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Easyjet set to ground most of its fleet

Old 16th Mar 2020, 08:14
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Easyjet set to ground most of its fleet

BBC are quoting Easyjet who say they are considering grounding most of its fleet as cancellations increase daily.
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 08:30
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With all of these groundings, EZY, BA, now TUI, do we actually have the capacity to park all of these aircraft?
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 09:05
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With all of these groundings, EZY, BA, now TUI, do we actually have the capacity to park all of these aircraft?
We do if we use taxiways and extra runways for parking.
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 09:15
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The Northern runway at LHR is 3,900m long. That's enough to park just about 100 A320s wingtip to wingtip. With a more efficient △ ▽ style arrangement, maybe 50% more. Getting them on and off is obviously the challenge. But I don't think we would need to go there, plenty of taxiways at most airports to park aircraft.
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ehh where do you think most aircraft overnight?
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With all of these groundings, EZY, BA, now TUI, do we actually have the capacity to park all of these aircraft?
Up to 10 BA aircraft due at GLA tomorrow for storage on disused runway !
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From Hong Kong they will be taken to the Australian desert as they also need dry air for medium/long term storage.
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Helps if you have a 'very, very nearly ready airport', Berlin Brandenburg Airport now hosting a squadron of around 19 LH A320/A321
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Old 17th Mar 2020, 09:44
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RWY 22R/04L in CPH has been taken out of active service and designated a parking area. NOTAM is out.
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Old 17th Mar 2020, 18:42
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The way this is going there will soon not be a need for active runways and taxyways...
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Old 17th Mar 2020, 21:15
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Plenty of space at Manston

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Old 17th Mar 2020, 22:12
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The header of this thread should be changed to read "Every single European airline will be grounding their fleets", because that's the way we're headed. Fast. Next up will be the ME3, who'll find themselves absent of their largest market; if there's no shovelling of pax between Europe and Asia/Africa to be done, there's no market left to sustain EK, QR and EY. One may also safely add TK to that list. The staff with those airlines are probably the most exposed, as there's zero workers protection in those nations. At least in Europe, countries are thinking about how to prop up the employees, not just the owners.
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Spain has already closed its land borders and I heard on the news today that they are planning to close all airports and Spanish airspace from midnight tonight.
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Old 19th Mar 2020, 18:27
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Spain has already closed its land borders and I heard on the news today that they are planning to close all airports and Spanish airspace from midnight tonight.
Well ... there is still a load of aircraft in Spanish airspace today.
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Spain has already closed its land borders and I heard on the news today that they are planning to close all airports and Spanish airspace from midnight tonight.

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Old 19th Mar 2020, 19:22
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Plenty of space at Manston
Yes but they would have to bring them in on low loaders in pieces. Have you seen the state of the runway lately? Last time I flew from a runway that bad, Lympne, I was glad to arrive back on tera firma on the end of a parachute


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Old 19th Mar 2020, 19:30
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The Canaries is now under a regime of 17 flight connections with the mainland daily thanks to restrictions requested by regional President Torres and agreed by Spanish PM Sánchez. Airports throughout Spain remain open, and today the Government has confirmed that it has no plans to close any airports at the moment.
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