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by convair
23 Apr 2019, 10:13
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: The one and only topic on which runway in use @EBBR
Replies: 581
Views: 240147

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

If wind conditions remain as they are, the 07 runways will permute at sunset: 07R for arrivals, 07L for departures. What's the point of doing that? 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). ... That ...
by convair
23 Apr 2019, 09:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 375
Views: 29358

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

Maybe I missed something: what's the retirement age for atcos? What I mean is that, if an atco retired at, say, 60, he might still be able to come back part time to help fill the voids. I was just going to ask the same question, in relation to the fact that senior controllers become managers. @ Pho...
by convair
22 Apr 2019, 19:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 375
Views: 29358

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

A European air traffic control system should be put in place asap, and with strict rules, in order to get rid of that nuisance (I mean management AND employees). At the contrary, competition between ATC services and the companies that offer them ought to be encouraged. I do not like the "race to th...
by convair
22 Apr 2019, 18:10
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: The one and only topic on which runway in use @EBBR
Replies: 581
Views: 240147

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

sn26567 wrote:
22 Apr 2019, 17:20
If wind conditions remain as they are, the 07 runways will permute at sunset: 07R for arrivals, 07L for departures.
What's the point of doing that?
by convair
22 Apr 2019, 18:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 375
Views: 29358

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

Looking at this from the outside, it seems more obvious every day that Belgocontrol is a circus where there is no discipline and everyone is playing games. Working 35 hours is already a privilege (maybe justified by the job), but working 30 hours and be paid 35 is stealing the company and its shareh...
by convair
22 Apr 2019, 11:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 202
Views: 48435

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

Pax: 767,053 (-1.4%, due to bmi bankruptcy and strikes at skeyes and in Italy) LF: 79.2% (-0.3%) For Brussels Airport, the figures (published elsewhere ) were: Pax: 1,999,343 (+1.9%) Thus, for the first time since many months, the market share of SN at BRU has decreased. You have a short memory And...
by convair
20 Apr 2019, 00:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3599
Views: 1114217

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Just wondering, OO-SFB has been in brussels for a really long time now, is it going to be repainted soon in Brussels Airlines colors? LOL only 2 weeks, repaint is not in the pipeline yet as they need all the planes in their daily operations ... especially with SFU being grounded SFY won't go out if...
by convair
19 Apr 2019, 14:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: News from THY - Turkish Airlines
Replies: 641
Views: 262390

Re: News from THY - Turkish Airlines

THY has started their 5 weekly Marrakesh (Morocco) flights on 15.April.2019. The news in Turkish and pictures from the first flight. Marrakesh is TK's 308th destination: https://www.airporthaber.com/thy-haberleri/thynin-yeni-ucus-noktasi-marakes.html spot the error on one picture :) Greets Hakan Th...
by convair
19 Apr 2019, 14:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Jet Airways temporarily suspending their ops, is it definitive ?
Replies: 45
Views: 4175

Re: Jet Airways' financial situation, can they be saved ?

brabel wrote:
17 Apr 2019, 17:31
Maybe SN should open a route to India again.. Less competition hehe
(I know they aren't going to)
At least the SN Toronto flights should benefit from the withdrawal of 9W, but probably only a little as they were mostly continuation flights from India.
by convair
16 Apr 2019, 20:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 375
Views: 29358

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

@Phoenixx Thanks for your reply. Regarding the fake sick leaves, I'm certainly not saying they're all fake. However, the existence of some fake sick leaves was mentioned and almost officially confirmed by a union member, if I'm not mistaken. Anyway, as "mvg" said hereabove, we all want this crazy an...
by convair
16 Apr 2019, 19:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 375
Views: 29358

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

@Phoenixx I always tend to believe most people are honest and sincere. You have given above a number of plausible explanations, but you should understand that combining strikes, fake sick leaves and genuine lack of staff is a bit of an "explosive" cocktail. The management certainly seems to be at fa...
by convair
16 Apr 2019, 19:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 375
Views: 29358

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

A1299/19 From:16 APR 19 23:30 Till:17 APR 19 02:30 Text:BRUSSELS ACC SECTORS NORTH LOW, WEST HIGH, WEST LOW CLSD DUE TO STAFF SHORTAGE. EMERG FREQ ARE WATCHED I think that closures, if and when they are "necessary", should be programmed so that the impact would be minimal. In that respect, it would...
by convair
16 Apr 2019, 13:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)
Replies: 174
Views: 18179

Re: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)

jan_olieslagers wrote:
16 Apr 2019, 10:57
Hm, I understood that we actually ARE experiencing record low unemployment... in BE at least. Pourvu que cela dure... And even if I am not much impressed by European politicians, they are no match in idiocy for the genius of Washington :)
I fully agree with that!
by convair
14 Apr 2019, 21:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 375
Views: 29358

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

Staff shortage tomorrow at LGG ! EBBR A1266/19 NOTAMN Q) EBBU/FALT/IV/NBO/A/000/999/5038N00527E A) EBLG B) 1904150600 1904152000 E) NO IFR/VFR TRG FLT ALLOWED EBBR A1267/19 NOTAMN Q) EBBU/STLC/IV/NBO/A/000/999/5038N00527E A) EBLG B) 1904150730 1904151755 D) 0730-0750 1000-1045 1500-1520 1710-1755 E...
by convair
13 Apr 2019, 00:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 202
Views: 48435

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

Well, it's true that the number of SN pax for the month can't possibly be 295000 (it was above 624000 last month)! It would be easy for LH/SN to prevent that confusion! :roll: Yes, it would be easy, but Lufthansa categorically refuses to do so. And since LH owns 100% of SN, the latter can only comp...
by convair
12 Apr 2019, 19:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 202
Views: 48435

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

You're just taking over this (wrong) information from this article of Up in the Sky? https://www.upinthesky.nl/2019/04/11/lufthansa-vliegt-meer-passagiers-in-minder-volle-vliegtuigen/ That website is not exactly known for their editorial accuracy... If you read the actual LHG communication you see ...
by convair
12 Apr 2019, 14:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 202
Views: 48435

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

The number of pax, in %, during March was again the highest one for Brussels Airlines for the whole LH Group. SN saw in increase of more then 15%!!!!!! while Eurowings had a drop of more then 2% For the whole LH group was only an increase of 1%. Good job SN, even they want to kill this brand and co...
by convair
08 Apr 2019, 05:33
Forum: Videos
Topic: WOW Air Bankruptcy | Causes and Consequences of the WOW Air Failure Explained
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: WOW Air Bankruptcy | Causes and Consequences of the WOW Air Failure Explained

Acid-drop wrote:
08 Apr 2019, 04:17
Yessss! That's the one! Thank you Acid-drop. Where did you find it?
Anyway, reference to WOW starts at 8:05. And, btw, one of the 2 competitors of WOW was...Icelandair (!) and not Delta as I wrongly indicated.
by convair
08 Apr 2019, 00:10
Forum: Videos
Topic: WOW Air Bankruptcy | Causes and Consequences of the WOW Air Failure Explained
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: WOW Air Bankruptcy | Causes and Consequences of the WOW Air Failure Explained

In other words, it was bound to fail... In another topic (I can't find it back), there was a nice explanation on how airlines choose their destinations. It did mention WOW opening a flight to Dallas and the competition ( Delta and American I think) immediately following suit. One factor they didn't...
by convair
07 Apr 2019, 23:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Diversions from around the globe (medical, technical, ...) 2019
Replies: 67
Views: 7703

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

TLspotting wrote:
07 Apr 2019, 22:20
sn26567 wrote:
07 Apr 2019, 17:02
TLspotting wrote:
07 Apr 2019, 13:51
Etihad EY29 AUH - DUS just diverted to IST.
First diversion to the new airport?
It seems, yes.
With water salute?