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by jan_olieslagers
23 Apr 2019, 13:22
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: The one and only topic on which runway in use @EBBR
Replies: 581
Views: 240147

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

Adding "physical" ILS is very expensive, also on the periodical maintenance and calibration. Sure enough a GPS-based instrument approach and landng system is the way to go these days (LVPN or what do they call it? I never get around all those codes and acronyms...) and it might indeed be less expens...
by jan_olieslagers
22 Apr 2019, 18:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 375
Views: 29360

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

(they would just go crazy)
Some might say they have ... for quite a while now ...

Others might say it could take less outrage to make highly-qualified staff go crazy...
by jan_olieslagers
22 Apr 2019, 18:24
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: The one and only topic on which runway in use @EBBR
Replies: 581
Views: 240147

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

What's the point of doing that?
Sharing out annoyance as evenly as possible, I should reckon. The spirit of Bertje hasn't entirely evaporated, as yet :)
by jan_olieslagers
22 Apr 2019, 18:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 375
Views: 29360

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

How come that in such a sensitive activity as air traffic control the management cannot know for sure who is present and who isn't? They can, or at least they could. Access control is rather strict in Steenokkerzeel, as it should be, everybody needs to "badge" to enter and to leave. It doesn't take...
by jan_olieslagers
19 Apr 2019, 16:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 375
Views: 29360

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

Politics are beginning to take action: Wallonian regional authorities to disrupt payments to skeyes. The article hastens to add, though, that only a small part of Skeyes' revenue is from them, so perhaps they won't be too much bothered. In Dutch: https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2019/04/19/wallonie-blok...
by jan_olieslagers
18 Apr 2019, 21:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 375
Views: 29360

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

Ok, clear, thanks. A good thing that the consolidation is less advanced in BE, compared with the Germans!
by jan_olieslagers
18 Apr 2019, 21:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 375
Views: 29360

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

Portion of airspace is delegated from Brussels ACC to Liege Approach
Must we then understand that, whereas Brussels ACC operates from Steenokkerzeel, Liege Approach is really at EBLG?
by jan_olieslagers
18 Apr 2019, 20:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 375
Views: 29360

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

For those who wonder: "Langen" is the place where most German ATC services are centralised. Even some regional FIS (Bremen, I should think, and perhaps more?) were recently consolidated to Langen. Unexpectedly, there is no airport of Langen - the place is just to the South of Frankfurt (Main), North...
by jan_olieslagers
18 Apr 2019, 15:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 199
Views: 29181

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

... who luckily never insulted anyone, especially not Francophones :)
by jan_olieslagers
18 Apr 2019, 15:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 375
Views: 29360

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

@Acid-drop: forums are for exchange of information, and for discussion. If you decline both - which is of course fully within your rights - then what is the use of posting? @all: I think we all agree that the present situation must change, indeed has been what it is for far too long. It seems obviou...
by jan_olieslagers
17 Apr 2019, 18:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 199
Views: 29181

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

And if I may join the off-topic subject of Mr. Brel: "Les flamandes" and "Les flamingants" were written when he was a sick man already, one must mainly pity him in that stage. I have no problem in seeing a great artist in him, in his good days, though at the same time a spoilt brat and a despicable ...
by jan_olieslagers
17 Apr 2019, 18:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 199
Views: 29181

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

How about SN needed capacity "right now" with CSA and Eurowings giving them the best offer they could get? That amounts to admitting that others are better than yourself at your core business: operating airliners at best economy. For a short-time urgency it may be the best solution but a year-long ...
by jan_olieslagers
16 Apr 2019, 18:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 375
Views: 29360

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

if you have such a @mvg: if you already know the answer, why ask the question? You could teach your neighbour (sic!) better manners than that! That said: if problems are really so serious as reported - and I'm not disbelieving the reports - it seems quite quite hard to accept that the present way o...
by jan_olieslagers
16 Apr 2019, 13:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 375
Views: 29360

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

Can anyone ping this guy on twitter or something ?
Cant journalist do their work ?
Myself am looking at parliament, rather. At least in theory, it is a task of the parliament to keep an eye on government.
by jan_olieslagers
16 Apr 2019, 10:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)
Replies: 174
Views: 18179

Re: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)

Hm, I understood that we actually ARE experiencing record low unemployment... in BE at least. Pourvu que cela dure... And even if I am not much impressed by European politicians, they are no match in idiocy for the genius of Washington :)
by jan_olieslagers
09 Apr 2019, 12:39
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Aero2019: who is coming?
Replies: 0
Views: 172

Aero2019: who is coming?

I am off tonight for an extended (car) trip; including spending the whole Thursday 11th at Aero2019, Friedrichshafen. Anyone else coming?
by jan_olieslagers
08 Apr 2019, 20:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST/EBOS) latest news
Replies: 37
Views: 4376

Re: 2019 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST/EBOS) latest news

Cher Thibault, some people might have their reservations about you and your postings, but their volume is beyond all reproach. There is not a single reason for you to duplicate them ;)