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Post by luchtzak » 01 Sep 2019, 10:01

Possible delays for flights above, to and from France after computer failure in France:

https://www.aviation24.be/air-traffic-c ... om-france/

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Post by sn26567 » 03 Sep 2019, 15:52

Not only in Brussels: after Amsterdam, now also London Gatwick! Release by easyJet:

"Due to a baggage belt failure at Gatwick Airport's North Terminal, like other airlines, we are experiencing delays at bag drop and in the delivery of hold luggage to departing aircraft. This may result in some flights departing without all luggage stowed in the hold.

We are providing regular updates on our website and Flight Tracker https://bit.ly/1qnguUP and strongly recommend all passengers travelling to and from Gatwick Airport today to allow extra time for bag drop due to possible delays.
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Simultaneously, at Geneva Airport:

"We are currently experiencing a technical breakdown that is affecting baggage check-in. Alternative solutions have been put in place to restore the situation as quickly as possible. Information will be given to you in the registration area. We apologize for any inconvenience."
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Post by TLspotting » 04 Sep 2019, 13:16

I'm Thibault Lapers, spotter in Belgium for now 3 years, but not yet across the world and a huuuuuge aviation geek ! Join me on Facebook & Twitter @TLspotting

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How a learner pilot in Australia landed a plane with an unconscious instructor :


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Aerial View Captures Stunning Graffiti .


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Post by luchtzak » 14 Sep 2019, 16:02

After this story: Engine of a SmartWings Boeing 737-800 shuts down in-flight, crew continues to Prague for another 2 hours and 20 minutes on remaining engine

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/smar ... ment-85614

Follow-up: on Sep 13th 2019 The Aviation Herald learned that an internal investigation conducted by Smartwings identified there was no systemic fault, but a crew error. The captain of the flight, at that time head of flight operations of Smartwings, is no longer head of flight operations, his deputy has now taken that position. The captain continues to fly for the airline and maintains privileges as instructor, examiner and TRE. Czechia's CAA is determined to ensure that such a decision is not taken again in the future and pledges very harsh penalties. Surrounding nations also show significant interest in the ongoing investigation, revocations of overflight permits are being discussed.

http://avherald.com/h?article=4cbe8434&opt=0

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Post by sn26567 » 23 Sep 2019, 16:37

Adria Airways says it is facing challenging business conditions, with the Slovenian government unwilling to bail out the airline. More aircraft could also be repossessed by creditors, following the loss of two CRJ900s.
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Post by sn26567 » 23 Sep 2019, 16:51

TAP Air Portugal may gain a new shareholder, as the government is aiming to convince Atlantic Gateway to sell its 45% stake amid losses(*) and management disagreements.

David Neeleman is opening to selling the stake, with potential suitors among United Airlines and Lufthansa.

(*) TAP Air Portugal reports Group H1 2019 loss of US$131.8 million, increasing since the same period last year. The H1 performance was mainly impacted by lost revenues from Brazil, higher costs, and wage increases. The cash position at the end of the period was $433 million.
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Post by jan_olieslagers » 25 Sep 2019, 19:15

Am I the only one to see three empty postings from "luchtzak" in a row?

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Post by DIBO » 25 Sep 2019, 19:20

probably, I see 3 filled postings from 'luchtzak'.

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Post by luchtzak » 25 Sep 2019, 19:23

jan_olieslagers wrote:
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Am I the only one to see three empty postings from "luchtzak" in a row?
These are twitter posts. Are they not showing ?

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Post by jan_olieslagers » 25 Sep 2019, 19:26

No they're not. For me at least, with my rather restrictive browser settings.

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jan_olieslagers wrote:
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No they're not. For me at least, with my rather restrictive browser settings.
Ah! Next time I will add intro before adding the tweet.

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Post by Passenger » 26 Sep 2019, 19:21

State aid: Commission approves €6.2 million aid for Erfurt-Weimar Airport in Germany
The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, additional operating aid of around €6.2 million to Erfurt-Weimar airport. The small regional airport is 100% publicly owned and located in the Land of Thuringia. In June 2018, the Commission approved, under EU State aid rules, initial operating aid of €10.7 million to the airport. Germany notified to the Commission its plans to extend the operating aid to the airport and to grant additional €6.2 million up to 2024 to the airport operator. This follows the prolongation of the rules on operating aid for small airports under the Aviation Guidelines until 2024 and the recent insolvency of airline Germania, which caused a significant drop in passengers at the Erfurt-Weimar airport. The operating aid aims to keep the airport running in the medium-term, until it is expected to cover its costs as of 2024. The Commission found that the measure is in line with EU State aid rules, in particular the Aviation Guidelines, as it will contribute to improving connections of citizens and facilitating regional development in the region of Thuringia, without unduly distorting competition in the Single Market. More information will be available on the Commission's competition website, in the public case register under the case number SA.54496 once confidentiality issues have been resolved.

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Post by sn26567 » 27 Sep 2019, 23:48

The FAA will conduct evacuation tests in November 2019 to determine, amid complaints that airline seats have become too small to accommodate the average American.
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Post by luchtzak » 01 Oct 2019, 13:38

Wild scene at Chicago’s O’hare airport as beverage cart goes spinning out of control

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Post by Passenger » 02 Oct 2019, 14:31

The Netherlands: angry farmers, who have caused the biggest traffic jam ever in the Netherlands yesterday with their massive street protestd (1.080 km pile up on freeways) have threatened to block all roads to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on Tuesday 29th October. Reason: the Dutch government wants them to reduce their livestock (= to reduce CO² pollution).

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