AMD Alpha Jet 1B

Alpha Jet AT-23

Dassault-Breguet/Dornier (AMD) Alpha Jet 1B

Twin-engined trainer jet

 On September 13th 1973 de Belgian Government decided to puchase 33 Dassault-Breguet/Dornier (AMD) Alpha Jet training aircraft to replace the ageing Lockheed T-33A and Fouga Magister. A general agreement was signed in October 1973 while the final contract was signed in September 1975. The first Alpha Jet for the Belgian Air Force was also the 5th production model build by Dassault/Breguet. All succesive Alpha Jets were constructed by Sabca at Gosselies and entered service at N°s 7 and 11 Squadrons. From 2000 onward the Belgian Alpha Jets went through a modernising programme by Sabca which was aimed at introducing more advanced avionics in the cockpit. Since 15 Septmeber 2005 all Belgian Alpha Jets are detached to the French-Belgian "Advanced Jet Training School" (AJeTS) at Cazaux, France. The aicraft will still have their deep maintenance executed at Beauvechain airbase. Since 2018 no Belgian pilots are trained on the Alpha Jets anymore at Cazaux. A number of aircraft is still active in France to train French pilots.


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Serial C/N Date In Date Out History
AT-01 B1-1013 Oct 1978 2019 AT-01, withrawn from use at Beauvechain.
AT-02 B2-1014 Jan 1979 Jan 2020 AT-02, withrawn from use at Beauvechain.
AT-03 B1-1015 Mrt 1979 2019 AT-03, 1994-98 demo a/c special c/s, withrawn from use at Beauvechain.
AT-04 B4-1016 Mar 1979 Jul 1980 AT-04, Fatal crash at Nalinnes on 30 Jul 1980.
AT-05 B5-1018 Apr 1979 2019 AT-05,  green special c/s, 7 Sq. special c/s, withrawn from use at Beauvechain.
AT-06 B6-1020 Aug 1979 Jan 2020 AT-06, withrawn from use at Beauvechain.
AT-07 B7-1022 May 1979 Nov 1984 AT-07, 22 Nov 1984: Fatal crash at Feldberg (D.)
AT-08 B8-1024 May 1979 2019 AT-08, withrawn from use at Beauvechain.
AT-09 B9-1027 May 1979 Apr 1999 AT-09, crashed at Opvelp/Bierbeek after mid-air collission with AT-16 on 19 Apr 1999
AT-10 B10-1030 Jun 1979 2019 AT-10,withrawn from use at Beauvechain.
AT-11 B11-1032 Jul 1979 2019 AT-11, 11Sq. "Batbird I" special c/s, 1990-93 demo a/c  special c/s, withrawn from use at Beauvechain.
AT-12 B12-1036 Jul 1979 2019 AT-12, 75 Years 11 squadron "Batbird II" special c/s, withrawn from use at Beauvechain.
AT-13 B13-1039 Aug 1979 Jan 2020 AT-13, "The First of the Fleet/Proud to Fly Together", withrawn from use at Beauvechain.
AT-14 B14-1043 Aug 1979 2019 AT-14, withrawn from use at Beauvechain.
AT-15 B15-1051 Aug 1979 Jan 2020 AT-15, withrawn from use at Beauvechain.
AT-16 B16-1056 Aug 1979 Apr 1999 AT-16, crashed at Opvelp/Bierbeek after mid-air collission with AT-09 on 19 Apr 1999
AT-17 B17-1061 Sep 1979 Jan 2020 AT-17, withrawn from use at Beauvechain.
AT-18 B18-1067 Sep 1979 2019 AT-18, 11sq special c/s, Trainers Meet 2005 special c/s, monument Cauzaux (F.)
AT-19 B19-1071 Oct 1979 Jan 2020 AT-19, withrawn from use at Beauvechain.
AT-20 B20-1076 Oct 1979 2019 AT-20,withrawn from use at Beauvechain.
AT-21 B21-1080 Nov 1979 2019 AT-21, Instructional airframe Saffraanberg
AT-22 B22-1091 Dec 1979 2019 AT-22, withrawn from use at Beauvechain.
AT-23 B23-1097 Jan 1980 May 2015 AT-23, Wfu and stored at Beauvechain on 21 May 2015.
AT-24 B24-1104 Jan 1980 Jan 2020 AT-24, special c/s "100 Years 11 Squadron",  withrawn from use at Beauvechain.
AT-25 B25-1110 Jan 1980 Jan 2020 AT-25, 1996 demo a/c special c/s, withrawn from use at Beauvechain.
AT-26 B26-1117 Feb 1980 Jan 2020 AT-26, 2001-02 demo a/c special c/s,withrawn from use at Beauvechain.
AT-27 B27-1125 Mar 1980 Jan 2020 AT-27, withrawn from use at Beauvechain.
AT-28 B28-1131 Mar 1980 2019 AT-28, withrawn from use at Beauvechain.
AT-29 B29-1139 Apr 1980 2019 AT-29, 1987-89 demo a/c wearing special c/s, special markings  35 Years Alpha Jet/ 10 Years AJeTS, withrawn from use at Beauvechain.
AT-30 B30-1145 Apr 1980 2019 AT-30, withrawn from use at Beauvechain.
AT-31 B31-1142 May 1980 2019 AT-31, 7Sq. special c/s, withrawn from use at Beauvechain.
AT-32 B32-1149 Jun 1980 2019 AT-32, special c/s "1.000.000 hrs Alpha Jet", Preserved 1WHC Beauvechain.
AT-33 B33-1155 Jul 1980 2019 AT-33, withrawn from use at Beauvechain.
General Alpha Jet pictures

  Alpha Jets Cockpit Views.

  Mixed Belgian-French Alpha Jet formation over Cazaux airbase.  

  Line up of several Alpha Jets on 15 September 2005 date when these aircraft moved from Beauvechain to Cazaux (F.)

  

Last updated 22/01/20 10:52   Daniel Brackx

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