Airbus A330-300


Airbus A330-300 CS-TMT

Airbus A330-300

Twin-engine 278 seat airliner

 Because the Belgian Air Component's two Airbus A310-222 transport aircraft suffered from frequent engine and component break-downs, the Belgian Ministry of Defence opted in November 2009 to lease a single commercial Airbus A330-300 from the Portuguese airline HiFly trough French airline broker Avico on basis of a 2.000 flying hours annually use and at a fixed price of 12 million Euros per year. The 278 seat Airbus A330-300 CS-TMT (c/n 096) was able to satisfy the Defence's need for a long range transport capacity and  allowed a full contingent of troops to be transported ina single flight to for example Afghanistan, while up to now several flights were needed for a similar deployment. The leasing contract for the Airbus A330-300 with Avico ended in March 2014. (Daniel Brackx)


Pictures Serial c/n Date In Date Out History
CS-TMT 096 Nov 2009 March 2014 F-WWKP (Airbus Industrie), OO-SFX (Sabena) CS-TMT (Air Luxor, HiFly) - CS-TMT (Belgian Air Force), returned to Avico


Last updated 01/11/15 07:40   Daniel Brackx