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MeridenMan wrote on White Heather's profile.
Hi Heather. Hope you are well. I have been trying to make contact with you regarding a photograph you uploaded. I am ATC at Birmingham (nearing retirement now) but in my youth spent many happy hours watching aircraft at Leeds having been born in Farsley. I was directed back to here from the LBA spotters page. I would be grateful if you could reply to this message. Regards, Andrew
A day out at Chatsworth House coming up on Twitter/Instagram @dvk0368 starting around 11am

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Loganair resumes Birmingham flights
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Loganair resumes Birmingham flights Loganair resumes Birmingham flights Loganair has resumed passenger flights at Birmingham Airport, re-establishing non-stop jet services to Aberdeen as the first step to restoring full services at the Midlands airport after the Covid-19 pandemic and the collapse of Flybe. Services will initially operate four times each week – on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays – ahead of an increase to two flights each way per weekday linking Birmingham with Aberdeen from 31 August. Loganair’s flights between Birmingham and Inverness will resume on 6 July, and...
Statement from Charlie Cornish, Group CEO, MAG - Quarantine
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Statement from Charlie Cornish, Group CEO, MAG - Quarantine “For as long as it lasts, a blanket quarantine policy will be a brick wall to the recovery of the UK aviation and tourism industries, with huge consequences for UK jobs and GDP. “By enabling people to travel between the UK and low risk countries, the aviation industry is able to help lead the UK economy out of this crisis, just as it has in previous recessions. But in order for this to happen, the Government must work quickly to create a smart and targeted approach that recognises that many countries are already low risk...
COVID detection trials landing at Heathrow
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COVID detection trials landing at Heathrow Heathrow to drive forward development of a Common International Standard by trialling technologies and processes that reduce risk of Covid-19 transmission Trials will assess for medical effectiveness, passenger response as well as suitability to the airport environment Technologies under review include UV sanitation, facial recognition thermal screening technology and contactless security procedures Data from trials will be shared with Government and industry to jumpstart the creation of a Common International Standard for health screening...
The incoming Chair of Cardiff Airport is confirmed
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The incoming Chair of Cardiff Airport is confirmed Cardiff Airport has confirmed its next Chair will be Wayne Harvey, Senior Managing Partner for Deloitte in Wales. Mr Harvey, who will retire from Deloitte in May will join the national Airport in the non-executive Chair position on 1st June 2020. He takes over at a challenging time for the aviation industry on a global scale. He will take over from the outgoing Chair, Roger Lewis who was at the helm during achievements over the past five years which includes passenger growth and the arrival of Qatar Airways flights. Mr Harvey’s...
Half a million more vital fluid resistant gowns land at Cardiff Airport
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Half a million more vital fluid resistant gowns land at Cardiff Airport A chartered flight carrying around half a million vital fluid-resistant gowns for NHS Wales has arrived in Cardiff Airport (14.00 today, 1 May 2020). The flight was arranged through Welsh contacts and will mean supplies of these gowns, which had been under pressure, have been fully replenished. The cargo, which has come from Hangzhou in China, will provide around three months’ of supply of fluid-resistant gowns for health and care services in Wales and will allow Wales to support other parts of the UK if needed. In...
Cardiff Airport welcomes PPE freight for Welsh NHS
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Cardiff Airport welcomes PPE freight for Welsh NHS Today (Tuesday 28th April 2020) a B767-300 aircraft arrived at Cardiff Airport carrying over 200,000 items of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for front line teams in the NHS and social care in Wales. The Cardiff Airport airfield has remained open on a 24hr basis throughout the crisis, and the arrival of this flight has reaffirmed the vital role of the Airport in supporting the national response to the current global pandemic. The special charter flight, operated by Nordwind took off from Phnom Penh in...
Birmingham Airport regains capacity with launch of Loganair and Eastern Airways
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Birmingham Airport regains capacity with launch of Loganair and Eastern Airways Responding to the collapse of Flybe, Loganair has announced it will introduce three daily services from Birmingham to Aberdeen, along with a daily service to Inverness from the 16th March 2020. Additionally, Eastern Airways will offer Aberdeen to Birmingham which was formerly operated by Flybe. Flights will all commence next week with the schedule released for sale imminently. Nick Barton, CEO of Birmingham Airport said: “This is great news and we thank these carriers for responding to the situation with...
Huge blow to the UK aviation industry as Flybe collapses
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Huge blow to the UK aviation industry as airline Flybe collapses Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline has collapsed with all flights cancelled. The news follows eleventh hour attempts to rescue the airline have failed. The airline first announced it was struggling following Brexit uncertainty and was given a reprieve by it's lenders. The recent Coronavirus outbreak further impacted on seat sales for the struggling airline. The news of Flybe's collapse came about this evening after aircraft were impounded at a number of airports around the UK. Flights due to depart tomorrow have now...
Loganair flights to Glasgow take off from Cardiff
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Loganair flights to Glasgow take off from Cardiff Loganair services between Cardiff and Glasgow took flight last night (27th February), the first air connection between the two cities since October 2019. The launch marks the start of a year-round schedule that will connect the two cities- designed to enable business or leisure trips of different durations, including weekends, long weekends and short breaks. There is currently no direct rail service between Scotland’s biggest city and Cardiff, and car journey times can take upwards of seven hours. The route, operated by Loganair’s 49-seat...
Loganair resumes Birmingham flights
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Loganair resumes Birmingham flights Loganair resumes Birmingham flights Loganair has resumed passenger flights at Birmingham Airport, re-establishing non-stop jet services to Aberdeen as the first step to restoring full services at the Midlands airport after the Covid-19 pandemic and the collapse of Flybe. Services will initially operate four times each week – on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays – ahead of an increase to two flights each way per weekday linking Birmingham with Aberdeen from 31 August. Loganair’s flights between Birmingham and Inverness will resume on 6 July, and...
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What does the future hold for CWL...?

"Having thought about what the future holds for CWL, their first priority must be the return of Paris, Dublin, and Belfast, as Jerry mentioned above, Loganair have built up their services at BHD, could they be persuaded to operate a route to CWL? If Air France didn't want to operate the Paris route from CWL, perhaps Eastern could give it a try, also the Dublin route if there are no others interested. If Eastern were to base a second J41 at CWL, it would be the ideal aircraft to operate to CORK and JERSEY and perhaps build up the frequency on those routes. There is certainly a good opportunity for them to establish themselves at CWL in the future, that is of course if they are still in existence after the end of the pandemic. ".....

Travel and Airline Industry recovery from Covid-19, your views?

" I dont think people realise how serious this all is, and when the lockdown ends country by country which will take a fair time who is going to fly whilst ever this virus is about which it will be, and even when a vaccine is created the virus will be around some time plus the good old media will still be in full swing scaring us all! From what im seeing I feel believe it or not jet2 are the strongest in all this financially plus remember if this does continue where does jet2 originate from, dart group,channel express so plenty of experience in the freight sector which we most definitely require at the moment. Can anyone give anymore upto date info on jet2 financial pos?"......

The future of Virgin Atlantic, your views?

" Virgin are now doing what they should have done in the first place and are obliged to do under the governments Covid Corparate Financing Scheme. That is explore normal commercial financing options before applying to the government scheme, do that and HMG can make an informed decision. The likes of Wizz UK and Easyjet have indicated that they qualify for loans up to £300m and £600m respectively based on there credit ratings and presumably followed the correct procedure. The whole point of the government scheme is to support companies operating within the UK economy and the jobs of people within the country, under these circumstances it doesn't really matter who owns the company as so much of our economy is multi national anyway."......

Epic Failures...?

"He is preparing for the fake election, the one he postpones indefinitely just to remain the bestest president ever. Meanwhile, he obliterates Iran, invades N. Korea, sells Alaska to his mate Putin and buys Scotland to create a 51st state. Expect the unexpected with that man, entertaining and dangerous, but expect a full toothache from our own leaders, dull enough to send a person into a coma.

A runway extention for Bristol...?

"It's certainly physically possible to extend the runway at the eastern end of the airfield although any type of extension would require the A38 to be dropped into a 150-metre long tunnel, and it's likely that even the most modest option would impact in some way on Felton Common which is beyond the A38. In its current master plan, pubished in 2006, the airport set out a number of options for extending the runway, all at the eastern end of the airfield - the land beyond the western end of the runway falls away significantly and any extension there would require major civil engineering. Although the promised new master plan has not materialised despite public consultations that began two years ago the airport has already said that a runway extension is not being considered. Presumably the reasons it gave in 2006 for maintaining the status quo are still in place.".....

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