Trivia 2018 (miscellaneous news)

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Re: Trivia 2018 (miscellaneous news)

Post by Homo Aeroportus » 29 Mar 2018, 13:40

Flying Scout wrote:
29 Mar 2018, 10:48
ET might be able to cope with the growth. ADD is totally not able to follow. Overcowded, no place to sit, queues for drity toilets, ...
I wish they were but they don't do much to attract expats pilots, leave alone keeping them.

As to the airport I fully agree with you.
In a way, and when I switch to my "African mood", I prefer the old T1. Everything is done the African way, with a smile.

But true the T2 for international flights is overcrowded.
The Senator Lounge is, well ... better than having to sit on the floor inside the terminal.
ADD Senator Lounge.JPG
This pic you see only half of it ...
:mrgreen:

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Re: Trivia 2018 (miscellaneous news)

Post by Homo Aeroportus » 29 Mar 2018, 20:39

NCE is not nice !

Just checking for a buddy the U2 flight to NCE.

I would have thought they have enough practice there but it looks like they are rehearsing for the strike that starts tomorrow. :lol:

Many flights diverted or simply cancelled this late afternoon.

Screenshot 2018-03-29 20.21.08.png
Some diverting to MRS, TRN, MXP, ...

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Re: Trivia 2018 (miscellaneous news)

Post by Homo Aeroportus » 29 Mar 2018, 20:49

This U2 BRU-NCE went down to 1450 ft before being sent out.
Holding at 8000ft for 25 minutes then transiting to LFML at FL100 before a rather unconventional approach.

Screenshot 2018-03-29 20.26.39.png
Departing BRU at 1525z, landing at MRS 1810. FT 2h45 min , twice longer than usual. I guess someone was smart in planning the fuel. ;)

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Re: Trivia 2018 (miscellaneous news)

Post by Passenger » 02 Apr 2018, 13:56

Sweden will introduce an aviation tax:
https://www.thelocal.se/20180401/sweden ... iation-tax

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Re: Trivia 2018 (miscellaneous news)

Post by luchtzak » 02 Apr 2018, 14:06

Passenger wrote:
02 Apr 2018, 13:56
Sweden will introduce an aviation tax:
https://www.thelocal.se/20180401/sweden ... iation-tax
This rings a bell! As last year the country was already thinking about it! Braathens Regional Airlines has frozen the order for 10 brand new Embraer C Series and will continue to fly with the less environment friendly AVRO.

Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA), former Malmö Aviation has frozen the order for 10 C Series aircraft, Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reported yesterday. http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/bra/b ... s-new-tax/

And IATA responded to an Inquiry on the proposed Swedish aviation passenger tax, warning that the tax would cost 7,500 jobs and negatively impact Sweden’s economic competitiveness. IATA also emphasised the Inquiry Committee’s own acknowledgement that the climate change impact of the tax would be negligible. http://www.aviation24.be/organisations/ ... agreement/

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Re: Trivia 2018 (miscellaneous news)

Post by Passenger » 02 Apr 2018, 14:28

luchtzak wrote:
02 Apr 2018, 14:06
Passenger wrote:
02 Apr 2018, 13:56
Sweden will introduce an aviation tax:
https://www.thelocal.se/20180401/sweden ... iation-tax
This rings a bell! As last year the country was already thinking about it! Braathens Regional Airlines has frozen the order for 10 brand new Embraer C Series and will continue to fly with the less environment friendly AVRO.

Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA), former Malmö Aviation has frozen the order for 10 C Series aircraft, Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reported yesterday. http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/bra/b ... s-new-tax/

And IATA responded to an Inquiry on the proposed Swedish aviation passenger tax, warning that the tax would cost 7,500 jobs and negatively impact Sweden’s economic competitiveness. IATA also emphasised the Inquiry Committee’s own acknowledgement that the climate change impact of the tax would be negligible. http://www.aviation24.be/organisations/ ... agreement/
Every now and then, every government dreams of an aviation tax to reduce the budget deficit. However, somewhere in an international Convention (think it's Chicago), there is an article that states that an aviation tax has to be linked to the direct costs that the flight causes. Example: a departure tax is only allowed when it's aimed to cover costs like the airport and its staff, security, ATC, fire brigade, access, ... The only exception is Russia, who is allowed to charge overflying rights because of the huge territory they have to cover.

The bill will probably be accepted by the Swedish Parliament. But once the aviation industry goes into appeal, Sweden will have to withdraw the tax.

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Re: Trivia 2018 (miscellaneous news)

Post by 737MAX » 03 Apr 2018, 02:36

luchtzak wrote:
02 Apr 2018, 14:06
Passenger wrote:
02 Apr 2018, 13:56
Sweden will introduce an aviation tax:
https://www.thelocal.se/20180401/sweden ... iation-tax
Braathens Regional Airlines has frozen the order for 10 brand new Embraer C series.
Embraer C series... :roll:

Copy/paste without even checking before posting?

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Re: Trivia 2018 (miscellaneous news)

Post by luchtzak » 03 Apr 2018, 08:57

737MAX wrote:
03 Apr 2018, 02:36
luchtzak wrote:
02 Apr 2018, 14:06
Passenger wrote:
02 Apr 2018, 13:56
Sweden will introduce an aviation tax:
https://www.thelocal.se/20180401/sweden ... iation-tax
Braathens Regional Airlines has frozen the order for 10 brand new Embraer C series.
Embraer C series... :roll:

Copy/paste without even checking before posting?
Of course I meant Bombardier ...

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Re: Trivia 2018 (miscellaneous news)

Post by sn26567 » 03 Apr 2018, 10:14

luchtzak wrote:
03 Apr 2018, 08:57
737MAX wrote:
03 Apr 2018, 02:36
luchtzak wrote:
02 Apr 2018, 14:06


Braathens Regional Airlines has frozen the order for 10 brand new Embraer C series.
Embraer C series... :roll:

Copy/paste without even checking before posting?
Of course I meant Bombardier ...
A Bombardier E-2 Jet? 😂😂😂
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Re: Trivia 2018 (miscellaneous news)

Post by luchtzak » 03 Apr 2018, 10:36

sn26567 wrote:
03 Apr 2018, 10:14
luchtzak wrote:
03 Apr 2018, 08:57
737MAX wrote:
03 Apr 2018, 02:36


Embraer C series... :roll:

Copy/paste without even checking before posting?
Of course I meant Bombardier ...
A Bombardier E-2 Jet? 😂😂😂
Never mind, I am off this topic as I am confused :D :?

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Re: Trivia 2018 (miscellaneous news)

Post by luchtzak » 03 Apr 2018, 14:21

Eurocontrol is tweeting about a failure of the Enhanced Tactical Flow Management System. Contingency procedures are being put in place which will have the effect of reducing the capacity of the European network by approximately 10%. Further information will be provided as soon as possible.

The Enhanced Tactical Flow Management System (ETFMS) is used to compare traffic demand with the available capacity of a certain air traffic control (ATC) sector. It is a key enabler of the air traffic flow and capacity management (ATFCM) services during tactical operations (on the day of the flight) and pre-tactical operations (from 1 to 6 days before the flight is airborne).

The ETFMS system has two main functions:
  • Calculation of traffic demand in every sector of the NM area of operations, using the flight plan information received from the aircraft operators (AOs) via the initial flight plan processing system (IFPS)
  • Computer-assisted slot allocation (CASA) – a more complex calculation, slot allocation and distribution of the resulting lists to all parties involved

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Re: Trivia 2018 (miscellaneous news)

Post by luchtzak » 03 Apr 2018, 16:23

Brussels Airport currently only accepts 10 take-offs per hour ...

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Post by luchtzak » 03 Apr 2018, 16:28

The issue with the ETFMS has been identified and work is progressing to recover the system, which is expected to occur late this evening. Aircraft operators are requested to refile any flight plans for flights not yet operated and that were originally filed before 10.26UTC

http://www.aviation24.be/air-traffic-co ... -in-place/

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Re: Trivia 2018 (miscellaneous news)

Post by luchtzak » 03 Apr 2018, 22:00

Nobody else to comment on the delays today? Ok then ;-)

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Re: Trivia 2018 (miscellaneous news)

Post by sn26567 » 03 Apr 2018, 22:20

luchtzak wrote:
03 Apr 2018, 22:00
Nobody else to comment on the delays today? Ok then ;-)
The system was relaunched before 18:00 and expected to be fully operational by 20:00. Hence there should be no problem now. Except for those planes that have been delayed during the day and will need the night to recover a normal schedule ;)
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Re: Trivia 2018 (miscellaneous news)

Post by galaxy » 11 Apr 2018, 23:49

The adorable letter a young aviation enthusiast wrote to Jetstar

Many of us have hoped to get bumped up to business class but few of us have been as successful as the young author , 9 years old , of this touching letter :

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-ad ... a45a25b14d

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Re: Trivia 2018 (miscellaneous news)

Post by Acid-drop » 15 Apr 2018, 12:45

MSP had to close for half a day because of 33 cm of snow.
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