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Belgian Air Component

Belgian government cancels Dassault Falcon 7X VIP “white fleet” deal

Only one month after the decision to dry-lease two Dassault Falcon 7X VIP aircraft - and a procedure before the Belgian Council of State...

Ceremony of handing wings to new pilots of the Belgian Air Component

Under a threatening sky on Wednesday, 2 October at 14:30, the Center of Competence of the Air Component (CC Air) organized the annual ceremony...

[Military Exercises] New Franco-Belgian partnership called “CaMo” (Motorised Capacity) Exercise CELTIC UPRISE 2019 (including Air Support).

Authors : Benoit Denet / Martin Gillet From September 16 to 27, 2019, the Defence organised the exercise CELTIC UPRISE 2019. This is the first...

Belgian Air Force F-16 jet crashes during exercise near Pluvigner, France

On 19 September at 10:30 (UTC+2), a Belgian Air Force F-16 fighter jet registered FB-18 of the 2 Wing based at Florennes crashed near...

Belgian, Danish F-16 NATO jets intercept Russian Tu-160 bombers, Su-27 fighters

On 17 September 2019, Belgian Air Force F-16 fighter jets leading NATO’s Baltic Air Policing from Šiauliai Air Base in Lithuania had their first...

41st Sanicole Airshow kicks off with stunning Sunset Program

On Friday 13th, Sanicole kicked off its 41st edition with a stunning Sunset line up. Established in 1977, the award-winning International Sanicole Airshow plans and...

Belgian Air Component adds two Dassault Falcon7X’s to its VIP “white fleet”

Last week, the Belgian government decided to lease two Dassault Falcon 7X VIP aircraft. The so-called "white fleet" of the Belgian Air Component consists...

[Belgium National Day] “National Military Parade (Défilé) with Air Component low level pass”

Today, 21 July, Belgium celebrates its National Independence Day. The Theme for 2019 is the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation. Festivities will take place all...

F-16s take over from Alpha-Jets the mission to spread Belgian colours on 21 July

According to news agency Belga's military sources, trials have been made at Kleine-Brogel to prepare 3 F-16s to spread the Belgian colours in Brussels...

General Atomics has selected three Belgian companies for the support and development of the MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft

Three finalists have been selected from General Atomics-ASI’s Blue Magic Belgium event (May 15th and 16th) with the goal of supporting GA-ASI and the...

[WWII] 75th Anniversary D-Day – Tribute and Remembrance flight over Belgium (Belgian Air Component)

75th Anniversary D-Day - Tribute & Commemorative flight over Belgium (Belgian Air Component) Pictures Credit : Courtesy of Benoît Denet. This Thursday, June 6th, 2019,...

Belgian Air Force puts C-130 Hercules fleet on sale

The Belgian Air Force has put its fleet of Lockheed C-130 Hercules transport aircraft on sale: the nine remaining aircraft (from an initial fleet...

Nineteen companies to present capabilities at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.’s “Blue Magic Belgium”

    On 15 and 16 May, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) organized meetings with Belgian companies active in the aeronautical sector for a possible...

[Pictures] Seville Airbus A400M assembly plant visit featuring cn104 (Luxembourg Air Component)

Authors Benoît Denet / Martin Gillet Last Tuesday, April 29th 2019, the final assembly of the first Belgian-Luxembourg A400M started at the AIRBUS assembly plant...

[Pictures] Seville Airbus A400M assembly plant visit featuring cn106 (Belgian Air Component)

Authors Benoît Denet / Martin Gillet Update on the A400M for the Belgian Air Force Programme In parallel to the onsite visit with the Luxembourg delegate...

Dakota C-47 “Betsy’s Biscuit Bomber”, Former Belgian Air Force K11 to return to Europe for WWII Commemorations.

In June 2019 the D-Day Invasion will be the 75th commemoration. It will most probably be the very last large commemoration of this historical...

Further details on the interview of Belgian Minister of Defence during his visit to Florennes AFB

This sunny day of April 18, 2019, saw the visit of the Belgian Minister of Defence Didier Reynders at the base of Florennes. After a...

Belgian Air Force 40th Squadron Heli to move from Koksijde Air Base to Ostend-Bruges Airport

Koksijde Air Base (Belgium), home of the Belgian Air Force 40th Squadron Heli operating NH90 NFH helicopters for search and rescue (SAR) missions, will...

[Belgian Air Component] Press Conference Florennes AFB Minister Didier Reynders commissioning F-35A and MQ-9B

On 18 April, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defence and Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders held a press conference at Florennes Air Force Base,...

[Plane spotting] Beauvechain Air Base Day 2019

On Wednesday 10 April, the Belgian Air Force held its annual airshow and static display at Beauvechain Air Base. Junior editor Thibault Lapers and...