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Belgian Air Force news

Post by TLspotting » 09 Sep 2018, 09:13

Hello!

During the BAF Days I got 2 major news :

- First A400M for 2019.

- Last Seaking RS05 will leave the fleet end of March 2019.
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Post by sn26567 » 09 Sep 2018, 09:41

TLspotting wrote:
09 Sep 2018, 09:13

- First A400M for 2019.
Where will it be based? The hangars at Melsbroek are too small for the A400M.
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Post by KriVa » 09 Sep 2018, 10:02

A new hangar will be built at Melsbroek. Construction to start relatively soon.
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Post by TLspotting » 09 Sep 2018, 10:49

KriVa wrote:
09 Sep 2018, 10:02
A new hangar will be built at Melsbroek. Construction to start relatively soon.
Any idea where exactly? East to Pol Fed Hangar?
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Post by KriVa » 09 Sep 2018, 15:13

I have no idea. However, if they want to remain operational from EBMB at all times, I guess east of FedPol is pretty much the only realistic location.
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Post by sn26567 » 28 Dec 2018, 17:14

Belgium will buy a flight simulator for the training of future pilots of the military transport aircraft Airbus A400M. It involves an investment of approximately 115 million euros together with Luxembourg (€ 28 million). The simulator will be installed in Melsbroek.

https://www.aviation24.be/military-airc ... simulator/
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Post by pitrixplanespotting » 29 Dec 2018, 09:52

sn26567 wrote:
28 Dec 2018, 17:14
Belgium will buy a flight simulator for the training of future pilots of the military transport aircraft Airbus A400M. It involves an investment of approximately 115 million euros together with Luxembourg (€ 28 million). The simulator will be installed in Melsbroek.

Source: Minister of Defence D. Reynders
Wow, the simulator costs 70% of a real A400M, that's not cheap... :o

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Post by FLYAIR10 » 29 Dec 2018, 11:23

In the meantime it appears the BAF is permanently grounding a second C-130 (which CH-XX?),leaving 9 planes to fulfill the transport-role and para dropping until the first A400M shows up.

Source: http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20181226_04063060

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Post by sn26567 » 29 Dec 2018, 14:10

pitrixplanespotting wrote:
29 Dec 2018, 09:52
Wow, the simulator costs 70% of a real A400M, that's not cheap... :o
That's not unusual. The costs of an aeroplane and of its flight simulator are always similar. The difference is that you can crash the simulator many times, the aircraft only once :)
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