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by Koltchak
04 Sep 2019, 12:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100 news
Replies: 206
Views: 88034

Re: Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100 news

sn26567 wrote:
04 Sep 2019, 11:45
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft will no longer build the 75-seat version of the SSJ due to lack of demand and inefficiencies with the SAM146 engines. S7 Group (Russia) was the largest customer with an LOI for 75 aircraft.
They will build it.

https://ria.ru/20190903/1558193536.html
by Koltchak
13 Feb 2018, 15:11
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?
Replies: 220
Views: 81817

Re: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?

Rafale, just as the Eurofighter, are designs from the 80’ies. Yes, combat proven, but in 20-30 years obsolete. It is like buying a Ford Mondeo Diesel 2.0 TDI today. Perfect for today, outdated in 10 years. F35 is bugged with problems (such as the A400M, BTW) today. Belgian Defence is wise not to be...
by Koltchak
28 Mar 2017, 20:26
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?
Replies: 220
Views: 81817

Re: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?

Lockheed Martin thinks differently: Lockheed Martin and the Belgian military and industry have a longstanding working relationship, partnering on programs such as the C-130 Hercules and F-16 Fighting Falcon since the 1970s. Lockheed Martin continues to actively work with Belgian industry on expandi...
by Koltchak
24 Mar 2017, 23:07
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?
Replies: 220
Views: 81817

Re: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?

Just compare the times when the different jets were designed. Lots of 'previous generation' designs. The Rafale for example was designed in the late 1970's(!). So yes, the F-35 is the most advanced. It would be plain stupid for Belgium to buy a previous generation fighter in 2018. It's like buying ...
by Koltchak
17 Mar 2017, 18:24
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?
Replies: 220
Views: 81817

Re: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?

Boavida wrote:
17 Mar 2017, 12:05
(And let's be honest, the F-35 is the most advanced one)
You mean the most expensive to buy and operate, the less efficient, the one which will bring the least to the belgian economy and the one which is still far from being ready?

Yeah, definitely the most "advanced"... :roll:
by Koltchak
28 Nov 2016, 15:58
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?
Replies: 220
Views: 81817

Re: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?

It all will depend on economic compensations. The F-35 keeps its chances more than ever. With the supply chain and factory network already set up, I can't see in which ways the F-35 has more chances than ever... The belgian factories which are working in the aeronautical field have already said, ev...
by Koltchak
19 Jan 2013, 22:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Is there any plan to expand the rail link at BRU airport
Replies: 37
Views: 8567

Re: Is there any plan to expand the rail link at BRU airport

I hope the Desiro trains will be a bit better than the Siemens trains which are used where I live. They are among the worst, most uncomfortable trains I have been on in Britain, and they are used on long distance services. Truly horrible things. I hope your Desiro trains will be better than the one...
by Koltchak
18 Jan 2013, 13:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Is there any plan to expand the rail link at BRU airport
Replies: 37
Views: 8567

Re: Is there any plan to expand the rail link at BRU airport

This was the train from BRU into Brussels we caught last September. It consisted of two carriage units, which filled up in BRU, as you would expect, with people carrying lots of luggage. There was no proper luggage space between seats like you get on some trains and it was crammed, it was quite dif...
by Koltchak
29 Dec 2012, 22:24
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: SN's regional network
Replies: 80
Views: 13929

Re: SN's regional network

It wouldn't, unless you find a way to let a train go directly from Brussels-South to Brussels National Airport and vice versa without using the North-South connection and without having to turn back. Especially Fyra and IC trains are already very slow, so you don't want them to make an extra stop w...