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by flightlover
21 Jun 2020, 12:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Swissport Belgium nv/sa bankruptcy
Replies: 40
Views: 15103

Re: Swissport Belgium nv/sa bankruptcy

sn26567 wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 11:59
Isn't the use of a remote stand due to the fact that most gates in Terminal A are occupied by idle planes?
Isn't the A-terminal closed for some time?
by flightlover
20 Jun 2020, 23:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Swissport Belgium nv/sa bankruptcy
Replies: 40
Views: 15103

Re: Swissport Belgium nv/sa bankruptcy

In a way you should be happy there are 6, this means they are more eager to handle a plane than just sitting inside waiting for their assigned plane coming in. It could also be that some of them are there to experience, first hand, the how and what the airline wants during turn-around. Hands-on expe...
by flightlover
12 Jun 2020, 21:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brucargo 2020: cargo routes & news
Replies: 48
Views: 19172

Re: Brucargo 2020: cargo routes & news

The number of cargo flights, via pax planes, slowly start to decrease already this month. Also the number of full freighters. With soon the opening of the European borders and next month the external borders, it is not interesting anymore to fly those extra flights. In a couple of days it can be ag...
by flightlover
10 Jun 2020, 20:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Swissport Belgium nv/sa bankruptcy
Replies: 40
Views: 15103

Re: Swissport Belgium nv/sa bankruptcy

Now what ? Aviapartner handling all flights this summer ? Hi, no this cannot be bcs of the current license. As far as I know, there is no limit on how much % of flights a handler can handle. So why would that be impossible? As Swissport is defunct all handling agreements have been ended also. As th...
by flightlover
09 Jun 2020, 23:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 310222

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Actually select BRU staff, so people working for the airport, such as airport inspection, facility technical staff, are trained and authorised to operate the bridge. For a few flights per day, they can operate the bridge, it's not like they are swamped with work. The staff that is trained from BRU ...
by flightlover
09 Jun 2020, 20:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 310222

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

crew1990 wrote:
09 Jun 2020, 19:49
You just need to pass the certification that it, temporarly they can simply do not use them.
And the DGLV has to allow an exemption on the normal regulation that only handlers can do these kind of operations.
by flightlover
11 May 2020, 13:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TUI fly Belgium in 2020
Replies: 113
Views: 35000

Re: TUI fly Belgium in 2020

737MAX wrote:
11 May 2020, 13:01
Matt wrote:
11 May 2020, 12:50
I tought the b737-700 was allowed to operate from Antwerp, no ?

that one should make it to the Canary islands
Not straight to the Canary Islands with full pax from ANR.
No way.
And fully packed "corona style" (one out of 3 seats empty)?
by flightlover
04 May 2020, 22:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 729
Views: 136616

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

As mentioned before there are still a few PAX-flights operating to/from BRU; (e.g; FCO,FRA,DUB,TUN,ATH,HEL,DXB,DOH,..) Is there any info on : - 'loadfactor' on these flights during the past weeks? - any specific procedure passengers have to follow upon departure/arrival? (gov./airport and/or airlin...
by flightlover
28 Apr 2020, 13:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 729
Views: 136616

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

737MAX wrote:
28 Apr 2020, 07:36
Conti764 wrote:
28 Apr 2020, 00:30

But hey, the Trumpster Army around the world is yet again downplaying another stupidity of their Hero.
Yup. I still cannot understand how it is possible, but...
It would have been a solution if his believers would have tried it themselves.
by flightlover
28 Apr 2020, 13:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2020 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST/EBOS) latest news
Replies: 25
Views: 5667

Re: 2020 Ostend-Bruges Airport (OST/EBOS) latest news

Why is Qatar Cargo flying to OST? They already have extensive operations in LGG, and to a smaller extent in AMS and BRU. Nothing against OST, just trying to understand the rationale when consolidating at one of the other three airports would (I'd think) be operationally easier, especially if it is ...
by flightlover
12 Apr 2020, 16:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2020 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news
Replies: 103
Views: 32744

Re: 2020 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

That would be too specific and only make people focus on details and not the general picture... I don't see a lot of "deep" coordination between Brussels and Liège. Brussels just does what they need to: sequence and hand off to Liège approach. There are controllers in Brussels who really try to hel...
by flightlover
11 Apr 2020, 15:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3956
Views: 1429538

Re: Update SN A330 fleet

Duke wrote:
11 Apr 2020, 10:23
Why did SFU go first?
It was the youngest of the 3 remaining A330-200's.
But I guess it had the highest number of flight hours and cycles?

Duke
Or shortest lease period left. That would make it the cheapest to get rid off.
by flightlover
11 Apr 2020, 15:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 310222

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

It was not Wallonia but Brussels Region but that's a long time ago they don't have any interest in it anymore and Charleroi is there now but I hope you are right and it's not motivated by regional nationalism but I doubt it. I have no doubts about this after reading following quote from the article...
by flightlover
02 Apr 2020, 12:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brucargo 2020: cargo routes & news
Replies: 48
Views: 19172

Re: Brucargo 2020: cargo routes & news

TLspotting wrote:
02 Apr 2020, 11:48
This 'new' airline isn't that new at all. It used to call Yangtze River Express and came to BRU before.
by flightlover
29 Mar 2020, 13:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 729
Views: 136616

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

On Monday 30/03 SN is planning a flight to Yaounde, booked as SN1053 in the cargo section of the BRU website. Guess they did the numbers and found a profit on the bottom line.
by flightlover
28 Mar 2020, 01:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brucargo 2020: cargo routes & news
Replies: 48
Views: 19172

Re: Brucargo 2020: cargo routes & news

keeping the A330's idle isn't economical either .. ? different airliners who don't own cargo planes are transporting cargo in the main cabin as well ... maybe cargo flights are reserved for the mother airline LH Don't you think their management knows better than you do? Why the need to bring LH bac...
by flightlover
27 Mar 2020, 13:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brucargo 2020: cargo routes & news
Replies: 48
Views: 19172

Re: Brucargo 2020: cargo routes & news

2. A new cargo player at Brucargo: Silkway will fly a few times a week between Baku and BRU. For the moment 2 flights a week. Is it a direct consequence of COVID-19 or already planned for a while ? They did a test flight early this year/ late last year and back then they where talking about some fl...
by flightlover
23 Mar 2020, 10:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2020 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news
Replies: 103
Views: 32744

Re: 2020 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

Can anyone comment if Liège is overloaded these days ? I see less and less qatar flights and some source* mention Basel is used instead of LGG and LUX. I also see qatar flights from MST. Is it that crowded ? Where is the bottleneck ? * https://skynews.ch/zivilluftfahrt/merklich-mehr-frachtverkehr-a...
by flightlover
22 Mar 2020, 02:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1434
Views: 310222

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

The solution of storing freight on top of the seats is OK for transporting feather weight goods, but otherwise you might incur more costs than revenue by doing this. Removing seats and fastening freight however is easier than one might think. ULD's have the same type of rails for fastening the net t...
by flightlover
16 Mar 2020, 13:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 729
Views: 136616

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

It's not a secret a lot of SN's Africa revenue comes from cargo, sometimes even more so then from pax... Might it offer some opportunities for SN to keep flying the A330-fleet to Africa with cargo, even with a near empty passenger cabin? With prices for cargo on the up, some airlines that offered c...