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by KriVa
05 Oct 2019, 12:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air navigation service provider skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 679
Views: 74432

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

I know a few pilots who I’d consider to be personal friends, and except for one, they all get their roster one month in advance. The one that’s an exception is due to the nature of the company he flies for, a (subcharter) cargo operator. I don’t consider it a secret that I’ve been a cabin crew membe...
by KriVa
05 Oct 2019, 12:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air navigation service provider skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 679
Views: 74432

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

Tell that to people who recently moved to other ANSPs. Skyguide, LVNL, Eurocontrol, NATS, to name a few. None of those who left is even marginally interested in returning. Why do you think that is? Sure, we’re the odd one out, but not on the positive side of the scale these days. By the end of this ...
by KriVa
11 Sep 2019, 12:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news
Replies: 165
Views: 55897

Re: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news

The question is rather whether the Embraer, E1 or E2, would be able to make it out of EBAW for a 5 hour flight whilst being commercially viable.
That’s something only people with flight planning software and a look at the yields can decipher.
by KriVa
11 Sep 2019, 12:18
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Belgian Air Force news
Replies: 44
Views: 20253

Re: Belgian Air Force news

In my eyes, one doesn’t rule out the other.
The A321 could be considered part of the fleet as well, but it’s still a contracted aircraft. The same could be true for a hypothetical FA7X.
by KriVa
06 Sep 2019, 12:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1556
Views: 441203

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

As from July 1st, if everything went according to plan.
It’s been a while since I’ve visited that side of the airport.
by KriVa
29 Aug 2019, 08:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 186
Views: 78455

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

As far as I can tell, the B77W is hardly ever used by UAL at Brussels. Most of the time, I’d say over 99% of flights, is performed by the B772 whenever a B777 is used.
by KriVa
27 Aug 2019, 09:03
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Why no aircraft visible on Google Earth?
Replies: 12
Views: 10363

Re: Why no aircraft visible on Google Earth?

Probably just the way the photos were stitched, and a bit of luck/coincidence. More often than not, photos from multiple passes are used for adjacent images. If things work out just right, this could be the result you’ll get. I don’t really see the benefit of actively removing aircraft from the imag...
by KriVa
14 Aug 2019, 22:48
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Belgium sells c130
Replies: 4
Views: 13652

Re: Belgium sells c130

CH-10 has been donated to the Fire Department at Brussels Airport, it now sits outside Fire Station West, South of OUT1. No clue about the other “missing” tail(s).
by KriVa
21 Jul 2019, 13:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2019
Replies: 142
Views: 59881

Re: Lufthansa in 2019

The Avro would be nicer in the 5-across layout. Flying on a 6-across Avro doesn't really seem like a great ride.
Then again, these are quite short flights, I don't think it matters that much to most people.
by KriVa
15 Jul 2019, 15:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 379
Views: 179516

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: 379
Views: 179516

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: 679
Views: 74432

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: 960
Views: 241673

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: 118
Views: 89664

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: 118
Views: 89664

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: 118
Views: 89664

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: 344
Views: 159209

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: 164
Views: 92177

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: 106374

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: 106374

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...