Belgian Alpha Jets retirement in 2019, updates etc.

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Belgian Alpha Jets retirement in 2019, updates etc.

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BRUSSELS 17:17 09/10/2018 (BELGA)

The Defense is selling twenty-five Alpha-Jet training aircraft,
aircraft based in France but will only be available from December 2019,
military sources said Tuesday (16oct2018) .

The deadline to participate in this contract,
which covers 25 aircraft, various equipment
- including engines - technical documentation and a simulator,
is scheduled for November 7,
says a notice published by the Directorate General of Material Resources (DG -MR) of the Defense Staff.

These small jets - 33 copies were acquired in 1973 -
entered service in the years 1978-1980 and
are nearing the end of their life despite the mid-life modernization
they have undergone since the year 2000. .
According to military sources,
the Alpha-Jet will remain one year in Cazaux,
used by the French Air Force time to settle the accounts of AJETS.

The devices will then be sold by the Defense, possibly in batches, says the opinion of the DG-MR.

They will be available from December 2019. ... es-portes/
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The Franco-Belgian school of fighter pilots from Cazaux in France
has definitively closed its doors this Thursday, October 11, 2018.

In February 2017, the current commander of the Air Component,
Major-General Frédéric Vansina announced in an interview with Belga
that future Belgian pilots would no longer be trained in France
but in the United States from 2019 onwards.

at Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT),
a school located at Sheppard Air Force Base in North Texas. : Airnieuws got updated per 02 July 2020: Fokker news, etc.

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