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by Poiu
21 Oct 2019, 19:17
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Cruise speed vs top of descent
Replies: 13
Views: 588

Re: Cruise speed vs top of descent

In fact it is the angle of descent and not the rate which is what you are after. Aircraft have an optimum glide speed, which depending upon weight, is around 200-220kts for a 737/320. The closer to that speed, the shallower the descent, so reducing the speed will bring the top of descent forward. Th...
by Poiu
21 Oct 2019, 18:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Anomalies in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 138429

Re: Anomalies in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2019

Exactly at the time OO-JEB had to land at ANR, OO-JEM departed without any problem from ANR to ALC. I live in crow flight not even 5 km from the aerodrome but did not see any fog at all. Strange :o :roll: :lol: It is clear you don’t have a clue about the definition of take off and landing minima! N...
by Poiu
20 Oct 2019, 06:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Anomalies in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 138429

Re: Anomalies in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2019

I am surprised nobody talk about the reliability of Airbus A330... In 2018 SFM had been the most reliable! It was the oldest one. We had that discussion before in this topic, can you clarify how you measure that reliability? I am not the author of this publication. I was just referring to it to sho...
by Poiu
19 Oct 2019, 18:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Anomalies in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 138429

Re: Anomalies in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2019

Bel33 wrote:
19 Oct 2019, 10:27
I am surprised nobody talk about the reliability of Airbus A330... In 2018 SFM had been the most reliable! It was the oldest one.
We had that discussion before in this topic, can you clarify how you measure that reliability?
by Poiu
13 Oct 2019, 04:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 965
Views: 258382

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

The impact of Wamos taking over Neckermann is not completely clear yet, but at least there is hope that they will take over some Thomas Cook business. Wamos have an ultra low cost airline branch, so either SN will have to offer very cheap flights either they will operate the flights themselves by f...
by Poiu
04 Oct 2019, 19:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air navigation service provider skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 679
Views: 75800

Re: Social actions at air navigation service provider skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions

SR20 wrote:
04 Oct 2019, 16:26
Phoenixx wrote:
04 Oct 2019, 14:56
Can you imagine our excitement thinking of working under this CEO for another term?
Dominique Leroy, former Proximus CEO, is available, isn't she ? :D :D
Not for a Skyes salary!
by Poiu
26 Sep 2019, 18:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Thomas Cook ceases trading; UK CAA launches giant programme to fly its customers home
Replies: 114
Views: 12904

Re: Thomas Cook ceases trading; UK CAA launches giant programme to fly its customers home

Brussels Airlines, forced to cancel 105 “Thomas Cook” flights in October, offers 20% discount to sunny holiday destinations https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/lufthansa-group/brussels-airlines/forced-to-cancel-105-thomas-cook-flights-in-october-offers-20-discount-to-sunny-holiday-destinations/ The ...
by Poiu
22 Sep 2019, 10:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 965
Views: 258382

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

I am not an expert in management but can it be a plan of LH waiting to see SN going bust and then refill the open slots by their own aircraft based in Brussels?? Cause in the end, they got SN for very cheap money. SN was virtually bankrupt, it may have been cheap money, but cheap money for somethin...
by Poiu
15 Sep 2019, 09:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: KLM to replace one of their five daily flights to BRU by a train connection between Brussels (railway stations) and AMS
Replies: 21
Views: 1147

Re: KLM to replace one of their five daily flights to BRU by a train connection between Brussels (railway stations) to A

That is really a missed opportunity for the future. There are still a lot of people on long haul or even short haul who are taking a connection flight to AMS. They now have to take a train first to a Brussels train station and from there to AMS. They will lose more pax with it. They should link dir...
by Poiu
10 Sep 2019, 12:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: IndiGo lowering brake temperature using cardboard
Replies: 1
Views: 627

Re: IndiGo lowering brake temperature using cardboard

Blowing air over hot brakes is not a strange procedure at all, doing it with a piece of cardboard is a bit weird indeed. Not worth a separate topic though, monday morning smile is perfect for things like this.
by Poiu
07 Sep 2019, 17:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2019
Replies: 142
Views: 64457

Re: Lufthansa in 2019

sn-remember wrote:
07 Sep 2019, 14:02
If it can run profitably (like Air Mauritius do) its' a double win
OFF topic, but Air Mauritius is not profitable at all, the are in fact struggling to survive.
by Poiu
02 Sep 2019, 19:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100 news
Replies: 202
Views: 83756

Re: Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100 news

sn26567 wrote:
02 Sep 2019, 16:21
Aeroflot says the contract to acquire 100 SSJ100s is in the final stages, with the first batch of ten expected by 2019 end, and remainder through 2026.
Probably a good deal, buy 1 get 2 backups for free, operational resilience guaranteed!
by Poiu
02 Sep 2019, 11:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Norwegian in 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 16960

Re: Norwegian in 2019

"Unable to pay back" is a wrong summary. If you say so... Not paying back a bond is not something you would do if there are other options as it will affect your credit rating in a very bad way. Norwegian’s credit rating is already that bad that credit card companies are holding back payments. To by...
by Poiu
02 Sep 2019, 10:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Norwegian in 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 16960

Re: Norwegian in 2019

Norwegian’s financial turnaround moves in the right direction: Increased revenue and reduced cost : https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/norwegian-air-shuttle/norwegians-financial-turnaround-moves-in-the-right-direction-increased-revenue-and-reduced-cost/ The actual report paints a completely differe...
by Poiu
01 Sep 2019, 23:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 965
Views: 258382

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

I am not trying to put a delay tag on a specific aircraft. I only take note that FR24 recorded that a flight had an ATD of so much. If this is a delay compared to the STD, then I register it as such (if it exceeds 1 hour). Without putting the blame on a given aircraft. That is not what you wrote......
by Poiu
01 Sep 2019, 21:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 965
Views: 258382

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

" You don't talk if you don't know, and you don't know if you don't measure ". But what did you measure?? I think you’re not using the correct tool to measure. If SFB, supposed to operate IAD at 1000 is AOG and replaced by SFF, which lands from a previous flight at 1100 and departs for IAD at 1200,...
by Poiu
31 Aug 2019, 18:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 965
Views: 258382

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

We clearly have a different option, nice to have a civilised discussions with you though! Time will tell, but I think consolidation is the way to go, concentrate on what is viable and try to grow again,slowly, once the recession has past. Economists are not good at predicting, indeed, but there are ...
by Poiu
31 Aug 2019, 17:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 965
Views: 258382

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Growth is still needed even when you want to cut costs. Even investments are needed. Better to have some red figures but to invest in planes and new destinations than only cut costs and doing nothing. On this way you lose market. Growth, unsustainable growth to be more precise, is exactly what we h...
by Poiu
31 Aug 2019, 11:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 965
Views: 258382

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

This is not looking too well. The company i worked for was the same and ended up in a defunct airline. What is the reason(s)of all these lately cancellations?? Resources are stretched to an absolute maximum, as soon as a little thing goes wrong you get a domino effect. This makes you wonder how rea...
by Poiu
25 Aug 2019, 23:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 965
Views: 258382

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

SN has to deliver long haul planes to Euro wings but who is helping SN? There is none so deaf as those who don’t want to hear! -the EW ACMI agreement is one of the only profitable areas at SN! -Long haul is only marginally profitable because resources are stretched to an absolute maximum. Building ...