[Videos + pictures] Brussels Airlines staff say goodbye to OO-DWD

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Today Brussels Airlines staff and their family had the opportunity to say goodbye to OO-DWD, Brussels Airlines’ last Avro RJ100 aircraft. Aviation.be was invited to join the second of three round-trips above Belgium.

Even on short flights Brussels Airlines takes safety very seriously. Flight attendant Christelle Ruelle in action.

After take-off on runway 25R OO-DWD headed to Sint-Niklaas, then a 360-turn above Antwerp. Finally a right turn back to Brussels Airport runway 25L.

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Applause from the passengers, and arrival speeches from purser Rita Janseune. This flight was also the very last flight of captain Rik Zwaenepoel, who is retiring from tomorrow. A total of four captains will retire, together with the last flights of the Avro.

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Before the third and final flight the aircraft received the traditional water salute from the Brussels Airport fire fighting department.

After the round-trip flights the family and staff had the opportunity to sign the aircraft.

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