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  • portugal Aeroporto de Beja

    Beja, Beja

    Portugal





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    1964 to present

    38° 4' 4.5'' N - 7° 55' 45'' 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 1978/20





    Beja (BA11) News


    Portugal Retired Alouette III, 29-Jun-20 : Portuguese Air Force retired the Alouette III helicopter after 57 years of service and 300,000 flight hours. They were replaced by the Leonardo AW119Kx Koala

    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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