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by MD-11forever
03 Aug 2019, 13:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1498
Views: 325170

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

jan_olieslagers wrote:
03 Aug 2019, 09:44
If they mention "rebooted", that sounds like it is an issue with a computer/server. May I suspect it is a "W_nd_ws" server?
I read on De Standaard that a strap around a suitcase broke off and as a result blocked the bagage system.
by MD-11forever
27 Jun 2019, 13:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 11304

Re: BRU Winter 2019-2020: news, new routes, airlines

Brussels Airlines will operate 5 flights a week to Kigali, instead of 6 (during the last IATA Winter season), from 28 October 2019 to 28 March 2020. The 6 weekly service will be back, from 31 March 2020. I don't think it's related with the arrival of Egyptair, in Rwanda, in April 2019, which now se...
by MD-11forever
26 May 2019, 21:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TUI fly Belgium in 2019
Replies: 160
Views: 36934

Re: TUI fly Belgium in 2019

Is any aircraft AOG? That flight was delayed >5 hours and generally TB had lots of delays yesterday 737MAX rings a bell? Well I thought that they somehow resolved this by getting all the white planes from Smartlynx etc. Don't think so. I just received a notification that my flight to Palermo at the...
by MD-11forever
08 Feb 2019, 16:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 10924

Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

Apologies, I thought these arrived on the 13th.
Thanks for the clarification!
by MD-11forever
08 Feb 2019, 16:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 10924

Re: National strike in Belgium on 13 February 2019

The following flights will operate on Wednesday 13 February 2019: SN1278 Lomé – Accra SN1278 Accra – Brussels SN1482 Toronto – Brussels SN1465 Kigali – Entebbe SN1465 Entebbe – Brussels SN1202 Dakar – Brussels SN1300 Cotonou – Abidjan SN1300 Abidjan - Brussels SN1224 Conakry – Banjul SN1224 Banjul ...
by MD-11forever
08 Feb 2019, 09:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A380 news
Replies: 343
Views: 154725

Re: Airbus A380 news

Qantas has finally cancelled the remaining 8 A380s that it still had on order.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... rs-455581/
by MD-11forever
23 Oct 2018, 16:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2018
Replies: 103
Views: 23706

Re: Lufthansa in 2018

Lufthansa is looking at 787s or additional A350s:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -body-deal

I guess they will not be for SN...
by MD-11forever
02 Oct 2018, 08:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Sunday 7 October 2018: visit Belgocontrol during the 2018 Open Bedrijvendag / Journée Découverte Entreprises
Replies: 8
Views: 1305

Re: Sunday 7 October 2018: visit Belgocontrol during the 2018 Open Bedrijvendag / Journée Découverte Entreprises

Someone any idea whether you can take a camera with you (take pictures) and how long the visit is? Thanks in advance :) I was there last year, and it is indeed allowed to take pictures in the control tower (the training floor indeed). And I can confirm that those 10 minutes lasted like it was 1 min...
by MD-11forever
18 Sep 2018, 14:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2018
Replies: 1406
Views: 235914

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2018

Just one question: Was the Mumbai route making money or losing money? If it was profitable, there was absolutely no reason to axe the route. If the route was loss making, then Herr Spohr might have found a good reason to take it away from SN, given his focus on profits...
by MD-11forever
07 Sep 2018, 15:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 194
Views: 117006

Re: BRU Summer 2019: news, new routes, airlines

Icelandair will increase the amount of flights to Brussels and will start flying with 737 Max 8 Reykjavik Keflavik – Brussels eff 15MAY19 Increase from 5 to 10 weekly, 737 MAX 8 replaces 757-200 A pity from a spotters perspective: So no opportunity anymore to see the beautiful Hekla Aurora or Vatna...
by MD-11forever
03 Aug 2018, 21:24
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 03/08/2018
Replies: 1
Views: 540

Re: BRU 03/08/2018

Just landed at BRU:

VY8990 Privilege Style 757-200 EC-ISY operating the Vueling flight from Barcelona
by MD-11forever
19 Jul 2018, 08:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 747-8 news
Replies: 171
Views: 43294

Re: Boeing 747-8 news

Boeing received a US$3.9 billion contract to build two B747-8s for use as Air Force One by the US president, due to be delivered by December 2024. I might be wrong, but wasn't it the plan to modify two 747-8s that are already built (for Transaero I think) but that are now gathering dust and sand so...
by MD-11forever
09 Jul 2018, 11:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 news
Replies: 1096
Views: 460770

Re: Boeing 787 news

ANA All Nippon Airways to cancel 113 domestic flights operated with B787s between 06-12 July 2018, in order to carry out additional Trent 1000 engine checks. ANA will cancel an additional 176 domestic flights until 22 July to perform mandatory inspections on Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines on its Bo...
by MD-11forever
18 Apr 2018, 11:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 news
Replies: 1096
Views: 460770

Re: Boeing 787 news

The FAA has limited the ETOPS flights of a number of 787 aircraft. In particular, it restricts the planes from operating more than 140 minutes from a diversionary airport, down from 330 minutes currently. It concerns aircraft equipped with the Trent 1000 “package C” engines. It was found that durabi...
by MD-11forever
01 Feb 2018, 15:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 747-8 news
Replies: 171
Views: 43294

Re: Boeing 747-8 news

Who would have thought that: another order for the 747-8. UPS buys 14 additional 747-8Fs, thereby doubling their 2016 order for the 747-8F:

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/ups/u ... eing-767s/
by MD-11forever
24 Jan 2018, 09:16
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?
Replies: 220
Views: 78842

Re: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?

Some reliability issue with the F-35 it seems: Lockheed F-35's Reliability Progress Has Stalled, Pentagon Told (Bloomberg) -- Efforts to improve the reliability of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 are “stagnant,” undercut by problems such as aircraft sitting idle over the last year awaiting spare parts ...
by MD-11forever
23 Jan 2018, 08:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Niki suspends operations, restarts as LaudaMotion, rebranded as Lauda
Replies: 105
Views: 25163

Re: Niki suspends its operations

And it has been decided: Niki Lauda buys back the airline he founded: Air Berlin Creditors Agree to Sell Niki to Lauda Co. (Bloomberg) -- Austrian creditors committee voted unanimously to sell Niki to Laudamotion GmbH, APA reports, citing the airline’s insolvency administrators. Expect Austrian and ...
by MD-11forever
14 Dec 2017, 16:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A320 and A320neo news
Replies: 134
Views: 52171

Re: Airbus A320 and A320neo news

A major win for Airbus: Delta orders 100 A321 NEOs: Delta Chooses Airbus Over Boeing in $12.7 Billion Jet Deal (Bloomberg)  Delta Air Lines Inc. ordered 100 of Airbus SE’s A321neo jetliners, a deal with a list value of $12.7 billion, in a major victory for the European planemaker over Boeing Co. Del...
by MD-11forever
15 Nov 2017, 09:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A320 and A320neo news
Replies: 134
Views: 52171

Re: Airbus A320 and A320neo news

Airbus secured the largest order in its history: 430 aircraft of the A320/321NEOs: Airbus Seals Record 430-Jet Deal to Outshine Boeing in Dubai (Bloomberg) -- Airbus SE announced the biggest commercial-plane deal in its history, securing an order valued at nearly $50 billion for 430 planes from its ...
by MD-11forever
14 Nov 2017, 16:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Bombardier CSeries / Airbus A220 news
Replies: 168
Views: 55552

Re: Bombardier CSeries news

And more good news for the C-Series: EgyptAir buys 12 CS300 aircraft with options for 12 more. Bombardier Lands Second C Series Win After Airbus Backs Jet (Bloomberg) -- Bombardier Inc. is closing in on the second deal for its C Series jet since reaching a landmark agreement with Airbus SE a few wee...