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by Desert Rat
13 Aug 2019, 09:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)
Replies: 282
Views: 42826

Re: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)

From the Air Antwerp topic: ... I'm not going on the fuel performance of this very old aircraft, with today focus on fuel savings, ecology, global warming and all, that would be the last nail on the coffin. You want the North Sea to rise? ....Fly the F50! Although aviation only signs for 3% of the ...
by Desert Rat
13 Aug 2019, 02:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Antwerp Deurne airport
Replies: 147
Views: 20126

Re: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Antwerp Deurne airport

People, let’s stop with this drama! Can anyone explain this guy that we are in Europe and here the planes are checked and if any aircraft is not fit for flying, it doesn’t fly! Yes, that's the problem it does not fly, 6 cycles a day for a more than 30 years A/C it's quite a rough flight schedule, s...
by Desert Rat
11 Aug 2019, 15:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Antwerp Deurne airport
Replies: 147
Views: 20126

Re: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Antwerp Deurne airport

Hi, I flew LH airbus with the same age ! Nobody thought of age... But now it's a prop fokker so... CXB Difference is that supply chain for spare of an old 320 still exists, i don't know about an old fokker, particularly when it comes to aging electrical wiring, primary structure fatigue , cracks in...
by Desert Rat
11 Aug 2019, 15:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Antwerp Deurne airport
Replies: 147
Views: 20126

Re: Air Antwerp, a new airline from Antwerp Deurne airport

Aircraft is very old, do they still find spare parts to fix it up?
Antwerp being close to salty environment, with the sea and all, the aircraft should be quite exposed to heavy corrosion, is it safe to fly with such an old rusty aircraft?
Aren't people aware that the"thing" is more than 30 years old?
by Desert Rat
07 Aug 2019, 11:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 news
Replies: 1096
Views: 460777

Re: Boeing 787 news

I guess you are not very familiar with A/C delivery process, stories like these one are very common, be it Embraer, Airbus or any other A/C manufacturer. A smooth delivery and acceptance is always a sweet dream for the FAL delivery manager. What really matters is the "R" concession's severity, and t...
by Desert Rat
20 Jul 2019, 18:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2019
Replies: 281
Views: 57841

Re: Air Belgium in 2019

I have to say that AB answers, I don't understand. It is not clear what's true or what's false, because I thought a lot of what you all have answered. Well, you might not be their first priority in terms of answering questions, that make sense to me. At the end of the day, their business is not you...
by Desert Rat
15 Jul 2019, 23:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2019
Replies: 281
Views: 57841

Re: Air Belgium in 2019

AMMAN, Air Belgium + Brussels Airlines
by Desert Rat
20 Jun 2019, 15:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST/EBOS) latest news
Replies: 89
Views: 14264

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

If you call a good news the arrival of an outdated, noisy and fuel guzzling aircraft to an airport, just for the sake of pleasing the spotters, there's a problem somewhere... I think you should read mopa9000's message again, because you obviously didn't pay attention to what he actually wrote. And ...
by Desert Rat
31 May 2019, 02:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST/EBOS) latest news
Replies: 89
Views: 14264

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

If you call a good news the arrival of an outdated, noisy and fuel guzzling aircraft to an airport, just for the sake of pleasing the spotters, there's a problem somewhere...
by Desert Rat
10 May 2019, 15:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2019
Replies: 281
Views: 57841

Re: Air Belgium in 2019

TLspotting wrote:
09 May 2019, 17:16
I won't make any comment at the moment...
Well, I guess that's good news ain't it?
by Desert Rat
08 May 2019, 07:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 342
Views: 71094

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

To cut a long story short, the Max is a bit like a lawnmower equipped with a Big-Block Chevy...😎
by Desert Rat
07 May 2019, 14:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 342
Views: 71094

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

Shanghai Airlines is flying their Maxxes from SHA to Lanzhou, meaning that the Max will not fly back soon in PRC.
by Desert Rat
03 Apr 2019, 00:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Kalitta 747-400 Dumping fuel
Replies: 32
Views: 3072

Re: Kalitta 747-400 Dumping fuel

Compressor stall generates loud bangs, due to reverse air flow in the core engine generated by too high pressure at HP compressor level. If there's multiple bang, it means that it's probably the variable stator vane actuator having a problem and not positioning the stator vanes at the right position...
by Desert Rat
22 Mar 2019, 23:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU: Building 4 collapsed
Replies: 6
Views: 1229

Re: BRU: Building 4 collapsed

It is not the old Sabena canteen building?
by Desert Rat
20 Mar 2019, 07:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air navigation service provider skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 660
Views: 61985

Re: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (former Belgocontrol)

A0906/19 From:20 MAR 19 00:30 Till:20 MAR 19 02:45 Text:BRUSSELS ACC CLSD DUE TO STAFF SHORTAGE. EMERG FREQ ARE WATCHED Liege Airport (and the Belgian economy) will again be the main victims of this action (or lack thereof) :( If one looks closely, most of the planes are parked on the LGG apron dur...
by Desert Rat
19 Mar 2019, 09:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 270
Views: 23997

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

Either the failure effect of a single failure is minor or major, and there is no initial risk for pax or pilots. Either the failure effect of a single failure is hazardous or catastrophic and, there is a risk for pax or pilots. In the latter case the aircraft is not airworthy. That makes the 737 ma...
by Desert Rat
16 Mar 2019, 15:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 270
Views: 23997

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

I don't understand how Boeing's chief engineering office has validated this envelope protection system with only 2 AOA sensor's relying on one input to validate exceedance. At contrario, Airbus is using three sensors which required correlation between two of them to validate inputs to Flight control...
by Desert Rat
14 Mar 2019, 09:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 270
Views: 23997

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

Trump grounds Boeing Max planes President Donald Trump says his administration is grounding Boeing 737 Max planes based on new information about the crash of an Ethiopian Air Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. Trump said from the White House on Wednesday that planes currently in the air would be ordered to...
by Desert Rat
12 Mar 2019, 09:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 270
Views: 23997

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

The other issue in the industry is that many airlines discourage manual flight. Some pilots count way too much on automation and are therefore weak in manual flight skills. Good luck to recover from such a situation (unreliable airspeed + runaway stabilizer) if you basically never fly manually (or ...
by Desert Rat
07 Mar 2019, 09:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: KLM to end flights between Amsterdam and Brussels?
Replies: 25
Views: 3281

Re: KLM to end flights between Amsterdam and Brussels?

I'm using the route at least 10 times a year, if that would turn to be true, I would then fly Hainan from BRU instead of KLM...