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2 bmi a321 AOG after separate groundstrikes at BHD

Old 5th Jan 2003, 11:28
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Angry 2 bmi a321 AOG after separate groundstrikes at BHD

2 seperate incidents at BHD, one on 4.1.2003 and one today (5th)
De-icer struck starboard horizontal stabiliser causing considerable damage. (G-MIDF)
AmbiLift struck side of G-MIDK today also at BHD grounding that one too.

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And so far, we haven't had to cancel a thing.....somehow !
Wonder what BHD have in store for us tomorrow ??
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Smile

There'll be nowhere left to park soon!! Still, it beats billboard advertising having 2 321's stuck there!
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Anyone know if/when bmi intends to repaint its A321s into the full new livery, rather than the current hybrid. Have any been repainted already? All the ones I've noticed in DUB have been in hybrid c/s.
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Anyone know if/when bmi intends to repaint its A321s into the full new livery, rather than the current hybrid
Hopefully never, it's bloody awfull IMHO. At least I only have to look at it during the walkround. No money around for that sort of thing (or anything else for that matter) at the moment so I think you will see the hybrid scheme around for quite a while.
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Just curious..do Bmi have their own staff handling at BHD or do they pay someone from BHD to run trucks into the aircraft?
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Their own engineering/dispatch, but otherwise outside handling. (Fuelling, baggage handling, de-icing etc)
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How will these a/c be repaired? With no facilities for maintenance at BHD, does someone take a decision as to airworthiness before dispatching the a/c back to base (presumably with flight restrictions). Or can certain repairs be carried out on site?
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Spoke to engineers today. Fin repair estimated at around 2.5m!! Hope they've got fully comp and not 3rd party, fire & theft! Will the driver in question have the sum deducted from wages?
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Little Blue said

Wonder what BHD have in store for us tomorrow ??

Well they had no deiced runway ...no departures until almost 0900 and lots of holding at Magee and diverting....Bmi DO seem to have to come back up the road an awful lot since the move to Ice station Zebr.....sorry City airport.Glad I wasn't hoping to get to LHR for a connection or a meeting that required me to be in London early...ah well...they know best....... perhaps the a320/1's should have snow chains fitted?
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BIG RUBBER BUMPERS MIGHT BE A HELP AS WELL (JUST A THOUGHT)
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eastern, if you're just trying to get a rise out of someone, ok, you got one. If, however your comments are genuine can I point you towards the bmi timetable, p 31 which gives the first departure ex BHD as 0645?

The runway is plenty long enough. The terminal is a doddle. The cab ride to the city is only 10 minutes. Approaches from the west are at least aligned with the runway and don't have a confusing dissused airfield on short finals. The passengers prefer it - just look at the loads etc,etc............
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Hi wing...yes all true ...but THIS MORNING ...the runway was iced over and shut ...your serve
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No departures until nearly 0900? still 45 mins before BFS or am I missing something?
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No Departures ...BFS functioned normally ..ask your first inbound A321 to BHD which diverted in to BFS! All the handy runways and proximity to city centres is no darned use if you are at flight level 80 in the magee hold or in the terminal building when you want to be on the ground in the London TMA .....or am I missing something?


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YEA WING ATTACK YOUR MISSING A LOAD !! HOW MANY 737s OUT OF THE BIG AIRPORT BEFORE 9 MY COUNT IS 11 = OVER 1500 PAX AND ONE OTHER POINT HOW MANY FLIGHTS CAN WE TAKE BETWEEN 2230 AND 6.00 AM ANSWER MORE THAN THE BABY AIRPORT CAN DO IN A WEEK ONE OTHER QUESTION HOW MANY DIV TO WE HAVE TO BHD ENOUGH SAID MY FRIEND !!!!!!!!!!
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Better get my 2p worth.

A BE DHC8 also diverted to BFS this morning probably because MAGEE resembled BIGGIN and approach times were up to 30 mins for 04......for those of you who have just joined us that is a runway at BHD, not CDG LHR or FRA.

Also AC were being towed to the hold following the De-Icer.

Weather forecast for tomorrow.......more fun and games!
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Ironically the airbus which diverted did so after the runway was open . The first dep was the airbus to Lhr at about 0852 and the first inbound landed at about 0854.
One of the A321`s which got hit at the weekend departed to Egnx at about 13.15 the other one is gonna be there just a little bit longer.
Evening Bel , there were no a/c towed to the hold at the city this morning.
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Cool

Ah well, no change there then...

http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthr...&threadid=1672

More of the same to follow I expect, what with the winter and all that. Chin up chaps etc
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higher, ok, ok chill out dude! How many of your 73's went to LHR? Seems like if you wanted to get to an airport with some good connections, BHD was still the better bet.

Night hours? Only a major issue for charter flights so we'll use BFS for those. Less of an issue for holiday pax as opposed to Buisnessmen commuting daily who I'm sure prefer BHD.

As for the divs, well yes the harbour is a little more primative wrt landing aids runway de-icing blah blah blah but I know it will be a very welcome sight when 25 & 17 are blocked for what ever reason.

No more to say. Sorry to have strayed off original thread...........!
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