, After 43 Years of Service, The Sea King Gives Way to The NH-90
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After 43 Years of Service, The Sea King Gives Way to The NH-90

After 43 Years of Service, The Sea King Gives Way to The NH-90 March 22, 2019

The Airbus NH-90s are now in complete charge of Belgian safety in the North Sea. This Thursday, March 21, 2019, after 43 years of service, the Sea King helicopters of 40 Squadron bowed out on their last operational flight. Not without a certain emotion of the crews as well as the many Belgians who came to attend the eve

Very popular with the population since they were at the centre of the television series "Windkracht 10", the 5 Sea Kings of the Air Component of the Belgian Defence have made since 1976 about 60,000 hours of flight.

Of the five aircraft, one is already on display at the Air Museum in Brussels, and another will be at the base of Koksijde where they were based. The last three will be resold, potentially to serve as spare parts for other Sea Kings operators.

 

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