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Old 8th Mar 2018, 19:33
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Yes, basically 0630 - 2300. With an additional 90 (passenger) flights per month allowed to land 2300 - 2330.
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 19:37
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This reminds me of when I lived in the east midlands and needed to get to/from LHR, the public transport would entail, to refresh my memory I've just checked it out on traveline.info:

A 10 minute walk to the bus stop
A 46 minute bus journey
A 9 minute wait at bus stop
A 3 minute bus journey
A 5 minute walk to rail station
A 22 minute wait for a train
A 28 minute train to Luton
A 27 minute wait for a coach
A 1 hour 25 minute coach to LHR

Total journey time 4 hours ... Or as I opted ... F' that for a game of soldiers and hire 2 one-way hire cars.

So any train, bus or coach service are only useful for those living on the route(s) and it's not just SEN that may have such a problem, even LHR was a hightmare to get to for me.
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Old 9th Mar 2018, 05:23
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Originally Posted by Expressflight View Post
Actually GRQ increases from 6 x weekly this Winter to 17 x weekly for Winter 2018/19. I didn't realise that BUD had been dropped for this summer; only bookable until 23rd March 2018.

Stobart certainly are showing confidence in the routes they launched last autumn.
Will they need additional aircraft to operate all these flights?
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Old 9th Mar 2018, 07:25
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The Winter timetable as published fully commits two ATRs and at first glance seems to require three E195s. It represents a 50% increase on the Winter 2017/18 timetable at the time of its release.
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Old 9th Mar 2018, 08:50
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Selling the airport will be the real value add for shareholders
Do you still think it's worth 1bn?
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Old 9th Mar 2018, 08:55
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Arrivals are not permitted after 2330.
Nothing to do with arrivals. Many passengers on tight budgets like to settle down in the late evening in the terminal particularly if there is no way to get to the airport for early morning flights. It might make the place look untidy but most airports tolerate it.
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Old 9th Mar 2018, 10:33
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The Winter timetable as published fully commits two ATRs and at first glance seems to require three E195s. It represents a 50% increase on the Winter 2017/18 timetable at the time of its release.
I am curious to know how an airline thinks when it must consider routine maintenance and unserviceabilities. A large airline would always have a spare aircraft on standby, but how does a base with 5 aircraft plan on that? Or is it an acceptable gamble versus screwing the passengers?
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Old 9th Mar 2018, 10:48
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Originally Posted by DC3 Dave View Post
Yes, basically 0630 - 2300. With an additional 90 (passenger) flights per month allowed to land 2300 - 2330.
The Noise Action Plan approved by DEFRA in March 2012 shows that it's actually arrivals and departures that are included within that allowance of 90 monthly passenger flight movements which may be scheduled between 23:00 and 23:30.

A monthly quota of 120 movements, limited to QC1 aircraft and excluding helicopters, are allowed between 23:00 and 06:30 although no passenger flights can be scheduled within those hours with the exception of those mentioned above. Delayed scheduled flights and diversions are excluded from the monthly quota, as are emergency, military, government and police flights as well as those by QC exempt aircraft.

I'm assuming that this Noise Action Plan is the one currently in force.
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Old 10th Mar 2018, 07:37
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Originally Posted by tophat27dt View Post
I am curious to know how an airline thinks when it must consider routine maintenance and unserviceabilities. A large airline would always have a spare aircraft on standby, but how does a base with 5 aircraft plan on that? Or is it an acceptable gamble versus screwing the passengers?
I would say that in general you don't have spare base availability but you do have spare fleet availability which you use to firefight any unservicability as and where it crops up. You should have no peak season major maintenance planned and routine work and allowable defect rectification would be carried out overnight by your line maintenance engineers, these being either in-house or contractors. That's how it was in my experience some time ago anyway.
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Old 10th Mar 2018, 08:09
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Originally Posted by Expressflight View Post
I would say that in general you don't have spare base availability but you do have spare fleet availability which you use to firefight any unservicability as and where it crops up. You should have no peak season major maintenance planned and routine work and allowable defect rectification would be carried out overnight by your line maintenance engineers, these being either in-house or contractors. That's how it was in my experience some time ago anyway.
So would it not make sense for Stobart Air to have their own maintenance bay in the big hangar with engineers certified on types to keep things moving. There have been too many delays the past few days due to technical which might lose customers returning another day.
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Old 10th Mar 2018, 10:20
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They do have maintenance facilities at all bases and engineers and workshop facilities available to keep things running.
But sometimes the tech issues require more time - overall the tech reliability isn't that bad but somehow tech issues often come in waves.

There is sufficient contingency in the operation as has been demonstrated when things go wrong.
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Old 10th Mar 2018, 10:28
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I don't know how Stobart Air compare to others in regard to delay / cancellation due to technical issues, but servicing is prescribed and mandatory regardless who carries it out.

Having skilled engineers on standby and an inventory of parts is incredibly expensive (though less so if you own the airport) which is why it is often contracted out to specialists.

The reliability of aircraft type is a big factor. I have read a number of posts suggesting that the E jets are not the best in that regard, I wouldn't know. Certainly, the last thing Stobart need is a reputation for poor reliability, so they should take all reasonable steps to maintain a high standard.
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Old 10th Mar 2018, 11:49
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When there are problems at SEN it is the E195s that are the problem without exception, and it has happened frequently.

The ATRs have been incredibly reliable, that said for this season they only need two at once for a brief period in the afternoon and one two or three evenings. The test will come this summer
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Old 10th Mar 2018, 22:48
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I wonder if, in the light of recent experience, someone at Stobart is thinking about leasing Bombardier C-series jets rather than E-jets.....? 'twould make sense.
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Old 11th Mar 2018, 10:37
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Originally Posted by Barling Magna View Post
I wonder if, in the light of recent experience, someone at Stobart is thinking about leasing Bombardier C-series jets rather than E-jets.....? 'twould make sense.
I am sure they are already sitting round a large table discussing the future, but they won't tell us until it's concrete. Maybe it depends also on the Flybe Stobart link up.

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Old 11th Mar 2018, 18:35
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HaHa. He is a true Motley Fool getting his London airports mixed up!
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Old 12th Mar 2018, 10:26
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Carlisle flights to be operated 2 daily by Loganair.

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Old 12th Mar 2018, 10:44
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Loganair have a couple of Dornier 328s in addition to SAAB 340s and 2000s don't they? The ideal fleet to build a route from Carlisle to London.
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Old 12th Mar 2018, 12:49
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