Rajay wrote:Don't know how old this photo is - I've seen it around the Internet for a while now - but it sure looks like ECA knows what they need to do to "schmooze" the local politicians, etc...
Just not sure which is more problematic or expensive - the aircraft or its payload!
CFII wrote:givens wrote:
Dude, you're the Man, thanks for finding that.
I give the film's real aviation footage combined with chorus girls Four Stars -complete with choreographed slip stream induced WMs....
RKittine wrote:No wonder they have had spar problems.
9aplus wrote:Nice solution for number of allowed seats (PAX)
TRUEEuropean Coastal Airlines d.o.o. has been registered as a Croatian airline company since the year 2000 (click here to see the court register).
TRUE, FALSE, FALSEIn 2002 European Coastal Airlines was in possession of an AOC (Airline Operations Certificate) for seaplane operation and was flying actively in Croatia. Several flights came to Split harbour.
FALSENow under the new EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) the AOC which is required by European Coastal Airlines is an AOC with a special permissions for water landings. European Coastal Airlines can only apply for this “special” AOC after European Coastal Airlines has at least 2 or 3 concessions. Only then there can be at 1 or 2 flight routes. With 2 or 3 concessions European Coastal Airlines can start the filing process for the AOC and submit the required information for the seaplane operation.
FALSESo the facts are clear…….. the local authorities in Dalmatia are therefore responsible that European Coastal Airlines are up to this date still not even legally in a position to apply for this AOC with this special permissions because for over 3 years not 1 single concession has been issued.
FALSEAll the procedures in the certification process and in operating handbooks (OM-A) are specific for seaplane operation. The AOC procedure is clearly regulated by the EASA and is a clear and straightforward process. This is all controlled by EU regulations. There is no doubt that European Coastal Airlines will be granted an AOC by the authorities. Just like it was holding an AOC in the past. But the prerequisites is at least 2 or 3 concessions so at least 1 or 2 routes can be established.
FALSEEuropean Coastal Airlines understands some people may want us to have an AOC first, but this is simply legally not possible for the type of AOC and operation European Coastal Airlines will be applying for. In the final step of the AOC certification process a CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) inspector will sit in the plane and observe the flight, the passenger handling and the seaplane operation. How own earth does anyone think this can be done if there is no concession and not 1 single seaplane station and not 1 single route to be flown ?
FALSEIn addition it is also essential to know that EASA categorizes a twin engine turbine powered aircraft as a “complex” aircraft. The Twin Otter seaplane operated by European Coastal Airlines is a complex aircraft. On complex aircrafts landings off airfields can not be approved. Therefore all landing sites have to be approved by the CCAA before operation can commence. Therefore a concession for a location is required so the location can be approved.
FALSEAll documentation and applications for the AOC are ready and have been waiting for months to be submitted.
But once again……………. NO concession…………… No flight routes………….. NO AOC.
9aplus wrote:Just to keep you folks up-to date with ECA - smoke blowing
http://www.croatia-split.com/blog/what- ... ibels.html
ECA under investigation by 9A CAA
http://www.slobodnadalmacija.hr/Split/t ... fault.aspx
Violation of Article 26. of Air traffic law - advertising and promotion of commercial service without valid AOC
I am only sorry about Viking, unnecessary getting bad name because of all this -> monkey business approach by ECA
What happens with bad weather? Cancellations?
In the majority of the cases we will be able to fly without any issues, even when the regular ferry connections cannot operate. In the unlikely event of a cancellation of the flight due to bad weather you will be able to rebook your flight without any further costs or inconvenience. If you would like to cancel your trip completely we will simply return you your money.
You can book your flight online by 1st of March 2014 on this website or in one of our ticket shops at all our destinations, which will open latest on the same date
9aplus wrote:Today is 1st March 2014You can book your flight online by 1st of March 2014 on this website or in one of our ticket shops at all our destinations, which will open latest on the same date
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