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Belgian Air Component

The new Belgocontrol radar of Florennes is operational. It will be used for the Air Force base and Charleroi Airport

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The new radar from Belgocontrol in Florennes is fully operational The manager of the air traffic in Belgium announced Wednesday that the new radar of...

British Airways Boeing 767 lost communication with air traffic control: two F-16 jets intercepted aircraft above Zeeland

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Last night 2 F-16's from the Royal Netherlands Air Force took off from Volkel Air Base for a QRA (Quick Reaction Alert), a British...

End of the Belgian military cooperation with the Congo

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On 31 July, a C-130 cargo plane coming from the Democratic Republic of Congo was landing at the military airport of Melsbroek. On board,...

The two former Belgian Air Force Airbus A310s scrapped at Brussels Airport

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A piece of fuselage amputated from the outer half of the wings, its aft section and its front section: that's all there was left...

Belgian Agusta A-109 helicopter on standby 24/7 to intercept drones

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The Belgian army keeps day and night a combat helicopter ready to intervene in an attack by a drone. Security services expressed concerns that...

Report: Helidays 2017 -1 Wing Beauvechain

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On 11-12 April 2017, 1 Wing Beauvechain (Bevekom) Belgian Air Component opened its military air base to the public for the 2017 Helidays. On...

Belgian Government gives green light at launch of purchase procedure for new fighter jet

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The Belgian government approved on Friday the launch of the procedure for the replacement of F-16 fighter bombers by 34 new combat aircraft, an...

2 F-16s scrambled above Belgium after Hungarian cargo plane lost communication with ATC

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This morning 2 F-16 fighter jets scrambled from Florennes Air Base after a Hungarian cargo plane (SF34 registered HA-TAB operating Flight FRF101) lost communication with...

Belgian Defence wishes to join a ravitail aircraft  purchase programme 

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On Thursday, February 16, Belgian Defence Minister Steven Vandeput signed a declaration of intent for his department to join a programme to purchase supply...

Belgian Air Defence to deploy Eurocontrol’s MUAC shared air traffic services system at several military sites in Belgium

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The air traffic control system of EUROCONTROL’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) will be deployed at several military sites across Belgium for the...

Belgian Air Component retires CM-02 after 43 years of VIP flights

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Today the Belgian Air Component (Dutch: Luchtcomponent, French: Composante air) retired CM-02, a Dassault Falcon 20E-5 VIP aircraft transporting the Royal Family, ministers and other...