|Über uns||This is the official page of the 15th Wing Air Transport witch is located at the Melsbroek airbase (ICAO: EBMB), a part of Brussels Airport. Maintained by the Wings' Public Relations section.|
The 15th Wing Air Transport is the only air transport unit of the Belgian Air Force. From our homebase at the Melsbroek military airbase, a part of Brussels national airport, we operate all over the globe. The wing holds two squadrons that transport passengers as well as cargo using a variety of aircraft.
The 20th Squadron provides tactical airlift with its fleet of eleven legendary LOCKHEED C-130H HERCULES cargoplanes. This incredible versatile aircraft makes it possible to have various kinds of cargo delivered at the most remote airfields in the worst landing conditions, such as conflict areas, for 45 years and counting.
The 21th Squadron is specialised in strategic passenger transport and (V)VIP-transport. It uses one AIRBUS A321 for long-range high-capacity transport, also two EMBRAER ERJ-135 and two ERJ-145 regional jets are used for medium-range transport. The unit has one DASSAULT FALCON DA900 which is used for VVIP transport, the belgian government and the belgian royal family are one of their main users.
Today, our movements are coordinated by the EUROPEAN AIR TRANSPORT COMMAND. Together with The Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy and Germany, we provide airlift for whoever needs it.
The 15th Wing's motto is TENACITY, which means; 'the quality or fact of being able to grip something firmly / persistence, determination, perseverance' A Sioux Indian chief completes the emblem.