Belgian Air Component

Delay hits Belgium’s F-35 delivery: advanced software certification pushes timeline back by six months

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Belgium's order for 34 F-35 fighter jets faces a delay of at least six months due to setbacks in the certification process for the...

A delegation from Belgium and Lockheed Martin celebrate rollout of first F-35A for the Belgian Air Force

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Lockheed Martin presented Belgium's first F-35A Lightning II to the Belgian government during a rollout ceremony at Lockheed Martin's F-35 production facility. This event...

Belgian F-16s intercept Russian Sukhoi-30s over the Baltic Sea

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Two Belgian F-16s intercepted Russian fighter planes over the Baltic Sea on Wednesday, NATO command said.NATO radars spotted unknown planes that had taken off...

First repatriation flight from Israel to Belgium, conducted by a Belgian Air Force Airbus A400M

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The first group of Belgians who were in Israel and wanted to return to Belgium are back in the country. The flight BAF643 operated...

This October, the “Frisian Flag” exercise took place at Leeuwarden Air Base in the Netherlands

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The international air exercise Frisian Flag 2023 took place from Monday 2 to Friday 13 October 2023 at Leeuwarden Air Base, The Netherlands. Unrest...

Approval by the Belgian Government of the aid project to Ukraine through the sale of F-16 fighter jets

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This Friday, October 13, the Belgian Select Council of Ministers approved the proposal of the Minister of Defence, Ludivine Dedonder, to grant F-16 defence...

Sabena Engineering and Airbus sign MoU for the maintenance of the Belgium-Luxembourg A400M fleet

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Airbus and Sabena Engineering have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for industrial collaboration in the establishment of an aircraft maintenance line in Belgium...

Belgium to retire its first F-16 fighter jet during Belgian Air Force Days on 10 September

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Belgium will soon retire its first F-16 fighter jet after the mandatory 8,000 flight hours limit imposed by manufacturer Lockheed Martin for that type...

Announcement of the Belgian Air Force Days 2023, Kleine-Brogel on 8, 9 and 10 September

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From 8 to 10 September 2023, Belgian Defence will once again be organising an international air show, the Belgian Air Force Days https://belgianairforcedays.be/nl/ at...

The first two F-35s will be delivered to Belgium at least six months late

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The delivery of Belgium's first two F-35 fighter jets is facing a delay of at least six months.Construction began on the 34 ordered jets...

Lockheed Martin Fort Worth insights with focus on Belgian Air Component Commander attending production of first Belgian F-35

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Lockheed Martin Fort Worth insights with focus on Belgian Air Component Commander attending production of first Belgian F-35 Authors: Benoit Denet & Martin GilletFor Aviation24.be,...

Belgian humanitarian aid worker Olivier Vandecasteele on his way back to Belgium after 455 days of Iranian captivity

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Belgian humanitarian aid worker Olivier Vandecasteele (42) has been released from an Iranian prison after spent 455 days in captivity, taking a heavy toll...

(Agenda) You’re invited ! Open Doors Melsbroek Airbase May 27th-28th

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You are cordially invited to attend the Melsbroek Airbase Open Doors on Weekend of May 27th and 28th Author: Martin GilletThe Chief of Staff, Colonel...

[Pics] Official opening of the BELUX National A400M Training Centre (BNTC) in Melsbroek

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Official opening of the BELUX National A400M Training Centre (BNTC) in Melsbroek Author: Martin Gillet On May 22nd, the Belgian Minister of Defence Ms Ludivine Dedonder,...

Belgian Defence acquires flight simulator for Airbus A400M

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The Belgian Ministry of Defence has officially unveiled the first Airbus A400M flight simulator in Belgium, making it the ninth of its kind worldwide....

A legend returns to her homeland at Florennes Air Base, Belgium

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Last Thursday, 11 May, a small event was organised by Corps Commander Colonel Cedric Kamensky and his staff at Florennes air base, Belgium. A...

Belgian Defence Minister confirms delay in the delivery of the first F-35 fighter jets to the Belgian Air Force

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Belgium's defence minister, Ludivine Dedonder, has confirmed that the US will be delivering only two F-35 fighter jets to Belgium this year instead of...

The Belgian Ministers of Economy and of Defence announce the signature of a service contract with Lockheed Martin aimed at supporting Belgian aeronautical industries to stand out in the F-35 market

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The Belgian Council of Ministers this Friday approved the signature of a framework agreement with Lockheed Martin. This framework agreement, entitled "Industrial Participation Plan...

Foundation stone laid for the new F-35A complex in Florennes Belgian Air Force Base

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This March 27, 2023, is a great day for Florennes Air Base. Defence Minister Ludivine Dedonder  at the controls of a bulldozer placed the...

Belgian Defence Minister Ludivine Dedonder signs for a second “Belgian” A330 MRTT refuelling and transport aircraft

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This Thursday, March 23, 2023, in Eindhoven (The Netherlands), Belgian Minister of Defence Ludivine Dedonder signed the memorandum of understanding for the purchase of...

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