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Name: BELGIAN WORLD AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: CHJ
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: BRUSSELS
Country: BELGIUM
Employees 70
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Sita: BRUIM7X
Background
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FOUNDED IN 1994. A K A CHALLENGAIR. INTERNATIONAL, CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

Belgium (Kingdom of Belgium) was established in 1830, it covers an area of 30,519 sq km, its population is 10.1 million, its capital city is Brussels, and its official languages are Flemish and French.

SEPTEMBER 1997: 70 EMPLOYEES (60 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 10 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

1 DC-10-30 (CF6-50C25), EX-CORSAIR (COR).

DECEMBER 1997: 1 ORDER (FEBRUARY 1998) 767-33AER (PW4056) (25535), EX-AIR FRANCE (AFA), AWAS (AWW) LEASED. 1 DC-10-30 (46850) SOLD TO CONTINENTAL AIRLINES (CAL).

JANUARY 1998: 1 DC-10-30 (CF6-50C), EX-CALEDONIAN AIRWAYS (CAW).

FEBRUARY 1998: 1 767-300ER LEASED FROM AIRTOURS INTERNATIONAL (GUE) AS BACK-UP AIRCRAFT.

MARCH 1998: 1 767-300ER (VN385), EX-VIETNAM AIRLINES (VIE), WET-LEASED TO AIR NAMIBIA (NAM) FOR APPROXIMATELY 16 MONTHS.

APRIL 1998: 70 EMPLOYEES (60 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 10 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

JULY 1998: LOSES AIR OPERATORS CERTIFICATE (AOC) FOR DC-10-30. LOOKING FOR ANOTHER OPERATOR TO ASSUME THEIR (AOC).

SEPTEMBER 1998: DECLARED BANKRUPTCY AND CHANGED NAME TO BELGIUM WORLD AIRLINES.

DC-10 IS PARKED IN FRANCE.

APRIL 1999: SITA: BRUIM7X.

July 2002: Acquires Sobelair (SBL).

Fleet:
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September 1998:

1 767-33AER (491-25535, /93 V5-NMB), EX-(AFA)/(TAC)/(VIE), (AWW) LSD, WET-LST (NAM) 1998-04 FOR 16 MTHS, (ETOPS) EQ'PD.

1 +1 OPTION DC-10-30, LSD, 1 EX-(COR).

1 DC-10-30 (CF6-50), EX-(CAW), GROUNDED IN FRANCE 1998-09.

Management:
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PIERRE JOTTRAND, PRESIDENT (MAJOR SHAREHOLDER).

LUC MELLAERTS, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) (MAJOR SHAREHOLDER).

LUC PERRIER, MANAGING DIRECTOR (BRUBW7X).

CHRISTIAN DUMORTIER, GENERAL MANAGER.

ANDY PHILLIPPS, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR (BRUBW7X) (1999-08).

ROGER RAFFLES, ENGINEERING DIRECTOR.

 
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