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Re: Belgian Air Force news

Post by Bralo20 » 13 Sep 2019, 11:10

tangolima wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 10:13
Hello

Rumours say a Falcon7X will be added to the Belgian air force fleet. But like I said RUMOURS!

Greetings,
Well the cat is out the bag. BAF will acquire 2 Dassault Falcon 7X aircrafts on a 12-year dry lease contract. There was no official announcement of it but the media figured it out and defence confirmed the news (or rather Reynders did). Although someone made a mistake by saying it will be "wet-leases". (someone who probably doesn't know the difference).

The Embraers will be sold off.


So the white fleet will consist out of 3 planes, the A321 and the 2 Falcon 7x planes. Not sure what will happen with the A321 when that contract is up, could be that it won't be replaced since the ordered A330MRTT is also capable of being converted in a passenger/VIP plane (although that plane will be part of the NATO fleet rather than the BAF fleet).

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Re: Belgian Air Force news

Post by Boavida » 16 Sep 2019, 23:44

Let's hope these Falcons get a nice livery (so not the boring one the Embraers or A321 have).

Just to compare: this is the Dutch government jet

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Re: Belgian Air Force news

Post by luchtzak » 19 Sep 2019, 13:07

On 19 September at 10:30 (UTC+2), a Belgian Air Force F-16 crashed near the town of Pluvigner, France. The two pilots safely evacuated the aircraft using their ejections seats. A plume of black smoke was visible and rescue services immediately rushed to the crash site. The aircraft participated in an exercise.

One of the two pilots got stuck with his parachute on a power line and is being rescued. A crisis center has been opened.

https://www.aviation24.be/military-airc ... er-france/
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Re: Belgian Air Force news

Post by sn26567 » 19 Sep 2019, 18:05

luchtzak wrote:
13 Sep 2019, 11:05
tangolima wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 10:13
Rumours say a Falcon7X will be added to the Belgian air force fleet. But like I said RUMOURS!
Now confirmed: Belgian Air Component adds two Dassault Falcon7X’s to its VIP “white fleet”
Meanwhile, the "Luftwaffe" acquires three Bombardier Global 6000 jets for German VIPs: probably cheaper to buy and to operate.

https://www.aviation24.be/manufacturers ... rce-fleet/
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Re: Belgian Air Force news

Post by sn26567 » 21 Oct 2019, 12:28

Belgian F-16s will return to Syria in the second half of 2020, said Minister of Defence Reynders to a parliamentary committee.
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Post by TLspotting » 20 Nov 2019, 08:36

I'm Thibault Lapers, spotter in Belgium for now 3 years, but not yet across the world and a huuuuuge aviation geek ! Join me on Facebook & Twitter @TLspotting

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Re: Belgian Air Force news

Post by sn26567 » 02 Dec 2019, 21:17

The military air traffic controllers move from Semmerzake to Steenokkerzeel and work now together with their civilian counterparts:

https://www.aviation24.be/air-traffic-c ... -airspace/
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Re: Belgian Air Force news

Post by DIBO » 02 Dec 2019, 21:23

Steenokkerzeel ;-)

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Re: Belgian Air Force news

Post by sn26567 » 02 Dec 2019, 23:16

DIBO wrote:
02 Dec 2019, 21:23
Steenokkerzeel ;-)
Yes, of course. And I was there... :roll: :?
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