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Old 1st Nov 2008, 12:46
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Would those Saab 2000s be up to lifting all those heavy (& getting heavier!) bears up to Scatsta & back? Doesn't surprise me Eastern are in the mix though.

Atlantic A/W is interesting, but they have experience of operating in harsh environments & through both ABZ & Shetland.

WB do you know where Eastern are getting the extra Saabs from?
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Old 1st Nov 2008, 15:12
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I know one is coming from Lithuanian Airlines, not sure the other
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Old 1st Nov 2008, 20:23
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'I'd heard Faroe's Atlantic airways were in the mix as well'

Do you mean in with Titan? as it's down to the final 2 now
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Old 3rd Nov 2008, 20:07
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Skyways UK?

Any of the ABZ lads know who they are, being mentioned on other threads? Talking about ATR72 & connections with Eastern Airways. After oil contracts & - Oh, look there's a nice juicy one from Aberdeen to Scatsta soon

Meanwhile the worst kept secret is out - the SNP Govt has approved the Trump golfing mecca. Lots of bizjets, a Trump Apron, & who is on for the contract to transport the wealthy from ABZ to Menie & back? Just look out for those pink-footed geese...
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Old 3rd Nov 2008, 21:00
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wellington Bomber.....wow....talk about starting rumours!!! How could you say a thing like that on an open thread like this...........tututututututut

Windy.....in Scatsta........where did you get that one from!!!!!
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Old 3rd Nov 2008, 21:59
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Saab 2000s only have 50 seats which is pretty useless to be honest from a capacity point of view. As for Atlantic, I don't think they are the sort of operator that the IAC will wish to use. Skyways are a Swedish regional operator that used to have a mixed jet/prop fleet but think they just use F50s now. I have done some flying for them in the past in Sweden and they seem to have a nice set up over there.

Nothing has been formally announced as yet though.
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Old 3rd Nov 2008, 22:17
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Eastern are apparently the front-runner with three Saab 2000s running a shuttle service with four roundtrips a day each.
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Old 4th Nov 2008, 06:24
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Strange - everyone I talked to in Abz on Friday were saying Flybe had it sown up... guess only time will tell...
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Old 4th Nov 2008, 06:56
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'Strange - everyone I talked to in Abz on Friday were saying Flybe had it sown up... guess only time will tell... '

You're obviously mixing with the wrong crowd in ABZ
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Old 4th Nov 2008, 08:33
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I wish they would hury up an decide, I'm getting really inpatient to fly up to scatsta again, it's a lovely destination.
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Old 4th Nov 2008, 08:59
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I wish they would hury up an decide, I'm getting really inpatient to fly up to scatsta again, it's a lovely destination.
??? The flights haven't stopped Flightline are still flying till the contract changes
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Old 4th Nov 2008, 09:17
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calm down dear boy, its called sarcasm...
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Old 4th Nov 2008, 10:59
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Flybe were up North for a proving flight only a couple of weeks ago.

Maybe they didn't like what they saw?.

More wind = greater lift- essential in short airfields!

they are all out in their deck-chairs today at scs

You will hear who gets it shortly -
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Old 4th Nov 2008, 11:46
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Maybe they didn't like what they saw?.
Maybe the IAC didn't like what they saw

I think when Flybe realised they couldn't scam any additional money out of the passengers for a chocolate biscuit or bottle of perfume they realised it wasn't really their thing
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Old 4th Nov 2008, 21:15
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So....the Seaking arrived and saw somebody taking a short cut accross the runway last then!!!!! Must have really wanted to be first at check-in this morning!!!!
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Old 5th Nov 2008, 09:29
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I dont think 4 round trips a day would work unless the footfall is due to drop. With added cargo and freight as well, and less short field performance than the 146 (i guess) i would have thought a lot more trips than are flown today.....
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Old 5th Nov 2008, 11:19
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4 round trips for each of the 3 aircraft was what was said earlier.

4x3 = 12 round trips.

Think it's 7 round trips for the 146 fleet just now.
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Old 6th Nov 2008, 13:21
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a ha... that explains it! didn't twig it was for each aircraft! i stand corrected
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Old 6th Nov 2008, 17:34
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The rumor is an announcement Monday. Let's hope it's not that mob with their noisy, dangerous power backs off stand !!!!!!!
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Old 6th Nov 2008, 18:47
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Whilst I agree that "powerbacks" are noisy, why do you think they are dangerous? Tis done under ground personnel guidance......

As an aside, I have been a passenger on 727's and DC-9's that have powered-back off stand in the USA and at Caribbean airports - have felt at more risk with some of the high-speed, tug-shoves I have experienced over the years.

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