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Old 8th Oct 2008, 10:37
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Don't get me wrong, I hope the airport & beyond goes from strength to strength. We do need oil prices to hold up, so it is good to know oil cos. have budgeted for developments to be economic at a lower price.

But worrying when I read that Oilexco, one of the aggressive players, are talking about scaling back budgets because the banks won't give them more Credit to help them develop their offshore assets.

But I agree, oil seems to be the be-all-&-end-all...& oor useless cooncil can't help diversify the city in their current mess.

Where's Trumpie when you need him...
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Old 8th Oct 2008, 11:29
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Its time ABZ looked beyond Oil as its saviour anyway.
Of course that will happen
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Old 8th Oct 2008, 11:50
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Well most of the people in the oil biz reckon the North Sea is about half way done.With new technology then they might be able to extract even more.
I'm old enough (just) to remember ABZ before oil,and it was a bit like Wick.One Viscount a day.
Beyond oil,well it will just go back to what it used to be.A bog with coos, tatties and neeps.A weel (sigh).Or a wind farm,cos there won't be any oil left.
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Old 8th Oct 2008, 14:57
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TAD that aint so bad...I like mince, neeps & tatties (plenty mince to be had around Aberdeen anyway...)
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Old 10th Oct 2008, 10:18
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Mention of the business jets above made me wonder how many ad hoc freight flights with smaller aircraft pass through Aberdeen to support the oil industry or does most cargo move on the ATP or as belly freight?
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Old 10th Oct 2008, 10:53
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Very few small Ad-hoc freighters appearing these days. Most of the freight goes, as you say, on the Friday WestAir ATP or on the SAS Norway (Braathens)/Wideroe. Kinda glad - trying to manipulate 500kg drilling equipment into the slender guts of a metro is about as easy as putting toothpaste back in the tube.
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Old 10th Oct 2008, 11:43
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They still appear though - Binair & Aero Nova Metros were here recently. Speaking of which...is Mrs Binair still around...
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Old 12th Oct 2008, 18:42
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Richard and Furrybeast thanks for the views... now, would some sort of small freighter with a rear ramp make that loading easier I wonder Furrybeast?
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Old 13th Oct 2008, 11:50
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Taxiway W

What work is ongoing on the W taxiway, between apron & W1?

Was closed Sat/Sun (part of), believe to be closed for a few weeks each weekend?

Also birdlife (feathered variety ) is becoming a problem, especially with gulls & it being geese migration season. Is Mk1 eyeball the only way to avoid them...do they not squawk ident?
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Old 22nd Oct 2008, 18:07
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Maybe they were lost....??
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Old 23rd Oct 2008, 00:57
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Sumburgh a right Royal pain.

My dears, if you are really pushed, Eddie, a pilot, a tad further north than planned may help.
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Old 26th Oct 2008, 09:23
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Weather a tad blowy yesterday!!

Don't suppose we are worse off than any other airport, but a fair few route frequency cutbacks - BA, easyjet, bmi Baby for example. Proof that whilst we may be "protected" by the oil industry, even it can't totally protect this area from the downturn - and oil prices continue to drop, I hope not to levels that will make the oil industry up here catch cold. But if economic analysts cannot predict the future nor how long the downturn will last, who is to say oil prices won't collapse to levels making the UKCS uneconomic?

Never mind - at least stands should be readily available!

See also S09 will see no bmi flights to FAO or ALC, as the tour operators concerned have axed the destinations. Probably uneconomic flying all the way up to ice-station Aberdeen...well I never!

Snow due next week?
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Old 29th Oct 2008, 11:56
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bmi/Lufthansa

Obviously the news of the deal all over PPRuNe & the news.

Wonder what - if any - implication for ABZ & bmi Reg in particular.
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Old 29th Oct 2008, 13:03
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BMI Regional

Would Flybe be interested if it came up for sale? They've just handled the integration of one EMB fleet, should be a piece of cake to do it again!!
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Old 29th Oct 2008, 19:50
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Integrated, thats a laugh

By next year they have all gone, do not think they want them back again
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Old 31st Oct 2008, 13:18
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sorry non iron didn't catch the context of your reply- what you on about?
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Old 31st Oct 2008, 13:22
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Scatsta - apparently only dash 8/ Q400 operators need apply?!
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Old 1st Nov 2008, 07:38
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Thats utter tosh

Because I know for a fact that Eastern with Saab 2000's and Titan with 146 are bidding for it.

And apparently it gets quite windy in Scatsta, crosswind limit in Dash is 32knots, Saab 40 knts

go figure
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Old 1st Nov 2008, 10:42
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WB, that's more like the rumour I've heard as well
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Old 1st Nov 2008, 12:01
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I'd heard Faroe's Atlantic airways were in the mix as well.
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