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Old 14th Oct 2009, 10:29
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Eastern wont pay to keep the training up for CAT2
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Old 15th Oct 2009, 10:03
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Aircraft are cat 2 rated, but the training is only to cat 1
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Old 15th Oct 2009, 11:10
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Saab 2000 is cat3a, when HUDs is used. crew were given initial cat2 training, but company approval has not been sought, down to costs I guess.
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Old 31st Oct 2009, 18:30
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Anyone offering odds on the next base to close?

Manchester, Chester, IOM and now Leeds all gone in 12 months. Are they still looking to sell off some of the J41 fleet?

Aberdeen seems to be in good health at least!
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Old 31st Oct 2009, 18:46
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perhaps SZ could have a couple of the J41's instead of paying to keep one of the Eastern ones at NQY all the time on standby

CS
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Old 31st Oct 2009, 19:14
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Next new base to open will be in Sweden with one J41 as for base closures not sure. How is the Southampton doing?
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Old 31st Oct 2009, 19:57
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Eastern expansion at SOU?

Eastern have been advertising recently in the Southampton Daily Echo for 'fluent French speaking' cabin staff to be based at SOU- new routes perhaps???
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Old 31st Oct 2009, 20:57
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The used to fly from sou-angers-maybe they will restart the route????
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Old 31st Oct 2009, 22:16
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The fluent french speaking staff is for the french football charters they are operating, the aircraft is based in Southampton when not in use, so local staff for this aircraft is required rather than positioning from all over the place
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Old 31st Oct 2009, 22:33
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Eastern have 2 or 3 J41s based in SOU, 1 for the schedule, the others spend half of the week on charters in France, hence the requirement for French speaking cabin crew.

SOU routes performing well indeed. I have my doubts about MME-LBA-SOU though...well specifically I have my doubts about landing at LBA early in the morning in winter!!!

Could someone expand more on the Sweden base please?
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Old 1st Nov 2009, 13:38
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Talking of Eastern and France, I take it the Dijon base isn't going to happen
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Old 1st Nov 2009, 22:48
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Thanks to EZE and Wellington for the 'french' update. And there was me thinking they were about to go head to head into La Belle France from SOU with Flybe!
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Old 2nd Nov 2009, 10:07
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Scatsta Contract

So when's the signing of the contract going to be announced or is it true that Flybe are back in the negotiations.
Funny it's taking so long isnt it?
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Old 2nd Nov 2009, 13:13
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Only comment that justifies is BOLLOX. 5 year fixed wing contract is signed with bristows, bristows are now in negotiations for the transport fixed and rotary contract with oil companies, which is what those actually operating the contract everyday have been told. Flybe are full of c***p.
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Old 2nd Nov 2009, 13:26
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Maybe it is b********, maybe it isn't. The bottom line is that nobody really knows for certain until the contract is actually signed and announced. Has it been announced officially yet? If not then those that are actually in the industry will know that things can change overnight, and very quickly.

Time will be the greatest teller.
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Old 2nd Nov 2009, 13:54
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Maybe you should take your own advice about those IN the know, just because there is no news doesn't mean it needs filling with speculation, i know, I know I'm biting, but it is amusing the bs that is put on here and apparently spread by flybe management. As previously stated contract is signed with bristows. Ill admit I operate to scs regularly, do you?
Remember Flybe management announced they had both the interim contract and the five year one. Are they operating there now...no.
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Old 2nd Nov 2009, 16:34
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Of course the contract has been signed, been signed for months now thats why they have told us what flies to Scatsta that our jobs are secure for five years.
At least flybe are up front with their crews!!!
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Old 2nd Nov 2009, 18:32
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The contract has actually not been signed. The consortium has conferred "preferred supplier" status on Eastern which means that they are the leading bidder and so in pole position and highly unlikely that the contract would now be awarded to someone else (ie Flybe). However no contract has been signed between Bristows and Eastern - which is why there has been no announcement to date.
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Old 2nd Nov 2009, 18:37
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Have just flown SOU-LBA return for 20 more than flybe, great experience, really professional onboard experience and a full load both ways. This airline really is a cut above the rest at SOU.
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Old 2nd Nov 2009, 19:43
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I have been informed as above eastern are the preffered bidder however there seems to be a few sticking points on the contract so they are keeping their options open with Flybe. Lets just say I wouldn't be suprised to see a few twists yet.......

Darren1 why are you so pleased to have spent an extra 20? Obv money to burn!
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