mali Gao International Airport


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68.9 46 Tin Aouker,
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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2018/19CA ATF-MaliCH-147F Chinook 2018/19
CH-146 Griffon 2018/19
2015/    NL 298 SquadronCH-47F Chinook 2012/   
CH-47D Chinook 1996/   
2014/    NL 301 SquadronAH-64D Apache 2003/   
2013/    MINUSMA

Gao News

El Salvador MD500 Helicopter Crashed in Mali, 30-Nov-19 : #MINUSMA A Salvadoran Air Force MD500E helicopter, part of the UN Mission MINUSMA in Mali crashed under unknown circumstances

Canada Conclude Peacekeeping Mission in Mali, 03-Sep-19 : #MINUSMA After more than a year of operations, Canadians deployed in Gao, Mali as part of peacekeeping MINUSMA force, completed their mission. 1,250 Armed Forces members have been deployed under Operation PRESENCE-Mali with Chinook and Griffon helicopters

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)

15-Aug-18 - Canadian Chinook Declared Ready in Mali #peacekeeping
19-Mar-18 - RCAF Chinook and Griffon to Mali for MINUSMA #peacekeeping
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 DE HeeresfliegerUH Tiger74+29
2017-jan DE HeeresfliegerUH Tiger74+23
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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