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EU - Africa Summit Brussels April 2014

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According to http://www.africa-eu-partnership.org/ne ... th/2014-04
Dates are ''Wednesday, 2 April, 2014 - 09:00 to Thursday, 3 April, 2014 - 18:15''

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Re: EU - Africa Summit Brussels April 2014

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Anyone with some more info on this (or an update) ?
Will be highly appreciated, can't find much on internet.
Thanks in advance.
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Re: EU - Africa Summit Brussels April 2014

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Hi

Update will be given 'later this month' so probably about a week or a couple of days before the event.
So far only this is known (and not confirmed finally): should start 2 April in early afternoon and would end 3 April around midday.
No times confirmed yet, but to come ...

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Re: EU - Africa Summit Brussels April 2014

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First flights allready on Sunday

According to Luchtzak forum, already 3 flights expected next Sunday and monday:
Sunday 30-03-2014
XT-BFA 727-200 ETA: 2100 (Burkina Faso)
3C-EGE 737-700 ETA: 1625 (Equatorial Guinee)
Monday 31-03-2014
3DC-SWZ MD-87 ETA: 1340LT (Swaziland)

Furthermore, the 31st of March, the President of Senegal is expected in Berlin. So possibly it's A.319 expected at Brussel afterwards?
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Re: EU - Africa Summit Brussels April 2014

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There are some doubts if Joseph Kabila (D.R. Congo) is attending.

Anyone more info about this ? Thanks in advance.
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Re: EU - Africa Summit Brussels April 2014

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Hi

I would hope that most of them will arrive the morning of the 2nd April, that would be nice since the meeting starts in the early afternoon.
But I've heard rumours (apparantly with 'background info') that there will be most of them arriving on the 1st as of 16hrs (LT or not ...?), would be a pity if most keep arriving in late evening (in darkness).

Anyone has more knowledge about this, will there still be many a/c arriving on the 2nd?

Thx & greetings, Yannick
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Re: EU - Africa Summit Brussels April 2014

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Well I just received the full list of arrivals.... it will be a mad house as on APR 1st there will be a NATO summit followed on the 2nd with a EU summit , combined with the Africa summit..
Going through the list only 2 classics... XT-BFA B727-200w Burkina Faso, and 5U-BAG B737-200 Niger.. All other aircraft are a mix of too many bizjets, even NEtjets hired by some delegations.
I can share the aircraft involved but not the timings flight numbers
Here we go..
Angola FA7x VQ-BLP
Benin A320 CS-TFY
Burkina Faso B727 XT-BFA
Congo B767-200 P4-CLA
Djibouti B737 ???? tba
Equatorial Guinee B737 3C-EGE + FA900
Etiopia Ethiopian B738W ET-APM
Gabon B777 TR-KPR
Ghana G1159C 9G-EXE
Ivory Coast G1159C TU-VAF
Mauretania B737 tba
Niger B737 5U-BAG
Nigeria B737 5N-FGT
Rwanda G550 SX-GJJ
Senegal A319 6V-ONE
South Africa B737 ZS-RSA
Swaziland MD87 3DC-SWZ
Tchad B737 TT-ABD
Uganda 5X-UGF
Zimbabwe B767 Z-WPE
Mali GLEX CS-DTW
Gambia CL600
Togo FA7X
Kenia TBA
Kuwait Global
UAE GVT B767

Majority of arr on April first , most of them in the late afternoon and evening. A few on the 31st. Majority of deps 4th as from 1000 until the evening.
That is all what I can share.
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Re: EU - Africa Summit Brussels April 2014

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Ton, muchos gracias
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Re: EU - Africa Summit Brussels April 2014

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tonjochems wrote: Ghana G1159C 9G-EXE
9G-EXE must be a Falcon 900 afaik.
tonjochems wrote: Equatorial Guinee B737 3C-EGE + FA900
The Falcon 900 might be 3C-ONM.
tonjochems wrote: Gambia CL600
The CL-600 might be CL-601 C5-AFT.
tonjochems wrote:.. All other aircraft are a mix of too many bizjets, even NEtjets hired by some delegations.
You might have a list of these also (special the so called mix of too many bizjets) ?.

Thanks for the list.
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Re: EU - Africa Summit Brussels April 2014

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gatso76 wrote:
tonjochems wrote: Ghana G1159C 9G-EXE
9G-EXE must be a Falcon 900 afaik.
tonjochems wrote: Equatorial Guinee B737 3C-EGE + FA900
The Falcon 900 might be 3C-ONM.
tonjochems wrote: Gambia CL600
The CL-600 might be CL-601 C5-AFT.
tonjochems wrote:.. All other aircraft are a mix of too many bizjets, even NEtjets hired by some delegations.
You might have a list of these also (special the so called mix of too many bizjets) ?.
Sorry do not have that list.... I was told there is not a single parkingspot left. So it will be a full house
Thanks for the list.
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Re: EU - Africa Summit Brussels April 2014

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Hi

tonjochems ... are these really ALL the visitors?
Admitted there are some nice ones amongst them but actually I honestly find it only few ... it's not even 1/3 or 1/4 of the members of the African Union and thought there where going to be 80 delegations as this was to be called 'the largest summit ever organised in the history of EU' in several press articles.

Just a small footnote, it's not a 'NATO summit' being held at BRU unfortunatly, a NATO summit would be regared as to be a 'major' event and is only held annualy (this year 4-5 Sept in Newport, UK) and gathers all memberstate's leaders. The meeting you refer to is a 'meeting of ministers of Foreign Affairs' at the NATO hq at Brussels (Evere) and as far as I know it hasn't really previously resulted in really special visitors into BRU (or I must be mistaken). NATO Defence ministers meeting is a whole other story however. Well praying there will be some nice NATO visitors but I don't expect more for that then the usual (maybe GAF Global Express and maybe Polish CASA CN295 or so like in the past, but for the rest ... to be seen).

I'll be around those days, hoping for more ...

Thx for sharing ;)

Greets, Yannick
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Re: EU - Africa Summit Brussels April 2014

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A tricky one. P4-CLA is operating Congo Brazzaville or Congo Kinshasa (DRC)?
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Re: EU - Africa Summit Brussels April 2014

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Bruspotter wrote:Hi

tonjochems ... are these really ALL the visitors?
Admitted there are some nice ones amongst them but actually I honestly find it dissapointing few ... it's not even 1/3 or 1/4 of the members of the African Union and tought there where going to be 80 delegations as this was to be called 'the largest summit ever organised in the history of EU' is what I read just 2 weeks ago ... :(

Thx for sharing though ;)

Greets, Yannick
Yes that is all... quite a lot of delegations will arrive by scheduled flights.
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Re: EU - Africa Summit Brussels April 2014

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jheijna wrote:A tricky one. P4-CLA is operating Congo Brazzaville or Congo Kinshasa (DRC)?
OPS for Congo Brazzaville.. Conga Kinshasa will arr by scheduled flights.
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Re: EU - Africa Summit Brussels April 2014

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Hi

So i presume there wont be so many 'heads of state' after all, rather 'heads of government' or 'delegates of government', since otherwise they would obviously come with their own plane ...
It's a pity. Considering the summit last December in paris ... anyway I will enjoy it either way.

Greets, Yannick
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