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7th Feb 2020, 16:37
Replies: 17
Views: 6,625
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Peter Royce was the chief pilot on the 747 at BA....

Peter Royce was the chief pilot on the 747 at BA. The 747 operated the Falklands air bridge while the Tristars operated the rest of the RAF "network" mainly for exercises and troop movements.
3rd Feb 2020, 16:11
Replies: 17
Views: 6,625
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Yes. I was the BA Operational Planning Manager...

Yes. I was the BA Operational Planning Manager seconded to the RAF for around 18 months to run the project. The aircraft operated worldwide not just ASI; Canada, Italy, Cyprus etc. Ironically my...
19th Feb 2019, 09:48
Replies: 4,597
Views: 3,296,986
Posted By Porky Speedpig

How is the first day of the DHL handling going?

How is the first day of the DHL handling going?
4th Feb 2019, 12:12
Replies: 934
Views: 694,829
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Must be a candidate for the best TV ad ever. Can...

Must be a candidate for the best TV ad ever. Can you imagine having to pitch to the head of procurement for the budget for a similar one these days?!
13th Nov 2018, 11:45
Replies: 13
Views: 1,827
Posted By Porky Speedpig

EU261 is a pan European regulation but...

EU261 is a pan European regulation but enforcement is delegated to National Enforcement Bodies (NEBs) and is interpreted in different ways in each of the member states.
I see your point about the...
13th Nov 2018, 09:54
Replies: 137
Views: 150,008
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Chilling. Not the afternoon the Astana guys, the...

Chilling. Not the afternoon the Astana guys, the ATCO or the F16 crews were expecting. Hats off.
31st Oct 2018, 15:51
Replies: 646
Views: 328,071
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Interesting, I wonder if this is part of the 4...

Interesting, I wonder if this is part of the 4 aircraft expansion announced by BACF or in addition?
25th Oct 2018, 18:03
Replies: 934
Views: 694,829
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Whilst not disagreeing, not everything is rosy...

Whilst not disagreeing, not everything is rosy with the opposition. I was on an Etihad 777 last week in business. My seat was inoperative, the IFE had to be rebooted 3 times and the forward J class...
29th Aug 2018, 09:02
Replies: 36
Views: 24,921
Posted By Porky Speedpig

The shorthaul leases are due to the acquisition...

The shorthaul leases are due to the acquisition of slots from Monarch at LGW. Impossible to ramp up aircraft and crew resources that quickly but needed to operate slots under 80/20 rules hence wet...
16th Aug 2018, 15:50
Replies: 4,597
Views: 3,296,986
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Really? Someone would end up in jail if that were...

Really? Someone would end up in jail if that were the case.
7th Aug 2018, 03:33
Replies: 12
Views: 1,459
Posted By Porky Speedpig

It is not public information but will be...

It is not public information but will be disclosed as part of any mediation / court case etc.
7th Aug 2018, 03:32
Replies: 12
Views: 1,459
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Yes, the airline will be required to file as part...

Yes, the airline will be required to file as part of its "defence"
2nd Aug 2018, 07:25
Replies: 12
Views: 1,459
Posted By Porky Speedpig

I have to say as someone who has appeared as a...

I have to say as someone who has appeared as a witness in many Eu261 court cases that I have the opposite view Mark, the airlines and airports invest hundreds of million pounds/dollars/euro in...
27th Jul 2018, 10:49
Replies: 4,597
Views: 3,296,986
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Have to agree with this having taken the Reading...

Have to agree with this having taken the Reading to Manchester part of the Southampton train many times. It seems to take for ever - about 4 hours and then add on 60-90 mins to Southampton after the...
4th Jul 2018, 08:27
Replies: 36
Views: 4,134
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Yes it was and yes I would be happy to (for a fee...

Yes it was and yes I would be happy to (for a fee of course!). I note your location HKG, I fly through there regularly and they could use my help!
3rd Jul 2018, 17:22
Replies: 36
Views: 4,134
Posted By Porky Speedpig

It is still possible to be punctual within Europe...

It is still possible to be punctual within Europe - last year and the year before Iberia was the most punctual network carrier in the world and Iberia Express the most punctual LCC.
I worked...
25th Jun 2018, 13:37
Replies: 4,597
Views: 3,296,986
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Strictly speaking yes, in that direct does not...

Strictly speaking yes, in that direct does not mean "non stop" but "same plane service" in airline speak - BA637 MAN PIK YUL/YMX in the 60s and 70s - VC10/B747
20th Jun 2018, 15:59
Replies: 719
Views: 528,544
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Utterly extraordinary

Utterly extraordinary
26th Mar 2018, 15:23
Replies: 4,597
Views: 3,296,986
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Just about achievable on a F50 with max 50...

Just about achievable on a F50 with max 50 customers. Doesn't leave any allowance for late inbound though. The DanAir milk run services thru MAN in the morning and evening had 10 minutes on the...
4th Mar 2018, 11:04
Replies: 10
Views: 4,684
Posted By Porky Speedpig

I am not sure this is "news" - there must be...

I am not sure this is "news" - there must be dozens of aircraft around Europe that all returned to stand at the same time as yourself - I suspect this is destined for a rapid transfer to Spectators...
26th Jan 2018, 12:09
Replies: 1,417
Views: 1,533,645
Posted By Porky Speedpig

I tend to agree with Dave - without serious...

I tend to agree with Dave - without serious positive changes in airspace management and resultant declines in airborne holding, start delays etc, EZY or any other LOCO would face significant...
9th Jan 2018, 17:20
Replies: 343
Views: 202,303
Posted By Porky Speedpig

It isn't uncontrolled nibbling, all very...

It isn't uncontrolled nibbling, all very co-ordinated and BA makes the senior management appointments to CFE. A good example is the recent cessation of LHR-ORY and the start up of LCY-ORY on the same...
8th Jan 2018, 17:09
Replies: 411
Views: 395,126
Posted By Porky Speedpig

ba.com showing flights operated by Titan ex LGW...

ba.com showing flights operated by Titan ex LGW from February
16th Dec 2017, 16:00
Replies: 4,597
Views: 3,296,986
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Sorry but this just isn't true. It is quicker if...

Sorry but this just isn't true. It is quicker if your points of origin and destination are near the terminating station. Lots of businesses are closer to the airports. Usually it is much cheaper to...
7th Dec 2017, 14:24
Replies: 4,597
Views: 3,296,986
Posted By Porky Speedpig

MAN-FLR and MAN-DUB announced by BA - see...

MAN-FLR and MAN-DUB announced by BA - see CityFlyer thread
5th Dec 2017, 14:45
Replies: 1,689
Views: 878,018
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Its LH Technik in Sofia - BA has also used their...

Its LH Technik in Sofia - BA has also used their facilities in MLA MNL and FRA I think. No heavy maintenance undertaken at LHR now, just GLA (and PIK I gather shortly), CWL and the overseas places...
29th Nov 2017, 12:31
Replies: 308
Views: 89,260
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Travelmole headline is "New UK airline on brink...

Travelmole headline is "New UK airline on brink of collapse". Doesn't sound too good.
29th Nov 2017, 09:07
Replies: 1,689
Views: 878,018
Posted By Porky Speedpig

BA will also need crews pretty quickly too, not...

BA will also need crews pretty quickly too, not just aircraft, that would add weight to the likelihood of wet lease in the short term. Maybe the purple squadron will return?
24th Nov 2017, 17:35
Replies: 308
Views: 89,260
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Surely for a new start up any and all media...

Surely for a new start up any and all media attention is gold-dust and to be celebrated, not resisted. This all looks more hopeful than certain to me and I certainly wouldn't be risking my cash given...
26th Oct 2017, 01:09
Replies: 11
Views: 1,590
Posted By Porky Speedpig

1:30 should be OK - I was sold 1:00 or even 0:55...

1:30 should be OK - I was sold 1:00 or even 0:55 recently LGW HKG MNL and made it. Transfer staff meet those on tight connex and rush you through (although that only seemed to add to stress rather...
27th Sep 2017, 11:07
Replies: 4,597
Views: 3,296,986
Posted By Porky Speedpig

You might want to look at the relative...

You might want to look at the relative profitability of IAG and Virgin. IAG will pursue any business they think will produce an acceptable rate of return on assets employed.
8th Aug 2017, 16:29
Replies: 1,689
Views: 878,018
Posted By Porky Speedpig

But when they did Dave, the took root. G-AWBL....

But when they did Dave, the took root. G-AWBL. Legendary.
8th Aug 2017, 09:18
Replies: 1,689
Views: 878,018
Posted By Porky Speedpig

I vaguely recall the repaint standard being...

I vaguely recall the repaint standard being extended from 5-7 years based on new material/process although I have a feeling that did not take effect in time for the Doves. The contract with the...
1st Aug 2017, 18:48
Replies: 8,557
Views: 3,951,716
Posted By Porky Speedpig

I am finding the T3 stat very difficult to...

I am finding the T3 stat very difficult to believe. I must be incredibly unlucky, and my family, and my friends and my business associates and a fair few people on social media.
26th Jul 2017, 12:33
Replies: 404
Views: 257,428
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Brilliant analogy

Brilliant analogy
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