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P8 Infrastructure at Lossiemouth

Old 22nd Apr 2018, 09:45
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P8 Infrastructure at Lossiemouth

Recent reports suggest a multi-miilion pound development to be constructed at Lossiemouth in advance of the P8's arrival. This will include a three bay aircraft hangar with associated maintenance workshops and admin offices.

It's been a few years since I served at Lossie, (226 OCU '79 - '81), and I'm wondering where on the airfield the new facility will be built. I'd hazard a guess the best place would be shaky eight's old dispersal or maybe over where 202 kept their Sea King?

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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 09:51
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Recent reports suggest a multi-miilion pound development to be constructed at Lossiemouth in advance of the P8's arrival. This will include a three bay aircraft hangar with associated maintenance workshops and admin offices.

It's been a few years since I served at Lossie, (226 OCU '79 - '81), and I'm wondering where on the airfield the new facility will be built. I'd hazard a guess the best place would be shaky eight's old dispersal or maybe over where 202 kept their Sea King?

Any other guesses?

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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 12:02
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Kinloss (???)
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 12:46
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Three bay hangar & workshops etc etc etc for 9 737s' ?
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 13:55
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I have heard that there will be a not insignificant Boeing presence at Lossie and possibly a Norwegian one too??

Kinloss being mentioned, I wonder if the old (new) sim building will be re-worked to provide a P8 sim?
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 14:28
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The Tornado OCU has already disbanded. They had two hangars and a nice big apron / pan
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 15:03
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I trust suitable accommodation will be provided for the Temple Hill Gorilla.
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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 15:11
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Full of Brown Jobs, I'm afraid.
They didn't want to go there in the first place, any chance of relocating 'Daan Sarf' would be seized with both hands.
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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 06:10
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Reworked to provide P8 sim. Seriously? I thought we were short of cash! Proposed fleet size doesn’t even begin to justify such a facility.
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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 06:41
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How many three bay hangars does Ryanair have for a fleet size of umpteen 737s'?
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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 06:47
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Presumably the Lossiemouth P-8 simulator is a full mission simulator in a secure area, rather than just a 737 pilot simulator?
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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 06:48
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Kinloss (???)

Where they should have been in the first place....
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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 07:54
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Back to Waterbeach then? Its still empty'
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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 08:41
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Waterbeach is in the process of being demolished to provide a new Town, the same fate as has befallen Oakington.
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Three bay hangar & workshops etc etc etc for 9 737s' ?
And how many did Brize have for 10 VC10, 10 Belsows, and some whistling tits / Brits... four bays?
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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 09:33
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There are a number of reasons for the hangar space needed for the RAF P8 fleet, the aircraft have to operate in a salt rich environment, spend far more time at low level in a high fatigue regime and the aircraft are packed with Avionic systems in the place that Ryanair has seats.

All of this requires far more mainanace per flight hour hence the requirement for what at first glance seemed to be a lot of hangar space for a small fleet.
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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 09:55
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That’s interesting, all reports state the P-8A will operate from above 10,000ft up to FL300. How much salt spray do you get at 10,000ft?
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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 10:01
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But they will be sitting outside at Lossie in a salt enriched environment.
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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 10:05
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In which case they should be in permanent shelters/hangars.....
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