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by Bracebrace
20 Apr 2020, 21:30
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1646
Views: 417021

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

I absolutely do not want to offend you "Bracebrace", not at all the purpose of this post, but we should learn, especially during this nightmare, to show some respect for the elderly. Don't worry, I am by far offended by discussions, I even like such answers. However my experience in general is that...
by Bracebrace
20 Apr 2020, 13:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1646
Views: 417021

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Strong man Davignon leaves the bridge in heavy storm-times, not a good sign.... I try to stay away from SN Brussels discussions, but in my opinion Davignon is still a dinosaur from the old age (pre-Sabena). He is there for his contact list, nothing more. He is the last remaining dinosaur of an old ...
by Bracebrace
12 Apr 2020, 19:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1646
Views: 417021

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

BCAA has already approved exemptions for TO/LDG recency, simulators and other training requirements.

https://mobilit.belgium.be/fr/transport ... oronavirus
by Bracebrace
12 Apr 2020, 17:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2020 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news
Replies: 123
Views: 47467

Re: 2020 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

flightlover wrote: 12 Apr 2020, 16:58The only reason they have more night time activity is because BRU is heavily limited in movements at that time.
You really think freight companies need Brussels? Ok...
by Bracebrace
12 Apr 2020, 13:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2020 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news
Replies: 123
Views: 47467

Re: 2020 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

That would be too specific and only make people focus on details and not the general picture... I don't see a lot of "deep" coordination between Brussels and Liège. Brussels just does what they need to: sequence and hand off to Liège approach. There are controllers in Brussels who really try to help...
by Bracebrace
12 Apr 2020, 11:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2020 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news
Replies: 123
Views: 47467

Re: 2020 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

Just my 2c's: the airport (freight) is working at the edge of their capacity limits which is a fantastic thing compared to 20 years ago. The sustained growth has been incredible. This does create "short term" hickups like fuel problems, de-icing problems, parking spots, even the daily pushback delay...
by Bracebrace
11 Apr 2020, 23:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2020 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news
Replies: 123
Views: 47467

Re: 2020 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

If you look at the sustained growth Liège has established last two decades, I can't understand why people still want to downgrade the airport. Liège has some problems, yes, but I would call them "growing pains" rather than evidence of failure.
by Bracebrace
02 Apr 2020, 10:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 861
Views: 229257

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

Brussels airlines is not a belgian airlines, they can get their help from germany. Now they could argue help is needed for belgian employees, fair, but all sectors are suffering... and just for example, there 2x more dentists than brussels airlines employees Very very strange comparison. Comparing ...
by Bracebrace
31 Mar 2020, 13:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 861
Views: 229257

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

I would be interested to see what kind of conversion they will use. Just some personal thoughts, take them for they are worth: If the conversion weighs 5 tons, that is 50 imaginary passengers you transport every single flight (even on an empty ferryflight). If you look a the B777 freighter, it is a ...
by Bracebrace
21 Mar 2020, 20:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 861
Views: 229257

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

There is already a lot of cooperation between pax airlines and freight business, and many types have been tried before. Between continents their is already a lot of freight transported by passenger airlines. Because these flights have stopped, prices have sky-rocketed, so yes pure freighter airlines...
by Bracebrace
21 Mar 2020, 15:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 861
Views: 229257

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

Yes its seems so hypocritical with whole countries in lockdown yet planes still prancing around with no care, some airlines that had announced drastic route cuts still flying to places that were part of the cut, also airlines from highly infected countries maintainng services to places that have re...
by Bracebrace
19 Mar 2020, 10:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 861
Views: 229257

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

For excemptions, one needs to consult the national authorities (national websites or embassy) to know the exact rules and regulations for entry and exit. This ie is for Cyprus: "It is noted that between 18.00 on 16/3/2020 and 30/4/2020, entry to the Republic of Cyprus will only be granted to individ...
by Bracebrace
15 Mar 2020, 21:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 861
Views: 229257

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

lumumba wrote: 15 Mar 2020, 09:39
Bracebrace wrote: 15 Mar 2020, 08:11
Poiu wrote: 14 Mar 2020, 22:30

Certainly possible and probably imminent on a European level.
Nope, cargo keeps flying (and has to).
It's about passengers flights here...
Define "here"?
Define the rule "only passengers"?

The statement was about European airspace closing... that means closed for everyone.
by Bracebrace
15 Mar 2020, 08:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation
Replies: 861
Views: 229257

Re: Impact of the coronavirus crisis on aviation

Poiu wrote: 14 Mar 2020, 22:30
Conti764 wrote: 14 Mar 2020, 22:07 With more and more countries around the world banning eachothers airlines/civilians, is a general closure of international airspace possible?
Certainly possible and probably imminent on a European level.
Nope, cargo keeps flying (and has to).
by Bracebrace
14 Mar 2020, 19:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: ASL Airlines Belgium news 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 21388

Re: ASL Airlines Belgium news 2020

(from liveblog vrt nws) Alibaba stuurt 2 miljoen mondmaskers naar Europa via Luik Op de luchthaven van Luik is gisteravond een vliegtuig geland met aan boord bijna 500.000 mondmaskers en ander medisch materiaal zoals testkits. Die zijn door de stichtingen van de Chinese internetgigant Alibaba en zij...
by Bracebrace
23 Jan 2020, 15:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 608
Views: 402332

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

Homo Aeroportus wrote: 23 Jan 2020, 14:57 And the A32S has an additional Pax entertainment system during taxi : the "Barking Dog" ;)
The PTU test? :lol: Still on the neo?
by Bracebrace
23 Jan 2020, 14:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 608
Views: 402332

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

That's a good question. Not that familiar with the Airbus besides basic knowledge. If an aircraft is more software based, the testing is easier to do I guess (input - black box - output). But it is true that the A320 platform/architecture will reach a limit some day as well, but it is more adaptable...
by Bracebrace
23 Jan 2020, 10:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 608
Views: 402332

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

What do you mean about the 747-8*? Oops, missed this question. Because these aircraft are cost effective in development because they rely on heritage certification. The development is different, the starting point is "where can we improve", then different people work in one single area, come with a...
by Bracebrace
21 Jan 2020, 20:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 608
Views: 402332

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

All I've said here doesn't mean more protections or better systems should not be made. All I'm saying is that too many cases happened where pilots could have saved the situation. And yes, I was disappointed too when Boeing announced the MAX, I have flown other types than the 737 and since then I re...
by Bracebrace
21 Jan 2020, 15:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 608
Views: 402332

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

TK1951 had a faulty altimeter, which led to the malfunction of the auto throttle (automatic speed control), the pilots were not monitoring the speed, they didn’t notice they were slowing down and the aircraft crashed because it didn’t have enough speed to fly. I believe the similarities are in the ...