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boredintheairport 20th Feb 2021 07:56

A former Flybe Dash-8 took off from Maastricht this morning, destination unknown but appears to be either the UK or Ireland. There are lots of former Flybe - inter alia - aircraft parked at the airport but most haven't moved in quite a while. The registration is G-KKEV. Any idea whether it's off to become baked beans tins or found a new buyer?

Wycombe 20th Feb 2021 08:31


A former Flybe Dash-8 took off from Maastricht this morning, destination unknown but appears to be either the UK or Ireland.
See post 31 above. 11 former Flybe Dashes are off across the pond for firefighter/tanker conversion. Looks like G-KKEV could be heading that way?

Silver Back 20th Feb 2021 08:31

According to "Skyliner" it's on route to the USA? for Conair, for tanker conversion.

Pistonprop 20th Feb 2021 14:50

It was planned to fly MST-RKV (and on to the USA/Canada) on 16/FEB but delayed until today. RKV is of course a fuel stop.

ford cortina 20th Feb 2021 15:25

I wonder why RKV, having done the ferry route a many times in 73 Classic's, we always used KEF, I know its more suited to a jet, nice long runways, but still, oh well.
I take it they are stopping the night at Goose (YYR), in the intresting North or North Two.

SWBKCB 20th Feb 2021 15:59

Air Iceland DHC-8 engineering base?

Pistonprop 20th Feb 2021 16:10

ford cortina

Generally, my experience has been that turboprop and even commuter jet crews generally use RKV. Very handy for downtown Rekjavik if night stopping.

ford cortina 20th Feb 2021 16:33

Fair enough, interesting.to see the difference in types.
I can see the advantage being closer to the city. Had a few good night's in Iceland.

flyerguy 20th Feb 2021 21:18

Looking at FR24s play back look like KKEV went to KEF not RKV

boredintheairport 20th Feb 2021 22:03

Wycombe

I didn't remember that. It does appear to have gone over the pond.

dc9-32 21st Feb 2021 05:13

KEF offers more flexibility in terms of opening times as they are H24, the FBO is more responsive than at RKV too.
RKV opening times are 0700-2300.
JETA1 is cheaper in KEF too.

Wycombe 21st Feb 2021 08:32

Said aircraft has departed Iceland heading WNW this morning, but FR24 trace is lost between there and Greenland. The conversions are apparently to happen in Abbotsford, so it has a few stops to go yet.

Jamie2009 2nd Mar 2021 16:54

I see lucien farrell has resigned from the three thyme co's as a director from Companies Hse. Op co, parent co and invest co

allan1987 2nd Mar 2021 18:02

I have seen this doesnt sound to good i wounder if its do to do with

CAA plans to revoke all remaining of flybe's remaining certificates, including its Operating Licence (OL) and all associated scheduled and charter route authorities.

The hearing has been tentatively scheduled for February 26, 2021.

Notice that Lucien Farrell resigned on the February 26, 2021.

though did apply for an new AOC in december and got this in February

southside bobby 2nd Mar 2021 19:53

A surprising development given too that LF is/was the majority shareholder.

Albert Hall 2nd Mar 2021 20:24


though did apply for an new AOC in december and got this in February
Are you confusing taking delivery of an aircraft with getting an AOC perhaps?

ETOPS 3rd Mar 2021 07:06


CAA plans to revoke all remaining of flybe's remaining certificates, including its Operating Licence (OL) and all associated scheduled and charter route authorities.
This is simply CAA housekeeping - Thyme Opco is not the "Flybe" referred to here.

willy wombat 3rd Mar 2021 08:31

Surely the point is that if the original Flybe’s licences etc are revoked, the Heathrow (and other) slots are lost and any “new” Flybe would have to start from scratch re slots.

ATNotts 3rd Mar 2021 08:53

I can't imagine there will be very much difficulty with slots at most airports, aside perhaps of LHR in UK, in the foreseeable future, and nobody knows what the strategy of the the new business will be - they may not wish to serve LHR anyway.

southside bobby 3rd Mar 2021 09:40

The strategy/statements at the time appeared full well to revolve around the original slot portfolio/connectivity & if this is now lost including the most valuable at LHR & MAN then the strategy(allowing perhaps smoke & mirrors) is possibly lost too.


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