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Old December 1st, 2012, 07:19 PM   #161
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Old December 6th, 2012, 09:24 PM   #162
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More work on BHX runway extension

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Old December 12th, 2012, 10:33 AM   #163
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The runway @ BHX was closed briefly twice in the space of 15 minutes due to reported bird
Strikes this morning,between 0810 & 0823.The first was an ATR72 of Aer Arran/EIN,the second was a BEE Dash 8.
This seems to be an increasing problem at BHX lately.It made me wonder if any other airports have the same problem or are the bird scaring tactics just not very good.
Any comments anyone?
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Old December 12th, 2012, 11:29 AM   #164
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Very unfortunate to have two in such a short space of time but it's a problem everywhere, just look at what happened with the US airbus in New York.

From the last consultative committee meeting.

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Active management of bird activity on the airfield is continuing to yield good results. To the end of September, bird strike incidents are well down on the previous year, with 73 confirmed strikes compared to 115 for the same period in 2011, a 37% reduction. The Bird Strike Avoidance Unit from the Food and Environment Research Agency has conducted an independent review of bird control measures on the A45 works site in relation to Gull issues and found them to be very good.
http://www.ukaccs.info/bham/211112it4.pdf
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Old December 12th, 2012, 05:22 PM   #165
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Old December 12th, 2012, 05:52 PM   #166
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Thanx 30N for the reply.
I was wondering if the birds are being attracted by the ground being churned up in the same way they are when farmers plough their fields. If so we may have this problem for a while longer.
I know birds are a problem for all airports but the number of reported or possible bird strikes at BHX lately does seem to have increased since the runway work started!!
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Old December 13th, 2012, 04:20 PM   #167
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Interesting interview with Paul Kehoe of BHX

Interview with PK!
Very interesting and honest interview with PK in this weeks anna.aero online newsfeed, with the following being noteworthy:

1. The runway extension is focused at both long and medium haul traffic and to keep up with a new generation of medium haul aircraft - does he mean the 787?

2. He supposes that eventual liberalisation in UK-India and China bilaterals will open up competing traffic opportunities to LHR from these countries

3. He admits that BHX have a history of 'backing the wrong airline' and that they should have engaged a lot earlier with FR and EZY

4. An agreement was signed with AI to fly to ATQ but the Chairman that signed it was sacked and BHX is now back at square one in its negotiations with AI

5. Chicago is quite obviously PK's primary hope for a new destination once the extension opens
http://www.anna.aero/2012/12/12/30-s...gham-airport/?
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Old December 16th, 2012, 05:19 PM   #168
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Enter Air are operating a series of Santa flights to Finland from BHX

This one took off this morning.

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Old December 17th, 2012, 10:09 PM   #169
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BHX passenger figures for November 2012

Source: CAA Provisional stats

November passengers 568442 up 4.1% rolling year 8893406 up 3.5%

ATM's 6075 +1.9% rolling year 84149 +0.6%




Not a bad month at all for the airport.
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Old December 18th, 2012, 01:06 PM   #170
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Agreed Brum X,very good and encouraging figures for November.
I have also noticed that the EK pax numbers have gone back up again,although I think they
may be seasonal as a lot of Chinese students are going home for Xmas,but all in all a good month
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Old December 20th, 2012, 09:18 PM   #171
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New SWISS style lettering at BHX

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Old December 22nd, 2012, 03:55 PM   #172
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BHX Runway extension works Pre Christmas 2012

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Old December 22nd, 2012, 04:13 PM   #173
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Load factors on BHX International routes in Nov 2012

DUBLIN 46,236 (45160)---------135 pax----75% on less rotations

DUBAI 38,568 (39280)-----------324 pax---78% - EK38 on 30th probably in Dec figures as tech
AMSTERDAM 37,963 (38143)----90 pax---80% impressive considering Q400's rather than 733's
PARIS (CDG) 29,550 (29015) ----90 pax---75%
TENERIFE 13463 (16027)-------192 pax----93% - less flight not - enough seats
FRANKFURT 21,494 (19932)-----90 pax-----65%
ALICANTE 12619 (17204) --------180 pax-----89% (BMI Baby capacity not replaced & less ZB)
DUSSELDORF 15,967 (15013)-----47 pax-----55%
ARRECIFE 7203 (6980)-----------180 pax-----89% (less capacity more pax)
MUNICH 14,923 (12459)----------73 pax------55% (not sure if this route needs 2 airlines)
MALAGA 11653 (11516)-----------177 pax------87% (more pax way less capacity)
BRUSSELS 9,228 (10393)---------53 pax-------47%
ZURICH 8,309 (11060)------------69 pax-------70% (33.333% cut in rotations)
FUERTEVENTURA 3837 (3047) 174 pax-----87%
FARO 7171 (7530) -----------------179 pax------89%
COPENHAGEN 7,180 (7663)------76 pax------76%
ISLAMABAD 6,879 (7538)--------265 pax-----73%
NEW YORK (EWR) 6,841 (6287)-143 pax----84%
CORK 6,404 (6494)------------------53 pax----74%
ISTANBUL 6,268 (4487)----------105 pax----68%
HANOVER 3582 (4215)------------ 60 pax-----71% (frequency reduction but a few 195's)
ASHKHABAD 5,251 (5021)-------154 pax-----81%
LAS PALMAS 3182 (4984)--------177 pax-----89%
BERLIN (TEGEL) 5,084 (nil)------88 pax-----64%
ROME (FCO) 4,180 (nil)-----------130 pax-----75%
BARCELONA 4,088 (nil)----------146 pax-----77%
BYDGOSZCZ 4,017 (4113)-------155 pax-----82%
STOCKHOLM (ARN) 3,896 (nil)-75 pax------55% approx
LARNACA 2959 (3644)----------185 pax------86%
VENICE 3,547 (nil)---------------118 pax------60% - quite a few A321's - poor planning (68% A320)
PALMA 3098 (nil)----------------141 pax-------75%
FUNCHAL 2018 (nil)-------------112 pax-------64%
RZESZOW 3,169 (2501)---------144 pax------.76% (possibly 151 pax 80% if one flight diverted)
MALTA 3,096 (2615)------------172 pax-------92%
SHANNON 3,005 (2952)---------50 pax-------70%
BRATISLAVA 2,964 (4007)----165 pax-------87% (reduced 3 to 2 a week)
HAMBURG 2,896 (1608)---------60 pax-------70%
BUDAPEST 2,593 (nil)----------162 pax -------86% (Must be real cheap fares?)
MILAN (MXP) 2,554 (1713)-----46 pax-------50%
KATOWICE 2,527 (2363)-------158 pax-------84%
STUTTGART 2,511 (3204)------31 pax-------39%
KRAKOW 2,272 (nil)-------------162 pax-------86%
KNOCK 2,224 (3451)-------------37 pax--------51% (733 to ATR72)
BERGAMO 2,002 (nil) -----------91 pax--------48% (seems very low)
WATERFORD 1,260 (658)------ 52 pax--------67% (Arann stopped in Nov 11 -)
MURCIA 1,062 (nil) -------------133 pax-------70% (ended 6/11)
GIRONA 722 (2518)--------------120 pax-------64& (ended 5/11 and replaced with BCN)
GDANSK 629 (2607)-------------157 pax-------83% (ended 6/11)
REUS 432 (nil)---------------------108 pax........57%
TRIESTE 563 (nil)----------------140 pax-------75% (ended 4/11)
KAUNAS 354 (2438)-------------177 pax-------94% (ended 4/11)
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 08:29 PM   #174
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Old January 10th, 2013, 02:10 PM   #175
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A belated happy new year to all!!
I notice that EK39 is delayed today(10/01/13).A number of EK flights have been delayed just recently and bearing in mind they tend to use the same EB and EC sequence aircraft I was wondering if the airline is starting to have reliability issues with overused aircraft?
On a similar note PIA have also had delays in the last few weeks although it is less unusual for them.
My question is how often are these aircraft serviced(for want of a better term)?Is it after so many hours,landings or months?Or does it vary depending on operational uses,ie long haul or medium haul?
I don't have an axe to grind with either airline,but as both use 777s on BHX flights I ask merely out of curiosity and interest.
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Old January 13th, 2013, 02:15 PM   #176
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Old January 14th, 2013, 09:40 PM   #178
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Old January 16th, 2013, 10:08 PM   #179
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Monarch Airlines start on new Hangar facility.



Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL), the award-winning independent aircraft
maintenance provider has now started construction work on its new 110,000
sq. ft state-of-the-art maintenance facility at Birmingham Airport

This follows the announcement on 20 November 2012 about the new facility,
which is creating 150 new jobs with the potential for a further 150

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Old January 16th, 2013, 10:10 PM   #180
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BHX Passengers up in December 2012

Birmingham Airport handled 532,216 passengers during December 2012
- an increase of 4.2% on the previous year

As a result BHX handled 8,926,275 passengers in 2012, an increase of 3.5% on 2011
- the top three destinations from Birmingham in 2012 were Dublin, Dubai and Amsterdam

Top 10 scheduled routes from Birmingham in 2012 -
Dublin, Dubai, Amsterdam, Paris, Belfast, Edinburgh,
Malaga, Alicante, Frankfurt and Glasgow

Top 10 charter/IT routes from Birmingham in 2012 -
Tenerife, Palma, Dalaman, Sharm el Sheikh, Arrecife,
Corfu, Paphos, Antalya, Zakinthos and Ibiza
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