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by eidvm
Thu May 30, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Ads
Replies: 59
Views: 2956

Re: Best Airline Ads

Aer Lingus - 'You're Home' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh7RNm5YOF4 It's still regarded as one of Ireland's favourite adverts, particularly at Christmas when it gets a few unofficial outings on television and via social media. +1 on the "You're Home" ad campaign, a classic to this day ...

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by eidvm
Wed May 22, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25320

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

At one stage, EI was looking at a seasonal CPT service, but I think the project foundered on crew numbers; I think EI wanted to do it with two crew, while IALPA insisted on 3. Would have been interesting. It was many years ago, I think even before Dermot Mannion was CEO. I imagine given the distanc...

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by eidvm
Mon May 06, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25320

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

EI321 wrote:
Any updates on A321neo delivery dates?


No update on NEOs but another forum talking about 2 new A330s from Jet Airways coming in addition to the two new ones from the factory. Might be taking up the slack from the delay in the NEO-LR delivery.

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by eidvm
Wed May 01, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 17962

Re: SAS on strike

According to NRK ( Norwegian television ) and a discussion / presentation yesterday on TV where the various parties were present, the numbers presented was: ( Monthly pay. Base salary with no adittions added like pr. diem, overtime etc ) First officer: Beginner salary 37000 NOK ( 4288 USD / 3817 EU...

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by eidvm
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20617

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

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. From the look of the list they'll be the last two A330 Ceo's p...

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by eidvm
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/19: Summer flyin', had me a blast
Replies: 156
Views: 20617

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

Are Lingus seem to have no intention of taking any A350s at the moment. Surprusing that they havent ordered the A330NEO yet. Expect the arrival of A330-90Neo sooner than you think, order being negociated through a leasing company for delivery in about 18 months time, current talk is of 3 A333 to be...

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by eidvm
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 713149

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Mmmm you are pulling with full force and 94% N1 to stay level in a very narrow flight envelope. If you reduce thrust in that setting your aircraft is going to pitch down because the engines are actually helping you to stay level. Reducing thrust is easier said than done, that's very counter-intuiti...

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by eidvm
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe cancels dozens of flights for "operational reasons"
Replies: 38
Views: 9220

Re: Flybe cancels dozens of flights for "operational reasons"

readytotaxi wrote:
What airlines are these pilots looking at to move to?


I believe British Airways, Aer Lingus and TUI have hired large numbers of Flybe pilots in the past 6 months.

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by eidvm
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When are we going to have a Virtual Pilot?
Replies: 31
Views: 1938

Re: When are we going to have a Virtual Pilot?

And how would this autonomous virtual pilot deal with something like MCAS, where the design of the aircraft is such that the virtual pilot itself, decides to keep lowering the nose until it crashes. If the most modern airliner in the world can have a system so badly designed that it’ll happily crash...

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by eidvm
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why such short runways in the UK and Ireland
Replies: 30
Views: 4314

Re: Why such short runways in the UK and Ireland

Well in Ireland’s case, no ex-military airfield with long runways are used as civilian airports now, and the one military airport we have has quite the short runway as it never needed to accommodate large aircraft due to Ireland’s Neutrality policy we’ve never needed a large Aer Corps. Secondly Dubl...

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by eidvm
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709766

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

For Info: Norwegian have ceased selling flights on their Transatlantic 737MAX flights from Dublin to the USA until the end of April, with all flights now down as sold out and flights for the month of May showing exceptionally higher than normal prices (€1,200 return) for economy return tickets, pos...

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by eidvm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How these two crashes affect Boeing and the 737 MAX programme in the future?
Replies: 31
Views: 3892

Re: How these two crashes affect Boeing and the 737 MAX programme in the future?

How long would a software fix take to roll out across the remaining 348 MAX aircraft? Realistically could they be all airborne by the end of the week even if this was an MCAS issue with a simple software update? Or would they be looking at introducing extra redundency such as a third AOA probe in li...

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by eidvm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 23990

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

I see two Norwegian MAX's parked over on the west apron at DUB now. I'm not all that familiar with differences in aircraft types, but are the MAX the aircraft that do Norwegian's transatlantic? So if these are now grounded, does that essentially stop all transatlantic from DUB? I wouldn't see it as...

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by eidvm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 23990

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2019/0312 ... nes-crash/

IAA has now officially banned the 737 MAX from Irish Airspace.
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https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2019/0312 ... nes-crash/

IAA has now officially banned the 737 MAX from Irish Airspace.

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by eidvm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709766

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2019/0312 ... nes-crash/
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Now Official, Ireland has banned the operation of 737MAX aircraft from it's airspace:

https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2019/0312 ... nes-crash/

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by eidvm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709766

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

IAA expected to follow suit and ground the 737 MAX in Irish Airspace, will have quite the impact for Norwegian and for any 737MAX operator flying transatlantic flights.

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by eidvm
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 23990

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

EINA320 wrote:
EI111 cancelled today from SNN and the a/c positioned to DUB to operate the 101 to EWR. Has an A330 gone tech?


Lack of pilots available apparently from what I’ve been told. Unusual to happen in March so early in the year, aren’t their clocks zeroed in January?

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by eidvm
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 23990

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

For info, Dublin is one of only two bases where Ryanair do all their handling in house themselves, from check-in to baggage loading, engineering and even including de-icing. So the problems seen the other day were entirely of their own making, a commercial decision not to employ or not to train up e...

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by eidvm
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20189

Re: Irish 2/19

FR341 (LTN-DUB) and RE3229 (GLA-DUB) diverting to SNN now. Lots of aircraft holding around DUB but arrivals still coming in...anyone know what's going on? Fog and Low Visibility Procedures in force which reduces the rate of movements from about 40 an hour down to anywhere as low as 12 an hour as Ai...

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by eidvm
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20189

Re: Irish 2/19

God bless the unions It must be interesting to own a company and have the unions run it for you. Though i am not sure your information is entirely accurate I believe ASL use its own pilots and EI pilots were offered the opportunity to second to ASL to operate the B757. I think you will find the its...

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by eidvm
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20189

Re: Irish 2/19

The partnership with Airbus should serve it very well. However, from EI's perspective, I think the scope clause will be key. I'm assuming any acft operated by Stobart for EI will probably be limited to 100 seats, which would mean the A220-100 (previously the CS100). From what I've been told by an A...

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by eidvm
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20189

Re: Irish 2/19

Hearing rumours that Stobart is to get rid of ATRs and E-jets and order A220s instead; presumably these will also replace RJ85s operated by WX for EI. Nothing confirmed yet, of course, and Hibernian (operated CRJ900s) will also be battling for the EI feeder partnership. Something smaller than A220s...

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by eidvm
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines That Have Pilot Bases Outside of Hubs
Replies: 18
Views: 3994

Re: Airlines That Have Pilot Bases Outside of Hubs

Aer Lingus have pilots based in Cork outside of their hub at DUB, and also have Cabin Crew based in SNN, ORK and BHD.

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by eidvm
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: § 91.117 Aircraft speed
Replies: 20
Views: 2766

Re: § 91.117 Aircraft speed

People need to remember that this is another regulation written in blood after several mid-airs in the Sixties involving high speed jets and small planes. The strict, no exceptions, speed regulation below 10000 is rather an American thing though. In other parts of the world, you'll see higher speed...

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by eidvm
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to close 737s bases in PMI/TFS/LPA/FCO/PVD/SWF
Replies: 104
Views: 15927

Re: Norwegian to close 737s bases in PMI/TFS/LPA/FCO/PVD/SWF

I’ve heard the DUB crew base is also closing despite reports to the contrary. Any confirmation of this? I’ve seen the internal/union memo which is what I guess you’re referencing? It announces Dublin shrinking from 6->1 based aircraft and the resulting redundancies amongst pilots and cabin crew. I ...

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by eidvm
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: US Big 3 Stick Time Agreements
Replies: 1
Views: 1267

Re: US Big 3 Stick Time Agreements

I understand that limits may be 9 hours during the day and 8 hours at night.

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by eidvm
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 22293

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

Skyblue39 wrote:
What’s going on at Cork.... there at 5 aircraft in holding patterns for landing.


Looks to be Fog, Corks landing capability in fog is quite poor as there's no ability to conduct Autolands due to it's location up on a hill/cliff edge.

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by eidvm
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk Irish woman abuses, spits at Air India crew
Replies: 70
Views: 10867

Re: Drunk Irish woman abuses, spits at Air India crew

Definitely not an Irish passenger, not with that accent and attitude anyways.

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by eidvm
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 399
Views: 67667

Re: Airbus A321XLR to have over 100t MTOW, range of 4700 nm

What sort of volume could be gotten out of using the elevator and tail plane to hold fuel similar to the A330 and use it for management of the CofG throughout flight?

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by eidvm
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 not calling out the minimas ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2545

Re: A320 not calling out the minimas ?

Older A320 aircraft don’t call out minimums or hundred above for CAT I, or Non-Precision approaches, only CAT II/III approaches, this was changed with a modification on newer builds so all approaches get a 100 Above and Minimums auto-callout.

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by eidvm
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP going "MINT" on the A321LR
Replies: 29
Views: 8266

Re: TAP going "MINT" on the A321LR

The article reads like TP are planning something radically different from other airlines. It isn’t. EI have already announced YUL and MSP from July next. They will have 16J (Thomson Vantage) and 170Y. " I didn't get that from the article at all. In fact it points out that others are already fl...

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by eidvm
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 26989

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Very revealing articicle on the front page of today’s Sunday Independent business section on the state of play of the Aer Lingus pilot shortage, apparently pilots are turning down offers of over €5,000 to go in to work on their free days off, resulting in all the hire ins in recent months and all t...

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by eidvm
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 26989

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Very revealing articicle on the front page of today’s Sunday Independent business section on the state of play of the Aer Lingus pilot shortage, apparently pilots are turning down offers of over €5,000 to go in to work on their free days off, resulting in all the hire ins in recent months and all th...

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by eidvm
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 26989

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

Very revealing articicle on the front page of today’s Sunday Independent business section on the state of play of the Aer Lingus pilot shortage, apparently pilots are turning down offers of over €5,000 to go in to work on their free days off, resulting in all the hire ins in recent months and all th...

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by eidvm
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats
Replies: 136
Views: 24668

Re: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats

I'm an old union rep, though admittedly not in aviation relate field. When we believe there is a contractual violation, we usually work the assignment, then file a grievance immediately afterwards. That way, we don't impact whatever was happening in a negative way staffing-wise, but we also put an ...

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by eidvm
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28414

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Apparently Aer Lingus are short 3 A330 flight crews for today’s flights, two hire ins expected and the 111 cancelled from Shannon to operate the 109 from Dublin. They really need to sort out their pilot numbers from the looks of it, it’s starting to look a lot like the Ryanair fiasco last year with ...

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by eidvm
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28414

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

How do you have a shortage of A330 pilots? EI don't make mistakes like that? Or do they? From what I heard there wasn't enough pilots available to be rostered as reserves so when some got sick they weren't able to crew all the flights without rearranging all the pilots they had remaining onto diffe...

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by eidvm
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33084

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

I've been led to believe today's cancellation of the SNN flight and delays to Dublin A330 flights was due to a shortage of A330 pilots, not a broken aircraft.

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by eidvm
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28159

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Seniority is poison...It’s toxic in US airlines where all the lazy flight attendants get to cherry pick routes Like it or not, seniority is very widespread in the entire industry and won’t go away any time soon. And you can’t compare American FA’s with Irish pilots. Seniority is very fair where I w...

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by eidvm
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28159

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

It is ironic really; Pilots Demands: A clear transparent basing agreement based on seniority so as to end the culture of people being moved to random less appealing bases away from their families for taking too much fuel/calling in sick/calling fatigued/not going into discretion. Ryanair’s Solution:...

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by eidvm
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28159

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

I imagine the unions opinion is that its not that the progress doesn't suit their requirements, rather that the same progress can be achieved by keeping the jobs in house and not out sourcing. If I were to have a union where I work I'd certainly want them to be arguing to keep my job in house and no...

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by eidvm
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28159

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Would be great to see the merged AirNostum - Cityjet airline ordering A220s and doing some flying in EI colours .. would open up so many new routes ex Dublin Don’t think the A220 would ever be operated in EI colours by anyone other than EI themselves, the pilots collective agreements ban any jet op...

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by eidvm
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28159

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Yes, I've recently noticed morale among crew seems to be much lower than previous times I've traveled with them, they all seem exhausted and disinterested in helping the paying customers, treating us as more of an inconvenience than anything else, a far cry from the warm welcome and care you used to...

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by eidvm
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24140

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Why would props be a requirement for the Aer Lingus Regional operation? Props would be required as any jet aircraft would have to be operated by Aer Lingus mainline due to a long standing agreement between IALPA and Aer Lingus which apparently the pilots are quite militant about. Then again the C-S...

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by eidvm
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 28065

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

I'm not sure I see the same problem as yourself with the A330, I mean, EI's fleet is predominantly A330, with the exception of some B757's. They get by just fine. You're comparing apples and oranges - EI doesn't have the same route economic pressures that HU will have at DUB (e.g. with its brand re...

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by eidvm
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilotless Aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 986

Re: Pilotless Aircraft

I think a large part of it will come down to cost vs reliability for airlines, for about an average cost of €400,000 annually to employ and keep trained a Captain and Co-pilot, you get a lot of flexibility out of them when it comes to operating with components unservicable, components that may now n...

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by eidvm
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce new uniforms for Spring '19
Replies: 26
Views: 4816

Re: Aer Lingus announce new uniforms for Spring '19

From the press release it sounds like they'll be keeping green as the main theme of the uniform, will be exciting to see the style they go with, perhaps a hat for the female uniform.

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by eidvm
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 28065

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

I'm not entirely sure they'd go that far but I do hope that any new uniform maintains the green that is at the heart of the Aer Lingus brand image. Agreed,hopefully they understand the value of the green uniforms to the brand, and not just the cost of uniforms. I'd certainly imagine that with an or...

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by eidvm
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dublin closed due to snow
Replies: 102
Views: 11692

Re: Dublin closed due to snow

There would be public outcry if money was spent on snow clearing equiptment instead of other areas that need it more, this will have been the largest snow event since 1947 in Ireland, and despite the fact the country shut down, the general opinion amongst the public was that it was quite well handle...

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