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by convair
21 Nov 2018, 23:46
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: The one and only topic on which runway in use @EBBR
Replies: 546
Views: 229551

Re: The one and only topic on which runway in use @EBBR

@jan_olieslagers, SR20 and DIBO, Thank you for the explanations. :) I can understand it is a little tedious to write time and again the full name or definition of these techniques and/or concepts. By the way, these abbreviations do not always seem very explicit, even for experts; I sympathize with t...
by convair
21 Nov 2018, 16:37
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: The one and only topic on which runway in use @EBBR
Replies: 546
Views: 229551

Re: The one and only topic on which runway in use @EBBR

Some caveats: The published 07L RNAV approach will "disappear" again when BUB VOR becomes available again. Since there's no offset, amongst other factors, the "HJ only" restriction is not necessary for the RNAV approach. Not all aircraft are capable/certified to fly this approach. As such, some wil...
by convair
20 Nov 2018, 13:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2018
Replies: 330
Views: 47573

Re: Ryanair in 2018

Homo Aeroportus wrote:
20 Nov 2018, 11:52
luchtzak wrote:
19 Nov 2018, 15:39
On Airbus A320 MAX with 180 seats also 3 toilets. But seat pitch 30 inches.
Ouch !
That's bad news. The toilet used to have good legroom.
;)

H.A.
:lol:

:thumbup:
by convair
20 Nov 2018, 13:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eurowings in 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 25065

Re: Eurowings in 2018

@André
Re your yesterday article on EW crews new uniforms: I assume the COO Mr Knitter ( ;) !) has supervised that project personnally. :)
by convair
15 Nov 2018, 13:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1299
Views: 183678

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

I fully agree. It's also stupid (maybe even a little childish) to deny BRU the status of hub; as hinted in the La Libre article, it's kind of inviting the competition to take it up. The popular success of Air Belgium (in spite of its many mistakes and hiccups) on this forum should make CS (start to)...
by convair
14 Nov 2018, 14:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 161
Views: 38162

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

If the figures above and my calculations are correct, SN's share in BRU jumped to 42.6% in October (compared to 39.4% in September).
I see 2 reasons: first, the Thomas Cook agreement continues to positively affect SN's figures; and the Aviapartner strike that has led to a lower total for BRU (-2.4%).
by convair
12 Nov 2018, 23:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1299
Views: 183678

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Same scenario tomorrow apparently.
by convair
10 Nov 2018, 12:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1299
Views: 183678

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Any "unofficial" statistics of SN's performance for October?
by convair
07 Nov 2018, 17:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VLM Airlines (Brussels, ex-Thomas Cook) news 2018
Replies: 287
Views: 19718

Re: VLM Airlines (Brussels, ex-Thomas Cook) news 2018

It's not the kind of capital raise that bank managers like to see, because no cash is injected: Google Translates this is into: "... The contribution in kind for an amount of € 8,179,534 by the Private Company SF Aviation Holding, to increase the capital of the limited company VLM Airlines ("the Co...
by convair
07 Nov 2018, 01:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3433
Views: 1044482

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 convair
06 Nov 2018, 19:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3433
Views: 1044482

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 woul...
by convair
06 Nov 2018, 14:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1299
Views: 183678

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

www.lalibre.be/economie/libre-entreprise/des-voyageurs-abandonnes-sur-place-apres-l-annulation-d-un-vol-tel-aviv-bruxelles-brussels-airlines-pointee-du-doigt-5be16c1bcd70e3d2f68d5457 According to this article which reports pax experience, pax were not rebooked on other airlines (including LH) which...
by convair
06 Nov 2018, 13:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3433
Views: 1044482

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

For a few weeks already, SFE and SFG have been supposed to join the fleet as of October. Still waiting! SN501 today operated with OO-SCX, an A340 with EW livery! SFT and SFZ AOG at BRU; SFY "parked" at LIS; SFN supposedly leaving the fleet but back on the list, although no longer flying; SFU due to ...
by convair
05 Nov 2018, 15:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3433
Views: 1044482

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Since Eurowings' OO-SCW is officially an SN aircraft, it flew from DUS to Malta this morning as SN9903 (C-check?).
I assume EW is paying the trip though. :)
by convair
04 Nov 2018, 18:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Monday morning smile
Replies: 49
Views: 9334

Re: Monday morning smile

luchtzak wrote:
04 Nov 2018, 11:13
This could be funny, in a theatre or in a pub. But not on aircraft ...
Agree. It's very funny indeed, but I doubt his boss will appreciate the performance.
by convair
03 Nov 2018, 13:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The CityJet Sukhoi SSJ100-95 saga is hurting Brussels Airlines
Replies: 162
Views: 18722

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

I can understand that the company is looking for a more reliable plane on the lower end of aircraft sizes. On the other hand, the change from the SSJ to CRJ will be dreadful for passengers: crampy cabin, no space for hand luggage, no boarding via jetbridge... because apart from the somewhat higher ...
by convair
01 Nov 2018, 13:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2018
Replies: 330
Views: 47573

Re: Ryanair in 2018

Court case in Den Bosch (NL) today (18/10/2018): 13 Ryanair pilots demand that the court forbits Ryanair to close their base there, because that's done as a reaction to the past strike. Ryanair claims that Eindhoven base will be closed because of raising fuel prices, cheaper tickets and lower deman...
by convair
01 Nov 2018, 13:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1299
Views: 183678

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

From the Lufthansa Group press release: https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/lufthansa-group/reduces-planned-growth-for-2019/ Brussels Airlines' financial figures are now included into the Eurowings figures. Eurowings Eurowings reports an Adjusted EBIT of EUR -65 million for the first nine months of ...
by convair
30 Oct 2018, 17:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 25-31/10/2018 Aviapartner strike at Brussels Airport
Replies: 225
Views: 8607

Re: 25-31/10/2018 Aviapartner strike at Brussels Airport

If a new ground handler would step in and have a need to take over ex-Aviapartner staff, they may not necessarily feel obliged to take over those Aviapartner individuals that played a key role in this strike. Obviously; and it is what usually happens in such a scenario. A new owner/operator will wa...
by convair
30 Oct 2018, 00:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes in Indonesia, 189 dead
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes in Indonesia, 189 dead

For members who, like me, do not look at the Home site of Aviation24 every day, some details are available about the crash of the Lion Air B737Max in Indonesia. 189 people including crews assumed dead!
RIP :(