Airship "Ville de Bruxelles"


The 8.400 m3 airship "Ville de Bruxelles" was build by the AVIA Company and destined to become the first commercially operated airship in Belgium.

The exact use of this machine for military purposes remains shrouded in mystery but fact is that it surfaces in several military reports.

The final fate of the airship has never been exactly determined but rumours persist that the machine was discovered

dismantled in a hangar at Belgrade near Namur in 1920.


Special thanks to Jean-Pierre Lauwers for providing additional detailed information.  

KLM/MRA Collection.












Last updated 02/08/12 08:06   Daniel Brackx