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by jan_olieslagers
25 Sep 2019, 19:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)
Replies: 403
Views: 267842

Re: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)

No they're not. For me at least, with my rather restrictive browser settings.
by jan_olieslagers
25 Sep 2019, 19:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)
Replies: 403
Views: 267842

Re: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)

Am I the only one to see three empty postings from "luchtzak" in a row?
by jan_olieslagers
23 Sep 2019, 08:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The Thomas Cook bankruptcy and its aftermath
Replies: 134
Views: 41227

Re: Consequences of the looming Thomas Cook bankruptcy on Brussels Airlines

If Thomas Cook Belgium is failing, no doubt this will badly affect SN's future figures. Like as not. But, as yet, officially, only the British branch discontinued operations. Belgian operations continue to run, sales offices ("shops") are open. And I heard media reports of a prospect of the German ...
by jan_olieslagers
21 Sep 2019, 19:46
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: ANR 21/09/2019
Replies: 5
Views: 962

Re: ANR 21/09/2019

That might be interesting or not, depending on your house's location ;) Timbuktu?
by jan_olieslagers
21 Sep 2019, 18:17
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Temp in baggage hold
Replies: 5
Views: 5289

Re: Temp in bagage hold

Will depend much on altitude. Besides, why ask for an "average"? Explaining the question might help in getting useful answers.
by jan_olieslagers
21 Sep 2019, 18:05
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: ANR 21/09/2019
Replies: 5
Views: 962

Re: ANR 21/09/2019

Probably related to the open-doors/fly-in at nearby EBBT Brasschaat. NB what makes you consider them "stunt"-fliers? Aviators would rather term them "aerobatics". But at a wild guess it may as well have been the PA-28 team from EBUL Ursel - not aerobatic at all, but very impressive in their high-pre...
by jan_olieslagers
21 Sep 2019, 17:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 414968

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

a national airline
Forget about "national airlines" aka "flag carriers". That's a concept from the 20th century - today's world works differently.
by jan_olieslagers
17 Sep 2019, 21:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Antwerp in 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 203674

Re: Air Antwerp in 2019

:) "Bolleke" is absutely excellent, only it would face us with a problem if ever a second machine joins the fleet. That would almost unavoidably have to become "Fluitje" but I can sense from afar some potential objections there ;) "Heel het leven wordt een lolleke met een fluitje of een bolleke" dix...
by jan_olieslagers
16 Sep 2019, 20:28
Forum: Airport & aviation Jobs/Employment/Career
Topic: ATCO at Eurocontrol
Replies: 3
Views: 4480

Re: ATCO at Eurocontrol

The need must be serious: there were posters and flyers to the same point at my airfield in Hasselt - not too far from Mestrich, of course. I cannot help wondering how the MUAC working environment compares to Brussels Tower: perhaps along the lines of less pay but still quite good, better organisati...
by jan_olieslagers
15 Sep 2019, 14:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: KLM to replace one of their five daily flights to BRU by a train connection between Brussels (railway stations) and AMS
Replies: 21
Views: 2307

Re: KLM to replace one of their five daily flights to BRU by a train connection between Brussels (railway stations) and

That makes sense, thanks. Yet it seems to me that there are less and less potential passengers so poorly informed, given the www and its thousand search engines. So that I can well imagine these AMS-BRU flights to be further reduced, like as not even to zero. As you stated before: the slots can be p...
by jan_olieslagers
15 Sep 2019, 13:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: KLM to replace one of their five daily flights to BRU by a train connection between Brussels (railway stations) and AMS
Replies: 21
Views: 2307

Re: KLM to replace one of their five daily flights to BRU by a train connection between Brussels (railway stations) and

((and even further off-topic)): the train does not "return in the opposite direction". If it entered from the South, i.e. from L36, it normally departs northbound, to turn over the Diabolo and join L26 southbound. Avoiding change of direction is an important time-saver; this Diabolo is well thought ...
by jan_olieslagers
15 Sep 2019, 10:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: KLM to replace one of their five daily flights to BRU by a train connection between Brussels (railway stations) and AMS
Replies: 21
Views: 2307

Re: KLM to replace one of their five daily flights to BRU by a train connection between Brussels (railway stations) and

That is really a missed opportunity for the future. There are still a lot of people on long haul or even short haul who are taking a connection flight to AMS. They now have to take a train first to a Brussels train station and from there to AMS. That is not clear to me: if ever I am to travel on an...
by jan_olieslagers
14 Sep 2019, 10:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: KLM to replace one of their five daily flights to BRU by a train connection between Brussels (railway stations) and AMS
Replies: 21
Views: 2307

Re: KLM to replace one of their five daily flights to BRU by a train connection between Brussels (railway stations) and

In meantime, the NS is testing the new ordered Intercity New Generation trains. They will come into service in 2021. Also those new trains will be used between Schiphol and Brussels Airport and will replace the Thalys. No. ICNG are to replace the current "Benelux"trains, hauled by Traxx locomotives...
by jan_olieslagers
13 Sep 2019, 20:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1622
Views: 533638

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

Turn towards Brussels would end up either in the North-South tunnel, which is totally saturated, or on line 26 (the one that bypasses Brussels centre on the east side) which is also nearing saturation with the recent additions for GEN/RER. You'd be surprised how full the railways around Brussels are...
by jan_olieslagers
13 Sep 2019, 19:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1622
Views: 533638

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

Infrabel and certainly NMBS doesn't have the funds for that. Precisely. Better is to make from Brussels Airport train station a serious train station. With the needed tracks and higher frequencies. Connected with important cities in Belgium and with our neighbour countries The present utilisation i...
by jan_olieslagers
13 Sep 2019, 12:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news
Replies: 171
Views: 78244

Re: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news

Don't think VFR - think diamond trade. I've always said this and I still cling to it: this airport does not stand a chance as "just another airport", it is indeed too near the big ones that are very well connected by rail and road. Only as a specialised business airport can it have an effective role...
by jan_olieslagers
12 Sep 2019, 18:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news
Replies: 171
Views: 78244

Re: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news

Wasn't there at one time an intention/plan/dream for a "diamond express" Antwerp-TelAviv-Delhi? To be operated with SSJ-200, one of the rare types with sufficient range, yet able to use that shortish runway?
by jan_olieslagers
12 Sep 2019, 09:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news
Replies: 171
Views: 78244

Re: 2019 Antwerp Airport (ANR/EBAW) latest news

They went bankrupt when they tried to launch other routes than ANR-LCY, and when the management of the LCY route was taken over. VLM operated the route under its own control for many years, with up to 5 flights per day.
by jan_olieslagers
01 Sep 2019, 12:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 1229
Views: 414968

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Insulting people is rarely a good way to improve their tempers, or their intentions.