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by dowlingm
Fri May 19, 2006 1:12 am
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: A380 In Heathrow
Replies: 4
Views: 2144

Be nice if someone did training at SNN, as with Concorde. Maybe ask Mr Branson nicely?
by dowlingm
Mon May 15, 2006 5:12 am
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: A318 LCY
Replies: 4
Views: 2385

I'd love to see BA bin their 146s for mainline 318s, accelerating the 146/RJ departure from BA and giving BHX and MAN a decent regional aircraft again. However, they are not a long term CFM56 operator with the imminent departure of the BCal 320s so engines would be incompatible with the rest of the ...
by dowlingm
Sun May 07, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Aer Aranns New Fleet
Replies: 9
Views: 4890

I found this on pprune - q400 have specs on their website that were updated (and I think fairly recently). Takeoff field length for 500nm sector (ISA, 70 Pax, IGW) 3,720 ft 1,134 m Landing field length for 500nm sector (ISA, 70 Pax, IGW) 3,380 ft 1,030 m Those specs seemed exactly where Porter Airli...
by dowlingm
Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:06 am
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 demonstrator for Aer Arann
Replies: 10
Views: 3854

no problem LC - jumped the gun a bit myself.
by dowlingm
Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Wizzair to announce flights from Cork?????
Replies: 5
Views: 2869

Dutch the franchise is up for renegotiation but I doubt they will dump Logiebear on the Scottish routes. Perhaps Willie just had a problem with them operating in Ireland. No sign of them pulling off DUB-LDY yet. That said - one of the regional papers out west is claiming Logie were tossed from (or i...
by dowlingm
Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:13 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: RYR backs munster to win
Replies: 2
Views: 1920

maybe that's why Leinster let Munster run up a 24 point win?

They have to have some excuse roysh? :roll:
by dowlingm
Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Eirjet lands in wrong airport!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2518

Bet Mick is already in discussions with RAF for "Derry East" :D
by dowlingm
Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 demonstrator for Aer Arann
Replies: 10
Views: 3854

sorry WAT - was actually a reply to Lambada.
by dowlingm
Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:45 am
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 demonstrator for Aer Arann
Replies: 10
Views: 3854

EI-WAT

Those two are used 72-200s, not new 72-500s which is what the replacements for the existing fleet are likely to be.

See here:
http://www.jethros.i12.com/fleets/fleet ... _arann.htm
by dowlingm
Thu Mar 16, 2006 6:16 am
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Aer Lingus long-haul, finally some answers
Replies: 61
Views: 21248

actually rv-blue I think Center Bogey is bang on. Too much uninformed speculation here (I include myself). Too much sentiment as well - Boeing and Airbus fanboys alike.

The question is not the best aircraft but the best one for EI.
by dowlingm
Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:42 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Aer Lingus long-haul, finally some answers
Replies: 61
Views: 21248

Personally I think it would be great if you could fly a fully loaded for NYC A380 off DUB 10R/28L, 358s for everything else and have easy upgrading from 330/350. Never happen but it's a nice thought :D

A380 could also probably go into Filton if it couldn't use BRS for Cheltenham :D
by dowlingm
Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:51 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Aer Lingus long-haul, finally some answers
Replies: 61
Views: 21248

Filling more seats is easy, getting yield is the hard part.

744 is probably a no-no due to the runway at DUB.

If SNN goes and 10/28 is lengthened or 10L/28R finally built you can dream then.
by dowlingm
Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Air Force 1 stopover in shannon
Replies: 22
Views: 7678

Mark

was being a bit facetious really. That said, if we had kept the Canadian F-18s that landed a while back due to loss of tankering we would have had something that could actually to QRA/CAP :)
by dowlingm
Wed Mar 01, 2006 5:07 am
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Air Force 1 stopover in shannon
Replies: 22
Views: 7678

Interception??

With what???
by dowlingm
Sun Feb 26, 2006 5:35 am
Forum: Plane Spotting
Topic: Aer Aranns New Fleet
Replies: 9
Views: 4890

They're not going to get out of SXL/CFN in a jungle jet...