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Monday, 27 June 2011

Infratil's 2011 results...

... make grim reading for Charles Buchanan, and carry an ominous threat for Manston:

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Thursday, 23 June 2011

90 days: time's up, what's happened?

Charles Buchanan said the 90 day consultation was "not planning to identify significant redundancies". That was just over 90 days ago. Anyone know what's happened?

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Southend vs Manston: easyJet decides

Manston must have been competing for easyJet's business, so they'll be sorely disappointed that Southend got this 10 year deal. Could be a game-changer. Could be the final nail?

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Sound-activated video recording

The wisdom of crowds: does any know how to set up a sound-triggered video recording (for planes over Ramsgate)...

Monday, 20 June 2011

Air Anon at Manston

The once-secret document kindly spares Air Anon the shame of being associated with Manston airport by scribbling out their name with the blackest marker pen money can buy. You can win a priceless prize by identifying the mystery flying machines...

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Airport maths: irrational numbers and variables

In public, Manston use the laughable statistic of "one thousand jobs per million passengers".  In private, the numbers are VERY different...

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

KCC: daft beggars

Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, we know why KCC's bid for £10.8m to feather-bed Infratil was doomed to fail:

Monday, 6 June 2011

Manston Parkway

Why the secrecy? KCC want £millions to start Parkway, and to bribe an unnamed foreign airline to use Manston, thus profiting the airport's foreign owners. Oh, maybe that's why they're being so secretive... maybe, just maybe, they realise that pouring our money into foreign companies won't go down so well when they should be boosting UK and Kentish companies...

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Only the crumbliest, flakiest statistics...

Job forecasts based on ten year old statistics, from a tiny sample, applied to an "aspirational" growth projection, seven years into the future.

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