portugal Aeroporto de Beja

Beja, Beja
Portugal





Location


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49.5146LPHB Herdade da Brava, Beja
51.5 3LPEV Evora, Evora
53.0209 Ourique, Beja
55.7 2LPER Evora Hospital, Evora
82.1172 Cachopo, Faro
84.2261LPSI Sines, Setubal



1964 to present

38 4 4.5 secs N - 7 55 45 secs W
4.8nm NW of Beja
ICAO: LPBJIATA:
Elevation: 636 feet


History of this Location


Opened in the mid 1960s, to serve as a fair-weather training base for Luftwaffe G91s (and later Alpha Jets) and their crews, Beja was handed back to the Portuguese Air Force and became BA-11 Beja, at the end of 1993. Its remote location makes it ideal as a NATO training and deployment base, as well as being home to PAF units - the first arrived in 1987, with 3 more following in 1993.

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List of units at Beja (BA11)

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
1993/    Esquadra de Transporte 552AW119Kx Koala 2019/   
Alouette III 1978/   





Beja (BA11) News


First Two AW119Kx Delivered to Portugal, 22-Feb-19 : #Delivery Portugal’s Air Force received the first two of five AW119Kx in a ceremony held at Beja Air Base. Rest will followed on early 2020. The new helicopter is replacing the Alouette III in service since 1960s

Hot Blade 2018 in Portugal, 08-May-18 : Portugal hosting for 4th time the European Defence Agency (EDA) helicopter exercise Hot Blade. 12th edition take place at Beja May 7-23 with Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia and the Netherlands







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