Bye bye AML, Welcome BruMil !


Text & Pictures : Serge Van Heertum - SBAP



On Thursday, June 24th, 2010, the Minister of Defence Pieter De Crem proceeded to the inauguration of the renovated Military Airport of the 15 Wing at Melsbroek Air Base (Military side of Brussels National Airport).
The renovation and modernisation is due to the Belgian presidency of the European Union (EU).
This facelift started end of March 2010 and includes a new parking lot, an enlarged waiting area, an alternative for the control desks, a refurbished cafeteria and a VIP lounge.
The extensive renovation work makes the military airport more user friendly, not only for the staff of Defence which start their mission at Melsbroek, but also for the many guests visiting our country.
The new infrastructure is called "BruMil" (Brussels Military Airport), so farewell to the AML (Aéroport Militaire Luchthaven).

Welcome speech...
...and inauguration by Mr Pieter De Crem, minister of Defence and Colonel B; Flamang Basecommander of Melsbroek Air Base

Speech from Minister of Defence with all the attention of Air Component staff
Visit of the renewed tarmac and installations The VIP lounge
On the brand new tarmac : Falcon 900D... ...and Embraer ERJ 135
The first foreign visitor : Antonov AN-30B from the Ukrainian Air Force