Belgian Air Component retires CM-02 after 43 years of VIP flights

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Today the Belgian Air Component (Dutch: Luchtcomponent, French: Composante air) retired CM-02, a Dassault Falcon 20E-5 VIP aircraft transporting the Royal Family, ministers and other important leaders of the army and the government for 43 years.

Last year CM-01 retired (Read: The army retires an aircraft for which it cannot pay the heavy maintenance), now it’s this “Mystère 20″‘s turn after 16210 hours of flying.

From wikipedia.

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  1. The very first flights between Brussels and Lyon in the 1970s were operated by Air France with a similar Mystère 20. Twelve passenger seats, and no stewardess: the copilot was serving the meal, as I experimented personally!

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