Belgian Air Component

[Pics] Belgian Air Force celebrates the 80th Anniversary of the 349th Squadron

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The Belgian Air Force celebrates the 80th Anniversary of the 349th Squadron Authors: Benoit Denet & Martin GilletOn November 3rd, at Kleine-Brogel (KB, EBBL)AFB, the...

[Pics] First Belgian F-35A on Lockheed Martin’s infrastructure production line in Forth Worth, Texas (USA)

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The first Belgian F-35A is on the production line at Lockheed Martin's facilities in Forth Worth (USA). This is the outer wing box, which is...

Amelia International Embraer ERJ-145LR suffers runway excursion at Paris Orly, France

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On 20 October, an Amelia International Embraer ERJ-145LR (registered F-HYOG) operated domestic flight 8R1217 between Rodez and Paris Orly, France. During landing at the...

New Belgian Air Force F-16 detachment left for Operation Enhanced Vigilance Activities in Estonia

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On Wednesday, October 5, 2022, three F-16s departed from the Florennes air base for Estonia to participate in the NATO Enhanced Vigilance Activities (eVA)...

Belgian Post (bpost) homage to the Belgian Air Force with 5 unique stamps

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bpost honours the Belgian Air Force with a series of new stamps. Today, the unique stamp sheetlet was presented in collaboration with the Belgian...

The assembly of the first two Belgian F-35s has started in Italy, according to Lockheed Martin

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The assembly of the first two F-35A Lightning II fighter planes intended for the Belgian Air Force has begun in Italy, with a view...

SmarT Eco-friendLy anticontamination technologies for LAminar wings- STELLAR project in test at Florennes AFB

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The STELLAR project aims to produce sustainable solutions to reduce drag on aircraft, allow laminar flow over time with a direct impact on fuel...

Ex-Belgian Air Component C-130H now sports the Pakistan Air Force livery

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The Belgian Air Component C-130H (registered CH-12) will start a new career at the Pakistan Air Force, the tactical transport aircraft was seen and...

[Pics] Belgian Air Force has a new ambassador for 2022 Airshows: Senior Captain Steven De Vries call sign ‘Vrieske’.

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The Belgian Air Force has a new ambassador for the 2022 air shows. Senior Captain Steven De Vries 'Vrieske' has extensive experience with the...

Belgian Air Force F-16 makes precautionary landing at Ostend-Bruges airport after bird strike

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A F-16 fighter jet of the Belgian Air Force from Kleine-Brogel airbase was forced to make a precautionary landing at Ostend-Bruges Airport after a...

Two F-16s scramble after bomb threat on Air China Cargo freighter with destination Liege Airport

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Two F-16s of the Belgian Air Force scrambled on Tuesday evening after the request of the Dutch Air Combat Command. Shortly after taking off...

New colours for the Lockheed Martin F-16 FA-57 – 105th anniversary of the 1st Sqn BAF emblem

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On 16 April 1913, the First Squadron was born with the creation of the l'Aviation Militaire Belge – Compagnie des Aviateurs (Belgian Military Aviation...

Military Boeing 727 once again at a place of honour at 15 Wing Air Transport of Belgian Air Force

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NV Sarens supports DAKOTA vzw with special transport A complete Boeing 727 forward section with a fully equipped flight deck was added today to the...

A new demo pilot for the Belgian F-16 Solo Display Team

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After 3 years of the F-16 Solo Display Team, the curtain fell for Senior Captain Pilot Stefan “Vador” Darte and his “Dark Falcon” on...

Belgian air policing mission in Estonia extended

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Belgian Defence's participation in the Enhanced Air Policing Mission (EAPM) in Estonia ended on March 31. A day later, the four F-16s and support...

[Pictures] Deployment of Dutch helicopter gunships in Florennes Air Base (Belgium)

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On 17 January, a series of exercises for a Dutch helicopter detachment started at the Florennes base. About 100 people are deployed at this...

Belgian Army to invest in new helicopters and missiles

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In 2016 the Belgian Government decided on a new strategic plan that provided for investments in new equipment (among others 34 F-35 fighter jets)...

Koksijde Air Force Base will become a recreational airport and get a new name from 2025

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The Koksijde airbase will be in the hands of the city of Veurne and the municipality of Koksijde from 2025. From then on, the...

The 15 Wing of the Belgian Air Force says goodbye to the C-130s: the end of the legendary Belgian Hercules

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6sCX4Oa3cIOn Friday, December 17, the Air Component of the  Belgian army bid farewell to its legendary C-130 Hercules at Melsbroek Air Base (EBMB). After...

Farewell flight Belgian Air Force C-130 in formation over Belgium on 17 December

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In December 2021, Belgium will say goodbye to a winged icon.After almost 50 years of loyal and above all intense service, the C-130 Hercules...

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