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by MD-11forever
02 Feb 2017, 08:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Cancelled services and discontinued routes in 2017
Replies: 115
Views: 33259

Re: Cancelled services and discontinued routes in 2017

sn26567 wrote: 01 Feb 2017, 23:38 Jet Airways ends Bangalore - Abu Dhabi service on 25MAR17, while ETIHAD will add 3rd daily flight on following day! The ME3 driving others away!

Source: Airline Route
Well, that decision might have been taken in close cooperation as Etihad holds a 24% stake in Jet Airways.
by MD-11forever
13 Jan 2017, 11:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A350 XWB news
Replies: 460
Views: 236853

Re: Airbus A350 news

sn26567 wrote: 12 Jan 2017, 22:58 Aeroflot cancelled eight A350-800s on order back in November 2016, leaving carrier with only 14 A350-900s.
This leaves Asiana as the only airline that still has A350-800s on order (8 aircraft, with also 12 A350-900s and 10 A350-1000 on order).
I wonder when they will convert/cancel their order.
by MD-11forever
06 Jan 2017, 09:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2016
Replies: 339
Views: 92100

Re: Ryanair in 2016

Ryanair had the most people on their aircraft of any European airline in 2016. It was larger than the Lufthansa Group (excluding Brussels Airlines, with Brussels Airlines included, it would have been a close call) Ryanair, Norwegian Topple European Aviation’s Old Order (Bloomberg) -- Aggressive grow...
by MD-11forever
28 Dec 2016, 13:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A380 news
Replies: 375
Views: 193392

Re: Airbus A380 news

Emirates defers deliveries of 12 Airbus A380s Emirates Airline, which saw a steep drop in profit its latest financials, is deferring delivery of six Airbus A380s from 2017 to 2018 and postponing delivery of another six A380s from 2018 to 2019. So if I get this correct, actually they are delaying si...
by MD-11forever
09 Dec 2016, 10:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3972
Views: 1451256

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

In 2018 the current A330s will start getting replaced, I don't know if makes a lot of sense to add another A330 when new ones will arrive shortly after, maybe it is better just to wait one year? Before we speculate, maybe we should just wait for the announcement about the take over? I hope that wil...
by MD-11forever
05 Dec 2016, 16:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium: a rebirth?
Replies: 558
Views: 192714

Re: Air Belgium: a rebirth?

Yuqu12 wrote: By the way: according planespotters.net, there are only 15 active A340-300. Is it (theoretically) possible they pick a stored A340-300 to re-use it?
There are a little bit more active A340-300s: around 120 according to the source you mention. Lufthansa alone has still 18 active A340-300s.
by MD-11forever
05 Dec 2016, 13:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU Winter 2016-2017: news, new routes, airlines
Replies: 151
Views: 48689

Re: BRU Winter 2016-2017: news, new routes, airlines

Air Canada seems to have changed Airbus A330-operations to Boeing 767-ones since 1 december. Also, didn't know this route was not daily? It seems only 5/4 times a week... According to the AC website: - from 5/12 till 19/12: 4 weekly, A330 - from 19/12 till 17/01: daily, A330 - from 17/01 till end w...
by MD-11forever
10 Oct 2016, 10:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Failed coup d'etat in Turkey! What to expect?
Replies: 81
Views: 15937

Re: Failed coup d'etat in Turkey! What to expect?

And not only Pegasus, also Turkish Airlines feels the consequences: Turkish Air Postpones Dozens of Airbus, Boeing Jet Deliveries (Bloomberg) -- Turkish Airlines said it plans to postpone dozens of Airbus Group SE and Boeing Co. narrow-body jets as it contends with a turbulent travel market followin...
by MD-11forever
06 Oct 2016, 11:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa buys the remaining 55% of Brussels Airlines
Replies: 607
Views: 116969

Re: Lufthansa buys the remaining 55% of Brussels Airlines

And the reaction of Etienne Davignon: http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20161006_02504725 Main takeaways: - It is clear that Brussels Airlines does not fit in Eurowings in the latter's current constellation - Eurowings is only the best option for Brussels Airlines if Eurowings changes its model (read: ...
by MD-11forever
05 Aug 2016, 14:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A380 news
Replies: 375
Views: 193392

Re: Airbus A380 news

Seems like a further reduction in the order backlog is inevitable. Qantas Doesn’t Want the Last Eight A380s on Order (Bloomberg) -- Qantas Airways Ltd. said it doesn’t want the remaining eight A380s it still has on order because the dozen it operates now are sufficient to meet demand, further dimmin...
by MD-11forever
29 Jul 2016, 08:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 3972
Views: 1451256

Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

While the A321LR could indeed be a very interesting option from a passenger point of view, is there not an issue with cargo? I might be wrong, but I thought that cargo was a significant revenue source on African routes. I guess that is also something that will have to be taken into consideration whe...
by MD-11forever
01 Jul 2016, 09:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 777(X) news
Replies: 121
Views: 87821

Re: Boeing 777X news

Boeing is proposing to stretch its largest B777 — dubbed B777-10X — to create a twin-engine behemoth to rival struggling A380. Proposed aircraft would carry above 450 passengers. Not surprisingly, the main focus here is on Emirates, and to convince them to pick the 777-10X over the A380. Boeing Sai...
by MD-11forever
25 May 2016, 15:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Abnormalities in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2016
Replies: 410
Views: 116834

Re: Abnormalities in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2016

Many G4S employees airside this noon in Brussels at stand 206, next to a Tunisair aircraft destination Tunis. Fire brigade present for a water salute. In honour of a (repatriated) victim 22/03? Impressive action. Last weekend, a G4S employee of Tunisian origin died in a car accident on the E40. He ...
by MD-11forever
18 May 2016, 08:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair in 2016
Replies: 339
Views: 92100

Re: Ryanair in 2016

Boeing767copilot wrote:FR press conference in LUX next Thursday, 19th May with Kenny Jacobs, Chief Marketing Ryanair. :o
Apparently Ryanair will move (some of) its flights from Frankfurt Hahn to Luxemburg.
by MD-11forever
02 May 2016, 09:52
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 01/05/2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1626

Re: BRU 01/05/2016

sn26567 wrote:
tangolima wrote:1910-xxxx DLH A306 DAEAA
An A300-600? I thought LH had retired them long time ago!
D-AEAA is an A300 of EAT (and thus DHL), I guess Tangolima just made a typo.
by MD-11forever
28 Apr 2016, 12:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A220 (ex-Bombardier CSeries) news
Replies: 196
Views: 101715

Re: Bombardier CSeries news

And Delta has eventually ordered the C-Series: Bombardier Wins Delta Order in Key Boost to C Series Program (Bloomberg) -- Delta Air Lines Inc. agreed to buy at least 75 C Series narrow-body jets from Bombardier Inc., giving the Canadian manufacturer the marquee U.S. customer it has been seeking for...
by MD-11forever
21 Apr 2016, 10:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: CRL will be closed Wed. 20/04/2016 morning
Replies: 67
Views: 7738

Re: CRL will be closed Wed. 20/04/2016 morning

Apparently, Belgocontrol will hire 15 temporary Atcos from Scandinavia:

http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20160420_02248098
by MD-11forever
15 Apr 2016, 10:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A220 (ex-Bombardier CSeries) news
Replies: 196
Views: 101715

Re: Bombardier CSeries news

Delta Air Lines is reportedly in the final stages of completing an order for no less than 125 CSeries jets from Bombardier. Apparently it concerns a firm order for 75 CS300 and 50 options, as they are intended to replace the MD-88 fleet. Bombardier Said Close to Signing Delta in Largest C Series Or...
by MD-11forever
10 Mar 2016, 15:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: February 2016 statistics for SN
Replies: 10
Views: 4288

Re: February 2016 statistics for SN

On the other hand, freight decreased by more than 21%

"due to the reduced availability of cargo space on the African network as a result of the higher volume of passengers and weight restrictions on the flights"

Bring in some more higher MTOW A330s I would say!
by MD-11forever
09 Mar 2016, 13:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Abnormalities in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2016
Replies: 410
Views: 116834

Re: Abnormalities in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2016

SN277 is on his way back to Brussels, aircraft is OO-SFZ
SN277 return2.jpg