The Belgian air force took delivery of a VIP-configured Embraer ERJ-135 regional jet on 4 June. Based at Melsbroek, the 39-seat aircraft is the first of three Embraer regional jets ordered by the air force to modernise and rationalise its mid-range VIP fleet. The Embraer order, which includes another ERJ-135 and two 49-seat ERJ-145s, will replace eight of No 21 Squadron's Hawker Siddeley 748s and Swearingen Merlin IIIs.

Source: Flight International