factsonly
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Belgian Airspace closed - Febr. 13, 2019

Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:49 pm

Due to a national strike, BELGOCONTROL closed lower Belgian airspace under its control at 22.00 hrs LT on Tuesday 12 Febr. 2019 for 24 hours.
There is no air traffic to any Belgian airports.
Upper Belgian Airspace is open as this is controlled by EUROCONTROL from its centre at Maastricht.

The closure results in some interesting routings for airlines approaching neighboring airports in France, the Netherlands and Germany.

Routing to Eindhoven:
- AGP-EIN over London - https://www.flightradar24.com/TRA96E/1f7a684f
- TFS-EIN over London - https://www.flightradar24.com/TRA26M/1f7a4861
- FNC-EIN over London - https://www.flightradar24.com/TRA38N/1f7a5cdd
 
maps4ltd
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Re: Belgian Airspace closed - Febr. 13, 2019

Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:52 pm

Is Belgian ATC government controlled?

If so, be like Reagan. Fire 'em.
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DFW17L
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Re: Belgian Airspace closed - Febr. 13, 2019

Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:59 pm

maps4ltd wrote:
Is Belgian ATC government controlled?

If so, be like Reagan. Fire 'em.

A wee bit extreme, don’t you think?
 
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Re: Belgian Airspace closed - Febr. 13, 2019

Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:23 am

maps4ltd wrote:
Is Belgian ATC government controlled?

If so, be like Reagan. Fire 'em.

The 1981 ATC strike lasted 48 hours and was declared illegal under US Federal law; the Belgian strike is lasting only 24 hours and I'd be surprised if it was illegal under Belgian law.
 
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Re: Belgian Airspace closed - Febr. 13, 2019

Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:24 am

Sitting in Belgium right now. Waiting.
 
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Re: Belgian Airspace closed - Febr. 13, 2019

Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:29 am

Duplicate thread. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1415375
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