Eurocopter Super Puma/Cougar
france Armée de l'Air

French Air Force

Del'd: 17 - 1991 to present


Armée de l'Air Super Puma/Cougar

1980 for French Air Force Aerospatiale-built Super Pumas see here
1991 Eurocopter AS532UL Cougar
2005 Eurocopter EC725R2 Caracal
2016 EC225LP ex Navy
2019 H225M

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Service Support for French Cougar and Caracal, 27-Nov-19 : #Maintenance Heli-Union service center at Pau contracted by Airbus to perform maintenance support for 26 AS532 Cougar and 18 EC725 Caracal helicopters used by the French Army and Air Force

Additional Caracal for French Special Forces, 14-Jun-19 : #Caracal The Armée de l’air ordered an additional H225M Caracal for its elite Helicopters Squadron 01.067 Pyrénées based at Cazaux (BA120). Will join a fleet of 10 EC725 used to support special forces and capable of aerial refueling

Spanish Tanker Refueled French Caracal, 21-Oct-18 : #refueling A Spanish air force KC-130 tanker deployed to Istres in France to performed an aerial refueling exercise with a French EC725 Caracal helicopter

APROC 2017, 28-Jun-17 : Italian air force held the Air Centric Personnel Recovery Operatives Course (APROC), the main training event in Europe in combat search and rescue.

Héli-Union Opens a New Branch in Pau, 10-Apr-17 : Opening May 2017 at Pau Airport will provide regular inspection of helicopters Cougar and Super Puma (AS332/AS532) of the French Armed Forces

French Air Force H225M Air Refueling, 27-Apr-16 : In-flight refueling of the French Air Force EC725 / H225M Caracal helicopter

Operation Barkhane: First Air Refueling of Helicopters, 05-Nov-15 : A French Caracal helicopter, using an U.S. C-130 Hercules, made for the first time an aerial refueling during Operation Barkhane in Africa.

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YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
2012/    EH 1/44 Solenzara (BA126)
2006/    EH01.067 TD N'Djamena
Cazaux (BA120)
1992/    GAM00.056 Evreux Fauville (BA105)
??/12ETOM 82PF Tahiti-Faa'a (BA190)

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