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by Inquirer
14 Mar 2019, 13:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eurowings in 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 8224

Re: Eurowings in 2019

According to De Tijd/L'Echo, Eurowings posted a loss over 2018 as was already reported by LH in today's press release, but Brussels Airlines itself was profitable, before consolidation into Eurowings: https://www.tijd.be/ondernemen/luchtvaart/brussels-airlines-winstgevend-eurowings-zwaar-in-het-rood...
by Inquirer
13 Mar 2019, 10:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 224
Views: 11716

Re: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - impact on Boeing 737 MAX

There's a diagram online which compare the flight profiles of both 737max crashes against each other: they look frightingly similar with multiple oscilating very abupt rate changes which suggest both planes were tossed up and down for several minutes before they plunged to the ground. Now, that does...
by Inquirer
11 Mar 2019, 14:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi - Impact on Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 224
Views: 11716

Re: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crashes between Addis Ababa and Nairobi

I read online that this MCAS thing is just a mechanical fix to push the nose down in case of a stall at certain high thrust settings, something which the 737Max is prone to because of the fact it has much more powerful engines which are positioned way too much forward versus what the wing and the ta...
by Inquirer
14 Feb 2019, 09:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A380 news
Replies: 335
Views: 147742

Re: Airbus A380 news

I know this is an aviation enthusiast site and people prefer to look at the planes rather than the numbers behind them, but in the end Airbus is a commercial company and it is in this business to make money, not emblematic planes. Airbus CEO Tom Enders is clearly kitchen-sinking costs from problem p...
by Inquirer
22 Jan 2019, 10:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 23124

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

In the news this morning, Brussels Airlines will most likely re-brand to Eurowings in Europe. Free source (in French): https://www.lecho.be/entreprises/aviation/brussels-airlines-bientot-rebaptisee-en-europe/10089698.html In a nutshell: re-brand in Europe, no new long-haul destinations in 2019, beg...
by Inquirer
22 Jan 2019, 09:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 189
Views: 45283

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

Just noticed that this figure of 10M passengers for last year was posted in the monthly traffic post: maybe better to have it in the general topic about brussels airlines? Anyway, having carried 10M people is a big milestone for them and holding a market share within a breeze of 40% at their home ai...
by Inquirer
04 Jan 2019, 12:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 23124

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Is there less outsourcing being done now? I noticed their seat back magazine only mentions one single Sukoi now, but there is also an all white CRJ flying, so not sure how the balance looks in total, compared to last year. It looks like the whole Lufthansa Group has decided to add some 5% to their s...
by Inquirer
04 Jan 2019, 00:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 23124

Brussels Airlines in 2019

Brussels Airlines in 2017 Brussels Airlines in 2018 Brussels Airlines in 2019 Brussels Airlines is to hire 200 additional employees in 2019: 100 steward(es)s, 50 pilots, 50 ground staff. The job growth (5%) at Brussels Airlines is thus fully is in line with that at Lufthansa itself. https://www.tij...
by Inquirer
07 Dec 2018, 16:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 218299

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

My feeling is Lufthansa understands B.air's African routes are a completely different market than anything eurowings (or in fact Lufthansa proper) covers, hence it needs to be covered with a different product and that can only be done via a different subbrand . 1 company, active under different bran...
by Inquirer
23 Nov 2018, 18:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 218299

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

As to the repeated statement that the airline is now profitable also on its regional routes: let's not forget the backoffice integration is reportedly in full wing and so I assume this drives overhead cost down. As a stand alone, these costs would rise again, negatively impacting the bottom line of ...
by Inquirer
09 Nov 2018, 14:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: WOW announcing services from BRU !
Replies: 20
Views: 105915

Re: WOW announcing services from BRU !

Given Wow Air is to be purchased by Iceland Air, how likely is it both airlines will continue to serve BRU in future?
by Inquirer
06 Nov 2018, 14:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3569
Views: 1102294

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Euh, I'm not sure you really understand what I'm trying to say. Downsize from what? From the oversized state of today yes, but I'm under the impression they never ever needed more than 10 planes to fly their network with until very recently when they started to renew their fleet: depending on how yo...
by Inquirer
06 Nov 2018, 13:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3569
Views: 1102294

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

So 7 are leaving, and only 5 'new' planes (well, yeah...) are scheduled to fly from BRU Will OO-SFB come back to BRU or not? And will there be more investment, or will LH/EW keep reducing their 'Longhaul specialist'? Seems there will be less flying to Africa and North America ahead too Careful, the...
by Inquirer
06 Nov 2018, 11:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3569
Views: 1102294

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

With all the movement/growth happening, could somebody post a brief overview of their long haul fleet?
Thanks.
by Inquirer
02 Nov 2018, 06:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1890
Views: 263891

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

About that flight to Noumea, it might be related to this event on Sunday:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... ed-to-know
by Inquirer
12 Oct 2018, 14:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 189
Views: 45283

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

I understand the reasoning behind it from a purely accounting reasoning, knowing that Brussels Airlines figures will -in future- increasingly reflect less the isolated situation within just one commercial entity due to the spin off of cargo operations, the opening of several bases elsewhere (or what...
by Inquirer
12 Oct 2018, 10:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures
Replies: 189
Views: 45283

Re: Brussels Airlines' monthly traffic figures

Why are there still no results of the month of September? The LH-group already published their results, but no separate one of SN???? Brussels Airlines no longer issues separate traffic figures :( https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/lufthansa-group/brussels-airlines/brussels-airlines-does-no-longer-...
by Inquirer
23 Sep 2018, 11:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1890
Views: 263891

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

A real pity to see them close their only route already so soon, but clearly their business plan is unsustainable. A whole lot of people have already put their opinion down as to why they have failed (for now) and what they should do differently to succeed, but none of them has touched the tricky iss...
by Inquirer
18 Sep 2018, 15:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 218299

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Ironspan, I know exactly the feeling! Flying from DUS myself quite a lot these days: a little bit more miles, but exactly the same time loss, with the added benefit that it's much cheaper too (tickets as well as car park). Looking at how people at my work fly, BRU seems to attract its customers pred...
by Inquirer
18 Sep 2018, 15:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 218299

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

A pity to read this indeed, but if this single route to India doesn't add to their bottom line, it needs to go, simple as that really. They can then refocus their resources on those markets where there are well established, highly respected and reportedly operating profitable too, rather than spread...