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Re: Marshall Aerospace moving from Cambridge airport

PostPosted:Thu May 16, 2019 2:32 pm
by Jonzarno
hospitals should go for much higher bed occupancy


Not just hospitals......... :wink: :D

Re: Marshall Aerospace moving from Cambridge airport

PostPosted:Thu May 16, 2019 3:10 pm
by Pete L
It would be nice if some kindly mathematician or engineer gave all major government departments a brief lecture in queueing theory. With a brick. Repeatedly until the message sinks in.

Re: Marshall Aerospace moving from Cambridge airport

PostPosted:Fri May 17, 2019 7:31 am
by CloudHound
I had many a conversation about the CAA as Safety promoter and Regulator but never changed minds.

The best one could point to is the GA Unit which reached out to us lot at exhibitions.

So the notion of the CAA promoting aviation generally was and never will be going to happen. Which is where APPG-GA came in. Wasn’t it?

Re: Marshall Aerospace moving from Cambridge airport

PostPosted:Fri May 17, 2019 11:11 am
by Jonzarno
So if Mr Wimpy bids enough for the land on which the local hospital stands, we should let him knock it down and build some more of those lovely blocks of flats in its place? :roll: :clown:


That Councillor might well have said 'yes' :roll:


On that basis: just think how many blocks of flats they could build on the land occupied by Heathrow........ :mrgreen: :clown:

Re: Marshall Aerospace moving from Cambridge airport

PostPosted:Fri May 17, 2019 11:27 am
by kanga
Jonzarno wrote:..

On that basis: just think how many blocks of flats they could build on the land occupied by Heathrow........ :mrgreen: :clown:


I'm sure that has occurred to some of those backing 'Boris island' :roll:

Re: Marshall Aerospace moving from Cambridge airport

PostPosted:Fri May 17, 2019 7:43 pm
by Rob P
I've outlined my theory beforetimes and I'm happy to run it up the flagpole once more.

The obvious place for Marshalls to relocate is Mildenhall. Just a few miles down the A14, loads of space for them with some spare to develop industrial units to lease out, maybe even some for housing, in excess of the existing base housing that is to be vacated.

The timescale for the USAFE exit is slipping back and will maybe reach... Oh, let me think... Ten years?

Marshalls have consistently denied any interest whatsoever on a site where they already have placed a facility. Now if I were anticipating a bargaining session with the MOD I'm pretty sure I wouldn't up front say "Ideally we'd move to Mildenhall" That would be rather kicking the legs from under your negotiators. I'd probably pick the three nearest options, however unlikely (Duxford anyone) and put about how all these wonderful, local opportunities beckon.

"But, Mr MOD, if the price was right I suppose we could overcome all the difficulties and think about Mildenhall..."

Those around in ten years, see if I'm right.

Rob P