Text Serge Van Heertum - Pictures: Serge Van Heertum, Philip Verhasselt - Translation: Marc Arys  ©sbap 2022
 
01/22 is over!

January was a quiet month for Brussels Airport, as far as special visitors are concerned. This was fortunate because the weather was not at his best, except for some lonely days. In short, the weather was mixed and mainly foggy with sometimes a low cloud cover.
Moreover, some of the most interesting machines arrived at in the dark of the night or very early in the morning. So, winter is not really the best time of the year and we have to deal with it.

Let's look back at the highlights of the month, starting with the arrival on 11 January and under a blue sky, of the Tupolev Tu154M with registration number RA-85042 belonging to the 8th Special Purpose Aviation Division (Chkalovsky airbase) of the Russian Air Force. This visitor, which has become a rarity in our country, was carrying Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov for a meeting with NATO Ministers concerning the tense situation between Russia and Ukraine. The aim of this summit meeting, which began in Geneva in the days before the Brussels meeting, was to reduce or even eradicate the tensions between the two belligerents and in my opinion, knowing President Vladimir Putin's point of view, the situation has not yet been ironed out.

A few days later, on 14 January, again under clear blue skies, the 6th Airbus A400M of the Belgian Air Force landed at Melsbroejk airbase. The MSN 117 graced the photographers with a superb high speed pass over its future home base before making its circuit and landing on runway 25R at 14:47 local time. For the record, the newcomer flew a transatlantic mission to the USA the next day.
Only two more to go and the count will be good! But the question arises... are they going to be kept as long as the good old "Hercules" when we see that the Belgian Defence is already looking for potential buyers for the 4 NH-90TTH's, that were put into service just under 9 years ago.

On 25 January it was the turn of the Belgian civil aviation to mark the arrival of a newcomer, but unfortunately with a delay on the schedule to finally land in Brussels at 22:22 local time in the darkness of the night. This was the Boeing B747-87UL with the registration M-ABOW.
In December it was announced that Air Belgium was planning to add a pair of Boeing B747-8Fs to its fleet and that these would most likely be operated by CMA CGM.
Then it was announced by China's Hongyuan Group that the Belgian carrier would operate a pair of 'Jumbo' Freighters for the Chinese company.
The aircraft involved are both former Saudi Arabian Airlines Cargo B747-8Fs recently acquired by Hongyuan from Aircraft Finance Germany (AFG).
Originally, the Chinese company had planned to have the aircraft operated by the Russian company AirBridgeCargo, but plans changed and Air Belgium was offered the operational contract.
The first of the two aircraft arrived at Brussels Airport with the registration M-ABOW (Isle of Man) (c/n 37563), former HZ-AI4.
This plane arrived in Brussels wearing a somewhat hybrid livery, mixing the Saudi Arabian Airlines Cargo colours, the Hongyuan Group title and the Air Belgium's tail fin.
The aircraft will soon be registered as OO-ABI.
In parallel with the delivery of the aircraft, Hongyuan Group has also announced its intention to acquire 49.95% of the shares of Air Belgium. Air Belgium currently operates two A330-900's (OO-ABF & OO-ABG), four A330-200Fs (OO-CMA, OO-CGM, OO-SEA, OO-AIR) and two A340-300s (OO-ABA & OO-ABB).

So these were the highlights of January, without counting some special decorations or the paintjob going on for the new Brussels Airlines livery.

Here are the pictures of the month. Have a good flight and a safe landing!

 
Brussels Airport arrivals and departures between 01-11-2022 and 31-01-2022
 
Airbus A320-216  EI-DTO (c/n 4152) Italia Trasporto Aereo * ITA Airways (Italy)
Date 01-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A330-243F  OO-SEA (c/n 1594) Air Belgium Cargo (Belgium)
Date 01-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Superb first day of the year and far away from a "White Christmas"...
Date 01-01-2022 (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A319-111  OO-SSV (c/n 2196) Brussels Airlines (Belgium)
Date 01-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A330-243F  OO-SEA (c/n 1594) Air Belgium Cargo (Belgium)
Date 02-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Pilatus PC-24  LX-PCG (c/n 237) Jetfly Aviation (Luxembourg)
Date 02-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Boeing 737-8K2  PH-HZW (c/n 29345) Transavia (Netherlands)
Date 02-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Boeing 777-3F2ER  TC-LJE (c/n 44126) Turkish Airlines (Turkey)
Date 02-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Boeing 777-3F2ER  TC-LJE (c/n 44126) Turkish Airlines (Turkey)
Date 02-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Raytheon Hawker 4000 Horizon  OY-JJJ (c/n RC-57) Sun Air of Scandinavia (Danemark)
Date 03-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A330-343  B-8287 (c/n 1703) Hainan Airlines (Peoples Republic of China) "Hai!MANchester" livery
Date 03-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A330-941  OO-ABG (c/n 1861) Air Belgium (Belgium)
Date 03-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A320-251N  HB-AYQ (c/n 10186) EasyJet (Switzerland) "NEO" markings
Date 03-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Boeing 787-9  G-VOOH (c/n 37968) Virgin Atlantic (United Kingdom) "Miss Chief"
Date 04-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-04 (c/n 114) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 04-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-04 (c/n 114) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 04-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Dassault Aviation Falcon 7X  OO-LUM (c/n 004) 15 Wing - 21 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Abelag dry lease) (Belgium)
Date 04-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Bombardier Global 5500  OO-WLP (c/n 60047) LuxAviation (Belgium) delivered in Dcember 2021
Date 04-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-05 (c/n 116) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 04-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-05 (c/n 116) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 04-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
MD Helicopters MD-900 Explorer  G-12 (c/n 0038) Belgian Federal Police - Melsbroek airbase (Belgium)
Bambi bucket training...   Date 04-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Boeing 737-8200 MAX  9H-VUT (c/n 65882) Ryanair Malta (Malta) 
Former EI-HGW not taken up. Delivered to Malta Air in December 2021     Date 05-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Dassault Aviation Falcon 7X  F-WFBW (c/n 001) Dassault Aviation (France)
Date 05-01-2022 (RWY 25L) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Pilatus PC-12 NGX  LX-RUM (c/n 2145) Jetfly Aviation (Luxemburg)
Date 05-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Dassault Aviation Falcon 7X  OO-LUM (c/n 004) 15 Wing - 21 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Abelag dry lease) (Belgium)
Date 05-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Cessna 525 CitationJet M2  F-HBTV (c/n 525-0918) Astonjet (France)
Date 05-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
MD Helicopters MD-900 Explorer  G-12 (c/n 0038) Belgian Federal Police - Melsbroek airbase (Belgium)
Date 05-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Boeing 757-223 (PCF)(WL)  OE-LNZ (c/n 32398) DHJL Air Austria (Austria) "Servus Austria" markings - Former G-DHKP
Date 06-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Boeing 757-223 (PCF)(WL)  OE-LNZ (c/n 32398) DHJL Air Austria (Austria) "Servus Austria" markings - Former G-DHKP
Date 06-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner  G-VWOO (c/n 37979) Virgin Atlantic (United Kingdom) "Leading Lady"
Date 06-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Boeing 737-301(SF)  LZ-CGO (c/n 23970) CargoAir (Bulgaria)
Date 06-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Cessna 182Q Skylane II  G-01 (c/n 182Q-67696) Belgian Federal Police - Melsbroek airbase (Belgium)
Date 06-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-05 (c/n 116) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 06-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Pilatus PC-12/47E  PH-BRA (c/n 1735) Private Owner (Netherlands)
Date 06-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 650  9H-CCH (c/n 6130) TAG Aviation (Malta)
Date 06-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Beechcraft King Air B200  G-VALK (c/n BB684) Alto Aerospace Ltd (United Kingdom)
Date 07-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-05 (c/n 116) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Some touch and go for training...    Date 07-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-05 (c/n 116) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 07-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-05 (c/n 116) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 07-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-05 (c/n 116) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 07-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-05 (c/n 116) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 07-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-05 (c/n 116) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
And the last one before landing in bad weather...    Date 07-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-05 (c/n 116) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 07-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Boeing 747-87U(F)  VP-BBY (c/n 63378) Air Bridge Cargo (Russia)
Date 07-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Boeing 747-87U(F)  VP-BBY (c/n 63378) Air Bridge Cargo (Russia)
Date 07-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-04 (c/n 114) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 07-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-04 (c/n 114) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 07-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Dassault Aviation Falcon 7X   OO-LUM (c/n 004) 15 Wing - 21 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Abelag dry lease) (Belgium)
Date 11-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Boeing C-32A  99-0003 (c/n 29027/824) 1st AS / 89 AW - Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland - Us Air Force (USA)
Date 11-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
A beautiful day is coming up
Date 11-01-2022 (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A319-111 OO-SSB (c/n 2400) Brussels Airlines (Belgium)
Old "Balls" version...    Date 11-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Bombardier CSeries CS300  HB-JCC (c/n 55012) Swiss (Switzerland)
Date 11-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A319-111  OO-SSO (c/n 2287) Brussels Airlines (Belgium)
Date 11-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Tupolev Tu154M  RA-85042 (c/n 12A998) 8th Special Purpose Aviation Division - Chkalovsky airbase - Russian Air Force (Russia)
Carrying Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov for a meeting with NATO ministers in Brussels  
Date 11-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Tupolev Tu154M  RA-85042 (c/n 12A998) 8th Special Purpose Aviation Division - Chkalovsky airbase - Russian Air Force (Russia)
The goal of this meeting and the one held in Geneva the days before is to try a diminution of the tension between Russia and Ukraine
Date 11-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Tupolev Tu154M  RA-85042 (c/n 12A998) 8th Special Purpose Aviation Division - Chkalovsky airbase - Russian Air Force (Russia)
Date 11-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner  OO-LOE (c/n 36426) TUI Airlines (Belgium) "Pearl"
Date 11-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A319-112  LZ-FBA (c/n 3564) Bulgaria Air (Bulgaria)
Date 11-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-03 (c/n 109) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 11-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-03 (c/n 109) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 11-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-05 (c/n 116) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 11-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-05 (c/n 116) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 11-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-05 (c/n 116) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 11-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-04 (c/n 114) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 11-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-04 (c/n 114) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 11-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-04 (c/n 114) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 11-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-04 (c/n 114) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 11-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Dassault Aviation Falcon 2000S  SP-ARK (c/n 718) Private Owner (Poland)
Date 11-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604  T-751 (c/n 5530) Swiss Air Force (Switzerland)
Sadly a foggy day!   Date 12-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Bombardier BD-100-1A10 Challenger 300  G-KALS (c/n 20106) Catreus AOC Ltd (United Kingdom)
Date 12-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Cessna 510 Citation Mustang  OO-SUN (c/n 510-0069) JetNetherlands (Belgium)
Date 13-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Gulfstream G280  M-INTY (c/n 2086) Hampshire Aviation Ltd (Isle of Man)
Date 13-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-04 (c/n 114) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 13-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-04 (c/n 114) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 13-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Dassault Falcon 2000 LX  F-RAFD (c/n 237) ET00.060 * 2 Squadron - Villacoublay airbase - Macronian Dictatorial Empire (France)
Date 13-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A220-300 (CSeries CS300)  YL-CSH (c/n 55016) Air Baltic (Latvia)
Date 14-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A320-216  EI-DSW (c/n 3609) Italia Trasporto Aereo * ITA Airways (Italy)
Date 14-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A320-214  OO-SNI (c/n 1983) Brussels Airlines (Belgium)
Date 14-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Bombardier - Gates Learjet 45  OO-DOC (c/n 45-167) ASL Group (Belgium)
Date 14-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-06 (c/n 117) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Delivery flight Sevilla - Melsbroek    Date 14-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-06 (c/n 117) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Splendid pass before landing    Date 14-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-06 (c/n 117) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 14-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-06 (c/n 117) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Landing at 14:47 local time    Date 14-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A330-243F  B-308L (c/n 1350) Sichuan Airlines (Peoples Republic of China)
Date 14-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Dassault Falcon-2000LXS  F-HALG (c/n 290) Dassault Falcon Service (France)
Date 14-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A330-343(P2F)  D-AJFK (c/n 1477) Eat Leipzig (Germany) "No.1 Best Workplace" sticker as from October 2021
During heavy fog weekend...   Date 16-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A330-343(P2F)  D-AJFK (c/n 1477) Eat Leipzig (Germany) "No.1 Best Workplace" sticker as from October 2021
Date 17-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A320-214  VQ-BIW (c/n 4579) Aeroflot (Russia)
Date 17-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global 6000  14+06 (c/n 9863) FBS BMVg Luftwaffe Köln-Bonn (Germany)
Date 17-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Piaggio VC-180B Avanti II GF-19 / MM62249 (c/n 1126) Guardia di Finanza (Italy)
Date 17-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A319-111  OO-SSU (c/n 2230) Brussels Airlines (Belgium)
Date 17-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604  9A-CRO (c/n 5322) Governmental Flight - Zagreb airport - Government of Croatia (Croatia)
Date 17-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A319-115X(CJ)  2801 (c/n 2801) 24.zDL - 241.dlt - Czech Air Force - Praha Airbase (Czech Republic)
Woops... Paparazzi with 600mm Canon spotted!     Date 17-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Dassault Falcon 7X  607 (c/n 21) (MH 59. Sz.D. R / 3. Szallitó Repülö Század) Hungarian Air Force (Hunagry)
Date 17-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Gulfstream Aerospace Tp102C  102004 / 024 (c/n 1274) 74 Airlift sq - Stockholm airbase - Swedish Air Force (Sweden)
Date 17-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-03 (c/n 109) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 17-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-03 (c/n 109) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 17-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-03 (c/n 109) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 17-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Boeing 777-F60  ET-ARJ (c/n 42033) Ethiopian Cargo (Ethiopia) "The Amazon"
Date 17-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Pilatus PC-12 NG  OH-WWW (c/n 1160) Fly 7 (Finland)
Date 18-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Embraer Phenom 300  F-HLRS (c/n 505-00232) SD Aviation (France)
Date 18-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Gates Learjet 45XR  LN-AWE (c/n 45-005) Airwing AS (Norway)
Special flight for NATO general's   Date 18-01-2022 (EBMB apron) (Philip Verhasselt©)
Lockheed C-130H Hercules  CH-03 (c/n 382-4461) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
He's going to fly less well, huh?    Date 18-01-2022 (EBMB hangar) (Philip Verhasselt©)
Lockheed C-130H Hercules CH-03 (c/n 382-4461) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
The last crew...     Date 18-01-2022 (EBMB hangar) (Philip Verhasselt©)
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner   JA831J (c/n 34847) JAL Japan Airlines (Japan)
Date 18-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-04 (c/n 114) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 18-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Gulfstream Aerospace GV-SP (G550)  D-ABMW (c/n 5336) BMW Flugdienst Munchen (Germany)
Date 19-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Bombardier BD-100-1A10 Challenger 300  N2428 (c/n 20414) Vesey Air LLC (USA)
Date 19-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A330-343  B-8015 (c/n 1656) Hainan Airlines (Peoples Republic of China)
Date 19-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Socata TBM-850  F-HHAB (c/n 455) Private owner (France)
Date 19-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-03 (c/n 109) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 19-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-03 (c/n 109) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 19-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Socata TBM-700A  XS (F-RAXS) (c/n 147) ET00.041 "Verdun" - 1 Sqn - Villacoublay airbase - Armée de l'Air (France)
Date 19-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-05 (c/n 116) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 20-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A320-214  OO-SNC (c/n 1797) Brussels Airlines (Belgium) "Star Alliance" livery
Date 20-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Big plane and big big big cloud...
Date 20-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
The old and the new painting
Date 20-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Formation pass for posterity ;-)
Date 20-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-03 (c/n 109) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 20-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-03 (c/n 109) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 20-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A330-343  B-8117 (c/n 1677) Hainan Airlines (Peoples Republic of China)
Date 21-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Nose in th ewind for the "Atlas" team!
Date 21-01-2022 (EBMB apron) (Philip Verhasselt©)
Boeing 737-8 MAX OK-SWA (c/n 43555) Smartwings (Czech Republic)
Date 21-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Boeing 737-8 MAX  OK-SWA (c/n 43555) Smartwings (Czech Republic)
Special flight from Larnaca with 24 refugees and...132 policeman!   Date 21-01-2022 (EBMB apron) (Philip Verhasselt©)
Cessna 525 Citation M2  SE-RVZ (c/n 525-1057) European Flight Service (Sweden)
Date 21-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A319-111 OO-SSX (c/n 2260) Brussels Airlines (Belgium)
Fresh new painting...     Date 21-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A330-343  B-1045 (c/n 1840) Tianjin Airlines (Peoples Republic of China)
Date 21-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global 6000  TC-GLB (c/n 9467) Barair (Turkey)
Date 21-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-03 (c/n 109) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 21-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-03 (c/n 109) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 21-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-06 (c/n 117) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 21-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-06 (c/n 117) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 21-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-05 (c/n 116) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 21-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-05 (c/n 116) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 21-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A320-214  OO-SNF (c/n 2810) Brussels Airlines (Belgium) "Belgian Icons - Amare Tomorrowland" livery
Date 21-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A320-214  OO-SNF (c/n 2810) Brussels Airlines (Belgium) "Belgian Icons - Amare Tomorrowland" livery
Date 21-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner  G-VBZZ (c/n 37976) Virgin Atlantic (United Kingdom) "Queen Bee"
Date 22-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner  B-6998 (c/n 62718) Hainan Airlines (Peoples Republic of China) Former "Kung Fu Panda (all red)" livery
Date 24-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Fokker F100  OM-BYC (c/n 11368) Slovak Government Flying Service - Bratislava airbase (Slovakia)
Date 24-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
British Aerospace 146-100 Statesman CC.2  ZE700 (c/n E1021) 32 (TR) Sqn - Royal Air Force - Northolt airbase
Date 24-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-05 (c/n 116) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 24-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-05 (c/n 116) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 24-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A319-111  OO-SSX (c/n 2260) Brussels Airlines (Belgium)
Also with new livery...     Date 24-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Siai Marchetti SF260M+  ST-03 (c/n 10-03) 5th or 9th Squadron - Beauvechain airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 24-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A330-343  B-1045 (c/n 1840) Tianjin Airlines (Peoples Republic of China)
Date 24-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-05 (c/n 116) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 24-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-05 (c/n 116) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 24-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Boeing 747-87UF  M-ABOW (c/n 37563) Hongyuan Group (Peoples Republic of China) Operated by Air Belgium 
Date 25-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Pilatus PC-12 NGX  OE-EMA (c/n 2124) Private owner (Austria)
Date 26-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
British Aerospace 146-100 Statesman CC.2  ZE700 (c/n E1021) 32 (TR) Sqn - Royal Air Force - Northolt airbase
Date 26-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Piper PA-42-1000 Cheyenne IIIA  D-IOVP (c/n 42-5501005) Heli-Flight (Germany)
Date 26-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Dassault Aviation Falcon 2000EX EASy  CS-DLH (c/n 149) NetJets Europe (Portugal)
Date 26-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Socata TBM-700  XM (F-RAXM) (c/n 111) ET00.043 "Medoc" - ELA 43 - Bordeau Merignac airbase - Armée de l'Air (France)
Date 26-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A319-115X(CJ) 2801 (c/n 2801) 24.zDL - 241.dlt - Czech Air Force - Praha Airbase (Czech Republic)
Date 27-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Dassault Falcon 2000EX  LZ-001 (c/n 123) Aviootryad 28 - Sofia airbase - Bulgaria Government (Bulgaria)
Date 27-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Pilatus PC-24  LX-JVC (c/n 142) Private owner (Luxemburg)
Date 27-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-02 (c/n 106) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 27-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Antonov An-12BK  UR-11316 (c/n 9346810) Motor Sich (Ukraine)
Date 27-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner  B-7669 (c/n 62720) Hainan Airlines (Peoples Republic of China)
Date 28-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner  B-7669 (c/n 62720) Hainan Airlines (Peoples Republic of China)
Date 28-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas" CT-04 (c/n 114) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Fog and low cloud base... Top visibility !      Date 28-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
A genaral view with some nostalgia for the old Bru Airport buildings
Date 29-01-2022 (Apron and old BRU buildings) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Boeing 747-87UF  M-ABOW (c/n 37563) Hongyuan Group (Peoples Republic of China) Operated by Air Belgium
Aircraft is owned by Aircraft Finance Germany (AFG) and registered at Isle of Man          Date 29-01-2022 (Taxiway Yankee) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Boeing 747-87UF  M-ABOW (c/n 37563) Hongyuan Group (Peoples Republic of China) Operated by Air Belgium
Aircraft will be operated for cargo flights by Air Belgium     Date 29-01-2022 (Taxiway Yankee) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Boeing 747-87UF  M-ABOW (c/n 37563) Hongyuan Group (Peoples Republic of China) Operated by Air Belgium
The planned belgian registration should be OO-ABI          Date 29-01-2022 (Taxiway Yankee) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A319-112  D-AIBF (c/n 4796) Lufthansa (Germany)
Date 29-01-2022 (RWY 25L) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A319-112  D-AIBF (c/n 4796) Lufthansa (Germany)
Date 29-01-2022 (RWY 25L) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A330-343  C-GFUR (c/n 344) Air Canada (Canada)
With the B Pier in front    Date 29-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Welcome in Royal Freedom of Belgium !
Date 29-01-2022 (Serge Van Heertum©)
Embraer E195-E2 (ERJ 190-400 STD)  PH-NXD (c/n 20054) KLM (Netherlands)
Date 29-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
The new A400M hangar of EBMB seen from the RWY 25L
Date 30-01-2022  (Serge Van Heertum©)
Skeyes buildings general view alsso from the RWY 25L
Date 30-01-2022 (RWY 25L) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Embraer ERJ-190LR  OH-LKK (c/n 190-00127) Finnair (Finland)
Date 30-01-2022 (RWY 25L) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Embraer ERJ-190LR  OH-LKK (c/n 190-00127) Finnair (Finland)
Date 30-01-2022 (RWY 25L) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A319-111  CS-TTN (c/n 1120) TAP (Portugal)
Date 30-01-2022 (RWY 25L) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A319-111  CS-TTN (c/n 1120) TAP (Portugal)
Date 30-01-2022 (RWY 25L) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A380-842  A6-EUT (c/n 236) Emirates (United Arab Emirates)
Date 30-01-2022 (Crossing Brussels Airpaort) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A330-202  EC-MOU (c/n 1777) Iberia (Spain) Operated by Iberia
Date 30-01-2022 (RWY 25L) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A330-202  EC-MOU (c/n 1777) Iberia (Spain) Operated by Iberia
Date 30-01-2022 (RWY 25L) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A330-202  EC-MOU (c/n 1777) Iberia (Spain) Operated by Iberia
Date 30-01-2022 (RWY 25L) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A320-214  OO-SNC (c/n 1797) Brussels Airlines (Belgium) "Star Alliance" livery
Date 30-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Boeing 747-87UF  M-ABOW (c/n 37563) Hongyuan Group (Peoples Republic of China) Operated by Air Belgium
With some sun this time    Date 30-01-2022 (Taxiway Yankee) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Boeing 737-8K2  PH-HZO (c/n 34169) Transavia (Netherlands)
Date 30-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Boeing 777-3F2(ER)  TC-JJI (c/n 40709) Turkish Airlines (Turkey)
Date 30-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Cessna 750 Citation X  PH-NNX (c/n 750-0232) Jetnetherlands (Netherlands)
Date 31-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus A330-243F  OO-SEA (c/n 1594) Air Belgium Cargo (Belgium)
Date 31-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Cessna Citation CJ2 9A-JSC (c/n 525A0049) Jung Sky (Croatia)
Date 31-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Learjet C-21A  40083 (c/n 35A-529) 76th Airlift Squadron (86th AW) - Ramstein Air Force Base - USAFE (Germany)
Date 31-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-06 (c/n 117) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 31-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-06 (c/n 117) 15 Wing - 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)
Date 31-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Embraer ERJ-190LR (ERJ-190-100 LR)  D-AWSI (c/n 190-00074) German Airways (Germany)
Date 31-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
Canadair CC-144D (CL-650) Challenger  144620 (c/n 6152)  8 Wing - 412 Transport Sqn - Ottawa Airbase - Royal Canadian Armed Force (Canada) 
Sadly little bit late for an excellent conclusion of January   Date 31-01-2022 (RWY 25R) (Serge Van Heertum©)
 

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