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by jan_olieslagers
21 Mar 2019, 19:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 76
Views: 10670

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

I dont even want to read what they have to say. If you'll excuse me: isn't that a proven recipe to keep (and even escalate) conflict? Mind you, I'm not saying I agree with their every point, not by a long way, still less with their "actionless" actions. And you may be sure the answer will be that a...
by jan_olieslagers
21 Mar 2019, 09:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU): Star Alliance and Oneworld under one roof?
Replies: 31
Views: 1540

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU): Star Alliance and Oneworld under one roof?

The map shows three tracks: https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=18/50.89761/4.48465 And looking in the real-time info for the station I see 3 platforms being used - unsurprisingly #s 1, 2, 3. http://www.belgianrail.be/jp/sncb-nmbs-routeplanner/stboard.exe/nn?HWAI=VIEW!view=realtimeinfo!&productsFilte...
by jan_olieslagers
19 Mar 2019, 20:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU): Star Alliance and Oneworld under one roof?
Replies: 31
Views: 1540

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU): Star Alliance and Oneworld under one roof?

@atlantis: regarding the railway station, and its expansion, do you have any reference? Excuse my scepticism, but "10 platforms" seems very very ambitious. Even physically it seems very difficult (add an extra level below the present station, perhaps?) but above all it cannot be but extremely expens...
by jan_olieslagers
19 Mar 2019, 17:23
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: ADS-B reception in the kitchen: lovely!
Replies: 2
Views: 344

ADS-B reception in the kitchen: lovely!

After much hesitation, I ordered the required hardware, and - after setting it up - installed the dump1090 software. This was not a trivial exercise, but the results are nice. * set up the Raspberry and its Raspbian O/S was a trivial exercise, but then I am a Linux sysadmin by trade, and have a nice...
by jan_olieslagers
19 Mar 2019, 17:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 230
Views: 12697

Re: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX

Whether the AoA sensor was the cause or not, or whether it failed or not, it is a single-point-of-failure, as I understand, and that invalidates, in my logic analysis, at least the airworthiness of anything depending on it, including the MCAS. Whether this invalidates the airworthiness of the plane ...
by jan_olieslagers
19 Mar 2019, 10:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU): Star Alliance and Oneworld under one roof?
Replies: 31
Views: 1540

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

TGV/ Eurostar connections easy to realize from BRU. Perhaps not so easy as implied: with its measly three platforms, the railway station is close to maximum capacity. It must be said, though, that this is at least partly due to its use as a terminal station: some trains occupy the platforms much lo...
by jan_olieslagers
18 Mar 2019, 18:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 230
Views: 12697

Re: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX

Certainly "our" VRT has much better information regarding aviation themes since the arrival of Mr. Bahri. And yes, appreciating a metaphore requires a certain kind of mindset, yes; to keep things polite.
by jan_olieslagers
17 Mar 2019, 19:10
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Imagine you could travel around the world for free, which itinerary would you take and why?
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: Imagine you could travel around the world for free, which itinerary would you take and why?

== removed saucy comment since all references to "flying" disappeared, to be replaced by "travelling" == oh well ==
by jan_olieslagers
15 Mar 2019, 17:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 230
Views: 12697

Re: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX

I am not sure how important this factor weighed in the decision, but I should think the risk will be less with (a lot) less weight aboard. For as little as we now know, the trouble seems to be with keeping the climb curve within its envelope during climb-out; with less weight, the envelope will be (...
by jan_olieslagers
14 Mar 2019, 19:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 76
Views: 10670

Re: Air traffic control service skeyes to strike in the evenings and nights of 12 & 13 March

Thanks for extensive and well-written reply. Regarding the We now have a clear and reasonable set of demands : could you post that? Or perhaps it has already been given here? Or perhaps it is confidential? Having learned to check for what is not said/written, I observe that there is no denial of ear...
by jan_olieslagers
14 Mar 2019, 18:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 230
Views: 12697

Re: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX

I was wondering too. As for his "minimum of 6 months": most European Cival Aviation Administrations usually take a year or more before producing final accident reports, even in the simplest cases. Let us not be impatient...
by jan_olieslagers
14 Mar 2019, 11:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 76
Views: 10670

Re: Air traffic control service skeyes to strike in the evenings and nights of 12 & 13 March

APP, TWR and GND were available all night long at LGG last night
In that case, I should think traffic could directly enter their TMA from Dutch airspace, never needing Brussels ACC anayway? The TMA is controlled by Liege Approach, right?
by jan_olieslagers
12 Mar 2019, 20:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 76
Views: 10670

Re: Air traffic control service skeyes to strike in the evening and night of 12 March

IF it be true that they are striking while negotiations are going along (as I read in certain media) THEN they are really going a bridge too far. @André, I must allow it is difficult to not become cynical facing this unfortunate story.
by jan_olieslagers
12 Mar 2019, 18:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Turkish Airlines is set to move to new airport on 6 April 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1028

Re: Turkish Airlines is set to move to new airport on 6 April 2019

what a day to chose!!! :(
Is that sharing information? To me it seems like an opinion, rather. That said: thanks for sharing the bit of information, first of all!
by jan_olieslagers
12 Mar 2019, 16:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Turkish Airlines is set to move to new airport on 6 April 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1028

Re: Turkish Airlines is set to move to new airport on 6 April 2019

And you really expect the Turkish to avoid that one date because it is pivotal in our little country???

And btw this forum tries all it can to be as un-Belgian as possible, even heavily promoting the use of a non-Belgian language, and having recently changed its name accordingly...
by jan_olieslagers
12 Mar 2019, 16:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Turkish Airlines is set to move to new airport on 6 April 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1028

Re: Turkish Airlines is set to move to new airport on 6 April 2019

But are you aware these are not the same in all countries, sometimes even varying between regions of one country?
by jan_olieslagers
11 Mar 2019, 18:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 230
Views: 12697

Re: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi

A bit of good news among all the misery: one passenger arrived two minutes late and was refused boarding - he may thank his stars!

http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/gesellsc ... ml#ref=rss
by jan_olieslagers
11 Mar 2019, 15:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 230
Views: 12697

Re: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi

Do you really think that NTSB, which has sent four experts on site, will let itself be influenced by Boeing, General Electric or any manufacturer of airframes and engines? YES Or, more precisely, they won't even need to be influenced. If they find any room for blame on the design, they will word it...