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Belgian Air Component

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

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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)

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

The Flemish Aviation Training Centre in Ostend and Belgian Defence are entering into a unique collaboration: SeaKing RS-05 as teaching material

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On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, the inhabitants of Ostend will be able to enjoy a unique view: still a SeaKing in the sky of...

[Video] Final mission of Belgian Air Force (40th Squadron Heli) Westland Seaking Mk.48 (RS04)

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On 15 February 2019, the 40th Squadron Heli, the helicopter squadron of the Belgian Air Force based at Koksijde Air Base performed the last...

Belgian Defence acquires an Airbus A400M flight simulator

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This Friday, 28 December 2018, the Belgian Council of Ministers approved the purchase of a flight simulator for the training of future pilots of the Airbus...

Dutch Transport Museum receives Belgian Fouga Magister fighter jet

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New attraction for children in Christmas holidays The Dutch Transport Museum in Nieuw-Vennep has received a Fouga Magister jet fighter. This trainer jet was used...

Last formation of three Belgian Air Force Sea King Mk48 helicopters performing navigation flight

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A formation of three Sea King Mk48 helicopters of the Belgian Air Force performed a navigation flight over East and West Flanders for the...

Two fishermen rescued from sinking fishing boat in North Sea, spotted by Belgian Air Force Agusta A-109 crew

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On 5 November, the crew of a Belgian Air Force Agusta A-109 Helicopter noticed fishing vessel Lainey, sinking with two crew on-board approximately 6 miles...

Belgium buys 34 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighter jets

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Belgium will buy 34 new F-35A Lightning II fighter jets from Lockheed Martin. This was confirmed by the Belgian Government on Thursday 25 October...

The F-16 incident at Florennes Air Base: Belgian Air Force reacts to an unworthy newspaper article

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This weekend, an article appeared in Belgian newspaper De Standaard about the incident with an F-16 fighter jet at Florennes Air Base. The commanders...

Belgian Air Force F-16 destroyed by fire during maintenance – Collateral damage on second F-16

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On 11 October around 14:10 (UTC +2), a Belgian Air Force F16 caught fire during maintenance works at Florennes Air Base. The fire completely...

The Netherlands take over from Belgium the responsibility for monitoring Benelux airspace

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From today, 14 September 2018, the Dutch F-16s protect the airspace of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Belgium and the Netherlands carry out this...

The 2018 Belgian Air Force Days in pictures

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This weekend (from 7 to 9 September), the Belgian Air Force is holding its yearly air show and defence event. Aviation24.be was present to report...

A Lockheed-Martin F-35 will touch base on Belgian soil and that’s a first

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A Lockheed-Martin F-35A Joint Strike Fighter from the Italian Air Force is set to appear at the Belgian Air Force Days, held at Kleine...

NATO Baltic Air Policing: Belgium to take over lead and Germany to augment

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Belgian F-16s and German Eurofighter Typhoons will contribute to NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission The 48th rotation of detachments contributing to NATO’s Baltic Air Policing...