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Old 28th Mar 2018, 12:47
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GFBEF was on local test flight
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 08:22
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Ex. ASL Bae146-300QT ECMFT arrived yesterday on delivery to Jota first of 4 I understand
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 10:06
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If JOTA is taking 4 Bae146 cargo configured planes, I feel that they must be on some sort of promise of business to come. I wonder whether we'll see some cargo operations from SEN? Perhaps the construction of the new business park has some bearing on this. I suppose we'll just have to wait and see.
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 12:40
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JOTA have been very sensible over their slow expansion. I'm sure they wouldn't be purchasing four more 146s speculatively.
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 13:29
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Jota are recruiting pilots and cabin crew. So, some sort of expansion plan is coming together. Good for them, good for the airport too.
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 15:43
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Originally Posted by DC3 Dave View Post
Jota are recruiting pilots and cabin crew. So, some sort of expansion plan is coming together. Good for them, good for the airport too.
Up until now Jota merely position in and out empty on most flights, but maybe there is something planned in conjunction with Stobart? As always, time will tell.
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 15:55
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Wrong thread sorry

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Old 29th Mar 2018, 16:00
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I am thinking the first of the pair of entrances will be opening in time for the moving of the arrivals area next week.
Say again please?
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 16:02
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Think he may be refering to LTN !!!
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 16:08
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Think he may be refering to LTN !!!
Of course he is....but don't let that get in the way of a missed post!! Meanwhile back at SEN....!
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 18:29
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Jota are recruiting pilots and cabin crew. So, some sort of expansion plan is coming together. Good for them, good for the airport too.
Apparently all four aircraft will be parted out for spares. End of excitement.
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 22:27
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Originally Posted by tophat27dt View Post
Apparently all four aircraft will be parted out for spares. End of excitement.
JOTA's plans to expand their freight business have been in the public domain for quite a while. Presumably these QTs, or at least some of them, are going to be put into service to that end. EC-MEO, -MHR & -MID all due by July to join -MFT at SEN.
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Old 30th Mar 2018, 13:33
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Certainly an intriguing but retrograde step I would have thought for ENZ with the machines as quoted..

Never the most reliable of types these particular frames are nigh on 30 years old & have always been in a cargo config since delivery so I would imagine the work & cost of conversion to the pax role would be prohibitive.

Which leaves as far as ops go the QT role,however the type was never really utilised in niche cargo roles in Europe but between the main cargo centres until superseded by larger a/c & economics.

The A300F at STN dispensed with 2/3 QT rotations per night when introduced back in the time.

Most cargo work at night has developed into very slick operations centred on EMA & STN nowadays with even the B733F being replaced in part by the 734F for economics.

The Post Office has reduced their own contract flying over recent times too.

So I fail to see where the market is for ENZ.
Perhaps the only solution could only be on a contracted in basis for the big players out of their own hubs.

Breaking for spares seems reasonable until the numbers of RJ`s that have ended their days in the UK as components in the last couple of years is considered,& much younger frames too.

Anyways is it JOTA or Jota,everyone states it differently & can anybody indicate why the prefix is ENZ & why "Enzo" as the callsign?.
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Old 30th Mar 2018, 15:07
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AIR MALTA

According to the SEN website the flights to Malta (Air Malta) start on May 8th but on Air Malta's website they appear to commence on May 4th. Why the discrepancy? I assume the airline's website is correct as they're quoting prices for May 4th onwards. Oh dear!!!
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Old 30th Mar 2018, 15:09
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Originally Posted by southside bobby View Post
Certainly an intriguing but retrograde step I would have thought for ENZ with the machines as quoted..

Never the most reliable of types these particular frames are nigh on 30 years old & have always been in a cargo config since delivery so I would imagine the work & cost of conversion to the pax role would be prohibitive.

Which leaves as far as ops go the QT role,however the type was never really utilised in niche cargo roles in Europe but between the main cargo centres until superseded by larger a/c & economics.

The A300F at STN dispensed with 2/3 QT rotations per night when introduced back in the time.

Most cargo work at night has developed into very slick operations centred on EMA & STN nowadays with even the B733F being replaced in part by the 734F for economics.

The Post Office has reduced their own contract flying over recent times too.

So I fail to see where the market is for ENZ.
Perhaps the only solution could only be on a contracted in basis for the big players out of their own hubs.

Breaking for spares seems reasonable until the numbers of RJ`s that have ended their days in the UK as components in the last couple of years is considered,& much younger frames too.

Anyways is it JOTA or Jota,everyone states it differently & can anybody indicate why the prefix is ENZ & why "Enzo" as the callsign?.
It is named after the owners youngest son, 11 years old Enzo.
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Old 30th Mar 2018, 15:10
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Originally Posted by SEN Observer View Post
According to the SEN website the flights to Malta (Air Malta) start on May 8th but on Air Malta's website they appear to commence on May 4th. Why the discrepancy? I assume the airline's website is correct as they're quoting prices for May 4th onwards. Oh dear!!!
Never believe the airport website.
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Old 30th Mar 2018, 15:19
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Just been to Thorpe Bay station, packed with air travellers using the shuttle bus from the airport. Probably between 40-50 people with cases got on my train. Some more got on at Southend Central I think.

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Old 30th Mar 2018, 16:09
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Learn something every day...thanks for the info tophat27dt...
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Old 30th Mar 2018, 16:55
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Originally Posted by southside bobby View Post


Anyways is it JOTA or Jota,everyone states it differently & can anybody indicate why the prefix is ENZ & why "Enzo" as the callsign?.

The pronunciation, if that is what you are asking, is like 'JOE' not 'JOT' as I have heard their name incorrectly pronounced by a few.
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Old 30th Mar 2018, 17:16
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Yes like that pronunciation better...not nearly as harsh.

Some type with initials JOTA & some lower case Jota....being pedantic I know.
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