mali Gao International Airport


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286.0 31GAKL Kidal,
324.5279GATB Tombouctou,

16° 14' 54.36'' N - 0° 0' 19.64'' W

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List of units at Gao

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
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2018/    CA ATF-MaliCH-147F Chinook 2018/   
CH-146 Griffon 2018/   
2015/    NL 298 SquadronCH-47F Chinook 2012/   
CH-47D Chinook 1996/   
2014/    NL 301 SquadronAH-64D Apache 2003/   
2013/    MINUSMA

Gao News

RAF Chinooks Reinforce French Mission in Mali, 27-Dec-18 : For the first time since arrival in July 2018 to Mali to support the French-led Operation Barkhane, a RAF Chinook trained the “kangaroo” refueling procedure with French helicopters Tiger and NH90

El Salvador MD500E Helicopters Arrived to Mali, 11-Dec-18 : #MINUSMA Three Salvadoran Air Force MD500E helicopters arrived to Gao in Mali as part of the United Nations peacekeeping force MINUSMA

Canadians Completes its First MedEvac in Mali, 13-Sep-18 : #MedEvac Royal Canadian Air Force helicopters of operation Presence, Canada’ contribution to peacekeeping mission MINUSMA in Mali, successfully completes its first medical evacuation (MedEvac)

Canadian Chinook Declared Ready in Mali, 15-Aug-18 : #peacekeeping In the first overseas deployment for the CH-147F Chinook, Canadian Operation Presence in Mali was declared operational and ready to support MINUSMA from Camp Castor, Gao

RCAF Chinook and Griffon to Mali for MINUSMA, 19-Mar-18 : #peacekeeping Canada returning to peacekeeping operations with the deployment of 2 Chinooks and 4 Griffons to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)

31-Jul-17 - German Tiger Crashes in Mali, Two Peacekeepers Killed
25-Mar-17 - German Army Tigers Arrived to Gao in Mali
18-Mar-15 - Two Dutch Apache Pilots Killed in Mali
06-Nov-14 - Two French Army NH90 Arrived at Mali
28-Mar-14 - Dutch Chinooks to be sent to Mali


01-aug-14Operation Barkhane

List of aircraft and events at Gao

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2014-oct FR Aviation Légère de l'Armée de TerreAS532UL Cougar2336
2014-dec-05 AH-64D ApacheQ-22
2015-jan-02 FR Aviation Légère de l'Armée de TerreNH90 TTH1294
2015-jan-02 FR Aviation Légère de l'Armée de TerreSA342M Gazelle3849
2015-jul United NationsCH-47D ChinookD-662
2017-jul FR Aviation Légère de l'Armée de TerreNH90 TTH1333
2017-nov United NationsNH90 TTH78+20
2018-feb-05 UN missionBE Force Aérienne BelgeNH90 TTHRN06
2018-feb-05 UN missionBE Force Aérienne BelgeNH90 TTHRN07
2018-jul CA Canadian Armed ForcesCH-146 Griffon146472
2018-jul CA Canadian Armed ForcesCH-146 Griffon146492
2018-jul CA Canadian Armed ForcesCH-147F Chinook147311
2018-jul-30 CA Canadian Armed ForcesCH-147F Chinook147307
2018-aug-23 CA Canadian Armed ForcesCH-147F Chinook147304
2018-sep CA Canadian Armed ForcesCH-146 Griffon146478

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