Air Belgium in 2020

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Air Belgium continues flying for Surinam Airways, waiting for their 777-200 to be certified.

And the airline also said to take a decision in the 14 days to come, to maintain the initial date of take-off for its Brussels - Mauritius route.
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TLspotting wrote: 10 Oct 2020, 20:14 Air Belgium continues flying for Surinam Airways, waiting for their 777-200 to be certified.
From what I read in the Surinam press, there is nothing wrong with PZ-TCU. The problem is the 777 crew. They need to be ETOPS180 certified, but their training hampers. Making the crew ETOPS180 was part of the lease contract with Boeing, and it included training at the Boeing flight simulator centre in Miami. But then came corona/Covid-19, making it impossible for the PY pilots to travel to Miami as planned.

Without the ETOPS180, the flight time for Paramaribo-Amsterdam would raise from 10 hours to 13 hours. That makes it too hard for Surinam Airways to compete against TUI and KLM.

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AB to restart Antilles on 15/16 December and postpones MRU until 30 March 2021.
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TLspotting wrote: 15 Oct 2020, 10:46 AB to restart Antilles on 15/16 December and postpones MRU until 30 March 2021.
https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... mauritius/

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Air Belgium is storing two aircraft for Winter 2020/2021, a few days ago , OO-ABD was flown to Lourdes, France

This is Air Belgium’s response to aviation24’s question: “given the reduced demand and current operational restrictions du to COVID-19, we have logically decided to differ maintenance and checks and temporarily park and store 2 aircraft for the winter.”

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luchtzak wrote: 20 Oct 2020, 19:50 Air Belgium is storing two aircraft for Winter 2020/2021, a few days ago , OO-ABD was flown to Lourdes, France

This is Air Belgium’s response to aviation24’s question: “given the reduced demand and current operational restrictions du to COVID-19, we have logically decided to differ maintenance and checks and temporarily park and store 2 aircraft for the winter.”
https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air- ... m-storage/
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A Dutch plane spotter at AMS reports that "Martinique/Guadeloupe" has been removed from OO-ABB.

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Yes, the titles were removed during maintenance in August/September. All four aircraft now carry the same colours.

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sdbelgium wrote: 27 Oct 2020, 13:24 Yes, the titles were removed during maintenance in August/September. All four aircraft now carry the same colours.
ABE is white.
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