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Old 28th Jul 2017, 20:09
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More cancellations today due to operational issues. Any ideas what these were?
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Old 29th Jul 2017, 08:49
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I was in Guernsey Airport yesterday when one of the cancellation announcements went out. The reasons given being technical issues and no crew.
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Old 29th Jul 2017, 10:45
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More cancellations today Guernsey to Alderney I see
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Old 29th Jul 2017, 19:15
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More cancellations today Guernsey to Alderney I see
Visibility less than 50meters does tend to cause a cancellation or two! They can't see much.
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Old 30th Jul 2017, 12:35
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That would explain it then - I didn't know vis was down to 50m - should have checked first
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Old 30th Jul 2017, 13:53
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Todays reason for more cancellations between Alderney & Guernsey is???
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Old 31st Jul 2017, 09:45
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From what I could see, only the loan Dorny was running.
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Old 31st Jul 2017, 21:27
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G-OMAF operated GR217, G-OAUR GR229 and G-LGIS GR287. Don't know about the rest of the flights.
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Old 1st Aug 2017, 14:49
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GSAYE

SAYE outside the AN hanger at the moment (1545)
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Old 1st Aug 2017, 21:08
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.... probably just for a breath of air. (Has it forgotten how to fly?)
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Old 1st Aug 2017, 21:14
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Presumably G-COBO is u/s at Stansted tonight. The return to GCI was cancelled and G-LERE was switched from LGW GR608 (which was cancelled) to GR678 (Manchester) instead of COBO.
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Old 2nd Aug 2017, 13:40
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Surprise Surprise, the second new build 228 from RUAG has been delayed & is not now expected until Q2 2018 - I actually wonder if it will arrive at all?

Arrival of new Aurigny plane delayed until 2018 | Channel - ITV News
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Old 2nd Aug 2017, 14:06
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Soon it will be a year late.
Meanwhile G-OMAF appears to be flying to Germany. So with G-OAUR undergoing maintenance currently (?) and G-SAYE apparently long-term sick, the Dornier operation now falls into the lap of G-LGIS. Or will RUAG sending a replacement for G-OMAF?

G-OAUR back in service to Dinard, but still unsatisfactory situation.

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Old 2nd Aug 2017, 16:26
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Dornier 228

This appears to be a manufacturer problem. I hope Aurigny have a big penalty clause in the contract, including supply of a replacement to cover for the delay
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Old 2nd Aug 2017, 16:35
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D-CAAL in operation today
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Old 2nd Aug 2017, 19:03
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Meanwhile G-OMAF appears to be flying to Germany.
There appears to be a Dornier on stand at GCI that isn't G-OAUR or G-LGIS (and I'm guessing not G-SAYE). If G-OMAF has returned to Germany, I wonder what this a/c is.

Oops - I think the answer is in the posting above.
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Old 2nd Aug 2017, 19:47
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It looks as if the arrival of D-CAAL has meant that G-OMAF has returned to Germany. Does this mean G-OMAF has finished with Aurigny?
Another point to ponder - if, as reported, D-CAAL has been provided with crew, Aurigny will have quite a few flight crew twiddling thumbs in the near future. They have been trained to fly one or another kind of Dornier (old or NG) but now will hardly be needed with D-CAAL covering some flights. Have they had short-term contracts and moved on? Or are they still employees but without flying duties??
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Old 2nd Aug 2017, 23:34
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Time for a bit of an audit on the airline me thinks...at some point the states will have to raise a hand and say "stop" lets look at this logically and see what the flying fairies is going here - a misfit bunch of types and crappy dispatch reliability that is in essence being supported by the local govt.

Aurigny is a good airline with a long heritage - and thats not a guarantee to success! but it sounds to me like people are trying to make their mark and failing miserably to understand the route cause of the problems or indeed the market they are meant to serve, along with failing to have sufficient knowledge of their routes / capacity / demand and operating costs versus demand and price point.

Who actually stuck their head above the parapet and said "yep i'll vote for us to buy some new Do228" that are effectively out of production a/c and uber expensive as they are the only a/c like a BN 2 mk3 that i can think of.... WTF!

You could of purchased two brand new EASA Let 410 NG i neither 15 or 19 seat config for the price of a single Do228 and had 100% better dispatch reliability, or two/three C208B EX Caravans.

Still odds are with all this moaning - it will, (we hope) in all reality be a small blip in the airline history and written about - but hopefully Aurigny will still be there when we all have grandkids.. Blue Skies!
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Old 3rd Aug 2017, 02:01
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Delivery of the new Dornier has been delayed by another six months
New Dornier delayed by six months Guernsey Press
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Old 8th Aug 2017, 07:44
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This aircraft has departed from OBF and is currently heading towards GCI at FL100. Looks as if it might be returning to AUR after some work in OBF.

Landed ACI 09.59 so must be back with AUR - probably to replace D-CAAL.

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