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European Business Aviation Association Announces CEO Departure

EBAA and Brandon Mitchener Have Agreed to Part Ways; Association to Maintain Operational Continuity While Conducting Search for New Leader of the Secretariat The European Business Aviation Association today announced that Brandon Mitchener, Chief Executive Officer, has departed the Association. A search for a new leader of the Secretariat will be conducted. EBAA has a robust organisational s...

Air Belgium registers its first two aircraft

Air Belgium has taken another step towards its first commercial flight scheduled for late March when its first two aircraft were registered on Friday. The aircraft are Airbus A340s bearing the registration OO-ABA and OO-ABB, according to the registry website FPS Mobility. Air Belgium has confirmed these registrations. Currently, the planes are still in France and not yet finished: they h...

EBAA Appoints Chief Operations Officer and Communications Director

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has created two new senior positions to help it expand horizons for business aviation in Europe. Robert Baltus has been appointed to the post of Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Eric Drosin has been named Communications Director, effective September 4. Robert Baltus' aviation experience spans nearly 20 years advising and supporting sen...

The Belgian Air Force’s Stingers celebrate their centenary with Blackbird 4 featuring a new livery from Happy Design Studio

This year the Belgium 1st Squadron - the Stingers - based in Florennes, Belgium celebrated their 100th anniversary by commissioning an aircraft with a special livery design from Didier Wolff and Happy Design Studio. A one of a kind, the aircraft has recently been seen at some of the most prominent airshows in Europe including: the Royal International Air Tatoo, the Nato Days at Ostrava and St-...

Brandon Mitchener Appointed EBAA CEO

Brandon Mitchener has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), effective 3 April 2017. A French and US citizen, Mitchener’s career as a journalist and public affairs professional spans more than 25 years in Europe, including the last 20 in Brussels.   Before joining EBAA, Mitchener headed corporate communications for Monsanto Co. i...

ExecuJet’s Brussels FBO becomes first IS-BAH accredited facility in Belgium

ExecuJet has seen its new Brussels FBO gain IS-BAH accreditation, making it the first FBO facility in Belgium to do so.  The Brussels FBO, managed by ExecuJet since December 2016, is based at Brussels International Airport, 6.5nm north-east of the city centre. It offers first class facilities and operations including VVIP lounges with exceptional views of the runway, three well-equipped me...

LMI Aerospace Enters into Merger Agreement to be Acquired by Sonaca Group

LMI Aerospace Inc.has entered into a merger agreement to be acquired by Sonaca Group, a global aerostructures company headquartered in Gosselies, Belgium. Under the agreement, LMI shareholders will receive $14 per share in an all-cash transaction. Sonaca’s offer represents a 52 percent premium over LMI’s closing share price on Feb. 16, 2017, of $9.19 per share, a 63 perc...

Luxaviation Belgium unveils four million euro hangar at Kortrijk-Wevelgem International Airport

Luxaviation Belgium, part of the Luxaviation Group, is unveiling its new 4,000sqm hangar facility at Kortrijk-Wevelgem International Airport, Belgium. The hangar, being officially opened on Thursday, November 17 by Dutch violinist and conductor André Rieu, is part of a four million euro investment by the Luxaviation Group. The facility will provide space for up to 15 business aviation aircr...

Brussels Airlines connects Belgium to India again

Since last March, Belgium and India are no longer connected. Brussels Airlines is to change this as from March 2017, with 5 direct flights to Mumbai’s modern airport Chhatrapati Shivaji. Situated on the West Coast, Mumbai is the state capital of Maharashtra and, with its 20 million inhabitants, is ranked in the top 10 of the world’s largest megacities. The city, that bore the name Bomb...

Bomb alert 'on two passenger flights' due to arrive at Brussels aiport

Bomb alerts have been reported on two passenger jets due to arrive at Brussels airport The alerts were reportedly radioed in from the aircraft to air traffic controld. The threats came from messages on Twitter, according to Belgian newspaper HLN. Both plane have now landed safely. The planes were both run by the Scandivian airline, SAS, one came from Oslo in Norway and the ot...

AIR OPS Europe a 'crucial' platform for business aviation support services community

A wide-range of industry-leading companies from the business aviation ground services community have confirmed their participation in AIR OPS Europe, a premier event taking place 12-13 October 2016 in Cannes, France, to network, debate policy and market ground support services. Among exhibitors registered are ABS Jets, Aerodit, Air BP, Air Service Basel, Air Support, Avfuel, BBA Aviation, DC...

Brussels Airport departure hall reopens after deadly attacks

Under extra security, the Brussels Airport reopened its departure hall Sunday for the first time since deadly Islamic extremist attacks in March. The airport had already resumed some flights, but passengers had been using a temporary check-in tent because of extensive damage to the departure hall from the twin suicide bombings that killed 16 people. Passengers on select flights started using...