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Air Contractors Atr

Old 15th Jul 2011, 17:23
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anyone confirm this from ABR is actually happening
ATR 72 -202 285 OK-XFA CSA Czech Airlines ferried 14jul11 PRG-EDI on delivery to Air Contractors?, + 303 OK-XFD ex F-WWLO
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Old 17th Jul 2011, 13:12
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CSA lease 5 ATR's from ACL but I thought they were 500's...

Also I did hear in PRG that CSA let 50 ATR pilots go and were getting rid of the aircraft...
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Old 20th Jul 2011, 16:21
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ATR 72 -202 285 OK-XFA CSA Czech Airlines ferried 14jul11 PRG-EDI on delivery to Air Contractors?, + 303 OK-XFD ex F-WWLO
Is that gone to EDI for maintenance with ABR or for another reason or for ABR then leased out to CSA again or are they going into the ABR fleet then leased out to Aer Arann for the Aer Lingus Regional division
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Old 20th Jul 2011, 16:51
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Simply gone for cabin refit and change of operator but nothing to do with ABR/ASL or REA.
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Old 20th Jul 2011, 18:48
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who is the new operator then
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Old 22nd Jul 2011, 12:46
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Old 3rd Aug 2011, 15:48
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So with Belfast soon to be linked to the Fedex network with an ATR - am I right in assuming it will be ACL operating this? Possibly with the 757 taking over another feeder route and associated shuffles of aircraft?
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Old 3rd Aug 2011, 16:25
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So with Belfast soon to be linked to the Fedex network with an ATR - am I right in assuming it will be ACL operating this? Possibly with the 757 taking over another feeder route and associated shuffles of aircraft?
what contracts have ABR won or lost. Im assuming ABR got the BFS route to be linked in with the FDX network. Im assuming a FDX feeder liveried ATR will operate it
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Old 4th Aug 2011, 06:43
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ACL did not get the BFS contract, Swiftair did and starts operating it in September.
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Old 4th Aug 2011, 08:15
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That's not very surprising: Belfast is a foggy destination and Swiftair's Emb120s and ATRs are ("unofficially" ) CAT IIIc approved (by their Human Resources), moreover their P2F F/Os help the company to be more productive and much cheaper than anybody else in the whole galaxy

NOGO does not exists at Swiftair, expect of course a double engine failure before taxi
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Old 4th Aug 2011, 09:09
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Thanks hardcase for the update
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Old 4th Aug 2011, 09:10
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Interesting so what other contracts have ABR won and lost. They lost the BFS contract what else have they lost. Any contracts ABR have won that are new or have changed hands from another airline
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Old 4th Aug 2011, 15:13
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Angry

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Perhaps not the best thought out comments give the recent Manx2 crash....
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Old 4th Aug 2011, 16:52
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Sad but true. I know what i am talking about, mate.
Those pilots working for rubbish companies like that are not the ones to blame.
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Old 7th Aug 2011, 18:01
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ACL didn't lose the BFS contract, it was a new Fedex route and they wanted an aircraft smaller than ATR42 due to loads, hence Swiftair on the EMB...
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Old 10th Aug 2011, 04:02
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Is Air Contractor still flying through LGG for FedEx?
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Old 10th Aug 2011, 15:19
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No they don't.
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Old 26th Aug 2011, 21:44
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what are ABR going to do with SP-EEE of Eurolot they are aquiring. Noticed this in the Eurolot article in september issue of airliner world

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Old 29th Sep 2011, 17:56
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New ATR FO intake any info?

Hi,

Just seen on PPJN that ACL have just taken on 5 new ATR fo's

Can anyone shed any light on this? is this true? or is it that they intend to take more?

Been trying for a while to get a gig with this company but never had as much as a call despite sending B M. my updated C.V. every couple of months which is very frustrating! They would be ideal for me and I have a number of years flying the ATR 72 and 42. if anyone could let me know by PM or post I would be most grateful!

Thanks,

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Old 11th Oct 2011, 13:37
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Prob40, keep on trying mate. The majority of ACL pilots are actively looking for another job. Crew moral is currently very low in general.
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