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by luchtzak
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 184
Views: 42365

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

So their wet-lease to AF has ended? No, it hasn't. They use their second A340 for this part of their operations. Unfortunately that aircraft is on ground in Libreville (according to http://www.aviation24.be) One flight was cancelled indeed, last Saturday. But now flying at full force! One newspaper...

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by luchtzak
Mon May 14, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sichuan Airlines Airbus A319 lost part of the windshield at over 33,000 ft causing decompression and cockpit’s damage
Replies: 5
Views: 1895

Sichuan Airlines Airbus A319 lost part of the windshield at over 33,000 ft causing decompression and cockpit’s damage

The right hand front windshield of this Sichuan Airlines Airbus A319 (B-6419) got separated with a sudden decompression as a result. The pilots immediately squawked emergency code 7777 and started an emergency descent. Flight 3U8633 from Chongqing to Lhasa, Tibet experienced windshield separation at...

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by luchtzak
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 153
Views: 19372

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

To find a solution on the “impasse”, Air France has decided to launch a consultation with all the staff To allow the company to find a way out of this deadlock situation with serious consequences for the company’s customers and staff, Air France Chairman, Jean-Marc Janaillac, has decided to launch ...

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by luchtzak
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurocontrol warns airlines to exercise caution in Eastern Mediterranean due to possible launch of air strikes into Syria
Replies: 0
Views: 527

Eurocontrol warns airlines to exercise caution in Eastern Mediterranean due to possible launch of air strikes into Syria

Eurocontrol, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, has issued a Rapid Alert Notification to warn airlines to exercise caution in Eastern Mediterranean due to possible launch of air strikes into Syria in next 72 hours. “Due to the possible launch of air strikes into Syria with a...

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by luchtzak
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings could take over Swiss GVA ops
Replies: 33
Views: 4047

Re: Eurowings could take over Swiss GVA ops

The CEO of Swiss International Air Lines has said that it is not impossible that the carrier’s Geneva operations be taken over by Eurowings, Lufthansa’s low-cost arm, in 2019. Well, they are already adopting the service: from May 2018, SWISS will introduce a buy on board (BOB) concept from medium-h...

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by luchtzak
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 184
Views: 42365

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

News about Air Belgium: today they held a press conference. They will launch its flights to Asia from Brussels South Charleroi Airport (BSCA). Four Airbus A340-300 will be based at the Walloon airport, to improve the comfort of the business class passengers the airport will build a dedicated termina...

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by luchtzak
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 184
Views: 42365

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: Updated: Brussels Airlines to operate two A340 aircraft for Eurowings
Replies: 45
Views: 12325

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 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 99
Views: 10339

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: 440
Views: 49458

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: 469

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: 99
Views: 10339

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: 99
Views: 10339

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: 469

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: 469

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: 45
Views: 8854

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: 1787

[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: 2056

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: 2056

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: 195
Views: 41851

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: 606

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: 450

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: 8857

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: 10316

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: 10316

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: 10316

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: 10477

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: 60
Views: 14533

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: 60
Views: 14533

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: 60
Views: 14533

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: 60
Views: 14533

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: 60
Views: 14533

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: 60
Views: 14533

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: 60
Views: 14533

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: 95114

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: 13313

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: 8658

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: 4027

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: 2525

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: 2268

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: 5785

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: 1726

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: 6670

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: 6670

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: 65485

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: 4733

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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