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Hungary’s new VIP Falcon on tour

Photo: Christopher Wells

 

On November 5, AFM contributor Christopher Wells captured Hungarian Air Force Dassault Falcon 7x serial 606 at Brussels Airport.

The large-cabin, 5,950nm-range Falcon is part of an on-going overhaul of the Magyar Légierő (Hungarian Air Force, HUNAF) transport fleet.

The single bizjet was acquired on the second-hand market and was delivered in August, entering service soon after with the 3 Szallitó Repülö Század (3rd Air Transport Squadron) ‘Tevé’ stationed at the HUNAF’s MH 59. Szentgyörgyi Dezső Repülőbázis (59th Szentgyörgyi Dezső Air Base) at Kecskemét.

As well as the Falcon, the HUNAF also recently inducted a pair of Airbus A319s.

The two A319-112 aircraft arrived at Ostrava Airport in the Czech Republic on December 16-17 last year, after flying in from Rome. Both are former Air Berlin (later Eurowings) aircraft, formerly D-ABGM and D-ABGS, and were then registered to Privajet as 9H-AGM and 9H-AGN. They have now received the HUNAF serials 604 and 605.

The first example was delivered to the HUNAF earlier this year, but neither will receive VIP interiors, equipment or furnishings. The two A319s will instead be converted as multipurpose military transports, according to the MoD. They will be capable of transporting troops and military equipment as well as performing medical evacuation (medevac) operations and certain medical interventions aboard. The aircraft have been purchased by the Hungarian Defence Forces and will not be operated under a leasing arrangement.

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