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Old 25th May 2012, 10:35
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PaulW

Nice thought, but there aren't any.

ATR Vs Dash, don't know, never flown on an ATR, the Dash does have superb engines though whatever else you say about it. They're V powerful, reliable and don't use much fuel, and thats why Flybe will be hanging on to them for quite a bit to come.
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Old 25th May 2012, 11:14
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There is only a looks thing between the Saab 2000 and the ATP.

The S2000 is one of the best turboprops ever built.
The ATP on the other hand, the worst.

The Q400 is a good machine, like all things it can have it's off days.
It keeps some of us in jobs!
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Old 25th May 2012, 11:23
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Q400 -luxury ..... sheer luxury

Aye, I tell thee, when I was a lad we didn't have Quiet 400's. We had Belfast's finest, tha Shorts 360. Twas the nearest thing to flying in an aluminium shed I have ever been. We had to wind the elastic bands ourselves and the catering was handful of gravel....


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Old 25th May 2012, 16:07
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Gravel!!!..........Bloody luxury!
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Old 27th May 2012, 15:26
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Yawn, go back page, it's FlyBE NORDIC doing this, so same group but absolutely nothing to do with FlyBE UK's flight ops
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Old 27th May 2012, 16:57
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Any spare Q400s round the network boys, we need one down here in Ronaldsway after 2 days of delays and changes. 5 hour delays and trianglear services combing BRS and BHX yesterday...I cant see the damaged aircraft flying for a few days till the structural boys have been and tested everything.
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Old 27th May 2012, 17:07
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Aircraft subs

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They have been chartering in with BHX seeing a Small Planet 733 on Friday and an Aurela 733 was flying MAN-ABZ per Flightradar24 today.

A couple of delays at BHX today including the IOM which is due out now.

The sixth 175 still has not arrived although it was registered on Friday.

In respect of the IOM incident, another forum states that a driver of a vehicle on the ramp had an heart attack and it went into Q400 "CH". Can anyone verify this?

Pete

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Old 27th May 2012, 18:08
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BluffOldSeaDog - Flybe (Nordic) can be discussed on here as much as EasyJet Swiss can be discussed on the Easyjet thread. Let it go

Olton Pete - yes can confirm, but thankfully the guy to my knowledge is recovering
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Old 27th May 2012, 20:21
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Thank you and good to hear the driver is okay.

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Old 27th May 2012, 22:05
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Cloud1, of course Nordic can be discussed but clarification to those without the info that these are 2 separate AOCs is required
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Old 27th May 2012, 22:41
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Will be very lucky if CH moves anytime soon, if at all... Lots of rivets gone, damaged stringers, creased skin, 4in slice into the skin, and the biggest dent I have seen from ground handling equipment. I wouldn't like to even guess how much it is to repair... Blank cheque at the ready and fill in the zeros! Not sure if it would be a right off, but that's for Bombardier to decide I guess!
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Old 29th May 2012, 13:25
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Ouch! Any pictures anyone?

Glad the drivers okay though.
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Old 29th May 2012, 22:02
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From the discription above it sounds less than what happened to DO a few years back, that required a rather large plate about 2m square to get it back to EXT afterwhich the whole starboard skin from lower crown to upper crown aft of rear door to pressure bulkhead being replaced with some frames and stringers.
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Old 30th May 2012, 13:27
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Indeed. I believe that little scrape cost something like £600K to put right. At least that time the handlers weren't trying to play conkers with it.
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Old 30th May 2012, 14:59
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Flybe & KLM codeshare on SOU & INV-AMS routes

Regional carrier Flybe has introduced a codeshare agreement with KLMKoninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij (Royal Aviation Company) the flag carrier of the Netherlands on two routes from the UK to the Dutch carrier’s Schiphol hub.

The codeshare will apply on Flybe flights from Southampton and Inverness to Amsterdam from today, May 30. There are three daily flights from Southampton and one daily service from Inverness.
Flybe operates these two routes using Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 and Embraer E-195 aircraft.
“This partnership enhances the existing cooperation between the Air France-KLM Group and Flybe,” said the companies in a statement.
Flybe and Air France already operate within the framework of a codeshare agreement on a substantial number of routes between France and the UK.”

Soure: ABTN.co.uk
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Old 30th May 2012, 15:03
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I assume the handling company will end up footing the bill? Closely followed by their insurers no doubt.
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Old 30th May 2012, 15:54
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The IOM Government will be footing the bill I would of thought, as they provide the baggage un/loading and wheelchair ambulift facilities, and not the handling agent.
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Old 30th May 2012, 17:40
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Denimair are delivering a Fokker 50 aircraft to Flybe this evening. Presumably to cover the absence of the written off aircraft. Anyone know the tail number of the now deceased aircraft ?
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Old 30th May 2012, 18:37
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Dash 8 - MSN 4103 - G-JECH

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Old 30th May 2012, 19:04
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Its JECH
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