Which A330 next for Brussels Airlines?

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RoMax
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Re: Which A330 next for Brussels Airlines?

Post by RoMax » 23 Mar 2013, 21:50

As long as they don't plan to fly to the West Coast of the US, South-America or some Asian destinations (China, Hong Kong,...), I don't see the need for them to buy/lease A343's. And except maybe for SFO, I don't see them starting flights to any of these regions in the next 2-3 (probably even 5 or more) years.

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Re: Which A330 next for Brussels Airlines?

Post by brusselsairlinesfan » 25 Mar 2013, 11:45

I bet brussels airlines won't need any other long haul equipment than the A330 before the 10th of that type!
The A330 suits very well for SN network and short/mid term development plans on the long haul side...

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Re: Which A330 next for Brussels Airlines?

Post by Ziplepingouin » 29 Mar 2013, 12:46

I saw a Brussels Arlines A330 parked in front of the Lufthansa Technik hangar in Malta today, but I wasn't able to see if it was the OO-SFU...

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Re: Which A330 next for Brussels Airlines?

Post by RoMax » 29 Mar 2013, 13:59

Ziplepingouin wrote:I saw a Brussels Arlines A330 parked in front of the Lufthansa Technik hangar in Malta today, but I wasn't able to see if it was the OO-SFU...
I assume so, the others are all in Belgium I believe. OO-SFU went from MAN (for paint) back to ZRH for a short time and then left again for Malta (maintenance and interior).

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Re: Which A330 next for Brussels Airlines?

Post by convair » 29 Mar 2013, 15:19

I believe OO-SFN is currently in Malta. C-check?

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Re: Which A330 next for Brussels Airlines?

Post by RoMax » 29 Mar 2013, 15:29

convair wrote:I believe OO-SFN is currently in Malta. C-check?
In that case OO-SFU is still in ZRH until OO-SFN returns to Belgium?

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Re: Which A330 next for Brussels Airlines?

Post by brusselsairlinesfan » 01 Apr 2013, 23:35

Any idea about the next Airbus A330's to join the brussels airlines fleet (9th & 10th?)?

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Re: Which A330 next for Brussels Airlines?

Post by OO-ITR » 26 Apr 2013, 18:51

brusselsairlinesfan wrote:Any idea about the next Airbus A330's to join the brussels airlines fleet (9th & 10th?)?
what about ex SABENA SFQ? a/c has been stored
http://www.planespotters.net/Production ... rlines.php

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Re: Which A330 next for Brussels Airlines?

Post by HighInTheSky » 26 Apr 2013, 23:15

OO-ITR wrote:
brusselsairlinesfan wrote:Any idea about the next Airbus A330's to join the brussels airlines fleet (9th & 10th?)?
what about ex SABENA SFQ? a/c has been stored
http://www.planespotters.net/Production ... rlines.php
Is very high on the wish list indeed ;)

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Re: Which A330 next for Brussels Airlines?

Post by convair » 27 Apr 2013, 12:56

In the meantime, OO-SFU went ZRH - Malta yesterday, for its new interior I presume.

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Re: Which A330 next for Brussels Airlines?

Post by HighInTheSky » 27 Apr 2013, 13:04

convair wrote:In the meantime, OO-SFU went ZRH - Malta yesterday, for its new interior I presume.
Indeed. Will be arriving in Brussels in about 3 weeks.

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Re: Which A330 next for Brussels Airlines?

Post by brusselsairlinesfan » 27 Apr 2013, 15:29

HighInTheSky wrote:
OO-ITR wrote:
brusselsairlinesfan wrote:Any idea about the next Airbus A330's to join the brussels airlines fleet (9th & 10th?)?
what about ex SABENA SFQ? a/c has been stored
http://www.planespotters.net/Production ... rlines.php
Is very high on the wish list indeed ;)
Just a guess or a real plan?

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Re: Which A330 next for Brussels Airlines?

Post by HighInTheSky » 27 Apr 2013, 16:10

brusselsairlinesfan wrote:Just a guess or a real plan?
There is a list with a/c that are earmarked to be added to the fleet. OO-SFQ is very high on it due to commonality with a/c already in the fleet.

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Re: Which A330 next for Brussels Airlines?

Post by convair » 27 Apr 2013, 16:32

Wouldn't that be a commercial tip?

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Re: Which A330 next for Brussels Airlines?

Post by brusselsairlinesfan » 27 Apr 2013, 16:43

HighInTheSky wrote:
brusselsairlinesfan wrote:Just a guess or a real plan?
There is a list with a/c that are earmarked to be added to the fleet. OO-SFQ is very high on it due to commonality with a/c already in the fleet.
Will they soon announce one or several "new" A330s?
Is this a "secret list"?

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Re: Which A330 next for Brussels Airlines?

Post by LJ » 30 Apr 2013, 20:20

TAM is off loading 10 A332s according to a thread on Anet (the first few will become available this August when their lease expires) to resture their fleet (they get the LAN 767s). Maybe time for SN to give their lessors a call The A332s which are coming online are max 15 years old (though most of them are in the 7 to 8 years range).

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Re: Which A330 next for Brussels Airlines?

Post by Flanker2 » 30 Apr 2013, 20:33

LJ, all good and well but are those TAM aircraft in good condition? After all, it's TAM.
Also, I think that A333's would be more interesting for SN, unless they start developing into Asia.

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Re: Which A330 next for Brussels Airlines?

Post by OO-ITR » 30 Apr 2013, 22:53

brusselsairlinesfan wrote:
HighInTheSky wrote:
brusselsairlinesfan wrote:Just a guess or a real plan?
There is a list with a/c that are earmarked to be added to the fleet. OO-SFQ is very high on it due to commonality with a/c already in the fleet.
Will they soon announce one or several "new" A330s?
Is this a "secret list"?
I'm sure this list is secret lol

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Re: Which A330 next for Brussels Airlines?

Post by AC.be » 02 May 2013, 03:18

While the original 3 A330's (SFM, N & O) are powered by CF6's, all later added aircraft have PW4000 engines. Keeping this commonality in mind, my guess would be that any new A330 for SN would be PW4000 powered.

TAM currently operates 5 A330's powered by CF6 and 15 (including the 5 oldest of the fleet) powered by PW4168A, so this might be interesting for SN if they are looking for more -200's! I think they'd better give GECAS a call ...

TAM's A330 fleet

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Re: Which A330 next for Brussels Airlines?

Post by convair » 04 May 2013, 19:07

SN seems to have recurring problems with its L/H fleet. After OO-SFU which flew there last week, OO-SFO is now gone to Malta too; C-check? tech problem? bad planning? They have had to cancel AFI flights almost every day in the last 3-4 weeks. Meanwhile OO-SFU was sitting in ZRH waiting for the paint to dry.

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