Tristar fleet get drubbing on BBC news

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  1. No links yet but the BBC radio news are running stories about how the Tristar fleet is so unreliable with up to 25% unavailability.
  2. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

    Ain't going to stop them using them.......
  3. The MoD responded that 92% of flights arrived within 6 hours of scheduled time.
    Hardly the RAF's fault really, if all they have are old sheds to fly people around in then they aren't going to be very effective
  4. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    The problem is there is no other option, there simply isn't the money to replace them.
  5. There's plenty of money but it's all being spent on chavs, foreigners and MPs expenses.
  6. Only 40 Tristars (out of 250 built) are still operational.

    The RAF has 9 of those.

    Next biggest users are:

    Air Rum (5) Siera Leone airline based in Jordon. On the list of carriers banned by the EU

    Sky Gate International (4) They are based in Jordon. Also on the list of carriers banned by the EU

    Others are operated by the following big names:

    Air Universal
    Al Anwa
    Almiron Aviation
    Bismillah Airlines
    EuroAtlantic Airways
    Hewa Bora Airways
    International Air Services
    Las Vegas Sands Corporation
    Orbital Sciences Corporation
    Orient Air
    Privilege Jet Airlines

    Anybody see a pattern here?
  7. Don't worry, the way it's going we're all going to be able to fit on one aircraft anyway in a couple of years. Then reliability of the airframe won't be an issue...
  8. Does the MOD mean 92% of flights were up to 6 hours late?

  9. I suppose you could put it that way :D
  10. And yet,"our glorious gobmint" can pay around 13 billion pounds for a computer network to link up the NHS?
  11. Don't forget the £50 billion and counting, to save Northern Rock.
    I wonder how many new airframes you could buy with that?
  12. I think you'll probably find that it's a computer network that's supposed to link up the NHS.
  13. That doesn't bloody work.
    Funny how the NHS has managed without it for the last 50 years or so.
    Completely un-necessary waste of money. Again