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by KriVa
27 Mar 2020, 08:48
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Belgian Air Force news
Replies: 64
Views: 47930

Re: Belgian Air Force news

Over the last year BAF has been using a HiFly A330 on more than one occasion, so I’d say it’s still a possibility.
by KriVa
26 Mar 2020, 11:32
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: KJK 26/03/2020 KLM 747?
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: KJK 26/03/2020 KLM 747?

I am Quite sure that Kortrijk would be unable to accommodate a 747, let alone why you would want to shoehorn one in. What probably happened is that the “original” PH-BFC was retired and the registration was reused on a business jet. Looking at the call signs it used the last few days, that would als...
by KriVa
09 Mar 2020, 10:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: flights to the Sahel
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Re: flights to the Sahel

While that’s basically they way they handle it, the duration is not up to the pilots, but is prescribed in the relevant manual.
Other than that, yes.
by KriVa
06 Mar 2020, 07:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: flights to the Sahel
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Re: flights to the Sahel

Brake, not break.

Because, for whatever reason, it can't be used. Having one brake inoperable is not that big a deal. It's taken into account for the performance numbers, but that's about it.
by KriVa
04 Mar 2020, 16:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 457
Views: 43037

Re: Impact of the coronavirus on aviation

Inquirer wrote:
04 Mar 2020, 14:15
Poiu wrote:
04 Mar 2020, 14:08
BA also have a temporary APU air on whenever passengers are on board policy. (Regardless of airport regulations HA!)
What has that to do with Corona cancellations, Sean? :?:
The topic is about the impact, not only the cancellations. Very relevant contribution, I’d say.
by KriVa
02 Mar 2020, 14:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airline bankruptcies, ceased operations, restructurations
Replies: 71
Views: 11689

Re: Airline bankruptcies, ceased operations, restructurations

CargoLogicAir shutting down seems pretty much a certainty now. Another one bites the dust: Air Cargo Global (former AirCargoGermany) also seems to be shutting down. Though, in their words, it's a restructuring of the company. For both companies, covid-19 seems to be a large part of the reason why th...
by KriVa
25 Feb 2020, 21:27
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 26/02/2020
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: BRU 26/02/2020

ETD: 1000z ECKXN B744 ferry flight to MAD.
by KriVa
25 Feb 2020, 08:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brucargo 2020: cargo routes & news
Replies: 15
Views: 1835

Re: Brucargo 2020: cargo routes & news

So no more Connie 747 at BRU?
by KriVa
21 Feb 2020, 12:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 270
Views: 42070

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

737MAX wrote:
21 Feb 2020, 08:03
KriVa wrote:
21 Feb 2020, 07:17
SNB had a significant bird strike about two weeks ago, hence the long AOG.
Two weeks on the ground for a significant bird strike?
Well, that must be a very, very, veeeeerrrryyy significant one indeed.
It was. ;)
by KriVa
21 Feb 2020, 07:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 270
Views: 42070

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Why would the Smurfs be gone? SNB is Rackham, not the Smurfs.
In any case, as far as I know, SN Maintenance & Engineering doesn’t have the capability to do a full repaint at BRU, so the paint scheme on SNB should still very much be the same.
by KriVa
21 Feb 2020, 07:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 270
Views: 42070

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

SNB had a significant bird strike about two weeks ago, hence the long AOG.
by KriVa
08 Feb 2020, 18:05
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 08/02/2020 4xUnited
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: BRU 08/02/2020 4xUnited

sn26567 wrote:
08 Feb 2020, 15:02
tangolima wrote:
08 Feb 2020, 11:27
2000-xxxx ETR A343 9HSOL EBMB
I guess it got back its engines :lol:
I have a feeling you’re either thinking of 9H-JAI or 9H-FOX.
9H-SOL has been quite active the last few days.
by KriVa
03 Feb 2020, 13:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 15147

Re: Air Belgium in 2020

There's a difference between a flight number and a callsign. Attribution of flight numbers is quite easy, it's an internal process only, provided you don't need matching callsigns (eg. KF5965 could be "Air Belgium 13K" for ATC purposes.). If you want them to match, it is quite a convoluted process. ...
by KriVa
02 Feb 2020, 11:26
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 02/02/2020
Replies: 19
Views: 1674

Re: BRU 02/02/2020

That could be the case, but not in this instance, where passengers have to go into quarantine as soon as they step off the plane.
Only EBMB is suitable for that kind of procedure. Hence, no A380.
by KriVa
02 Feb 2020, 09:59
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 02/02/2020
Replies: 19
Views: 1674

Re: BRU 02/02/2020

Whatever aircraft type it will be, it won’t be an A380. Like I said before, EBMB is not capable of accommodating an A380, and for this particular flight, EBMB is the only option.
by KriVa
01 Feb 2020, 12:16
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 01/02/2020
Replies: 13
Views: 1761

Re: BRU 01/02/2020

EBMB is not suitable for the A380, don’t expect it to come to Brussels, since the pax in question will have to be offloaded at EBMB.
by KriVa
31 Jan 2020, 17:29
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 01/02/2020
Replies: 13
Views: 1761

Re: BRU 01/02/2020

I have my doubts about 9H-MIP making it to BRU. According to FR24, it's still in CDG now. Ferrying it to Wuhan, loading all passengers etc., flying back to BRU, I don't see all of that happening in 24 hours.
Other sources talk about an A320, quite a significant "downgrade".
by KriVa
20 Jan 2020, 08:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 328
Views: 175829

Re: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines

Even then, BRU had 100.000 more flight movements 20 years ago. Hard to imagine they have to refuse slots now unless it's for very specific timings. Suffice to say traffic is being handled and predicted quite differently today when compared to the way things were done 20 years ago. Bot in planning a...
by KriVa
18 Jan 2020, 18:40
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: can we fly with a plaster on a long-haul flight?
Replies: 12
Views: 1054

Re: can we fly with a plaster on a long-haul flight?

I’d say it’s quite obvious Lumumba didn’t intend that interpretation of his question.
by KriVa
18 Jan 2020, 18:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 328
Views: 175829

Re: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines

Slots at BRU could be refused for Summer 2020, since 25R will be closed during July & August, resulting in a significant loss of capacity for the airport.
As a preventative measure, some slots might be refused. I couldn’t tell you whether that’s actually the case here or not.