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Old 9th Jun 2008, 17:17
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MK Airlines/British Global

Any truth to the rumour that the CAA have grounded MK Airlines? News is circulating that the fleet is in OST and LUX, awaiting an announcement at 1100z tomorrow.
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Old 10th Jun 2008, 07:01
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Just heard the same last night.

Everyone is concerned and worried.
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Old 10th Jun 2008, 08:03
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Don't think you'll find its the CAA - more to do with money running out.

Good luck to everyone - hope it pulls throught OK
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Old 10th Jun 2008, 09:18
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I really hope that this is unfounded/temporary. Over time, I have met a few people who fly for them and/or work back in HQ. A fantastic team of people with a totally professional approach - each and every one I have met. I really hope that this is not the end. Thinking of them at this difficult time.

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Old 10th Jun 2008, 09:45
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Funny old and what goes around, comes around.

I was out of work a few years ago, applied to said company, interview arranged. Shortly before interview date I had to withdraw due family emergency, and informed them. Tried to communicate subsequently to arrange another date. You know something? They cut me dead. I was typed on the aircraft they operated and the correct license. When I needed another crack at that job and they didn't give a stuff and I had been in freight flying over a decade.

Feel sorry for the line and ops guys but for management, no sympathy at all.

Now they will soon know how I felt being out of work.
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Old 10th Jun 2008, 10:10
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Perhaps the true cost of flying on a REAL AOC was just too much?
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Old 10th Jun 2008, 12:49
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Reports from Belgium indicate that all is not well. 2 x 747 being ferried from OST to Filton today.
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Old 10th Jun 2008, 12:52
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Both B742's in LUX are also being ferried to Filton
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Old 10th Jun 2008, 12:57
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Mate who flies with them lives in Cheshire, says being repainted in British Global colours, I gather its refinanced and with be going for 4/5 747-400 in the very near future.

Perhaps the bush flying in 747s will continue.
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Old 10th Jun 2008, 13:19
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I'm also being told that they are collating the assets at Filton. There is a management/finance change going on and things will start again when all formalities are over. Fingers crossed for the staff.
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Old 10th Jun 2008, 13:29
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"Near future?"

And where and when would a fleet of five -400Fs be magically available?

It takes up to 6 months for one conversion, providing that a pax bird is available. And conversions are not the same as factory freighters.

It's not like going to a store and buying an item off the shelf.
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Old 10th Jun 2008, 15:58
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Its over and out crews are already looking at other jobs, and aircraft are up for sale.
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Old 10th Jun 2008, 16:17
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I have heard that the situation is very grim with administration being banded around.

However, if I know MK they will bounce back, so Belgian's post is very premature and rather harsh.
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Old 10th Jun 2008, 16:25
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you'll see, I got the info from crews....

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Old 10th Jun 2008, 16:42
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Two ex- LUX flights are positioning into EBOS.
First one landed at 18.32 lt. (ATC callsigns G-MKHA and G-MKDA)
So it looks 4 B742F's of the company will be stored temporary in Ostend.

Let's hope for a rebird of this brave company, this is an extermly sad moment for Ostend airport too.

B. Rgds

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Old 10th Jun 2008, 16:53
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They used the reg's as their ATC callsign.

Best of luck MK.
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Old 10th Jun 2008, 17:16
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all over

filton is being stripped of its assetts as of 3.00pm today !!!!! its over
good luck all
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Old 10th Jun 2008, 17:57
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MK here today

here tommorrow ..

I am sure there are many who will delighted at the news that MK is having a tough time. These will be people who probably did'nt get a job with MK or are jealous because eighteen years ago a young man had a vision and found every backdoor and loophole to realise that vision without much to begin with.

Belgianconnection, you may want to remember that the crew don't actually run the company and are probably very pissed off right now, but speaking without much authority.

Justlooking_txs sorry to hear your troubles. I expect every company has an arrogant prick in HR who probably took your situation as a personal affront to his weekly planning - thats life and bad luck really.

Kitsune. Yawn, yawn so boring .. did you fail an interview too ?.

Glueball I have it on fairly good authority from a mate here in Nairobi who is very close to MK that the 400 conversion plans have been on the cards for sometime. Dont underestimate Mike Kruger and his people.

"MK ... not for sissy's" ..
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Old 10th Jun 2008, 18:58
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Friends in Ostend, report 3 MK 747's parked at Ostend Airport, one since saturday (ex flying tigers), one since sunday ( normal mk livery) and one since today ( ex china airlines).

Let's hope they find a solution, as MK is the main airline in Ostend.
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Old 10th Jun 2008, 19:56
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The problem is the cost of gas,these birds don't have the range of a 400,have to make extra tech stops all costs money.With the way cost of fuel is going, this is only the start of operators that are running on a thin profit margin,more guys are going to fold.Feel really sorry for the guys.Good luck if you can get a investor on board.
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