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Clement Charpentreau
Belgian F-16 fighter jet crashes in western France

A Belgian F-16 fighter jet crashed near ​​Pluvigner, western France. The two pilots managed to eject. The falling aircraft damaged a house, its occupants were evacuated....


Zivile Zalagenaite
BREAKING| VLM Airlines Brussels files for bankruptcy

Yes, it really is VLM Airlines Brussels that declares bankruptcy this time....


Clement Charpentreau
It’s official! Belgium chose U.S. F-35 over European offers

As the Belgian media suspected on October 22, 2018, the government chose the Lockheed Martin F-35 to succeed to the aging F-16s of the Belgian Air Component (the air branch of the single-structure Belgian Armed Forces). Deliveries are expected to start in 2023....


Clement Charpentreau
Belgium may have chosen F-35s, another blow to European defense

Several Belgian media report on October 22, 2018, that the choice of the Lockheed Martin F-35 to replace the aging fleet of F-16s of the Belgian Air Component (the air branch of the single-structure Belgian Armed Forces) has already been made a week earlier by the government. However, the authorities will now have to justify their choice over the European offers....


Ruta Burbaite
The many casualties of European airline industry

October has certainly not been a kind month for European aviation in the past few years. Nordic budget carrier Primera Air failed on the one-year anniversary of the collapse of British holiday airline Monarch, which occurred on October 2, 2017. Just recently, on October 17, 2018, Cyprus-based low-cost carrier Cobalt Air announced its closure. And now, Air Belgium might be considering shutting down as well.  ...


Clement Charpentreau
Air Belgium not ready to give up yet

Almost a month after announcing the suspension of its partnership with Chinese UTour, Air Belgium board held a general meeting with shareholders on October 18, 2018, to discuss the future of the airline....


Clement Charpentreau
F-16 destroyed after friendly fire on Belgian air base

A Belgian F-16 fighter was damaged beyond repair on October 11, 2018, on Florennes Air Base (ICAO: EBFS) near Dinant, Belgium. The F-16, which was parked on the airbase apron, received shots… from another fighter! The incident injured one person.  ...


Clement Charpentreau
Air Belgium suspends its Hong Kong route for winter 2018-19

After a mere ten weeks of operations, Air Belgium announced on September 21, 2018, that it would interrupt its flights from Charleroi Airport (BSCA) to Hong Kong International Airport (HGK) during the coming winter period....


Clement Charpentreau
NATO air forces give passengers a scare over Brussels airport

Passengers, waiting for their flights at Brussels airport (BRU) on September 12, 2018, felt unease when they saw in the sky what looked like an airliner being intercepted by two F-16 fighters. Fortunately, the maneuver was part of a NATO exercise....


Ruta Burbaite
VLM Airlines (Brussels) unaffected by VLM (Antwerp) liquidation

Three different airlines by the same name, three countries, two cities. So which VLM airline just went into liquidation (again)?...