Niv Stobenzki, a 20-year-old man has been arrested in Israel after flying a Mavic Pro drone near Sde Dov Airport in Tel Aviv – close to where aeroplanes were attempting to land on the runway – and then bragging about it on social media “filming air planes from about 90 Ft distance from the drone”. h...Jump to post
180 passengers had a very bad surprise on Monday 24 July afternoon. Their flight FR4567 back to Brussels South Charleroi (CRL) from Figari, Corsica (FSC) was cancelled. The incoming flight FR4566 Charleroi-Figari had been diverted to Bastia (BIA) because of a forest fire. And instead of finding an a...Jump to post
easyJet press release issued today: http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/easyjet ... c-licence/Jump to post
Tomorrowland has started again, thousands of young people are flying to Belgium, on board Brussels Airlines. Most of the flights have DJ sets on board, one of the special flights was this A330 from Frankfurt to Brussels, a full report: http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/lufthansa-group/brussels-airline...Jump to post
Local fire officials directed the FAA to evacuate the Washington Center in Leesburg, VA at about 6:00 PM after fumes from construction work permeated the control room. The center handles high altitude flights over the area. The facility stopped accepting new flights and handed off airborne flights ...Jump to post
Dutch police officers and the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee have prevented the smuggling of 11 Albanian adults and 3 young children between Belgium and England. According to a police statement its the first time in the Netherlands that an aircraft is used in an attempt to smuggle people. Earlier th...Jump to post
And they are flying! A7-AFA to Brussels.Jump to post
British Airways planned the Qatar Airways Airbus A320 for tomorrow already!
http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/iag/bri ... nd-zurich/
Kiev, Brussels, Oslo, Munich, Sofia and Zurich
On BBC Watchdog, a programme aired on Wednesday night, the BBC talked to Dr Jennifer Rodgers from the University of Oxford who helped conduct an experiment where four researchers booked onto four Ryanair flights and were split up each time onto single, separate middle seats throughout the plane. Wat...Jump to post
Ryanair have just issued a statement regarding this.. they haven't changed their policy or algorithm.. they say that more and more passengers are paying to reserve seats on their planes .. which means passengers are reserving window and aisle seats.. so as the load factor is normally 95% the only s...Jump to post
BA Mixed fleet crews were formed around 4 years ago to lower BA's crewing costs. Mixed refers to the fact the fly both long and short haul to maximise flying hours. BA also have legacy fleets such as euro (short haul) and world wide (long haul). Mixed fleet crews are currently on strike to improve ...Jump to post
An 80 year old Chinese woman threw coins into the engine of a China Southern Airlines aircraft, the passenger named Qiu was taken away by police. After investigation she said that she threw the coins for “good luck” and “to pray for safety”. http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/china-southern/passenger-t...Jump to post
If you accept the ‘terms & conditions of carriage’ you know you need to print your boarding pass and bring it to the airport.
https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/useful-in ... conditions
A Ryanair passenger who was checked in but didn’t print his boarding pass was denied boarding at gate A32 at Brussels Airport and was forced to pay 50€ to Ryanair (via the Aviapartner gate agent). The passenger started ranting, shouting and … filming http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/ryanair/ranting-p...Jump to post
Debris has been found in the Andaman Sea.Jump to post
Ships and planes have been scrambled to search for the plane, which was flying over the Andaman Sea when it went missing, a new statement confirmed. No news of the plane so far.Jump to post
A Myanmar air force Shaanxi Y-8 went missing over the country with 116 soldiers and crew onboard. http://luchtzak-q41r3jh.stackpathdns.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Myanmar_Air_Force_Shaanxi_Y-8_MRD.jpg http://www.luchtzak.be/military-aircraft/myanmar-air-force/shaanxi-y-8-116-soldiers-crew-board-w...Jump to post
Qatar Airways offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi closed for business!
http://www.luchtzak.be/organisations/un ... s-offices/
Egyptair and FlyDubai discontinue DohaJump to post
In a reaction, Qatar Airways has now suspended all flights between Doha and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/qatar-a ... suspended/
Air Canada aerial pictures of B787-9 new livery, cool!
http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/air-can ... reamliner/
And SHS Aviation (VLM Airlines) buys the remainder of Thomas Cook Belgium: http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/vlm-air ... s-belgium/Jump to post
Air Belgium will start flying from Brussels Airport from October 2017 and unveils travel classes: economy, premium class and business class Air Belgium today announced the 3 travel classes that will be retrofitted on the Airbus A340 aircraft: economy, premium and business class seats. Additionally ...Jump to post
Asiana Cargo flight OZ588 from Brussels to Seoul, operated by Boeing 747-400F registered HL7413, diverted to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) with a landing gear door problem, after first dumping fuel above the North Sea. http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/asiana-airlines/asiana-boeing-747-hl7413-problems-dumpi...Jump to post
An Emirates Airbus A380 (reg. A6-EOG) en route to Paris from Dubai (EK75) was diverted to Larnaca airport because a French woman on board had gone into labour, the Cyprus News Agency reported on Friday. The pilot had received permission to land the plane in Larnaca, but the woman had already given b...Jump to post
Air Canada to Toronto cancelled.
Flights delayed for 4 hours, even delayed till tomorrow.
Chaos is well commented via twitter.
Brussels Airlines diverted to Porto.Jump to post
Planes are stuck on the tarmac at Lisbon airport amid a failure with the fuel pumping system, say reports. Portugal’s flagship carrier, TAP, said there were 14 of its planes on the ground and all planes without fuel were unable to take off. Some flights have been cancelled. http://www.luchtzak.be/ai...Jump to post
Wow Etihad isn't very happy about the situation: Etihad Airways said today it was disappointed that despite its significant investments in Alitalia, the Italian airline had today entered extraordinary administration. Shortest press release ever ;-) http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/etihad-airways/stat...Jump to post
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating after a runway incursion at Toronto Pearson International Airport today with UA211 and AA3725.
http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/america ... n-airport/
A flaps problem on this Surinam Airways Airbus A340-313 registered PZ-TCR from Amsterdam to Paramaribo, forcing the pilots to return twice to Amsterdam Schiphol! http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/surinam-airways/returns-twice-to-amsterdam-schiphol-after-flaps-issues/ http://luchtzak-q41r3jh.stackpathd...Jump to post
This Friday Diaby Nafi from France successfully gave birth mid-flight on a Turkish Airlines flight TK538 from Conakry to Istanbul via Ouagadougou. She was assisted by the trained cabin crew. The baby girl was named “Kadiju”. http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/turkish-airlines/baby-born-mid-air-turkish-...Jump to post
Just been announced that Brussels Airlines are to buy Thomas Cook Belgium- http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.english/Economy/1.2937314 As the article says that leaves Belgium with just two airlines- Brussels and TUI. Amazing news! Brussels Airlines already performed many flights for Thomas Cook Bel...Jump to post
It's a former TEA Trans European Airways aircraft, movie of the evac: http://www.luchtzak.be/miscellaneous/ac ... ng-mishap/Jump to post
Exclusive picture of the Sukhoi in Brussels Airlines livery : http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/cityjet ... es-livery/Jump to post
Update: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seems to have acted on intelligence over a threat from AQAP (Al Qaeda in the Arabic Peninsula), which have the knowledge to build small explosive devices that can be hidden in laptops, etc. From http://www.luchtzak.be/forums/viewtopic.php?p=348691#p...Jump to post
The list is amazingJump to post
12 other countries affected (which ones???), reason why unknown.Jump to post
Found via twitter: http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/emirate ... 80-a6-eod/
2016 Market share at Brussels Airport increased by 2,2% 3,2% passenger growth 20m operational profit Brussels Airlines’ ambitions for 2018 1,5€ billion revenue 10.000.000 passengers 80% load-factor on all flights 50.000.000€ profits http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/brussels-airlines/operational-profi...Jump to post
Thomas Cook Airlines today launched a new uniform for both flight and cabin crew. The holiday airline gave passengers a sneak preview on board an A321 in Manchester last week, take a look! http://www.luchtzak.be/tour-operators/thomas-cook/new-uniform-for-cabin-and-cockpit-crew/ http://luchtzak-q41r3...Jump to post
In an interview with CNN Türk Turkish president Erdogan threatened to ban all Dutch flights from landing into Turkey, after the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavusoglu was disallowed entry into the Netherlands. http://www.luchtzak.be/miscellaneous/strange/president-turkey-erdogan-threat...Jump to post
Ryanair is not always expanding, for example they reduced capacity at Brussels Airport summer 2016 And today it appears that for winter 2017-2018 there is a reduction of 23 % True, but in the meantime they keep expanding at Charleroi. Some of these routes that discontinued from Brussels were simply...Jump to post
Breaking news: Tunisair suspends all operations after physical clash between pilots and technicians
http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/tunisai ... perations/
VLM announced to restart operations end 2016 with an A320 - any updates so far? Vlm will not restart operations in Antwerp, nor from Belgium but from Maribor, Slovenia!! http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/vlm-airlines/yesterday-shs-aviation-presented-flight-schedule-maribor-airport/ Apparently VLM wil...Jump to post