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by MD-11forever
23 Oct 2018, 16:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa in 2018
Replies: 96
Views: 17352

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: 969

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: 1291
Views: 181483

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: 79
Views: 14472

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: 379

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: 39549

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: 1084
Views: 441253

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: 1084
Views: 441253

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: 39549

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:

http://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: 69175

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
Replies: 83
Views: 16029

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: 111
Views: 39549

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: 111
Views: 39549

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: 152
Views: 45255

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...
by MD-11forever
02 Nov 2017, 14:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Bombardier CSeries / Airbus A220 news
Replies: 152
Views: 45255

Re: Bombardier CSeries news

And finally some good news for the C-series: a LoI for 31 aircraft and 30 options from a European airline. I wonder who that will be. Along with its third quarter results, Bombardier announced that a European customer has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for up to 61 C Series, including 31 firm aircr...
by MD-11forever
24 Oct 2017, 09:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus taking over C Series from Bombardier
Replies: 11
Views: 1655

Re: Airbus taking over C Series from Bombardier

Well, given the dire financial position of Bombardier, I suppose they would not have the money to develop the CS500 anyway. On the other hand, an interesting rumour: Boeing Is Said to Have Walked Away From C Series Deal: Globe (Bloomberg) -- Boeing and Bombardier were closing in on a deal for Boeing...
by MD-11forever
17 Oct 2017, 09:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Bombardier CSeries / Airbus A220 news
Replies: 152
Views: 45255

Re: Bombardier CSeries news

Airbus Snaps Up Bombardier's C Series in New Challenge to Boeing (Bloomberg) -- Airbus SE agreed to acquire a majority stake in Bombardier Inc.’s C Series jetliner program and will start assembling them in the U.S., vaulting a technologically advanced but slow-selling plane onto the front lines of ...
by MD-11forever
09 Oct 2017, 16:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Abnormalities in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2017
Replies: 435
Views: 87536

Re: Abnormalities in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2017

sn26567 wrote:
09 Oct 2017, 16:30
Passenger wrote:
09 Oct 2017, 14:00
TK-1945 Istanbul (SAW) to Brussels (BRU) diverted to Vienna this morning.
FR24 mentions an A320, but Austrian media say it's an A321, and their picture shows an A321. Who is right?
If that picture is correct, it's even an A330.
by MD-11forever
27 Sep 2017, 10:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Bombardier CSeries / Airbus A220 news
Replies: 152
Views: 45255

Re: Bombardier CSeries news

Troubles for the C-series in the US as the U.S. Commerce Department imposes an import tariff of 220 percent. If confirmed by the U.S. International Trade Commission next year, this might put the large Delta order in jeopardy. Bombardier's $6 Billion Jet Takes Hit as Boeing Wins U.S. Duties (Bloomber...
by MD-11forever
18 Sep 2017, 13:00
Forum: Français - Nederlands - Deutsch
Topic: Belgocontrol opendeurdag
Replies: 4
Views: 1694

Re: Belgocontrol opendeurdag

I pushed the "register" button at 10:00:00 sharp and had no problem to book my ticket.
I will be joining the 10h20 tour that goes to the air traffic control tower.
And no, I have no connections that helped me to get the ticket, I was just lucky I guess...