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by Omychron
09 Jun 2017, 08:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 06/06/2017 power failure at Belgocontrol
Replies: 17
Views: 3711

Re: 06/06/2017 power failure at Belgocontrol

We all know it's typical for Belgians to complain, especially on our own systems. Of course there is room for improvement but the above post is really exaggerated: - "one of the poorest in Europe": Have you ever flown in Italy, Spain, Greece? - "delaying vectors vs holding": I prefer delaying vecto...
by Omychron
08 Jun 2017, 07:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 06/06/2017 power failure at Belgocontrol
Replies: 17
Views: 3711

Re: 06/06/2017 power failure at Belgocontrol

When are they going to change? This ATC provider is one of the poorest of Europe: has any pilot ever received an expected approach time when coming into BRU? At peak times they sometimes vector you miles and miles away at low altitude (like if they forgot that holding patterns exist), noone knows w...
by Omychron
19 Feb 2017, 12:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Low cost airlines all scaling back at BRU
Replies: 49
Views: 7747

Re: Low cost airlines all scaling back at BRU

Indeed. Surely the current SN, in it's size and business model, is more impacted than a bigger player by the fuel cost. If most airlines can more or less benefit from a low fuel context, it would be interesting to read some figures. I believe this is a wrong interpretation of what jan meant, tavell...
by Omychron
16 Sep 2016, 14:25
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Noise abatement by reducing power just after take-off
Replies: 3
Views: 1793

Re: Noise abatement by reducing power just after take-off

HA explained quite well. By the way, it is perfectly possible that you will notice an increase of thrust at 1700ft. This is because take-off thrust at lower weights is sometimes so low (long runway available at BRU), that the "climb thrust" mentioned in the AIP is actually higher, resulting in an in...
by Omychron
09 Sep 2016, 08:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1651
Views: 543696

Re: BRU infrastructure: future

Apron 4 is now most of the time empty and can be completely used for LCC operations. That's the area you see on your right when you drive towards the airport, right? I've been bussed to those positions and it's a 10 min bus ride away from the terminal at least! Low cost airlines will hate it when t...
by Omychron
07 Sep 2016, 08:06
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Aircraft dying of old age?!
Replies: 5
Views: 3476

Re: Aircraft dying of old age?!

There's just no demand for A340's.
As an example, take Lourdes airport. Probably about 30 A340's lined up next to the runway, not being used.
There are probably plenty of airports like that!
by Omychron
22 Aug 2016, 23:38
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Aviation Headset
Replies: 4
Views: 2055

Re: Aviation Headset

The Bose A20 is nice, use it at work too. Keep in mind it is really quite heavy, a problem you don't have with in-ears. Also, the "hinge" on top isn't covered well with the soft padding, resulting in a painful spot on the top of your head after a few hours. Only an issue if you use it that long, off...
by Omychron
22 Aug 2016, 23:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3970
Views: 1418405

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

sn26567 wrote:
DeltaWiskey wrote:The only thing that may be worth mentioning is that majority of the A330 leases expire between Q4 '17 and Q4 '18.
You seem to be in a hurry: isn't it rather between Q4 '18 and Q4 '19 ?
A typo probably?
According to the mail, first delivery should be around the end of 2018.
by Omychron
08 May 2016, 11:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3970
Views: 1418405

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

First of all, thanks you very much but i know it's out of the fleet. The plane was ferried TODAY and indeed it was headed to the UK. On flight radar it was stating that it was going to abu dhabi, as i wrote in my previous post it was a mistake from flight radar. The reason was that the flight numbe...
by Omychron
22 Mar 2016, 12:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Terror attacks: explosions in the departure hall of Brussels Airport!
Replies: 447
Views: 65905

Re: Explosions in the Departure Hall of Brussels Airport!

Can the crews operating in and out of BRU share how they are experiencing the chaos? Diversions, etc... Why are so many flights choosing to divert to OST when CRL is much more convenient? Are FR flights diverting/operating from CRL? What operational decisions are being made for the short-term opera...
by Omychron
22 Mar 2016, 08:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Terror attacks: explosions in the departure hall of Brussels Airport!
Replies: 447
Views: 65905

Re: Explosions ar BRU?

Just heard interview on Radio 1.
2 explosions in departure hall, interviewee mentioned a lot of broken glass.
by Omychron
18 Mar 2016, 22:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3970
Views: 1418405

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

We will find out soon, I guess. One thing is for sure: there is a lot of very positive news pending, based on the shortlist from above. The title of most dynamic airline in Belgium is already theirs(!). Most dynamic? Are you kidding me? Have you seen what an evolution JAF has made over the last 4 y...
by Omychron
18 Dec 2015, 09:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Jet Airways out of Brussels
Replies: 455
Views: 119127

Re: Jet Airways out of Brussels

Also, apparently Air India is looking into taking over the route to Mumbai. *A very effectively taking over Jet Airways' former destinations!
by Omychron
18 Dec 2015, 08:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Jet Airways out of Brussels
Replies: 455
Views: 119127

Re: Jet Airways out of Brussels

Tonight I attended a dinner where I sat at the same table as a member of the management of Belgocontrol. He told me, without saying that it was confidential, that Brussels Airlines would start flying Brussels-Delhi after Jet Airways would move their hub to Amsterdam. Wait and see. ... Not saying an...
by Omychron
14 Oct 2015, 02:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines too noisy at Stockholm Bromma Airport
Replies: 37
Views: 6558

Re: Brussels Airlines too noisy at Stockholm Bromma Airport

Actually, what i'm thinking is that all the route now operated with the Avro's exepted Bromma, Florence, Strasbourg, Birmingham will be gradually replaced with A319/A320... Looking at their arrivals/departures tables, It seems there is no problem for A319/A320 in Florence, Strasbourg and Birmingham...
by Omychron
14 Oct 2015, 02:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines too noisy at Stockholm Bromma Airport
Replies: 37
Views: 6558

Re: Brussels Airlines too noisy at Stockholm Bromma Airport

Flying with airbrake and thrust simultaneously is absurd in times where everything we do fuel-wise is scrutinised, trying to save every last drop Imagine, if you fly a low vis approach, does the 1000ft call ring a bell to you? Yes ofcourse, it's ; Airbrake OUT, exactly because you want a higher thr...
by Omychron
12 Oct 2015, 17:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines too noisy at Stockholm Bromma Airport
Replies: 37
Views: 6558

Re: Brussels Airlines too noisy at Stockholm Bromma Airport

To answer the technical aspect: On the Avro RJ, the tail cone opens up to act as air brake. It allows pilots to come in for an approach with more drag and resulting higher thrust setting. When the thrust is taken out during the landing touchdown, the airbrakes help the aircraft slow down faster, bu...
by Omychron
20 May 2015, 15:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Did Brussels Airlines hire 20 Lufthansa student pilots?
Replies: 58
Views: 12221

Re: Did Brussels Airlines hire 20 Lufthansa student pilots?

And even if so, with what mindset are fritz und anja gonna sit up front knowing that they'll be sacrificed in 2 years? Don't tell me that with 1800 hours A320 right seat the world is your oyster Your comments make little to no sense, and to me prove a bit of ignorance regarding aviation jobs and th...
by Omychron
27 Jan 2014, 23:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3970
Views: 1418405

Re: Replacement of Brussels Airlines' Boeing & Avro RJ fleet

Just seen on the BRU airport website that SN is recruiting some FO and Captain for the Avro. It looks like it not yet this year that the jmbolinos will be phased out. They are recruiting on temporary contracts only. It's mainly to catch the summer season peak, I would think. They're doing the same ...