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by jan_olieslagers
25 Jun 2019, 19:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 522
Views: 62579

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Ah, thanks, I've learned something.
by jan_olieslagers
25 Jun 2019, 18:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 522
Views: 62579

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

It is often done as part of maintenance. One level of check (C? D?) requires stripping the paint so it must be redone anyway.
by jan_olieslagers
25 Jun 2019, 12:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 522
Views: 62579

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

JNB or CPT is a little overly optimistic.
Wasn't there a BRU-JNB service some 5 or 10 years ago? With a certain degree of success, even? I vaguely remember Sobelair, A340, ..? Though that seems an unlikely combination.
by jan_olieslagers
24 Jun 2019, 23:13
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Where will you fly in 2020 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Re: Where will you fly in 2020 ?

EBZH-EBKH-EBZH, at least ... :) with any luck, EBZH-EBHN-EBZH, too... or even EBZH-EBTX-EDRK-EDRG and vv... and on a really intrepid day with perfectly adequate weather: EBZH-EBNE-EBZH !!!
by jan_olieslagers
24 Jun 2019, 21:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 522
Views: 62579

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

for Belgian aviation.
sigh

for commercial air transport in Belgium

Recreational aviation is not doing good at all, these days, in Belgium; and certainly not exciting, with several fatal accidents.
by jan_olieslagers
24 Jun 2019, 21:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 522
Views: 62579

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

above all more planes Yes, that is my understanding too. If SN really re-assumes its original self of a long-haul carrier, with an emphasis on central Africa (plus a solid feeder network to/from BRU), that will make it a high-yield carrier; so that cost and cost-efficiency, while still important, a...
by jan_olieslagers
24 Jun 2019, 16:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 522
Views: 62579

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

If there ever was a time when the Belgian government has to show What Belgian government? There isn't any! And even if there were one, it would have many problems more pressing. Belgian government never do more than they really need to, yesterday and today and for many days to come. Wallonian autho...
by jan_olieslagers
24 Jun 2019, 15:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eurowings in 2019
Replies: 116
Views: 19845

Re: Eurowings in 2019

Little as I know about commercial air transport, didn't I always understand that the LH group kept EW up mainly for keeping the low-costers out of Germany? Even if it generates little (if any) profit? Would Mr. De Wilde be so privileged as to know first-hand of such a radical change of policy?
by jan_olieslagers
24 Jun 2019, 12:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 522
Views: 62579

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Would this wise decision not be partly due to the efforts and good work of the German CEO Christina Foerster?
Partly, perhaps. But I'm sure the powerful influencers at luchtz^h^h^h^h^h aviation24.be contributed at least as much!
by jan_olieslagers
20 Jun 2019, 20:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 522
Views: 62579

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

They had every chance to do so before, and didn't - why should they now?

On a technical note, would selling off a part of the company be a competence of the CEO? I should think the board would need to decide, or at least to approve.
by jan_olieslagers
17 Jun 2019, 12:57
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: Heads up: PAA Grand Lady & CONUS-based Dakota crossing, level100
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: Heads up: PAA Grand Lady & CONUS-based Dakota crossing LV100

Hm, I would have said "Flight level 100, then, never saw the LV abbreviation... but thanks anyway. Not that it matters much "how high the flight".
by jan_olieslagers
16 Jun 2019, 15:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)
Replies: 229
Views: 29563

Re: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)

The AIP is supposed to mention that for each individual aerodrome. Here in BE I know that EBAW Antwerp has its own emergency generator, so one can expect them at similar-sized airports. Question is: how long will the fuel last? That's what the AIP does not say. EBAW AD 2.15 Other Lighting, Secondary...
by jan_olieslagers
13 Jun 2019, 17:40
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Website referencing aircraft routes
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: Website referencing aircraft routes

Not a clear question. Do you mean * airline A flies from B to C on days 2,4,6 (with scheduled hours such and such) (with aircraft type this and that) * airline A flies from B to C via waypoints AAAAA BBBBB CCCCC DDDDD * or even something else ? The first should be easy to find. The second cannot be ...
by jan_olieslagers
07 Jun 2019, 13:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST/EBOS) latest news
Replies: 73
Views: 11010

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

BA? At Ostend?? To what destination?
by jan_olieslagers
06 Jun 2019, 18:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Deurne ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5493

Re: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Deurne ?

the only thing they have to find out, is a good noon flight destination Under my eternal excuse of not being an expert on commercial air transport: That is, IMHO, not the right way of thinking in this situation. It is, no doubt, the right way to go about low-yield routes, but ANR was never a place ...
by jan_olieslagers
05 Jun 2019, 21:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Deurne ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5493

Re: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Deurne ?

Also, this newspaper has a rather poor reputation, as I understand from a couple of Dutch forums that I frequent. We will have to wait and see. My biggest fear is that the customer base for ANR-LCY (mainly bankers and diamond traders) will have switched to other means of transport, and will not ligh...