Belgian Air Component

Belgian Defence sells Embraer fleet to Amelia

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

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

Further to our report on the presentation of the Airbus A330 MRTT to the two main Belgian television channels, we…

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

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

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

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

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

About a year and a half after the official start of the production process and about six months after the…

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

Handing over of wings ceremony to new pilots within of Air Component. Authors Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet, reporting from Beauvechain Air Base.…

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

Operation Inherent Resolve: Belgian Defence once again sends F-16s to the Middle East Press Conference Debriefing Authors Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet, reporting…

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

This Tuesday 29 September, four General Dynamics F-16s will leave Florennes airbase for the Middle East, as part of the…

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

Ministerial update on future investments for Belgian Defence Press Conference Debriefing Authors Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet, reporting from Florennes Air Base. Last…

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

This morning, Belgian Defence helicopter Agusta A109 registered H22 left Beauvechain airbase for its last and final flight. After a…

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

Pop-up Expo 'We Make Difference' Behind the scenes of the Air Force of today and tomorrow During the summer holidays,…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sabena Aerospace, a BLUEBERRY group company, and Blue Aerospace, a HEICO company, announced today the award of the Belgian Defence…

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

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Belgium of twenty-nine…

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