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Old 27th Sep 2017, 18:10
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Just because they are doing circuits doesn't mean they will be signed off tomorrow. Shortage is with Captains, not cadets
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Old 2nd Oct 2017, 08:49
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Originally Posted by Rob Royston View Post
The hard area is 500ft, looking at Google Earth. It could probably be extended to 1000ft if the will was there. Might help with their 380 hopes as well.


I think they will have more to do than just extend the runway 1000ft or so for the A380. Runway and taxiway width/clearances for a start...
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Old 2nd Oct 2017, 08:58
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Originally Posted by ScotsSLF View Post
Major flurry of FR training activity over the last two days with a 737 and 738 circuit bashing together for long periods. Is this FR trying to train new pilots quickly to try and fill the gaps?
At EMA FR appears to have upped the tempo of training, most days the 73G EI-SEV is in the circuit, but mainly during "office hours". This last week I have seen it going up, and in the circuit well into the evening.
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Old 8th Oct 2017, 20:58
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Originally Posted by billyg View Post
Wishful thinking on your part. With the forthcoming expansion of GLA towards the river there will be new maintenance and cargo space created. GLA representatives have already been talking to Cargolux earlier this year with a view to moving their services once the work is complete in 2019 !
And I can ASSURE you, Cargolux ARE NOT Moving!

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Old 9th Oct 2017, 17:47
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With the increased losses at PIK , which can't be allowed to go on much longer , then Cargolux might not have any say in whether they're moving or not. :-)
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Old 10th Oct 2017, 08:41
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Maybe they wont, but you can be sure they will choose EMA or STN over GLA!
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Old 10th Oct 2017, 08:45
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There's surely no reason why they couldn't shut down commercial passenger ops, while keeping the airport open for freight/GA/training etc.
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Old 10th Oct 2017, 09:19
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Given that the 747-8 is presently banned from using GLA, you are probably correct. I suppose they could use the 747-400 through GLA though.
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Old 10th Oct 2017, 12:41
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You seem more upset at the prospect of GLA gaining Cargolox than you do at the prospect of PIK losing Cargolox.

Fan boy logic right there!
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Old 10th Oct 2017, 14:31
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Excellent input.
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Old 10th Oct 2017, 14:37
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Is main deck cargo loading something GLA wants? Without getting in the middle (again) of ye olde local airporte argument, is there an appetite for 747F operations at Glasgow? Assuming they could unload a B744F on the west apron remotes, the cargo area is on the other side of the airport with limited warehouse facilities. In all honesty, EMA or consolidating at STN would make more sense for CLX. Freight doesn't care which airport it uses but GLA has never done this and has a different focus.
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Old 10th Oct 2017, 16:12
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I can't get excited about this discussion but, out of interest, why is the 747-8 "banned" at GLA?
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Old 10th Oct 2017, 17:23
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Apologies, perhaps banned is the wrong terminology. Not cleared/not approved to use GLA. I assume length or the wingspan is the reason.

http://www.boeing.com/assets/pdf/com...8-Airports.pdf
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Old 10th Oct 2017, 17:41
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There was much detailed looking at STN`s taxiways & parking stands (concrete infilling) in preparation for the B748F with GTI/BAWC..STN was ready thus before LHR because of the parking requirements.
The a/c is Category 10.
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Old 10th Oct 2017, 19:13
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Interesting document GrahamK. Off-topic, but it's a bit bizarre that Damascus are allowed to handle the B748 but the legal disclaimer on the right hand side says that we aren't allowed to tell them!
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Old 12th Oct 2017, 14:59
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Originally Posted by southside bobby View Post
There was much detailed looking at STN`s taxiways & parking stands (concrete infilling) in preparation for the B748F with GTI/BAWC..STN was ready thus before LHR because of the parking requirements.
The a/c is Category 10.
Similar work was done at PIK in preparation for CLX operations. She's a big beast!
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Old 12th Oct 2017, 17:22
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Yes she is...some observers believe it a standard B747 with a few enhancements...
Actually it is a Category above the B744 at Category 10 the same as the A380...
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Old 17th Oct 2017, 18:40
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Ron Smith leaving his post as CEO by the end of this month ? That was short lived !
Trouble at mill ?
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Old 17th Oct 2017, 19:43
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Put the greatest business minds in the world in the top seat and even they won't turn a profit from passenger ops at this airport.
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Old 18th Oct 2017, 12:22
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From Googling, all I can find is that he wanted a flight to Heathrow. It's flying to Heathrow that has left Scotland with restricted routes to the World.
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