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by BigJets
18 May 2020, 14:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1577
Views: 352688

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Brussels Airlines's plan is to reduce the total amount of early morning arrivals into Brussels (the so-called nightstop-reduction), and to let its African fleet depart later. In my opinion, this is NEVER going to work. Indeed, that is not a good idea to cancel the night stops, first of all for the ...
by BigJets
18 May 2020, 13:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1577
Views: 352688

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

On that part of BigJets' post, you have got a point. But I remember that in the last years of sabena's life, it was considered to delocate pilots to Luxembourg (to save on taxes and social contributions, I presume). I don't know if 25 years later, that would still be advantageous (and legal) Yes, i...
by BigJets
18 May 2020, 11:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1577
Views: 352688

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

You couldn’t be more wrong! Social contributions in France are a lot higher than in Belgium, around 30% for employees and 40% for employers. Part of the social contributions are not even deductible from the gross income, so pilots pay 45% tax on part of the social contributions. And before anyone b...
by BigJets
18 May 2020, 11:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1577
Views: 352688

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Fully agree as well. Unfortunately, I don't see that happening anytime soon... On the contrary. I'm afraid Belgium is going to become even less "interesting" than before Covid :? Yes indeed. Unfortunately it certainly looks like it won't happen anytime soon. This could be a great opportunity to thi...
by BigJets
18 May 2020, 11:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1577
Views: 352688

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Ansett wrote:
18 May 2020, 10:22
Very well said ! Fully agree !!! 👍
Thanks Ansett
by BigJets
18 May 2020, 09:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1577
Views: 352688

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Captain BASIC salary at KLM: 11000€ before tax Captain TOP salary intended by management after Covid at SN: 5000€ BEFORE!!! tax Oh yes, retirement age in Belgium = 65 KLM? Full retirement at 60 (when they do not force you earlier out with plenty of money - and when it's the case, they work as freel...
by BigJets
06 May 2020, 09:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1577
Views: 352688

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Here is perhaps some insight into what's happening. Feel free to comment if you agree or disagree: It's important to remember that the Belgian government does not care about Brussels Airlines or about aviation in Belgium. All that each politician cares about is themselves and your votes to boost the...
by BigJets
30 Mar 2019, 00:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Kalitta 747-400 Dumping fuel
Replies: 32
Views: 4537

Re: Kalitta 747-400 Dumping fuel

The 747 landed on runway 08L at Leipzig, came to a stand still on the runway and waited for fire services to inspect the engine. The aircraft is now cleared to proceed to it's assigned parking position
by BigJets
29 Mar 2019, 23:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Kalitta 747-400 Dumping fuel
Replies: 32
Views: 4537

Re: Kalitta 747-400 Dumping fuel

Break time for the crew, autopilot - engaged :)
by BigJets
29 Mar 2019, 22:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Kalitta 747-400 Dumping fuel
Replies: 32
Views: 4537

Re: Kalitta 747-400 Dumping fuel

Luchtzak, you're right, the Kalitta levelled at 7,000 feet. What I mean is that only about 10% of all birdstrikes are above 3,500 feet altitude and the explosions occurred at around 5 to 6,000 feet.
The aircraft is now on it's way to Brussels
by BigJets
29 Mar 2019, 22:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Kalitta 747-400 Dumping fuel
Replies: 32
Views: 4537

Re: Kalitta 747-400 Dumping fuel

Meise, Merchtem, Opwijk as it was climbing out. The engine was shut down around Opwijk when the explosions stopped. It shows similarities to a birdstrike however the aircraft was already quite high, although not impossible for it to still be a birdstrike it might indicate that something else may be ...
by BigJets
29 Mar 2019, 22:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Kalitta 747-400 Dumping fuel
Replies: 32
Views: 4537

Re: Kalitta 747-400 Dumping fuel

the aircraft is holding (fuel dumping) in front of the Belgian coast over the north sea
by BigJets
29 Mar 2019, 22:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Kalitta 747-400 Dumping fuel
Replies: 32
Views: 4537

Kalitta 747-400 Dumping fuel

Kalitta 747-400 N740CK is dumping fuel at this moment. I heard multiple successive explosions as the aircraft past overhead.
by BigJets
18 Apr 2018, 16:48
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 19/04/2018 - Emirates A380
Replies: 19
Views: 3540

Re: BRU 19/04/2018

Emirates A380 flight EK 183 landing in Brussels expected tomorrow Thursday April 19 at 13:25 Local Time, departure (as speedbird1 mentioned) is at 16:55 Local Time. The a/c is scheduled to be A6-EUG "Real Madrid"
by BigJets
18 Jun 2015, 23:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Paris Air Show 2015 (Salon International du Bourget)
Replies: 42
Views: 9499

Re: Paris Air Show 2015 (Salon International du Bourget)

There's an additional order from Philippine Airlines for 2 additional Boeing 777-300ER's through Intrepid Aviation (Leasing). It will be the 7th and 8th Boeing 777-300ER in the PAL fleet. Deliveries are expected in the last quarter of 2016 and the first half of 2017. An announcement will also be mad...
by BigJets
23 Oct 2014, 17:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Abnormalities in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2014
Replies: 482
Views: 150128

Re: Abnormalities in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2014

Burning fuel to weigh lighter to land can not be the problem anymore. He's been circling for too long. He should be able to land right now. There must be another problem.

He's finally coming in to land now.
by BigJets
23 Oct 2014, 16:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Abnormalities in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2014
Replies: 482
Views: 150128

23/10/14 US Airways 757 in trouble over BRU? 23/10/14

Today's US Airways Brussels-Philadelphia Boeing 757 flight was over the Atlantic and has turned back. At this moment he has been holding for at least 16 times, circling southwest of the city of Aalst.
Does anyone know what's happening? Technical, a passenger with fever or other reason?
by BigJets
08 Oct 2014, 10:42
Forum: Sell/buy/trade your hobby stuff
Topic: Aviation Fair Brussels NEXT Saturday 11 october 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 3897

Aviation Fair Brussels this Saturday 11 october

Thanks stratofreighter, I will look into it.
by BigJets
02 Oct 2014, 00:34
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Subsidies to Belgian airlines
Replies: 38
Views: 11062

Subsidies to Belgian airlines, a joke?

It's very clever of the Belgian government to give subsidies DIRECTLY to the airlines concerned, knowing very well that the European Commission would not allow it and force the airlines to refund the money. This way the government can not say that they didn't do anything while at the same time the m...