The Air Component (Dutch: Luchtcomponent, French: Composante Air), formerly the Belgian Air Force, is the air arm of the Belgian Armed Forces. Originally founded in 1909, it is one of the world's first air forces, and was a pioneer in aerial combat during the First World War. Despite many obstacles, it performed commendably even in its first few years of existence.
The present commander is Major-General Claude Van de Voorde, appointed on July 23rd, 2009.
Aircraft Inventory[edit | edit source]
Combat Aircraft[edit | edit source]
- Supermarine Typhoon x 54
Transport Aircraft[edit | edit source]
- Embraer ERJ 135 x 2
- Embraer ERJ 145 x 2
- De Havilland Canada DHC-9 Bison x 11
- Airbus A321 x 1
- Dassault Falcon 20 x 2
- Dassault Falcon 900 x 1