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Old 20th May 2014, 20:50
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The Lourdes passengers are exempt from the PFF.

I thought the regular Saabs were down to Jetstream shortages, but apparently it is indeed to accommodate an increase in passenger numbers!
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Old 20th May 2014, 22:45
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Regards the direct link I mentioned to Lsi .
I though that with all the related industries then there might be scope for similar ops that fly new even to Scatsa are they not done by Eastern? .
Though they wouldn't be classed as a proper route as general public don't use them.
That was what I was getting at but didn't word it right .
But for that matter with the new renewable energy plants being built off the Humber , Huy could just as easily do it.
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Old 4th Jun 2014, 05:45
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Didn't read about this diversification opportunity in the Masterplan!

Cannabis farm found in grounds of Durham Tees Valley Airport (From The Northern Echo)
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Old 5th Jun 2014, 00:15
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Speaking honestly if you call your airport "Edinburgh", "Newcastle", 'Manchester" etc. then Joe Public knows where it is, call it "Tees Side" Or "Durham Tees Valley Whatever" then, to many, "Where the bl00dy hell is that?"

Would calling it "Darlington Airport" be too much to ask to explain to Joe Public where the airport is actually located?
Middleton St George has a certain ring to it.
Indeed, the clue's in the IATA code (MME), the letters derive from Middlesbrough-Middleton St George, as in the former RAF station name and nearest village.

Middlesbrough-Teesside sounds a reasonable name that sums up the geographical location and the nearest large town.

Durham-Tees Valley is a really bad name: it's pretty meaningless as the airport is nowhere near Durham.
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Old 5th Jun 2014, 07:42
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Its not the name that counts its the quality of the cannabis !!!
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Old 5th Jun 2014, 09:59
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In light of the additional use of land within the perimeter fence, perhaps a more suitable designator would be POT, as everything seems to have gone to pot also.
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Old 5th Jun 2014, 12:41
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Cool Update Please

So please guys...can someone do a quick precis update on where we are at with DTV ?

It seems very little news is forthcoming these days.

Flight Calib...still here?

Sycamore...selling parts to anyone (no contracts?)

Housing the latest please?

Master Plan...the latest please ?

Anything else ?
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Old 5th Jun 2014, 14:18
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This thread is going to pot just like the airport.There is nothing of interest to report in regard to aircraft or airport activity.
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Old 5th Jun 2014, 22:47
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The building used for the cannabis farm was on land not owned by the airport, so a little unfair that the press made it seem like it was on the airport. Bit cheeky nonetheless though, when you have a state of the art helicopter next door with the tech to hunt down such farms! Must have been a case of keep your enemies close!?
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Old 5th Jun 2014, 22:57
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ILS32 - might be worth comparing activity levels between DTV and either Exeter or Norwich airports. DTV gets considerably fewer passengers than either of these other 2 airports yet generates far more posts on PPRuNe. Perhaps a case now that what is ultimately a quiet provincial airport doesn't actually have that much of significance to be said about it ?
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Old 6th Jun 2014, 07:48
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I understand what you are saying but this thread if not careful will end up being used as a wishlist for posters.
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Old 6th Jun 2014, 11:05
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this thread if not careful will end up being used as a wishlist for posters
Many of the airport threads are wishlists for posters, two that stand out in particular are Cardiff and Southend, and if "onyxcrowle" is to be listened to ... onyxcrowle seriously needs help with his MME route suggestions, then this thread comes a close third behind the two already mentioned.
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Old 6th Jun 2014, 12:46
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A bit unfair to include Southend in that list, the only list I can think of is the one I posted and four out of the seven or eight routes quickly came to fruition with the rest having similar profiles. I'm not sure Southend-Groningen is the usual stuff of spotter fantasies
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Old 6th Jun 2014, 16:24
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I've been watching this thread for quite a while now, with the odd post or two in DTV 5... but what can I say?

The airport is pretty much ran down, and with Peel turning down Thomson it seems like another nail in the coffin. But, with Eastern and KLM still operating from the airport, it atleast shows some resilience from the year round characters.

I'm not going to go on about a wishlist, nor am I going to post about any timescales for DTV, because I just don't know. From my point of view, I can see where people are coming from in relation to the London flights - but is it really going to work with half-hourly East Coast services from Darlington (with excellent connections to Thornaby & Middlesbrough), or even 4x daily services from Eaglescliffe by Grand Central?

I feel this route is becoming saturated... and any flights to London would just be moving passengers from one mode to another.

Yes, DTV can move forward, and yes, DTV will - but it'll take time and very good planning.
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Old 6th Jun 2014, 19:34
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I used to be involved in the hotel at which the KLM crew stayed when night stopping. We upgraded the rooms to get the contract.

Even although a Midlander I have, in consequence, a passing interest in developments, or lack of them at the airport.

It occurs to me that a wish list is about the best that can be achieved and the main "interest" is in reading about the political infighting between the Council, Peel and anyone else who has an axe to grind

Is there anywhere on this forum that is less like a living, breathing airport that has a future?
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Old 6th Jun 2014, 21:56
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I'm not going to go on about a wishlist, nor am I going to post about any timescales for DTV, because I just don't know. From my point of view, I can see where people are coming from in relation to the London flights - but is it really going to work with half-hourly East Coast services from Darlington (with excellent connections to Thornaby & Middlesbrough), or even 4x daily services from Eaglescliffe by Grand Central?

I feel this route is becoming saturated... and any flights to London would just be moving passengers from one mode to another.

Yes, DTV can move forward, and yes, DTV will - but it'll take time and very good planning.
Agreed as far as a generic "London" route is concerned. What is needed, and isn't going to happen, is a LHR-specific route, for a connection to hub (and therefore to the world) and to the booming Thames Valley. This an area that needs serious regeneration and inward investment.

The BD MME-LHR route was supported for over 40 years, through boom and bust. Could its demise may have more to do with asset-stripping of LHR slots by BD's owners rather than the route's sudden lack of viability?

LHR-INV, LHR-JER, and LHR-LBA also ended at the same time. Funny how they all went "belly-up" at the same time.........
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Old 7th Jun 2014, 05:46
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Is there anywhere on this forum that is less like a living, breathing airport that has a future?
Manston...

also, how about Coventry, Lydd, Carlisle? I'm struggling now...

The BD MME-LHR route was supported for over 40 years, through boom and bust. Could its demise may have more to do with asset-stripping of LHR slots by BD's owners rather than the route's sudden lack of viability?
Probably a bit of both, but it's history now.
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Old 7th Jun 2014, 05:51
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In all fairness they were struggling to fill a 50 seater. The route declined for numerous reasons but the demand very definitely shrunk significantly over the years.
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Old 7th Jun 2014, 06:19
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Is there anywhere on this forum that is less like a living, breathing airport that has a future?
Manston...

also, how about Coventry, Lydd, Carlisle? I'm struggling now...
I'm not struggling,

Plymouth, Penzance, Tresco, Angelsey, Swansea, Ipswich, Cambridge, Oxford, Gloucestershire, Chester/Hawarden, Shoreham, a good percentage of the HIAL airports ... my finger is hurting now
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Old 8th Jun 2014, 15:17
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Fa2fi they weren't struggling to fill a 50 seater at all! The problems on the LHR are well documented and revolved around BMI's desire to use the slots elsewhere.
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