Belgian Air Component

Belgian Defence sells Embraer fleet to Amelia

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On 18 November 2020, the first of four Embraer aircraft will be transferred to its new owner. The sale of the four Embraer aircraft...

[Report and pics] The Airbus A330 MRTT: a good all-rounder!

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Further to our report on the presentation of the Airbus A330 MRTT to the two main Belgian television channels, we are giving hereunder further...

Belgian Air Force presented the new multi-role aircraft of NATO multinational unit: the Airbus A330 MRTT

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Before the end of this year, a Belgian Air Force aircraft will be able to refuel other combat aircraft in the air. Belgium, together...

[Belgian Air Component] Airbus A400M CT-01 arrival at Melsbroek 15th Wing

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A400M CT01 Arrival at Melsbroek 15th Wing Authors: Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet, reporting from Melsbroek Air Base. October 9th 2020, the press was invited for the...

First Airbus A400M ‘Atlas’ for Belgian-Luxembourg bi-national unit almost ready to take off

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About a year and a half after the official start of the production process and about six months after the first test flight, the...

[Belgian Air Component] Handing over of wings ceremony to new pilots within of Air Component

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Handing over of wings ceremony to new pilots within of Air Component. Authors Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet, reporting from Beauvechain Air Base. 30 September 2020, the press was...

[Belgian Air Component] Operation Inherent Resolve : Belgian Defence once again sends F-16s to the Middle East

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Operation Inherent Resolve: Belgian Defence once again sends F-16s to the Middle East Press Conference Debriefing Authors Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet, reporting from Florennes Air Base. 29 September 2020,...

Belgian Defence sends F-16 fighter jets to Middle East again

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This Tuesday 29 September, four General Dynamics F-16s will leave Florennes airbase for the Middle East, as part of the international coalition's operation "Inherent...

[Photo-report – Belgian Air Component] Ministerial update on the future investments totalling €300M for Belgian Defence – Press Conference Debriefing held at Florennes AFB

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Ministerial update on future investments for Belgian Defence Press Conference Debriefing Authors Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet, reporting from Florennes Air Base. Last 18 April 2019, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister,...

Last flight of Belgian Air Force Agusta A109 helicopter H22 to its future home at VLOC

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This morning, Belgian Defence helicopter Agusta A109 registered H22 left Beauvechain airbase for its last and final flight. After a 2-hour flight over parts...

[Photo-Report] Pop-up Expo ‘We Make Difference’ : Behind the scenes of the Belgian Air Force

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Pop-up Expo 'We Make Difference' Behind the scenes of the Air Force of today and tomorrow During the summer holidays, from July 6th to August 31st,...

Last flight of the Belgian Air Force’s B-Hunter UAV

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As announced in June, the Israeli-built B-Hunter UAV is now officially retired from service at the Belgian Defence's Air Component. On 28 August 2020,...

[Belgian Air Force][Pictures & Report] Laying of foundation stone for new Airbus A400M hangar by Minister of Defence Philippe Goffin

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Laying of the foundation stone for new Airbus A400M hangar by Minister of Defence Philippe Goffin Text and pictures by Martin Gillet & Benoît Denet On...

Belgian Air Force receives second Falcon 7X VIP aircraft, both to be operational from 1 October

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Both high-end Falcon 7X business jets that Belgian Defence has leased from Luxaviation (formerly Abelag) will be operational on 1 October for the transport...

United Kingdom and Belgium agree to collaborate on the MQ-9B SkyGuardian

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The United Kingdom and Belgium have agreed a Bilateral Statement of Intent (SoI) to explore collaboration on the MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS)...

Belgian government sends aid to Beirut on a Belgian Air Force C-130

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defence, Philippe Goffin, announced that a C130 military transport aircraft (registered CH-12) left from Melsbroek to Beirut on Thursday...

Successful test flight of Belgian Air Force first Airbus A400M (updated)

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The Airbus A400M Atlas with production number MSN106 successfully performed its very first test flight on Thursday 30 July in the late afternoon. The...

Sabena Aerospace and Blue Aerospace awarded Belgian Defence Organisation C-130 fleet contract

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Sabena Aerospace, a BLUEBERRY group company, and Blue Aerospace, a HEICO company, announced today the award of the Belgian Defence C-130 aircraft fleet and...

[Pics & Interview] Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules Farewell featuring CH-04 honourably discharged after last flight on 23 July 2020

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C-130 Hercules Farewell featuring CH-04 (msn number 09329-20) honourably discharged after last flight on July 23rd 2020. Text and pictures by Martin Gillet & Benoît...

US approves sale of 29 light torpedoes for Belgium’s frigates and NH-90 helicopters

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The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Belgium of twenty-nine (29) All Up Round...

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