Belgian Air Component

Two fishermen rescued from sinking fishing boat in North Sea, spotted by Belgian Air Force Agusta A-109 crew

On 5 November, the crew of a Belgian Air Force Agusta A-109 Helicopter noticed fishing vessel Lainey, sinking with two crew on-board approximately 6 miles...

Belgium buys 34 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighter jets

Belgium will buy 34 new F-35A Lightning II fighter jets from Lockheed Martin. This was confirmed by the Belgian Government on Thursday 25 October...

The F-16 incident at Florennes Air Base: Belgian Air Force reacts to an unworthy newspaper article

This weekend, an article appeared in Belgian newspaper De Standaard about the incident with an F-16 fighter jet at Florennes Air Base. The commanders...

Belgian Air Force F-16 destroyed by fire during maintenance – Collateral damage on second F-16

On 11 October around 14:10 (UTC +2), a Belgian Air Force F16 caught fire during maintenance works at Florennes Air Base. The fire completely...

The Netherlands take over from Belgium the responsibility for monitoring Benelux airspace

From today, 14 September 2018, the Dutch F-16s protect the airspace of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Belgium and the Netherlands carry out this...

The 2018 Belgian Air Force Days in pictures

This weekend (from 7 to 9 September), the Belgian Air Force is holding its yearly air show and defence event. Aviation24.be was present to report...

A Lockheed-Martin F-35 will touch base on Belgian soil and that’s a first

A Lockheed-Martin F-35A Joint Strike Fighter from the Italian Air Force is set to appear at the Belgian Air Force Days, held at Kleine...

NATO Baltic Air Policing: Belgium to take over lead and Germany to augment

Belgian F-16s and German Eurofighter Typhoons will contribute to NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission The 48th rotation of detachments contributing to NATO’s Baltic Air Policing...

[Pictures and movies] Ursel Avia 2018 – Special: arrival of the Belgian Air Force Airbus A321 (CS-TRJ)

This year aeroclub Ursel or "vliegclub Ursel" is celebrating its 40th birthday, and this weekend (30 June and 1 July) the aeroclub organised its yearly...

Belgian Air Force reveals new F-16 Solo Display livery, nicknamed “Dark Falcon”

The Belgian Air Force today revealed the new livery of this season’s solo display F-16, this unique livery has been nicknamed ‘Dark Falcon’. Senior captain...

Belgian Air Component is looking for air traffic controllers

The Belgian Air Component is looking for air traffic controllers, you are responsible for the safe, smooth and efficient handling of air traffic. You manage...

Last minute job day registration: become an air traffic controller for the Belgian Air Component

On 14 February the Belgian Air Component is organizing a job day on four different locations in Belgium, and this for a very special...

Antonov AN-124 to visit Beauvechain Air Base to pick up two NH-90 Helicopters

Next Monday (5 February), a huge Antonov AN-124 aircraft will land at Beauvechain Air Base in Belgium. This cargo aircraft will transport two Defence...

The Brussels Air & Space Museum is restoring a Fairchild C-119 “Flying Boxcar”

Aviation24.be and RateOne.be were invited to visit a nice restoration project initiated by AELR, the association of friends of the Air & Space Museum,...

The US State Department approves the sale of 34 F-35s to Belgium … and discloses the purchase price because of the shutdown

The shutdown of the US administration entered into force on Saturday because no budget compromise could be found to finance the Federal State. This...

Belgian Air Force announces new F-16 Solo Display pilot

The Belgian Air Force has announced its new F-16 Solo Display pilot for the next air show season. Senior captain aviator Stephan ''Vador" Darte will be...

Belgian Air Force F-16s scramble to intercept two Russian Tu-160 “Blackjack” bombers

Today, two Belgian Air Force F-16s scrambled from Florennes Air Base and successfully intercepted two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack bombers above the North Sea. A...

Belgian Air Force to sell its five VIP aircraft

The Belgian Air Force is about to sell its fleet of five VIP aircraft. According to Defence Minister Steven Vandeput, an external supplier is...

New Belgian Defence NH-90 helicopters grounded for at least one year by radar problem

The four new Defence NH-90 “Caiman” helicopters will be grounded next week, reports radio news channel VRT. The Caiman was supposed to take over...

Missile warning and 3D-Audio/ANR for Belgian Defence F-16s

All original EPAF countries have now ordered the Terma PIDS+ pylons for their F-16s, equipped with the AAR-60(V)2 Missile Warning System.  With the Belgian Defence (BD) awarding a contract...