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North Sea Aviation Services expands its MPP fleet with two DA62 MPPs

On February 24th, North Sea Aviation Services (NSAS) from Belgium, took delivery of two DA62 MPP. The aircraft are configured in a maritime surveillance fit and feature the latest technology of electro-optical and infrared cameras (EO/IR), maritime radar as well as an Automatic Identification System for ships. NSAS already operates the DA42 MPP and identified the benefits of the lar...

Brussels Airlines adds two additional medium haul aircraft to its fleet this summer

Brussels Airlines has decided to add two aircraft to its medium haul fleet this summer season. This growth comes earlier than foreseen in its transformation plan (and state loan agreement) as it sees an opportunity in the increasing demand for summer. With one extra Airbus 319 and one extra A320, Brussels Airlines wants to cater to the high demand for leisure travel and defend its position in the...

New orders for Sonaca 200 by long-standing Sonaca Aircraft clients

As the year draws to a close, Sonaca Aircraft has received new orders from two long-standing clients: "Air Academy New CAG" (Belgium) and "Blackbushe Aviation" flying school and aeroclub (England). The new orders are for five Sonaca 200 Trainer NG aircraft. The clients share their experience “Our Sonaca 200 fleet has logged more than 4,000 flight hours and we have d...

Air Belgium took delivery of its first A330neo

Air Belgium has taken delivery of the first of two A330-900. The aircraft is configured with 286 seats in a three-class layout (30 comfortable lie-flat business class,  21 premium-class,  and 235 economy-class seats). The aircraft is furnished with the Airbus Airspace cabin. All seats are equipped with the latest-generation, in-flight entertainment system, on-board wifi and mood lig...

Aviation sector and NGOs agree on sustainability of future fuels

Given that EU leaders have committed to achieving a net-zero-carbon economy by 2050, there is a growing focus on how to accelerate the transition towards climate-neutral aviation.As the European Union considers new policies to support sustainable aviation fuels,including via the ReFuelEU Aviation initiative, a group of aviation companies, researchorganisations and environmental groups have co...

Initial Brexit guidance on the draft EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement - EBAA

On Saturday 26 December 2020, the European Commission published the Draft EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. The draft agreement foresees cooperation between the EU and UK and contains dedicated titles on transport and aviation which require appropriate level playing field guarantees. As there are many operational questions on the implementation of the draft EU-UK Trade & Cooperation ag...

Belgian Air Force took delivery of its first A400M

The Belgian Air Force has taken delivery of its first of seven Airbus A400M military transport aircraft. The aircraft was handed over to the customer at the A400M Final Assembly Line in Seville (Spain) and subsequently performed its ferry flight to the 15th Wing Air Transport in Melsbroek (Belgium), where the aircraft will be based. This A400M, known as MSN106, will be operated within a bi...

Belgian Defence trials DART Basic Trainer

In the course of Belgian Defence’s Military Prospection Phase for Basic Flight Training Capability, a delegation of three from the Belgian Air Force and the Directorate of Material Resources visited Diamond’s Headquarters in Wiener Neustadt, Austria from October 21 to 22. The purpose of the visit was to have a first impression of the DART aircraft, not only in flight, but as well...

To accelerate business aviation green recovery, two working groups are launched

Furthering its commitment to help business aircraft operators and companies take substantial action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the EBAA has launched two working groups tasked with defining guidelines for the sector’s bold initiative S.T.A.R.S. – Standards & Training for Aviation Responsibility and Sustainability. Originally conceived by a group of young Busi...

ALSIM ALX for Europilot center in Belgium

It is with great pleasure that we announce EuroPilot Center (EPC), now part of the International Pilot Center Alliance (ICPA), has chosen Alsim to deliver an ALX Simulator at their soon-to-be upgraded, fully solar powered premises in Antwerp, Belgium. The device will be used during phase 6 of the future Integrated Airline Career Program, covering the EASA APS/MCC. During 2 to 3 weeks of inten...

A network of 59 destinations from June until August: Brussels Airlines

Last week Brussels Airlines announced that it will restart its commercial flights from its hub at Brussels Airport on 15 June. Based on market demand and ongoing travel restrictions, the airline will offer an adapted and downsized summer schedule, which will consist of approximately 30% of Brussels Airlines' originally planned summer schedule in Europe and 40% of the long-haul summer prog...

Brussels Airlines: to resume flights with a reduced network offer from 15 June

After more than seven weeks of hibernation mode, Brussels Airlines is planning to resume its operations as from 15 June. The Belgian home carrier plans to start with a reduced flight offer that will be built up in a phased approach according to the market demand and to the travel restrictions. While preparing its restart, Brussels Airlines will put in place every health protection measure necessar...