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Old 12th Oct 2018, 15:47
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 16:51
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Another small airline falls by the wayside. Seems to be one by one failing month by month. Big getting bigger,
One has to have sympathy for all involved with their operation, not sure now many are affected. Looks like they haven't left any SLF stranded which is a positive. Would expect what crew they have to be hoovered up by the biggies.
This BRexit stuff could prove to be a massive problem in the coming few months with so much uncertainty. Seems to be a turbulent period ahead.
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 16:58
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Shame, they seemed like a good bunch, although I think they were down to one RJ100 on wet lease to Air France earlier this year.
Good luck to the staff finding new jobs.
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 17:06
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Didn't they have a 737 based in Dublin.
Not a great time to be looking.
best of luck to all involved
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G-MISG Boeing 737-300 should have positioned to Cardiff today. G-ILLR Avro RJ100 last flew according to FR24 on Oct 1st leased to Hop and is at Toulouse.
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 20:51
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West Atlantic are looking for 737 drivers provided they don’t mind night freight.
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 21:13
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I didn't know much about CELLO so did a Wiki to find out.

At lunchtime today, 12th October, Wiki already said -Cello Aviation was a British charter airline based at Birmingham Airport. The airline primarily operated private and VIP charters with two specially configured aircraft. It also operated wet lease and full charter flights with an Avro RJ100 aircraft.[1]

So it seems someone had already updated Wiki to the past tense within a couple of minutes of the announcement - which I find quite strange.

Good Luck to the people involved - been there, done that....And honestly, all the better for it !!
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 22:53
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That's a shame.

I've flown as SLF on their jets many times, frequently on G-RAJJ, their old Avro/BAe 146, and the staff were always fantastic. The refurbished 737 they had was odd, though - fake carbon fibre everywhere, and switches with misspelled labels!

Hopefully everybody comes out of this ok.
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Old 13th Oct 2018, 00:04
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G-ILLR the RJ is now at Cranfield having been positioned in this afternoon. G-MISG, AFAIK is (as stated above) headed to Cardiff.
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Old 13th Oct 2018, 11:23
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 14:03
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G-MISG Boeing 737-300 should have positioned to Cardiff today
It ended up at St Athan and is in the care of Cardiff Aviation.

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Old 15th Oct 2018, 08:28
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Originally Posted by Hussar 54 View Post
So it seems someone had already updated Wiki to the past tense within a couple of minutes of the announcement - which I find quite strange.
Never underestimate the nerdiness of plane spotters and wikipedia editors.
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 08:55
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Originally Posted by ford cortina View Post
Didn't they have a 737 based in Dublin.
Not a great time to be looking.
best of luck to all involved
Why is that? Every single airline in Europe are recruiting so couldn’t really be a “better” time if you need a job....

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Old 15th Oct 2018, 11:04
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So what is the chance on recouping any funds from them for people that have paid them money already?
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 17:53
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Just a guess..... SQRT(f.all)
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Old 17th Oct 2018, 10:24
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They only did whole-plane charters and ACMI flying so it is likely that the only individuals out of pocket are their former staff.
It takes a lot more than pilots to run an air operator, a lot of good people are out of work and deserve sympathy and support.
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Old 17th Oct 2018, 11:07
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Who will be next? FlyBe share price dropped 30% and more in the last 24 hrs. after profits warning.
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Old 17th Oct 2018, 14:00
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Nipper 1011, not quiet true, the customers had to pay 20% deposit of the charter upon signing their contract for a flight.
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