If it's correct,DeltaWiskey wrote: ↑02 Aug 2019, 22:34@crew1990:
SFM-N-O-V have already left the fleet.
SFY will leave this month. SFW will leave in November. SNG in December. SFU early 2020.
SFZ in 2021 and SFT in 2022.
SFP is MSN 645 and is the fourth (and final*) for DUS ops. SFP should start operating in September (replacing the A340).
SFH will be MSN 679 (ex-CX) and arrives at the end of this year, SFH is the final airframe of the current re-fleet program.
The replacement a/c for SFZ and SFT are not known yet.
The google list is not completely correct: MSN 648 is also listed on the google site, however, MSN 570 was transferred instead of MSN 648.
*Over one month ago there were talks of adding a 5th A330 for the DUS ops, but I think that idea is off the table now, seeing the recent developments.
I have no info on other incoming aircraft for 2020, but I believe that is one of the topics being discussed at Board level now, so no one knows really, yet. It can be 1, or 2, or 3 a/c, or none at all.
Ever since SN is 100% LHG, transfer of aircraft are only known at very short notice. It is supposedly one of the benefits of being in a big aviation group.
At the beginning of next year it should look like this (when the current re-fleet is finished):
BRU: SFB-C-D-H (ex-CX), SFE-F-G-X (ex-SQ), SFZ-T (to be replaced in '21-'22).
The long-haul activities (operated by Brussels Airlines or Sun Express) from Düsseldorf will be end at the next winter season.
In theory, the long-haul flights from Düsseldorf would be operated by a "Network operator" : Lufthansa is the most probably candidate (directs flights or with a short connection in Frankfurt or Munich). I can't imagine Brussels Airlines operate a DUS-EWR or MIA with an A330 in Brussels livery.
So the question is :
Airbus A330 from LH (OO-SFJ/K/L) should to be stay in the Brussels Airlines fleet or should be return to Lufthansa ? Lufthansa Don't communicate about the long-haul activites for the winter season from DUS. DUS-US routes would be cancelled and replace by a connection in FRA ?
If Airbus A330 (OO-SFJ/K/L) would be transferred in Brussels, it's good opportunities to replace the last A330-200 (OO-SFU/T/Z) by an A330-300 motorized by Trent 700. More economic, more easy to maintenance (pieces stock, etc.).
1 engine type for A320 series : CFM
1 engine type for A330 series : Rolls-Royce
it's an idea.