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by EBBU
26 Apr 2017, 19:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels region noise regulation
Replies: 684
Views: 109398

Re: Brussels region noise regulation

About the noise issue, André Clodong says that the best solution would be to ask the experts of Eurocontrol, who have the tools to decide on the best routes in an independent way, without political interference.

:lol:
by EBBU
26 Mar 2017, 14:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Abnormalities in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2017
Replies: 435
Views: 101944

Re: Abnormalities in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2017

I'm not aware of what happened on that particular day but it is one of the action groups that uses 'incidents' to get their way. They don't want rwy 01 used as an arrival runway so they inflate everything they can into an 'incident'. The action group uses every go around on rwy 01 to 'prove' that us...
by EBBU
23 Mar 2017, 09:07
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: The one and only topic on which runway in use @EBBR
Replies: 608
Views: 343293

Re: The one and only topic on which runway in use @EBBR

EBBU wrote: ↑Today, 07:53 The arrival procedure for 07L is an offset VOR/DME, with a last visual part. This is not available after sunset (07L has no approach lights). Is it expensive to install landing lights? And an ILS... The cost is not the problem. Having those landing aids on that RWY would l...
by EBBU
23 Mar 2017, 07:53
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: The one and only topic on which runway in use @EBBR
Replies: 608
Views: 343293

Re: The one and only topic on which runway in use @EBBR

The arrival procedure for 07L is an offset VOR/DME, with a last visual part. This is not available after sunset (07L has no approach lights). There was a RNAV procedure published during the works on RWY 01/19 but it was withdrawn when the works were finished. This RNAV approach is a lot safer but ar...
by EBBU
23 Feb 2017, 18:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels region noise regulation
Replies: 684
Views: 109398

Re: Brussels region noise regulation

@ crosswind @EBBU : using two runways for T/O and LDG is anything but a problem. It is indeed possible to use both runways for integrated ops but from a purely Safety management viewpoint the inherent risks when using integrated ops is higher than when you use segregated ops. My point is, how far wi...
by EBBU
23 Feb 2017, 12:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels region noise regulation
Replies: 684
Views: 109398

Re: Brussels region noise regulation

'Safety first' is always the primary concern in aviation. And this is indeed true for operational people because they are the ones on the front line and so the ones that are confronted with the results of their actions. But for other actors in this debate Safety is not that important. They just want...
by EBBU
22 Feb 2017, 16:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels region noise regulation
Replies: 684
Views: 109398

Re: Brussels region noise regulation

38.565 over Noordrand (to make it easy: towards Tervuren)
Noordrand = Relegem (Asse), Wemmel, Hamme (Merchtem), Meise, Strombeek-Bever, Grimbergen en Beigem,
Koningslo en Het Voor (Vilvoorde)

So not 'towards Tervuren' and not a part of Brussels Capital Region but a part of Flanders.
by EBBU
01 Dec 2016, 19:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Colombia: crash LAMIA Bolivia LMI-2933 Avro RJ-85 near Medellin - 77 people onboard - 6 survivors
Replies: 27
Views: 7026

Re: Colombia: crash LAMIA Bolivia LMI-2933 Avro RJ-85 near Medellin - 77 people onboard - 6 survivors

After listening to the audio...
I just have to say that I have the greatest respect for the way the controller handled the situation.
by EBBU
14 Oct 2016, 09:13
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: The one and only topic on which runway in use @EBBR
Replies: 608
Views: 343293

Re: The one and only topic on which runway in use @EBBR

After sunset the possible approaches for RWY 07L are visual or SRA (the PRNAV procedure used during the works on RWY 01 was revoked when the works ended). This means vectoring for a visual on 07L is possible but experience has shown that pilots prefer (and request) the straight in VOR/DME procedure ...
by EBBU
22 Sep 2016, 21:47
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Koksijde/Coxyde Air Base to close before 2030, helis to Oostende/Ostend...
Replies: 6
Views: 4044

Re: Koksijde/Coxyde Air Base to close before 2030, helis to Oostende/Ostend...

Brussels flight info transfers aircraft to Belga info when they are flying in or will be entering an area where there is military activity like low level military jets. These also use class G airspace and move at a higher speed than the more common private plane. These military jets are in contact w...
by EBBU
01 Sep 2016, 17:05
Forum: Français - Nederlands - Deutsch
Topic: Nieuwe verkeersleiders BelgoControl
Replies: 4
Views: 3286

Re: Nieuwe verkeersleiders BelgoControl

De ATCOs op de FIC waren tot een aantal jaren terug altijd ACC ATCOs. Nu is er een mix van ACC controlleurs en specifiek opgeleide FISOs (Flight Information Service Officers). Het verhaaltje dat ATCOs die een 'fout' zouden gemaakt hebben op 'strafkamp' naar de FIC gestuurd worden is niet meer dan da...
by EBBU
20 May 2016, 16:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Belgocontrol ATC strikes 2016
Replies: 221
Views: 30326

Re: Belgocontrol ATC strikes 2016

****sigh****

Whatever guys, whatever...
by EBBU
20 May 2016, 15:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Belgocontrol ATC strikes 2016
Replies: 221
Views: 30326

Re: Belgocontrol ATC strikes 2016

It would appear that having a certain profession excludes people from the possibility of being sick. I really wonder why all the anger is directed at ATCOs who might very well be really sick? It is a fact that a realistic HR policy is capable of mitigating the consequences of sick employees. That th...
by EBBU
21 Apr 2016, 12:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: CRL will be closed Wed. 20/04/2016 morning
Replies: 67
Views: 7678

Re: CRL will be closed Wed. 20/04/2016 morning

'"The reason that there are so few good conversationalists is that most people are thinking about what they are going to say and not about what the others are saying."
by EBBU
19 Apr 2016, 22:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: CRL will be closed Wed. 20/04/2016 morning
Replies: 67
Views: 7678

Re: CRL will be closed Wed. 20/04/2016 morning

Basic HR fact.... If you try to do a job that requires 10 people with only 9 employees it will work for a while but you have to realise you are eating away at your manpower base. If you overextend a tool it will break in the end. (And yes, any employee is a tool to management) One day you will find ...
by EBBU
15 Mar 2016, 11:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 27/05/2015 Major power failure at Belgocontrol
Replies: 117
Views: 23092

Re: 27/05/2015 Major power failure at Belgocontrol

I don't want to elaborate on the events of that day but I will say this : Everything that happened was 'impossible'. When CANAC 2 was put online, it was made clear to ATCO's and technicians alike that the redundancies in the system were more than adequate to avoid a catastrophic failure. But when th...
by EBBU
17 Feb 2016, 07:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: A Virgin Atlantic A340 returns to Heathrow after copilot is hit by laser beam
Replies: 14
Views: 3034

Re: A Virgin Atlantic A340 returns to Heathrow after copilot is hit by laser beam

Unfortunatly, pilots don't usually have the time to wait for a final report before deciding to declare a medical emergency...
by EBBU
12 Feb 2016, 20:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2016
Replies: 261
Views: 67050

Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2016

Let's hope that 'next step' won't be necessary then.
Who knows, maybe this time there will be an agreement that everyone can live with.
by EBBU
12 Feb 2016, 18:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2016
Replies: 261
Views: 67050

Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2016

Update Belgocontrol : The reconciliation talks did not lead to an agreement that would be acceptable to all parties. According to Belgocontrol, only minister J. Gallant can give the assurances needed. This means actions will start on Monday, Feb 15th. According to my source : There will be no impact...
by EBBU
02 Feb 2016, 19:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2016
Replies: 261
Views: 67050

Re: Strikes affecting Belgian airports in 2016

I can't speak for all passengers and certainly not for the airlines, but thank you so much for using passengers and airlines as your secondary targets only. It is with great relief to read that we will only be victims of your second series of actions. Who says there will be a second series of actio...