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Old 22nd Oct 2010, 08:02
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What to do with 5 dash 8's??

Almost sure a dash 8 was used on the first Eastern flight of today ABZ-LBA. Sorry no more details.
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Old 22nd Oct 2010, 08:45
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As I understand it 2 Dash leases are up this month and are not going tobe renewed if they do it will only be short term.
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Old 22nd Oct 2010, 08:49
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footster,
Cheers for the info, the dash 8 has just flown overhead enroute to ABZ.
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Old 22nd Oct 2010, 14:47
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A Dash has been covering Eastern flights out of ABZ for a couple of weeks now.

Debate about the shape of ASW going forward is probably more appropriate on the ASW thread.
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Old 25th Oct 2010, 17:24
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Yessir, 3 dashes should do the job nicely. Particularly in Eastern livery. Add a few more nice jets and goodbye J41s. Maybe I will have to become Embraertechrecords
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Old 25th Oct 2010, 17:30
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Was reading today that Eastern are to continue the fixed wing support to Scatsta from ABZ, with Bristow having retained the contract to fly personnel from Shetland for the IAC for the next 5yrs.
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Old 25th Oct 2010, 17:49
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Correct. Funny how FlyBe have stopped crowing about how they were gonna get the contract
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Old 25th Oct 2010, 18:06
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My understanding is that all ASW aircraft are to be retained. The two leases which are about to expire will be renewed and the aircraft painted in a new ASW livery along with new interiors!
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Old 25th Oct 2010, 19:57
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Jetstream, you don't half talk mince.
I'd love to be in your world of broken biscuits and small cars.

Well done to Eastern, safeguards jobs for the future.
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Old 26th Oct 2010, 07:22
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So are T3 actively seeking more 135s? How do they see their future? Are they still looking to expand into Europe? More corpy work, less scheduled?
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Old 26th Oct 2010, 09:47
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Eastern better sort out some T & C's for crew or they will soon have no-one to fly the aircraft. Got a feeling alot of people are on their way.
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Old 26th Oct 2010, 13:13
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Aberdeen crew room is now called the departure lounge....

The Scatsta deal all signed up, pity we have dwindling number of pilots left to fly the aircraft.

Rumours of another batch of resignation letters going in shortly as jet2 make further offers. Some seriously experienced people amongst them...
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Old 26th Oct 2010, 13:21
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I guess T3 being what they are will always struggle to retain pilots when shiny metal & bigger bucks comes a-calling! Especially when there is an apparent upturn as seems to be happening just now.

Looks like they may have to recruit shortly if this is correct!

Perhaps moving away from J41 is the way to go, or is there still a requirement for them going forward?
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Old 26th Oct 2010, 14:13
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The problem with scatsta is the high experience levels demanded by the contract. In an improving market you will not keep these sorts in Aberden on an eastern TP salary.

The J41's trundle on but they have started to break the older ones for spares, so the fleet is thinning out a little.

Prob more 135's to come.

Rumours that flybe may attack the east coast routes when the P18 airway is upgraded/formalised next year?
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Old 26th Oct 2010, 14:27
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when the P18 airway is upgraded/formalised next year
How's that gonna work, with Typhoons now working up at Leuchars and screaming out to the D613s and back at Mach 2 at all altitudes? The reason P18 was made part-time in the first place was to accommodate Leuchars traffic.
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Old 26th Oct 2010, 17:47
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"when the P18 airway is upgraded/formalised next year? "

Interesting, however unlikely in the short term. As an ATCO in the area, there is no chance of getting P18 upgraded
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Old 27th Oct 2010, 08:53
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Is there a problem at Aberdeen today? XC weather looks OK but there is a load of Eastern cancellations.
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Old 27th Oct 2010, 09:47
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Weather is fine here. T3 (as do others) usually cancel a bunch of rotations in summertime when business people are mostly away on summer holidays & not doing business. However with ABZ passenger numbers generally falling off a cliff, I think T3 have removed some rotations until such time as the economy picks up again...IF it picks up!
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Old 27th Oct 2010, 17:42
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Interesting, however unlikely in the short term. As an ATCO in the area, there is no chance of getting P18 upgraded

Are you sure!!!
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Old 28th Oct 2010, 18:12
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Question

If you believe upgrading relates to longer hours of availability then it is very unlikely. I would love to see it, I really would but for the military its such an important area for the Mil they are unlikey to give it up without a flight.

There are ongoing conversations, I've been to the meetings but work is very slow. If you know something I dont why not share?
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