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The Aviation Society of Antwerp has opened a Facebook page for a closed group.
This group is only open to ASA members. Membership has to be applied for by sending us your name and membershipnumber. The group will be used to inform members of website updates and other urgent news. Find us by clicking on the Facebook button at the top left.
03/07/2015
Start of the Antwerp-Ibiza schedule

As from today Jetairfly will fly twice weekly (Friday and Sunday) from Antwerp to Ibiza.
23/06/2015
Antonov An-2 for Pairi Daiza

Pairi Daiza announced that they will operate a 30 year old Antonov 2. The aircraft has been nicknamed "Eagle Eye" and is painted after a design by designer Jean-François Charles. Its first Belgian appearance will be at Ursel Avia on June 27/28th.
19/06/2015
Emirates Airbus A.380 at Brussels Airport

On Friday 18th September 2015 Emirates will operate the Brussels to Dubai service with an Airbus A.380 aircraft. On this one-off flight with the A.380 economy return fares are available at the special price of 380 Euros !! This price also allows you to fly on to Emirates destinations further than Dubai.
The aircraft will arrive at Brussels airport at 13.15hrs local time and depart around 18.00hrs. (br)
05/06/2015
New parking space and luggage belt

Parking P2 in front of the airportbuidling has been reorganised and is now in use. At present parking is still free of charge but will be payable by the end of the month.
Parking P3 will remain free of charge till October 1st. There is a free shutlle between P3 and the airport building.
In the meantime, a new luggage belt for arriving passengers has been installed and taken into use. (db)

02/06/2015
U.S. immigration at Brussels Airport ?

If everything goes well passengers will be able to pass U.S. immigration checks at Brussels Airport before boarding their flight to the U.S. in 2018. Together with nine other airports Brussels Airport will participate in the U.S. Pre-clearance program.
When operational, this service will result in an important time saving when travelling to the U.S.A. It will also be an important issue in the competition between the major European airports.

01/06/2015
Direct flight Brussels-Japan

All Nippon Airways has today announced that they will start regular services between Brussels Airport and Japan. Services will start oin October 25th, 2015.

27/05/2015
Lindsky is now CAMO+

This grants us the Part M Subpart G+I qualification and gives us the possibility to perform more continuous airworthiness related tasks such as a full airworthiness review and the issuance of a new EASA Form 15 (Airworthiness review certificate).Our controlled environment is certified to accept your EASA annex 1 aircraft (up to MTOW 5.700kg) into our CAMO and manage it for you.
The task of a Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO and CAMO+) is keeping aircraft airworthy. Cooperation with CAMO is an EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) requirement that also ensures the highest safety standards for aircraft owners and operators. (wvb)

23/05/2015
Palm Aviation of Dubai opens a Belgian office.

Palm aviation is a global flight support company with headquarters in Dubai.  They support their customers with international flights. Palm arranges certain tasks such as fuelling, FBO reservations and authorisations for landings and take-offs.
Some weeks ago the company opened a new office in the Lange Lozannastraat 266, 2018 Antwerpen.  Europe is important for the company. It has not only the second largest section of activity for business aviation but also a lot of visiting traffic from North America and the Middle East.

20/05/2015
Flying Group acquires Jet Management Europe bv

At EBACE 2015 in Geneva, Flying Group announced today that it is taking over the Dutch company Jet Management Europe (JME) bv as well as their Dutch Air Operators Certificate (AOC).
JME was founded 15 years ago and is a pioneer in aircraft management solutions. The two founders of the company will remain active within Flying Group
With is take-over Flying Group will also add an additional Falcon 7X to their fleet which will now include 6 Falcon 7X aircraft. (br)

19/05/2015
Matthieu Dardenne named as one to the Top 10 leaders in aviation

At EBACE 2015 at Geneva, 31 year old Matthieu Dardenne was named as one of the TP 10 leaders in Aviation today. Dardenne is co-founder and CEO of Take Air, the first all-you-can-fly membership airlines in Europe.
Take Air started scheduled operations earlier this month from Antwerp Airport. Using a Beech 200 they offer an Antwerp to Zurich service on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. (br)

24/04/2015
Guido Van den Eede has passed away

We have just received the sad news that our good friend and lifelong ASA-member Guido Van den Eede has passed away last Thursday.
Guido became 73 years old last Sunday.

We wish you blue skies mate.

17/04/2015
New Jetair destinations

Jetair started its operations at Antwerp Airport. Early today the airport was already busy with the reception of the first passengers. Thre ne destinations were opened today : Malaga, Barcelona and Milan. Tomorrow Berlin and Allicante will see their first scheduled services out of and to Antwerp.
All departing passengers got a cup cake and a glass of Cava or fruitjuice. Arriving passengers were presented with a special edition of Duvel, the famous local Belgian beer.

Ostend airport saw the first Jetair flight to Barcelona.
 

01/04/2015
Wizz-Air starts additional service from Brussels South

Starting on September  14th low-cost carrier Wizz-Air will start a regular service from Brussels South Airport to Lublin in Poland. Flights will be available on Monday and Friday. Wizz-Air is already a major operator at Brussels South. (br)

23/03/2015
STYL Aviation integrated in Lindsky Group

Antwerp based STYL aviation has been integrated in the Lindsky Group. This combined group permits to cover all aspects related to aviation services.
19/03/2015
VLM Publicity on Antwerp tramways

VLM is making publicity for its new routes on trams in Antwerp town.
16/03/2015
Brussels Airlines and Tintin

An A320 of Brussels Airlines with a special livery inspired by the Tintin comic book “Red Rackham’s treasure” has landed today at Toulouse-Blagnac airport. The livery was unveiled at the airlines’ Brussels Airport home base in Belgium. The aircraft is named “Rackham” after one of Tintin’s most popular adventures.
The unique livery represents a great black shark, based on the shark shaped submarine invented by popular character Professeur Tournesol in the comic.
The painting was carried out by aircraft paint artist Andre Eisele in Ostrava, Czech Republic and took 1,500 man hours in total. The special livery will remain until 2019.

03/03/2015
Lambert Aviation Mission M.108 received full Permit to Fly

Following an eight-month test program conducted by the UK Light Aircraft Association (L.A.A.) the Lambert Mission M.108 received a Permit to fly and was added to the list of approved aircraft designs. Homebuilders are now allowed to contruct and fly this type in the U.K. Since early 2014 the L.A.A. does not longer support U.K. registered aircraft that are based outside the U.K. but flew on an L.A.A. Permit to Fly. Lambert Aircraft is based at Kortrijk/Wevelgem airport.
The first aircraft was constructed by Steve Kember who will fly this new airplane from a strip in East Sussex. More info on www.lambert-aircraft.com. (br)

25/02/2015
Hotel for horses  at Liège Airport
The building of a "hotel" for horses at Liège airport will start this summer. The airport is specialised in the transport of race-horses. The value of these animals is exhorbitant and they need the best of treatment. The hotel will have place for 60 animals and must be ready by the beginning of 2016 just before the Olympic Games in Rio. (jmh)
 
20/02/2015
VLM starts scheduled service from Antwerp and Rotterdan

VLM announced the start in april of a scheduled Antwerp/Hamburg  and
Rotterdam/Hamburg service.
They will be flown twice daily according to the following timing. There are no flights during the weekend.
The website is open for bookings on both destinations
07:05-08:35 ANR-HAM VG161
09:05-10:35 HAM-ANR VG162
18:30-20.00 ANR-HAM VG163
20:30-22:00 HAM-ANR VG164
07:30-08:55 RTM-HAM VG251
09:20-10:50 HAM-RTM VG252
18:30-19:50 RTM-HAM VG257
20:20-21:40 HAM-RTM VG258 (br)
17/02/2015
Liège and Ebola
More than 100 aircrafts took off from Liege Airport to help in the fight against Ebola
Since October 2014, 111 wide-body aircraft carrying an average of 90 tonnes of humanitarian supplies, medical equipment and pharmaceuticals have flown from Liege’s global cargo hub to help in the fight against Ebola (EVD) in West Africa.
Operators have included: Ethiopian Airlines, ANA Aviation, Global Africa Cargo, Air Cargo Global, Western Global Airlines, and many others. The operations are commissioned by leading humanitarian organizations & NGOs including MSF, the Red Cross, UNICEF, WHO and WFP, and the UN.
Most supplies left for Conakry, Freetown and Monrovia or transited through airports like Abuja, Bamako and Lagos. (db)

12/02/2015
New investments by DHL

Brussels Airport consolidates its position as logistics hub.
Over the last 10 years, Brucargo – the cargo site of Brussels Airport – has developed into an essential lifeline for logistics in Belgium, making Brussels Airport the second logistics centre in Belgium after the port of Antwerp and consolidating its position as European hub for cargo transport by air and by road. Brussels Airport and its partners invest a total amount of 150 million euros in the DHL project.
DHL, which combines air transport and road transport, invests 114 million euros in this important project and serves an increasing number of direct destinations. The future activities of DHL resulting from this new development, will be carried out during the day and will have no impact on the number of night flights. They will be operated with a modern fleet and high-tech warehousing and infrastructure. (db)

05/02/2015
Flying Group News

Antwerp based Flyinbg Group has opened a commercial office in Brussel and is now offering all their products in partnership with Aviapartner at the new business ternminal. (wvb)

The company also introduces Flying Smart, a complete independent scheme which enables the company to offer the new generation of single engine turboprops such as the Pilatuys PC.12, Socata TBM and Piper Meridian.(wvb)

11/01/2015
Hugo Teugels deceased


It is with sadness that we have to announce the death of our good friend and  ASA-board member : Hugo Teugels (64)
This death is so sudden as Hugo was in good health and there was no reason to suspect such a tragic event.
Only yesterday afternoon we have been planning spotting trips to the UK and other countries.... and had a lot of jokes about it.

Via this way, we want to send Hugo's family and friends our condolences and hope they will find the strength they'll need to cope with this tragic event.

For the Board,
Dirk Buytaert
Chairman

08/01/2015
2nd most punctual airport

The OAG has issued a report on the world's airports. In the category of airports with less than 10 million passengers, BSCA has been voted second best, with first place going to Bristol Airport (UK) and beating Berlin Schönefeld (DE).
During 2014 93,1% of the flights at BSCA left on time. (db)
04/01/2015
Number of passengers to an all time low

The number of passengers using Antwerp airport has slunk to its lowest figure in the last 12 years. Slightly more than 121.000 people used the airport during 2014. Scheduled flights lost a good 20.000 passengers. This is mainly due to the cancellation of some flights.
2015 should see a revival with the coming of Jatair in April and some new destinations that will be flown by VLM Airlines. (db)
 
 
04/07/2015
New destination for Ostend-Bruges

Jetairfly will open a new scheduled flight between Ostend-bruges and Rome's Leonardo de Vinci airport on 29/10/2105. The service will be flown three times weekly. This is the 6th winter destination out of Ostend-Bruges.
 

02/07/2015
New destination for Antwerp Airport

Jetairfly has announced that they will start flying between Antwerp and Rome Fiumicino during the winterperiod. During wintermonths there will be 5 destinations out of ANtwerp : Alicante, Malaga, Berlin, Barcelona and Rome.

 
23/06/2015
Airport partly unreachable on July 6th

On July 6th, the 3rd leg of the Tour de France will start from Antwerp city.
Between 10:45am and 1:30pm the airport will not be reachable via the Diksmuidelaan nor the Vosstraat, as the Tour will pass via Berchem station and the Gitschotelei towards Boechout
 

17/06/2015
Certificate received

On the 17th of June, at the Paris Air Show, NHI President Vincent Dubrule handed over an IOC (Initial Operational Capability)  certificate to Colonel Dejaeger for the 4 Belgian NH90 MTH's helicopters. IOC for the 4 NH90 NFH (Nato Frigate Helicopters) is to follow. (EN)

(Copyright Eric Nuyens)

 
08/06/2015
Additional flights to China

After the introduction of the succesfull flights to Shenyang, Tianjin and Xian from Liège airport, U-Tour is now planning additional charter flights to Nankin, Kunling and Changsha via Moscow. Flights will arrive on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. (db)
 
05/06/2015
Ostend-Bruges rise in passengers

Some 30.717 passengers passed through Ostend-Bruges Airport during May 2015. This is an increase with 17,7% compared to 2014. The new Barcelona connection and increase of the frequencies on other Jetairfly services account for these numbers.
Freightnumbers are down with 43,9% compared with last year, but are on the rise again since February 2015. (db)
 
04/06/2015
New connection Antwerp-Jersey

Thanks to a codeshare agreement between CityJet and Blue Islands, passengers from Antwerp Airport will be able to connect to the London City - Jersey flights during the summer period.
Schedule:
ANR-JER 07:00  10:30  MON-FRI
ANR-JER 07:50  10:30  MON-WED
ANR-JER 18:00  20:20  MON-FRI
JER-ANR 13:00  17:25  MON-FRI
JER-ANR 17:25  21:40  SUN 
 
03/06/2015
Important increase in passengers

During May 2015, more than 23.000 passengers passed through Antwerp Airport. This is the highest number per month for 10 years and an increase of 96,8% against May 2014. (db)
 
01/06/2015
VLM flights from Liège cancelled

Only one month after the launch of flights out of Liège, VLM is cancelling these scheduled services. The number of passengers was lower than expected and future bookings did not announce a change.
 
26/05/2015
Brussels South Charleroi-Debrecen

BSCA will be connected with Debrecen (Hungary) as from Decenber 18th, 2015. Service will be flown by Wizz Air.
 

21/05/2015
Additional Pilatus PC.12 for EAPC
Gosselies based European Aircraft Private Club (EAPC) signed a letter of intent for the delivery of an additional Pilatus PC.12 at Geneva yesterday. The aircraft will be delivered via RUAG, the Pilatus dealer for Western Europe and North Africa. EAPC offers a 24/7 business travel service to its members flying Pilatus PC.12 and Extra EA.500 aircraft. (br)

 
20/05/2015
Hondajet visit to Belgium (and Antwerpen) cancelled

As part of their European demo-tour Hondajet announced some weeks ago that they new business jet would visit Antwerp Airport
Very recently they announced that this visit was cancelled. It was scheduled for Monday 25 May but this is a holiday in Belgium. Marshalls of Cambridge, the Honda presentative for Western Europe, including Belgium, decided to add another day to the demo-tour in the U.K. (br)
 
30/04/2015
MOTY 2014

Hans Vanhaelemeesch - CCO of Jetairfly has been nominated "Man of the Year 2014" by the members of the Aviation Press Club.
 

22/04/2015
No Niki flights from Bratislava
Earlier this year Austrian carrier Niki announced low-cost flight from Bratislava to Brussels. Initially the start of this service was delayed. Now Niki announced the decision not the start this new service. A reason was not given, but competitor Ryanair recently opened a new base at Bratislava.

 
09/04/2015
New parking at Antwerp Airport

Antwerp Airport has signed an agreement with Besix Park, member of the Besix Group, for the design, realisation, financing and exploitation of the new parking space.
Works have stated on parking P3, the access drive close to the railway and the implementation of a roundabout. A free shuttle will ferry passengers between the new parking and the airport building.
By the end of the year, parking at Antwerp Airport will no longer be free of charge.
 

24/03/2015
Connector building opened by King Filip

Today Brussels Airport Company, in the presence of His Majesty the King, officially opened the Connector building. Brussels Airport built Connector, a 75 million-euro investment, to increase passenger comfort. The building links the terminal above-ground to the two piers so passengers need less time to go from the check-in to their boarding gate. Henceforth, passengers can wait to board their plane in an open and airy building that besides a spectacular tarmac view offers a contemporary mix of shops and restaurants. Connector will be open to the passengers as of Thursday 26 March. (db)

 
21/03/2015
Jetairfly to open Antwerp-Ibiza operations

Jetairfly announced that they will also be flying Antwerp-Ibiza during July and August. Flights have been scheduled on Fridays and Sundays. (db)
 
17/03/2015
Antwerp-Southampton to start in April

Southampton Airport and Belgian operator VLM Airlines will be launching daily scheduled flights each weekday between Southampton (England), Antwerp (Belgium) and Hamburg (Germany) from Thursday April 23.
VLM Airlines joins the airport at a time of growth, with Southampton Airport reporting passenger numbers as 21% up in February 2015 versus 2014.
Flights between Southampton and Hamburg will be linked via a stopover in Antwerp. The Belgian city is home to the second largest port in Europe and is known as a ‘petrochemical hub’, with several multinational companies investing more into their sites there. The city also appeals to tourists, with its reputation as the diamond capital of the world. Travellers can also benefit from the city’s excellent public transportation systems and can journey to the centre of Brussels in less than an hour.
Flights will be flown on weekdays.
ANR-SOU   DEP 09:05   ARR 10:30
SOU-ANR   DEP 11:00   ARR 12:25
 
10/03/2015
New routes from Waterford

VLM announce that they wil base one Fokker 50 At Waterford, Irelmand where they will start fluing to Birmingham and London Luton as from April 27th. Thee routes will be flown twice daily on working days and once on Saturday and Sunday. (db)
 
02/03/2015
Delivery of Sukhoi Jets postponed

VLM has just communicated that the delivery of the Sukhoi Jets has been postponed for at least one year.
According to VLM this has to do with certification by EASA of the long haul version for which VLm opted. (db)
 
25/02/2015
VLM Airlines unveils Nice, Venice, Avignon and Bologna routes from Liège.
VLM Airlines will this May be launching scheduled flights between Liège (Belgium) and Avignon, Nice, Bologna and Venice.
The move not only marks VLM Airlines’ first routes from Liège but also the airline’s first services in the south of France and northern Italy.
From May 1, passengers will be able to choose from 36 new connections: five return flights each week (including Saturdays and Sundays) to Nice and Venice, and four return flights to Avignon and Bologna each week (also including Saturdays and Sundays). All services will utilise VLM Airlines' fleet of Fokker 50 aircraft. (db)
 
18/02/2015
9
7 ‘Belgian’ biz-aircraft flying

According to a recent survey organised by BART International there are 97 biz-aircraft (55 jets and 42 turboprops) operating out of Belgium. This number includes, in our opinion, also foreign registered aircraft flying from a Belgian airport. This puts Belgium on the 10th place in Europe. First place is for Germany with a total of 660 biz-aircraft. (br)
 
16/02/2015
Free parking a thing of the past?

With the coming of JetairFly in April and the new scheduled services of VLM in Antwerp, the airport wiill be offering new parking spaces at the southside of the airport which will be linked with the passenger terminal by means of a shuttle bus.
This means of course that parking your car will be no longer free of charge. (db)
 
10/02/2015
Jet Aviation Zurich and Take-Air sign service Agreement

Jet Aviation Zurich has signed a Fixed Base Operation (FBO) service agreement with Take Air, an innovative new all-you–can-fly membership airline offering regular weekday flights between fixed destinations.
As the first all-you-can-fly membership airline in Europe, Take Air is launching its operation with four daily fixed flights between Zurich and Antwerp, Belgium, on March 30, 2015. Flights are to the general aviation terminals where members are received and handled by local FBOs. Take Air selected Jet Aviation Zurich to provide dedicated handling services to its members flying through Zurich. (db)
 
26/01/2015
Antwerp and Geneva closer than ever

VLM Airlines has today started its twice daily scheduled flight to Geneva. The flights are leaving Antwerp at 7:15am and 5:35pm. Departures at Geneva at 9:45am and 8pm.
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 

 

 

     

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