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by luchtzak
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 87
Views: 21926

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

So...apparently starting March 2018 operating HKG-CRL? http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air-belgium/l-echo-launch-operations-from-brussels-south-charleroi-airport-from-march-2018/ How things have changed since this thread started, though, with CX starting HKG-BRU also in March 2018. Personally I f...

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by luchtzak
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to operate two A340 aircraft for Eurowings
Replies: 38
Views: 9944

Re: Brussels Airlines to operate two A340 aircraft for Eurowings

qf789 wrote:
https://twitter.com/eurowings/status/952850452844089344


Nice!!

Registrations for the first 2 Brussels Airlines operated Airbus A340-313 deployed from DUS will be:

OO-SCW
OO-SCX

In line with the Sabena-based registration system in use at SN.

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by luchtzak
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An impressive growth of Eurowings (Lufthansa subsidiary) in 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 2683

An impressive growth of Eurowings (Lufthansa subsidiary) in 2017

André Orban from website AV24.be made a calculation based on the aggregate figures given in the Lufthansa press release for the point-to-point airlines (Eurowings and Brussels Airlines) and the Brussels Airlines figures given by the airline in its own press release, and by subtracting the latter fro...

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by luchtzak
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1175

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

Meanwhile no news on Air Belgium ....

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by luchtzak
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 70
Views: 6923

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/airas ... cardboard/
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Philippine AirAsia cooling down brakes procedure with cardboard: http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/airas ... cardboard/

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by luchtzak
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hotlinking images allowed by EU law ?
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: Hotlinking images allowed by EU law ?

https://www.charlotteslaw.nl/2014/10/embedden-mag-nu-echt/ The embedding in a website of a protected work which is publicly accessible on another website by means of a link using the framing technology … does not by itself constitute communication to the public within the meaning of [the EU Copyrigh...

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by luchtzak
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1175

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

sf260 wrote:
2015 - 2017 growth (2 years in order to minimise the effect of the March 22 terror attacks):
BRU: +5,6%
AMS: +17,1%

:shock:

(sometimes it feels so humble to be Belgian)


But at Brussels Airport there is still stretch, not the case in Amsterdam...

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by luchtzak
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1175

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

In the past year, Brussels Airport received 24.8 million passengers, an absolute record in the history of the airport. Last year, the records for both day and month were also shattered, both in the month of July. Cargo closes the year with 536,000 tonnes of cargo, the highest cargo volume handled by...

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by luchtzak
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hotlinking images allowed by EU law ?
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: Hotlinking images allowed by EU law ?

cpd wrote:
Just put in rules preventing hot-linking to your images. It's not just copyright, but it is using up your server resources.


Yes, but are you allowed to hotlink from other websites?

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by luchtzak
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hotlinking images allowed by EU law ?
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Hotlinking images allowed by EU law ?

A EU law says that embedding youtube, twitter, facebook content is allowed. So you are able to publish them on your site. The same would go for embedding an image between the known <img>-tags. The so-called hotlinking. I would be able to hotlink images from other web sites without paying a copyright...

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by luchtzak
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe is starting the New Year with a brand refresh
Replies: 37
Views: 6143

Flybe is starting the New Year with a brand refresh

Flybe is starting the New Year with a brand refresh to better reflect the extent of its local presence. In what is an impressive statistic by operating more UK domestic flights than any other airline, Flybe is literally ‘Close to You’, not only in the UK but across its mainland European network. htt...

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by luchtzak
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [Movie] Passenger can't hold it any longer and opens overwing exit
Replies: 4
Views: 1711

[Movie] Passenger can't hold it any longer and opens overwing exit

A passenger on a Ryanair flight on 1 January between London Stansted and Malaga couldn’t wait any longer to see the Costa Del Sol. After the Boeing 737 (EI-FTF) was parked he, and the other passengers, needed to wait half an hour before disembarkation. The 57-year old Polish citizen couldn’t wait th...

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by luchtzak
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR A320’s returning to BA
Replies: 6
Views: 1986

Re: QR A320’s returning to BA

Today the airline confirmed to have cancelled the QR leasing: British Airways says it is no longer pursuing leasing of A320s from Qatar Airways between February and April to cover late deliveries and new slots at #Gatwick. Says it is looking at a range of options. I don't not believe you for a seco...

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by luchtzak
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR A320’s returning to BA
Replies: 6
Views: 1986

Re: QR A320’s returning to BA

Today the airline confirmed to have cancelled the QR leasing: British Airways says it is no longer pursuing leasing of A320s from Qatar Airways between February and April to cover late deliveries and new slots at #Gatwick. Says it is looking at a range of options.

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by luchtzak
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI
Replies: 167
Views: 31942

Re: Who will win in the battle to takeover NIKI?

Meanwhile Air Berlin (and Niki) subsidiary Belair is threatened by insolvency, the employees are still waiting for their salary.... Belair Airlines, the Swiss airline headquartered in Glattbrugg operating out of Zürich Airport and Basel–Mulhouse airport is threatened by insolvency. The employees of ...

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by luchtzak
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 drawing Christmas tree in the sky above Germany
Replies: 1
Views: 584

Emirates A380 drawing Christmas tree in the sky above Germany

Isn't this nice ;-) Follow the track @ https://www.flightradar24.com/multiview/fd1fd63 http://wwwaviation24be-q41r3jh.stackpathdns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/DQ7pchPWAAAILYu.jpg http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/emirates-airlines/emirates-airlines-airbus-a380-drawing-christmas-tree-germany/

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by luchtzak
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opening of BER airport postponed for another 2-3 years (2020/2021)
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Opening of BER airport postponed for another 2-3 years (2020/2021)

A few weeks ago it was already announced that the airport would not open in the coming years ...

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by luchtzak
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow
Replies: 44
Views: 8647

Re: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow

A temperature of zero or -1C and snowfall is not that easy to deal with than a good hard frost (-25C). When it’s zero degrees, it’s moist and there will be ice.

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by luchtzak
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snowfall affecting airports across Europe
Replies: 44
Views: 10156

Re: Snowfall hits Europa and the U.K.

Zurich airport seems paralyzed due to snow.

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by luchtzak
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snowfall affecting airports across Europe
Replies: 44
Views: 10156

Re: Snowfall hits Europa and the U.K.

sassiciai wrote:
I see for the first time on FR24 vehicles at BRU sweeping the runways, with call signs like WINTxxx, SUPPxx, INSPxx. Quite unusual!


That's a new feat indeed.

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by luchtzak
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snowfall affecting airports across Europe
Replies: 44
Views: 10156

Snowfall affecting airports across Europe

All flights inbound London Stansted (STN) and London Luton Airport (LTN) are currently holding or diverting. Birmingham (BHX) and East Midlands (EMA) are closed until midday. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines cancelled 94 flights on medium-haul on Sunday. Passengers on twitter are complaining about their del...

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by luchtzak
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines and Boom Announce Partnership for Supersonic Air Travel
Replies: 41
Views: 10284

Japan Airlines and Boom Announce Partnership for Supersonic Air Travel

Tokyo, Japan and Denver, Colorado - Dec. 5, 2017 - Japan Airlines (JAL) and Boom Supersonic are pleased to announce a strategic partnership to bring commercial supersonic travel to passengers. While new and advanced technologies are changing our lives significantly, flight times for air travel have ...

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by luchtzak
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon unveils 7 new routes
Replies: 58
Views: 12081

Re: Joon unveils 7 new routes

http://www.aviation24.be/trip-reports/h ... r-airline/
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A trip report on board JOON flight between Berlin Tegel and Paris CDG by Kevin Goolaerts

Big sister Air France is still present, Kevin rated the trip 3.5 stars out of 5

http://www.aviation24.be/trip-reports/h ... r-airline/

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by luchtzak
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon unveils 7 new routes
Replies: 58
Views: 12081

Re: Joon unveils 7 new routes

persiangulf93 wrote:
luchtzak wrote:
Millennials flying to Tehran ?


Iran has become a hotspot for backpackers and people that like to visit historical sites of ancient Persia.


So the female flight attendants are allowed to enter Iran in that outfit ?

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by luchtzak
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon unveils 7 new routes
Replies: 58
Views: 12081

Re: Joon unveils 7 new routes

Millennials flying to Tehran ?

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by luchtzak
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon unveils 7 new routes
Replies: 58
Views: 12081

Re: Joon unveils 7 new routes

Joon offers free drinks, unless other LCC. So, in Y, no difference in service compared to AF?! Looking at the catering concept for economy class medium-haul (menu card, the possibility to buy on board, …) there doesn’t seem much difference from other carriers like Ryanair or easyJet (except a free ...

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by luchtzak
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon unveils 7 new routes
Replies: 58
Views: 12081

Re: Joon unveils 7 new routes

Joon offers free drinks, unless other LCC.

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by luchtzak
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon unveils 7 new routes
Replies: 58
Views: 12081

Re: Joon unveils 7 new routes

About the uniforms, website Upinthesky.nl says: "The airline targets youngsters, looking at the flight attendants uniforms. It's not a traditional uniform, but they look like hipsters in coffee bar!" Do they have to work at Joon until 60 ? or is that age-restricted ;-) http://www.upinthesk...

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by luchtzak
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon unveils 7 new routes
Replies: 58
Views: 12081

Re: Joon unveils 7 new routes

Some pictures and a detailed report about the launch of Joon: http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air-france-klm-group/joon/launched-joon-the-new-low-cost-airline-with-a-new-generation-travel-experience/ I don't see them as a low-cost airline, I don't see them as a new generation travel experience eit...

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by luchtzak
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 516
Views: 93608

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

A new virtual airline called Powdair will offer flights to ANR, BRS, LTN, MAN, LCY, SOU and SEN station december 11 during the whole ski season using 2 wet-leased CRJ-200 from Blackbone Aviation. Let’s see if it will work ! It will not work, PowdAir suspends the launch of its operations from Sion t...

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by luchtzak
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eva Air Boeing 777 from Taipei to Chicago hit by turbulence, 12 injured (1 severe)
Replies: 27
Views: 13069

Eva Air Boeing 777 from Taipei to Chicago hit by turbulence, 12 injured (1 severe)

A Boeing 777-300ER of Taiwanese airline Eva Air encountered severe turbulence while flying to Chicago International Airport, a dozen passengers and crew members were lightly injured and one flight attendant was severely injured. It’s unknown why the pilots decided to continue the 13-hour journey to ...

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by luchtzak
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBridge Cargo loses Schiphol slots
Replies: 32
Views: 8547

Re: AirBridge Cargo loses Schiphol slots

Little update. In a response to the loss of slots at AMS, Russia threatens to close its air space for Dutch traffic. Story in Dutch: https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/979751/russen-zetten-klm-klem In English: http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/russia-has-threatened-to-close-its-airspace-for-dutch-airc...

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by luchtzak
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines says farewell to the Avro RJ
Replies: 22
Views: 3928

Re: Brussels Airlines says farewell to the Avro RJ

André Orban was on the very last flight between Geneva and Brussels, a detailed trip report can be found here: http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/lufthansa-group/brussels-airlines/last-commercial-flights-brussels-airlines-last-avro-rj100-aircraft-trip-report-pics/ On Sunday Brussels Airlines staff an...

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by luchtzak
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirExplore Boeing 737 flapless take-off at Schiphol (movie)
Replies: 9
Views: 2434

AirExplore Boeing 737 flapless take-off at Schiphol (movie)

Won't you just love being a fly in the chief pilots office ;-) In 2013 a Slovakian AirExplore Boeing 737-300 operating for TUI fly Netherlands was about to take off from runway 36L at Amsterdam Schiphol to Dalaman, Turkey. A passenger was filming outside and his father -a Boeing 747 captain- noticed...

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by luchtzak
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIM Avia returns most 777s to lessors
Replies: 5
Views: 2215

Re: VIM Avia returns most 777s to lessors

Already declared bankrupt since early 2017. I will not further comment ...

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by luchtzak
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cityjet cuts all flights to London City, except Dublin
Replies: 14
Views: 5679

Re: Cityjet cuts all flights to London City, except Dublin

http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/vlm-a ... route-map/
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VLM Airlines Slovenia is taking over ANR - LCY and will start ANR-ZRH combined with a few other flights!

http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/vlm-a ... route-map/

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by luchtzak
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAF Typhoons scramble for Ryanair Boeing 737 “suspected hoax security alert”
Replies: 8
Views: 1700

RAF Typhoons scramble for Ryanair Boeing 737 “suspected hoax security alert”

This morning Royal Air Force Typhoons have scrambled to guide a Ryanair Boeing 737 (EI-FZH) to Stansted Airport. Flight FR2145 from Kaunas, Lithuania to Luton, UK received a “suspected hoax security alert”. London airspace had to be closed during the security alert. All traffic at London Stansted ai...

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by luchtzak
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic A330 runway excursion at Saint Lucia
Replies: 14
Views: 6557

Re: Virgin Atlantic A330 runway excursion at Saint Lucia

pa747sp wrote:
Cunard wrote:
Shouldn't that be INCURSION rather than EXCURSION two totally different meanings.


The aircraft left the runway, so it is grammatically correct.


The airport will reopen at 20:00 local time, whatever timezone that is ;-)

British Airways delayed their flight apparently ...

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by luchtzak
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic A330 runway excursion at Saint Lucia
Replies: 14
Views: 6557

Virgin Atlantic A330 runway excursion at Saint Lucia

Virgin Atlantic A333 at Saint Lucia on Oct 2nd 2017, runway excursion on backtrack. A Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330-300, registration G-VLUV performing flight VS-90 from Saint Lucia Hewanorra (Saint Lucia) to London Gatwick,EN (UK), was backtracking runway 10 for departure when the aircraft attempted ...

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by luchtzak
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 392
Views: 64315

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

3,000 employees 30 aircraft 300,000 future bookings cancelled 30 chartered aircraft of which at least 8 Qatar Airways A320 (10?) and 4 Air Transat 110,000 passengers still abroad The biggest peacetime repatriation in the history of the UK. http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/monarch-airlines/2-october...

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by luchtzak
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIM Airlines (NN) on the verge of collapse
Replies: 27
Views: 4507

Re: VIM Airlines (NN) on the verge of collapse

http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/vim-a ... e-country/
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VIM Airlines CEO and chief accountant taken into custody; co-owners have fled the country.

http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/vim-a ... e-country/

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by luchtzak
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Altéa, the computer system that is used by 125 airlines worldwide has crashed
Replies: 3
Views: 1806

Altéa, the computer system that is used by 125 airlines worldwide has crashed

Passengers are currently facing delays at check-in and boarding as Altéa, the computer system that is used by 125 airlines worldwide has crashed. Altéa is used for check in, updating reservations and for swiftly boarding passengers. http://www.aviation24.be/ground-handling/altea-check-computer-syste...

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by luchtzak
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 258
Views: 57029

Malaysia Airlines to take over six ex-AirBerlin Airbus A330

http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/malay ... s-330-200/
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Malaysia Airlines to take over six ex-AirBerlin Airbus A330, and the explanation: http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/malay ... s-330-200/

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by luchtzak
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIM Airlines (NN) on the verge of collapse
Replies: 27
Views: 4507

Re: VIM Airlines on the verge of collapse

And so another Russian airline is about to bite the dust: Russian president Vladimir Putin gave his transport minister a public reprimand on Wednesday after airline VIM Avia said it needed state support to continue operating and carry thousands of passengers stranded abroad. Mr Putin told Maxim Sok...

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by luchtzak
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians
Replies: 71
Views: 10978

Re: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians

I wonder what she has been smoking before her flight ;-)

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by luchtzak
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 959
Views: 156734

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Lufthansa’s Supervisory Board creates the conditions for rapid growth of Eurowings: 41 new A320s and 20 new Q400s

The acquisition of the aircraft is partly dependent on the successful conclusion of negotiations to acquire parts of the Air Berlin Group.

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by luchtzak
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIM Airlines (NN) on the verge of collapse
Replies: 27
Views: 4507

Re: VIM Airlines (NN) on the verge of collapse

Russian charter airline VIM Airlines (also known as VIM Avia) is on the verge of bankruptcy and seeks help from the Russian government to resume its flights, according to a statement on the Facebook-page of the airline: http://www.facebook.com/vimavia/ (Russian only) If the airline goes bankrupt, i...

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by luchtzak
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: British Airways introduces Mototok, a new and eco-friendly push back tug
Replies: 4
Views: 1338

British Airways introduces Mototok, a new and eco-friendly push back tug

British Airways has become the first airline worldwide to introduce high-tech remote controlled devices to push back aircraft across its short-haul operation. The airline is modernising its operation to maintain and further improve punctuality for its customers. http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/iag...

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by luchtzak
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of LCC Subsidiary Joon
Replies: 160
Views: 18690

Re: Joon unveil fleet and destinations

http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air-f ... ir-france/
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I don't like the uniform, I don't like the style, oh boy ...

http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air-f ... ir-france/

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