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by JannEejit
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA1/2 (LCY-SNN-JFK-LCY) Quietly Cancelled?
Replies: 39
Views: 10505

Re: BA1/2 (LCY-SNN-JFK-LCY) Quietly Cancelled?

JerseyFlyer wrote:
I wonder why they do not plan to borrow EUNB from Titan as scheduled mx cover.


I thought that was part of the deal when BA sold it to Titan or have Titan reconfigured it now ?

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by JannEejit
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.
Replies: 23
Views: 6158

Re: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.

What cities are the 6 flights coming from? 2x 744 + 1x 333 from LGW 2x 744 from MAN 1x 744 from BFS This happens every Monday, at least during Summer peak, IIRC. Hard to see them all at the gate at the same time, though, as the BFS flight arrives (if on time) at 1740 while one of the LGW 744 depart...

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by JannEejit
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery
Replies: 91
Views: 12581

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

Kind of sums up what's left of the UK aviation industry. We can paint anything as long as it's simple and white. I bet the blue bits were flown in from Germany. The Lufty crew that flew out the A346, left an A330 in it's place for re-painting. I take it the re-painting of the fleet is now moving fo...

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by JannEejit
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Another pilot fails alcohol limit at GLA.
Replies: 12
Views: 3019

Re: Another pilot fails alcohol limit at GLA.

How about posting a source. Otherwise, the flight could have been delayed due to a MX issue or some other issue. Not really fair to accuse someone of something and not be able to provide a source. I said in the OP that it was a breaking news story and that there was currently no verifiable source, ...

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by JannEejit
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Another pilot fails alcohol limit at GLA.
Replies: 12
Views: 3019

Re: Another pilot fails alcohol limit at GLA.

andymartin wrote:
The booze must be too cheap up there.


Not since minimum unit alcohol pricing was introduced.

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by JannEejit
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Another pilot fails alcohol limit at GLA.
Replies: 12
Views: 3019

Re: Another pilot fails alcohol limit at GLA.

Flightradar shows yesterday UA162 from GLA-EWR had been cancelled and today UA have two flights to EWR (UA162 leaving at 9am and UA2814 leaving at 11am). Perhaps UA2814 is here to bring stranded passengers back to EWR. UA2814 is yesterday's 757 going back to EWR with the stranded passengers. I'm al...

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by JannEejit
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA using QR A330s
Replies: 5
Views: 3865

Re: BA using QR A330s

It's to cover for BA 787's affected by the Rolls Royce engine problem.

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by JannEejit
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1162
Views: 410134

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Erebus wrote:
About the Union flag on winglets, does Virgin Atlantic still have any aircraft with them? IIRC, they dropped those after their last livery refresh.



Three 744's are still in the previous interim(ish) livery with union flag winglets. They are G-VGAL, G-VROS and G-VROY.

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by JannEejit
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1162
Views: 410134

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Rumours abound of a new BA livery launching with the A350. I guess we'll need to keep an eye on the tail... It's having the current Union Flag (i.e. the tail logo) put onto the sharklets as well. Nothing major. Source: the internal company forum. There's a picture but doubt I'm allowed to post it. ...

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by JannEejit
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Another pilot fails alcohol limit at GLA.
Replies: 12
Views: 3019

Unverified: Another pilot fails alcohol limit at GLA.

News just breaking, this morning's United service UA162, GLA-EWR was cancelled after an alleged removal from aircraft of the captain under suspicion of being over the safe alcohol limit. Passengers were sent to local hotels and the aircraft, a 757-200, N17105 remains on the ground at GLA. I believe ...

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by JannEejit
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1162
Views: 410134

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Rumours abound of a new BA livery launching with the A350. I guess we'll need to keep an eye on the tail...

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by JannEejit
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 171
Views: 18442

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

AEK Athens have today arrived in Glasgow ahead of Wednesday's Champions League qualifier against Celtic FC on a chartered Aegean A320, SX-DNE. The aircraft is as I write returning to Athens.

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by JannEejit
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 108
Views: 23104

Re: Where Eagles Dare: Ju-52 in a deadly crash today

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45076060
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Now reported on BBC News website.

Switzerland crash: Twenty dead as WW2 plane crash - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45076060

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by JannEejit
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 108
Views: 23104

20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

How sad andt tragic, I watched Where Eagles Dare again just last week as well My condolences to all involved with these two tragedies.

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by JannEejit
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 26895

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

Would JFK also be able to claim most Concordes on the ground at the same time, outside of their home bases of LHR and CDG ?

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by JannEejit
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new SubPop logo jet (photo)
Replies: 27
Views: 4912

Re: AS new SubPop logo jet (photo)

https://pitchfork.com/news/sub-pop-gets-its-own-alaska-airlines-airplane-no-really/ Just, WOW!!! What an awesome idea. I used to work for SubPop during the grunge years and this is so special. Happy 30th SubPop, see you on August 11th :) Those must have been interesting times, I bet you have a tale...

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by JannEejit
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new SubPop logo jet (photo)
Replies: 27
Views: 4912

Re: AS new SubPop logo jet (photo)

I must admit, I was expecting a bit more than just logos on the fuselage. Images of the great and the good of Sub Pop and Kurt Cobain on the tail ! Cobain sold out and left Sub Pop high and dry. They should have posted all the album covers from the Dwarves on it instead. When Nirvana signed for Gef...

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by JannEejit
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new SubPop logo jet (photo)
Replies: 27
Views: 4912

Re: AS new SubPop logo jet (photo)

I must admit, I was expecting a bit more than just logos on the fuselage. Images of the great and the good of Sub Pop and Kurt Cobain on the tail !

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by JannEejit
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 231
Views: 21293

Re: A Hifly Airbus 380 landed on OSL today

Impressed with all the spotters! Looks like it was well publicized the beauty would be making a visit. Over 10,000 aviation fans, boys, girls, mums, dads and grandmas too lined the perimeter fence at GLA for a one off Emirates A380 service in April 2014 to mark the tenth anniversary of an otherwise...

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by JannEejit
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passengers Clapping
Replies: 57
Views: 4713

Re: Passengers Clapping

Perfectly acceptable cultural show of appreciation for a job well done. Much like after a musical or theatre performance or a rousing speech. Yes not every culture shares it.

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by JannEejit
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180147

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

ytz wrote:
@Revelation,

For next large customer, I posit IAG. The CSeries fits well for them. Especially for Aer Lingus and British Isles flying.

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by JannEejit
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180147

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

@Revelation, For next large customer, I posit IAG. The CSeries fits well for them. Especially for Aer Lingus and British Isles flying. Assuming Willie Walsh backs down on his assertion the C Series is "too much plane for British Airways". Possibly also applies to Aer Lingus in it's region...

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by JannEejit
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180147

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

@Revelation, For next large customer, I posit IAG. The CSeries fits well for them. Especially for Aer Lingus and British Isles flying. Assuming Willie Walsh backs down on his assertion the C Series is "too much plane for British Airways". Possibly also applies to Aer Lingus in it's region...

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by JannEejit
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could BMI have survived?
Replies: 53
Views: 7815

Re: Could BMI have survived?

Triple Concorde stunt? Haven't heard that one before. On 30th August 1983, BA publicised the relaunch of the GLA-LHR Super Shuttle, (which that year had largely switched from Trident to 757) service by employing three Concorde's on the route, in a move widely seen at the time as 'one in the eye' fo...

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by JannEejit
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?
Replies: 44
Views: 4419

Re: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?

Bristow Helicopters is from 1955, oldest i could find in the UK! Otherwise Aurigny if you want a fixed wing airline! Wiki lists Aurigny as starting in 1968 out of Glos Air founded in 1964 and credits them as being one of the longest lasting UK airlines, behind Loganair. Close but no cigar. Interest...

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by JannEejit
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?
Replies: 44
Views: 4419

Re: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?

Longest running UK AOC holder still trading under its original name is Bristow Helicopters. Longest running UK airline still trading under its original name is Loganair. There was no British Airways in existence from the start of the Second World War until the BEA/BOAC merger in 1974. Bristows yes ...

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by JannEejit
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact of Hurricane Ophelia on Ireland
Replies: 11
Views: 1688

Re: Impact of Orphelio on Ireland

Scotland and northwest England in the path too. I expect problems at GLA, PIK, EDI and possibly ABZ.

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by JannEejit
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?
Replies: 44
Views: 4419

Re: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?

Yes but BA doesn't count because it has only operated continuously under that name since 1974. It's continued use of brand name I'm after not name changes. Loganair has always officially been Loganair, even during franchise periods, the company name still traded and the name was still on the aircraf...

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by JannEejit
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?
Replies: 44
Views: 4419

The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?

I got talking with someone yesterday about what is perceived to be the longest surviving UK airline, still operating under it's original name. The presumption was that the recently failed Monarch had held the title since 1967, but Loganair has operated as 'Loganair' since 1962, even through it's BA ...

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by JannEejit
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747
Replies: 42
Views: 6309

Re: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747

Watched and listened as one flew over my head in the cruise this morning just slightly south west of GLA in Scotland enroute from San Francisco to Frankfurt. Moments later I listened as a Virgin Atlantic's G-VROM, took off from GLA, a mile away, bound for Florida. It'll be sad when these days are ov...

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by JannEejit
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could BMI have survived?
Replies: 53
Views: 7815

Re: Could BMI have survived?

. Is there any wonder they (i.e. LH) thought they were losing cash on the Glasgow route, which had been the original Diamond service flagship route, with flight numbers bd1-bd12? BA really had it in for British Midland too when they first launched the Diamond Service from GLA. You might recall the ...

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by JannEejit
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Iran
Replies: 68
Views: 2177

Re: Trump and Iran

Making America Suck Again...

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by JannEejit
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747
Replies: 42
Views: 6309

Re: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747

I'm sure I saw an ad the other day for a 1:200 scale diecast model of a United 744 with the main 'United' logo replaced with the original United Friendship graphic and it was billed as the farewell livery. Is this actually gonna happen ?

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by JannEejit
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could BMI have survived?
Replies: 53
Views: 7815

Re: Could BMI have survived?

BMI Baby was one of the stupidest names for an airline ever! I doubt if many people got the 'joke' -assume it was a pun on the song 'Be My Baby' by the Ronettes. Another airline that lost its way, not sure if it was long haul, short haul or low cost.. its main asset was its landing slots at LHR. Fl...

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by JannEejit
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could BMI have survived?
Replies: 53
Views: 7815

Re: Could BMI have survived?

Why did BMI Regional survive? I assume it was sold off and bought by a private buyer. Interesting to note that LHR was also a star hub when BMI was operating. It was offered as a separate 'lot' in the Lufthansa sell off and effectively returned to it's previous owner Business Air of Aberdeen. As sa...

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by JannEejit
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could BMI have survived?
Replies: 53
Views: 7815

Re: Could BMI have survived?

Why did BMI Regional survive? I assume it was sold off and bought by a private buyer. Interesting to note that LHR was also a star hub when BMI was operating. It was offered as a separate 'lot' in the Lufthansa sell off and effectively returned to it's previous owner Business Air of Aberdeen. As sa...

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by JannEejit
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now more A380s than passenger 747s
Replies: 76
Views: 15525

Re: Now more A380s the passenger 747s

It's not so much A380 displacing 747, as 747 being wound down though. You may as well say there's more 737's or 777's than 747's. There's probably more Cessna 172's than everything else added together ! ;-)

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by JannEejit
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking what happens to Air Berlin, who will buy Monarch?
Replies: 31
Views: 6913

Re: Looking what happens to Air Berlin, who will buy Monarch?

Someone might buy Monarch's engineering and maintenance but that's about it. Monarch leased everything. I assume that the slots will be put up for auction as part of the liquidation but I dont think there's anything else that anyone would want. Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited is now a separate...

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by JannEejit
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could BMI have survived?
Replies: 53
Views: 7815

Re: Could BMI have survived?

Perhaps not but also why not ? They've recently merged into the same holding group as Loganair, in fact Loganair's INV-MAN route is currently operated on BMI-R Embraer's. Who's to say where that might lead in the future, especially if Flybe's trading results are as poor as people suggest. Flybe itse...

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by JannEejit
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could BMI have survived?
Replies: 53
Views: 7815

Re: Could BMI have survived?

Let's not forget that BMI still lives on in the form of BMI Regional's modest fleet of Embraer 145/135 jets. Same name and livery as before. Perhaps the phoenix will rise again some day...? ;-)

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by JannEejit
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout
Replies: 66
Views: 11579

Re: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout

So did Bombardier not just "invest" in Delta or are the rules different for non Boeing aircraft acquisition ? :-)

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by JannEejit
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners look shorter in real life
Replies: 38
Views: 6111

Re: Airliners look shorter in real life

The first time I ever saw a real 742, I thought it seemed much smaller than I expected. What I was expecting was a cruise ship with wings somehow. Nowadays when I see a 744 on the ground, the upper deck seems too long somehow and the lower deck too short. I'm sure it's just a trick of distance and p...

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by JannEejit
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 19609

Re: AA's new branding

Can I ask what people hate so much about the post merger United livery ? Is it just because it's the old Continental scheme ? Is it because there's no traditional United elements other than name ? Is it just because it's dated ? Or is it the actual design that's unpopular ? I don't recall too much ...

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by JannEejit
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 19609

Re: AA's new branding

Can I ask what people hate so much about the post merger United livery ? Is it just because it's the old Continental scheme ? Is it because there's no traditional United elements other than name ? Is it just because it's dated ? Or is it the actual design that's unpopular ? I don't recall too much c...

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by JannEejit
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Monarch Airlines fail?
Replies: 39
Views: 8707

Re: Why did Monarch Airlines fail?

Is there another case in the industry where a manufacturer (Boeing) gives a mulitmillion loan to an Airline (Monarch) so that the Airline orders their product? The similarities between this type of fleet purchase funding and so called 'state aid' are interesting, but does Bombardier have the right ...

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by JannEejit
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Monarch Airlines fail?
Replies: 39
Views: 8707

Re: Why did Monarch Airlines fail?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41559761
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Minister calls for a public enquiry into Greybull handling of Monarch collapse...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41559761

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by JannEejit
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates expects better financial results
Replies: 7
Views: 1880

Re: Emirates expects better financial results

Could we see Emirates announcing the results and place an order? How about Emirates needs more A380s, says Tim Clark :stirthepot: And presumably more A380 capable destinations ? I gather (nudge, wink etc) there will be an announcement of at least one such development in the coming weeks... ;-)

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by JannEejit
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Monarch Airlines fail?
Replies: 39
Views: 8707

Re: Why did Monarch Airlines fail?

From my perspective, one big handicap Monarch had was brand recognition outside the UK and only really appealing to UK-originating passengers, whereas easyJet and Ryanair have Europe-wide brand recognition. . They didn't even have UK wide brand recognition, only really operating out of a few Englis...

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by JannEejit
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66079

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

Article in times says last years cash injection was from Boeing as part of the max order . Greybull set to lose much less than thought after sale of slots and cash reserve Link here to article : Revealed: Monarch owner’s secret deal with Boeing Vulture fund propped up airline through offshore trans...

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