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Old 14th Apr 2022, 19:36
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Noticed FX47 CDG-EMA-IND not operated last couple of nights is this planned break over easter or was it just a temporary flight
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 19:12
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Noticed FX47 CDG-EMA-IND not operated last couple of nights is this planned break over easter or was it just a temporary flight
FX47 returns tonight after a break over the Easter period I believe
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Old 24th May 2022, 20:18
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DHL Air UKs next 777F G-DHLX is currently on delivery flight to East Midlands due 05:00 25/5

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Old 24th May 2022, 21:25
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I guess you mean 05:00 on the 25th?
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Old 10th Jun 2022, 23:39
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Trouble tonight, few diversions, DHLs to STN and LTN, RYRs gone to MAN?
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Old 10th Jun 2022, 23:52
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Trouble tonight, few diversions, DHLs to STN and LTN, RYRs gone to MAN?
drone activity I believe close to the airfield, maybe in connection with the Download Festival at Donnington Park? Airfield now re-open, diversions also went to Birmingham and Leeds/Bradford
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Old 11th Jun 2022, 15:22
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drone activity I believe close to the airfield, maybe in connection with the Download Festival at Donnington Park? Airfield now re-open, diversions also went to Birmingham and Leeds/Bradford
The drone situation has hit the BBC News website UK front page. I would imagine that these incidents, and there was one the previous day as well, will probably ensure that the Download Festival will not be returning to EMA next year as the airport and the CAA are surely likely to object to it doing so not only on commercial grounds, but more so because being so close to the airport and threshold of RW09 there is clearly a danger to aviation. That would of course be extremely disappointing for festival goers, most of whom aren't quite so stupid, and to Donington Park and local businesses for whom I am sure the revenue is more than welcome.

However Leicestershire Country Council really needs to decide which enterprise, EMA or Donington Park is of most value to the region in terms of economic benefit and employment and ensure that the airport operation, not just from Download but also other racing and other events, is not adversely effected whether from an operation perspective, or from the perspective of customers, whether passengers or freight operators accessing the airport facilities. If they deem Donington Park to be of greater benefit then so be it, but I would doubt that Donington Park sustains even 5% 0f the number of full time jobs that EMA and the surrounding associated businesses do.
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Old 11th Jun 2022, 15:41
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Who was there first?
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Old 11th Jun 2022, 15:50
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My guess is some kind of muddle through will be negotiated, Download has been a pain for years - traffic, Pyros during performances, poor lighting security etc but still it returns - needs the Freight boys to lean on someone big time to stop it.
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Old 11th Jun 2022, 16:01
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Who was there first?
As an active facility EMA.

IIRC the Wheatcroft family didn't reactivate the racing circuit until the mid 1970s, around 10 years after Castle Donington was opened to commercial traffic. Download came along very much later.
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Old 11th Jun 2022, 16:16
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The circuits pre-war, the airfield 1943
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Old 11th Jun 2022, 16:25
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The circuits pre-war, the airfield 1943
Correct, however it was inactive for decades, as was the airfield. The airport was opened considerably earlier than the circuit in modern times.

The two entities often conflict especially during the summer season and LCC need sort which one brings most to the table economically and make day to day planning decisions accordingly.
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Old 11th Jun 2022, 16:31
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Correct, however it was inactive for decades, as was the airfield. The airport was opened considerably earlier than the circuit in modern times.

The two entities often conflict especially during the summer season and LCC need sort which one brings most to the table economically and make day to day planning decisions accordingly.
Or they can work out how they can co-exist. When Monsters of Rock started in 1980, the biggest inconvenience to sleepy EMA was keeping the staff awake...
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Old 11th Jun 2022, 17:45
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Or they can work out how they can co-exist. When Monsters of Rock started in 1980, the biggest inconvenience to sleepy EMA was keeping the staff awake...
Of course you're correct, and there is a simple answer, just one word - infrastructure.

Were the current A453 that runs parallel to the passenger and cargo facilities to be a dedicated access route to the airport, and a new by-pass road offering access to Donington Park and onward towards Breedon on the Hill and Ashby built that would go a long way towards alleviating the congestion and disruption to Airport users, both passenger and logistics that suffer with every largish event at the Donington Park site. Will it happen? Given the UK record on sensible infrastructure developments I wouldn't place a bet on it.

However, the question of Download and the air safety aspects - drones now, pyrotechnics as @almost professional mentioned and I wouldn't mind betting if not already, but at some stage the misuse of [email protected] pens - may be insurmountable. Nobody would want to see an accident caused as a result of activities at an event not related to the event itself, and it is questionable whether Download should be allowed to continue in its current form on that site. It may be an accident looking for somewhere to happen.
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Old 13th Jun 2022, 14:21
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IPS Airways to operate a A330 Mondays to Islamabad and Sundays to Lahore begins Monday 8th August. Feel like weve been down this road before so we shall see..
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Old 13th Jun 2022, 14:47
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IPS Airways to operate a A330 Mondays to Islamabad and Sundays to Lahore begins Monday 8th August. Feel like weve been down this road before so we shall see..
I share your scepticism! Company registered in July 2021, one director, paid up share capital 100 shares at 1 each. No accounts filed yet. Unsurprisingly no AOC issued by the CAA, so just a "virtual airline", but worse, one with no assets.

Question is, why would anyone give their money to a business like this to transport them to Pakistan, or frankly anywhere a lot closer! I am not in the least surprised that the airport PR machine hasn't jumped all over this one, it appears to be a prime candidate for an unglamorous appearance on Watchdog or Rip-off Britain (BBC TV shows).

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Old 27th Jun 2022, 19:53
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Couple to note -

DHL AIR have re introduced its EMA-BRU-MIA-EMA route (767F) albeit only 1 weekly compared to the original 6 weekly MIA route

Also the daily DHL Air EMA-CVG-EMA run is now operated by a 777F instead of the 767F.

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