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28th Sep 2020, 23:25
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Posted By PintofDoom

This is Easterns management style to a tee. And...

This is Easterns management style to a tee. And they wondered why so little pilots and CC opted for transfers to the SOU base as this is Easterns 6th attempt from memory.

As a side note more CC...
14th Jul 2020, 13:53
Replies: 2,734
Views: 1,407,503
Posted By PintofDoom

You'd probably be alright but check the...

You'd probably be alright but check the conditions of your ticket. And get to the gate early.
14th Jul 2020, 13:15
Replies: 2,734
Views: 1,407,503
Posted By PintofDoom

They are permitted into the cabin, but if the...

They are permitted into the cabin, but if the flight is busy they may ask you to check in at the gate.
13th Jul 2020, 17:13
Replies: 794
Views: 584,495
Posted By PintofDoom

They were given that option but Easterns...

They were given that option but Easterns compensation package to relocate is pitiful added to the fact that SOU has opened and closed so many times not many were willing to take the risk.
13th Jul 2020, 12:03
Replies: 794
Views: 584,495
Posted By PintofDoom

There are still crews in ABZ purely for the BP...

There are still crews in ABZ purely for the BP ops, others went Loganair and the rest were made redundant.
12th Jul 2020, 20:03
Replies: 794
Views: 584,495
Posted By PintofDoom

Both aircraft were owned directly by Bristows but...

Both aircraft were owned directly by Bristows but subsequently sold to NAC on a sale and leaseback arrangement when Bristows needed more liquidy as the aircraft were part of a compensation package...
10th Jul 2020, 15:02
Replies: 794
Views: 584,495
Posted By PintofDoom

As far as I know there are no longer plans for...

As far as I know there are no longer plans for the 190s. The ATRs maybe expanded if more can be leased although this is dependent on how the new routes perform.
4th Jul 2020, 08:34
Replies: 794
Views: 584,495
Posted By PintofDoom

145

The Eastern 145s are all up for sale and being phased out of the fleet. In favour of the 41s, Saab 2000s, ATRs and 170s second one is due to return as well. Once more atrs arrive the Saabs will...
18th Jun 2020, 20:32
Replies: 794
Views: 584,495
Posted By PintofDoom

KB

This aircraft has gone for a C check and should return in 2 weeks time.
31st May 2020, 20:00
Replies: 488
Views: 305,405
Posted By PintofDoom

Eastern Airways

I've been informed T3 are to reduce the ABZ crew requirements to cover just 1 Saab 2000. As the 2 ATRs are due to move to the new SOU base once the IAC flights transfer to LM and LSI.

More changes...
5th Mar 2020, 09:17
Replies: 1,243
Views: 1,156,170
Posted By PintofDoom

T3 ATRs

T3 only operate the two ATR 72s, they were owned by Bristows but sold to NAC and leased back, so the aircraft maybe returned to NAC unless T3 maintain the leases, however, they do not really have...
3rd Feb 2020, 20:20
Replies: 794
Views: 584,495
Posted By PintofDoom

Their deluded plan is for ncl crew to commute to...

Their deluded plan is for ncl crew to commute to mme before transitioning down that way.

Personally i would not relocate towards the teeside area but thats just me.
29th Jan 2020, 07:18
Replies: 971
Views: 339,155
Posted By PintofDoom

As some people may or may not know, Eastern...

As some people may or may not know, Eastern current record is sketchy to say the least, they did not commit to the Glasgow base which closed after 3 months, Southampton has opened and closed multiple...
27th Jan 2020, 07:21
Replies: 971
Views: 339,155
Posted By PintofDoom

Lets see how it takes before they mess this up....

Lets see how it takes before they mess this up. Glasgow barely lasted 3 months.

And Eastern have been trying to get rid of the Saab2000s since the start of 2019. And the J41s days are numbered,...
27th Jan 2020, 07:16
Replies: 2,734
Views: 1,407,503
Posted By PintofDoom

Routes

A connection to CBG would have its advantages for the medical/pharmaceutical industries along with technology companies and academics along side VFR(Plenty of northern students at cambridge) and...
26th Jan 2020, 14:39
Replies: 971
Views: 339,155
Posted By PintofDoom

I wouldn't be surprised, there isnt a huge demand...

I wouldn't be surprised, there isnt a huge demand for the route, people would be better transiting via AMS to go to ABZ.
26th Jan 2020, 13:26
Replies: 971
Views: 339,155
Posted By PintofDoom

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/739x1600/img_20200124_wa0003_707a944be4513ddd45d596882f440692e5a955f1.jpg
I got sent this, gives a full idea to the planned operation.
23rd Jan 2020, 20:29
Replies: 2,734
Views: 1,407,503
Posted By PintofDoom

The cwl -ncl route isn't viable, which is one of...

The cwl -ncl route isn't viable, which is one of the reasons for easterns switch. Loganair would be better serving ncl-bhx or ncl-cbg
23rd Jan 2020, 17:37
Replies: 971
Views: 339,155
Posted By PintofDoom

This is all down to poor performance on the...

This is all down to poor performance on the ncl-cwl and a sheer lack of available aircraft. Wasting money sending the saab or 145 from huy via mme to abz while an aircraft gets wasted at ncl. The 41s...
16th Jan 2020, 17:14
Replies: 971
Views: 339,155
Posted By PintofDoom

It makes a change that an elected pier is...

It makes a change that an elected pier is actually delivering a promise is the first surprise.

But the figures show that it will take a huge amount of money before the airport begins to turn...
16th Jan 2020, 07:18
Replies: 971
Views: 339,155
Posted By PintofDoom

The same could be said about LCY, BRS to a lesser...

The same could be said about LCY, BRS to a lesser extent ABZ who all suffer weather related diverts. MME does not have the capacity to handle even 4 737 loads that divert in and pax need ground...
16th Jan 2020, 07:14
Replies: 149
Views: 122,729
Posted By PintofDoom

Great to finally see investment at LBA, a much...

Great to finally see investment at LBA, a much needed new terminal building, just needs a parallel taxiway, runway resurfacing and a railway connection.

Just needs new security staff with better...
15th Jan 2020, 19:08
Replies: 971
Views: 339,155
Posted By PintofDoom

Its a very hard decision to make on what to do...

Its a very hard decision to make on what to do with MME, however, the best scenarios are to clear the site for full redevelopment. With the new plan for LBA and hopefully NCL planning some major...
15th Jan 2020, 18:54
Replies: 794
Views: 584,495
Posted By PintofDoom

Routes for the 41s are LBA-SOU, MME-ABZ(if there...

Routes for the 41s are LBA-SOU, MME-ABZ(if there is an aircraft), currently has a saab or 145 dropping in. NCL-ABZ/NCL-CWL-VLY, WRT-marham-conningsby-lossimouth(when required).

2 41s will be based...
15th Jan 2020, 16:21
Replies: 794
Views: 584,495
Posted By PintofDoom

Fleet

Currently there is JA/JB/JD/JL/JT/JU of the j41s. They move around the network as and when required to balance out their usage.

KA/KB/RZ of the saab 2000s, mainly based in ABZ

CY/CZ ATRs based...
15th Jan 2020, 14:33
Replies: 794
Views: 584,495
Posted By PintofDoom

G-MAJZ

Just been told this aircraft is to be scrapped as its been deemed non viable to pass a C check and become air worthy again.
12th Jan 2020, 19:04
Replies: 794
Views: 584,495
Posted By PintofDoom

Eastern

Eastern down to 4 41s. JA/JB/JD/JL.

JY has just been scrapped. No word yet on JU/JZ which are at cranfield.

SK which is in rodez is purportedly going into LBA once the last flights have been...
12th Jan 2020, 13:00
Replies: 2,734
Views: 1,407,503
Posted By PintofDoom

Eastern

They currently have just 2 J41s.

And operate NCL - ABZ, NCL-CWL-VLY with these aircraft
12th Jan 2020, 10:33
Replies: 2,734
Views: 1,407,503
Posted By PintofDoom

Eastern

I have heard from a few former colleagues that Eastern are looking at removing an aircraft from NCL and their ABZ service will be cut.

Seems like eastern cannot compete with Loganair, which i'm...
29th Nov 2019, 00:16
Replies: 794
Views: 584,495
Posted By PintofDoom

Its the only one eastern operate outside of the...

Its the only one eastern operate outside of the UK.
And the route is going to continue but will be flown by Amelia Aviation and will still be subsidised.
28th Nov 2019, 20:31
Replies: 794
Views: 584,495
Posted By PintofDoom

Routes

Eastern is to lose its only subsidised french route RDZ-ORY from January 20th 2020.
5th Nov 2019, 21:20
Replies: 794
Views: 584,495
Posted By PintofDoom

WIC

The route to WIC is currently subsidised by the Scottish parliament but the pax figures are ridiculously low some flights departing with as little as 3 paying pax onboard. The route will eventually...
4th Nov 2019, 11:24
Replies: 794
Views: 584,495
Posted By PintofDoom

Update

Nothing happening yet. Company just plodding along.
23rd Oct 2019, 11:11
Replies: 2,734
Views: 1,407,503
Posted By PintofDoom

Olympus SX-ABQ

Word at the airport is the aircraft has a hole in the fuselage near to the L4 door.
18th Oct 2019, 18:48
Replies: 794
Views: 584,495
Posted By PintofDoom

Cover

Usually does the drop ins when a 41 has gone tech. The CWL-vly route needs to be rescued quite regularly due to the large fines that get issued for none operation.
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