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Re: Belgian Air Force news

Post by sn26567 » 26 Mar 2020, 18:45

737MAX wrote:
26 Mar 2020, 17:28
Boavida wrote:
26 Mar 2020, 15:44
I've read the A321 of the BAF is repatriating Belgians. Unfortunately there are still Belgians stuck in far away destinations a A321 can't reach. I hope the need for a long range jet within the BAF is clear now and will be discussed after this crisis.

The Luftwaffe recently got this A350. It has a long range, it's bigger than an A321 and smaller than an A330. This would be ideal for the BAF.

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The 'white fleet' would consist of 2 Dassault Falxon 7X (for short trips) and 1 A350 (for long trips).
A350 smaller than a 330?!?!?
I was also wondering. And anyway, the Belgian Air Force will retire the A321 before the end of this year and get an A330MRTT.
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Re: Belgian Air Force news

Post by 737MAX » 26 Mar 2020, 22:25

No need to wonder ;-) the 350 is of course bigger than the 330.

What about the leased A330 from HiFly, do they still have a possibility to lease it/one if required? (Other than the standard ACMI contracts).

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Re: Belgian Air Force news

Post by KriVa » 27 Mar 2020, 08:48

Over the last year BAF has been using a HiFly A330 on more than one occasion, so I’d say it’s still a possibility.
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Re: Belgian Air Force news

Post by Airbus330lover » 29 Mar 2020, 09:50

they can also use planes of Brussels airlines or Air Belgium. Why pay outside belgium if we have the planes in the country ?

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Re: Belgian Air Force news

Post by 737MAX » 29 Mar 2020, 10:20

Airbus330lover wrote:
29 Mar 2020, 09:50
they can also use planes of Brussels airlines or Air Belgium. Why pay outside belgium if we have the planes in the country ?
Belgian airlines back then were asked to make an offer for various planes to the BAF. HiFly was chosen. Scandalous, but very most likely the cheapest (but yes, it’s money for Portugal...).

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