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by KriVa
18 Jun 2019, 16:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TUI fly Belgium in 2019
Replies: 106
Views: 20941

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: 679
Views: 99626

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: 679
Views: 99626

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: 679
Views: 99626

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: 851

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: 679
Views: 99626

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 traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 653
Views: 54495

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: 589
Views: 244368

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: 1348
Views: 300836

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 traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 653
Views: 54495

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 traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 653
Views: 54495

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 traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 653
Views: 54495

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...
by KriVa
11 May 2019, 12:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 653
Views: 54495

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

ACOD represents hardly any ATCOs, hence the disgruntlement. ACV and VSOA, representing the vast majority of the ATCOs, did not agree with the terms set out in the proposal, since it contained hardly any, if any, of the demands made.
by KriVa
17 Apr 2019, 21:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brucargo 2019: cargo routes & news
Replies: 15
Views: 2754

Re: Brucargo 2019: cargo routes & news

Let’s call things what they are: they are threatened by a lack of staffing at skeyes, not by the rather limited strikes over a month ago.
by KriVa
12 Apr 2019, 12:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Diversions from around the globe (medical, technical, ...) 2019
Replies: 85
Views: 12565

Re: Diversions from around the globe (medical, technical, ...) 2019

I seem to recall it being due to closure of Sudanese airspace following a military coup.
by KriVa
11 Apr 2019, 08:06
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: The one and only topic on which runway in use @EBBR
Replies: 589
Views: 244368

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

Homo Aeroportus wrote:
31 Mar 2019, 11:57

Not sure you could vacate via C1 as you'd need to use TWY V1 which is only 20m wide.
There are no restrictions on V1, except 747-8 and A380. Of course, some pilots prefer not to use V1 due to its narrowness, but that’s pilot’s discretion.
by KriVa
04 Apr 2019, 17:45
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: LGG 04/04/2019
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: LGG 04/04/2019

To confirm, is there an Osprey on the ramp at LGG? If so, any clue as to when it will leave again?
by KriVa
03 Apr 2019, 11:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Diversions from around the globe (medical, technical, ...) 2019
Replies: 85
Views: 12565

Re: Diversions from around the globe (medical, technical, ...) 2019

It would more than likely be cheaper, easier, faster and more efficient for LH to arrange a new crew and aircraft by the time the old one touches down at FRA, than it would be to get the passengers on a bunch of other flights again from DXB. They have their own spares and maintenance personnel in FR...
by KriVa
29 Mar 2019, 22:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Kalitta 747-400 Dumping fuel
Replies: 32
Views: 2653

Re: Kalitta 747-400 Dumping fuel

LGG seems more likely.