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by RoMax
01 Dec 2018, 23:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3465
Views: 1054728

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Thank you André .. sorry for the link problem, just found out about it now. Spohr repeats what is unfortunately already known. Each airline of the group must finance its equipment separately. No policy, no investment for sn except the routine thing. It's not so much the financing an sich, it's a ma...
by RoMax
14 Nov 2018, 20:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 189881

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

I wonder what's the reason of OO-SFJ and OO-SCX operating Brussels Airlines flights. Is LH/EW testing the waters? Or is LH/EW supporting SN in their fleet renewal/issues and thus avoiding a more expensive ad-hoc external lease of equipment? SFY is in C check and SFZ is still AOG. So SN simply has a...
by RoMax
06 Nov 2018, 22:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3465
Views: 1054728

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

OK, I note that SFN is being replaced by SFC (already flying since the summer). But, noting that SFY is "parked" at LIS (reason?) and that today both SFT and SFZ are AOG at BRU, I turn to the SN list given for the LH group that says SFE and SFG were to join the fleet by October; hence I'm wondering...
by RoMax
06 Nov 2018, 18:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3465
Views: 1054728

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

All that drama again for nothing :p Old situation: 6 A333's, 4 A332's, at least that's clear for all. Now then. Since summer 2018 the fleet roll-over kicked off with lots of things ongoing (early deliveries requiring temporary storage of several a/c, usage of SFC as 'hot spare' by SN until SFN would...
by RoMax
31 Oct 2018, 19:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2018
Replies: 100
Views: 19012

Re: Lufthansa in 2018

Poiu wrote:
31 Oct 2018, 19:21
I think you missed the fact it was a tongue in cheek comment
It's most probably just me, but I don't see the tongue in cheek aspect of his post referring back to a 'joke' he made himself in March by showing a picture today which is several years old.
by RoMax
31 Oct 2018, 19:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2018
Replies: 100
Views: 19012

Re: Lufthansa in 2018

That picture is already years old and regularly seen on LHG websites, press releases and presentations since several years. It even doesn't have the current LH and EW tail :roll: It's in fact the old version of the picture(s) commonly used today with LH, LX, OS on the left and SN, EW on the right to...
by RoMax
28 Sep 2018, 17:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The CityJet Sukhoi SSJ100-95 saga is hurting Brussels Airlines
Replies: 165
Views: 20275

Re: The CityJet Sukhoi SSJ100-95 saga is hurting Brussels Airlines

According to a pilot, a lack of MEL (minimum equipment list) forces the pilots to not fly. Other aircraft types have a better MEL in case one or few instruments/items are not working. Interesting, thank you for that information. To my knowledge so far, it was "lack of spare parts". This info seems ...
by RoMax
28 Sep 2018, 17:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: A further deterioration of the Brussels Airport website
Replies: 35
Views: 3080

Re: A further deterioration of the Brussels Airport website

I wonder why I even still do another effort to reply on these childish discussions but OK that probably says something about me as well xp It is obvious that it is not acceptable that part of your (key) destinations are missing in your flight lookup and I don't understand why BAC launches the websit...
by RoMax
19 Sep 2018, 20:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3465
Views: 1054728

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

D-AIKJ future OO-SFJ just came out from the hangar at Malta... And guess what? Eurowings livery of course... Of course, what did you expect? It's an ex-LH aircraft coming to SN purely for the purpose of operating wet-lease for EW replacing a A340. This has nothing to do with the ex-SQ and ex-CX air...
by RoMax
13 Jun 2018, 18:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The CityJet Sukhoi SSJ100-95 saga is hurting Brussels Airlines
Replies: 165
Views: 20275

Re: Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100 news

Good luck finding several A320's or even worse A319's now on such short notice on a FULL TIME basis (not just a few flights per week) without paying a fortune which is many times higher than rebookings costs etc (if it would be long haul, it would be something else because there those costs are many...
by RoMax
11 Jun 2018, 19:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 189881

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

If the reason for the cancellations really was crew shortage, why not subcharter VLM planes, like they’ve done more than a few times in the past, to perform the flights? Something tells me they really are concerned... Exactly, doesn't have to be VLM per se, but as I said in the last part of my post...
by RoMax
11 Jun 2018, 18:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 189881

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Yes 1 single flight but one that requires an off day afterwards for the crew as do many of the long saturday charter flights, in times where cockpit AND Cabincrew is being called in their off days , every bit helps... Still the impact of that 1 flight is very limited on your overall crew utilizatio...
by RoMax
11 Jun 2018, 08:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 189881

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Jaguar wrote:
10 Jun 2018, 18:25
Probably due to the lack of crew and aircraft , hence the security excuse is just a smokescreen...
1 single flight per week, during the weekend. Yeah that must solve a lot if that would be the actual reason.
by RoMax
07 Jun 2018, 23:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1289
Views: 270711

Re: BRU infrastructure: future

With the train connections and bus services (both not terrible, but definitely room for improvement on early morning and late evening and even weekend services) and planned tram(bus) lines (which already proves to be difficult enough) I don't think it would be money well invested to extent metro to ...
by RoMax
06 Jun 2018, 18:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3465
Views: 1054728

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

But the leases for these 'new' planes have to be paid as well, I assume? Why not store M/N/O until their lease expires and in the mean time deploy the newer jets resulting in more reliability, cheaper operating costs and a higher payload thus revenue? It's not like it takes forever to switch cabins...
by RoMax
04 Jun 2018, 17:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3465
Views: 1054728

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

That's the whole point of the long haul renewal exercise. The "new" aircraft are just arriving a few months too soon. and thus they can't simply advance the introduction into the fleet and letting SFM N O go ? If the new cabin is not ready yet and with very expensive early lease terminations, that'...
by RoMax
28 May 2018, 23:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 189881

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Any idea about which destinations will replace the 3 frequencies lost on Kinshasa? SN doesn't seem to be in a hurry to fly its aircraft. Or are they hoping Kabila will change his mind? Has been reported a few times already. Soon (in June) IAD will go to daily (+1), Accra/Lomé will get a respectivel...
by RoMax
25 May 2018, 14:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines loses three of its 7 weekly frequencies to Kinshasa
Replies: 82
Views: 11958

Re: Brussels Airlines loses three of its 7 weekly frequencies to Kinshasa

Luanda has never been a high volume market (but the 'few' passengers can generate high yields), which always meant a good combination with FIH which has the high volumes. But now FIH simply doesn't have the volumes, the issue is not as simple as oh they have to downgrade to 4/week so these flights w...
by RoMax
25 May 2018, 13:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1289
Views: 270711

Re: BRU infrastructure: future

As announced before in the Brussels Airport 2040 vision, the satellite will be again prepared to accommodate passengers. In a few weeks a certain numbers of admin departments will move from the satellite to one of the brand new office buildings on the airport land side. At the same current moment, ...
by RoMax
08 May 2018, 21:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1336
Views: 189881

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

By the way, today LH has ordered two more 777-300ER for Swiss, and rumor has it that LX will dedicate two extra A330 to new African destinations with LH prospecting itself for new African destinations to be opened once they get the 777X and some A330 are freed up. If the rumors were to be verified ...