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Old 25th Apr 2020, 15:40
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Not quite Cardiff but close. A new MRO hangar is to be built at St Athan. Initially it looks like a temporary one capable of housing up to a 738 will be built and then a more permanent one.
https://ukaviation.news/new-mro-hang...t-at-st-athan/
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Old 25th Apr 2020, 17:50
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Originally Posted by PDXCWL45 View Post
Not quite Cardiff but close. A new MRO hangar is to be built at St Athan. Initially it looks like a temporary one capable of housing up to a 738 will be built and then a more permanent one.
https://ukaviation.news/new-mro-hang...t-at-st-athan/
I canít help but point out that they had a really nice MRO facility which is now a car factory.
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Old 25th Apr 2020, 21:27
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They still have an MRO.

https://caerdav.com/
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Old 26th Apr 2020, 00:12
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Originally Posted by runway30 View Post
I canít help but point out that they had a really nice MRO facility which is now a car factory.
Yes and they are building more. Also plans for a paint shop I believe and some sort of training centre.
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Old 26th Apr 2020, 00:12
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Originally Posted by Buster the Bear View Post
They still have an MRO.

https://caerdav.com/
Yes and they are adding more.
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Old 26th Apr 2020, 05:51
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Originally Posted by PDXCWL45 View Post
Yes and they are adding more.
In the rush to prove your vast knowledge you completely missed the point. They had a building, now it is a car factory. A car factory doesn't need an active runway, big opening doors or the building height of a hangar.
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Old 26th Apr 2020, 10:17
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Unfortunately that particular hangar, was incompatible with the maintenance of commercial aircraft mainly due insufficient building height and the low load weight of the floor.
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Old 26th Apr 2020, 10:41
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Originally Posted by taffyhammer View Post
Unfortunately that particular hangar, was incompatible with the maintenance of commercial aircraft mainly due insufficient building height and the low load weight of the floor.
Where does that come from? This is a report of the original PFI procurement

The aircraft hangar will occupy 45,000 square metres and will consist of a 48 bay fast-jet, deep maintenance hangar with full support facilities. The design will be able to accommodate a wide range of military and civil aircraft including C130, A320 and B737 aircraft. The design is also flexible enough to allow for future changes in service requirements.

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Old 26th Apr 2020, 10:59
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I had left the RAF by the time this was built, some former colleagues informed me that what was built was only suitable for fast jet maintenance giving the reasons I had previously posted, Even though RAF St Athan lost the contract to maintain these aircraft. A number of MRO companies over the years have been and gone through the St Athan site, none of them have considered using this hangar?
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Old 26th Apr 2020, 11:14
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Taff, the strategy for the site was made in Wales, control of the building remained with the English. I think you will find that the problem was political rather than technical.
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Old 26th Apr 2020, 20:34
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Originally Posted by runway30 View Post
In the rush to prove your vast knowledge you completely missed the point. They had a building, now it is a car factory. A car factory doesn't need an active runway, big opening doors or the building height of a hangar.
I would say Caerdav and Ecube are the ones needing the runway and who knows who else in the future.
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 06:34
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Cardiff is due a PPE flight at 13.00 today from Cambodia.
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 07:52
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Originally Posted by PDXCWL45 View Post
Cardiff is due a PPE flight at 13.00 today from Cambodia.
https://twitter.com/cardiffonline/st...567397888?s=19
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 08:43
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Originally Posted by jon01 View Post
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There should be another 2 flights later in the week.
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 09:49
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Originally Posted by jon01 View Post
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Are you sure? Pretty sure all that is carrying is Russian tourists from a week or two on a beach in SEA and it seems to be heading towards Moscow.

Edit: Mistaken

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Old 28th Apr 2020, 10:19
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Originally Posted by bravoromeosierra View Post
Are you sure? Pretty sure all that is carrying is Russian tourists from a week or two on a beach in SEA and it seems to be heading towards Moscow.
https://ukaviation.news/first-specia...rdiff-airport/
According to the article it's correct. Further flights will come from China.
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 10:42
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Originally Posted by PDXCWL45 View Post
https://ukaviation.news/first-specia...rdiff-airport/
According to the article it's correct. Further flights will come from China.
Ah fair enough! I see it has now changed trajectory towards the UK.
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 10:53
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Originally Posted by bravoromeosierra View Post
Ah fair enough! I see it has now changed trajectory towards the UK.
Its now just over Belarus. Going to be a long flight about 14 hours in total I reckon.
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 16:49
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200,000 items of PPE and 11 tonnes of medical freight altogether from Cambodia.
https://www.cardiff-airport.com/news...for-welsh-nhs/
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 20:14
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