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by LX-LGX
06 Nov 2009, 23:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 5th A330 for Brussels Airlines
Replies: 519
Views: 118042

Re: 5th A330 for Brussels Airlines

SAA announced a few days ago an order for A330's, a conversion of their previous A340 'dispute' order. NCB, you really should try to accept that the world wide web is not the answer to all questions. You are a master in surfing the net, but you obviously fail to understand that your www-source some...
by LX-LGX
04 Nov 2009, 21:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: IATA: September 2009 traffic was fragile but improving
Replies: 0
Views: 2946

IATA: September 2009 traffic was fragile but improving

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported international scheduled traffic results for September 2009. Passenger demand was essentially unchanged, increasing 0.3% compared to September 2008. Demand for international cargo was 5.4% below September 2008 levels. Load factors for passen...
by LX-LGX
04 Nov 2009, 02:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 5th A330 for Brussels Airlines
Replies: 519
Views: 118042

Re: 5th A330 for Brussels Airlines

I see that SN is looking at streamlining B737/A319 into one type. Good judgement call but old news, they said that a year ago already. Then read: "initiated a search for a 5th A330", so they are yet far from finding one. Lufthansa indeed said that SN would be profitable in 2010, but they also said ...
by LX-LGX
01 Nov 2009, 20:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Abnormalities at BRU / ANR / LGG / CRL / OST
Replies: 256
Views: 51060

Re: Abnormalities at BRU / ANR / LGG / CRL / OST

I haven't checked Sunday's departures this morning,

but SN453, incoming flight from Nairobi, ETA 07h05, is announced as cancelled.
by LX-LGX
31 Oct 2009, 18:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Abnormalities at BRU / ANR / LGG / CRL / OST
Replies: 256
Views: 51060

Re: Abnormalities at BRU / ANR / LGG / CRL / OST

sdbelgium wrote:A Southern Air Cargo Boeing 747-200 performing flight 9S-902P from Liege (Belgium) to Portugal...
Isn't a P after a flight number normally only used for a positioning flight?
by LX-LGX
31 Oct 2009, 00:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU summer 2010: latest news, routes, airlines
Replies: 391
Views: 96284

Re: BRU summer 2010: latest news, routes, airlines

Is it me or has TAAG been removed from the black list, at least partially (777) not so long ago? Only their 777's are unbanned - but only to fly from/to Lisbon (main market for TAAG). Quote from the EU in the blacklist comment from 14/07/2009: "Progress made by the civil aviation authority of Angol...
by LX-LGX
29 Oct 2009, 16:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Abnormalities at BRU / ANR / LGG / CRL / OST
Replies: 256
Views: 51060

Re: Abnormalities at BRU / ANR / LGG / CRL / OST

Today's Afriqiyah Airways' flight Tripoli-Brussels (A319) diverted to Malta to offload a sick passenger.

The a/c arrived in BRU at 13h58 (ETA was 10h50).

Source: Aviation Herald - http://avherald.com/h?article=421efe4e
by LX-LGX
29 Oct 2009, 12:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport: important announcement on Thu 29/10/2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1362

Re: Brussels Airport: important announcement on Thu 29/10/2009

Could it be that they discussed the major dividend payment? I can hardly imagine them announcing measures towards employees on the same day that they announce a massive dividend payment to their shareholders. Aviation has always been a risky business, and aviation is nowadays the worst branch for r...
by LX-LGX
28 Oct 2009, 23:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Hewa Bora suspends flight to BRU
Replies: 3
Views: 1622

Re: Hewa Bora suspends flight to BRU

HBA's biggest sales argument was its luggage policy: 40 kg outbound D.R.Congo, 50 kg inbound D.R.Congo. Plus 10 kg handluggage.

(much appreciated by expats).
by LX-LGX
28 Oct 2009, 22:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport: important announcement on Thu 29/10/2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1362

Brussels Airport: important announcement on Thu 29/10/2009

There is a special meeting from the Ondernemingsraad / Conseil d'Entreprise on Thursday morning. For the non-Belgian luchtzakkers: the OR / CE is a reunion in which ownership and/or management have to announce important decisions to the unions, before advising them to the employees. So there will be...
by LX-LGX
27 Oct 2009, 09:28
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Belgian Government: 1 A330 will replace the A310's
Replies: 109
Views: 34484

Re: Belgian Government: 1 A330 will replace the A310's

Sabena320 wrote:Yup, it did arrive tonight at 17:04LT after the shower of rain coming from AMS.
Nice photo Sabena320, thanks for sharing it with us.
by LX-LGX
26 Oct 2009, 20:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Abnormalities at BRU / ANR / LGG / CRL / OST
Replies: 256
Views: 51060

Re: Abnormalities at BRU / ANR / LGG / CRL / OST

Very bad news: Today, a 73 year old passenger died on a Pegasus flight from Antalya to Brussels. Three nurses onboard apparently gave first aid, but the passenger was declared dead upon arrival. The flight was expected in BRU at 14h25, but made a detour to Prague. PGT5259 then arrived in BRU at 17h40.
by LX-LGX
25 Oct 2009, 21:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Belgian Government: 1 A330 will replace the A310's
Replies: 109
Views: 34484

Re: Belgian Government: 1 A330 will replace the A310's

tangolima wrote:
ETA. 19.30 from AMS on the 23/10
Flemish newspapers report that the aircraft arrived tonight - 25/10.
by LX-LGX
22 Oct 2009, 22:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TAP A320 over Belgium, intercepted losscomm
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Re: TAP A320 over Belgium, intercepted losscomm

Another losscomm incident yesterday : a Northwest A320 from San Diego to Minneapolis. No radio contact for 80 minutes.

More details:
http://avherald.com/h?article=4219f00f
by LX-LGX
21 Oct 2009, 09:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TAP A320 over Belgium, intercepted losscomm
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Re: TAP A320 over Belgium, intercepted losscomm

35 minutes, and a failure of all comms including ACARS and transponder? Smells fishy... they probably fell asleep. Probably proves a point with regards to crew rostering and rest times? TP504 leaves Lisbon at 09h10 and arrives in Copenhagen at 14h10. "Crew rostering and rest times"? Did the possibi...
by LX-LGX
21 Oct 2009, 08:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: TAP A320 over Belgium, intercepted losscomm
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Re: TAP A320 over Belgium, intercepted losscomm

NCB wrote:35 minutes, and a failure of all comms including ACARS and transponder?
Smells fishy... they probably fell asleep.

Probably proves a point with regards to crew rostering and rest times?
TP504 leaves Lisbon at 09h10 and arrives in Copenhagen at 14h10.

"Crew rostering and rest times"?
by LX-LGX
20 Oct 2009, 22:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Belgocontrol: Bru traffic in Sep. 2009 lowest since 1994
Replies: 16
Views: 1610

Re: Belgocontrol: Bru traffic in Sep. 2009 lowest since 1994

Company results 2008 from Belgacontrol are bad. Negative operational result, negative final result. One week ago, a leading financial magazine wrote: "Pleasant salary increase for staff during 2008, although there were alarming signals from the aviation trade... Total staff charges over 2008 increas...
by LX-LGX
20 Oct 2009, 11:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Belgocontrol: Bru traffic in Sep. 2009 lowest since 1994
Replies: 16
Views: 1610

Re: Belgocontrol: Bru traffic in Sep. 2009 lowest since 1994

Movements are one part of the equation, passenger volumes are another. Is it as bad as back to 1994 in terms of passenger volumes? DHL's departure, Jet Airways' reduced offer, SN's own rationalization exacerbated with its acquisition by Lufthansa and its entry into Star Alliance have to weight on m...
by LX-LGX
18 Oct 2009, 20:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Abnormalities at BRU / ANR / LGG / CRL / OST
Replies: 256
Views: 51060

Re: Abnormalities at BRU / ANR / LGG / CRL / OST

IB3205 BRU-MAD (ETD 19h15):

left the gate at 19h36, returned to the gate at 19h55.
by LX-LGX
18 Oct 2009, 16:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Abnormalities at BRU / ANR / LGG / CRL / OST
Replies: 256
Views: 51060

Re: Abnormalities at BRU / ANR / LGG / CRL / OST

Outgoing SN3669 BRU-TOU (ARJ) from 14h30 took off at 14h55.

Aircraft returned to BRU at 16h35.

A new departure time is now set for 17h00.