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Old 13th May 2019, 18:37
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So has Eastern Airways kept the 2 ATR aircraft that were operating for Bristows, now that Eastern has been sold.......
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Old 13th May 2019, 20:45
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Originally Posted by Buster the Bear
That's the American parent company, of which Eastern are no longer a part.
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Old 14th May 2019, 08:46
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But who is now the new owner of EA???
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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.
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Old 14th May 2019, 16:28
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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.
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Old 14th May 2019, 19:45
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Originally Posted by RAFAT

Atlantic Explorer - I disagree that Eastern were a "shambles" before Bristows took over, just my opinion.
You obviously werenít 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 Iím told.
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Old 14th May 2019, 21:10
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https://www.energyvoice.com/other-ne...stern-airways/
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Old 14th May 2019, 21:41
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RAFAT Youíre probably right, organised chaos is probably a better definition.
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Old 15th May 2019, 04:01
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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.

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Old 16th May 2019, 21:49
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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
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Old 17th May 2019, 12:36
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And flybe? Are they are franchisee or not?
It's not even mentioned!
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Old 17th May 2019, 13:50
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Originally Posted by Skipness One Foxtrot
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."
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Old 11th Jun 2019, 20:33
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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.

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Old 13th Jun 2019, 14:38
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Originally Posted by NorthEasterner
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
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Old 25th Jun 2019, 17:32
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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 hangar.

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
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Old 25th Jun 2019, 18:30
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Is there something going to be happening with Connect Airways and Eastern Airways ???????
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Old 25th Jun 2019, 19:26
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T3 fleet

It's more to do whether Eastern remain a franchise partner and everything else that is included from sales, advertising ect
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Old 15th Jul 2019, 05:51
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Top 10

Well at least Eastern have got into the top 10.....of least punctual airlines flying in the UK
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Old 15th Jul 2019, 12:06
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Well at least Eastern have got into the top 10.....of least punctual airlines flying in the UK
A sad reflection on what used to be a great Airline where greed and lack of investment are prevalent.
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Old 22nd Jul 2019, 14:18
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A sad reflection on what used to be a great Airline where greed and lack of investment are prevalent.
surely that is based on previous owners? Need to give current team a chance to sort? See Leeds Southampton going back to 3 times a day Mon-Thurs
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