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by KriVa
15 Jul 2019, 15:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 320
Views: 60659

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

Which only reinforces my point that “MAX” is a commercial name, and not a technical name. Hence the term “MAX” being in the press release, and not in the technical documentation such as the Type Certificate Data Sheet. (Except when used as a referral name.)
by KriVa
15 Jul 2019, 14:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 320
Views: 60659

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

Except Boeing calls it the 737-8-200 as well, as per the table on their website and the Type Certificate Data Sheet. “MAX” is nothing more than a marketing name, it’s not part of the ‘technical’ name used for the aircraft. As such, Ryanair isn’t strictly lying, their aircraft are indeed 737-8200 or,...
by KriVa
10 Jul 2019, 14:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air navigation service provider skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 660
Views: 58618

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

More than a few civil ATCOs are ex military. Working conditions, traffic load, salary,... are hardly a secret.
by KriVa
03 Jul 2019, 21:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 643
Views: 78817

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

As far as I understand it, the long haul part wouldn't work without the medium haul, since they desperately need the feeder flights coming in from all over Europe in the morning. The catchment area of BRU itself is not big enough to keep the long haul flights viable. It was explained to me like that...
by KriVa
01 Jul 2019, 21:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Monday morning smile
Replies: 100
Views: 20996

Re: Monday morning smile

Not a digression from my point of view either, thanks for the info, H.A.!
by KriVa
01 Jul 2019, 14:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Monday morning smile
Replies: 100
Views: 20996

Re: Monday morning smile

Heat can only be carried away(quickly) if the environment allows it. I would not at all be surprised if they used light modifiers to focus the light more on the window(s), since anything around it is pretty much wasted light. Perhaps combined with a rather warm day and absolutely no wind (I have no ...
by KriVa
01 Jul 2019, 14:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Monday morning smile
Replies: 100
Views: 20996

Re: Monday morning smile

I wouldn't be too sure about that. Lights used in the film industry get excessively hot when used even for short periods of time. The way these shoots are usually done, is with one or multiple lights blasting down on the window from the outside. A little carelessness when positioning the lights can ...
by KriVa
26 Jun 2019, 20:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A380 news
Replies: 342
Views: 152721

Re: Airbus A380 news

I’d say that’s rather unlikely. They claim they want to have an easy phase-in of the second hand models. The A380s QR uses, are GP powered, whereas BA uses RR engines.
by KriVa
18 Jun 2019, 16:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TUI fly Belgium in 2019
Replies: 129
Views: 26624

Re: TUI fly Belgium in 2019

My guess, a very uneducated one, is that those are "placeholders" to be filled in with 737NG or 737MAX when they have a schedule for the return to service of the MAX.
I don't see them operating the E-Jet to TFS, certainly not profitably.
by KriVa
23 May 2019, 19:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels region noise regulation
Replies: 684
Views: 101699

Re: Brussels region noise regulation

Holiday flights during the night are actually are relatively small minority. Most movements during the nights come from cargo ops, for whom flying their aircraft during the day simply isn’t an option if they want to remain viable. The largest instigator for that trend is actually online-shopping. Pe...
by KriVa
23 May 2019, 19:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels region noise regulation
Replies: 684
Views: 101699

Re: Brussels region noise regulation

Do you really think those two cases are even remotely comparable? Since fees will be significantly lower compared to the average now if an airline uses less noisy aircraft, I’d give the airport the benefit of the doubt in this case. Why would they be the boogeyman? They have nothing to gain from bul...
by KriVa
23 May 2019, 18:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels region noise regulation
Replies: 684
Views: 101699

Re: Brussels region noise regulation

You seem to be adamant on closing the airport, at least at night, without offering any real alternatives. Like I said, during nighttime SIDs are adjusted, Line-up positions are adjusted, the number of taxiing aircraft is restricted,... all to provide better living conditions for the neighbours of th...
by KriVa
23 May 2019, 16:55
Forum: Website related
Topic: English language skills and training
Replies: 10
Views: 1162

Re: English language skills and training

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geek
/ɡiːk/

INFORMAL

be or become extremely excited or enthusiastic about a subject, typically one of specialist or minority interest.
Why would, according to this definition, an “aviation geek” have to be able to pilot a plane? There’s a lot more to aviation than just being a pilot.
by KriVa
23 May 2019, 16:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels region noise regulation
Replies: 684
Views: 101699

Re: Brussels region noise regulation

Why should it be closed at night? DHL have done, and are doing, huge investments in the airport, to name just one stakeholder. No matter where that traffic moves, there will always be people complaining. Older, noisy aircraft are being replaced by newer, fuel efficient and especially less noisy airc...
by KriVa
17 May 2019, 15:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air navigation service provider skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 660
Views: 58618

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

There have been rumors that ATCOs and unions asked additional fees. Amounts from 40,000 to 60,000 euros extra are mentioned. Is that correct, Phoenixx? That sounds far from realistic, since not a single ATCO is asking for a raise/extra pay/monetary gain. All that’s asked is a structural and realist...
by KriVa
15 May 2019, 09:46
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: The one and only topic on which runway in use @EBBR
Replies: 592
Views: 246418

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

Wind aloft is also taken into account for runway selection.
Even though surface wind may be fine, if multiple pilots complain about unfavourable winds higher up, runway configuration can be switched as well.
On top of that, there’s also the capacity to take into account.
by KriVa
14 May 2019, 14:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1402
Views: 306964

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

I’d wager it’s more likely the other way around. Doubts exist whether SN will keep on existing at all. EW isn’t exactly doing well, and since SN will be integrated into that group, who knows what will happen if it goes belly up.
Big if, of course.
by KriVa
13 May 2019, 15:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air navigation service provider skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 660
Views: 58618

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

So you’re discounting the approach frequency then? 15 aircraft, though not often, does happen there. And I wouldn’t exactly call ground or tower control calm. It’s a different way of working, sure, but that in itself doesn’t make it any less demanding or complex. I did not say you haven’t got a clue...
by KriVa
13 May 2019, 13:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air navigation service provider skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 660
Views: 58618

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

I’m sorry mvg, but you obviously don’t know what our job entails. Having 10,15 or 20 aircraft on frequency is not tiring, it’s demanding, you thrive from it. The tiring, fatiguing part is having only two aircraft on frequency still light years away from each other. We’ve gone through the amount of h...
by KriVa
13 May 2019, 11:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air navigation service provider skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 660
Views: 58618

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

So 25% of your employees is a tiny minority? In that case every group of employees is a tiny minority for whom the rules shouldn’t necessarily be followed, as longs as it benefits the end result. 25% is not tiny, nor is it a minority. It’s not “25% against the rest”, it’s 25% of the total employee c...