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16th Apr 2021, 09:43
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Posted By Saabdriver1

Every airline and airport's financial reports...

Every airline and airport's financial reports being filed recently have the same statement about material uncertainty. It's there in the IAG and easyJet reports using almost exactly the same words. ...
7th Apr 2021, 10:17
Replies: 2
Views: 1,186
Posted By Saabdriver1

Papa Stour was taken out of the PSO at the last...

Papa Stour was taken out of the PSO at the last round - it only had two flights on a Tuesday and those rarely had passengers booked. I seem to recall hearing that the island's ferry service was...
8th Mar 2021, 21:26
Replies: 475
Views: 98,390
Posted By Saabdriver1

Not sure why the big deal. Who exactly was...

Not sure why the big deal. Who exactly was inconvenienced by this?
7th Mar 2021, 11:51
Replies: 1,174
Views: 479,914
Posted By Saabdriver1

Usable distance is the key issue - the runway is...

Usable distance is the key issue - the runway is 1,829m but the LDA available is about 1,450m from either end due to displaced thresholds. I'd also heard something about a limitation on the size of...
9th Feb 2021, 18:53
Replies: 475
Views: 98,390
Posted By Saabdriver1

LSI-ABZ ATR42 diverted to INV.

LSI-ABZ ATR42 diverted to INV.
9th Feb 2021, 16:43
Replies: 475
Views: 98,390
Posted By Saabdriver1

Decision to dispatch made as normal by the...

Decision to dispatch made as normal by the commander based on the weather and information available at the time, which was appropriate. Aberdeen was SNOCLO and expected to open at 1500, but further...
7th Feb 2021, 18:17
Replies: 475
Views: 98,390
Posted By Saabdriver1

Itís been a week where almost every single...

Itís been a week where almost every single turnround has needed de-icing. From what I can see every delay except one has been pretty short indeed and I know one was definitely de-icing related. ...
6th Feb 2021, 19:54
Replies: 59
Views: 18,362
Posted By Saabdriver1

That sounds like you’ve never done the long drive...

That sounds like you’ve never done the long drive north ! Aberdeen is probably a five to six hour drive at best along a succession of some of the worst A roads in the country. Inverness is a near...
21st Jan 2021, 15:32
Replies: 475
Views: 98,390
Posted By Saabdriver1

Iím told their statement is a pathetic dig at MME...

Iím told their statement is a pathetic dig at MME and Loganair. It is supposed to be funny and a dig at one of the Loganair people (the quoted person at Eastern doesnít exist). Unfortunately it...
18th Jan 2021, 21:55
Replies: 475
Views: 98,390
Posted By Saabdriver1

And Loganair handling at GLA and EDI was moved...

And Loganair handling at GLA and EDI was moved back from Stobart to Menzies recently. The handling guys did a good job but the move was made because of some broader problems between the...
18th Jan 2021, 18:10
Replies: 475
Views: 98,390
Posted By Saabdriver1

There is no relationship between Loganair and...

There is no relationship between Loganair and Stobart - at least, not any more. MME has all happened after the two companies were long headed in different directions. I can't add a lot else to...
10th Jan 2021, 10:57
Replies: 48
Views: 22,487
Posted By Saabdriver1

There was some leisure travel into the islands...

There was some leisure travel into the islands last summer but very little. It's a very sensitive point if you are coming from a higher-infection area into an island with low Covid rates but also...
9th Jan 2021, 19:03
Replies: 48
Views: 22,487
Posted By Saabdriver1

Our guys in Kirkwall had heard Directflight /...

Our guys in Kirkwall had heard Directflight / Airtask had bid this time. There were rumours of another bidder in the equation as well but donít know who. Good to see this stay in place with all of...
17th Dec 2020, 20:35
Replies: 92
Views: 19,746
Posted By Saabdriver1

There's a tweet from SeanM1997 earlier today to...

There's a tweet from SeanM1997 earlier today to say that the route was "loaded in error and should not have been in the system". Quite how that happens, I don't know - but it looks to be a mistake...
24th Nov 2020, 11:31
Replies: 48
Views: 22,487
Posted By Saabdriver1

Fair enough - I retract my opening comments which...

Fair enough - I retract my opening comments which were unduly harsh. The explanation still stands and is hopefully of interest.
23rd Nov 2020, 19:31
Replies: 1,243
Views: 1,122,550
Posted By Saabdriver1

Do we have to put up with this absolute drivel? ...

Do we have to put up with this absolute drivel?

The APU of a 145 went u/s in IOM recently. The handling agent's airstart unit was also tech.

The solution was a once-only cross-feed from...
20th Nov 2020, 17:00
Replies: 1,243
Views: 1,122,550
Posted By Saabdriver1

I suspect he could never bring himself to say...

I suspect he could never bring himself to say such a thing !
20th Nov 2020, 13:58
Replies: 1,243
Views: 1,122,550
Posted By Saabdriver1

Loganair does have quite a few arrangements to...

Loganair does have quite a few arrangements to connect passengers on to other airlines. Emirates, BA and KLM are three I can think of straight away and I'm sure there are others.

The current LCY...
29th Oct 2020, 23:12
Replies: 2,734
Views: 1,359,525
Posted By Saabdriver1

I don't know anything of what happens within the...

I don't know anything of what happens within the airport, but all I'd say is the relationship between NCL and the airline for which I work is referred to in very positive terms. You don't need many...
12th Sep 2020, 09:38
Replies: 1,243
Views: 1,122,550
Posted By Saabdriver1

Far from being left to rot, the 328s are on a...

Far from being left to rot, the 328s are on a care and maintenance programme and hangared around half the time each. Several sales prospects still live, apparently, but a few have fallen through...
10th Sep 2020, 16:46
Replies: 1,243
Views: 1,122,550
Posted By Saabdriver1

Combinations were regular through lockdown and...

Combinations were regular through lockdown and can happen occasionally, but not planned (to the best of my knowledge).

And the 340A Freighters are still in the fleet - just swapping out for C...
10th Sep 2020, 16:27
Replies: 1,243
Views: 1,122,550
Posted By Saabdriver1

Yesterday weather: this morning nil passengers;...

Yesterday weather: this morning nil passengers; this evening is combined with Tiree service but still operating.
31st Aug 2020, 14:51
Replies: 1,243
Views: 1,122,550
Posted By Saabdriver1

Itís not as bad as you might think. Roundtrip...

Itís not as bad as you might think. Roundtrip flight at £40k cost against £15k or so for going to the usual place near Lisbon. When an Embraer C Check can easily cost £350-400k, the extra £25k of...
23rd Aug 2020, 13:26
Replies: 2,696
Views: 1,033,447
Posted By Saabdriver1

The runway width isn't really an issue - LCY is...

The runway width isn't really an issue - LCY is 30 metres wide and there are many airports through the Greek islands like JMK, JSI, JTR which are 30m wide and comfortably handling large aircraft like...
18th Aug 2020, 09:17
Replies: 2,734
Views: 1,359,525
Posted By Saabdriver1

I think most of us have got that. My laugh or...

I think most of us have got that. My laugh or cry point was that the Faroe Islands are nothing to do with the Shetland Islands and I don't think that was confusion caused by Look North!
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