Text: Serge Van Heertum - Pictures: Serge Van Heertum, Philip Verhasselt
Translation: Marc Arys  ©sbap 2021
 

And here we are, the third month of 2021 has passed and we are in the middle of the 3rd wave of the pandemic, damn, we didn't expect that!
You only have to look at the air traffic in Europe to realize that we are not close to getting out of it; even the planes have to go out masked!
I'm not going to argue once again about the management of this crisis where the popular media say and contradict each other at every turn concerning the situation, the delivery of vaccines, the vaccination situation and the fact that we really wonder what we are busy injecting into the population under the seal of blackmail (there is no obligation, but without the certificate, no more trips, no more shows, no more restaurants, etc... Democracy is beautiful. If this is not an attack on the freedom of the individual, then I must have missed something).
Let's stop the moroseness of the situation here and move on to the aeronautical activity at Brussels Airport which was a good vintage, despite the variable weather from one extreme to the other, let's not forget that March is the month of sleet.
As far as passenger flights are concerned, there was a decrease in traffic due to the closure of our borders for aircraft coming from North Africa and more particularly from Morocco. On the other hand, the business jet traffic is doing rather well when you see the number of movements. It seems that the American star Brad Pitt even came to Brussels in a private jet on March 29.
In the cargo category, traffic was intense and most probably linked to the transport of vaccines to and from all over the world. It was also the month of the start of Air Belgium's cargo activities with the new aircraft OO-CMA and OO-AIR, freshly painted.
On the military and governmental side, Skeyes controllers were busy with a NATO summit followed by a European summit offering a week-long ballet of military and VIP aircraft.
Within the framework of the EATC (European Air Transport Command) the Gulftream G IV of the Koninklijke Luchtmacht and the A330 MRTT of the MRTT Multinational Fleet visited the military airbase in Melsbroek.
And since we are at the Melsbroek base and more specifically at the 15th Transport Wing, we can say that March was a busy month for our our military, with the arrival of the 3rd A400M CT-03, which on the afternoon of its arrival day on March 03, immediately performed a training mission and 10 days later the first fully operational mission of the Belgian A400M fleet, by conducting a flight to Jordan in order to bring new engines to the F-16 detachment (ODF 2020-2021). This flight was followed by a similar mission, by CT-02 this time.
March also saw the first deployment exercise of the new A400M and the coastal base of Koksijde was chosen as the DOP (Deployed Operating Base) for the 'Arizona Dream' operation (please see our page on this exercise). Finally, as everyone knows, the C-130H's are coming to the end of their lives and March is the last month of operation for CH-13, which, in principle, will end its days at Beauvechain under the auspices of the WHI (War Heritage Institute).
To mark the respectable age reached since the good old "Hercules" entered service in 1972, the Wing has specially decorated CH-01 with 50 year markings, corresponding to the start of the aircraft's manufacturing in the USA (see also our special page "Half Century... Mighty Hercs").
So that's it for this busy month, no more chit-chat, it's time to sit along the runways and admire the visitors of Brussels Airport for the month of March.
Have a nice flight and most important, stay safe with your beloved ones!

 
Brussels Airport arrivals and departures between 01-03-2021 and 31-03-2021
 
Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV  V-11 (c/n ) 334sqn - Eindhoven Airbase - Koninklijke Luchtmacht (Netherlands) - Date 01-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Grrrr... Morning fog
Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV  V-11 (c/n ) 334sqn - Eindhoven Airbase - Koninklijke Luchtmacht (Netherlands) - Date 01-03-2021 (RWY 07L)
Airbus A330-343  G-VSXY (c/n 1195) Virgin Atlantic (United Kingdom) "Beauty Queen" - Date 01-03-2021 (RWY 07L)
Airbus A330-343  G-VSXY (c/n 1195) Virgin Atlantic (United Kingdom) "Beauty Queen" - Date 01-03-2021 (RWY 07L)
Airbus A330-343  OO-SFK (c/n 570) Brussels Airlines (Belgium) Eurowings livery - Date 01-03-2021 (RWY 01)
Airbus A330-343  OO-SFK (c/n 570) Brussels Airlines (Belgium) Eurowings livery - Date 01-03-2021 (RWY 01)
Sukhoi SuperJet 100  RA-89054 (c/n 95-092) Gazpromavia (Russia) - Date 01-03-2021 (RWY 01)
Airbus A320-214  CN-NMN (c/n 6365) Air Arabia (Morocco) - Date 01-03-2021 (RWY 01)
Boeing 777-224(ER)  N76010 (c/n 29480) United Airlines (USA) - Date 02-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas" CT-01 (c/n 104) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Luxembourg Armed Force (Belgium) - Date 02-03-2021 (EBMB hangar)
(Philip Verhasselt©)
Airbus A330-243F OO-CMA (c/n 1688) Air Belgium Cargo (Belgium) - Date 02-03-2021 (RWY 25L)
Former A7-AFI from Qatar Cargo, back from Dublin after painting
(Jef Pets©)
Boeing 747-48EF  N419MC (c/n 28367) Atlas Air (USA) - Date 02-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 747-48EF  N419MC (c/n 28367) Atlas Air (USA) - Date 02-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A330-243F OO-CMA (c/n 1688) Air Belgium Cargo (Belgium) - Date 03-03-2021 (South apron)
In the heat of the tarmac, waiting first operations
Boeing 747-446 (BCF)  N743CK (c/n 22746) Kalitta Air (USA) - Date 03-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 747-446 (BCF)  N743CK (c/n 22746) Kalitta Air (USA) - Date 03-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
The place to be!
(Jacques Vincent©)
Embraer ERJ-190LR  D-AECD (c/n 190-00337) Lufthansa Cityline (Germany) - Date 03-03-2021 (RWY 25L)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-03 (c/n 109) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 03-03-2021 (RWY 25L)
Delivery flight and first touch and go on Brussels airport
Bombardier Challenger 604  D-AONE (c/n 5430) Air Alliance Medflight GmbH (Germany) - Date 03-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A300B4-622R (F) D-AEAK (c/n 670) Eat Leipzig (Germany) - Date 03-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A300B4-622R (F) D-AEAK (c/n 670) Eat Leipzig (Germany) - Date 03-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Lockheed C-130H Hercules  CH-13 (c/n 382-4047) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 03-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Pilatus PC-24  LX-FCB (c/n 124) Flying Group (Luxembourg) - Date 03-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Cessna 510 Citation Mustang  F-HERE (c/n 510-0194) AstonJet (France) - Date 03-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 737-8 MAX  OO-TMY (c/n 44592) TUI Airlines (Belgium) "Costa Del Sol" - Date 03-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas" CT-03 (c/n 109) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) -  Date 03-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
First training flight the same day of the delivery !
Airbus A350-941  A7-ALS (c/n 083) Qatar Airways (Qatar) - Date 03-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Cessna 560XL Citation Excel  T-784 (c/n 560-5269) Kdo LT 85 - LTG 2 - Bern Airbase - Swiss Air Force (Switserland) - Date 04-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Dassault Falcon-7X  LN-AGR (c/n 195) Sundt Air Management (Norway) - Date 04-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Lockheed C-130H Hercules  CH-12 (c/n 382-4483) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 04-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Lockheed C-130H Hercules  CH-13 (c/n 382-4047) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 04-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas" CT-02 (c/n 106) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 04-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A330-322(P2F)  EI-HEC (c/n 231) DHL (Germany) - Date 05-03-2021 (RWY 07L)
Airbus A330-243F  D-ALEJ (c/n 1172) EAT Leipzig (DHL) (Germany) - Date 05-03-2021 (RWY 07L)
Lockheed C-130H Hercules  CH-13 (c/n 382-4047) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 05-03-2021 (RWY 07L)
Lockheed C-130H Hercules  CH-13 (c/n 382-4047) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 05-03-2021 (RWY 07L)
Airbus A350-941  N513DZ (c/n 277)  Delta Airlines (USA) - Date 05-03-2021 (RWY 07L)
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner  PH-TFL (c/n 37228)  TUI Airlines (Netherland) - Date 07-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Pilatus PC-12/47  OH-TRG (c/n 1626) Fly 7 Executive Aviation (Finland) - Date 07-03-2021 (RWY 01)
Boeing 777-3DZ(ER)  A7-BAB (c/n 36103) Qatar Airways (Qatar) "oneworld" livery - Date 07-03-2021 (RWY 01)
Boeing 777-3DZ(ER)  A7-BAB (c/n 36103) Qatar Airways (Qatar) "oneworld" livery - Date 07-03-2021 (RWY 01)
Boeing 747-412F  9V-SFM (c/n 32898) Singapore Airlines Cargo (Singapore) - Date 07-03-2021 (RWY 01)
Guess what it is? You can find the same between Paris and Roubaix... - Date 07-03-2021
Airbus A330-243F  B-308L (c/n 1350) Sichuan Airlines (Peoples Republic of China) - Date 07-03-2021 (RWY 01)
Boeing 747-446 (BCF)  N744CK (c/n 26353) Kalitta Air (USA) "Face Mask" livery - Date 07-03-2021 (RWY 01)
Boeing 747-446 (BCF)  N744CK (c/n 26353) Kalitta Air (USA) "Face Mask" livery - Date 07-03-2021 (RWY 01)
Airbus A350-941 N512DN (c/n 267) Delta Airlines (USA) - Date 08-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Embraer ERJ-195LR  SP-LNF (c/n 190-00596) LOT Polish Airlines (Poland) Warmia Mazury livery - Date 08-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A321-271NX (NEO)  SX-NAB (c/n 9575) Aegean Airlines (Greece) - Date 08-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas" CT-03 (c/n 109) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 08-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
BAF670 LFML - EBMB
17.30 Local time
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas" CT-03 (c/n 109) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 08-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
BAF670 LFML - EBMB 17.30 Local time
Socata TBM 930  OE-EMG (c/n 1116) Private Owner (Austria) - Date 09-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 777-31H(ER)  A6-ENR (c/n 41364) Emirates (United Arab Emirates) "Expo 2020 (Opportunity / Orange)" - Date 09-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner  OO-LOE (c/n 36426) TUI Airlines (Belgium) "Pearl" - Date 09-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A330-343  G-VSXY (c/n 1195) Virgin Atlantic (United Kingdom) "Beauty Queen" - Date 09-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 777-31H(ER)  A6-EQH (c/n 42353) Emirates (United Arab Emirates) - Date 09-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner  JA876A (c/n 34532) All Nippon Airways (Japan) - Date 09-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A300B4-622R(F)  D-AEAL (c/n 836) EAT Leipzig (DHL) (Germany) - Date 09-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A330-343  9XR-WP (c/n 1759) RwandAir (Rwanda) - Date 09-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Lockheed C-130H Hercules  CH-13 (c/n 382-4047) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 09-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Morning flight
Boeing 747-47UF  N412MC (c/n 30559) Atlas Air (USA) - Date 09-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Dassault Falcon 7X  N919NE (c/n 087) Planet Nine Private Air (USA) - Date 09-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Lockheed C-130H Hercules  CH-13 (c/n 382-4047) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 09-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Afternoon flight
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-03 (c/n 109) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 09-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-03 (c/n 109) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 09-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV  V-11 (c/n ) 334sqn - Eindhoven Airbase - Koninklijke Luchtmacht (Netherlands) - Date 09-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A350-941  ET-ATR (c/n 043) Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopia) "Bale Mountains" - Date 10-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Pilatus PC-12/47E  LX-FLH (c/n 2011) Jetfly (Luxemburg) - Date 10-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Pilatus PC-12/47E  LX-JFA (c/n 1633) Jetfly (Luxemburg) - Date 10-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A350-1041  G-VDOT (c/n 71) Virgin Atlantic (United Kingdom) "Ruby Slipper" - Date 10-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 747-4H6 (BCF)  N741CK (c/n 24315) Kalitta Air (DHL) (USA) - Date 10-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 737-8K5(WL)  D-ATYI (c/n 37254) TUI Fly (Germany) - Date 10-03-2021 (RWY 25L)
Lockheed C-130H Hercules  CH-13 (c/n 382-4047) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 10-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 747-4KZF  OE-IFM (c/n 36785) ASL Airlines Belgium (Belgium) - Date 10-03-2021 (RWY 19)
Boeing 777-367(ER)  B-KPP (c/n 36164) Cathay Pacific (Hong Kong) - Date 11-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Gates Learjet 45  SE-RMO (c/n 45-372) H-Bird Aviation Services AB (Sweden) - Date 11-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A350-941 N510DN (c/n 204) Delta Airlines (USA) - Date 11-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Cessna 680A Citation Latitude  EC-NBS (c/n 680A-0172) Gestair Private Jets (Spain) - Date 11-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Cessna 560XL Citation XLS  CS-DXT (c/n 560-5765) Netjets Europe (Portugal) - Date 11-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 747-419F  HL7620 (c/n 29375) Asiana Cargo (South Korea) - Date 11-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Cessna 650 Citation III  HA-JEO (c/n 650-0142) Jet Stream (Hungary) - Date 11-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Cessna 510 Citation Mustang  F-HASJ (c/n 510-0072) AstonJet (France) - Date 11-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 777-FDZ  A7-BFG (c/n 42299) Qatar Airways Cargo (Qatar) - Date 11-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A330-243F  OO-AIR (c/n 1708) Air Belgium Cargo (Belgium) - Date 11-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Former A7-AFJ from Qatar Cargo back from Bublin after painting
Airbus A330-243F  OO-AIR (c/n 1708) Air Belgium Cargo (Belgium) - Date 11-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Note the discreet Air Belgium mention near the door
Airbus A330-243F  TC-JCI (c/n 1442) Turkish Airlines Cargo (Turkey) - Date 11-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Hawker Beechcraft 400XP  SP-ATT (c/n RK-480) Smart Jet Sp (Poland) - Date 11-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Note the serious flight corrections due the heavy wind of the day
Hawker Beechcraft 400XP  SP-ATT (c/n RK-480) Smart Jet Sp (Poland) - Date 11-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A330-343  OO-SFE (c/n 1010) Brussels Airlines (Belgium) - Date 11-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A300B4-622R(F)  D-AEAS (c/n 737) EAT Leipzig (DHL) (Germany) - Date 12-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A330-343  HB-JHF (c/n 1089) Swiss (Switzerland) - Date 12-03-2021 (RWY 25L)
Bombardier CRJ-1000 (CL-600-2E25)  EC-MXA (c/n 19064) Air Nostrum (Spain) - Date 12-03-2021 (RWY 25L)
Boeing 747-87U(F)  VP-BBL (c/n 63378) Air Bridge Cargo (Russia) - Date 12-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A300B4-622R(F)  D-AEAT (c/n 740) EAT Leipzig (DHL) (Germany) - Date 13-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Little technical problem, the lower cargo door fairing is missing - Date 13-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A330-343  C-GEGP (c/n 1015) Air Canada (Canada) "Star Alliance" livery - Date 13-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Bombardier Challenger 350  9H-VCL (c/n 20606) VistaJet (Malta) - Date 13-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A350-1041  G-VLUX (c/n 274) Virgin Atlantic (United Kingdom) "Red Velvet" - Date 13-03-2021 (Taxi Papa 1)
Airbus A350-1041  G-VLUX (c/n 274) Virgin Atlantic (United Kingdom) "Red Velvet" - Date 13-03-2021 (Taxi Papa 1)
Airbus A350-1041  G-VLUX (c/n 274) Virgin Atlantic (United Kingdom) "Red Velvet" - Date 13-03-2021 (Taxi Papa 1)
Airbus A350-1041  G-VLUX (c/n 274) Virgin Atlantic (United Kingdom) "Red Velvet" - Date 13-03-2021 (Taxi Papa 1)
Airbus A350-1041  G-VLUX (c/n 274) Virgin Atlantic (United Kingdom) "Red Velvet" - Date 13-03-2021 (Taxi Papa 1)
Airbus A350-1041  G-VLUX (c/n 274) Virgin Atlantic (United Kingdom) "Red Velvet" - Date 13-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Oups... War trophy? - Date 13-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Cargo handling operations - Date 13-03-2021 (Brucargo stand)
Boeing 777-367(ER)  B-KPP (c/n 36164) Cathay Pacific (Hong Kong) - Date 13-03-2021 (Taxi November 2)
Boeing 777-367(ER)  B-KPP (c/n 36164) Cathay Pacific (Hong Kong) - Date 13-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 747-47UF  N412MC (c/n 30559) Atlas Air (USA) - Date 13-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 747-47UF  N412MC (c/n 30559) Atlas Air (USA) - Date 13-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Bombardier Challenger 605 (CL-60-2B16)  9H-VFB (c/n 5971) VistaJet (Malta) - Date 13-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-03 (c/n 109) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 13-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Back from first Belgian Air Force A400M "Atlas" operational mission to Jordan
Airbus A330-343  G-VSXY (c/n 1195) Virgin Atlantic (United Kingdom) "Beauty Queen" - Date 13-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A330-343  G-VSXY (c/n 1195) Virgin Atlantic (United Kingdom) "Beauty Queen" - Date 13-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 777-FZN  D-AALG (c/n 36199) AeroLogic (Germany) - Date 14-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Amazing sky in runway 25R axis - Date 14-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 747-446 (BCF)  N744CK (c/n 26353) Kalitta Air (USA) "Face Mask" livery - Date 14-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
A big nose wheel... - Date 14-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Gulfstream Aerospace G4-SP  7T-VPC (c/n 1418) Algerian Government - GLAM - Boufarik airbase (Algeria) - Date 15-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A350-941  N512DN (c/n 267) Delta Airlines (USA) - Date 15-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Dassault Falcon 50  17401 (c/n 195) Esq504 - Lisboa Airbase - Portuguese Air Force (Portugal) - Date 15-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Siai Marchetti SF260D  ST-41 (c/n 841) 5th or 9th Squadron - Beauvechain airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 15-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Lockheed C-130H Hercules  CH-01 (c/n 382-4455) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) "50 years" livery - Date 15-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Bombardier Challenger 850 (CL-600-2B19)  4L-GAA (c/n 8046) Airzena Georgian Airways (Georgia) - Date 15-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Cessna 560XL Citation Excel  OO-MLG (c/n 5028) Luxaviation (Belgium) - Date 15-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Embraer ERJ 135BJ Legacy 650  D-AJET (c/n 145-01227) Air Hamburg (Germany) - Date 15-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A330-343  OO-SFL (c/n 579) Brussels Airlines (Belgium) Eurowings livery - Date 15-03-2021 (Pos A74)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-02 (c/n 106) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 15-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 777-F  D-AALL (c/n 66081) AeroLogic (Germany) - Date 15-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner  PH-TFK (c/n 36427) TUI Airlines (Netherland) - Date 15-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Casa C295M  CC-3 (c/n 086) TukiLLv / 1 Flight - Tampere/Pirkkala airbase - Finnish Air Force (Finland) - Date 16-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Learjet 45  4O-MNE (c/n 45-044) Government of Montenegro (Montenegro) - Date 16-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 747-47UF  N493MC (c/n 29254) Atlas Air (USA) - Date 16-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Piaggio P180E (ACTR-1) Avanti  MM62286 (c/n 1143) 14° Stormo / 71° Stormo - Pratica di Mare - Aeronautica Militare (Italy) - Date 16-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A330-343  G-VWAG (c/n 1341) Virgin Atlantic (United Kingdom) "Miss England" - Date 16-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner  OO-JDL (c/n 34425) TUI Airlines (Belgium) "Diamond" - Date 17-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Go around!
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner  OO-JDL (c/n 34425) TUI Airlines (Belgium) "Diamond" - Date 17-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Landing
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner  OO-JDL (c/n 34425) TUI Airlines (Belgium) "Diamond" - Date 17-03-2021 (RWY 07L)
Take off
Lockheed C-130H Hercules  CH-01 (c/n 382-4455) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) "50 years" livery - Date 17-03-2021 (RWY 01)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas" CT-01 (c/n 104) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Luxembourg Armed Force (Belgium) - Date 17-03-2021 (RWY 01)
Boeing 747-446 (BCF)  N743CK (c/n 22746) Kalitta Air (USA) - Date 17-03-2021 (RWY 01)
Bombardier Challenger 850 (CL-600-2B19)  4L-GAA (c/n 8046) Airzena Georgian Airways (Georgia) - Date 17-03-2021 (RWY 01)
Airbus A350-941  N502DN (c/n 135) Delta Airlines (USA) - Date 18-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Piaggio P.180 Avanti II  D-IIVA (c/n 1125) AirGO Gmbh (Germany) - Date 18-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Embraer ERJ-190STD  EI-RND (c/n 190-00512) Alitalia (Italy) "SkyTeam" livery - Date 18-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Lockheed C-130H Hercules  CH-01 (c/n 382-4455) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) "50 years" livery - Date 18-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Dassault Falcon 7X  OO-FAE (c/n 079) Belgian Air Force (Abelag dry lease) (Belgium) - Date 18-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas" CT-01 (c/n 104) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Luxembourg Armed Force (Belgium) - Date 18-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A330-322(P2F)  EI-HEB (c/n 127) DHL (Germany) - Date 19-03-2021 (RWY 07L)
Boeing 747-412F  ER-BBJ (c/n 26558) Aerotranscargo (Republic of Moldova) - Date 19-03-2021 (RWY 07L)
Airbus A350-941  N512DN (c/n 267) Delta Airlines (USA) - Date 19-03-2021 (RWY 07L)
Lockheed C-130H Hercules  CH-01 (c/n 382-4455) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) "50 years" livery - Date 19-03-2021 (RWY 07L)
Boeing 737-8LJ(WL)  VQ-BHQ (c/n 41226) Aeroflot (Russia) - Date 19-03-2021 (RWY 07L)
Boeing 737-8LJ(WL)  VQ-BHQ (c/n 41226) Aeroflot (Russia) - Date 19-03-2021 (RWY 07L)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-03 (c/n 109) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 19-03-2021 (RWY 07L)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas" CT-01 (c/n 104) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Luxembourg Armed Force (Belgium) - Date 19-03-2021 (RWY 07L)
British Aerospace 146-100 Statesman  ZE701 (c/n E1029) 32 (TR) Sqn - Royal Air Force - Northolt airbase - (United Kingdom) - Date 19-03-2021 (RWY 07L)
Boeing 747-87U(F)  VP-BBY (c/n 63378) Air Bridge Cargo (Russia) - Date 19-03-2021 (RWY 07L)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas" CT-01 (c/n 104) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Luxembourg Armed Force (Belgium) - Date 19-03-2021 (RWY 01)
Back from Koksijde airbase operation "Arizona Dream" 2021
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas" CT-01 (c/n 104) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Luxembourg Armed Force (Belgium) - Date 19-03-2021 (RWY 01)
Back from Koksijde airbase operation "Arizona Dream" 2021
Airbus A320-251N  SE-RUA (c/n 9520) Scandinavian Airlines (Scadinavia) - Date 19-03-2021 (RWY 01)
Airbus A320-251N  SE-RUA (c/n 9520) Scandinavian Airlines (Scadinavia) - Date 19-03-2021 (RWY 01)
Airbus A330-343  HB-JHE (c/n 1084) Swiss (Switzerland) - Date 19-03-2021 (RWY 01)
Airbus A330-343  HB-JHE (c/n 1084) Swiss (Switzerland) - Date 19-03-2021 (RWY 01)
Airbus A320-232 (WL)  SX-DNE (c/n 7014) Aegean Airlines (Greece) - Date 19-03-2021 (RWY 01)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-02 (c/n 106) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 19-03-2021 (RWY 01)
Back home after it's first operational mission to Al-Azraq airbase in Jordan
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-02 (c/n 106) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 19-03-2021 (RWY 01)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-02 (c/n 106) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 19-03-2021 (RWY 01)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-02 (c/n 106) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 19-03-2021 (RWY 01)
Airbus A319-114  D-AILU (c/n 0744) Lufthansa (Germany) "Lu" stickers - Date 21-03-2021 (RWY 01)
European festival: NATO Ministerial summit - From 22-03 to 25-03
Bombardier Challenger 604 CL-600-2B16  C-215 (c/n 5515) Esk 721 - Ĺlborg airbase - Danish Air Force (Denmark) - Date 22-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Dassault Falcon 7X  F-RAFC (c/n 231) ET00.060 * 2 Squadron - Villacoublay airbase - Armée de l'Air (France) - Date 22-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Cessna Citation CJ2+  9A-DWA (c/n 525A0412) Winair (Croatia) - Date 22-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A321-231  15+04 (c/n 1214) FBS BMVg - Köln-Bonn - Luftwaffe (Germany) - Date 22-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A319-115X(CJ)  2801 (c/n 2801) 24.zDL - 241.dlt - Czech Air Force - Praha Airbase (Czech Republic) - Date 22-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Dassault Falcon 7X  607 (c/n 21) (MH 59. Sz.D. R / 3. Szallitó Repülö Század) Hungarian Air Force (Hunagry) - Date 22-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Dassault Falcon 7X  OH-WIX (c/n 231) Jetflite (Finland) - Date 22-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Embraer ERJ-135LR  145-209 (c/n 145-0209) 352 MMYP - Elefsis airbase - Hellenic Air Force (Greece) - Date 22-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Cessna 501 Citation  S5-CMM (c/n 501-0259) Private (Slovenia) - Date 22-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Fokker F100  OM-BYB (c/n 11403) Slovak Government Flying Service - Bratislava airbase (Slovakia) - Date 22-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A350-941  N502DN (c/n 135) Delta Airlines (USA) - Date 22-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A350-941  N502DN (c/n 135) Delta Airlines (USA) - Date 22-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Note the inscrition: The DELTA Spirit - Dedicated to all Delta employees worldwide February 12, 2021 - Keep Climbing Together
Gates Learjet 60  LZ-BVE (c/n 60-329) Air Volta (Bulgaria) - Date 22-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Dassault Falcon 2000  I-WLFX (c/n 208) Aliserio SRL (Italy) - Date 22-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-01 (c/n 104) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Luxembourg Armed Force (Belgium) - Date 22-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Lockheed C-130H Hercules  CH-12 (c/n 382-4483) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 22-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing C-40B 01-0015 (c/n 32916) 65st Airlift Squadron - Hickam Air Force Base, Hawai - US Air Force (USA)- Date 22-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Arrival of US State Secretary Anthoni Blinken
British Aerospace 146-100 Statesman  ZE701 (c/n E1029) 32 (TR) Sqn - Royal Air Force - Northolt airbase - Date 23-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
525A CitationJet CJ2+  D-IFIS (c/n 525A-0340) Stuttgarter Flugdienst GmbH (Germany) - Date 23-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Dassault 900EX-EASy  MM62210 (c/n 116) 31° Stormo / 93° Gruppo - Roma/Ciampino - Aeronautica Militare (Italy) - Date 23-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Lockheed C-130H Hercules  CH-13 (c/n 382-4047) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 23-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Last month on duty... First mission of the day (Landing 10.39 local)
Pilatus PC-12/47E  LX-FLG (c/n 1912) Jetfly (Luxemburg) "1700 PC-12" logo - Date 23-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A319-115X(CJ)  2801 (c/n 2801) 24.zDL - 241.dlt - Czech Air Force - Praha Airbase (Czech Republic) - Date 23-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 747-412F  4X-ICB (c/n 26561) CAL Cargo Airlines (Israel) - Date 23-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Strike at EBLG; diverted to EBBR
British Aerospace 146-100 Statesman  ZE701 (c/n E1029) 32 (TR) Sqn - Royal Air Force - Northolt airbase - Date 23-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
180 ° turn around Ghent due to technical issues.  Emergency landing and runway instections were necessary.
Airbus A330-243F  OO-CMA (c/n 1688) Air Belgium Cargo (Belgium) - Date 23-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Strike at EBLG; diverted to EBBR
Embraer ERJ-135LR  145-209 (c/n 145-0209) 352 MMYP - Elefsis airbase - Hellenic Air Force (Greece) - Date 23-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 747-48EF  N419MC (c/n 28367) Atlas Air (USA) - Date 23-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 747-4EVF  4X-ICA (c/n 35172) CAL Cargo Airlines (Israel) - Date 23-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Strike at EBLG; diverted to EBBR
Lockheed C-130H Hercules  CH-13 (c/n 382-4047) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 23-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Last month on duty... Second mission of the day (Landing 14.15 local)
Cessna 680A Citation Latitude  OE-GLR (c/n 680A0203) Goldeck-Flug Gesellschaft m.b.H. (Austria) - Date 23-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 737-8AS(WL)  SP-ESD (c/n 29934) Enter Air (Poland) - Date 23-03-2021 (RWY 25L)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-01 (c/n 104) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Luxembourg Armed Force (Belgium) - Date 23-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-01 (c/n 104) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Luxembourg Armed Force (Belgium) - Date 23-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Lockheed C-130H Hercules  CH-13 (c/n 382-4047) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 23-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Last month on duty... Third mission of the day (Landing 15.42 local)
British Aerospace 146 C.3 Statesman  ZE708 (c/n E2211) 32 (TR) Sqn - Royal Air Force - Northolt airbase - (United Kingdom) - Date 23-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 737-3L9(WL)  G-SWRD (c/n 27834) 2 Excel Aviation (United Kingdom) - Date 23-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Arrival of the Wales football team. Belgium / Wales for World Cup elimination phase
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner  PH-TFL (c/n 37228) TUI Airlines (Netherland) - Date 23-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 777-FZN  D-AALI (c/n 37708) AeroLogic (Germany) - Date 23-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A350-1041  G-VDOT (c/n 71) Virgin Atlantic (United Kingdom) "Ruby Slipper" - Date 23-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Cessna 560 Citation XLS+  G-RSXP (c/n 560-6198) Catreus (United Kingdom) - Date 23-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Bombardier BD-700-1A11 Global 5000  14+04 (c/n 9417) FBS BMVg Luftwaffe Köln-Bonn (Germany) - Date 23-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Dassault Falcon 50  17401 (c/n 195) Esq504 - Lisboa Airbase - Portuguese Air Force (Portugal) - Date 24-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Dassault Falcon 2000 LX  F-RAFD (c/n 237) ET00.060 * 2 Squadron - Villacoublay airbase - Armée de l'Air (France) - Date 24-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Dassault Falcon 7X  606 (c/n 76) (MH 59. Sz.D. R / 3. Szallitó Repülö Század) Hungarian Air Force (Hunagry) - Date 24-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A319-133X (CJ)  15+02 (c/n 4060) FBS BMVg - Köln-Bonn - Luftwaffe (Germany) - Date 24-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Bombardier Challenger-601-3A  5105 (c/n 5105) 24.zDL - 241.dlt - Czech Air Force - Praha Airbase (Czech Republic) - Date 24-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Bombardier Challenger 604 CL-600-2B16  C-215 (c/n 5515) Esk 721 - Ĺlborg airbase - Danish Air Force (Denmark) - Date 24-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Dassault Falcon 900B  T.18-2 / 45-41 (c/n 90) 451 Esc - Torrejón airbase - Spanish Air Force (Spain) - Date 24-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Gates LearJet Lj35A  LJ-2 (c/n 35A-451) TukiLLv / 2 Flight - Tampere/Pirkkala airbase - Finnish Air Force (Finland) - Date 24-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 777-FFG  HZ-AK71 (c/n 60337) Saudi Arabian Airlines Cargo (Saudi Arabia)- Date 24-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Cessna 550 Citation CJ1  D-IXXX (c/n 550-1007) ProAir Aviation GmbH (Germany) - Date 24-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 747-48EF  HL7436 (c/n 29170) Asiana Airlines Cargo (South Korea) - Date 24-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-02 (c/n 106) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 24-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-02 (c/n 106) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 24-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 737-86X(WL)  0110 (c/n 61358) Polish Govrnment (Poland) "100 Years of Poland's independence" livery - Date 24-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus Helicopters NH90 NFH RN-04 (c/n 1238/NBEN04) 40 Squadron - Koksijde airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium)- Date 25-03-2021 (EBMB Apron)
(Courtesy Philip Verhasselt©)
Airbus Helicopters NH90 NFH RN-04 (c/n 1238/NBEN04) 40 Squadron - Koksijde airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 25-03-2021 (EBMB Apron)
(Courtesy Philip Verhasselt©)
Embraer Phenom 300  D-CHLR (c/n 505-00066) Atlas Air Service (Germany) - Date 26-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 757-223(PCF)  G-DHKM (c/n 29590) DHL Air (United Kingdom) - Date 26-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 747-8HVF  VQ-BRJ (c/n 37670) Air Bridge Cargo (Russia) - Date 26-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 777-2DZ(LR)  A7-BBH (c/n 36102) Qatar Airways (Qatar) - Date 26-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Pilatus PC-12/47E  PH-SFF (c/n 1507) Silver Flight (Netherlands) - Date 26-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
British Aerospace 146 C.3 Statesman ZE707 (c/n E2188) 32 (TR) Sqn - Royal Air Force - Northolt airbase - (United Kingdom) - Date 26-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100  F-HTLS (c/n 500-00283) PH Occitanie (France) - Date 26-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-02 (c/n 106) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 26-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-01 (c/n 104) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Luxembourg Armed Force (Belgium) - Date 26-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Lockheed C-130H Hercules CH-13 (c/n 382-4047) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 26-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 747-433 (BDSF)  ER-BBC (c/n 24998) Aerotranscargo (Republic of Moldova) - Date 26-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 747-433 (BDSF)  ER-BBC (c/n 24998) Aerotranscargo (Republic of Moldova) - Date 26-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A350-1041  G-VTEA (c/n 426) Virgin Atlantic (United Kingdom) "Rosie Lee" - Date 27-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 737-86X(WL)  0110 (c/n 61358) Polish Govrnment (Poland) "100 Years of Poland's independence" livery - Date 27-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Boeing 767-332(ER)  N189DN (c/n 25990) Delta Airlines (USA) - Date 28-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Piaggio P-180 Avanti II  D-INKY (c/n 1162)  Airgo (Germany) - Date 28-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Piaggio P-180 Avanti II  HB-LTZ (c/n 1105) Gofir S.A. (Switzerland) - Date 29-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A330 MRTT  T-054 (c/n 1830) MRTT Multinational Fleet (Netherlands) - Date 29-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus A330 MRTT  T-054 (c/n 1830) MRTT Multinational Fleet (Netherlands) - Date 29-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Gulfstream Aerospace GIV-X  N468QS (c/n 4146) NetJets Aviation (USA) - Date 29-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Hawker Beechcraft 400XP  SP-OOK (c/n RK-267) Smart Jet Sp z o.o. (Poland) - Date 29-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Embraer ERJ-175LR  EW-341PO (c/n 175-00352) Belavia (Belarus)- Date 29-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Arrival of the Belarus football team. Belgium / Belarus for World Cup elimination phase
Embraer Phenom 300  D-CASH (c/n 505-00398)  Air Hamburg (Germany) - Date 29-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-02 (c/n 106) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 29-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-02 (c/n 106) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 29-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-01 (c/n 104) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Luxembourg Armed Force (Belgium) - Date 29-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-01 (c/n 104) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Luxembourg Armed Force (Belgium) - Date 29-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Embraer Legacy 650  D-AHOI (c/n 145-01171) Air Hamburg (Germany) - Date 30-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Cessna 550 Citation Bravo  OE-GCH (c/n 550-1022) Speedwings Executive Jet (Austria) - Date 30-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Lockheed C-130H Hercules  CH-07 (c/n 382-4476) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 30-03-2021 (RWY 19)
Cessna 560XL Citation XLS+  YU-RDA (c/n 560-6199) Air Pink (Serbia) - Date 30-03-2021 (RWY 19)
Praetor 500 Embraer Legacy 450  D-BFIL (c/n 550-10015) Atlas Air Service (Germany) - Date 30-03-2021 (RWY 19)
Airbus Military A400M "Atlas"  CT-02 (c/n 106) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) - Date 30-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Lockheed C-130H Hercules  CH-01 (c/n 382-4455) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) "50 years" livery - Date 30-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
Lockheed C-130H Hercules  CH-01 (c/n 382-4455) 20 Squadron - Melsbroek airbase - Belgian Air Force (Belgium) "50 years" livery - Date 30-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
The sunny last day of March begin - Date 31-03-2021 (EBMB apron)
(Philip Verhasselt©)
Boeing 747-87U A7-BGA (c/n 37564) Qatar Airways Cargo (Qatar) - Date 31-03-2021 (RWY 25R)
 

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