Impact of coronavirus on aviation industry.

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Re: Impact of coronavirus on aviation industry.

#481 Post by Boac » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:23 am

Looks a bit 'desertish'?

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#482 Post by Woody » Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:50 pm

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#483 Post by barkingmad » Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:18 pm

https://www.headforpoints.com/2020/09/1 ... civil-war/

Divide and Rule? Sounds like some of these folk have forgotten/don’t read history?

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#485 Post by Woody » Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:31 pm

To late for most of us, but I do hope that they give him a good kicking X(

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#486 Post by Woody » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:56 pm

Sep 14, 2020
British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIC, which was under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales from 25th June – 8th September and has been at London Heathrow since, returned to service this afternoon operating BA113 London Heathrow – New York JFK which was its first passenger service since 9th April. However whilst climbing through 25,000ft at the Welsh border the aircraft stopped the climb due to a technical issue and returned to London Heathrow for a safe landing.
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#487 Post by G-CPTN » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:10 pm

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#488 Post by Woody » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:06 am

Woody wrote:
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Sep 14, 2020
British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-VIIC, which was under maintenance at Cardiff-Wales from 25th June – 8th September and has been at London Heathrow since, returned to service this afternoon operating BA113 London Heathrow – New York JFK which was its first passenger service since 9th April. However whilst climbing through 25,000ft at the Welsh border the aircraft stopped the climb due to a technical issue and returned to London Heathrow for a safe landing.
Not sure why a 23 year old aircraft would be worth reconfiguring, must be newer ones in the fleet, unless of course they did it on the cheap :-o

Apparently there’s two repatriation flights from JNB to LHR this week, wonder which aircraft type is going to operate them?
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#489 Post by Woody » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:13 am

Latest proposals, still to be voted on, but I think that I could be furloughed for up to two years :D
The Staff made CR will have the chance to give back the money and go into a pool of staff to be brought back as need, but they can only stay in it for max two years after that they would be made redundant if they have not been bought back. The pool is funded by Union and we will need to pay a percentage into it, the amount will depend on how many are in the pool, and as/if the number goes down so will what we pay, the staff in the pool will receive 70% of their pay. There is a stand down claus, but it can not be down to seasonal lows and can only be used if strict guide lines are follow.
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#490 Post by G-CPTN » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:59 am

Can you shelf-fill in the meanwhile?

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#491 Post by Woody » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:16 am

G-CPTN wrote:
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Can you shelf-fill in the meanwhile?
Still waiting for full details and advice from Union Solicitor’s as BA have sent me an agreement to sign that isn’t up to date.
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#492 Post by ian16th » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:52 am

Woody wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:16 am
G-CPTN wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:59 am
Can you shelf-fill in the meanwhile?
Still waiting for full details and advice from Union Solicitor’s as BA have sent me an agreement to sign that isn’t up to date.
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#493 Post by Woody » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:22 pm

Is early retirement an option for you?
JuniorWoody has still got a few years of school to go, so 3-4 years would be ideal before I join the retirement party :D
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Re: Impact of coronavirus on aviation industry.

#494 Post by Ibbie » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:38 pm

BA have obviously made the decision not to return shorthaul sevices to Gatwick after September.

Just had my flight to AGP for end of November moved to LHR, on same timings. Totally inconvienient for me. Fortunately there is a later flight that day, which I have had a free change to.

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#495 Post by Woody » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:42 pm

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BA have obviously made the decision not to return shorthaul sevices to Gatwick after September.

Just had my flight to AGP for end of November moved to LHR, on same timings. Totally inconvienient for me. Fortunately there is a later flight that day, which I have had a free change to.
AGP flights in Feb operating from LHR using LGW flight number, reckon the whole of the s/h network is going to operate from Perry Oaks until next summer :ymdevil:
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#497 Post by Woody » Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:27 am

This deal means that I’m unredundant for upto two years, being placed into something called the Community Retention Pool, where I’m employed by BA , but paid a percentage of my salary by the remaining staff and if I get called back it’s on my original t & c’s, with a few pay adjustments, most importantly keep my staff travel :YMPARTY:
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Re: Impact of coronavirus on aviation industry.

#498 Post by Boac » Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:34 am

Better news!

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#499 Post by Woody » Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:58 am

Boac wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:34 am
Better news!
It’s a similar deal that BALPA negotiated for some of the pilots that were due Compulsory Redundancy. I’m still awaiting confirmation that I’ve been excepted, but definitely an improved outlook :D
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Lufthansa to scrap entire widebody fleets, more layoffs

#500 Post by ian16th » Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:36 am

From African Pilot:
Deutsche Lufthansa plans to scrap most of its widebody passenger aircraft, which would contribute to additional redundancies on top of the previously announced 22,000 layoffs. According to Bloomberg’s sources, Lufthansa is currently looking at withdrawing its remaining 14 Airbus A380s after already retiring the same amount in August 2020. In addition to the 14 superjumbos, most of the airline’s A340s would also go, alongside Lufthansa’s entire Boeing 747-400 fleet and a portion of the carrier’s narrow-body planes that conduct long-haul operations.

On 6 August 2020, Lufthansa disclosed that it would decommission five Boeing 747-400s and eleven Airbus A320s on top of its halved A380 fleet. In total, the carrier planned to shrink its fleet by a total of 100 aircraft by 2023. The additional cuts would push Lufthansa over that mark, also affecting additional jobs on top of the Group’s announced 22,000.
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