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Belgian Air Component

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The Belgian Air Component (Dutch: Luchtcomponent, French: Composante air) is the air arm of the Belgian Armed Forces. The Belgian military aviation was founded in 1909 and is one of the world's first air services.

The commander is Major General aviator Frederik Vansina who was appointed on July 23rd, 2009.

Aircraft Inventory[edit]

Fighters[edit]

  • General Dynamics F-16 AM/BM Fighting Falcon x 60 (Multirole Fighter)

ELINT[edit]

  • IAI RQ-5 Hunter UAV x 14 (Reconnaissance UAV)

Transport Aircraft[edit]

  • Airbus 330 MRTT Voyager x 2 (Transport Aircraft/Aerial Tanker)
  • Airbus A400M Atlas x 8 (Transport Aircraft)
  • Dassault Falcon 20E-5 x 2 (VIP Transport)
  • Dassault Falcon 900B x 1 (VIP Transport)
  • Embraer ERJ 135 x 2 (Transport)
  • Embraer ERJ 145 x 2 (Transport)
  • Lockheed C-130 Hercules x 10 (Tactical Transport)

Helicopters[edit]

  • AgustaWestland A109 Hirundo x 24 (Utility Helicopter)
  • NHIndustries NH90 NFH x 6 (Maritime Helicopter)
  • NHIndustries NH90 TTH x 6 (Medium Utility Helicopter)
  • Sud Aviation SA316B Alouette III x 4 (Light Utility Helicopter)
  • Westland Sea King Mk.48 x 4 (Search and Rescue Helicopter)

Training Aircraft[edit]

  • SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 x 36 (Basic Trainer)
  • Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet x 30 (Jet Trainer)
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