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Old 12th Aug 2019, 16:34
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It all depends on how much money they make. Or don’t make. if they rake it in from a one aircraft base they will keep it
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 19:05
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If I'm not mistaken FR only operate the special short-field performance B738s at SEN, hence the entire schedule is operated wholly by those 3x based a/c.

Could you imagine the operational headache of flying non-based aircraft in from Europe that have to be short field performance... that would be hugely challenging, if not near on impossible.
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 21:08
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Broadly that is correct. A SEN route from an out station could only be operated from a base with enough SFPs to be sure of having one available when needed.
But apparently the FR fleet of SFPs may now total some 45-48 airframes so it may not be as difficult as it appears at first sight.
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 06:29
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I think I agree with you that it would be very problematic to ensure that a non-based SFP aircraft would always be available to operate XXX-SEN flights. Aircraft substitution situations would always arise and if the SFP fleet is really only some 45-48 in number then that speaks for itself. At present SEN aircraft operational swaps always seem to happen at DUB.
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 06:59
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RYR tend to park some aircraft up in the winter don't they- isn't all they need to have a couple parked up somewhere that can be called on.
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 09:29
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May I suggest it is more to do with flight deck crewing having worked there socks off during the summer and very little flying time left in there annual flying hours so a number of aircraft are parked up during the winter plus also a lack of demand.
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Old 19th Aug 2019, 17:40
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Greetings, Stats Fans! The CAA figures for June are available at last. Get crunching you analysts out there.
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Old 19th Aug 2019, 18:54
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Greetings, Stats Fans! The CAA figures for June are available at last. Get crunching you analysts out there.
I have done it..and all written on the LSA forum on Facebook. !
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Old 21st Aug 2019, 09:40
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Advert on airport website as follows: Cargo Security Operatives evening & night shifts, sounds like night freight flights on the cards
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Old 21st Aug 2019, 09:46
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There are already night freight flights in operation, mainly using small aircraft such as Dornier 228s and Metroliners. Maybe JOTA's 146 freightliners will start services.
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Old 21st Aug 2019, 09:47
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Originally Posted by runwayman View Post
Advert on airport website as follows: Cargo Security Operatives evening & night shifts, sounds like night freight flights on the cards
Just in time for Brexit...good planning!
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Old 21st Aug 2019, 10:01
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Originally Posted by Barling Magna View Post
There are already night freight flights in operation, mainly using small aircraft such as Dornier 228s and Metroliners. Maybe JOTA's 146 freightliners will start services.
There are no regular nightly freight flights any more and haven't been for some time, only the odd ad hoc charter. There was talk at one time of Jota starting contract freight flights from SEN so maybe that is a possibility but because the job description says 'security screening of parcels and packages' that sounds more like courier express parcels than palletised freight, so smaller aircraft maybe.
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Old 21st Aug 2019, 10:57
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Of particular note in the ad. it says 'screening of outbound packages'. The airport as far as I am aware, has not as yet invested in an a dedicated cargo xray screening machine, so unless this is being entertained now, it will be still limited the operation to smaller parcel types/aircraft types.

As previous poster said, Brexit would be the time to have all this in place by, particularly as the Government is known looking to find solutions to help iron out any wrinkles that occur from the 1st November onwards, including air freight capability and options. Hopefully conversations will already have been held.
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Old 21st Aug 2019, 11:33
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Does the Binair flight to Germany still operate. I know itís departure wasnít really Ďnightí (circa 9/10pm?) but I think it arrived in the early hours?
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Old 21st Aug 2019, 11:39
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Binair ceased trading in 2018 but Iíve no idea whether another company will have taken on the flights.
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Old 21st Aug 2019, 12:10
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Loganair appear to have dropped one of the three flights to Glasgow. The one that operated from and to Stornoway has been removed and now flights involve a change in Glasgow.

Looks like Aberdeen has also had its lunchtime departure removed from September.
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Old 21st Aug 2019, 13:01
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Thatís a shame. The direct option to SYY is still there northbound but only southbound on a Sunday. Itís a 4:50 journey rest of the week.

The ABZ evening flight has also been retimed a bit earlier which isnít so useful if you want to head up there for the day.
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Old 21st Aug 2019, 13:09
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That's very short notice to just today cancel the lunchtime flights with effect from 2nd September - I wonder why they did that as many people already booked will be greatly inconvenienced. Both GLA and ABZ running at about 56% load factors at the moment, assuming all operated on the ERJ145. Also the lunchtime flights don't seem any less busy than the other two. Moving the 'evening' flights 2 hours earlier will lose a lot of business I think.
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Old 21st Aug 2019, 14:55
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Possibly some sort of announcement tomorrow
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Old 21st Aug 2019, 14:59
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Possibly some sort of announcement tomorrow
I didn't think it was quite that soon but maybe.
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