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ematom1 28th Jun 2016 16:55

Jet2 winter 2016/17
 
Jet2 winter 2016/17 -
New routes -
Grenoble
Salzburg
Increased capacity -
Faro
Alicante
Canary Islands

Local Variation 18th Aug 2016 19:16

Local news is reporting the airfield is to close for 7 consecutive weekends between Nov 5th and Dec 19th for runway and lighting refurb work.

FRatSTN 18th Aug 2016 19:20

Correct... The runway will close 20:00 each Saturday and reopen 20:00 on Monday evenings. Most if not all the airlines have now adapted their schedules accordingly.

cornishsimon 18th Aug 2016 19:47

That's going to be fun for the cargo operations at EMA which operate overnight !


cs

Mr Angry from Purley 18th Aug 2016 20:56

Cornish
By pass or DSA
BHX is also closed:\

SWBKCB 18th Aug 2016 21:01

Are Saturday and Sunday night that busy??

LAX_LHR 18th Aug 2016 21:22

I thought Sat/Sun had been picked as it's quieter in the cargo front? Was supposed to be 2 months of daily night closures, but after meetings with cargo airlines, was moved to a weekend closure instead.

TartinTon 18th Aug 2016 21:58

LAX is correct...all the scheduled airlines complained but EMA is a cargo airport and basically ignored the scheduled guys. Not sure why they even bothered asking their opinion! Typical MAG group arrogance

OltonPete 18th Aug 2016 22:08

BHX Closed?
 
Mr Angry from Purley

Can you elaborate? Is this beyond the usual 3 weeks in November Monday night - Thursday/Friday morning?

I thought BHX has already agreed to take a limited amount of traffic?

Pete

EastMids 19th Aug 2016 08:55


That's going to be fun for the cargo operations at EMA which operate overnight !
Not really - the timings of the closures have been set with cargo in mind. Saturday night there is no cargo, Sunday night is the lowest volume for cargo, and it will be reopening Monday night at 20:00 in timefor the usual weekday cargo operations.

Last I was aware the DHL Sunday night sort would still take place at EMA, but the flights would use a mix of BHX and DSA and freight would be trucked to/from the hub - Mr. Angry may have greater clarity on that though.

speedtapeking 19th Aug 2016 09:48

Think you find between 8pm on a sat and 5 am in a Sunday there's still Dhl Ops ! Couple of 757, a 767 and an Airbus all depart during those hours. That big warehouse never really sits still for long....and it's getting longer with the extension to it

EastMids 19th Aug 2016 10:06

OK, you're right - I should have said "no significant cargo" (in comparison to other nights)

tweentown 19th Aug 2016 18:14

Runway lights
 
Does anyone know if the work on the runway lights will include installation of TDZ lighting for runway 09. It would seem a good opportunity to get this done with a view to upgrading that end to Cat 3. I believe the the actual ILS is already a Cat 3 capable system, although stand to be corrected on that.

Musket90 19th Aug 2016 19:33

Tween town - Don't know about 09 ILS CAT III capability but they may also need to install supplementary approach lights (red barrettes for inner 300m) which would be a significant added cost to the TDZ lights. Not sure the business case would add up if 27 can already be used for CAT III.

Presumably they have to resurface the runway because of traffic and weather elements over time causing increased surface deterioration and increased maintenance costs to keep the surface safe. Like any airport in this situation they would have discussed well in advance with both cargo and passenger operators to agree the best timings for possession of the runway to do the resurfacing work. I'm sure not everyone is happy but runway surfaces, just like roads, do need rehabilitation over certain time periods. If
not then they become unsafe and for aircraft operations this is not an acceptable situation.

Mr Angry from Purley 19th Aug 2016 19:40

Pete
You know more than I do about BHX!
Just the norm.
EMA is down to Cat1 during the wip.
Least I might get a good nights sleep

compton3bravo 20th Aug 2016 09:21

Not a lot of good if you want to fly on Sundays and Mondays then. I would suggest some freight flights might operate from/to Luton but the people in the know might be able to confirm or not.

Angeltransportpjcts 26th Sep 2016 04:15

Aviation Emporium Closes September 25th 2016.
 
I am sorry to report that the Aviation Emporium (nee Airtrans Ltd / Aviation Gift and Hobby Centre) where I have been known since 1995 ceased trading on Sunday September 25th 2016.

I would like to say Best Wishes to all staff there past and present. So I understand the principal reason for the end of this era is the shop's owner retiring. The shop was always located in the Departures area of the airport before Security and occupied (IIRC) three different retail units since I started going there.

Thank you for 21 years of Herpa Models and Gemini Jets interspersed with the odd Corgi Aviation Archive Avro Vulcan or two - and my recent BAC Jaguar GR1A conquest!

BD :)

anthbower1234 26th Sep 2016 18:49

Anyone kow the identity of the ECAir 737 parked up on Sunday? Couldnt get round to have a closer look? Any reason why she is there seams a long way from home....

ZOOKER 26th Sep 2016 19:41

Supplementary Approach Lighting, (TDZ+Barettes), on R/W 09 makes sense. If the ILS is CAT 3 capable, the ground lighting element is required to utilise its full potential.
Sorry to hear about about the aviation shop closing down too. I bought loads of stuff from 'AirTrans'. I event remember it's distant ancestor, 'Midpoint Gifts', from the 1960s. :ok:

[email protected] 27th Sep 2016 15:22

jeez, slow news coming out of EMA. the airport is a dead duck with everyone else expanding and the airport static.

Due to lack of destinations and frequencies that suit i worked it out today its nearly 3 years since I have flown from there. Over 75 flights and counting :eek:

Sad really. Andy Cliffe has done absolutely nothing since taking over as MD. Freight expansion / increase handled etc is in line with expectations. Passengers? all off to BHX, MAN and LBA.

Im trying LCY this Friday due to timings and cost being substantially less that EMA (BHX and MAN for that matter too).

I have been speaking to ex-colleagues at UPS and there is still plans to expand slightly at EMA.

Interesting 5 years. Can see the passenger side dwindling more and more unless either MAG invest (and dont talk to me about the awful 12 Million departures fix if thats what it can be called). We are quite rightly losing out on expansion to Birmingham, and will continue to do so.


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