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Old 13th Oct 2007, 17:25
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GSM are not flying to YVR in the winter, so not sure what your asking.

The Summer 2008 Schedule for GSM to Wester Canada is as follows.

Monday.
DUB-YYC-YVR-YYC-LGW
Tuesday
LGW-YYC-YVR-YYC-GLA
Wednesday
GLA-YYC-YVR
Thursday
YVR-YYC-MAN
Friday
MAN-YYC-YVR-YYC-GLA
Saturday
GLA-YYC-YVR-YYC-LGW
Sunday
LGW-YYC-YVR-YYC-DUB

Not sure what there doing with the wednesday/thursday overnight in Vancouver.
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Old 13th Oct 2007, 17:41
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Have they decided on the Toronto summer schedules yet?
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Old 13th Oct 2007, 18:19
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no sign of YHM but im guessing it will be operated, as despite the problems with the aircraft it didnt do too badly.
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Old 14th Oct 2007, 11:12
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Leeds = Hamilton, Toronto

Hi Guys, anyone heard of a Hamilton route out of Leeds.
I have a cuz in Canada and he says he saw an article in the Toronto news of a flight out of leeds from Globspan....... any news on this?
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Old 14th Oct 2007, 17:15
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Most likely would be LS, surprised they didn't fly to LBA this summer, but seeing how the season turned out, best they didn't!
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Old 15th Oct 2007, 16:05
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Globespan and their ETOPS approval (removed and now back again)

Bumped into a Globespan crew yesterday who told me that they'd lost their ETOPS approvals and were having to tech stop en route for their trans-Atlantic routes. Yesterdays LPL-JFK had to refuel in KEF.

After much rumour about struggling due to a poor financial and management position they are closing all bases except for GLA and EDI. Redundancies at all other bases.
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Old 15th Oct 2007, 17:42
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Globespan ETOPS

For Globespan ETOPS read
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Old 15th Oct 2007, 17:54
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The Director of Flight Operations has also been replaced as of today.
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Old 15th Oct 2007, 17:59
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.....because he is seriously ill; been in and out of hospital many times over the last year.
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Old 15th Oct 2007, 18:02
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oh dear.. hopefully the boys and girls flying for them will be okay
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Old 15th Oct 2007, 18:03
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yeah...of course that is the reason, it was just coincidence. If he was fighting fit I am sure none of the problems they have created for themselves would have happened.
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Old 15th Oct 2007, 19:03
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From the little I have heard; the Globespan 737 trans-atlantic flights have been conducted by Skippers with limited (total) experience and FO's with zero experience. The 737-800 is not ideal to fly long-range (ERA Narsasawak, etc) and the approach taken by GS is substandard.

If this is true, the CAA should look a little deeper into the whole of Globespan's long range operation.

Its questionable to say the least.
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Old 15th Oct 2007, 19:26
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Base Closures

The base at Durham Tees is not closing.
Manchester is closing down end of this month
Aberdeen is still operating during the winter but will not have any aircraft based there, flights will be w pattern with Edinburgh. Aircraft based there again from April 08.
Stansted operation is moving to London Gatwick but with longhaul flight only.

Losing the e-tops approval only effects the GLA-NOC-BOS and the LPL-NOC-JFK which end the end of October, as other flights are flown on Icelandair 757's and Neos 767's
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Old 15th Oct 2007, 21:04
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But this obviously points to some serious problems within the company.

Staff at Liverpool and Manchester had to find out they were losing their jobs or being forcibly rebased from the evening news and papers.

Perhaps not having anyone in the company with experience of running a long haul op is starting to show.
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Old 15th Oct 2007, 21:05
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Good for you GSM Scot....stating some positive facts for the ever growing number of knife weelders that seem to be out to get Flyglobespan for one reason or another. There will be an almighty uproar as a result of your post. How dare you ruin the negative tone of this thread for all those lining up to have a dig.
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Old 15th Oct 2007, 21:32
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Redundancies and base closures are always a worrying sign. It seems the long-haul side is a shambles. I've been shocked at the number of people I've met who have been passengers with GSM and the enormous list of problems they have vented.

Thank god for the original, core business from GLA and EDI or things really would be in trouble.

I think predicting GSM's demise is a bit premature and unrealistic. They seem to have some problems and hopefully this is them rationalising the business to sort it out.

However, losing ETOPS approval is a bit of a slap in the face and extremely embarrasing.
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Old 15th Oct 2007, 21:48
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Isn't loss of ETOPS/EROPS approval indicative of less than acceptable engine maintenance?

There is a large billboard advertising them a couple of blocks from here on the way to the airport (replaced the Harmony Airways advert). Think I will set fire to it tonight.
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Old 15th Oct 2007, 22:07
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Not just engine maintenance....whole raft of procedures. Any one of which might not be up to scratch.
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Old 15th Oct 2007, 23:07
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I understand the ex-Operations Director of First Choice joined GS with a view to a long term future and had the CAA visit the next day...


....The day after that he hot footed it back to FCA!!

This sounds like an airline going down the pan very fast.

More pilots on the market, which is what we don't need.
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Old 16th Oct 2007, 00:19
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NG708, hows life at Monarch?, every company you have worked for has had a problem, Emerald, GSM, will it be Monarch next?
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