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Old 26th Feb 2018, 11:48
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Originally Posted by Harry Wayfarers View Post
They had an opportunity to develop a network of flights out of NQY, LON, MAN, Scotland, Ireland etc., after they bought Air Southwest, they could have painted up a Saab or few in ASW livery, but rather than accept such an opportunity they opted to shut ASW down as quickly as they possibly could leaving the door open for the likes of Flybe to move in.
I have to admit for a company buying a small airline like ASW, it was strange how in less than 12 months, they had shut Plymouth Airport, and then closed down the airline, not even giving it half a chance to change. I believe half the problem was that the Q300s could only take half a load of passengers at Plymouth due to runway length, so surely putting smaller aircraft and increasing the frequency would have been a better option than closing it down?
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Old 26th Feb 2018, 13:42
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I think the average year one is about £45k
Ok, Thanks.
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Old 27th Feb 2018, 22:04
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T3’s weekday flights from ABZ-NWI are showing as being operated by BMI Regional on behalf of Eastern Airways through until the end of the S18 schedule. Flights are operated by a ER4. From what I can gather the lease began just a day after BM dropped there own service on the route.

Does anyone know why they have just not continued to operate one of there own aircraft on the route?
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Old 27th Feb 2018, 23:04
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I see that Eastern are using the Saab 2000 more on the NCL-CWL route. I guessing this is due to crew availability as should be a J41.
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Old 28th Feb 2018, 07:32
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They've closed NWI as a base.

Talking about ABZ I see they evacuated on the runways yesterday.
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Old 2nd Mar 2018, 08:34
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BAladdy They've closed NWI as a base

BMIR &/or Eastern?

If the latter is the writing in the wall for others? Bristows have facilities at ABZ
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Old 2nd Mar 2018, 10:59
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Originally Posted by jamestkirk View Post
They've closed NWI as a base.
Can you expand on that?
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Old 2nd Mar 2018, 11:41
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Eastern have closed their NWI base.

bmi are now operating the flights on behalf of Eastern, but from ABZ and timings from Bmiís former schedule.
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Old 2nd Mar 2018, 13:24
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Eastern are closing NWI as a base and wet leasing BMIR for the NWI-ABZ route.
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Old 2nd Mar 2018, 14:25
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Given they are a small scale operator will that result in job losses at Norwich?
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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 10:50
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Now that eastern airways have two atr72-600 do they just operate on the Aberdeen to scatsta to Aberdeen services only.
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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 11:32
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The ATRs have been through Leeds Bradford a few times recently.
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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 13:09
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Originally Posted by JENKINS View Post
Many years ago, Eastern operated 4 returns NWI-ABZ each weekday. BMI Regional operated 4 as well from ABZ, with the addition of MAN-NWI-ABZ in the evening. Silly use of ERJ aircraft while the situation lasted, with frequent comments to that effect from pilots of both companies.
Those days are long gone now, and they won't be back.
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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 16:21
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The ABZ based ATR72 seems to operate the ABZ-LBA-SOU-LBA-ABZ rotation on a Sunday.
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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 19:09
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Anyone fancy having a punt on when RL and BH will just give up with their airfix airline.........?
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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 19:37
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BH has gone. Rumours of a major row in the office in January and the Companies House records list him as having resigned on 31 January.

Pity anyone left. BH was one of the very few who was a calming influence on RL's more outlandish tendencies.

The rumours of the J41 fleet's days being numbered are interesting. Anyone aware of a definitive plan to retire them? Hope Duxford have room for one.
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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 23:02
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Originally Posted by Flightrider View Post
BH has gone. Rumours of a major row in the office in January and the Companies House records list him as having resigned on 31 January.

Pity anyone left. BH was one of the very few who was a calming influence on RL's more outlandish tendencies.

The rumours of the J41 fleet's days being numbered are interesting. Anyone aware of a definitive plan to retire them? Hope Duxford have room for one.

Seems they are being parked depending what they need done when they go in for heavy maintenance, if it's too much they are being parted out for the remainder of the fleet.

There is a ER4 that has come over from Nigeria, in Bristow paint scheme... are we going to start seeing more paintwork like this across the fleet?
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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 23:03
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Originally Posted by Jay Sata View Post
Given they are a small scale operator will that result in job losses at Norwich?
I'd imagine the crews would be moved to another base, but depending how long said crew decide to stick it out at a base miles from home is anyone's guess!
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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 23:08
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Originally Posted by fjencl View Post
Now that eastern airways have two atr72-600 do they just operate on the Aberdeen to scatsta to Aberdeen services only.
Monday to Friday will be pretty much SCS flying, and once that's done for the day they may be used to cover tech/delays on the schedule. With no SCS flying at weekends, perhaps they cover flying on Sunday's for maintenance on the forever tech Saab's!?

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The ATRs have been through Leeds Bradford a few times recently.
"ATR", singular! The second one, G-IACZ, only arrived in Aberdeen yesterday morning, a day late due to Wx.
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Old 4th Mar 2018, 06:37
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Originally Posted by NOP View Post

There is a ER4 that has come over from Nigeria, in Bristow paint scheme... are we going to start seeing more paintwork like this across the fleet?
Presumably depends on what happens with the flyBe deal?
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