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by Atco EBBR
29 Nov 2019, 00:26
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Cruise speed vs top of descent
Replies: 21
Views: 4845

Re: Cruise speed vs top of descent

How many track miles from the boundary to the ILS25L for a usual approach into BRU? I'd say 60 nm if you get the ARVOL-BUN shortcut and can intercept at 10nm. Probably around 80 to 90 nm if you have to follow the STAR and intercept at around 20 nm. On the 737 you can only select a heading on the au...
by Atco EBBR
27 Nov 2019, 13:32
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Cruise speed vs top of descent
Replies: 21
Views: 4845

Re: Cruise speed vs top of descent

Thanks to everybody for replying, very interesting reading. Arriving via ARVOL 25L in Brussels means FL240 at the boundary (which is too low) and you will have to maintain FL80 until you are abeam with RWY25R north of Brussels as departing traffic is cleared to FL60/FL70 below you. You become then t...
by Atco EBBR
19 Oct 2019, 15:51
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Cruise speed vs top of descent
Replies: 21
Views: 4845

Re: Cruise speed vs top of descent

Of course the most efficient (excluding operational or time costs, but fuel wise) is to reduce the speed already just prior descent and have a continious descend to avoid a level segment at lower altitude. But of course in busy airspace or airports this is most of the time not feasible I assume ;) ...
by Atco EBBR
18 Oct 2019, 12:52
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Cruise speed vs top of descent
Replies: 21
Views: 4845

Re: Cruise speed vs top of descent

Thanks for the reply, I knew that a lower speed implied a lower rate of descent, but I didn't know that that was not compensated by the lower speed...

So basically, if I want to sequence using speed control instead of vectoring, I need to first descend with a good rate and then reduce the speed.
by Atco EBBR
18 Oct 2019, 09:37
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Cruise speed vs top of descent
Replies: 21
Views: 4845

Cruise speed vs top of descent

Question for the pilots on the forum:

Say you're cruising at FL240 at a IAS of 290-310 kts. If you're asked by ATC to reduce to 250kts (hypothetically ;) ), how does this affect your top of descent, if at all?
by Atco EBBR
17 Sep 2019, 01:14
Forum: Airport & aviation Jobs/Employment/Career
Topic: ATCO at Eurocontrol
Replies: 3
Views: 2126

Re: ATCO at Eurocontrol

jan_olieslagers wrote:
16 Sep 2019, 20:28
I cannot help wondering how the MUAC working environment compares to Brussels Tower: perhaps along the lines of less pay but still quite good, better organisation, less stressy?
Not quite up to your usual standards: only one out of three... :)
by Atco EBBR
17 Mar 2019, 21:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air navigation service provider skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 680
Views: 84306

Re: Air traffic control service skeyes to strike in the evenings and nights of 12 & 13 March

The other problem is that Canac's personnel is foreseen for sectors that never open. How often are all the sectors opened at ACC? NEVER. Why no accept to reduce reasonably the amount of Atcos present per shift? How many controllers are present per shift? Staffing is foreseen for 2 sectors open, not...
by Atco EBBR
15 Mar 2019, 00:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air navigation service provider skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 680
Views: 84306

Re: Air traffic control service skeyes to strike in the evenings and nights of 12 & 13 March

Thank you, atcofi for stepping in and setting some things straight (and taking the time to do that). What you've said is absolutely correct. I'll just add some thoughts of my own: I am one if those currently in training in canac: the rostering problems are real, very far from solved and very likely ...
by Atco EBBR
01 Sep 2018, 00:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Anomalies in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2018
Replies: 361
Views: 81348

Re: Anomalies in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2018

Flap issue... Stuck at flaps 1 if I recall correctly.
by Atco EBBR
17 Jul 2018, 00:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Anomalies in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2018
Replies: 361
Views: 81348

Re: Anomalies in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2018

Cracked windshield.
by Atco EBBR
04 Jul 2018, 11:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Trivia 2018 (miscellaneous news)
Replies: 373
Views: 71695

Re: Trivia 2018 (miscellaneous news)

Homo Aeroportus wrote:
02 Jul 2018, 18:12
If easterly winds still prevail next week, a strict adherence to the path onto RWY07L is advisable and no overflying of the NATO shack please.

:mrgreen:

H.A.
One would almost hope for strong easterly winds well into the night ;)
by Atco EBBR
18 May 2018, 17:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels region noise regulation
Replies: 684
Views: 108145

Re: Brussels region noise regulation

Personally, I think that's a great idea, if we can use the 07's in parallel because using 01 an 07R together reduces capacity significantly. Yes indeed, would be much better for capacity! Could be a nice compromise to win Brussels over... I think the only way to win Brussels over would be to use 25...
by Atco EBBR
25 Apr 2018, 10:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2018
Replies: 340
Views: 161306

Re: Ryanair in 2018

or just a little pilot rebellion ;) 8-) I wonder if a little controller rebellion would be taken so lightly... ;) Taking an airplane with 189 pax to an airport They probably want to go to or disrupting a few 100.000 people is quite different ... No? Hmm, quite a big leap to say that the pax would r...
by Atco EBBR
24 Apr 2018, 22:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2018
Replies: 340
Views: 161306

Re: Ryanair in 2018

sean1982 wrote:
23 Apr 2018, 14:30
Homo Aeroportus wrote:
22 Apr 2018, 10:39

Crew hours? Fuel gauge needle knocking on the dial?
or just a little pilot rebellion ;) 8-)
I wonder if a little controller rebellion would be taken so lightly... ;)
by Atco EBBR
07 Feb 2018, 23:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2018 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news
Replies: 208
Views: 46036

Re: 2018 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

The main runway, 22L, was already CAT III for several years.
Apparently, that's not entirely accurate: 22L was indeed CATIII, but in 2017 a new ILS was installed (or heavy maintenance done on the existing one), causing 22L to be downgraded to CAT I. Only now has it been upgraded again to CATIII.
by Atco EBBR
10 Jan 2018, 22:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2018
Replies: 340
Views: 161306

Re: Ryanair in 2018

How can one fit a laptop in a bag of 35cm x 20cm x 20cm?
Easy, saw it in half..
by Atco EBBR
05 Nov 2017, 19:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: OO-TCT
Replies: 3
Views: 1260

Re: OO-TCT

Seems probable, they departed with a new and apt callsign "phoenix"...
by Atco EBBR
05 Nov 2017, 19:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Kalitta Air Boeing 747 oil spill Brussels Airport
Replies: 3
Views: 958

Re: Kalitta Air Boeing 747 oil spill Brussels Airport

25R open again since 40 min, before we had 19 for departures, and 25L for arrivals. The wind was forecasted to turn to the nordwest and increase, luckily that didn't happen.