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Old 26th Apr 2013, 12:09
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They now have problems with them as well with avgas going out of fashion.
So the "Trislander NG" could have new aviation diesels - bit more power and burn Jet A1 or recycled chip fat. Add new avionics - what's not to like?!
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Old 26th Apr 2013, 13:35
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So the "Trislander NG" could have new aviation diesels - bit more power and burn Jet A1 or recycled chip fat. Add new avionics - what's not to like?!
Chip fat tends to congeal when exposed to cold temperatures does it not?
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Old 26th Apr 2013, 14:20
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Hmmm - probably have to have deep fat fryer elements in the fuel tanks, that should sort it . .
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Old 28th Apr 2013, 15:43
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Tris

It's nice to have this quaint old thing around but I must say the noise over Southampton is outrageous whenever they come in or go out and as a result hopefully only another fleet choice is an option.
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Old 12th May 2013, 10:38
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As others will be aware, Gatwick are squeezing airlines operating small aircraft through the landing fees. Talk suggests that Flybe are close to admitting Gatwick just isn't going to work for them in its current form. What keeps Aurigny at Gatwick instead of moving everything to Stanstead ?
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Old 12th May 2013, 11:22
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I would guess the higher demand from having a larger catchment area and more onward connections, Flybe leaving LGW Could be very good for Aurigny as they are safe from EZY and BA in GCI. However regional routes elsewhere would suffer if Flybe pulled their whole LGW operation.
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Old 12th May 2013, 11:55
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Move of GCI servicesto Stansted ?

Guernsey's economy relies on international banking and ready access to the island from Europe, Asia, Mid East and USA and City of London via a Hub airport. Gatwick is already seen as a poor alternative to Heathrow - Stansted as being "out in the sticks"- with the fear that international business community would put their trade elsewhere rather than waste time travelling up the M11.
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Old 12th May 2013, 12:40
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I agree. If FlyBe were to pull out of Gatwick that would be good for Aurigny as EZY and BA can't fly into GCI. They might even axe the Stansted route, especially if FlyBe end up moving there.
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Old 12th May 2013, 13:17
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BE withdrawing from LGW-GCI may put a LCY-GCI into the minds of BA CityFlyer, if they can put in a BE ERJ-175 into Guernsey, is there anything stopping a CFE ERJ-170?
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Old 12th May 2013, 14:14
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twotter is a sort after aircraft so purchase value is quite high as well. They are worth more than a Jetstream.
Well hopefully the Twotter won't be high in price for much longer as Viking Air has the production rights and are now producing the DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400. Viking
Depends if Aurigny will want to make an investment of this sort
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Old 12th May 2013, 20:13
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I think you will find that one of them is worth more than the whole of the tri fleet put together included spares and EFIS crap that they have just fitted.

Mind if tri's are all not all full of fuel you won't get a single twotter.
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Old 12th May 2013, 20:56
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I guess the question is how much connecting traffic GCI generates on a daily basis. If there is a sufficient number of high yielding connecting pax (which I doubt), the airport should maybe push for focusing on LCY for all local London traffic and for using AMS or CDG instead of LGW for all connecting passengers. Would be a bit daft for passengers heading for final destinations in the UK and Ireland, but nowadays not a lot of them are served from LGW anyway (unless you count in self-built connections with the likes of Ryanair or easyjet) and some could be reached via LCY.
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Old 12th May 2013, 22:20
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LCY

Isn't the ATR rated for LCY? Surely with a few mods/training GR could start LCY over being left with STN?
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Old 12th May 2013, 22:32
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Indeed! It's the ATR42 that is on LCY-JER with SI and RE used the larger ATR72 to IOM.
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Old 12th May 2013, 22:43
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I can see BA adding both JER & GCI ex LCY in the fairly near future


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Old 12th May 2013, 22:43
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The ATR72-500 is rated for LCY, whereas the -200 is not. Aer Arann got the -500 cleared for LCY for its IOM-LCY route, but IIRC an ATR42 was used when push came to shove.

As for BA adding GCI and JER from LCY, the question is whether there are decent slots available at LCY that would be required for a business oriented route. And of ocurse another question is whether BA would be willing to overnight planes at JER and GCI as otherwise the route would not be very attractive.

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Old 12th May 2013, 23:11
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Don't BA still overnight a crew at JER for the LGW route ?


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Old 13th May 2013, 17:50
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LCY

In which case surely GR should get in there first and establish themselves? LGW is clearly hellbent on getting rid off the smaller aircraft so might as well jump before you are pushed.
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Old 13th May 2013, 20:17
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Don't BA still overnight a crew at JER for the LGW route ?
Looks like it - ba.com says last flight in tonight arrives JER at 20.35, first flight out in the morning dep's at 07.05. The first BA arrival into JER from LGW is at 08.20.

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Old 13th May 2013, 21:13
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I think two crews stop overnight. The lunchtime arrival crew do the next day red-eye whilst the last crew in at night depart the following lunchtime.
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