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Old 1st May 2022, 16:14
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G-ISLL is apparently awaiting an engine change.
G-ISLO a 'new' frame for the airline is currently at EMA undergoing painting into Blue colours.

I would guess Alsie are covering for the tech LL so no real issues here really..
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Old 1st May 2022, 19:10
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Originally Posted by Jerbourg
G-ISLL is apparently awaiting an engine change.
G-ISLO a 'new' frame for the airline is currently at EMA undergoing painting into Blue colours.

I would guess Alsie are covering for the tech LL so no real issues here really..
Any news on G-ISLH? Assume itís being scrapped?
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Old 1st May 2022, 21:47
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Itís been on stand 5 for the last week or so having been moved from a remote stand by the cargo area where it was sat for ages
It was having engine runs last week but nothing much since
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Old 2nd May 2022, 06:34
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I overheard a conversation that it was maybe being prepared for a ferry flight to the 'scrapyard'.
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Old 2nd May 2022, 11:29
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I believe the aircraft in question was due to fly to Teesside for scrapping last month. Not sure if that is still the intention (my guess is it didnít happen for technical reasons).

The scrapper was slated to be Willis Aviation.
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Old 2nd May 2022, 22:46
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G-ISLH, it arrived at Teesside today.

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Old 15th May 2022, 14:49
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Originally Posted by P330
I believe the aircraft in question was due to fly to Teesside for scrapping last month. Not sure if that is still the intention (my guess is it didnít happen for technical reasons)
Have heard some people in the know saying the same thing. Went tech a few days before it was due to leave hence the delay.

In other news, BI have finally gotten their licensing sorted out so DUB can fly from 19th April. Twice-weekly summer route to RNS also launching from the end of the month (not really a 'new route', believe they already operate a very similar schedule on a charter basis to bring French builders into the island, so looks like they've just opened it up for paying passengers). Might be a good shout considering the mess the CI-France ferries are in at the moment.
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Old 30th May 2022, 17:15
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Does anyone know when G ISLO is joining the fleet - ive seen pictures of it in Blue Islands livery
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Old 6th Oct 2022, 19:58
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Just received this in my inboxÖ




Are the Canary Islands even possible non-stop from Jersey/Guernsey on an ATR? Iím guessing they must be for them to be asking the question. But what kind of flight times would we be talking? It must be pushing the limits of the ATR? Not sure Iíd fancy it tbh.
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Old 6th Oct 2022, 20:11
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According to some quick Googling, JER-ACE is 2450km, the range of an ATR 72-500 is around 1300km, based on a cruising speed of 500km/h and a stop roughly on the direct route (Lisbon?) you would be looking at 6 hours (ish) each way... Think this is probably to get people excited and then offer them somewhere like Malaga instead at the end of it.

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Old 6th Oct 2022, 20:41
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Maybe they are thinking of getting a jet !
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Old 6th Oct 2022, 21:13
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6 hours via Lisbon or wherever on an ATR is laughable for most of us, but I guess when youíre on an island and want some winter sun itís a lot more convenient than a trip to London or wherever then a connection, possibly an overnight stay.
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Old 6th Oct 2022, 21:23
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Originally Posted by kcockayne
Maybe they are thinking of getting a jet !
Seems the most logical explanation, or chartering one in from across the water maybe if G-NSEY is staying around as Aurigny said if she stayed she would be put out to charter more?

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Old 7th Oct 2022, 08:36
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It won't be an ATR of course. There are lots of possibilities. Leasing in from a third party for example.
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Old 7th Oct 2022, 09:18
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Easternís E190 if returned from TAP?
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Old 27th Oct 2022, 18:54
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BI are studying a return to IOM with direct flights from JER. Let's see if this goes anywhere this time unlike LUX.

https://www.blueislands.com/news/pos...f-man-service/
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Old 27th Oct 2022, 19:17
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Easternís E190 if returned from TAP?
Returns 31 Oct - Early!
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Old 27th Oct 2022, 19:40
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Iím surprised that Blue Islands have not looked at the possibility of JER-CWL-JER flights for S23. Would be an ideal fit for them.
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Old 27th Oct 2022, 19:46
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Perhaps they have looked at it and decided against it? Quite possible.
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Old 27th Oct 2022, 19:48
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Returns 31 Oct - Early!
why early ?
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