Belgian Air Component

[Belgian Air Component] First Visit of the Minister of Defence to the Air Component in Beauvechain

First Visit of the Belgian Minister of Defence to the Air Component in Beauvechain Authors: Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet,…

New cooperation with civil aviation sector (particularly TUI fly Belgium) enables dispatch of Belgian military personnel to areas of operations

  The Belgian military air transport fleet is currently undergoing a transformation. The new A400M planes are gradually replacing the…

Belgian Air Force formation flight to honour healthcare workers cancelled due to bad weather

Belgium's air tour of honour scheduled for Thursday by the Belgian Defence as a sign of encouragement for medical staff…

Belgian Air Force formation flight to thank Belgian healthcare workers

  To thank the healthcare workers for their months of endless efforts during the coronavirus pandemic, Belgian Defence wants to…

Online petition to keep one Belgian Air Force C-130 in Melsbroek rather than in Beauvechain

An online petition has been launched for keeping one C-130H Hercules military transport aircraft that the army is preparing to…

TUI fly to operate charter flights for Belgian Defence after its leased Airbus A321 returns to owner

We mentioned earlier that the Belgian Air Force was returning to its owner the Airbus A321 that it had on…

Belgian Air Force quietly retires its last Embraer Regional Jets and its Airbus A321

The Ministry of Defence on Wednesday bade farewell to the Embraer ERJ fleet, which the 15th Wing of the Air…

A 69-year-old man convicted for “pointing” a Belgian F-16 with a laser

In April 2018, a 69-year-old man of Hechtel (Belgium) was arrested after he "pointed" an F-16 on landing with a…

[Pics] Airbus Defence and Space delivers the first A400M to the Belgian Air Force

The Belgian Air Force has taken delivery of its first of seven Airbus A400M military transport aircraft. The aircraft was…

[Belgian Air Component] Inland NH-90 Search And Rescue practice with graduation exercise

Inland NH-90 Search And Rescue practice with graduation exercise Authors: Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet, reporting from Tournai diving site. December 8th,…

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…

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