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Old 7th Sep 2018, 17:40
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G-ETAC is outside the hangar at the moment. Not sure when it arrived at GCI.
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Old 7th Sep 2018, 18:01
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Originally Posted by Hermite View Post
G-ETAC is outside the hangar at the moment. Not sure when it arrived at GCI.
Good spot, genuinely thought this had fallen through. Would be a bit awkward if they lose the routes now.
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Old 7th Sep 2018, 18:29
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Originally Posted by Gurnard View Post
As to the ancient Do228s, G-SAYE has not flown for over a month and may be finished. The suggestion still persists that a composite airframe will be produced with SAYE donating its wings to LGIS. We await confirmation.
G-SAYE was out on a medevac flight on the 5th September, so I guess it isn't finished. They do now have enough a/c that don't have the limited loading restriction, so maybe its days are numbered.
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Old 7th Sep 2018, 19:38
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Going off-topic a little... when I was there in July I noticed some civilian-registered RAF-marked King Airs, and the webcam shows one today as well. Are they regulars at GCI?
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Old 7th Sep 2018, 21:04
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G-ETAC

G-ETAC was delivered today via SOU
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 10:29
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Originally Posted by jensdad View Post
Going off-topic a little... when I was there in July I noticed some civilian-registered RAF-marked King Airs, and the webcam shows one today as well. Are they regulars at GCI?
There was I believe 5/6 that were at GCI for a few months awaiting sale after service with the RAF, most have now been sold on.
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 14:27
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That explains it. Thanks for that, Jerbourg.
Just realised I should have posted that on the GCI thread, not the Aurigny one. Apologies.
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 20:08
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Originally Posted by gkmeech View Post
G-ETAC was delivered today via SOU
Just curious, but why are Aurigny's aircraft delivered via a UK airport rather than direct to Guernsey?
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Old 17th Sep 2018, 19:20
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G-OMAF returned to Oberpfaffenhofen today.
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Old 26th Oct 2018, 12:23
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The BBC in the Channel Islands have announced today that Aurigny will stop their Dinard Flights from Guernsey in 2019 stating

The company's board said it based its decision on three key factors:

A lack of demand on the Dinard route in 2018, with under 1,500 bookings, representing a load factor of less than 50%
An 80% decline in passenger numbers over the last 10 years
A need to focus the Dornier resources on the Alderney operation and service levels required by the Public Service Obligation, should Aurigny be successful

Mark Darby, Aurigny's CEO is quoted as saying, "This is not a decision the board has taken lightly, but unfortunately, it just no longer makes commercial sense for us to operate the route. Of course, the way is open for another operator to operate the route should they believe that it would be viable."
So what was the point in the Dorniers? the Alderney route is being tendered, the planes have been late, cost a fortune, leading to the huge losses and now the route is abandoned.
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Old 26th Oct 2018, 17:24
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No need to worry. With “Open Skies” now operating there should be no lack of airlines “champing at the bit” to operate the route ; & the possible runway extension will allow them to operate larger a/c & lower the fares !
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Old 26th Oct 2018, 19:16
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Aurigny does nothing to promote DNR so this is sadly not a surprise, I doubt many Guernsey folk even realise there's a link to France.
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 15:09
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We have discussed before ( several times) the total failure of Aurigny to promote such routes. Yet another one is killed off by their apathy.
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 16:54
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I suppose that if you are operating a route carrying a max. of 150 pax per week, that it doesn't rank very highly in your priorities. Having said that, it is pretty pointless offering services which you do very little to sell !
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Old 21st Nov 2018, 10:19
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I wonder why G-OAUR's tail and rudder have been removed.

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Old 21st Nov 2018, 11:13
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Originally Posted by Hermite View Post
I wonder why G-OAUR's tail and rudder have been removed.


[img]http://www.aurignycam.com/aurignycam/gciwestapron.jpg?Wed%20Nov%2021%202018%2011:16:02%20GMT+0000 %20(GMT)
That Dornier 228 looks intact to me?
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Old 21st Nov 2018, 12:25
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Originally Posted by Jersey32D View Post
That Dornier 228 looks intact to me?
The rudder and horizontal stabilisers are missing.
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Old 1st Dec 2018, 15:03
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Does anyone have any idea what has happened to G-OAUR? It hasn't been out for around a month now, and was last seen on webcam (at least by me) on 21 November with rudder and horizontal stabilisers missing.
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Old 1st Dec 2018, 15:15
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Originally Posted by Hermite View Post
Does anyone have any idea what has happened to G-OAUR? It hasn't been out for around a month now, and was last seen on webcam (at least by me) on 21 November with rudder and horizontal stabilisers missing.
Saw GOAUR on ramp outside AN hangar yesterday 30/11 on webcam with all white rudder and horizon stabs.
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Old 1st Dec 2018, 16:13
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Originally Posted by cobopete View Post

Saw GOAUR on ramp outside AN hangar yesterday 30/11 on webcam with all white rudder and horizon stabs.
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Thanks for the info. I wonder what was wrong with the originals - I don't suppose rudders and horizontal stabalisers are replaced that often.
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