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by SJDobby
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Bugs & Problems
Topic: Zero Value on an aircraft just returned from lease
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Zero Value on an aircraft just returned from lease

Hi

Please can you advise as to the possible reason why one of our 737-900s (G-UCHK, at EDDF) has now got a value of $0.

Thanks
Simon
by SJDobby
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Bugs & Problems
Topic: Fleet Finance Balances Don't Add Up
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Fleet Finance Balances Don't Add Up

Hi I keep a fairly close eye on the balances among our airline's various fleets, transferring between them on occasions to keep them at their desired levels. Our airline's current balance is a nice healthy $3.8bn or so. When I look at the "transfer money" page and add up the various balances of the ...
by SJDobby
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Bugs & Problems
Topic: Maintenance: 100%/never-flown but over 2 years since maintained
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Maintenance: 100%/never-flown but over 2 years since maintained

Hi One of our aircraft, an A359, is parked at Dubai, has not been maintained for over 2 years, but is available for us to sell/lease/transfer. Does the fact that the aircraft is at 100% status (or the fact it has zero hours on the clock) mean it maintains the privileges of a "recently maintained" ai...
by SJDobby
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Bugs & Problems
Topic: Maintenance Centers
Replies: 45
Views: 2202

Re: Maintenance Centers

Hi We have an A350 F-WWYB at Dubai that was maintained (by an airline leasing the aircraft from us) a few weeks ago, but attempting to put it on the lease market we are told that it hasn't been repaired in a year. Other aircraft (eg E145 G-UBBK at EGLL) also are suffering from this same issue when w...
by SJDobby
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Important Announcements
Topic: Maintenance and Fee Changes
Replies: 22
Views: 2477

Re: Maintenance and Fee Changes

OK, I just wanted to check whether I'd be wanting to pre-empt the "go-live" by transferring aircraft that are very close to or beyond the 2-year point and not in locations where we can get some "cheap servicing" :-) I have spent some time over the past 24 hours partially-populating a spreadsheet wit...
by SJDobby
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Important Announcements
Topic: Maintenance and Fee Changes
Replies: 22
Views: 2477

Re: Maintenance and Fee Changes

Good stuff, Joe. Will encourage those of us running airlines to do a bit of stocktaking and logistics management. Can I ask: can an aircraft be *transferred* if it has not been maintained for 2 years? Also, how many financial transactions will we see in our Finances? i.e. what level of granularity -...
by SJDobby
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Bugs & Problems
Topic: Maintenance Centers
Replies: 24
Views: 1463

Re: Maintenance Centers

Yes, I found that yesterday I was getting maintenance cancelled instantly, but moving an appropriate budget into the fleet that the aircraft belongs to sorted it out. In my case I have created two new fleets : "Maintenance Due" (to put aircraft in that I deem "in need of maintenance" and therefore t...
by SJDobby
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Bugs & Problems
Topic: Maintenance Centers
Replies: 45
Views: 2202

Re: Maintenance Centers

Yes, I found that yesterday I was getting maintenance cancelled instantly, but moving an appropriate budget into the fleet that the aircraft belongs to sorted it out. In my case I have created two new fleets : "Maintenance Due" (to put aircraft in that I deem "in need of maintenance" and therefore t...
by SJDobby
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conflict Routes - Clarity, please
Replies: 1
Views: 1878

Conflict Routes - Clarity, please

Hi UK Direct likes to be a friendly airline and operate partnerships with other airlines. Partly because we have such an extensive schedule of routes, many of the airlines we codeshare with have got a lot of conflicting routes with us (in a few cases, "hundreds of them"). Please can we get clarity o...
by SJDobby
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Floatplanes interchangeable with wheeled ones?
Replies: 2
Views: 2052

Re: Floatplanes interchangeable with wheeled ones?

Great, thank you Joe.
by SJDobby
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Floatplanes interchangeable with wheeled ones?
Replies: 2
Views: 2052

Floatplanes interchangeable with wheeled ones?

Hi Can I ask if wheel/float/ski configurations of aircraft are interchangeable as far as FSA client is concerned? For instance, if my airline has a Piper J3, can I use it with wheels one day and with floats (at a seaplane base) the next? I use the J3 as an example because in the database at the mome...
by SJDobby
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Bugs & Problems
Topic: How to make A2A Spitfire be treated as a Spitfire MkXIV
Replies: 9
Views: 1644

Re: How to make A2A Spitfire be treated as a Spitfire MkXIV

Hmmm. Seemed ok but after a single flight it's status has gone from 100% to 33% and will cost over $800k to fix. Apparently I was above the max landing weight.
Maybe I'll stick to flying the Texan in FSA.
by SJDobby
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Bugs & Problems
Topic: How to make A2A Spitfire be treated as a Spitfire MkXIV
Replies: 9
Views: 1644

Re: How to make A2A Spitfire be treated as a Spitfire MkXIV

Excellent; I am now able to book a flight, and hitting the "Fly" button takes me to the fueling screen, so all looking good from an FSA point of view. Thanks for sorting that all out. I then had an issue with the Spitfire itself (it wouldn't let me got into the maintenance hangar to check the engine...
by SJDobby
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Bugs & Problems
Topic: How to make A2A Spitfire be treated as a Spitfire MkXIV
Replies: 9
Views: 1644

Re: How to make A2A Spitfire be treated as a Spitfire MkXIV

Thank you. I have adjusted the empty weight to 4400. However, the ICAO code reported in the hangar is still SXIV, but SPIT in the aircraft's info page; and when I try to file a flight plan it is auto-entered in the plan as SPIT, and doesn't let me book it, saying the aircraft doesn't exist (presumab...