Sikorsky S-58C in
belgium Force Aérienne Belge


Belgian Air Force





Del'd: 7 - 1963 to 1978





Force Aérienne Belge S-58C

The Belgian Air Force also used french build airframes
Belgian Armed Forces operated a mixed fleet of 5 HSS-1 Seabats (French built) and 7 Sikorsky S-58s by 40 Esc. The last airframe (B8) was retired in Jul 1986.


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Units

YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
1974/7740 Squadron Koksijde / Coxyde



Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    58-333 1956     B10: taken on charge Belbian Air Force, Heli Flight, Koksijde (Fl+
Societe Anonyme Belge d Exploitation de la Navigation Aerienne OO-SHH: Sikorsky S-58C, c/n58-333, ff?; del to Sabena NV at the+

Meravo air shipping company Ltd D-HAUE: ferried from Koksijde to Oedheim, Germany, 31Jan78; reg+
    58-356 1956     B11: taken on charge, Belgian Air Force, Heli Flight, Koksijde (F+
Societe Anonyme Belge d Exploitation de la Navigation Aerienne OO-SHI: Sikorsky S-58C, c/n 58-356, ff?; del to Sabena NV at th+

Meravo air shipping company Ltd D-HAUF: ferried from Koksijde to Oedheim, Germany, 22Mar78; reg+
    58-388 1956     B12: ex SABENA; Belgian Air Force d/d 08may63 Heli Flight, Koks+
Societe Anonyme Belge d Exploitation de la Navigation Aerienne OO-SHL: Sikorsky S-58C, c/n 58-388, ff?; 27Dec56 del to Saben+

Meravo air shipping company Ltd D-HAUD: ex SABENA, ex Belgian Air Force; 22Mar78 ferried from +

1979 pictured (top) at Frankfurt; 1991 pictured (bot) +
    58-395 1956     B13: taken on charge Belgian Air Force, Heli Flight, Koksijde (Fl+
Societe Anonyme Belge d Exploitation de la Navigation Aerienne OO-SHM: 1958 pictured at Brussels, note the modified S-58 nose

Sikorsky S-58C, c/n 58-395, ff?; handed over to Sabena +

Elipadana OO-SHM: leased to Elipadana SpA, Milano, as OO-SHM, operated se+
    58-350 1956     B14: sold to Belgian Air Force, 13Dec67; cancelled from the Belgi+
New York Airways N878: Sikorsky S-58C c/n 58-350, ff?; del New York Airways as+

Chicago Helicopter Airways N878: sold Chicago Helicopter Airways as N878, unk

Societe Anonyme Belge d Exploitation de la Navigation Aerienne OO-SHQ: leased to Sabena NV, Brussel, 11Jun63; delivered Brusse+

Meravo air shipping company Ltd D-HAUC: ferried from Koksijde to Oedheim (Germany), 31Jan78; re+
    58-836 1958     B15: sold Belgium AF, 13Dec67; del Heli Flight-Koksijde, as B15/O+
Chicago Helicopter Airways N869: Sikorsky S-58C, c/n 58-836, ff?; del Chicago Helicopter+

Societe Anonyme Belge d Exploitation de la Navigation Aerienne OO-SHP: lsd to Sabena as N869, 11Jun63; del Brussels 24Jun63; r+

Meravo air shipping company Ltd D-HAUG: sold Meravo Luftreederei as D-HAUG, 23Mar78; ferried fr+

- D-HAUG: Dec13 reported in the UK to be rebuilt to airworthiness+
    58-324 1956     B9: taken on charge Belgian Air Force, Heli Flight, Koksijde, ca+
Societe Anonyme Belge d Exploitation de la Navigation Aerienne OO-SHG: Sikorsky S-58C, c/n 58-324, ff?; del Sabena NV at the S+

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