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Old 5th Oct 2017, 11:34
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Going back to the LGW slot issue, it only changes things for SEN and others if it's EZY that end up with the vacant Monarch slots and they suddenly need to find nine aircraft to throw over there. If BA/IAG or Norwegian get them, it changes nothing because they barely operate north of the river anyway. Either way, unless no one takes them (unlikely) it will still be the case that peak LGW is full and new entrants will be forced to look elsewhere.
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Old 5th Oct 2017, 15:05
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Neo will be at large bases to facilitate the training pilots, engineering and cabin crew trainers gaining authorisation to fly/maintain/serve in the new machine. This will facilitate in-house cascading of training downward.
Dunno about the engineers, but all current EZY pilots are qualified to operate the A320neo, and assume the cabin crew can do the same.......
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Old 5th Oct 2017, 15:43
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Originally Posted by DC3 Dave View Post
neo or ceo, temporary or permanent. Surely this news cannot be regarded as anything other than positive for SEN. Over the last 12 months or so I've read here (I paraphrase) "Southend was a vanity project for EZY executive" Southend is the worst performing of the UK bases" EZY can't wait to get out" and frequently "Hell will freeze over before a fourth based aircraft comes along".

Clearly, easyjet don't share those views. There's no sentiment in their decision. It's not something they had to do.
Quite. And easyJet aren't the fastest expanding airline in the world - this isn't an honour that they've bestowed on many airports!
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Old 5th Oct 2017, 18:59
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I know CC require separate training on the 321 neo but not sure about the 320s
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Old 5th Oct 2017, 19:26
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Engineers do need an extra piece of paper but it's not going to stop one being based at Southend. We've flown it from LTN to many places where the engineers are able to fix it but has to be signed off from Maintenance control due to them not having enough experience on type. Obviously as more and more come online they'll be able to sign things off themselves.
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Old 5th Oct 2017, 19:41
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The engineers will have to attend a NEO differences course (theory and practical) in order to gain approval for the neo.
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Old 5th Oct 2017, 21:58
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It's not an 'ex' office as RBS are still there. I don't think there are plans to close it anytime soon, and its removal would probably have very limited implications for SEN's runway (05).
I'm not thinking runway. The runway will never change from now.
There are lots of works going on , on the north west side.
I was just wondering if the rbs offices would be used by an operator on,the south side
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Old 7th Oct 2017, 07:52
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Read the following article in yesterday's Evening Standard. Wonder if the airport will benefit from the investment in any way?

LOGISTICS giant Stobart, which owns London Southend Airport, today revealed it will invest in a tech start-up which helps travellers get luggage from their door to the airport without having to lift a finger. The firm will provide 2 million to London-founded AirPortr. The company has an app that allows holidaymakers to have a third party deliver their bags and check them in. It is partnered with Gatwick and Heathrow and offered to British Airways customers and is looking to expand with the funding.
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Old 9th Oct 2017, 08:33
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This is a bit of a surprise if you ask me. Especially as it was only extended a couple of years ago and that was only a few years after the original building was finished.

Todays Echo - FIRST_LOOK__Multi_million_pound_extensions_to_Southend_Airpo rt/

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Old 9th Oct 2017, 09:00
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EXPANSION

SEN have announce that a MULTI MILLION POUND extension will start in early 2018 (subgect to planning)..an extension to southern end of terminal to house new baggage/sorting & screening systems to meet new rules starting 1st sept 2018.....also extension to northern end improving baggage reclaim
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Old 9th Oct 2017, 10:21
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Good News.....For the record the multi million extension comes in @ 5M.
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Old 9th Oct 2017, 11:18
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looks like stobarts are staying, dispite what certain people on this web page are saying
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Old 9th Oct 2017, 11:28
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Context & rationale ?...
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Old 9th Oct 2017, 12:26
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Now all they need are some passengers to use it...
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Old 9th Oct 2017, 13:01
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Just for the record Stobart's expediture on SEN improvements this year seems to comprise around 3m on taxiway and apron works, some 1m on FBO improvements currently in progress, a large additional long-stay car park which opened last week and now 5m for the terminal extension. So roughly 10m being spent in total. Not a huge sum but still substantial.

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On that score I'm still hoping ('hopeful' might be too strong a word to use though) that an important announcement may be forthcoming within the next month.

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Old 9th Oct 2017, 13:39
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Nice little item about Milan in yesterdays Mail on Sunday - with a plug for the Stobart Air services from SEN. I believe the Mail on Sunday is the biggest Sunday seller in the UK (sorry to all the left-wingers who crop up regularly here!) - so hopefully will have reached a big audience.
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Old 9th Oct 2017, 13:52
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Originally Posted by Expressflight View Post
Just for the record Stobart's expediture on SEN improvements this year seems to comprise around 3m on taxiway and apron works, some 1m on FBO improvements currently in progress, a large additional long-stay car park which opened last week and now 5m for the terminal extension. So roughly 10m being spent in total. Not a huge sum but still substantial.

tws123

On that score I'm still hoping ('hopeful' might be too strong a word to use though) that an important announcement may be forthcoming within the next month.
You have to think something is in the pipeline or these new improvements plus proposed ones are putting the cart before the horse somewhat.
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Old 9th Oct 2017, 14:01
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Stobart are pretty clued up, the recent investment is future proofing, and good to see. Some of the recent convulsions with Monarch, RyanAir, and the decline of CityJet may throw the plans, allowing more slots elsewhere,
but SEN is steadily building a public awareness of speed quality and efficiency. See the Which surveys.

Remember it took years before LCY scratched the surface.

All this money is not being invested without committment.
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Old 9th Oct 2017, 15:09
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A new airline would be great, but an airline with a substantial operation and growth potential would be even better.
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Old 9th Oct 2017, 16:18
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EssexMan61....What with the comment concerning & to quote "sorry to all the left-wingers who crop up regularly here !!"..
I have pointed out before it is all the side swiping on this airport thread in particular that does nothing to help get a general SEN message across.
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