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Clement Charpentreau

Major fire destroys Liege airport building

On the night of July 22, 2020, a large fire broke out in one of the buildings siding the main terminal of Liege-Bierset Airport (LGG), Belgium....


Clement Charpentreau

Brussels Airlines: Lufthansa and Belgian government reach deal

The Belgian government and airline Lufthansa have reached an agreement on the rescue of Brussels Airlines. A state-loan of €290 million should be granted by Belgium, while the German group will provide €170 million....


AeroTime Team

HNA’s two Belgian ground service companies announce bankruptcy

Two Swissport International companies providing services in Brussels airport are filing for bankruptcy and ceasing operations. Swissport Belgium, ground services provider, and Swissport Belgium Cleaning, ground and cleaning services provider, are preparing to cease operations after multiple failed attempts to turn around the notoriously loss-making business, the parent company announced on June 8, 2020. ...


Clement Charpentreau

Busy final days for Belgian NATO air policing mission [Video]

The Belgian participation in the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission is coming to an end. But their last days act as a reminder of how crucial their role is. In the span of a week, no less than five interceptions of Russian aircraft were carried out by the Belgian Air Force....


Clement Charpentreau

Airbus A400M destined to Luxembourg takes off for maiden flight

The A400M ordered by the Luxembourg military completed its maiden flight at the final assembly line of Seville, Spain, on April 13, 2020. The aircraft is scheduled for delivery later in the year....


Clement Charpentreau

Brussels Airlines to receive state aid, chairman says

Brussels Airlines, a subsidiary of the German group Lufthansa, is expecting to receive aid from the Belgian state to alleviate the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on the air transport industry, according to the company’s chairman. In parallel, the company still plans to close eight of its routes and downsize operations....


AeroTime Team

FedEx flight FX5092 reports emergency and diverts to Cologne

A FedEx flight from Liege (Belgium) to Dubai (UAE) was diverted to Cologne (Germany) after declaring an emergency....


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....