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Old 24th Jun 2020, 13:43
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....a consortium of Babcock and Loganair, who will operate out of Sumburgh instead of Scatsta.
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Old 24th Jun 2020, 20:54
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Originally Posted by Buster the Bear View Post
I had assumed that they were taken for spares, but registering them would seem that may not be the case?
Think you'll find its to do with regulations concerning using airframes for spares, and needing certification from Australia for any items removed as spares while still Aussie reg.

Putting them on G reg saves a whole heap of paperwork issues

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Old 24th Jun 2020, 22:43
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They have been G reg for years, change of ownership took place recently.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 07:39
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..... since 4th July 2014 in fact.
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 13:18
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Eastern applied for 38 slots at LHR (presumably for MME-LHR?) for the upcoming winter season and got none. In fairness, hardly any airlines got any extra slots.

https://www.acl-uk.org/wp-content/up...Report-NEW.pdf
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Old 26th Jun 2020, 13:23
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Originally Posted by tigertanaka View Post
Eastern applied for 38 slots at LHR (presumably for MME-LHR?) for the upcoming winter season and got none. In fairness, hardly any airlines got any extra slots.

https://www.acl-uk.org/wp-content/up...Report-NEW.pdf
Yet interestingly Flybe is still allocated 190 slots...
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Old 2nd Jul 2020, 22:52
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Airbus

Do Eastern still have a contract with Airbus/Bae?
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Old 2nd Jul 2020, 23:09
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Originally Posted by Wolfgang5150 View Post
Do Eastern still have a contract with Airbus/Bae?
No, BMI took it and then Loganair continued it after their cessation.
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Old 4th Jul 2020, 07:45
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Originally Posted by Gunfighter52 View Post
Embraer 145 5N-BWQ has returned from its stint in Nigeria and will return to service as G-CIYX.
I note this aircraft has been re-registered as 2-TEZK to Eastern Airways International Ltd. on 07 May 2020

Is it still the plan that this aircraft will return to service with Eastern Airways at G-CIYX? Since the others are available for sale currently, does this mean the ERJs are being phased out?
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Old 4th Jul 2020, 08:34
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145

The Eastern 145s are all up for sale and being phased out of the fleet. In favour of the 41s, Saab 2000s, ATRs and 170s second one is due to return as well. Once more atrs arrive the Saabs will eventually leave. And the 41s will continue in service until God knows when.
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Old 4th Jul 2020, 15:33
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Wasn’t sure if the Ex Flybe Dash 8-Q400’s for sale or lease on Skyworld Aviation, was going to Eastern Airways, I do notice that there is ERJ 190 100 LR for sale/lease/ACMI on there as well.

This includes the 3 Embraer ERJ 145 for sale
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Old 10th Jul 2020, 14:35
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Originally Posted by PintofDoom View Post
The Eastern 145s are all up for sale and being phased out of the fleet. In favour of the 41s, Saab 2000s, ATRs and 170s second one is due to return as well. Once more atrs arrive the Saabs will eventually leave. And the 41s will continue in service until God knows when.
Is there 4 or more ATRs to come and still 3 e190 to come?
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Old 10th Jul 2020, 15:02
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Originally Posted by allan1987 View Post
Is there 4 or more ATRs to come and still 3 e190 to come?
As far as I know there are no longer plans for the 190s. The ATRs maybe expanded if more can be leased although this is dependent on how the new routes perform.
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 07:36
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Originally Posted by PintofDoom View Post
The Eastern 145s are all up for sale and being phased out of the fleet. In favour of the 41s, Saab 2000s, ATRs and 170s second one is due to return as well. Once more atrs arrive the Saabs will eventually leave. And the 41s will continue in service until God knows when.
W20 schedule has started to be released. Looks like they are planning to base at least 4 ATRís at SOU.

Routes that have yet to released for W20 are.

Aberdeen to Teeside
Cardiff to Anglesey
Cardiff to Teeside
Southampton to Teeside
Teeside to Dublin
Teeside to London City

https://www.easternairways.com/annou...us-information

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Old 12th Jul 2020, 10:00
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Saab 2000s

According to Jethros, KA and KB have been returned to Lessor. This just leaves 2 2000s now; RZ has gone to Orebro, (presumably for a C check) and EB.

Wonder if they are going to replace them (and the 145s if they manage to sell them) with ATRs?
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 10:44
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RZ has been returned as well.
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 14:44
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Must be a good time to pick up some reasonable ATRs with a number of airlines ceasing operations, there's a fleet of planes at LIAT Airlines for a start, oldest 7 years old.
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 14:55
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Yes - would imagine there are deals to be struck for companies with good financial support.
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 16:17
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Yes - would imagine there are deals to be struck for companies with good financial support.
I think youíve hit the nail on the head. The plan for extra ATRs at Southampton with nothing to keep the aircraft busy between morning and evening is an interesting move for both aircraft and crew utilisation.

Lessors will be desperate to place aircraft but only with airlines with strong credit ratings. The only thing worse than an aircraft not on lease is an aircraft impounded with the lessor having to pay big airport and Eurocontrol bills to reclaim their asset. With the Flybe experience having scarred many, credit-worthiness of airline lessees will be critical.

Iíd heard the Saab 2000 leases ended in acrimony after a big fall-out with the lessor. The lessor has no new customer for the aircraft but apparently did not want to leave them with Eastern anyway. Itíll be interesting to see if ATR lessors feel differently.
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Old 12th Jul 2020, 16:40
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What's the status of the first 2 ATR's - owned or leased? Where they part of the buy back deal from Bristow?
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