Search found 178 matches

by dowlingm
Fri Mar 04, 2005 1:36 am
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Euromanx to open 3 new routes from GWY
Replies: 8
Views: 3212

BAe's data says RJ70 can make it (just) but the rumours on PPRuNe seem dubious about Euromanx getting their act together to get it done. 82 seat config 6 abreast - cosy!
by dowlingm
Sun Feb 13, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Phase out of stopover - Sindo
Replies: 2
Views: 1158

Phase out of stopover - Sindo

End to stopover flags new stable of direct US flights Sunday February 13th 2005 JANE SUITER EXCLUSIVE THE Shannon stopover is to be phased out, allowing Aer Lingus to fly directly to three new US destinations including San Francisco and Philadelphia, the Sunday Independent can reveal. Irish and US o...
by dowlingm
Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:37 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Jetbridges at ORK
Replies: 7
Views: 2403

Frosty - I meant DUB will have to put jetbridges where they currently don't. Personally, even with the Equality Authority in place at the moment (nutbars) I don't see the disability lobby winning this since they would have to justify it when jetbridges don't fit regional jets or props and they would...
by dowlingm
Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:03 am
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Jetbridges at ORK
Replies: 7
Views: 2403

If the disability groups get jetbridges instated it's going to cost DUB a lot more than ORK!
by dowlingm
Thu Feb 10, 2005 6:50 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Will we ever see an A380 in Ireland?
Replies: 11
Views: 5278

Airbus' airport planning document (see PDF referenced earlier) says landing length of 7000 ft or so at ISA and 0 feet and landing weight of 450t which is the max. quoted. Takeoff weight wise, 10500ft would get you a MTOW of about 600t at ISA. Where did the 11,000ft come from? At ISA+15 things get a ...
by dowlingm
Mon Jan 31, 2005 7:14 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Will we ever see an A380 in Ireland?
Replies: 11
Views: 5278

Re: About The Dublin Thing!!!

+Dublin's new runway is being held up by an illegal halting site Any details on that? Google is not my friend today. [edit: found some info after I posted] m Not to mention that Google also displayed the usual depressing list of other illegal halting sites cum rubbish tips the taxpayer is run ragge...
by dowlingm
Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:33 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Jetbridges at ORK
Replies: 7
Views: 2403

Jetbridges at ORK

Lots of rumours about (archiseek, newspapers) concerning no jetbridges in the rebuilt ORK. Anybody got an inside track on this?
by dowlingm
Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Will we ever see an A380 in Ireland?
Replies: 11
Views: 5278

Aircraft weight is not necessarily the issue (the weight is more spread out so that at any contact point is equiv to 747) but there are some issues - Runway width - 60m seems to be the norm for 380 airport upgrades. Taxiways/turning circles - need to allow for 380 wingspan etc. Stands - 80m x 80m (3...
by dowlingm
Mon Dec 06, 2004 5:46 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: AA To start TA Services to Ireland
Replies: 4
Views: 1925

I wrote to the IT (not published - yet?) suggesting no SNN stop during winter to encourage year round services to places like YYZ. Interesting that AA are using 757 (752?) to SNN and 763 to DUB - could use A319s for the same purpose (maybe short 4000km type runs to YYT or YHZ - especially with the a...
by dowlingm
Mon Dec 06, 2004 5:41 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: TNT Vactions come to Shannon
Replies: 7
Views: 2534

EWR is just under 5000km, no trouble to either variant.
by dowlingm
Fri Dec 03, 2004 2:32 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: TNT Vactions come to Shannon
Replies: 7
Views: 2534

any idea who is likely to provide the aircraft?

boeing.com quotes 7222km range for a 752 but only 6287km for 753. Given 6385km great circle SNN-MCO and headwinds it will be a challenge even for a 752!
by dowlingm
Fri Nov 19, 2004 9:10 pm
Forum: The Air Corps
Topic: why dont the air force get any jets?
Replies: 16
Views: 8356

Ireland could do what the Baltic States are doing: outsource a QRA detachment. Some RAF Tornado F3s are out in Lithuania to operate for them, the Estonians and Latvians. They are there for 3 months, relieving the Danes and Belgians who did previous stints. The Government could do a deal with the Dut...
by dowlingm
Fri Nov 19, 2004 8:35 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Military Visitors in EINN
Replies: 6
Views: 2396

A mate of mine back home texted me (I live in Toronto) with the following - "last week we found your sub, this week we saved your fighters - next thing that arrives we're keeping it"