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by jan_olieslagers
28 Feb 2020, 21:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 776
Views: 154661

Airlines suspending or readjusting routes due to Coronavirus

Let's hope airlines show their goodwill now...
Hm, that sounds like a nice wish, I can only agree. Only, it seems that the highly competitive market leaves less and less room for goodwill. More's the pity, of course.
by jan_olieslagers
28 Feb 2020, 20:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 776
Views: 154661

Airlines suspending or readjusting routes due to Coronavirus

As for the Geneva motor show being cancelled: that is just one more indication of the virus outbreak affecting the complete economy and the complete society, far beyond our little domain of (commercial) aviation. The impact on commercial air transport seems to be huge indeed, IATA publishes quite pa...
by jan_olieslagers
26 Feb 2020, 21:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: easyJet in 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 4953

Re: easyJet in 2020

You better ask that of them rather than asking here. But at a wild guess, their answer could well be along the lines of "because that's where we can make money".
by jan_olieslagers
26 Feb 2020, 20:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 776
Views: 154661

Re: Impact of the coronavirus on aviation

That might mean nobody cares which is precisely my point: this forum CLAIMS to be about ALL aspects of aviation but was never able to realise that. It would be more honest to style itself as "Airline forum" or "commercial air transport forum". As it is, the flag "aviation" is too large for the load...
by jan_olieslagers
25 Feb 2020, 17:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 776
Views: 154661

Re: Impact of the coronavirus on aviation

Why was the title of the thread modified? For the umpteenth time, "aviation" is much more than commercial air transport, and, as far as I can see, only commercial air transport is affected. Private aviation: no or little effect. There is very little of that in China, anyway. Military aviation: no ef...
by jan_olieslagers
22 Feb 2020, 19:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 574
Views: 359291

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

Look how well we are working! Finding even the smallest imperfection! Yes, we may have been a bit kludgy yesterday, perhaps, just the faintest tad; today however everything is bright and shiny and perfect!

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by jan_olieslagers
21 Feb 2020, 19:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1635
Views: 560647

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

[[ getting even more off-topic ]] Aren't you confusing with EBLB Elsenborn/Butgenbach? I much wonder about the status of that neat little asphalt runway, I last heard it was used for UAV trials but that is many years ago. EBLB: https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/50.4848/6.1831 EBBN: https://www.o...
by jan_olieslagers
21 Feb 2020, 18:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1635
Views: 560647

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

Ha, there you are touching on a pet peeve of mine! Actually, several, even. * from a legal point of view, I see no issue; and if there were, legal action would have been underway long since. The airport operating company being a private venture, they have every right to publish whatever they want in...
by jan_olieslagers
15 Feb 2020, 09:03
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: EBDT 14/02/2020
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Re: EBDT 14/02/2020

Though mostly Austrian registered, these Skyvans seem to operate mainly from Klatovy LKKT - not a very common mention here, either. I have a few pictures:

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by jan_olieslagers
10 Feb 2020, 13:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Storm Ciara 09/02/2020
Replies: 46
Views: 3622

Re: Storm Ciara 09/02/2020

Infrastructure damage: at EBZH Kiewit, the windsock and its mast were blown over. Or at least, that's what I see on the webcam : http://ebzh.be/webcam/
by jan_olieslagers
10 Feb 2020, 12:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Storm Ciara 09/02/2020
Replies: 46
Views: 3622

Re: Storm Ciara 09/02/2020

Tankering fuel (ie carrying fuel for 2 or more sectors) is quite common in aviation. Yes, but not always for the same reasons. In commercial air transport, price may be the usual reason; smaller planes sometimes fly to aerodromes where their preferred type of fuel is not available at all; quite a s...
by jan_olieslagers
09 Feb 2020, 21:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Storm Ciara 09/02/2020
Replies: 46
Views: 3622

Re: Storm Ciara 09/02/2020

Very strange: EBBR/BRU had seen 19 in use for both landings and take-offs, only to be expected with the strong southerly wind.
Now, around 20:05 UTC, operations seem back to the "standard" 25R for dep., 25L for arrival. OO-SSI aborted a 19 approach to turn aside then land on 25L.
by jan_olieslagers
09 Feb 2020, 18:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Storm Ciara 09/02/2020
Replies: 46
Views: 3622

Re: Storm Ciara 09/02/2020

With a good and up-to-date virusscanner, I should think :)

Meanwhile I am surprised to see the winds calmer than they were, around 18:00 UTC, on a long final for EBBR 25R. Or would it only be a short lull? The climax had been forecast for late evening and night..?
by jan_olieslagers
09 Feb 2020, 15:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Storm Ciara 09/02/2020
Replies: 46
Views: 3622

Re: Storm Ciara 09/02/2020

Meanwhile, at 14:30 utc, I see KLM's BRU-AMS preparing for departure - I trust they know what they are doing, still it does look like a bit of an adventure...
by jan_olieslagers
09 Feb 2020, 14:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Storm Ciara 09/02/2020
Replies: 46
Views: 3622

Re: Storm Ciara 09/02/2020

EK17/UAE17 In the decent
Sure, very decent people there.
by jan_olieslagers
05 Feb 2020, 21:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 574
Views: 359291

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

Knowing Michael O'Leary
If I were your (grand)father/mother, I'd tell you to be more selective in chosing your acquaintances!
by jan_olieslagers
04 Feb 2020, 20:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2020
Replies: 156
Views: 46377

Re: Air Belgium in 2020

Like we say in Flemish: met een korreltje zout
Or, in a more universal language, to avoid cultural struggles :) : "cum grano salis" - if I didn't miss the dative of the purpose or whatever they call it... As I understand, the English say "with a pinch of salt", too.
by jan_olieslagers
31 Jan 2020, 17:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1571
Views: 349187

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Also, please define "normal"?
by jan_olieslagers
26 Jan 2020, 14:35
Forum: Website related
Topic: Aviation24.be uptime/downtime topic
Replies: 30
Views: 43357

Re: Aviation24.be uptime/downtime topic

Sorry, I couldn't say; I only tried search.php?search_id=active_topics, the "active topics", my usual point of entry :)
by jan_olieslagers
26 Jan 2020, 10:31
Forum: Website related
Topic: Aviation24.be uptime/downtime topic
Replies: 30
Views: 43357

Re: Aviation24.be uptime/downtime topic

Webpage was unavailable early this morning, was back again at +/- 9:20 utc