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by Omychron
08 Mar 2019, 14:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3972
Views: 1451010

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

C96C wrote: 08 Mar 2019, 14:30 OO-SFK (Airbus A330-343, serial 0570, ex LH D-AIKA) is on the Belgian register since today (8/03/2019). Is for the EW-wetlease.

http://www.mobilit.fgov.be:7081/bcaa/ai ... search.jsf
Foreseen to enter DUS operation before the end of March.
by Omychron
26 Feb 2019, 16:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3972
Views: 1451010

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

sn26567 wrote: 26 Feb 2019, 14:56 Will SFB now remain in duty for SN or is it a temporary replacement because of the unavailability of other SN aircraft?
Temporary. SFB stays in DUS until the replacement arrives there. (I believe OO-SFK, not sure)
by Omychron
25 Feb 2019, 07:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Eurowings in 2019
Replies: 168
Views: 120396

Re: Eurowings in 2019

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... -a-456038/

Let's see how EW longhaul will be affected by this ban?
AFAIK all its longhaul is flown by either Brussels Airlines or SunExpress.
by Omychron
02 Jan 2019, 08:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines pilot shortage in 2019 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2055

Re: Brussels Airlines pilot shortage in 2019 ?

Experienced long haul pilots are usually top of salary scale, they are unable to gain any more than they have for the rest of their life. You have to compare left & right seat on a fleet, not compare between different fleets. No, you don't. You compare left seat 320 with right seat 330, as that's t...
by Omychron
01 Jan 2019, 21:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines pilot shortage in 2019 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2055

Re: Brussels Airlines pilot shortage in 2019 ?

especially the experienced long-haul pilots are bombarded with job offers from other airlines at much higher wages, and not only from far east companies... Experienced long-haul pilots are ready for upgrade to left seat, and usually have a young family. So in general, they are not very keen on movi...
by Omychron
25 Jun 2018, 11:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1342
Views: 253066

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

KriVa wrote: 25 Jun 2018, 09:27 Was the possible strike planned for today or for a date in the future?
Judging by the way the morning peak is ramping up, I don’t think there will be a strike today.
No, strike date is determined should the proposal not be accepted.
by Omychron
22 Jun 2018, 18:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Loss of blue hydraulic system enroute on A340-300: divert, return or continue?
Replies: 11
Views: 1507

Re: Loss of blue hydraulic system enroute on A340-300: divert, return or continue?

I didn't say that I'm right. I only refer to some posts on AvHerald, where people wrote that the crew should have returned - whilst others say it was fine to continue. Even when that would mean they would be AOG at Libreville. By the way: someone told me that OO-NEY = an ASL Embraer Legacy flew fro...
by Omychron
15 May 2018, 22:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1342
Views: 253066

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Those who strike today will leave tomorrow, if nothing changes, or not enough. They can, after all, pilots are in demand worldwide. If this is true there's no reason to strike': it's obvious that SN will raise salaries if that's needed to attract enough pilots. Yet they haven't. The need apparently...
by Omychron
15 May 2018, 22:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1342
Views: 253066

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

The problem is that the people that choose to stay strike. Those who strike today will leave tomorrow, if nothing changes, or not enough. They can, after all, pilots are in demand worldwide. Add to that one of the reasons of strike is lack of crews. (and thus overfilled rosters) Some have been leav...
by Omychron
12 May 2018, 14:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1342
Views: 253066

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Me thinks that it went wrong last Wednesday between pilots and onions. The pilots voted to strike, and the onions then gave management an official notice “we strike on Monday and Wedsnesday”. The onions must have hoped that management would then give in to their demands after one or two days of neg...
by Omychron
12 May 2018, 09:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1342
Views: 253066

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

SN pays the worst wages of the industry I keep hearing this by the pilot-supporters. Does SN really pay a pilot less than Ryanair? Also could someone explain to me how it's possible that SN pays the lowest wages, operates at one of the cheapest large airports of Europe and yet at a time when fuel i...
by Omychron
12 May 2018, 09:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1342
Views: 253066

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Also could someone explain to me how it's possible that SN pays the lowest wages, operates at one of the cheapest large airports of Europe and yet at a time when fuel is cheap hardly made a profit 2017 and lost money in Q1 while KL, LH, and BA i.e. are making record profits? It must be managed horr...
by Omychron
06 May 2018, 21:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1342
Views: 253066

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

And look at the results: KL with pilots that don't strike does great while AF is losing money. AF pilots are lucky that KL does make money, but sadly for SN pilots I doubt that Lufthansa will cover continuing losses. Odd example, seeing as KL management gave in to pilot demands before they started ...
by Omychron
06 May 2018, 21:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1342
Views: 253066

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Pilots still don't have the pay scales as they did before the cost saving measures. This still puts SN pilots far below the pay of neighboring country's wages. (And no, that's not just legacy carriers I'm comparing to. Most low cost airlines pay their pilots far better than SN does.) Then leave Bru...
by Omychron
06 May 2018, 19:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1342
Views: 253066

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

One question to the pilots : in 2012, when the financial situation of Brussels Airlines was gloomy, you accepted longer working hours and/or salary cuts in order to avoid imminent bankruptcy. Have the pre-2012 working conditions been reinstated, or are you still working on the "crisis" conditions? ...
by Omychron
06 May 2018, 18:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1342
Views: 253066

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

It is the legal right from employees to go on strike to get more money in their pocket indeed. But then, those defending that right should also respect the right from others (like me and the rest of the tourism & travel trade) to call them egoïsts. Yet the pilots have been protesting their points f...
by Omychron
31 Jan 2018, 11:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1342
Views: 253066

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

b.lufthansa wrote: 30 Jan 2018, 23:48 Why are the pilots still hijacking passengers and delaying flights with 15 minutes, without reason ?
"without reason", funny!
We all do this for the fun of it, we don't need a reason off course! :roll:
by Omychron
06 Oct 2017, 08:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Captain I forgot to raise gear
Replies: 5
Views: 1316

Re: Captain I forgot to raise gear

On the A32F it's near impossible to "forget" retracting the gear. The noise it makes will remind you quite effectively. :) Cooling down the gear is normally done before taking off. Retracting the gear with hot brakes means a fire hazard if combined with a hydraulic leak in the gear bay. An hour on t...
by Omychron
14 Sep 2017, 22:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: ECJ: Ryanair crew based in Belgium fall under Belgian jurisdiction!
Replies: 24
Views: 4191

Re: ECJ: Ryanair crew based in Belgium fall under Belgian labour law!

Odd how the discussion is turned from a ruling about Ryanair and its "creative" contracts/constructs (which has been going on for years, this ruling should have happened faster) to the SN wetlease contract. Try as one might, they're not the same thing, and it's a sad attempt to get this thread off t...
by Omychron
09 Jun 2017, 19:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 06/06/2017 power failure at Belgocontrol
Replies: 17
Views: 3809

Re: 06/06/2017 power failure at Belgocontrol

My reaction was on "one of the poorest in Europe" which is an insult. and yes I fly to those countries. There is room for improvement, I agree. I can understand your point of view (a pilot) regarding holding, but I think (and surely a controller will know better) that the capacity holding vs vector...