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Old 15th Jan 2020, 09:02
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What is up with MAJT?

Currently in HUY
Went tech at Teesside in early December, had an engine change, then made a few failed attempts to depart before finally leaving last week.
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Old 15th Jan 2020, 14:33
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G-MAJZ

Just been told this aircraft is to be scrapped as its been deemed non viable to pass a C check and become air worthy again.
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Old 15th Jan 2020, 14:56
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Different web sites seem to show differing fleet types and numbers, so what exactly is the current operating fleet situation. Does anybody know ???

What airports are the fleet based at.



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Old 15th Jan 2020, 16:21
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Fleet

Currently there is JA/JB/JD/JL/JT/JU of the j41s. They move around the network as and when required to balance out their usage.

KA/KB/RZ of the saab 2000s, mainly based in ABZ

CY/CZ ATRs based in ABZ

MR/SK 145s. Rotate through HUY and RDZ when required. SK preferred for charters as has the extra galley space for 2 half carts and the 3 ovens. And its an LR model

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Old 15th Jan 2020, 17:58
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What routes do the J41's operate on? I know one is based at CWL for the RAF Valley & NCL/ABZ flights but curious to know their utilisation elsewhere? They seem to be dropping quickly and with only 6 in the fleet there can't be much scope to keep them going.
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Old 15th Jan 2020, 18:54
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Routes for the 41s are LBA-SOU, MME-ABZ(if there is an aircraft), currently has a saab or 145 dropping in. NCL-ABZ/NCL-CWL-VLY, WRT-marham-conningsby-lossimouth(when required).

2 41s will be based in ABZ soon to replace the saab 2000s on the ABZ-LSI for BP.
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Old 17th Jan 2020, 07:36
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https://www.shetnews.co.uk/2020/01/1...-numbers-fall/
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Old 30th Jan 2020, 16:59
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Is the embraer 170 operating flights yet.
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Old 30th Jan 2020, 17:52
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Have they got any current crew.
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Old 30th Jan 2020, 19:20
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Originally Posted by N707ZS
Have they got any current crew.
Good question
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Old 30th Jan 2020, 21:52
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Heard quite a few horror stories from crew. How on earth do they keep surviving?
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Old 3rd Feb 2020, 13:28
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Are there any plans to take on new staff at Teesside or will the crews just be moved from Newcastle.
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Old 3rd Feb 2020, 20:20
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Their deluded plan is for ncl crew to commute to mme before transitioning down that way.

Personally i would not relocate towards the teeside area but thats just me.
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Old 4th Feb 2020, 06:59
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Surely if the crew are NCL based and are then rostered to fly from MME, their duty starts at NCL base.
The crew would be put in a taxi or crew transport, or given a travel allowance, or possibly the aircraft positions empty with crew down to MME>?
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Old 4th Feb 2020, 08:02
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Originally Posted by rog747
Surely if the crew are NCL based and are then rostered to fly from MME, their duty starts at NCL base.
The crew would be put in a taxi or crew transport, or given a travel allowance, or possibly the aircraft positions empty with crew down to MME>?
Erm, no. The crew would be in a hire car from NCL, operate 4 sectors and hire car back to NCL. Then come back in the next day and do it all over again. For months. Years.
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Originally Posted by rog747
Surely if the crew are NCL based and are then rostered to fly from MME, their duty starts at NCL base.
The crew would be put in a taxi or crew transport, or given a travel allowance, or possibly the aircraft positions empty with crew down to MME>?
Anything is possible with Eastern. Staff will probably be expected to relocate to MME at their own expense and be told to be grateful they have a job.

Looks like LM have well and truly shoved them out of NCL which has been an Eastern base for at least 15 years! The same could be said of the NWI base as well. The MME experiment is a last ditch attempt to hold onto their NE roots, itís their only option.
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Old 4th Feb 2020, 14:42
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Erm, no. The crew would be in a hire car from NCL, operate 4 sectors and hire car back to NCL. Then come back in the next day and do it all over again. For months. Years.
Crew fatigue is nobodies friend.
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Didn't think they were keeping anything at Newcastle.
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Old 13th Feb 2020, 07:16
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Is the embraer 170 operating flights yet.
Set off from Tarbes for HUY on 11/02, but had to return.
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I canít see the Newcastle LM base being there for that much longer. Especially when now itís connected directly to the LM superbase of ABZ, and to EDI indirectly via Norway. Much cheaper just to service NCL from Scottish bases with cheaper LM infrastructure, like theyíre in the process of doing with NWI.

So I reckon Eastern will be back in Newcastle before you know it.
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