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by longwings
22 Feb 2021, 07:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 777 and PW4000 engines
Replies: 13
Views: 702

Re: Boeing 777 and PW4000S

The FAA is ordering the acceleration of fan blade inspections for 777-200s with PW-4000 engines (772A). The accelerated schedule means the inspection is due before next flight for some aircraft, however Boeing has come out with a recommendation that all 772As be grounded before the inspection anyway...
by longwings
13 Feb 2021, 23:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2021
Replies: 67
Views: 10287

Re: Air Belgium in 2021

As an outsider, how should I understand the fact Air Belgium is operating those A330’s for CMA and not owning them ? Is it to keep their cockpit crew “busy”, but not getting any (major) benefit except for invoicing crew cost ? Who is commercialy responsible for those aircraft - selling the cargo sp...
by longwings
07 Feb 2021, 19:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2021
Replies: 67
Views: 10287

Re: Air Belgium in 2021

So of the four A330s that Air Belgium plans to initially add to its fleet, at least two won’t really to the extent that they will have no stake in them whatsoever, providing only crew and related services. Will they really fly out of LGG? I know Ceva can operate out of any airport, that’s kinda the ...
by longwings
30 Jan 2021, 03:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2021
Replies: 67
Views: 10287

Re: Air Belgium in 2021

A330 is the only logical choice for crew commonality purposes. They will be leased unless they received a recent cash infusion and can afford the deposit on owned aircraft. The market for freighters is obviously very tight. Either they have been working on this deal for quite a while, or they will s...
by longwings
26 Jan 2021, 15:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: (Belgian) flight crew commuting to Belgium
Replies: 16
Views: 1652

Re: (Belgian) flight crew commuting to Belgium

I know what you are, you left enough hints above, and I am quite familiar with the world you describe, even if over longer distances... It's never a question of knowledge but oversight. Governments should not and do not trust companies over which they have no oversight. If your employer can square t...
by longwings
26 Jan 2021, 05:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: (Belgian) flight crew commuting to Belgium
Replies: 16
Views: 1652

Re: (Belgian) flight crew commuting to Belgium

And now, if I quarantaine because of my company rules and come back home, I have to quarantaine again and test. So what you are saying is that Belgium should trust the Covid program of a company it has no control over, and has no way to enforce any requirement on, such as providing advance notice w...
by longwings
26 Jan 2021, 04:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2021
Replies: 38
Views: 8320

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2021

I assume these are not all-cargo though. Why not? NH, VS, SK, 3U, UA,.... all fly passenger planes with cargo only to BRU and make money on it (I hope). And even if they do not make a lot of money on it, they keep at least some crew up-to-date in regards of flying hour requirements. UA operates an ...
by longwings
26 Jan 2021, 04:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2021 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news
Replies: 51
Views: 7226

Re: 2021 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

Every integrator has primary and secondary hubs. Typically secondary hubs are either to handle regional traffic (shortening distance flown/driven) or to serve only the largest destinations and relieve the primary hubs - sometimes a combination of both. LGG and CGN are 150 km away from each other ! ...
by longwings
24 Jan 2021, 22:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2021 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news
Replies: 51
Views: 7226

Re: 2021 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

Good summary with some numbers "in 2020, FedEx made up 27% of LGG's volume" https://www.cargoforwarder.eu/2021/01/24/lgg-s-diversification-strategy-may-absorb-fedex-job-axing/ But I still dont get it You need a whole network or the design falls appart no ? Keeping "a few" destin...
by longwings
23 Jan 2021, 20:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2021 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news
Replies: 51
Views: 7226

Re: 2021 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

Aéroports de Paris (which operates CDG and Orly) owns 25% of Liège Airport. Conflict of interest in the FedEx issue? Conflict of interests how? Did the ADP board members somehow block measures that would have benefited FedEx? Did they gain confidential information about airport charges and the like...
by longwings
23 Jan 2021, 05:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2021 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news
Replies: 51
Views: 7226

Re: 2021 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

I wonder what these integration issues FedEx is complaining about are. If they are still experiencing significant difficulties absorbing TNT into FedEx 5 years after the acquisition, I wouldn’t fault FedEx for looking for a different solution, such as moving more volume to an unaffected platform. CD...
by longwings
10 Dec 2020, 04:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2020-2021: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 123
Views: 62794

Re: BRU Winter 2020-2021: news, new routes, airlines

I don't understand who takes this flights it's still forbidden to go to the USA? Not a total ban. Diplomats, air and ocean crews, dual-citizens and those citizen of one and legal resident of the other side of the Atlantic can travel. Waivers are also granted on multiple grounds, e.g. compassionate ...
by longwings
28 Nov 2020, 03:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: DHL A300-600 rejects takeoff above V1 due to difficulties becoming airborne
Replies: 27
Views: 1998

Re: Anomalies in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2020

In this case I suspect that the takeoff was not field length limited (25R is roughly 3600m long), rather obstacle limited and thus the V1 definition is more likely to be the second one. In that case, you can technically abort the takeoff after 'V1', yet still stop before you run out of runway. At m...
by longwings
28 Nov 2020, 03:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1738
Views: 472179

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Once again there is no crew operating the out outbound flight AND the inbound flight right after. I m an insider by the way. I don't think anyone is arguing single-crew op when the plane does a same-day turn. But if you take BRU-ACC-LFW or BRU-EBB-BJM as example, with the plane on the ground for 20...
by longwings
27 Nov 2020, 02:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1738
Views: 472179

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

My point was that, you have days with 6 long haul flights a day (saturday's) and plenty of connecting flight, and day with one single flight. There is just a problem with the use of the fleet. The demand is low (thank you sn26567 I didn't know :roll: ) but it doesn't mean that you can't split the p...
by longwings
11 Nov 2020, 06:36
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Why no aircraft visible on Google Earth?
Replies: 14
Views: 24538

Re: Why no aircraft visible on Google Earth?

But why only at Brussels airport? 1. Google is experimenting with an algorithm to remove moving objects from Google Maps (don't ask me why they think it is a good idea) 2. It isn't perfect and it shows even at BRU, it is inaccurate to state there are no aircraft at all, though none at the gates ind...
by longwings
26 Jul 2020, 18:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Breaking: BRU obtains US border preclearance station status
Replies: 21
Views: 5656

Re: Breaking: BRU obtains US border preclearance station status

As for regular travellers, the article correctly points to schemes like Global Entry and the fact that the immigration lines for Americans are not that long in the US. Such a traveller will not see an added benefit in a longer connection or having to be earlier at the airport. Overall, it will be s...
by longwings
23 Jul 2020, 03:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Breaking: BRU obtains US border preclearance station status
Replies: 21
Views: 5656

Re: Breaking: BRU obtains US border preclearance station status

The conclusion was (don't if it still applies) that pre-clearance makes sense if you don't have too many flights to the US as the amount of passngers that needs to be cleared can be so high that you've to take into account another hour as the passenger needs to eb cleared before boarding the aircra...
by longwings
30 Jun 2020, 18:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1738
Views: 472179

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

OO-SFG left BRU half an hour ago as SN1303 bound for ROB. There is an other SN flight en route to FIH... SN1357 OO-SFE (333) is doing 2 x Kinshasa SN1357/SN1358: on 29th June and on 1st July: AFAIK, these are cargo-only flights using passenger aircraft. Scheduled passenger service to Africa has not...
by longwings
14 May 2020, 22:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1738
Views: 472179

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

When do we expect to see an official list of destinations being dropped? There are two ways to draw such a list. Either do a profitability analysis of each destination and cut the ones deemed not viable in the short-to-mid term then make changes to the fleet; or start by setting fleet-wide financial...