belgium 40 Squadron

Force Aérienne Belge


40 Escadrille Héli
Belgian Air Force

1974 to present    









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58-333 s-58c 1956 B10: taken on charge Belbian Air Force, Heli Flight, Koksijde (Flight SRT - Sho+
Societe Anonyme Belge d Exploitation de la Navigation Aerienne OO-SHH: Sikorsky S-58C, c/n58-333, ff?; del to Sabena NV at the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. Plant, Bridgeport, C...
Meravo Air Shipping Company Ltd D-HAUE: ferried from Koksijde to Oedheim, Germany, 31Jan78; registered D-HAUE, Meravo Luftreederei Fluggesel...
58-356 s-58c 1956 B11: taken on charge, Belgian Air Force, Heli Flight, Koksijde (Flight SRT - Sh+
B11: 1973 pictured at Zolder as B11/OT-ZKK
Societe Anonyme Belge d Exploitation de la Navigation Aerienne OO-SHI: Sikorsky S-58C, c/n 58-356, ff?; del to Sabena NV at the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. plant, Bridgeport, ...
Meravo Air Shipping Company Ltd D-HAUF: ferried from Koksijde to Oedheim, Germany, 22Mar78; registered D-HAUF Meravo Luftreederei Fluggesell...
58-388 s-58c 1956 B12: ex SABENA; Belgian Air Force d/d 08may63 Heli Flight, Koksijde (Flight S+
Societe Anonyme Belge d Exploitation de la Navigation Aerienne OO-SHL: Sikorsky S-58C, c/n 58-388, ff?; 27Dec56 del to Sabena NV at the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. plant, Br...
Meravo Air Shipping Company Ltd D-HAUD: ex SABENA, ex Belgian Air Force; 22Mar78 ferried from Koksijde to Oedheim, Germany; May78 registe...
Meravo Air Shipping Company Ltd D-HAUD: 1979 pictured (top) at Frankfurt; 1991 pictured (bot) again
58-395 s-58c 1956 B13: taken on charge Belgian Air Force, Heli Flight, Koksijde (Flight SRT - Sho+
B13: (OT-ZKM) displayed at Musee Royal de l Armee, at least 1978-1980
Societe Anonyme Belge d Exploitation de la Navigation Aerienne OO-SHM: Sikorsky S-58C, c/n 58-395, ff?; handed over to Sabena NV at the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.plant, Bridg...
Societe Anonyme Belge d Exploitation de la Navigation Aerienne OO-SHM: 1958 pictured at Brussels, note the modified S-58 nose
Elipadana OO-SHM: leased to Elipadana SpA, Milano, as OO-SHM, operated services Milano-Torino and Milano-Lugano, 29Apr...
58-350 s-58c 1956 B14: sold to Belgian Air Force, 13Dec67; cancelled from the Belgian Civil Regis+
New York Airways N878: Sikorsky S-58C c/n 58-350, ff?; del New York Airways as N878, 02Oct56
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 Brussel and flown with US registration, N878, 24Jun...
Meravo Air Shipping Company Ltd D-HAUC: ferried from Koksijde to Oedheim (Germany), 31Jan78; registered D-HAUC Meravo Luftreederei Fluggesel...
58-836 s-58c 1958 B15: sold Belgium AF, 13Dec67; del Heli Flight-Koksijde, as B15/OT-ZKP (VIP con+
Chicago Helicopter Airways N869: Sikorsky S-58C, c/n 58-836, ff?; del Chicago Helicopter Airways as N869, 22May58; lsd to Sabena as N...
Societe Anonyme Belge d Exploitation de la Navigation Aerienne OO-SHP: lsd to Sabena as N869, 11Jun63; del Brussels 24Jun63; reg OO-SHP by Sabena, 04Nov64; tt 9039 hrs, st...
Meravo Air Shipping Company Ltd D-HAUG: sold Meravo Luftreederei as D-HAUG, 23Mar78; ferried from Koksijde to Oedheim, 05May78; marked as PJ...
- D-HAUG: Dec13 reported in the UK to be rebuilt to airworthiness for a movie to portrait a Royal Navy Wessex
SA.145 hss-1 B4: FAB d/d May61
B4: 1972 Represented RBAF at 6th International Helicopter SAR Competition. Tog+
B4: 17jul80 pictured (bot) at Koksijde for NATO SAR Meeting 1980. USAF HH-53 o+
B4: FAB OT-ZKD; soc 1984; preserved Koksijde
B4: jun09 picture outside hangar at Koksijde
SA.146 hss-1 B5: FAB d/d May61; w/o 29aug85 at Koksijde AB, tech prob after autorotation
B5: 1972 Represented RBAF at 6th International Helicopter SAR Competition Jul +
B5: FAB OT-ZKE w/o 28aug85 no casualities
SA.181 hss-1 B6: FAB OT-ZKF d/d Feb62; wfu May79; From 1980 preserved at Brussels air muse+
SA.184 hss-1 B7: FAB OT-ZKG d/d Feb62; leased to navy as minesweeper, used anchor in rou+
SA.185 hss-1 B8: FAB d/d jan62; Leased to Navy as minesweeper, used anchor in roundel; jul+
B8: FAB OT-ZKH from 1962 to 1986; From 1991 gate guardian Koksijde
58-324 s-58c 1956 B9: taken on charge Belgian Air Force, Heli Flight, Koksijde, call-sign B9/OT-+
Societe Anonyme Belge d Exploitation de la Navigation Aerienne OO-SHG: Sikorsky S-58C, c/n 58-324, ff?; del Sabena NV at the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. plant, Bridgeport, CT,...
SA.185 hss-1 OT-ZKH: pictured preserved gate guardian at Koksijde, The Last One
OT-ZKH: Aug18 no more gate guardian since a time ... storage in a Koksijde militar+
1040 NH90 NFH 2013 RN01: NBEN01 Force Aerienne Belge; 30sep11 at Donauwoerth, Germany
RN01: f/f 05apr13 98+51, d/d Aug13
RN01: Jan14 at Eurocopter France for technicians and initial pilot training. Exp+
RN01: 13sep14 pictured at Kleine Brogel
1041 NH90 NFH RN02: NBEN02 Force Aerienne Belge; 30sep11 at Donauwoerth, Germany
RN02: 09may14 departure for delivery
RN02: 09may14 delivery flight arrived Coxyde for 40 smaldeel
RN02: 03aug14 pictured (pic1) at Koksijde
RN02: 26jun15 pictured (pic2) at Semmerzake ATCC Open Door
RN02: 19sep15 pictured (pic3) at Kleine Brogel
RN02: 17jul16 pictured (pic4) at Rescue Vlissingen 2016
RN02: 12apr17 pictured (pic5) at Beauvechain, Belgium during Helidays 2017
Eurocopter Germany 98 52: Eurocopter toward RN02
1237 NH90 NFH RN03: NBEN03 Force Aerienne Belge; Dec13 noted at Eurocopter Donauwoerth factory+
RN03: Dec14 operational at Koksijde
RN03: 20may15 pictured (pic1) (pic2) at Beauvechain during THPU 2015
RN03: 25jun16 pictured (pic3) at Belgian Air Days 2016, Florennes
1238 NH90 NFH RN04: NBEN04 Force Aerienne Belge; o/o
RN04: Apr16 to NHI for SAR update and configuration
1257 NH90 TTH 2012 RN05: TBEA01 f/f Sep12, test serial F-ZWBE
RN05: BAF d/d Dec12 18Sqn
RN05: 21jul13 pictured (pic1) at Brussels for Belgium National Day
RN05: 02oct13 d/d 1 Wing, 18 Sqn in beauvechain
RN05: 03oct13 at home base Beauvechain. c/n confirmed 1257
RN05: 20may15 pictured (pic2) at Beauvechain during THPU 2015
RN05: 19jul15 pictured (pic3) at RIAT 2015, UK
RN05: 12apr17 pictured (pic4) at Beauvechain, Belgium during Helidays 2017
RN05: 11sep17 deployed by An-124 to Gabon for 4 weeks for exercise Tropical Stor+
Eurocopter France F-ZWBE: NHI/Eurocopter toward RN05
1296 NH90 TTH RN06: TBEA02, test serial F-ZWCD
RN06: unk date pictured (pic1) at Airbus Marignane, France
RN06: 30jan14 landing in Beauvechain wing
RN06: 13sep14 asg 18sqd pictured (pic2) at Kleine Brogel
RN06: 20may15 pictured (pic3) at Beauvechain during THPU 2015
RN06: 26may16 pictured (pic4) on display at THPU 2016
RN06: 18 Sq, loaded onto transport at Beauvechain on 5 Feb 2018 for deployment w+
1297 NH90 TTH RN07: TBEA03, test serial F-ZWCM
RN07: Apr14 undergoing flight testing in Marignane, France
RN07: 13sep14 asg 18Sqn, pictured at Kleine Brogel
RN07: 11sep17 deployed by An-124 to Gabon for 4 weeks for exercise Tropical Stor+
RN07: 18 Sq, loaded onto transport at Beauvechain on 5 Feb 2018 for deployment w+
RN07: 08feb19 at Beauvechain
1305 NH90 TTH RN08: TBEA04, test serial F-ZKBA
RN08: Dec14 delivered by Airbus Helicopters as the 200th NH90; Feb15 operational+
RN08: 19sep15 asg 18sqd pictured (pic1) at Kleine Brogel
RN08: Nov16 pictured (pic2) during Black Blade 2016 european exercise
RN08: May 2019, deployed on Ex Dark Blade in Czech Republic.
Airbus Helicopters France F-ZKBA: NHI/Airbus Helicopters; Jan14 at Marignane; Sep14 still
wa 831 mk48 1975 RS01: Sea King Mk.48 ex G-BDNH, to Belgian Air Force Nov 1976 as RS01 with 40 Es+
RS01: From December 2008 preserved in - Brussel air museum -
RS01: 17dec08 RS01 last flight after 10585 flight hours
RS01: 11sep10 pictured preserved at Musee Royal de l Armee et d Histoire Militai+
Westland G-BDNH: Manufacturer test serial; to Belgium Jul 1976
wa 832 mk48 1976 RS02: 08apr76 first flight, ex G-BDNI/G17-2; 20may76 handed over, Crew on delive+
RS02: Jul80 pictured (pic1) at Koksijde SAR meeting
RS02: 23jul82 picture at Middle Wallop, UK
RS02: 17jul07 40sm. Operational Intergration Exercise, photo call
RS02: May09 BAF 40sm participated in SAR-Meet 2009 from Leeuwarden air base Neth+
RS02: 40Sq, noted 26 Aug 2009, visiting Manston
RS02: 02may12 visit Oxford (London) Airport
RS02: May 2012 visit to Oxford / Kidlington for participation in AirMed and Res+
RS02: 23jun12 at Florennes air show
RS02: 13jul13 pictured (pic2) at Valenciennes-Denain, France
RS02: 02sep13 makes its 3,000th scramble during an organ transport to Gent
RS02: 26jun15 pictured (pic3) at Semmerzake ATCC Open Door
RS02: 15jul17 pictured (pic4) on display at Fairford 2017
RS02: For sale at Koksijde AB by May19
wa 833 mk48 1976 RS03: Apr76 first flight, ex G-BDNJ/G-17-3; 28may76 handed over / Crew on deliv+
RS03: 06jul08 pictured at Kleine Brogel airbase (EBBL) during Defense days
RS03: 29aug13 taken out of service after severe metal fatigue was fount in the t+
RS03: Mar16 aircarft suffered metal fatigue but was set in operational condition+
RS03: Will be presented to the city of Koksijde to be used as gate guard
wa 834 mk48 1976 RS04: 07may76 first flight, ex G-BDNK/G17-4; 14jul76 handed over, crew on deliv+
RS04: 26aug09 pictured (top) at Koksijde airbase
RS04: 03aug14 pictured (bot) at Koksijde
RS04: participant in International SAR meet 2014 in the Netherlands. Part of win+
RS04: 20may15 at Bevekom airshow, Beauvechain
RS04: 03mar16 out of order due to problems with the airframe structure. Repairin+
RS04: Aug16 back in service, tests autorotation
RS04: For sale at Koksijde AB by May19
wa 835 mk48 1976 RS05: 07jun76 first flight, ex G-BDNL/G-17-5; 02jul76 handed over, crew on deliv+
RS05: 02aug94 pictured (pic1) at RAF St Mawgan, UK
RS05: Oct94 40sm. participated in SAR meet 94 from Leeuwarden air base Netherlan+
RS05: 24+25jul99 Fairford air show, UK
RS05: 18aug06 pictured (pic2) at Eastbourne, UK with 25 yrs cammo
RS05: 29jul07 with 40 Sma, pictured (pic3) at Weston-super-Mare Beach Gardens fo+
RS05: Jun08 pictured (pic4) at SAR-MEET in Kiel-Holtenau, Germany. Special c/s i+
RS05: 03aug14 pictured (pic5) at Koksijde
RS05: arrived 27 Jul for RNAS Culdrose Air Day, on 28 Jul 2016. Departed 29 Jul.
RS05: 08sep18 pictured (pic6) during Belgian Air Force Days 2018 at Kleine Broge+
RS05: Given to VLOC (flight school) in Ostend. Will be used for student training+
25 C/N found in this Organisation.



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