Dennis Luyt, the Commander of Air Force confirmed this today (2016.10.13) that the main reason to cancel the Air Force Days 2017, is to restore the versatility of the Koninklijke Luchtmacht
(Royal Netherlands Air Force). Luyt said, the three main obstacles that the Air Force must do in 2017 are the followings: recover employability, transition to 5th generation jets and focus on innovation.
A quote from the commander: “In 2017 after a long period of intense missions and cuts the priority now is restoration of the versatility of our units. To allow recovery, we have to make choices and in doing so we are unfortunately forced to cancel the Luchtmachtdagen in 2017.”