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by tomcat
Wed Nov 02, 2005 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Aluminum-lithium For The A350?
Replies: 7
Views: 8051

RE: Why Aluminum-lithium For The A350?

Aluminum-lithium has a slightly lower density than the usual aluminum (+/- 5% lower) and has very good fatigue properties, a must in many aerospace structural applications. It's main problem is it's cost, either to buy it or in the production process later on. So you've to use it in applications whe...

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by tomcat
Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 345/346 HGW Versions
Replies: 70
Views: 9336

RE: 345/346 HGW Versions

Widebodyphotog,

It would be interesting if you could produce the same table with an added column for 744, just to appreciate how a 35+ year old design compares to a newer one... Sometimes, I've some difficulties to see what A346 has brought.

Thanks in advance,

Nicolas

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by tomcat
Thu Oct 06, 2005 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG - BRU Route Operated By SN / Axis
Replies: 9
Views: 3808

RE: CDG - BRU Route Operated By SN / Axis

Hi SNBA, I had a recent experience on the <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym>-<acronym title="Brussels - National (Zaventem) / Melsbroek (BRU / EBBR / EBMB), Belgium">BRU</acronym> leg. Let's read reply #8 in the following thread: <a href="http://ww...

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by tomcat
Fri Sep 23, 2005 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BRU Action: I Love My Airport Job!
Replies: 5
Views: 3132

BRU Action: I Love My Airport Job!

You get my full support even if I live in the east of Brussels. I couldn't live without "my" aircrafts taking off over my garden. Long life BRU !!

Nicolas

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by tomcat
Thu Sep 22, 2005 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What About The BRU - CDG Route?
Replies: 9
Views: 5260

RE: What About The BRU - CDG Route?

Hi all, I flew the <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym>-<acronym title="Brussels - National (Zaventem) / Melsbroek (BRU / EBBR / EBMB), Belgium">BRU</acronym> this morning, after a <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International ...

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by tomcat
Tue Sep 06, 2005 6:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Oceana Airshow May Get Better This Year..
Replies: 18
Views: 5761

RE: Oceana Airshow May Get Better This Year..

Hi men, I really hope Alert 5 is correct. I'm coming from Belgium only to see the F-14 in demo, not on the ground or even worse in a museum. Life would be difficult for me if I couldn't see at least once an F-14 demo. Especially when I think to the successor of the F-14... the F-18E-F-and-following ...

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by tomcat
Tue Dec 14, 2004 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN Brussels Airlines Fleet Renewal
Replies: 34
Views: 7029

RE: SN Brussels Airlines Fleet Renewal

More or less one month ago, I read in a Belgian newspaper that <acronym title="Sabena (Belgium)">SN</acronym> could in the end keep the Avros a few years more. Indeed, they are happy with them, good comfort, right capacity and undemanding lease rates, offsetting largely higher fuel consumption and m...

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by tomcat
Sun Jul 25, 2004 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snba 717?
Replies: 3
Views: 1654

RE: Snba 717?

The latest news I read is that SNBA announced yesterday (23/07) that they would make their decision on fleet renewal only at the end of this year, 6 months later than previously expected. I have no idea on the reason of this differed decision. Are they waiting for a new Bombardier proposal, or to se...

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by tomcat
Sat Feb 28, 2004 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN Brussels Airlines: New Routes + Frequency Incr.
Replies: 15
Views: 7038

RE: SN Brussels Airlines: New Routes + Frequency Incr.

Hi All, I find these are very interesting developments for <acronym title="Sabena (Belgium)">SN</acronym>. Network densification, increased service to customer, full year (little) profit, these are all good news ! But I would like some explanations on two specific points : 1) Permanent increased fre...

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by tomcat
Tue Sep 30, 2003 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Booming?
Replies: 22
Views: 3480

RE: Airbus Booming?

@ Bobrayner

About the anticipated deliveries, isn't it 388 in 2005? Sounds more logical in my view : 306, 313,... doesn't those figures tell you really nothing?? Maybe a more carefull figure for 2005 is 332...

Nicolas

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by tomcat
Sat Sep 20, 2003 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer 170 At CRL Today
Replies: 5
Views: 2738

RE: Embraer 170 At CRL Today

Donder10 : On a side note, <acronym title="Charleroi - Brussels South (Gosselies) (CRL / EBCI), Belgium">CRL</acronym> is a quite interesting airport but you have to be patient. Apart <acronym title="Ryanair (Ireland)">FR</acronym> flight, we can "regularly" see (in frequency of appearance) : 1) F-1...

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by tomcat
Fri Sep 19, 2003 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR And SQC Expanding BRU Services!
Replies: 7
Views: 1754

RE: BR And SQC Expanding BRU Services!

Too bad <acronym title="Brussels - National (Zaventem) / Melsbroek (BRU / EBBR / EBMB), Belgium">BRU</acronym>-Asia lines haven't the same success when it comes about pax... Anyway, any additional flight is always a good news  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting d...

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by tomcat
Fri Sep 19, 2003 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer 170 At CRL Today
Replies: 5
Views: 2738

Embraer 170 At CRL Today

Hi ! I would like to share with you a pleasant event I experienced today. This morning at my office on the border of the runway of <acronym title="Charleroi - Brussels South (Gosselies) (CRL / EBCI), Belgium">CRL</acronym>-Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Belgium; one of the Ryanair's continental h...

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by tomcat
Tue Sep 09, 2003 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: From Paris To Brusselsairport With The T.G.V
Replies: 8
Views: 3961

RE: From Paris To Brusselsairport With The T.G.V

Great news in my view ! Added to the announcement that 2d quarter has been profitable for SNBA, we are not far from an Historical Day for Belgian Aviation I think  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> What's next? Pressclub, any other interesting announceme...

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by tomcat
Sat Sep 06, 2003 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Open Door At SN Brussels Airlines
Replies: 4
Views: 3464

Open Door At SN Brussels Airlines

Hi, A few days ago I received an email from a friend working at SNBA, telling me that there would be an open door the 5th October. The "Corporate Village" will be accessible to public, as will be a hangar with a couple of SNBA's planes on (static...  <img src="/discussions/graphics/frown.gif" A...

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by tomcat
Sat Sep 06, 2003 5:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Open Door At SN Brussels Airlines
Replies: 1
Views: 1345

RE: Open Door At SN Brussels Airlines

Should have been posted in the civil aviation forum !  Insane

Sorry  Insane

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by tomcat
Sat Sep 06, 2003 5:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Open Door At SN Brussels Airlines
Replies: 1
Views: 1345

Open Door At SN Brussels Airlines

Hi, A few days ago I received an email from a friend working at SNBA, telling me that there would be an open door the 5th October. The "Corporate Village" will be accessible to public, as will be a hangar with a couple of SNBA's planes on (static...  <img src="/discussions/graphics/frown.gif" A...

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by tomcat
Thu Jul 31, 2003 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Barred From USA Nonstops... Who'll Yield First?
Replies: 122
Views: 10285

RE: EK Barred From USA Nonstops... Who'll Yield First?

UAL747, Yes, I get your point. But, don't you think that when you speak about unsafe airlines, <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> doesn't place in rank #1. Are the Europeans so uncarefull to allow <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> to fly nonstop...

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by tomcat
Thu Jul 31, 2003 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Barred From USA Nonstops... Who'll Yield First?
Replies: 122
Views: 10285

RE: EK Barred From USA Nonstops... Who'll Yield First?

Ssides : yes, for me too my thinking are too machiavellic. But security argument is a little light for my taste. I think I we sleep a little on that, maybe tomorrow I will have find a more satisfactory explanation. But let's listen to the other members, there is more in 2 heads than in one ! Of cour...

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by tomcat
Thu Jul 31, 2003 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Barred From USA Nonstops... Who'll Yield First?
Replies: 122
Views: 10285

RE: EK Barred From USA Nonstops... Who'll Yield First?

Don't want to start the legendary A vs B topic, but : <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> is a quite good customer of Airbus. So making problems to <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym>, could make some little worries to Airbus, which is never bad fo...

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by tomcat
Fri Jul 18, 2003 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 SP At BRU Yesterday 07/16?
Replies: 8
Views: 3822

RE: 747 SP At BRU Yesterday 07/16?

EALSYS1 If it was this one this could well explain why she was flying so high : I don't think she usually flies with the same load as the <acronym title="Saudi Arabian Airlines">SV</acronym> 742F we enjoy at <acronym title="Brussels - National (Zaventem) / Melsbroek (BRU / EBBR / EBMB), Belgium">BRU...

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by tomcat
Fri Jul 18, 2003 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 SP At BRU Yesterday 07/16?
Replies: 8
Views: 3822

747 SP At BRU Yesterday 07/16?

Hi everyone ! Is it possible that I have seen a Boeing 747 <acronym title="SATA Air Azores (Portugal)">SP</acronym> taking off from <acronym title="Brussels - National (Zaventem) / Melsbroek (BRU / EBBR / EBMB), Belgium">BRU</acronym> at about 21h30 local time? Actually I was at home near "place Mei...

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by tomcat
Wed Oct 16, 2002 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency Landing Olympic 737 In Brussels
Replies: 33
Views: 5215

RE: Emergency Landing Olympic 737 In Brussels

Hi Established02 ! Off course if it was the case I would transform the upper floor of my house in a kind of spotting deck and the other floors in a Spotters Club or so ! Regarding LHR, I tend to think that LHR is more distant from the city than BRU is. But I may be wrong on this. Finally, the DC-10 ...

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by tomcat
Wed Oct 16, 2002 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency Landing Olympic 737 In Brussels
Replies: 33
Views: 5215

RE: Emergency Landing Olympic 737 In Brussels

Concerning possible regular landings on 07L, I can tell you that it would make a huge difference for the people living in Brussels. While I'm very happy to live in (about) the axis of runway 25R (Schaerbeek, some 800m NW from RTB/VRT tower for those who know) so that I can see and LISTEN TO the most...

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by tomcat
Thu Aug 15, 2002 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 951 (BRU-IAD) : Aborted Take Off This Wednesday
Replies: 41
Views: 6741

UA 951 (BRU-IAD) : Aborted Take Off This Wednesday

The Boeing 763 was forced to abort her take off after a technical incident occured (most likely at one of the engines). The plane went outside the runway but there were no injuries.

Nicolas

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by tomcat
Thu Jul 25, 2002 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels - Spotters Meet-up
Replies: 95
Views: 3405

RE: Brussels - Spotters Meet-up

Hi !

Great idea  Smile/happy/getting dizzy. I'll be there on Sunday.

@ Sabena 690 :

Maybe you could suggest the definitive meeting time on Saturday ?

So, see you Sunday for sure,
Nicolas

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by tomcat
Tue Jul 23, 2002 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency Landing SN Brussels
Replies: 10
Views: 1556

RE: Emergency Landing SN Brussels

By the way this news indicates that some SNBA's flights are correctly loaded : here they have a load factor of 69,1% (67pax/97seats). Not that bad.

Nicolas

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by tomcat
Mon Jul 22, 2002 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Will Snba Live?
Replies: 11
Views: 1658

RE: How Long Will Snba Live?

OK Sk945, we believe you but in this case why asking this question about the length of SNBA's life ? "Belgian Mafia" hasn't sixth sense to answer this question. We only hope it will be a very long and profitable life. And for the time being, we can still believe that it will the case. At least SNBA ...

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by tomcat
Sat Jul 13, 2002 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN Brussels Airlines News
Replies: 168
Views: 23729

RE: SN Brussels Airlines News

When BA and SN say there is no cash involved in their deal but when in the mean time FT says this deal could worth up to ?? 30m, we could imagine that SN has obtained, in exchange of her slots, the right to buy seats on BRU-LHR at a very low cost on a given period. Because if she has only received s...

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by tomcat
Fri Jul 12, 2002 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN Quits Heathrow, Code Shares With BA
Replies: 3
Views: 2108

RE: SN Quits Heathrow, Code Shares With BA

Dear BestWestern, You seem to indicate that the SN/VEX agreement was very damaging for SN in terms of image but also in terms of profitability ("I think this is an unusual move for Sabena, but they really damaged their reputation on the route by codesharing with Virgin Express some eight years ago n...

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by tomcat
Wed Jul 10, 2002 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA To Codeshare With SN Brussels
Replies: 11
Views: 3018

RE: BA To Codeshare With SN Brussels

Great news if comfirmed ! And if in a further step they extend the code-share all over UK, this could be a valuable support to SNBA given the increased offer of Ryanair from CSL and the AF's operations between UK and BRU, launched after SN's bankrupt with her local subsidiary. There is definitily to...

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by tomcat
Sun Jun 23, 2002 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340's At Bru?
Replies: 16
Views: 1665

RE: A340's At Bru?

I forgot TP A343, in code-share with SN to Macao !

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by tomcat
Sun Jun 23, 2002 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340's At Bru?
Replies: 16
Views: 1665

RE: A340's At Bru?

@ Established02

I would add some AF A343 (because of demonstrations at CDG if I remember)
and a couple of IB A340 (during the summer, when the third of Belgium goes to Spain).

Nicolas

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by tomcat
Sat Jun 15, 2002 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A300 Flapless Takeoff
Replies: 24
Views: 2378

RE: A300 Flapless Takeoff

It's mainly a question of take off weight. On short legs with a no too loaded aircraft, you don't need flaps if you've enough runway length. Specially with a twinjet which has a traditionally greater thrust-to-weight ratio compared with quadrijets with the same loading.

Nicolas

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by tomcat
Tue May 21, 2002 2:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Exhaust Velocity
Replies: 8
Views: 2394

RE: Exhaust Velocity

Hi SailorOrion,

I'm not so positive about the fact that the speed of the bypass is sonic at the exhaust. Given the relatively low compression through the fan, I would say the speed is only subsonic (high subsonic).

Nicolas.

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by tomcat
Mon May 20, 2002 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: May 15th 2002: Pier A Opens At BRU
Replies: 47
Views: 2484

RE: May 15th 2002: Pier A Opens At BRU

Hi,

If someone is planning any spotter meeting at BRU, let me know that! I shouldn't leave Brussels in July. I'll respond present anytime  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Regards,

Nicolas

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by tomcat
Mon May 13, 2002 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN Brussels Will Expand Soon...
Replies: 32
Views: 2052

RE: SN Brussels Will Expand Soon...

To Pressclub:

And what are waiting all these companies (AY, EI, DM, TP, LY) to code-share again with SNBA, wich his nothing else than DAT wich never stopped to exist?

Thanks for any response.

Nicolas

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by tomcat
Sun May 12, 2002 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why BRU For OZ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1178

RE: Why BRU For OZ?

Hello Manni, There were 2 flights a week and there was a stop in VIE (during the out- or inbound flight, I don't remember). I always wondered why SN didn't try to get a code-share agreement with OZ. SN could have been a good feeder for OZ and european pax could have enjoy interesting connections to ...

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by tomcat
Sat May 11, 2002 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Domestic 777's?
Replies: 24
Views: 2380

RE: AA Domestic 777's?

Well, I flew on an AA Md-11 between JFK and MIA in 1995. I can tell you it wasn't too big for that job. So I'm not specially estonished to see 777 flying domestic in the US.

Nicolas

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by tomcat
Mon May 06, 2002 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UnDucted Fan
Replies: 13
Views: 2310

RE: UnDucted Fan

Hi Luisca, In short : it was an attempt to put together the respective advantages of the turboprop (good efficiency at low speed, not too noisy) and turbofan (more efficient in high subsonic). But apparently it didn't convinced. To date the high dillution rate turbofans are fitting "quite well" with...

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by tomcat
Sun Apr 28, 2002 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN BA A330 's Departing!
Replies: 43
Views: 2197

RE: SN BA A330 's Departing!

Hey Established02,

>Which airlines besides TWA & RJ did ever fly the L10 to BRU?

I would also add DL on ATL-BRU, a few years ago, especially during the high season.

Regards

Nicolas

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by tomcat
Sat Apr 27, 2002 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thesis About BRU Available For Download (dutch)
Replies: 11
Views: 1768

RE: Thesis About BRU Available For Download (dutch)

Hi Ivan,

Thank you for making public you thesis. I've just downloaded it. I'll try to read it as soon as possible and then to send you all my comments.

Regards,

Nicolas.

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by tomcat
Tue Jan 22, 2002 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sabena's(DAT's) African Network
Replies: 9
Views: 1468

RE: Sabena's(DAT's) African Network

The African cities flown were : 1) West Africa : Abidjan (ABJ), Bamako (BKO), Banjul (BJL), Conakry (CKY), Cotonou (COO), Dakar (DKR), Douala (DLA), Lagos (LOS), Lome (LFW), Monrovia (MLW), Ouagadougou (OUA), Yaounde (Yao) 2) Central Africa : Kinshasa (FIH), Luanda (LUA) 3) East Africa : Entebbe (EB...

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by tomcat
Sun Nov 04, 2001 8:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-14 Vs F-18
Replies: 28
Views: 27152

RE: F-14 Vs F-18

Look at my username  Smokin cool

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by tomcat
Thu Oct 04, 2001 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sabena, It's Over! Good Bye, See You...
Replies: 111
Views: 4196

RE: Sabena, It's Over! Good Bye, See You...

Hi High Flying Guys.

And what about the accumulated Qualiflyer Miles? Do you think Swiss Bank Airlines will take them into account?

Regards

Nicolas

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by tomcat
Wed Aug 15, 2001 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sabena Fleet
Replies: 16
Views: 1901

RE: Sabena Fleet

Just 2 details 1) Sterne 82 : please remember that the first A321 joined the SN fleet only in march 1999. And note that the OO-SUC is lucky to be still flying as during autumn 2000 the rear part of its fuselage touched the ground on landing at LIS, causing a few weeks of repairs (plus 1 non pressuri...

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by tomcat
Sun Oct 22, 2000 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is A Continental 757 In Frankfurt
Replies: 24
Views: 3095

RE: Why Is A Continental 757 In Frankfurt

Note that there was poor visibility at BRU last sunday and that the EWR-BRU flight operated by a CO 757-200 was diverted to FRA before landing at BRU with approx. 4 hours delay.
Many other flights faced the same problem that day.

Regards.

Nicolas Papageorgiou

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by tomcat
Fri Oct 06, 2000 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sabena MD-11
Replies: 12
Views: 2616

RE: Sabena MD-11

Just a little precision : OO-CTS with PW and OO-CTC witfh GE. Question to HB-IBC : Isn't the shift from NBO to West Africa justified by capacity question? I mean,to operate 6 flights a week (iso 5) to NBO,the MD-11 are a little big while the opening of Monrovia (and the succes of West Africa destina...

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