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by Mercator
22 Mar 2019, 15:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2019
Replies: 355
Views: 157184

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

by Mercator
25 Apr 2018, 20:54
Forum: Airport & aviation Jobs/Employment/Career
Topic: skeyes (ex-Belgocontrol) ATCO vacancies
Replies: 184
Views: 92213

Re: Belgocontrol ATCO vacancies

You work 25 days a month when there are not enough controllers... That's why they recruit now ;) Otherwise, the basis is 35 hours per week (7 hours/day). If you work more than that, you accumulate overtime hours ("CP hours") and you can have more days off later (much later)... You can work a great d...
by Mercator
15 Mar 2016, 09:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 27/05/2015 Major power failure at Belgocontrol
Replies: 117
Views: 22914

Re: 27/05/2015 Major power failure at Belgocontrol

The telephones failed as well. And do you think a handheld device would have enough power to reach an aircraft 60 NM away ?
There is a lot of redundant equipment at Steenokkerzeel, even backup radios, they just all failed. :roll:
by Mercator
21 Nov 2012, 22:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Charleroi Airport (CRL) latest news 2012
Replies: 202
Views: 61867

Re: Charleroi Airport (CRL) latest news 2012

airazurxtror wrote:There are works in progress at the west of the existing apron - to enlarge it, I presume - but also at the east of the terminal. Is it a new car parking ?
It's an enlargement of the apron on both sides. The western part will open in December.
by Mercator
23 Sep 2010, 08:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2010 Charleroi Airport (CRL) latest news
Replies: 241
Views: 48445

Re: 2010 Charleroi Airport (CRL) latest news

No, the street is not yet open to traffic...
by Mercator
22 Jun 2010, 08:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2010 Charleroi Airport (CRL) latest news
Replies: 241
Views: 48445

Re: 2010 Charleroi Airport (CRL) latest news

There are 12 stands plus 7 remote positions (since several weeks now). However you cannot load or unload passengers on those remote positions. There are 12 Ryanair aircraft based, plus 2 Jetair. Well I think a 13th Ryanair aircraft has been based recently (but I'm not sure) and I have been told they...
by Mercator
08 Oct 2009, 17:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2008-2009 Charleroi Airport (CRL) latest news
Replies: 368
Views: 71480

Re: Charleroi Airport (CRL) latest news

pressman wrote:Two rows can be parked - tail to tail .
No. Or rather, not yet. ;)
For the location of the terminal, well they took the available space within the airport limits.
by Mercator
18 Mar 2009, 13:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2008-2009 Charleroi Airport (CRL) latest news
Replies: 368
Views: 71480

Re: Charleroi Airport (CRL) latest news

Those lines are already on Ryanair website...
by Mercator
27 Jan 2009, 11:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2008-2009 Charleroi Airport (CRL) latest news
Replies: 368
Views: 71480

Re: Charleroi Airport (CRL) latest news

As we can see in the ATIS the CAT III operations have started : EBCI ATIS K 0950Z EBCI INFORMATION EXP VECTORING FOR ILS APPROACH ARR RWY25 DEP RWY25 RSCD RWY25 DAMP TRL FL045 LOW VISIBILITY OPERATION IN PROGRESS 040/6KT VIS 100M RVR RWY25 225M 250M 250M FZFG OVC100FT TMS2 DPMS3 QNH 1013HPA NOSIG CO...
by Mercator
27 Jan 2009, 10:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2008-2009 Charleroi Airport (CRL) latest news
Replies: 368
Views: 71480

Re: Charleroi Airport (CRL) latest news

Apparently Charleroi is now CAT III !
New NOTAM today :
A113/2009
Valid from : 27/01/2009 07:43 Until : 30/04/2009 13:59 EST
Text : ILS RWY 25 CAT III OPERATION CERTIFIED. MINIMA FOR LANDING 200M AND TAKE OFF 150M AVBL
It is good news, because the RVR now is 225 meters... :roll:
by Mercator
04 Sep 2008, 21:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Charleroi's runway extension approved
Replies: 10
Views: 1728

Re: CHARLEROI's runway extension approved

Nowadays some flights, when the wind is not strong enough to use runway 25, ask for runway 07 for their departures (less obstacles in this direction). So it's not very efficient for runway capacity (and also safety) to have departures from runway 07 and arrivals on runway 25 ! Moreover, a runway ext...
by Mercator
12 Oct 2007, 08:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Cancellations and diversions at Belgian airports due to fog
Replies: 9
Views: 2057

EHAM/AMS had a pretty good weather yesterday morning (7 km VIS) but EBLG/LGG was very foggy (about 150 m RVR and ceiling 0 ft).
Even in CATIII operations you have to see something.
by Mercator
12 Oct 2007, 08:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Charleroi : what to expect : new airlines/destinations
Replies: 27
Views: 5728

The minima are : 200 m visibility for take-off, 600 m for landing. André was wrong :roll:
by Mercator
29 Jun 2006, 09:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: What the hell was going on at CRL yesterday? Ryanair? Joke.
Replies: 45
Views: 4297

CRL was not ILS CAT I at that time. The glidepath of the ILS is out of service due to the works north of the runway so it is localizer only approach. So the weather minimas are higher and they need 1200 m visibility and 460 ft ceiling minimum. That's why we got a lot of diversions and cancellations ...
by Mercator
06 Oct 2005, 15:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: National strike in Belgium 07/10 & 10/10
Replies: 33
Views: 4909

For information Charleroi-Brussels South Airport is closed tomorrow. A NOTAM has been published :

A1204/2005
From : 07/10/2005 04:30 Until : 07/10/2005 21:00
Text : AD CLSD DUE TO INDUSTRIAL ACTION
by Mercator
22 Feb 2005, 20:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Bush to Brussels on 21-22 Feb: Disruptions at the airport?
Replies: 51
Views: 7356

Strange, we at EBCI we considered that part of our TMA has become class C!
Anyway tomorrow it's over!
(see you soon on the phone for TMA5 :wink: )