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by Vic Diesel
19 Oct 2018, 12:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Austrian Airlines news in 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 6778

Re: Austrian Airlines news in 2018

Austrian to continue Tokyo flights in summer 2019 Austrian Airlines announced that the VIE-NRT flights will be continued in the summer schedule 2019. Five weekly flights are planned. This comes as a pleasant surprise for those who prefer flying with the Austrian flag carrier, as it was announced so...
by Vic Diesel
19 Oct 2018, 11:04
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 19/10/2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2593

Re: BRU 19/10/2018

Thanks for the information - as always!
by Vic Diesel
18 Oct 2018, 18:14
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 18-19/10/2018 ASEM summit - heads of state or governments of 51 European and Asian countries
Replies: 14
Views: 8116

Re: BRU 18-19/10/2018 ASEM summit - heads of state or governments of 51 European and Asian countries

Yes, I know that not even all the heads of states arrived (KE 747 should come in from LIRF), but are there already any preliminary times for departure? Would be lovely if they all (at least the Asians) stayed until Saturday, when 25R/07L is closed down... ;)
by Vic Diesel
16 Oct 2018, 22:49
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 18-19/10/2018 ASEM summit - heads of state or governments of 51 European and Asian countries
Replies: 14
Views: 8116

Re: BRU 18-19/10/2018 ASEM summit - heads of state or governments of 51 European and Asian countries

Any idea on when the two Japanese 747s arrive ? Thanks Kind regards, Laurent 18 okt om 1620. Any idea where they will be parked and if so which RWY would be the most logical? After the Vietnam B789 meant to park at EBMB landed on 25R, it seems there is sometimes a weird logic behind those landings....
by Vic Diesel
16 Oct 2018, 10:43
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 16/10/2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2538

Re: BRU 16/10/2018

Thai Air Force B747 too ? What is the ETA ? In the "summit thread", there are diverging informations about both Thai and Japan govtl. A/C: 16-10 Both Japan 747's 18-10 Thai AF A-340 HS-TYV arr 07.35 dep 19-10 20.00 But three posts later, someone writes on the Japanese 747s: 18 okt om 1620. So it se...
by Vic Diesel
14 Oct 2018, 22:41
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Useless Belgian airports
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

Re: Useless Belgian airports

Maybe
Paul Riordan wrote:
14 Oct 2018, 14:35
Why is that that Belgian airports very rarely serve my needs?
Maybe because you demand BRU service to and from shitty rural airfields, when globally compared? :P
by Vic Diesel
04 Oct 2018, 11:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1888
Views: 298020

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Shonix wrote:
04 Oct 2018, 08:59
Heard from a member of the management: "There's room for everybody on the market".
I can't really agree. Maybe ask the management of Primera Air, VLM Antwerp... or even Air Berlin? ;)
by Vic Diesel
04 Oct 2018, 11:43
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 02/10/2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1045

Re: BRU 02/10/2018

Yuqu12 wrote:
04 Oct 2018, 11:32
The B737 is from Korongo Airlines if i'm not mistaken and I think that the 146 is an old SN plane given to the fire fighters to use for training purposes.
As far as I know it is a BAe146-200 - probably ex OO-DJE or -DJF?
by Vic Diesel
28 Sep 2018, 12:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The CityJet Sukhoi SSJ100-95 saga is hurting Brussels Airlines
Replies: 169
Views: 32297

Re: The CityJet Sukhoi SSJ100-95 saga is hurting Brussels Airlines

According to a pilot, a lack of MEL (minimum equipment list) forces the pilots to not fly. Other aircraft types have a better MEL in case one or few instruments/items are not working. Interesting, thank you for that information. To my knowledge so far, it was "lack of spare parts". This info seems ...
by Vic Diesel
28 Sep 2018, 12:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1888
Views: 298020

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

The airline exists, the CI exists and I guess they still have not abandoned hope to fly scheduled flights and not rely entirely on ACMI and therefore - plus considering the costs of a rebranding etc. - it would be preposterious to already put the aircraft back into hangars for the rebranding, inste...
by Vic Diesel
28 Sep 2018, 11:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The CityJet Sukhoi SSJ100-95 saga is hurting Brussels Airlines
Replies: 169
Views: 32297

Re: The CityJet Sukhoi SSJ100-95 saga is hurting Brussels Airlines

Why not? It seems to be a good aircraft, but It's new and, as any new machine, it's having its teething trouble. I read on this forum that the russian manufacturer is slow in supplying the needed spare parts but I assume Cityjet has now collected enough data/arguments to put the adequate amount of ...
by Vic Diesel
28 Sep 2018, 10:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Crashes and serious incidents/accidents in 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 14139

Re: Crashes and serious incidents/accidents in 2018

They must have interpreted "drop-off straight to the beach" a bit too strictly...
by Vic Diesel
28 Sep 2018, 10:53
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 27/09/2018 Air Belgium for TUIfly
Replies: 8
Views: 1250

Re: BRU 27/09/2018 Air Belgium for TUIfly

Still in BRU for now, no outbound flightplan loaded. I'm not sure if it was OO-ABD that I saw yesterday evening parked on the apron next to the plot where the torn-down-DHL-building used to stand... that one had the cowls of engine No. 1 open. I'm not sure if it was routine maintenance or something...
by Vic Diesel
27 Sep 2018, 15:59
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1888
Views: 298020

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Can't agree more with you. However, if ACMI is their only option, why calling themselves Air Belgium? This seems ridiculous. Correct me if I'm wrong, but Air Belgium is: - a Belgian company with its seat in Mont-Saint-Guibert, - based at a Belgian airport, - initially planned to fly scheduled fligh...
by Vic Diesel
27 Sep 2018, 14:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1888
Views: 298020

Re: Air Belgium in 2018

Can't agree more with you. However, if ACMI is their only option, why calling themselves Air Belgium? This seems ridiculous. Correct me if I'm wrong, but Air Belgium is: - a Belgian company with its seat in Mont-Saint-Guibert, - based at a Belgian airport, - initially planned to fly scheduled fligh...
by Vic Diesel
26 Sep 2018, 14:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1556
Views: 457012

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

I think it has little to do with the presence of new office buildings at BRU. The office buildings themselves have quite large underground parking lots, and for instance KPMG exclusively uses the P19 lot, which is a subscriptions only parking. So in the end there is only a very limited impact on th...
by Vic Diesel
24 Sep 2018, 12:49
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 24/09/2018
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: BRU 24/09/2018

Thanks for the info (as always, but I might stress it out this time, not letting anyone think I wouldn't be thankful for each time such information is provided).

Is the "Profit Hunter" still parked in the TUI hangar?
by Vic Diesel
23 Sep 2018, 22:59
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 21/09/2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1684

Re: BRU 21/09/2018

It was indeed towed inside the TUI hangar yesterday afternoon. Viktor: the information shared here is always done so in good faith, and is always subject to change. This kind of information is still done on a voluntary basis, there’s absolutely no reason for your rude reaction. The information I re...
by Vic Diesel
21 Sep 2018, 15:23
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 21/09/2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1684

Re: BRU 21/09/2018

Viktor, a short flight makes is far more dificult to have an exact ETA. If crew decides they are ready they simply ask ATC for an upgrade of the flightplan. If this would have depart from Brazil a more accurate ETA would have been known about 7 hours before touchdown in Brussel. For the record, Emb...
by Vic Diesel
21 Sep 2018, 15:06
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: BRU 21/09/2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1684

Re: BRU 21/09/2018

Well, several sources mentioned 16:00 as expected arrival time. Expected, that is.... Again, I don't blame you because you usually don't make up things like this yourselves, so my impression was that you were fed the wrong information: wrong arrival time (1,5hrs is huge, especially considering the ...