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by Bracebrace
02 Apr 2020, 10:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 511
Views: 48171

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

Brussels airlines is not a belgian airlines, they can get their help from germany. Now they could argue help is needed for belgian employees, fair, but all sectors are suffering... and just for example, there 2x more dentists than brussels airlines employees Very very strange comparison. Comparing ...
by Bracebrace
31 Mar 2020, 13:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 511
Views: 48171

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

I would be interested to see what kind of conversion they will use. Just some personal thoughts, take them for they are worth: If the conversion weighs 5 tons, that is 50 imaginary passengers you transport every single flight (even on an empty ferryflight). If you look a the B777 freighter, it is a ...
by Bracebrace
21 Mar 2020, 20:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 511
Views: 48171

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

There is already a lot of cooperation between pax airlines and freight business, and many types have been tried before. Between continents their is already a lot of freight transported by passenger airlines. Because these flights have stopped, prices have sky-rocketed, so yes pure freighter airlines...
by Bracebrace
21 Mar 2020, 15:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 511
Views: 48171

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

Yes its seems so hypocritical with whole countries in lockdown yet planes still prancing around with no care, some airlines that had announced drastic route cuts still flying to places that were part of the cut, also airlines from highly infected countries maintainng services to places that have re...
by Bracebrace
19 Mar 2020, 10:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 511
Views: 48171

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

For excemptions, one needs to consult the national authorities (national websites or embassy) to know the exact rules and regulations for entry and exit. This ie is for Cyprus: "It is noted that between 18.00 on 16/3/2020 and 30/4/2020, entry to the Republic of Cyprus will only be granted to individ...
by Bracebrace
15 Mar 2020, 21:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 511
Views: 48171

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

lumumba wrote:
15 Mar 2020, 09:39
Bracebrace wrote:
15 Mar 2020, 08:11
Poiu wrote:
14 Mar 2020, 22:30


Certainly possible and probably imminent on a European level.
Nope, cargo keeps flying (and has to).
It's about passengers flights here...
Define "here"?
Define the rule "only passengers"?

The statement was about European airspace closing... that means closed for everyone.
by Bracebrace
15 Mar 2020, 08:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 511
Views: 48171

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

Poiu wrote:
14 Mar 2020, 22:30
Conti764 wrote:
14 Mar 2020, 22:07
With more and more countries around the world banning eachothers airlines/civilians, is a general closure of international airspace possible?
Certainly possible and probably imminent on a European level.
Nope, cargo keeps flying (and has to).
by Bracebrace
14 Mar 2020, 19:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: ASL Airlines Belgium news 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 1831

Re: ASL Airlines Belgium news 2020

(from liveblog vrt nws) Alibaba stuurt 2 miljoen mondmaskers naar Europa via Luik Op de luchthaven van Luik is gisteravond een vliegtuig geland met aan boord bijna 500.000 mondmaskers en ander medisch materiaal zoals testkits. Die zijn door de stichtingen van de Chinese internetgigant Alibaba en zij...
by Bracebrace
23 Jan 2020, 15:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 557
Views: 321138

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

Homo Aeroportus wrote:
23 Jan 2020, 14:57
And the A32S has an additional Pax entertainment system during taxi : the "Barking Dog" ;)
The PTU test? :lol: Still on the neo?
by Bracebrace
23 Jan 2020, 14:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 557
Views: 321138

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

That's a good question. Not that familiar with the Airbus besides basic knowledge. If an aircraft is more software based, the testing is easier to do I guess (input - black box - output). But it is true that the A320 platform/architecture will reach a limit some day as well, but it is more adaptable...
by Bracebrace
23 Jan 2020, 10:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 557
Views: 321138

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

What do you mean about the 747-8*? Oops, missed this question. Because these aircraft are cost effective in development because they rely on heritage certification. The development is different, the starting point is "where can we improve", then different people work in one single area, come with a...
by Bracebrace
21 Jan 2020, 20:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 557
Views: 321138

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

All I've said here doesn't mean more protections or better systems should not be made. All I'm saying is that too many cases happened where pilots could have saved the situation. And yes, I was disappointed too when Boeing announced the MAX, I have flown other types than the 737 and since then I re...
by Bracebrace
21 Jan 2020, 15:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 557
Views: 321138

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

TK1951 had a faulty altimeter, which led to the malfunction of the auto throttle (automatic speed control), the pilots were not monitoring the speed, they didn’t notice they were slowing down and the aircraft crashed because it didn’t have enough speed to fly. I believe the similarities are in the ...
by Bracebrace
11 Jan 2020, 16:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 557
Views: 321138

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

Even in official mails, people will use "bar-talk". Like pilots judging their management... not always realistic as they hardly ever (rather never) know the complete story as to why certain decisions were/are taken.
by Bracebrace
17 Dec 2019, 19:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 557
Views: 321138

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

ALL modern civilian and military jets have electronic systems to compensate the complex aerodynamics... You and Acid better start travelling by train, car, bicycle,... That's not the issue. The issue is when compensation devices fail and the failure effect of such failure on a commercial airliner. ...
by Bracebrace
04 Dec 2019, 17:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Flanders : Plane-pooling
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: Flanders : Plane-pooling

many people consider them as a luxury that the Earth can no longer afford. The aviation industry counters that aeroplanes have never been as efficient as now and turns to the governments which cannot agree on a Single European Sky that would cut emissions even more. Don't think the majority of the ...
by Bracebrace
05 Oct 2019, 17:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air navigation service provider skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 689
Views: 96383

Re: Social actions at air navigation service provider skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions

We get our roster approx 14 days in advance, no bidding system, off days can be requested a month prior to release (but there is a lot of flexibility, probably the best in the world). I know companies where roster is published 10 days in advance and nothing is "on request". When it comes to family l...
by Bracebrace
23 Sep 2019, 17:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 557
Views: 321138

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

It takes a long time to read, but this article of the New York Times is a great overview of the 737 MAX crashes. It shows that the pilots of both crashed aircraft have a large responsibility by lack of airmanship and that Airbus planes are intrinsically superior to Boeing ones. A great piece of jou...
by Bracebrace
22 Sep 2019, 12:05
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Temp in baggage hold
Replies: 5
Views: 5457

Re: Temp in baggage hold

Maybe also specify the aircraft in more detail. B777 allows certain temperature control, B737 not. But it is supposed to be positive all the time.