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20th Apr 2021, 11:22
Replies: 439
Views: 130,130
Posted By Downwind_Left

BA318 Not to wade into speculation on where...

BA318

Not to wade into speculation on where Flybe 2.0 might fly, but Flybe 1.0 served in excess of 50 destinations including seasonal ones at the time of closure, actual routes must have run into...
16th Apr 2021, 22:35
Replies: 84
Views: 43,501
Posted By Downwind_Left

G-TUMF, They say a picture paints a thousand...

G-TUMF,
They say a picture paints a thousand words;
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hoover49/50919886388/sizes/l/

I have no further information, but I suspect whatever work is being done, Boeing...
2nd Apr 2021, 17:01
Replies: 84
Views: 43,501
Posted By Downwind_Left

TUI UK and Nordic do, or at least did until...

TUI UK and Nordic do, or at least did until Brexit possibly ended that, share a virtual AOC. So although they both have their own AOC, their management structures are identical - UK post holders also...
25th Mar 2021, 23:35
Replies: 416
Views: 136,884
Posted By Downwind_Left

Clearly. With international travel from the UK...

Clearly. With international travel from the UK illegal, except for essential reasons, with most routes at a tiny fraction of their normal levels - these load factors are amazing.
25th Mar 2021, 19:48
Replies: 31
Views: 5,715
Posted By Downwind_Left

Distinctly remember BA BAC1-11s having...

Distinctly remember BA BAC1-11s having fluorescent markings on the wingtips in the Landor livery. Stuck in my mind as always thought it looked unusual.

G-AVMR
23rd Mar 2021, 16:37
Replies: 57
Views: 25,185
Posted By Downwind_Left

The UK Royals have for a long time done a lot of...

The UK Royals have for a long time done a lot of flying on commercial corporate jets... more than they do on RAF aircraft in recent years. And have tended to use chartered BA aircraft for extended or...
15th Mar 2021, 14:54
Replies: 171
Views: 64,179
Posted By Downwind_Left

The main issue for BA here is the cabin...

The main issue for BA here is the cabin configurations on their wide bodies are pretty premium heavy, which means that they really donít have huge capacities. People going for Palma arenít going to...
12th Mar 2021, 18:02
Replies: 6
Views: 1,180
Posted By Downwind_Left

Just by way of an aside, BA Cityflyer are doing a...

Just by way of an aside, BA Cityflyer are doing a reasonable number of charters of their own, well in excess of the few operated for JOTA (on JOTA callsigns)

The company have always done...
Forum: Questions
6th Mar 2021, 22:20
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By Downwind_Left

Given that I don't believe Ryanair aircraft have...

Given that I don't believe Ryanair aircraft have SATCOM or ACARS, how would the crew contact Medlink in-flight?

The costs of the service are immaterial when you have no ability to contact them.
5th Feb 2021, 22:07
Replies: 451
Views: 101,723
Posted By Downwind_Left

stewyb There are planned to be 6 BA...

stewyb

There are planned to be 6 BA Cityflyer 190s on the ground on Saturday night at SOU, confirmed by 6 scheduled arrivals on Saturday evening. And 6 slot one departures on Sunday morning;...
29th Jan 2021, 19:26
Replies: 439
Views: 130,130
Posted By Downwind_Left

cavokblues But the basis that the slots were...

cavokblues

But the basis that the slots were granted is quite clear;

1.1.3. Grandfathering rights

644. As a general rule, the slots obtained by a prospective entrant must be operated on the...
5th Jan 2021, 14:32
Replies: 171
Views: 64,179
Posted By Downwind_Left

But it still isnít £2 Billion in state aid as...

But it still isnít £2 Billion in state aid as alluded to above. Itís a loan. The state ďaidĒ amounts to the government guarantee, the value of which will be the delta between the actual interest rate...
3rd Jan 2021, 13:00
Replies: 1,249
Views: 939,688
Posted By Downwind_Left

Vokes55 Sorry but that argument still...

Vokes55

Sorry but that argument still doesn’t stack up.

Air Cargo News (https://www.aircargonews.net/data/air-cargo-demand-dips-in-november-but-rates-rise/) puts the current average air cargo...
27th Dec 2020, 22:34
Replies: 416
Views: 136,884
Posted By Downwind_Left

Are you deliberately misinterpreting what Ex...

Are you deliberately misinterpreting what Ex Cargo Clown wrote?
He didn’t say cargo was a massive loss maker and drain on resources, he said there’s not a huge amount of money to be made.

In that...
24th Dec 2020, 16:30
Replies: 161
Views: 40,141
Posted By Downwind_Left

In recent days TUI have also been operating...

In recent days TUI have also been operating food/goods import charters to the UK as a result of the Channel port blockades.

787-8 G-TUIC has operated 5 Amsterdam-London Heathrow rotations over the...
24th Dec 2020, 13:26
Replies: 84
Views: 43,501
Posted By Downwind_Left

TUI have been operating a lot of freight charters...

TUI have been operating a lot of freight charters with pretty much their whole 787 fleet, more than one on some days, mainly with the -9 fleet.

Routes operated include;

Frankfurt-Greenville...
21st Dec 2020, 16:04
Replies: 416
Views: 136,884
Posted By Downwind_Left

The airport does not provide the staff nor any...

The airport does not provide the staff nor any required ground equipment to handle flights, be they passenger or freight. Thatís up to the nominated handling agents of each airline, or the airline...
20th Dec 2020, 22:18
Replies: 193
Views: 91,021
Posted By Downwind_Left

Playamar2 The short answer is that yes,...

Playamar2

The short answer is that yes, there is often a cost saving from a longer routing but avoiding overflying more expensive countries.

Airlines have software that will provide the true...
11th Dec 2020, 09:20
Replies: 131
Views: 44,421
Posted By Downwind_Left

TUI have been operating a lot of freight charters...

TUI have been operating a lot of freight charters with pretty much their whole 787 fleet, more than one on some days, mainly with the -9 fleet.

Routes operated include;

Frankfurt-Greenville...
24th Nov 2020, 22:20
Replies: 3,877
Views: 1,353,072
Posted By Downwind_Left

Wouldnít have been Monarch A330s in the 1990s....

Wouldnít have been Monarch A330s in the 1990s. They werenít delivered until 1999 and in the early years there was an AD with the nose wheel steering that prevented turning over a certain angle which...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Nov 2020, 12:12
Replies: 5
Views: 976
Posted By Downwind_Left

The 190 has significantly bigger main landing...

The 190 has significantly bigger main landing gear wheels and brakes than the 170. Flying both types side-by-side, off the same limiting runway close to MTOW for each type, the 190 is usually far...
16th Nov 2020, 16:06
Replies: 4,660
Views: 1,773,763
Posted By Downwind_Left

There are times when itís safer to take off with...

There are times when itís safer to take off with a tailwind due to other issues.

Runway 05 at Florence is an extreme example. Huge hill on the climb out. Even with a massive headwind the...
14th Nov 2020, 16:51
Replies: 2,557
Views: 1,114,445
Posted By Downwind_Left

I think thatís a re-invention of the past... the...

I think thatís a re-invention of the past... the A318 LCY-JFK was a response to the likes of Silverjet, Eos and to a lesser extent Maxjet offering all business class flights to New York from Stansted...
11th Nov 2020, 22:45
Replies: 1,417
Views: 1,500,466
Posted By Downwind_Left

Air 2000 ran a full based programme out of LHR in...

Air 2000 ran a full based programme out of LHR in 1991-1992. Advertised as the first charter flights from Heathrow for 25 years. If you go back far enough... most things have been done before!
18th Oct 2020, 19:42
Replies: 55
Views: 5,282
Posted By Downwind_Left

Another incident was the hard landing of 757...

Another incident was the hard landing of 757 G-BLVH in 1987, resulting in significant structural damage to the nose landing gear and forward fuselage.

Air Europe 757 @ FNC...
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