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Old 8th Mar 2020, 23:17
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I believe it is common practice in the UK to block in an aircraft when seized due to CAA Regulations. From what I read earlier, the aircraft at Glasgow were offered to be towed to remote stands by a ground agency but as the stands these aircraft are on are in effect "flybe stands" ie the ones they always used, the airport has said to leave them where they are until further notice
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Old 9th Mar 2020, 11:48
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The Flybe slots have been returned to BA:

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Old 9th Mar 2020, 11:54
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Good so that puts paid to another stupid rumour that was doing the rounds, namely Connect only bought Flybe so Virgin could have them
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Old 9th Mar 2020, 12:01
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Just about the worst timing to suddenly receive 168 weekly slots...
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Old 9th Mar 2020, 12:07
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Slots won't be affected as no-one will be subject to 80/20 usage due to Covid-19
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Old 9th Mar 2020, 12:21
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Originally Posted by TartinTon
Slots won't be affected as no-one will be subject to 80/20 usage due to Covid-19
That's not official policy yet. ACL have been asked to consider suspending the 80/20 rule but have not yet done so.
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Old 9th Mar 2020, 12:49
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Originally Posted by BA318
That's not official policy yet. ACL have been asked to consider suspending the 80/20 rule but have not yet done so.
The EU has now issued a waiver on the 80/20 rule until June 2020.
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/hans-...065205248-kPQe
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Old 9th Mar 2020, 14:34
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Originally Posted by BA318
The EU has now issued a waiver on the 80/20 rule until June 2020.
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/hans-...065205248-kPQe
It'll end up being waived for the whole of S20...there will be chaos if it isn't.
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Old 9th Mar 2020, 15:13
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Does this however stop applicants for slots which are not being used devising methods such as applying for a Judicial Review, of not being given slots when they are sat there and unused.
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Old 9th Mar 2020, 15:47
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Sad to see 4 x Q400s sitting at GLA with snow ploughs behind them. Do they really think that someone is just going to walk up fire them up and then take off?
I seem to recall in the distant past a 707 being "nicked" from Bristol. Or am I imagining it?
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Old 9th Mar 2020, 16:04
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I know most of what you see in the program isn’t filmed as it happened. But discovery channel do show a program called airplane repo which had previously featured commercial aircraft as well as private aircraft.

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Old 9th Mar 2020, 16:14
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Originally Posted by LGS6753
I seem to recall in the distant past a 707 being "nicked" from Bristol. Or am I imagining it?
Yes, took out some of the landing lights as it went!
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Old 9th Mar 2020, 17:31
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pretty much sums it up

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Old 9th Mar 2020, 17:39
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Originally Posted by ATNotts
Has a former employee taken a copy of the customer database from their office before the airline's demise? I only ask as by coincidence Mrs ATN received an advertising mail in her inbox from Easyjet with whom she hasn't flown for more than 15 years. That is more than a coincidence; anyone else had the same?

If there has been a data breach, and the information commissioner found out, both EZY and the seller of the data could be in hot water.
I've been getting mercilessly spammed by every airline I've ever flown with recently, for some reason...
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Old 9th Mar 2020, 17:44
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Originally Posted by awwdabaaby
I believe it is common practice in the UK to block in an aircraft when seized due to CAA Regulations.
Again, my out of date knowledge may now be as good as BS, but it used to be that you had to be able to demonstrate that you'd taken some kind of action that represented "seizing", and obviously the admin guy in your airport's credit control dept doesn't want to do that by actually flying the aircraft somewhere!
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Old 9th Mar 2020, 20:59
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Originally Posted by airsouthwest
Out of interest does anyone know who is maintaining Flybe's aircraft following their collapse? Are then in warm storage or long term storage at the moment?

Having seen about the supposed 18 Q400s which may have a new lease i'd expect those to be the newest Q400s, mainly the ones acquired from Republic, as some of the oldest I wouldn't be surprised to see being stripped for parts or scrapped given how heavily they have been used. The E175s i can see being snapped up for use in America or Canada.
Airsouthwest, the administrators are keeping a small number of flight ops staff employed to keep the AOC running. They have also kept some flybe engineers on to maintain the aircraft until they leave or otherwise.

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Old 10th Mar 2020, 07:11
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Talk on social yesterday that one of the 6 at SOU is u/s - don't have any more details.
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Old 10th Mar 2020, 16:54
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Probably G-JECM - parked up all day on the eventful 4th. All the other 5 a/c arrived on Wednesday evening.
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Old 11th Mar 2020, 23:24
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The new Hampton by Hilton at Exeter Airport was built mainly due to the Flybe Training school there. Another business that may struggle.
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Old 12th Mar 2020, 12:01
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Originally Posted by SealinkBF
The new Hampton by Hilton at Exeter Airport was built mainly due to the Flybe Training school there. Another business that may struggle.
I think at the moment that any hotel close to an airport is in for a hard time. Friend runs a B&B close to Gatwick and while his trade is 50-50 between business and travel he says the next 2 weeks bookings are only business.

Exeter / SOU etc will recover but the whole industry will be hit so at least they have some breathing space as it is not just them.
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