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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by Matt » 15 Mar 2019, 07:40

Conti764 wrote:
14 Mar 2019, 18:25
Maybe I was a bit to quick with my reaction yesterday.

OS of course is in much bigger need of new equipment since their 767/777 are way older then SN's incoming A330-fleet, besides these fairly young birds are quite sufficient for SN ops...

And LH wanting to get rid of thirsty A340's seems logical as well. A replacement with A350 is the logical consequence then.

I am just hoping for some positive news for SN at BRU as well...
Hoping for a B787-8 in Brussels Airlines colors ;) #FingersCrossed

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by Stij » 15 Mar 2019, 07:59

Let me be the Devil's advocate...

Please stick to A330-300's even if they're second hand until the fleet is at least 20 aircraft, then start thinking about a second type.

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Post by TLspotting » 16 Mar 2019, 13:32

Brussels Airlines is dominated by Germans, so the only option to see a 787 with Belgian reg with LH is with Eurowings...
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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by convair » 16 Mar 2019, 13:55

OO-SFK being baptized "Belgian" today: it's on its way to Dakar as SN203 for its first revenue flight under the EW livery.

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by sn26567 » 16 Mar 2019, 17:31

TLspotting wrote:
16 Mar 2019, 13:32
Brussels Airlines is dominated by Germans, so the only option to see a 787 with Belgian reg with LH is with Eurowings...
Not going to happen any time soon...
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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by BrightCedars » 19 Mar 2019, 10:08

Matt wrote:
14 Mar 2019, 15:24
BrightCedars wrote:
14 Mar 2019, 13:21
Brussels Airlines, a.k.a. Eurowings will get a shitload of used A330s it seems.
Not necessarily a problem tough.
I didn't mean it as a problem, the A330 can offer a very comfortable ride and I agree that SN doesn't have +11hrs destinations for now. Nor could they with this fleet if they wanted to...

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by Matt » 19 Mar 2019, 11:47

BrightCedars wrote:
19 Mar 2019, 10:08
Matt wrote:
14 Mar 2019, 15:24
BrightCedars wrote:
14 Mar 2019, 13:21
Brussels Airlines, a.k.a. Eurowings will get a shitload of used A330s it seems.
Not necessarily a problem tough.
I didn't mean it as a problem, the A330 can offer a very comfortable ride and I agree that SN doesn't have +11hrs destinations for now. Nor could they with this fleet if they wanted to...
An a330-200 has a range of 13400km... Technically it's possible...

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by Stij » 19 Mar 2019, 14:57

I flew a DL A330-300 brom AMS to LAX...

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by lumumba » 19 Mar 2019, 16:12

Stij wrote:
19 Mar 2019, 14:57
I flew a DL A330-300 brom AMS to LAX...

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I'm not sure al the A330 have the same capabilities for example SFO,M,N did not have this capability!
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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by Stij » 19 Mar 2019, 16:36

lumumba wrote:
19 Mar 2019, 16:12
I'm not sure al the A330 have the same capabilities for example SFO,M,N did not have this capability!
For sure! But on March 14th the flight was performed by N814NW, an aircraft delivered in 2007...

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 9#1fcce447
https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-a330-806.htm

So the generation SN is getting now I presume...

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Re: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal

Post by DeltaWiskey » 19 Mar 2019, 19:15

Somewhere from around MSN 500 the standard range capability increased dramatically for the A330-300, at least 1300nm more than the early birds like SFO-M-N-V-W.
SFK (MSN 570) is one of earlier birds that had the increased MTOW modification standard in the production line, up until then it was up to the customer's choice (and wallet).
Much later MSN's also had the option for the activated center tank, giving it almost the same range as the -200's (but with a smaller payload due to the higher OEW).
All of the 'new' A330's will be able to fly ±5000nm with max passenger capacity (no cargo).

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