Final goodbye of the Avro RJ at Brussels Airlines

Saturday 28 October 2017 was the final day of Avro RJ-operations at Brussels Airlines. The Belgian airline begins the winter season with an all-Airbus fleet (A319, A320 & A330) and 3 wet-leased Sukhoi Superjet 100 (operated by CityJet).

Brussels Airlines inherited 32 Avrojets from its predecessor Sabena following their bankruptcy in November 2001. The four-engine-aircraft have been flying around all over Europe and even in Africa with Korongo, the short-lived African venture of Brussels Airlines.

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It’s sad to see another Avro RJ retirement after Swiss retired the same type 2 months ago

Even though the aircraft has been retired. Hopefully their legacy will live on. I guess this week is a very sad week for Aviation geeks as :

  • Air Berlin ceased their operations
  • Etihad retires their last A340
  • Brussels Airlines retires their last Avro RJ 100
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I love the avro. shame to see them go. I sometimes see some in Cobham colours at YPPH and they are amazing.

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Don’t forget the KLM Fokker 70.

Sad week for aviation.

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The last take-off from Geneva Airport

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