Project Ocean: Currently the EW longhaul ops are operated by SunExpress Germany and Brussels. Because of Turkish Airlines (co-owner of SunExpress), SunExpress is not allowed to operate more than 7 A330s. Therefore, Brussels operates the additional ones. The EW longhauls are organised by Lufthansa. ...Jump to post
Dickson wanting to wait until every other regulator around the globe approves the RTS is like the Pentagon waiting until every other country approves of our defense plans. It shows weakness at best and unlawful at worst. That would be like my insurance company approving surgery but holding off unti...Jump to post
Flex is not desirable, the end-result it is a trade-off between all different parameters. Flex is certainly desirable. It's the airplane equivalent of shock absorbers and not only that, but flex is necessary to keep the wings from breaking. But like all things, there is such a thing as "not en...Jump to post
The flex is definitely not a design goal. It is a side effect of using lighter/different materials, the goal is to design a light wing that can withstand a certain load. Engineers can calculate how much it flexes and adopt their design. Flex is not desirable, the end-result it is a trade-off between...Jump to post
The A340 has a long interval, 12 years on corrosion to HMV I would bet that with storage (stop clocking) this is retired to avoid heavy maintenance. Lightsaber I know the A320/330/A340 maintenance program inside out, storage doesn't stop your calendar timed maintenance tasks, only FH/FC based tasks...Jump to post
Is there any ESG planned for the A330? It's already available, some operators have already done it. For early A330's, there is an ISG which raises the limit to 33000FC/100000FH, then an ESG to 40000FC/130000FH (126000FH for -200). Currently available. For later built A330's, DSG is immedately at 33...Jump to post
Thank you very much for these super interesting posts.
One question, in the HUB-curve graph, BRU is in the middle of the Medium Sized hubs group, why isn't it in the chapter of Medium Sized hubs (Part II)?
Thanks for sharing this info with us, you did a fantastic job!
As far as I am aware, the 251t MTOW option includes some physical reinforcements in the wing & wing box. It will be very difficult to go from 242t to 251t version (read: impossible without an Airbus modification SB, which is currently not in the planning as it will be very complicated to do this...Jump to post
SN tried to serve Lubumbashi through its subsidiary Korongo, which ceased operations in 2015. Other than that, SN is maxed out again on its bilateral rights to Congo. The number of frequencies were limited from 7 to 4 weekly until early this year after a diplomatic (political) disagreement which las...Jump to post
However, I see Brussels Airlines as where it fits best, where it could fly all of the routes except FIH, KGL, and EBB. Range-wise you are correct, but the A330 is just too well suited for SN's Africa ops. They can take loads of cargo, especially the newer A330's in the fleet with the higher MZFW/MT...Jump to post
SN has wet leased 1 A319 from OK to cover the summer season, this is for extra capacity. From what I’ve heard, this is mainly due to flight crew training issues (not enough SN capacity). It has not much to do with Eurowings, apart from the fact the SN is part of the “Eurowings Group” and that the EW...Jump to post
There is already a very long (and very interesting!) thread in the space/military section of this board. Everybody’s welcome to join the discussion over there.Jump to post
Moreover, apart from the Brussels airports, none of the Belgian airports recorded passenger growth. That is no surprise as Brussels Airport was the subject of terrorist attack in 2016 and the airport was subsequently closed for a couple of weeks. A lot of BRU-based airlines operated temporarily fro...Jump to post
Ultimately, people will book the flights because it is either direct to BRU or offers a convenient one stop option to the rest of Europe, be it called Brussels Airlines or Eurowings. I agree that the name is not the most imporant thing, but it holds / can hold a lot of value and recognition. You ma...Jump to post
This has quite a nice overview of the differences between the old and new Beluga: http://www.aertecsolutions.com/download ... ga-ENG.pdfJump to post
They are an option.Jump to post
But at Brussels Airport there is still stretch, not the case in Amsterdam... To be honest, is there? With Belgian politics? At AMS, the number of movements is (more or less) capped for the next couple of years, but it doesn't say much about the number of passengers. That still has a ton of potentia...Jump to post
I learned this week that Airbus is looking to have the 251t A339 certified by mid-2019 (approx one year after EIS).Jump to post
In Lufty's restructuring of Miles & More, HON, Senators and FTL bonuses for Brussels Airlines flights will be the same as Eurowings flights, that is less than the bonus on the other LH group carriers and United or Air Canada. Apparently, this will be rectified from January, you will earn as muc...Jump to post
*Jump/LH Cityline -> high density 343s based at FRA, but no longer a separate operation? (Still shows up as operated by CityLine on the website, but wiki says otherwise...) Re: Jump. The 6 A340's in Star Alliance livery will be transferred to Brussels Airlines, to be operated for Eurowings DUS base.Jump to post
Don’t see Delhi happening soon tbh, at least not before 2019. There has been a lot of « mulling » in recent times, i have also heard similar stories about possible destinations like lagos, boston, san fransisco, helsinki,... They all seem to be high on the wish list, but so far, nothing has been ann...Jump to post
After some thinking you can indeed calculate the extra range in 2 ways. Either you calculate at the beginning of the flight, using fuel burn at start of cruise (having slightly less than 9t available). Alternatively, you can also use fuel burn at the end of cruise, and make a correction for carrying...Jump to post
Extra fuel burn for additional weight carried is approx. 25kg/ton/hr. So, if you load extra 9 tons of fuel, in 13 hours you will have burned an additional ~3 tons of fuel. So, after 13 hrs (~6500Nm) you are left with an extra of 6 tons. Good for another 500Nm of flight I am not following your logic...Jump to post
Then there is also SunExpress and (soon) Niki. I believe this setup with SN is an effort to simplify things. Instead of creating a new AOC, they are building on an existing one, which makes more sense in my opinion (also considering, EW and SN will be merged in due course, but it is not priority num...Jump to post
I also think that we should look at EU as one big aviation market. Not just each airport separately. In that respect, Ryanair would also have many quasi monopolies (Weeze, Beauvais, Brussels-Charleroi, Paris-Beauvais, Frankfurt-Hahn, etc) ??? These are low-cost alternatives to larger airports. Usin...Jump to post
One of the rumours I recently heard is that long haul Eurowings will be started/developed on the AOC of Brussels Airlines, with German crew and bases (ex-AB?). This would eventually supersede the co-operation with SunExpress, who currently flies Eurowings Long Haul. If this turns out to be true, it'...Jump to post
So that an airline may have more seats on an A330 than a 787 (and vice-versa) is a matter of choice, not necessity. The only necessity is that you equip the 787 with a 9-abreast economy. I think it is a real shame for Boeing that the 787 only in a 9-abreast lay-out can be competitive against an A33...Jump to post
From a regulator point of view, this sounds like a recipe for ultimate confusion, especially as the aircraft are almost identical and are also both still flying. A number of registrations from 2001 (Sabena bankruptcy) have been taken up again by the recent A319/A320 additions. I think the Belgian C...Jump to post
Yes, but only at the end of 2019. (Unfortunately, but you have to look at stepmom Lufthansa for messing up the whole schedule)Jump to post
A330-342 MSN679 B-LAC CX Oct/2019 A330-342 MSN895 B-LAG CX Mar/2018 A330-342 MSN915 B-LAH CX Jan/2018 A330-342 MSN959 B-LAI CX Apr/2018 A330-343 MSN978 9V-STA SQ Sept/2018 A330-343 MSN983 9V-STB SQ Oct/2018 A330-343 MSN1132 9V-STO SQ Jun/2019 I have added the timeframe in which the aircraft should ...Jump to post
B-LAC (MSN679) will stay with Cathay until July 2019, apparently Cathay already notified Aercap that they won't extend the lease for this frame. When it eventually joins the Brussels Airlines fleet, the roll-over will be finished (in other words: it will be the last one)Jump to post
What is your source for the serial numbers? My source indicates MSN 679, 895, 915, 959 as CX a/c, MSN 978, 983, 1132 as SIA a/c.Jump to post
If MTOW increase is coupled with MZFW increase, it can increase payload and that again increases efficiency. Indeed, but your at the top right of the payload-range curve - which is already well behind the 787 on fuel burned anyway. How do I have to interpret that ? :-) I think he tries to say that,...Jump to post
My employer received an offer last year for 5 A330-900 (2018 deliveries, also from a "launch"-lessor) that was about 10% less than the rate above. A330neo lease rates could easily go below $700k/month for larger commitments.Jump to post
ME720 wrote:LH managed to turn around SN, another lost case 10 years ago!
More information has reached me regarding the fleet replacement. 5 A330 will join the fleet in 2018, 3 ex-Cathay will join in H1, 2 ex-SIA in H2. Almost all of them will be a couple of months early for a natural roll-over. It would make for an interesting opportunity to operate additional frequencie...Jump to post
The oldest M/N/O have a MTOW of 215t. All others are 230t and 233t. Then I suppose the incoming ex-SQ/CX A330s are rated at 238t? What about OO-SFX (MSN 1085)? That's a pretty young ex-SQ A330 with RR engines. Any info on its MTOW? I have to correct myself, SFV & W are also 215t, so that makes ...Jump to post
KarelXWB wrote:TK operates 233t A330-300 aircraft on IST-ATL.
The oldest M/N/O have a MTOW of 215t. All others are 230t and 233t.Jump to post
intotheair wrote:Plenty of A330s are on routes longer than BRU-LAX/SFO. And SK currently flies an A333 on LAX-ARN, which is only about 100 miles shy of LAX-BRU.
Best choice for Brussels Airlines given the way they operate in Africa and the resulting low utilisation. SN's A330 operation and utilisation is in line with the industry standard. They do not have a particularly low utilisation. If anything non-standard, it would be operating from African airports...Jump to post
In reality, you will find that the majority of the UK electorate DO NOT CARE about the financial consequences. As I have said many many times, money was not the primary driver for the leave vote. Of course they do care. If the pound devaluates 20% and the UK GDP decreases with 10%, the purchasing p...Jump to post
Yes, absolutely, when that "contract" has an exit clause with no penalties (i.e. article 50). That is exactly how life works. That might be your interpretation of 50.3 and would mean a "hard" Brexit by default, which I meant to avoid by proposing to discuss the "penalty&quo...Jump to post
Maybe because we are leaving in less than 2 years and have already contributed far in excess of most of the remaining countries? You already agreed and approved what you are paying now, and what you have paid in the past. So basically, you think it is fair to break up a contract from one side, with...Jump to post
Can someone explain to me why a €50 billion bail is so unreasonable to the UK? In the end it is only 6-7 more years of the current contribution. The UK GDP is around €2500 billion, so if they just pay (like they do now) 0,3% of their GDP for 5 years, it is a finished business. It doesn't seem so unr...Jump to post
I never claimed it was the majority. I never said you did. I said "so many" and I stick by that - too many of the most senior EU politicians and bureaucrats have clearly stated that they want the UK to be seen to not be benefitting from leaving. I believe that they have their priorities w...Jump to post
The fact that so many EU politicians seem determined that the UK must be seen to be worse off after leaving really does not bode well for the very difficult negotiations to come. I think that is a misunderstanding on your part. There might be some politicians that like to see that, but they are an ...Jump to post