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Old 22nd Jul 2019, 13:20
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Isn't the current team the previous owners?
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Old 22nd Jul 2019, 14:31
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Isn't the current team the previous owners?
Yes, RL is back in charge now. My comment above was directed at his previous tenure and also Bristow.
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 13:24
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Any news of any new routes planned for this airline.
Or any ACMI work for them.
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 13:49
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No News

Currently the airline is full of rumours, but no solid plans.

Talks of MME-BHD
​​​​​​More ATR 72s
More 145s

But its anybody guess as to what will happen.
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 16:53
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Aircraft still in service.
7+ Jetstream 41's = G-MAJB/D/L/T/U/Y/Z
2+ Saab 2000's = G-CDKB & G-CERZ
2+ Embraer 145's = G-CHMR, G-CISK
2+ ATR72-600 = G-IACY & G-IACZ

Also lease Embrear 145 from Loganair to operate Norwich-Aberdeen

Scheduled Flybe Franchise Routes
Aberdeen - Humberside
Aberdeen - Newcastle
Aberdeen - Norwich
Aberdeen - Teeside
Aberdeen - Wick
Newcastle - Cardiff
Cardiff - Anglesey
Leeds/Bradford - Southampton
Rodez - Paris Orly
Oil/Gas industry charters
Aberdeen - Scatsta
Aberdeen - Sumburgh
British Aerospace charters
RAF Coningsby - RAF Marham - BAe Warton

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Old 4th Sep 2019, 18:02
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T3 today combined there late afternoon ABZ-HUY-ABZ and ABZ-NCL-ABZ with a ABZ-NCL-HUY-ABZ flight operated by a ER4. I am guessing this is due to a lack of serviceable J41 aircraft. I am sure passengers the NCL-ABZ passengers will be less than happy with the stop over in HUY especially as it will add nearly 90 mins to there flights time.
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 18:15
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T3 today combined there late afternoon ABZ-HUY-ABZ and ABZ-NCL-ABZ with a ABZ-NCL-HUY-ABZ flight operated by a ER4. I am guessing this is due to a lack of serviceable J41 aircraft. I am sure passengers the NCL-ABZ passengers will be less than happy with the stop over in HUY especially as it will add nearly 90 mins to there flights time.
I saw the early J41 from ABZ-NCL had a technical issue in ABZ and departed an hour late, which allowed the Loganair jet to get the jump. Iím guessing the plane in question (MAJZ) limped back to NCL and was grounded, thus causing the fiasco. A bit of a difficult day for Eastern where ABZ and NCL are concerned.
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 18:47
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Today

Just want to add there is 3 Saab 2000s, G-CDKA also in the fleet this ac was IOM based for BA cityflyer.

When combining flights the aircraft flies into first affected airport so would route ABZ-NCL-HUY. The exception to this would be when the aircraft needs to end in a specific airport.

Previously operated combined flights were ABZ-MME-NCL to ensure the aircraft was at NCL for the early morning rotation.
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 19:01
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I wonder if Eastern put in a bid for the PSO at Dundee airport
Time will tell I guess
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 23:10
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[QUOTE=PintofDoom;10561882]Just want to add there is 3 Saab 2000s, G-CDKA also in the fleet this ac was IOM based for BA cityflyer.

This contract ended over a year ago, did they find a new home for the aircraft ?
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 23:12
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Originally Posted by PintofDoom
Just want to add there is 3 Saab 2000s, G-CDKA also in the fleet this ac was IOM based for BA cityflyer.

This contract ended over a year ago, did they find a new home for the aircraft ?
Its flew a bit more for Eastern in the following months but hasnít flown since 23/08/19.
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Old 5th Sep 2019, 10:50
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KA

Currently in sweden for maintenance checks not sure when it's due back.
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Old 23rd Sep 2019, 19:47
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Any new future UK routes in the pipeline..............
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Old 17th Oct 2019, 13:17
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Eastern service between ABZ - NWI ends next week on the 25th October, as per flybe website and when I contacted Eastern today to ask about the service. Loganair shall be the Sole operator on the route from now on.
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Old 17th Oct 2019, 14:30
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Cranfield

Anybody knows what multiple 41 aircraft are doing at Cranfield?
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Old 17th Oct 2019, 23:10
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Anybody knows what multiple 41 aircraft are doing at Cranfield?
How many of Eastern's Jetstream are in an airworthy condition, can only be about 5 of them
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Old 18th Oct 2019, 08:08
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Are they being phased out or just undergoing maintenance?
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Old 18th Oct 2019, 13:59
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J41s

Currently just JB, JD, JL, JY operational. Plan is to get back to 10 operational but most need C checks and other repairs. Plus they need the new ADS-B equipment fitting.

41s are past it and hated by passengers and some crews alike.
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Old 18th Oct 2019, 16:48
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How many active Saabs and Embraers do they have? If I am not mistaken, they will be down soon to eight scheduled routes that require six aircraft:

#1 @ CWL
#2 @ LBA
#3 @ HUY
#4 @ MME
#5 @ NCL
#6 @ RDZ

#1-#5 are scheduled with J41s, #6 with an ER4. None with a Saab.

Not sure what 10 Jetstreams would be used for? After the tie-up of FlyBE and Loganair, some ABZ-routes offered also by Loganair could be the next to go.
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Old 18th Oct 2019, 17:37
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Fleet

3 saabs, G-CDKA/KB G-CERZ
2 Embraers G-CISK G-CHMR 1 more to join the fleet waiting on more information.
2 ATRs G-IACY/Z

Saabs used on flights to LSI, ATRs used to SCS and to rescue schedule. 145s used for schedule and charters. 41s used on schedule out of NCL/MME/CWL/LBA. HUY changes between 41 and 145. 41 also used out of Warton.
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