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Old 19th Sep 2008, 20:49
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Grrr

Question of the day;

Q; Who (mostly) owns ILFC, the huge aircraft leasing company?

A; AIG!

Second question of the day;

Q; Which aircraft leasing company is (allegedly) in the financial mire and has enough cash in its coffers (due to) recent borrowing to last it until the spring?

A; ILFC. !

Can you imagine if airframe leasing costs go up and add the impact of the $ barrel fluctuations!

Anyway, the perennial debate, can a fully loaded (to Dubai) A330 depart from Luton's runway? My guess is yes?
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Old 19th Sep 2008, 22:01
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If a fully loaded Monarch config A330 can make Luton Florida direct as they have in the past then Dubai would be no problem for a 330.
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Old 21st Sep 2008, 06:05
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Some months ago Wizzair announced their intention to start flying Luton-Kiev from mid-September, subject to Government approval.
Is it going to happen, and if so, when??
Yes. It has been delayed, but is now expected to start from Mar 09, three times weekly.
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Old 21st Sep 2008, 14:36
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Re: DXB

Interesting rumour. wonderful if true. But most likely it isnt.
no chance of getting a jetway, the best EK will get is the sheltered stairs (if they go with aviance)

If NCL can sustain a link so can Luton
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Old 22nd Sep 2008, 10:47
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Fully Loaded A330's ex Luton

Didn't the Monarch A330's fly to Florida before the BAE building was errected at Capability Green .... and could they do it now?
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Old 22nd Sep 2008, 11:01
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Jersey

Anyone know what demand is like for the Ltn-Jersey winter flights, eg Xmas new year?
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Old 22nd Sep 2008, 17:50
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easy have cut back the number of flights to Jersey per week, so no doubt prices over the Xmas holidays will not be cheap?

Another airline leaves Stansted; Atlantic axe Stansted – Shetland flights : Stansted Airport News Stories

I personally cannot see that the runway length would be a major problem, Cale operated 400 up with their Tristars on a 4 hour hop to Cyprus and with the 3 class configuration operated by Emirates, the flights I would imagine operate well below max take off weight? I guess the issue is more can you stop if an engine goes bang before rotation?

Now if LBC had invested in the infrastructure inc starter extension that UPS wanted, this would not be an issue. Sadly UPS went to East Midlands and with it lots of income!
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Old 22nd Sep 2008, 18:12
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Didn't the Monarch A330's fly to Florida before the BAE building was errected at Capability Green .... and could they do it now?
I don't think any of the buildings at Capability Green penetrate the Take Off Climb Surface. Certainly didn't under my tenure!!
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Old 23rd Sep 2008, 11:53
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What EQU does Thomsonfly use for their TLV service?? Their website does not mention a/c types and models (at least not that I can find!).

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Old 23rd Sep 2008, 15:15
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What EQU does Thomsonfly use for their TLV service??
usually op by a 73H
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Old 23rd Sep 2008, 15:17
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73H according to http://web.ana-aviation.com/BY_sched...edule!OpenPage for the summer and winter season
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Old 23rd Sep 2008, 16:02
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daninLTN. A very successful EK from Newcastle.

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Old 23rd Sep 2008, 18:54
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It has been a while since I have been to Luton but in the old days a water tower infringed the path on 26,The biggest problem with the 330 was turning around on the runway when we had a nose wheel steering angle restriction and getting the wing tip past the fire station!
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Old 23rd Sep 2008, 20:02
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A330 operations at luton

Surely if we get emirates in at ltn , there would not be an issue with the fire station because it would go down to stands 20 or onto the 6 pack {stands 48etc} . If it was an issue it would backtrack from charlie 1, turning wouldn't be an issue either as we have had 747s and 777s and antonov's do it with out a problem .

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Old 23rd Sep 2008, 20:49
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The water tower is still there but no longer deemed an issue. The fire station is outside a Code E taxiway strip so that is not an issue either.

The turning circles at the end of the runway were widened after 'the old days' and are now 85m (I think) so that shouldn't be a problem either.
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Old 23rd Sep 2008, 22:06
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Thanks for infor re Thomsonfly and the 73H plus link. Although I have been paxing for 41 years, I have not heard the 'H' designator before. Perhaps it refers to a modification for medium haul, similar to 'ER'?? How many seats do they typically have and which of the numerous NG airframes is it based on?

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Old 23rd Sep 2008, 22:15
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Buster said

Cally operated 400 up with their Tristars on a 4 hour hop to Cyprus
Indeed so, I was on one of them - August '93 I think. Remember asking for the pax load ex LTN and, although I forget the exact no, it was around 400.

It was a warm Summers evening, with little wind, most of Rwy 26 was used upon departure, as I recall!
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Old 24th Sep 2008, 12:38
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73H

I thought 73H mean't 'with winglets'?

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Old 24th Sep 2008, 17:17
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Not sure about Winglets bring the 'H' or not. The Boeing web site only has one model of the NG with letters the -900ER and that is not yet in service!!

I am just trying to find out of it's a -400/5/6/7/8/9 since I know very little about the individual sub models of the range. Where are all the spotters when you need one?
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Old 24th Sep 2008, 17:31
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Yep the 73H reference is to that of a 737-800 with winglets.

The 737-900ER is in service, infact XL were the first UK airline to operate the aircraft.
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