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by Akerosid
Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Futura to cease operations
Replies: 3
Views: 1706

Futura to cease operations

:cry:

Futura (and its subsidiaries, including Futura Gael) will cease operations at midnight on Sunday, 7th September.

The airline, of which Aer Lingus was a founding shareholder, has been in operation since 1989 and has had a strong presence on the Irish charter market ever since.

http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6315561&nseq=0
by Akerosid
Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Magazine and Website Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: Error messages posting
Replies: 9
Views: 13156

Error messages posting

I keep getting the following message when posting:

Ran into problems sending Mail. Response: 550 No such user here

DEBUG MODE

Line : 165
File : smtp.php

However, the message does appear anyway. Just thouht there might be a software bug somewhere?
by Akerosid
Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Air France Cargo leaving Shannon?
Replies: 4
Views: 2540

There's no 777 cargo conversion (yet), although AF will be the first airline to take delivery of the 777LRF.

The move to DUB is now all but confirmed:

http://www.congoo.com/logarticleclicks. ... =Daily-Sat
by Akerosid
Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Spotting area nr. old long term car park, DUB?
Replies: 8
Views: 4157

Just back from a wonderful day at the airport; thanks very much for pointing out that new (to me!) parking area just beyond the long term car park; certainly a fabulous place for shots. A combination rare for Feb - beautiful day, mild temperatures and quite a few interesting movements (Austrian A321...
by Akerosid
Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Spotting area nr. old long term car park, DUB?
Replies: 8
Views: 4157

Has anyone in Dublin written to the DAA? There are a lot of spotters in Dublin, they need to get together and engage with the DAA and the Fingal ? Council. One of these days, for whatever excuse is dream't up, that road along 28 and 10 will be closed off to cars stopping. That would be a shame. Unf...
by Akerosid
Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Spotting area nr. old long term car park, DUB?
Replies: 8
Views: 4157

Spotting area nr. old long term car park, DUB?

Maybe someone can help me with this; haven't been to DUB for some time, but last year, I found a great place - a mound just outside the (now closed) long term car park, which offered superb views of acft on t/o from 28. Unfortunately, the authorities seem to have found it, because on my last visit, ...
by Akerosid
Wed Dec 26, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: New Daily Aviation news website......
Replies: 2
Views: 1899

I think it's very good; it's very like the one of the Jetphotos.net site.

Hope it goes well.
by Akerosid
Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Dublin Airport Plans
Replies: 5
Views: 2127

Hi Saturn5, very sorry about the delay in responding. I've heard various versions; the initial report suggested that it was due to declining loads and yields, although other reports suggested that loads were quite good recently. I understand that SQ Cargo is to start a BRU-US route shortly, so that'...
by Akerosid
Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Dublin Airport Plans
Replies: 5
Views: 2127

Thanks Saturn5. It is interesting that out of ?2b being invested by the DAA in airport facilities, none is going into air cargo facilities. Singapore Airlines Cargo, the only airline serving DUB from Asia, is to stop the route from January 5th. For a country which should be gaining a better foothold...
by Akerosid
Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Aer Arran, Expansion
Replies: 5
Views: 2402

There's a good article on RE in the latest Airliner World magazine; features delivery flight of new AT7 as well. I think the future looks quite good for RE, especially if they can work out a co-operative deal with EI; there's quite a lot of routes that EI flies that don't really make sense with an A...
by Akerosid
Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Aer Lingus goes shopping
Replies: 0
Views: 1308

Aer Lingus goes shopping

Speaking at an aviation conference in London yesterday, DM said that it was possible that EI might grow beyond its planned short haul fleet of 42 units and that a new fleet plan was being produced, to be presented shortly.

He hinted at further bases being added in the future, beyond BFS.
by Akerosid
Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: XLent news for NOC!
Replies: 3
Views: 1721

XLent news for NOC!

Knock/Ireland West Airport is to have its LGW link restored by XL Airways, using a 737-800; the service is to start in December.

http://www.sligoweekender.ie/news/story ... t=business
by Akerosid
Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: Aircraft Illustrated
Replies: 0
Views: 3095

Aircraft Illustrated

Saw a nice one in the back of Aircraft Illustrated this month.

Cessna pilot told by ATC that he has a KC135 at 3 o'clock.

Cessna pilot: It's ok; I'm alright for fuel!
by Akerosid
Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:11 am
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Aer Lingus 350 Buy
Replies: 2
Views: 2284

EI A350s and long haul

Just saw today that neither PW nor GE will be offering engines for the A350, so it looks likely that the A350 will become the first new EI type powered by RR engines since the One Elevens in 1965 (indeed, nearly 50 yrs previously, by the time the 350 is delivered). As for EI, I would agree that they...
by Akerosid
Sat Apr 28, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: New bilateral deal with Canada!
Replies: 0
Views: 1423

New bilateral deal with Canada!

Ireland and Canada have put together a new bilateral deal, to take immediate effect, which will replace the very restrictive one in place hitherto. Any airline from either country will be able to fly from any point in Ireland to any point in Canada (and vice versa). It's a much needed development, w...