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by Lysexpat
20 Aug 2015, 10:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: (Lack of) Cleaning incident on a Ryanair flight
Replies: 37
Views: 3135

Re: Ryanair in 2015

I agree its no big deal, but I wouldn't call it a non-event either. Not only is it indicative of mediocre product standings, it may actually be labeled a sanitary issue even And here we go again! The same people who think it is OK to put passengers with a potential communicable disease for 6 hrs in...
by Lysexpat
13 Aug 2015, 13:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Abnormalities in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2015
Replies: 500
Views: 127887

Re: Abnormalities in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2015

tolipanebas wrote: Another example of the poor infrastructure of BRU in case of easterly winds: get ILS and some approach lights on 07L (and 07R).
Just publish an RNAV, much cheaper and quicker than installing an ILS.
by Lysexpat
07 Aug 2015, 14:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Four dead in the crash of an Embraer Phenom 300 in Hampshire
Replies: 16
Views: 3648

Re: Four dead in the crash of an Embraer Phenom 300 in Hampshire

It may well have been. But why are we once again speculating instead of patiently waiting for the official investigation? But the report is already available Jan! Click on the link in passenger's post. RoD at 500ft was 2500fpm, the aircraft crossed the threshold way too fast and landed 700m beyond ...
by Lysexpat
07 Aug 2015, 13:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Four dead in the crash of an Embraer Phenom 300 in Hampshire
Replies: 16
Views: 3648

Re: Four dead in the crash of an Embraer Phenom 300 in Hampshire

Landing from an unstable approach is a common cause of accidents.
Flanker is alluding to a possible criminal act, but I think there are other ways to do this as going off the runway end at high speed is not a guarantee for "success"
by Lysexpat
07 Aug 2015, 13:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: A Boeing piece found near Liège.
Replies: 30
Views: 5692

Re: A Boeing piece found near Liège.

Passenger- please don't read what is not written!
We were talking about the airworthiness of the aircraft. Will you stop driving your car whenever you loose the little door covering the petrol cap?
Of course the falling part could've caused damage on the ground, luckily it didn happen.
by Lysexpat
07 Aug 2015, 11:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: A Boeing piece found near Liège.
Replies: 30
Views: 5692

Re: A Boeing piece found near Liège.

Passenger wrote: the aircraft involved should have been taken out of service for repairs soon after 31st July, and this one wasn't.
An aircraft can be despatched with some pieces missing for up to several months. Usually this results in performance and or fuel penalties.
by Lysexpat
02 Aug 2015, 15:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2015
Replies: 1125
Views: 194515

Re: Ryanair in 2015

The inner pane is just like the box of your sunglasses, nothing more nothing less. Protection against scratches and condensation, for passengers comfort.

EDIT: provocative remarks redacted.
by Lysexpat
31 Jul 2015, 21:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Abnormalities in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2015
Replies: 500
Views: 127887

Re: Abnormalities in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2015

Today, SN 515 (OO-SFZ) to Washington was diverted to Pittsburgh: 2015-07-30 SN515 Pittsburgh (PIT) Washington (IAD) 15:57 EDT 15:54 16:21 EDT Scheduled 2015-07-30 SN515 Brussels (BRU) Washington (IAD) 10:15 CEST 11:03 12:55 EDT Diverted to PIT For which reason? Does anyone has an information? Thund...
by Lysexpat
26 Jul 2015, 16:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Diversion of a Transavia flight because of stormy weather
Replies: 40
Views: 5458

Re: Diversion of a Transavia flight because of stormy weather

According to other sources, they had filed both AMS and EIN as alternates, but EIN refused to accept them. http://avherald.com/h?article=489d4c3f&opt=0 They requested EIN first, but EIN didn't accept them. An urgency (pan) call at that time would have forced EIN to accept them. For Inquirer: An urg...
by Lysexpat
26 Jul 2015, 16:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Diversion of a Transavia flight because of stormy weather
Replies: 40
Views: 5458

Re: Abnormalities in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2015

I d love them to exclain how yet another low cost airline doing the same and thus being equally close to catastrophe in less than ideL situations (and equally lucky in my eyes) can help them somehow with that? 2 wrongs never make a right, in my eyes, but okay, it seems it does for others. Bad gener...
by Lysexpat
26 Jul 2015, 15:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Diversion of a Transavia flight because of stormy weather
Replies: 40
Views: 5458

Re: Abnormalities in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2015

Don't be more of a fool than you must. 5 minutes on google found this one from 2004: http://www.ntsb.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/Fuel_Starvation_Cited_As_Cause_of_Cargo_Airplane_Crash.aspx Not to mention the countless G/A crashes due to fuel starvation. This aircraft didn't ran out fuel Jan, they...
by Lysexpat
25 Jul 2015, 20:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Abnormalities in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2015
Replies: 500
Views: 127887

Re: Abnormalities in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2015

The real cause for the divertions is the lack of extra fuel, not the weather.
Time for KRO to make another show! :twisted:
by Lysexpat
20 Jul 2015, 16:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Three Ryanair "emergency" landings in Valencia on same day
Replies: 309
Views: 66780

Re: Three Ryanair "emergency" landings in Valencia on same day

A couple of facts/explanations from a frontliner: - the verdict is clear: Ryanair complies with the existing fuel requirements. - the court states that they could have taken more fuel, this is absolutely correct, but that wouldn't have changed anything. This is how it works: typical diversion fuel M...
by Lysexpat
09 Jul 2015, 19:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1556
Views: 446785

Re: BRU infrastructure: future

A new taxiway, connecting 07L and 07R thresholds??
by Lysexpat
30 Jun 2015, 18:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa CEO: "SN could become part of Eurowings"
Replies: 49
Views: 6802

Re: Lufthansa CEO: "SN could become part of Eurowings"

Some here seem to forget that SN has been kept artificially alive by state aid and loans/guarantees of LH. The only chance to survive is an integration in LH. LH will dictate the rules for such an integration otherwise there will be no integration at all, but whats in a name?
by Lysexpat
20 Jun 2015, 11:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Emirates A380 is in Brussels on Friday 18th Sept 2015
Replies: 73
Views: 13203

Re: Emirates A380 is in Brussels on Friday 18th Sept 2015

C class on the EK 380 is awesome, by far superior to what European carriers offer. I have business friends who prefer a stop in DXB to a direct flight because travelling C class on EK 380 is so comfortable.
by Lysexpat
20 Jun 2015, 11:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Tintin Logo Jet Brussels Airlines (Kuifje)
Replies: 96
Views: 25139

Re: Tintin Logo Jet Brussels Airlines (Kuifje)

Whilst doing walkarounds I often see aircraft docking, I am amazed that the majority of pilots is just looking in front of them without checking the wing clearance.
As HA said: when you pass the airbridge its time to stop, whatever the marshaller or apis say!
by Lysexpat
12 Jun 2015, 17:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2015/2016: latest news, routes, airlines
Replies: 215
Views: 59896

Re: BRU Winter 2015/2016: latest news, routes, airlines

tolipanebas wrote:No that's not what I hinted at: it's a product change on long haul routes which will significantly change the way we do business there and where LH has lead the way.
Premium economy.
by Lysexpat
12 Jun 2015, 15:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Move Brussels Airport to a new place (ask the NIMBY's)
Replies: 49
Views: 9359

Re: Move Brussels Airport to a new place (ask the Nimbies)

Most of those people bought their house knowing that it was close to an airport I agree, we move the airport. As the houses around the old airport wil rise in value, owners will have to pay a 70% tax on this profit. Rents can go up by 50% as well. This tax will then pay for the new airport. Sounds ...
by Lysexpat
12 Jun 2015, 15:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: SN welcomed 15.0% more passengers in May
Replies: 9
Views: 4880

Re: SN welcomed 15.0% more passengers in May

These are simply amazing growth figures, not just in volume, but also in the capacity offered: on a par with many of Europe's most aggressive low cost airlines in fact. They must have been pretty confident to be able to fill all those extra seats offered and it seems they were right indeed. Well do...