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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...

Everything You Should Know About Flying In and Out of Brussels Airport

Traveling in and out of Belgium’s capital city of Brussels has been tense since the March 22nd terror attacks, which left 32 dead and the city on edge. However, officials have been working hard to restore normalcy to the European travel hub’s usually bustling flight schedule. While the Brussels Airport symbolically reopened on April 3rd with three departing flights, today it will se...

Belgian transportation minister resigns amid criticism about airport security

Belgium’s transportation minister resigned Friday in the wake of revelations that she failed to act on a secret report that had warned of inadequate security measures at Brussels Airport a year before last month’s suicide bombings there. The report, prepared by European Union airport security inspectors last April, found serious deficiencies in the way surveillance, passenger and lu...

Strike action continues at bomb-damaged Brussels airport

 Belgian air traffic controllers continued their wildcat strike for a second day on Wednesday, forcing the cancellation of flights at Brussels airport and angering the government as the nation struggles to recover from last month's suicide bombings. Prime Minister Charles Michel said the controllers made an "irresponsible choice" by walking out at this stage and said the gove...

Brussels Airport sees return of major foreign carriers

Last week and this week, many airlines have returned to Brussels Airport. With flights optimally spread over the 18 hours available a day, an average of 225 flight can take off and 225 flights can land every day. Given the current passenger payload of the aircrafts, this corresponds with the forecast 800 departing passengers per hour in the temporary check-in structure. The large majority of th...