244

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Not overly surprised at the further delay to the A321LR introduction, Hamburg are really struggling at the moment. The first sighting of EI-LRA was only in mid-April and it was engineless, other airlines have had some of their aircraft much further along the assembly line and still months away from ...

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by shamrock350
Thu May 16, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 144
Views: 20982

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

I'm surprised so many in this thread are shocked that British Airways charge for food and drinks on short haul, I'm guessing most are non Europeans as not only was the move well publicised (and criticised) at the time but it's pretty much the standard within Europe these days, free snacks are becomi...

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by shamrock350
Wed May 15, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 144
Views: 20982

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

You can tell who’s not British in this thread. Afternoon Tea is the name of a meal. It doesn’t necessarily mean it comes with a tea beverage. Infact Champagne is actually the most popular drink with afternoon tea amongst the younger generation these days. This is a bit like complaining that Disney ...

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by shamrock350
Wed May 15, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 144
Views: 20982

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

Some parts of the UK refer to dinner or a small meal as "tea" but that's a bit of a stretch in this case as it's just a scone so it's neither, tea or a meal. Fellow IAG carrier Aer Lingus offers a scone with a hot drink for €5.50 or £4.80 from their own buy on board menu which is arguably ...

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by shamrock350
Tue May 14, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery
Replies: 21
Views: 3440

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery

Awful livery, and the rebrand itself isn't much better. It feels very dated, like a mid-90s holiday airline. Actually it makes me think of the current Wizzair livery, which honestly isn't that old. Of course it looks cheap, it's supposed to. But to me it sure doesn't feel like mid-90s. Those would ...

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by shamrock350
Tue May 14, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20244

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

airBaltic is extending the Dublin route into winter season due to the high demand and positive feedback from passengers. Riga-Dublin flights will complement our winter route map four times a week: https://www.airbaltic.com/en/airbaltic-extends-dublin-route-into-winter-season?utm_source=socialmedia&...

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by shamrock350
Tue May 14, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery
Replies: 21
Views: 3440

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery

Awful livery, and the rebrand itself isn't much better. It feels very dated, like a mid-90s holiday airline.

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by shamrock350
Tue May 07, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yamal Airlines cancels remaining SSJ order
Replies: 42
Views: 7146

Re: Yamal Airlines cancels remaining SSJ order

The SSJ was on thin ice at the best of times, the crash this weekend, even if proven to be unrelated to the airframe, certainly doesn't help its situation. It's a pity because by all accounts it was a reasonably nice aircraft to fly, it was relatively effecient and cheap to purchase but the lack of ...

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by shamrock350
Mon May 06, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 799
Views: 130723

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Waking up to hear the death toll has increased so dramatically is gut-wrenching, what a terrible tragedy this has turned out to be.

Sincere condolences to all those affected, the ones who were lost, their families, friends and colleagues. RIP.

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by shamrock350
Sun May 05, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 799
Views: 130723

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

davidjohnson6 wrote:
Will the SSJ be grounded as a temporary precaution whilst accident investigators do their work ?


Why? So far there's nothing to suggest this incident is related to the aircraft itself nor has there been any recent crashes of similar nature.

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by shamrock350
Sun May 05, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 799
Views: 130723

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

It is so easy for us to sit at home or in the office on airliners.net in our safe environment and criticise people in an evacuation taking their hand luggage with them. These people have just gone from "normal" to a major traumatising, life threatening event in seconds and survival instin...

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by shamrock350
Sun May 05, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 799
Views: 130723

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

If you look at this video https://youtu.be/fuBSfoBgb7U as well as others, you just have the feeling that the fire equipment is not coming in. Not only they were not waiting for the emergency landing, but they’re literally not arriving. 4-5 minutes and counting.... In Sheremetevo airport. Imagine Si...

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by shamrock350
Sun May 05, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 799
Views: 130723

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

While it's very possible the fire was a consequence of a gear up landing, it was very, very advanced as the aircraft was still at considerable speed down the runway and the aftermath photos show the wings, engines and mid-forward fuselage near untouched while the tail is completely destroyed which s...

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by shamrock350
Sun May 05, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 799
Views: 130723

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

All evacuated, 6 injured. Evacuation ...and passengers with their luggages...Congratulations Aeroflot ! It happens all the time these days, passenger behaviour is out of the airlines' control. Recent examples of fire evacuations; British Airways 2276 American 383 Asiana 214 All were spotted with at...

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by shamrock350
Fri May 03, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20244

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Has Ryanair been offering pre order hot meals for a while now? Must admit have not flown them for ages and only noticed when a mate mentioned that they had seen it. Since 2016 I believe, it was introduced shortly after the Irish Breakfast was added. It's on select flights and very limited, pre orde...

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by shamrock350
Thu May 02, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 157
Views: 20244

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Aer Space is here... - Middle seat free - Private overhead storage - Complimentary food and drink from our Bia menu - Lounge access - Priority boarding - Fast Track security - Automatic standby for earlier flights - Free changes and refunds https://www.aerlingus.com/travel-information/aer-lingus-new...

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by shamrock350
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL announces first A350 route
Replies: 119
Views: 30651

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

The red winglet and fade looks great, much better than airlines that just paint it with a straight line cut off.

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by shamrock350
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20248

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

https://flic.kr/p/256JyyF

Doubt we'll see many more repaints over the summer.
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EI-CVB is now in the new livery after its liaison with the Aer Corps last weekend.

https://flic.kr/p/256JyyF

Doubt we'll see many more repaints over the summer.

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by shamrock350
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20248

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

The most recently available long haul fleet plan for Aer Lingus suggested the airline expected a total of four additional A330s between 2020-2021, two in each year to be exact. We’ve now had confirmation of the first two, listed as A330-302’s, so the next question is what the following two frames wi...

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by shamrock350
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20248

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

https://aibfamily.flights/production-list/A330

The first is due late this year.
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Confirmation of the additional A330s for Aer Lingus.

2 A330-302's have been listed for Aer Lingus in the Airbus A330 Production List as MSN 1950 & 1951.

https://aibfamily.flights/production-list/A330

The first is due late this year.

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by shamrock350
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET receive permission for 5th freedom on MAD-DUB
Replies: 19
Views: 2342

Re: ET receive permission for 5th freedom on MAD-DUB

Nice to have Ethiopian on the route but much like Hainan to Edinburgh, it's a novelty. I'm sure it'll attract a few well informed flyers, enthusiasts and some very price sensitive passengers but at four weekly I doubt it'll make much of an impact and will likely go unnoticed by everyone else, a bit ...

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by shamrock350
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20248

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

Norwegian reduces Dublin-Hamilton service in July 2019 Between 06 July - 28 July, the airline will operate this route 3 times a week, instead of 4 with a 737-800. The schedule for August onwards "remains pending" according to the report. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/28...

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by shamrock350
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1718
Views: 333195

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

It’s an improvement but somewhat disjointed, the tail is great and the wave is forgivable but the blue engines and grey belly isn’t a good combination.

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by shamrock350
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NordStar's Etihad-style new livery
Replies: 15
Views: 4612

Re: NordStar's Etihad-style new livery

It may well be a rip off but it’s one of the rare occasions where the rip off is better than the original. This livery also makes more sense, those shapes and colours do well to represent the ice and mountains of NordStar’s home regions whereas Etihad’s isn’t as clear. Either way it’s definitely a n...

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by shamrock350
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20248

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

Aer Lingus took part in a training exercise with the Aer Corps this evening. The Airbus A320, EI-CVB, departed Dublin just before 7pm and spent over an hour in the air completing numerous laps over the midlands before landing at Shannon. It was accompanied by two other aircraft, most likely PC-9M tr...

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by shamrock350
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20248

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

Also, are they definitely putting the 'ski mask' design on the cockpit windows of the A321neo's? Some neo operators have gone for it but most have not. I saw a rendering which looked cool but not sure if it was official. It would look great if this was applied to the entire fleet. The official rend...

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by shamrock350
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20248

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

What is the latest news on the new EI 321's? Very quiet! First pic taken yesterday. http://rw.www.flickr.com/photos/mathiasdueber/33747439088/in/photolist-Tq9rU5 Looking good! Interesting to see the entire tail painted, the standard of the new livery is to leave the lower leading edge of the vertic...

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by shamrock350
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus
Replies: 52
Views: 13046

Re: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus

The next widebody selection at IAG will be tied to expansion of LEVEL. Whether for 338s or 788s or larger, LEVEL will want a single-model fleet and their 332s will be RE-shuffled within IAG, including maybe EI. Aren't Aer Lingus planning on losing their 200's to focus on 300's though ? So would it ...

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by shamrock350
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus
Replies: 52
Views: 13046

Re: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus

Arion640 wrote:
Aer Lingus ordered the A350 when it was more of a revamped A330 and not a 777 sized plane. No surprise to see them being sent over to IB.

Not true, Aer Lingus were always XWB customers. The order was made almost a year after the redesign.

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by shamrock350
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Ryanair need a new livery?
Replies: 15
Views: 2264

Re: Does Ryanair need a new livery?

Ryanair alters its livery more frequently than most people realise. The changes are small but effective in keeping the whole look fresh. The livery has essentially been various versions of the same design since the mid-90s; the blue belly with a yellow stripe, blue engines, blue tail and flying ange...

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by shamrock350
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 18816

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

Anyone notice the names they've given some of these characters on their aircraft?!

Black male flag bearer - Cool Runner
Asian female flag bearer - Rosie Lee

Maybe not quite as PC as first thought!

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by shamrock350
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 18816

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

I like the idea behind it and I applaud Virgin Atlantic’s commitment to equality whether it be through their updated uniform policies or closing the gender pay gap but in reality this is just another meaningless publicity stunt. The ‘Flying Lady’ was neither offensive nor inspirational to anyone, at...

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by shamrock350
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20248

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

Are Aer Lingus maintaining the same baggage allowance and free drink + snack that cityjet offered under it's own brand on the Avros or has it reverted to the same levels as EI mainline? EI website seems to suggest it's the same as the basic EI product now. It's consistent with Aer Lingus mainline. ...

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by shamrock350
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20248

Re: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast

Does EI ever fly their A321s to LGW or only to LHRs? So far from LGW i've only flown A320s...And about those RJ85s from Cityjet..Although i love them,they're a great silent little jet, from an economic point of view,i can't, for the life of me, understand why are they still keeping them,when quad j...

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by shamrock350
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 23731

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Aer Lingus have updated their website with a preview of the ATR and 757 in the new livery although its unlikely the 757s will wear it. https://www.aerlingus.com/experience-aer-lingus/our-aircraft/atr/ Looks quite awkward on the ATR to be honest. The Avro looks great though, seems to be a perfect fi...

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by shamrock350
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 23731

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

With the grounding of the 737 MAX I was wondering what AC would use for their DUB-YUK flights this summer and it seems an A330 is scheduled. Was this announced before or is it just temporary? So with YVR also switching to mainline AC it may be possible to see 3 Air Canada A330s on the ground in Dub...

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by shamrock350
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus RJ85 new livery
Replies: 14
Views: 3790

Re: Aer Lingus RJ85 new livery

Looks great...apart from the tiny titles, they should have placed them under the window line for this aircraft type. I prefer the large shamrock on the tail.

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by shamrock350
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 131898

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Landor is stunning, it wasn't until I saw it in the flesh today that I realised what a beautiful design it was. It was elegant, authoritative and formal to the extreme which worked brilliantly for that era, a time when British Airways was probably at its height in terms of popularity. The livery and...

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by shamrock350
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 23731

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Classic Ryanair, guess the deal expired. There’ll be a dozen other airports queuing up for Ryanair’s business, no matter how short lived it ends up being. Although the reasoning does appear more plausible than the usual guff, weaker domestic market in the UK and rising fuel costs would make BFS a di...

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by shamrock350
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CityJet abandons the Sukhoi Superjet. A chance for the C-Series?
Replies: 27
Views: 6784

Re: CityJet abandons the Sukhoi Superjet. A chance for the C-Series?

It seems there’s no single perfect replacement for the RJ85 at CityJet. The airline needs an aircraft of similar size which could be covered by the CRJ but they also need an LCY certified aircraft, especially with the Aer Lingus deal on DUB-LCY which will no doubt prove to be their most consistent ...

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by shamrock350
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CityJet abandons the Sukhoi Superjet. A chance for the C-Series?
Replies: 27
Views: 6784

Re: CityJet abandons the Sukhoi Superjet. A chance for the C-Series?

It seems there’s no single perfect replacement for the RJ85 at CityJet. The airline needs an aircraft of similar size which could be covered by the CRJ but they also need an LCY certified aircraft, especially with the Aer Lingus deal on DUB-LCY which will no doubt prove to be their most consistent s...

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by shamrock350
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Airshow Public Weekend Axed
Replies: 11
Views: 3126

Re: Farnborough Airshow Public Weekend Axed

Shame. The last good years for me were 2004/06 and it started going downhill from there. The Airbus display with the A318, A340 and later the A380 being really impressive. In 2004 there was a visit from an SAA 747 which did an amazing show before finishing with a spiral like climb and return to Heat...

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by shamrock350
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air (QX) to Reveal Retro Livery on Q400
Replies: 34
Views: 7863

Re: Horizon Air (QX) to Reveal Retro Livery on Q400

What a great livery, fits the aircraft beautifully. I wish it featured the original Horizon titles, sticking a modern day logo over a retro colour scheme really takes away from the sentiment and overall effect. I think American are by far the worst for it, their current logo clashes horribly with th...

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