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Post by Passenger » 12 Jun 2019, 15:39

Jon Stewart admonishes U.S. Congress over 9/11 First Responders Bill.

"You should be ashamed of yourselves" - Jon Stewart went off on Congress for not yet renewing the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

7,5 minutes one can only listen and feel ashamed:
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Post by C96C » 14 Jun 2019, 21:13

Since May HiFly Malta is operating flights between TLS and XFW. This year they also acquired 3 A319's (probably for this service between the Airbus-plants) they have registered them as 9H-XFW, 9H-TLS and 9H-LOL :)

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Post by TLspotting » 14 Jun 2019, 21:15

C96C wrote:
14 Jun 2019, 21:13
Since May HiFly Malta is operating flights between TLS and XFW. This year they also acquired 3 A319's (probably for this service between the Airbus-plants) they have regisered them as 9H-XFW, 9H-TLS and 9H-LOL :)
XFW and LOL are ex Germania AG. LOL came to BRU in May I think.
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Post by TLspotting » 15 Jun 2019, 09:42

Start-up airlines news :

Flypop : They have their HQ at Stansted. They would like to fly to India maybe later this year.

Arctic Airways : From Greenland, they would like to fly to Europe at least maybe using Airbus A320 family. An announcement is coming soon.
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Post by lucas » 16 Jun 2019, 15:04

Both Argentina and Uruguay are suffering problems in their electricity networks, along with parts of Brasil and Paraguay. An estimated 48 million people have no electricity. Has anyone an idea in how far this causes problems for airports in these countries? Or do they have back-ups?

https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2019/06/16 ... roomstori/

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Post by jan_olieslagers » 16 Jun 2019, 15:23

The AIP is supposed to mention that for each individual aerodrome. Here in BE I know that EBAW Antwerp has its own emergency generator, so one can expect them at similar-sized airports. Question is: how long will the fuel last? That's what the AIP does not say.

EBAW AD 2.15 Other Lighting, Secondary Power Supply
1 ABN / IBN location, characteristics and hours of operation NIL
2 LDI location and lighting NIL
WDI location and lighting Next to apron 2 (lighted)
At THR 11 (lighted)
At THR 29 (lighted)
3 Taxiway edge lighting TWY A1, A2, B1, B2, E, F and J
Taxiway centre line lighting TWY A1, A2, F and K
4 Secondary power supply To all lighting at aerodrome
Switch-over time 0 SEC
5 Remarks NIL

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Post by TLspotting » 17 Jun 2019, 16:52

Forest fire near to Stockholm Arlanda : https://www.aftonbladet.se/a/0ngEG0
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Post by luchtzak » 19 Jun 2019, 20:08

Runway damage at Budapest Airport causes flight delays on Wednesday evening.

https://www.aviation24.be/airports/buda ... y-evening/

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Post by luchtzak » 23 Jun 2019, 12:43

Ouch!

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Post by Passenger » 23 Jun 2019, 13:42

From the homepage, 19th June:
Runway damage at Budapest Airport causes flight delays on Wednesday evening.
Passengers traveling through Budapest Airport are currently (Wednesday, 19 June) facing flight delays. According to an online tweet by Konsiczky Zoltán, there has been damage on one of the two runways (the other runway is decommissioned for works). A repair that will take about one hour, until 20:00 (UTC +2).

According to information, gathered by Aviation24.be, a concrete block damaged a Wizz Air Airbus A321neo (HA-LVB) upon landing from Stockholm Skavsta Airport as flight W62404.

Shaun Walker went to Twitter to complain: “Utter chaos at Budapest Airport. Every flight delayed, no announcements, departure boards not working, people unclear if their flights have gone or not…“. Matthew Vins says: “Ryanair what’s going on at Budapest Airport? Mile long check in and, after 45 mins, noone is now being let through?“
https://www.aviation24.be/airports/buda ... y-evening/
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Post by Passenger » 01 Jul 2019, 21:08

Last Saturday, there was a computer failure at the luggage system at AMS Schiphol Airport, causing a pile up with thousands of bagages stuck at the airport. Comment from KLM: "euh, yes, there was kind of a problem". Comment from AMS Airport: "no comment". As a result, press coverage was minimal.

https://www.hartvannederland.nl/nieuws/ ... -schiphol/

https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/1436847 ... er-viaduct

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Post by Passenger » 10 Jul 2019, 11:48

Caught on camera by Airlive.net: that ground collision at AMS Amsterdam Schiphol Airport yesterday (KLM 737 and Easyjet A320):


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Post by Charlie Roy » 10 Jul 2019, 14:56

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-fran ... SKCN1U412B

New aviation tax in France!
(Can only be good news for Belgian airports...)

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Post by jan_olieslagers » 10 Jul 2019, 15:02

New aviation tax in France!
Negative!!
New tax only on commercial air transport in France... actually only commercial pax transport...

Commercial cargo carriage not affected
Military not affected
Biz aviation not affected
Recreational aviation not affected.
Research balloons not affected.
All aviation, though.
No, this is not an "aviation" tax.
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Post by lumumba » 10 Jul 2019, 16:02

This tax should be all over the EU....
Hasta la victoria siempre.

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Post by Stij » 11 Jul 2019, 08:37

lumumba wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 16:02
This tax should be all over the EU....
Why?
If you want to change people s behaviour these amounts are negligible ...
So it s just another tax increase with a little green paint over it... just like the tax increases on alcohol or tobacco...

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Post by jan_olieslagers » 11 Jul 2019, 08:51

...and also, it only creates more administration, more complexity.
Much simpler and more efficient would be to reduce or even remove the VAT exemption on airliner fuel.

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Post by lumumba » 11 Jul 2019, 10:58

jan_olieslagers wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 08:51
...and also, it only creates more administration, more complexity.
Much simpler and more efficient would be to reduce or even remove the VAT exemption on airliner fuel.
That's another idea I'm not a specialist in that matter but if a tax should be imposed it should be on EU level to be correct and to have a bigger influence.

The idea is to create some budget to invest in new technologies or other ways to travel (less carbon pollutant) if I understood well.
Hasta la victoria siempre.

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Post by Ge203 » 11 Jul 2019, 12:22

I'm not into bashing people that try something, but minister De Rugy looks like he doesn't know anything (not saying I'm an expert, but a bit commonsense and research) about aviation, and ecology neither...

He says "airlines will have to invest in newer aircrafts that consume less kerosene", thank you sir! They didn't wait for you to that. Not for ecology purpose but mainly because it reduces costs. He implies that airlines fly 30-years-old aircrafts! And increasing costs with this tax certainly won't help them to invest...

He also states that "airlines should use more biofuel"... Ok, just where do this biofuel come from? Oh yes, Brazil, Malaysia, Indonesia,... countries where hectares are deforested to grow palm. Of course with a massive use of pesticides which isn't very eco-friendly, is it? Let's not forget that biofuel rejects as much CO2 as kerosene does (even more actually).

Taxing kerosene on an EU-level will just kill the airlines... Imagine a FRA-SIN flight, a direct flight will be taxed on the whole fuel it takes, and via IST, the FRA-IST segment will be taxed but the IST-SIN won't... How can European airlines be competitive with that? Just look at how many airlines died because of rising fuel costs...

When will a Minister of Ecology actually be an expert? Not a journalist like Hulot, or an ordinary political man like De Rugy...

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