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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

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Dieter Vranckx new Chief Executive Officer and Chief Commercial Officer of Brussels Airlines


Brussels, 11th December 2019 – As of January 1st 2020, the Belgian Dieter Vranckx will become the new CEO of Brussels Airlines and herewith report to the SN Airholding Board of Directors. Next to his responsibilities as Chief Executive Officer, Dieter Vranckx will hold the position of Chief Commercial Officer at Brussels Airlines. He herewith takes over the responsibilities of Christina Foerster, who has joined the company in 2016 as CCO and has been leading the airline since April 2018. Mrs. Foerster will as of 1 January 2020 join the Lufthansa Group Executive Board, heading the “Customer & Corporate Responsibility” of the Group.

https://press.brusselsairlines.com/diet ... s-airlines#

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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

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Matt wrote:
11 Dec 2019, 08:11
Ansett wrote:
10 Dec 2019, 23:03
The question I am asking myself is why were sn brussels airlines and brussels airlines for so many years reliable airlines and why is SN long haul the new Air Afrique aka Air Peut-Etre (Air Perhaps). Correct me if I am wrong, but long haul worked well under BG with older aircraft. Why is it becoming a long haul disaster with «younger» aircraft ?
It's something I don't get either.
The younger aircraft have trent700 engines. SN had a good dry run with OO-SFX, which showed that the Trent700 is actually better in hot and sandy conditions than the CF6 engines that were installed on OO-SFM/N/O . It's not the engines.
Yes the new engines are not in question and pilots love the RR, no more weight restricted with though balance between Pax and Cargo.

Maybe the reason for what we have seen lately, and especially in the summer, is in the old big philosophical question :
If a tree falls in the forest while there is nobody around, does that make noise ?
;)

I mean, maybe there were also frequent problems in the far past but if you have a little bit more slack you can swap birds and bring on line a replacement.
Anyone with numbers of old fleets vs schedules?
Currently a single tech can create havoc and everybody talks about it but with one spare the tree falls without making noise...

One good news though :
OO-SFX that was in AMM since end of October for cabin fit is planned to run SN465 BRU-KLG tomorrow 12DEC.
Fingers crossed. If you fly to KGL tomorrow, check your gate to be a T one....

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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

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rwandan-flyer wrote:
11 Dec 2019, 10:21

Dieter Vranckx new Chief Executive Officer and Chief Commercial Officer of Brussels Airlines


Brussels, 11th December 2019 – As of January 1st 2020, the Belgian Dieter Vranckx will become the new CEO of Brussels Airlines and herewith report to the SN Airholding Board of Directors. Next to his responsibilities as Chief Executive Officer, Dieter Vranckx will hold the position of Chief Commercial Officer at Brussels Airlines. He herewith takes over the responsibilities of Christina Foerster, who has joined the company in 2016 as CCO and has been leading the airline since April 2018. Mrs. Foerster will as of 1 January 2020 join the Lufthansa Group Executive Board, heading the “Customer & Corporate Responsibility” of the Group.

https://press.brusselsairlines.com/diet ... s-airlines#
From my point of view, he has work. Degree of confidence in the company: close to absolute zero for the moment. But to be positive this appointment, without knowing the person, is a step in the right direction ...

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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

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Homo Aeroportus wrote:
11 Dec 2019, 11:41
...
One good news though :
OO-SFX that was in AMM since end of October for cabin fit is planned to run SN465 BRU-KLG tomorrow 12DEC.
Fingers crossed. If you fly to KGL tomorrow, check your gate to be a T one....

H.A.
According to FR24 SFU is still in Amman. Will not run SN465 to KGL tomorrow; replaced by SFE.

H.A.

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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

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Hi,

Just left Amman and I confirm I had a visual with a SN A330 at the end of the runway ( just next to An Alitalia A330,Atlas Global A321, Gulf A320 ).

;)

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New types flown 2020 : A321neo,B781
New types planned : E140

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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

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Homo Aeroportus wrote:
11 Dec 2019, 19:42
Homo Aeroportus wrote:
11 Dec 2019, 11:41
...
One good news though :
OO-SFX that was in AMM since end of October for cabin fit is planned to run SN465 BRU-KLG tomorrow 12DEC.
Fingers crossed. If you fly to KGL tomorrow, check your gate to be a T one....

H.A.
According to FR24 SFX is still in Amman. Will not run SN465 to KGL tomorrow; replaced by SFE.

H.A.
Again postponed.
According to Flightstats.com and FR24, OO-SFX is now to operate SN223 to BJL on Sunday 15DEC.

Difficult to understand these last minute delays in Amman.
Sounds like a "Err boss, I thought I'd be finished today but I need a couple of hours extra". I seem to remember it had happened before in October.

Now when a flight that was supposed to be operated by a newly returned aircraft has to be performed by another one, what was this other one supposed to be used at? Another service which then could lead to cancellation, or deferred maintenance?

Well, fingers crossed.

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I guess the next one after SFX will be SFC?

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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

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OO-SFH is already in AMM, flew there straight from HKG end of November.
Don't know though if only for Mx or cabin refit.

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I cannot follow anymore, but looks like a mess...

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Beeline increases in Summer 2020 Brussels - Manchester route, with a 4th daily flight on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 19 to 23 weekly flights in total.
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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

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SFX is finished since last week, it’s paperwork stuff that’s holding back the release.
SFH is indeed in Amman to get its new cabin.
It could/should go somewhat smoother indeed... :?

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DeltaWiskey wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 20:48
SFX is finished since last week, it’s paperwork stuff that’s holding back the release.
Unbelievable and unacceptable! What is SN mgt doing about that?

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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

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OO-SFB will replace OO-SFX tomorrow on Banjul...No comment !

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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

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OO-SFT stuck in Toronto / CYYZ.

Engine failed to start up upon pushback. Pax remained seated four hours on-board and they never found a suitable solution.
The rep told me the spare-part needed to come from BRU, strange since P&W is a US-Canada joint-venture...

No more YYZ flights until Dec.17th :(

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Darjeeling wrote:
15 Dec 2019, 11:40
OO-SFT stuck in Toronto / CYYZ.

Engine failed to start up upon pushback. Pax remained seated four hours on-board and they never found a suitable solution.
The rep told me the spare-part needed to come from BRU, strange since P&W is a US-Canada joint-venture...

No more YYZ flights until Dec.17th :(
YYZ will have been more than chaotic, Montreal will be without significant change!

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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

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nordikcam wrote:
15 Dec 2019, 12:00
Darjeeling wrote:
15 Dec 2019, 11:40
OO-SFT stuck in Toronto / CYYZ.

Engine failed to start up upon pushback. Pax remained seated four hours on-board and they never found a suitable solution.
The rep told me the spare-part needed to come from BRU, strange since P&W is a US-Canada joint-venture...

No more YYZ flights until Dec.17th :(
YYZ will have been more than chaotic, Montreal will be without significant change!
Moreover, by keeping the pax 4 hours on-board, you kill all the chances of rerouting the same night (AC, LH have later flight towards Europe from YYZ). Overnights costs are then soaring...

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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

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Homo Aeroportus wrote:
13 Dec 2019, 10:20
Homo Aeroportus wrote:
11 Dec 2019, 19:42
Homo Aeroportus wrote:
11 Dec 2019, 11:41
...
One good news though :
OO-SFX that was in AMM since end of October for cabin fit is planned to run SN465 BRU-KLG tomorrow 12DEC.
Fingers crossed. If you fly to KGL tomorrow, check your gate to be a T one....
H.A.
According to FR24 SFX is still in Amman. Will not run SN465 to KGL tomorrow; replaced by SFE.

H.A.
Again postponed.
According to Flightstats.com and FR24, OO-SFX is now to operate SN223 to BJL on Sunday 15DEC.

Well, fingers crossed.

H.A.
OO-SFX still in AMN.
Was to operate SN201 tomorrow but replaced by SFB per Flightstats.com.
Now planned for the service to Ouaga as SN255 on 18DEC per FR24.

Stopped crossing fingers. Going for a candle.

H.A.

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Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

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OO-SFU operating SN371 to DLA diverted to Kano.
Landing there at 16:50Z, first take off attempt 4 hours later followed by a return to the apron. Another hour later she took off for Douala.

4 hours grounded + another 1h after a dry run on the runway may point towards a technical issue rather than medical I guess.
OO-SFU in Kano 20191216.png
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OO-SFT on the way to Brussels from Toronto as SN9908.
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