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Old 31st May 2011, 18:13
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Manchester barton maintainance

Has anyone heard who maybe taking over from RAVENAIR when they depart Barton in July/Aug.

Some of the best engineers in the business there.
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Old 1st Jun 2011, 19:43
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Already being discussed on another thread. Some fantastic engineers, can't say that about the management. It's a shame when people lose their jobs because of poor management. We all know who the self appointed ops director is. Need I say more?
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Old 1st Jun 2011, 22:53
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Early days. As the decision for RVR to withdraw back to their HQ at Liverpool was only made very recently, there has been no indication of any other company coming forward to take over after July 31.

If Ravenair, with their resources, could not make a viable go of it, their commercial decision to pull out should flag up warning signs to other interested parties.

The dwindling number of based heavy maintenance old style aircraft continues to see a corresponding drop off in maintenance throughput. The era of the gas guzzling dinosaurs is coming to an end.

Here lies the conundrum: with less throughput, and high rent and rates, it all adds up to a low profit margin. When the landlords say they want to increase the rent by 30%, then it is time to pull everything back to home base, engineers included.

It will be a brave individual who takes it on, in the present climate.
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Old 2nd Jun 2011, 19:35
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Quote:-The era of the gas guzzling dinosaurs is coming to an end.

I guess that is true if all you wan't to do is fly for an hour or so with the payload of one toothbrush, but there is little new on the marked for those who want to travel long distances with baggage in an aircraft that is robust enought to still be an asset in ten years.
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