Airlines, Airports & Routes Topics about airports, routes and airline business.

Eastern Airways-2

Old 13th May 2019, 16:41
  #401 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Blighty
Posts: 3,663
Given the current demand for oil/gas related flying at Aberdeen how much is Eastern really worth without the asset that is HUY ? I imagine that Richard Lake would have had to put in a sizeable chunk of equity if he borrowed any money from a bank to finance this acquisition. I am wondering if buying Eastern back from Bristow was driven more by emotion than anything else
davidjohnson6 is offline  
Old 13th May 2019, 16:47
  #402 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Europe
Posts: 1,985
Originally Posted by SWBKCB View Post
And on a lighter note...



Statement from Eastern Airways
But no prisoners taken as well:

It’s good to see ‘Scotland’s favourite airline’ with the English owners and senior management team, putting to good use its manipulated position on being unencumbered with the debt of its sister company following the planned merger with flybmi by recreating the same operating environment again, curious planning for sure but cause for a celebratory chuckle all the same.
virginblue is offline  
Old 13th May 2019, 16:55
  #403 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: scotland
Posts: 719
Originally Posted by virginblue View Post
But no prisoners taken as well:
Odd statement to release, not on their own website and currently only picked up on the link posted above.
goldeneye is online now  
Old 13th May 2019, 18:37
  #404 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 589
So has Eastern Airways kept the 2 ATR aircraft that were operating for Bristows, now that Eastern has been sold.......
fjencl is offline  
Old 13th May 2019, 20:45
  #405 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Northumberland
Posts: 4,457
Originally Posted by Buster the Bear View Post
That's the American parent company, of which Eastern are no longer a part.
SWBKCB is offline  
Old 14th May 2019, 08:46
  #406 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Planet earth
Posts: 397
But who is now the new owner of EA???
dboy is offline  
Old 14th May 2019, 11:13
  #407 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Northumberland
Posts: 4,457
But who is now the new owner of EA???
See post #400 - Orient Industrial Holdings Limited, formed in early May and 100% owned by Richard Lake.
SWBKCB is offline  
Old 14th May 2019, 16:28
  #408 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: UK
Posts: 525
I have no doubt that this deal will be a win-win for Richard Lake; if he's paid out anything at all it is likely to be a fraction of what he originally sold it to Bristows for. Having said that, it wouldn't surprise me if Bristows are actually subsidising the deal in order to offload Eastern quickly.

Atlantic Explorer - I disagree that Eastern were a "shambles" before Bristows took over, just my opinion.
RAFAT is offline  
Old 14th May 2019, 19:45
  #409 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: UK
Posts: 45
Originally Posted by RAFAT View Post

Atlantic Explorer - I disagree that Eastern were a "shambles" before Bristows took over, just my opinion.
You obviously weren’t on the same Fleet as I was then!

Was as a great place for many years, but started going downhill about 2009, beyond recognition now I’m told.
Atlantic Explorer is offline  
Old 14th May 2019, 21:10
  #410 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: London
Posts: 391
https://www.energyvoice.com/other-ne...stern-airways/
SealinkBF is offline  
Old 14th May 2019, 21:41
  #411 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: A different hotel to the one crewing told me...
Posts: 179
RAFAT You’re probably right, organised chaos is probably a better definition.
oapilot is offline  
Old 15th May 2019, 04:01
  #412 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: UK
Posts: 525
That's a better description oapilot.

There is no doubt that crews were increasingly shafted as time went on, they weren't a cohesive workforce and nobody fought back so their treatment got worse. Eventually, due to sustained recruitment around the World, many just voted with their feet and left. For whatever reason the HUY management chose to try and tough it out, but with their heads in the sand their ass was truly bitten and crew shortages began to affect the operation, only then did it start to get a little shambolic.

Last edited by RAFAT; 15th May 2019 at 21:35.
RAFAT is offline  
Old 16th May 2019, 21:49
  #413 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Northumberland
Posts: 4,457
Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed, although Mr Lake is believed to have paid substantially less than the £27 million he received for the business in 2017.
P&J - Business as usual for Eastern Airways after sale
SWBKCB is offline  
Old 17th May 2019, 12:36
  #414 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: London
Age: 38
Posts: 431
And flybe? Are they are franchisee or not?
It's not even mentioned!
Skipness One Foxtrot is offline  
Old 17th May 2019, 13:50
  #415 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: UK
Posts: 525
Originally Posted by Skipness One Foxtrot View Post
And flybe? Are they are franchisee or not? It's not even mentioned!
From the article in SWBKCB's link: "Its business employs 350 people and spans scheduled flights as a franchise partner of Flybe, specialist oil and gas contracts, corporate shuttles for blue-chip companies and ad hoc private charter services."
RAFAT is offline  
Old 11th Jun 2019, 20:33
  #416 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: UK
Posts: 140
Eastern's Fleet

Just had a quick look (apologies for any errors) but out of 29 total aircraft only 15 are operating.

J41 (non-op)
G-MAJC (last flew Apr assumed non-Op)
MAJB
G-MAJE through to MAJK
MAJM

S20 (non-op)
G-CDEB (in ORB)
G-CERY (in ORB)
G-CFLU (in BZG) (27may)
G-CIEC (in ORB) (27may)

Might have been discussed before but what are the S20s doing in ORB/BZG, awaiting to be scrapped?

I can only assume the Jetstreams are at end of life/beyond repair and used as spare parts etc. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

NE
NorthEasterner is offline  
Old 13th Jun 2019, 14:38
  #417 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Aberdeen
Posts: 1
Originally Posted by NorthEasterner View Post
Just had a quick look (apologies for any errors) but out of 29 total aircraft only 15 are operating.

J41 (non-op)
G-MAJC (last flew Apr assumed non-Op)
MAJB
G-MAJE through to MAJK
MAJM

S20 (non-op)
G-CDEB (in ORB)
G-CERY (in ORB)
G-CFLU (in BZG) (27may)
G-CIEC (in ORB) (27may)

Might have been discussed before but what are the S20s doing in ORB/BZG, awaiting to be scrapped?

I can only assume the Jetstreams are at end of life/beyond repair and used as spare parts etc. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

NE
I believe the S20s were over for heavy maintenance. Not sure about the J41's
Aberdeen1234 is offline  
Old 25th Jun 2019, 17:32
  #418 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Posts: 17
T3 fleet

The Saabs are currently being returned to their lessor. Only KA/KB/RZ remain in service. These will be gone by November.

The jetstreams are undergoing C checks which is taking longer than expected .

Currently back to two 145s CISK/CHMR one in Rodez other is used around the network if its not in the hanger.

And the two ATRs IACY/Z just fly to shetland with occasional visits to WIC/NWI.

Current plan is get back to profitability, awaiting information from Connect Airways and thank you Bristows but goodbye lol
PintofDoom is offline  
Old 25th Jun 2019, 18:30
  #419 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 589
Is there something going to be happening with Connect Airways and Eastern Airways ???????
fjencl is offline  
Old 25th Jun 2019, 19:26
  #420 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Posts: 17
T3 fleet

It's more to do whether Eastern remain a franchise partner and everything else that is included from sales, advertising ect
PintofDoom is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.