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by Bralo20
12 May 2020, 19:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1621
Views: 376516

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Interview in VTM Nieuws with Decroo: Stef Wauters (News anchor): It's known that Carsten Spohr asks 8 to 9 billion from the German government but that he doesn't want any governmental input in return. Can we expect the same here? Decroo: If you don't want any governmental input, you shouldn't ask fo...
by Bralo20
12 May 2020, 18:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1621
Views: 376516

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Sounds bad.... now what ? If the government stands their ground either LH will have to give in eventually or find funds elsewhere. Or they can let SN go bankrupt in which case the government *might* pick up the pieces for cents on the dollar and nationalise the airline. Or the government can give i...
by Bralo20
12 May 2020, 17:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1621
Views: 376516

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

La Libre Belgique and L'Echo say that a State support of €390M including 25% of Beeline capital has been rejected by Lufthansa. The article: https://www.lalibre.be/belgique/politique-belge/brussels-airlines-la-lufthansa-a-rejete-la-proposition-d-aide-de-l-etat-belge-5ebaaf959978e23845d2b534 (in Fre...
by Bralo20
12 May 2020, 17:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1621
Views: 376516

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

New article from "Het Nieuwsblad" in Dutch: https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf202005 ... bpOsVsM1z8

Belgian government wanted to invest 390 million EUR (for 25% stock), LH declined the offer and stopped the negotiations.
by Bralo20
12 May 2020, 17:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1621
Views: 376516

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

And no double standards please. Air Belgium has just received state aid. Again. Sonaca jas just received state aid. Objections here? None. Not sure about Sonaca but Air Belgium received money from their stockholders, which includes the Wallonian region, so technically that's not state aid, that's m...
by Bralo20
12 May 2020, 12:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1621
Views: 376516

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Daar is 'm zene :roll: He has a point regarding LH. You just can't expect the Belgian government giving out a couple of hundred million EUR (even if it are loans) and then having LH using those funds to benefit LH. LH never was a good parent for SN and so it's quite understandable that they want gu...
by Bralo20
12 May 2020, 12:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1621
Views: 376516

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Exactly. SN wants to focus on business destinations and on long-haul feeder routes. But this does not exclude tourist destinations, some of which (the most profitable ones) will be maintained. From what I heard in the press conference the main focus seems to be business, so it seems that SN is shif...
by Bralo20
12 May 2020, 12:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1621
Views: 376516

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Sai wrote: 12 May 2020, 11:35 Long haul with single aisle A321LR? Oh my :o and that's in the best scenario...
I'd rather fly longhaul in any A320 compared to the Boeing 737 which is quite frequently used for TATL flights. But a wide body is even better off course.
by Bralo20
02 May 2020, 01:30
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Belgian Air Force news
Replies: 90
Views: 63843

Re: Belgian Air Force news

According to the 15th Wing Air Transport on facebook, the planes will not get an 'air force' livery. Just a few emblems will be added. :roll: No money for a bit of paint? Air Force/Government jets with a generic corporate livery? Very unprofessional... #onlyinbelgium Was expected since they were de...
by Bralo20
02 May 2020, 01:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2020
Replies: 157
Views: 47264

Re: Air Belgium in 2020

Almost seems that KF is flying more during covid times then before covid times :-)
by Bralo20
02 May 2020, 01:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TUI fly Belgium in 2020
Replies: 125
Views: 48446

Re: TUI fly Belgium in 2020

How can you make plans while nobody knows what will be allowed, when, and which countries will eventually accept tourists? Stop spreading nonsense, please. In normal times JAF would indeed be leasing other planes as they do so virtually every year and on top of that they have the MAX issue which (i...
by Bralo20
02 May 2020, 01:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1621
Views: 376516

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Well said, and now saying BA is important to lufthansa is ridiculous if you see how they treated it. Old planes, no clear future plans, no willingness to let them expand into markets that are served from Frankfurt,... They are just keeping BA to keep competition away from their backyard. What has B...
by Bralo20
30 Apr 2020, 09:44
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Belgian Air Force news
Replies: 90
Views: 63843

Re: Belgian Air Force news

According to Gérard Gaudin from Belga press agency, the two Falcon 7X aircraft of the Belgian Air Force belong to Abelag Aviation (now called Luxaviation). The first one is registered OO-LUM (for LU cht M acht) and the second OO-FAE (for F orce AE rienne). We still need OO-LUW ( LU ft W affe :lol: ...
by Bralo20
29 Apr 2020, 22:29
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Belgian Air Force news
Replies: 90
Views: 63843

Re: Belgian Air Force news

I am puzzled by the registration of this Falcon 7X (OO-LUM). I can understand that it has no longer a military registration, as it does not belong to the Air Force, but to a private company from which the Air Force is leasing the aircraft. But I'd like to know the name of this company. It doesn't s...
by Bralo20
29 Apr 2020, 21:57
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 28/04/2020 BAF FA7X
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Re: BRU 28/04/2020 BAF FA7X

1220-1345 BAF FA7X OOLUM KJK-BRU-EBBE 1605-xxxx BAF FA7X OOLUM EBBE-BRU Is this a new aircraft ? There's very little information, the aircraft isn't even in the FOD Mobiliteit database so I can't check the serials. But according to the pictures it kinda looks like a demo aircraft. I found a video f...
by Bralo20
02 Apr 2020, 11:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1621
Views: 376516

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

No Air Belgium, nor Air Antwerp ? They prefer to give money to LH ? The SR story ? No, according to the latest info leaking out (and HLN did publish it also a a bit ago) the Belgian government is looking if it's possible to take over Brussels Airlines from Lufthansa. They suspect that LH won't have...
by Bralo20
24 Sep 2019, 18:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The Thomas Cook bankruptcy and its aftermath
Replies: 142
Views: 47799

Re: Thomas Cook ceases trading; UK CAA launches giant programme to fly its customers home

THCB: apparently bankruptcy for some entities, and WCO (protection against debtors) for the main Belgian company. So, I guess that means that they paid out some (or all) of the available funds in the Belgian companies already to TC UK in the past year... If you add those funds to the already paid o...
by Bralo20
24 Sep 2019, 10:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The Thomas Cook bankruptcy and its aftermath
Replies: 142
Views: 47799

Re: Thomas Cook ceases trading; UK CAA launches giant programme to fly its customers home

So, besides the above mentioned Thomas Cook branches it seems the goose with the golden eggs in Belgium is a holding company called Thomas Cook Financial Services Belgium NV which generated a net profit of over 10 million EUR last financial year and is currently sitting on 145 million EUR in unused ...
by Bralo20
24 Sep 2019, 10:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The Thomas Cook bankruptcy and its aftermath
Replies: 142
Views: 47799

Re: Thomas Cook ceases trading; UK CAA launches giant programme to fly its customers home

Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium (= the airline) : financial journalists will soon discover a remarkable payout of € 250.000.000 to the shareholders at the end of BookYear 01/10/2014-30-09/2015. Thomas Cook Belgium (= the touroperator) : financial journalists will soon discover a remarkable payout of €...
by Bralo20
13 Sep 2019, 11:10
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Belgian Air Force news
Replies: 90
Views: 63843

Re: Belgian Air Force news

Hello Rumours say a Falcon7X will be added to the Belgian air force fleet. But like I said RUMOURS! Greetings, Well the cat is out the bag. BAF will acquire 2 Dassault Falcon 7X aircrafts on a 12-year dry lease contract. There was no official announcement of it but the media figured it out and defe...