In 1978, Norway send four Bell UH-1B to Lebanon supporting the UNIFIL. The helicopter was from the 720 sqn. and the personnel were from 339, 719 and 720 sqn. This unit was called NORAIR and they operated from Naqura in southern Lebanon. All the helicopters was painted white with UN marked on the cargo door. One helicopter was lost in this operation. A replacement for the crashed helicopter was send to Lebanon in 1979.
The prime Norwegian component of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon UNIFIL completed at the end of Jul 1979, to be replaced by a rotating multi-national commitment.
The UN Mandate was renewed in 2006 following the war with Israel in southern Lebanon, under UN Security Council Resolution 1701. Brazilian Navy units have been operating from Beirut since 2011.
ITALAIR performed Medevac Flight in Lebanon, 21-Jan-16 : Since 1979 italian helicopters from ITALAIR has performed more than 39,000 hours of flying in the skies of Lebanon and Israel with over 1700 medical evacuations of sick or injured people.
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|Dates||Rotary Wing Aircraft Unit||Models|
|mar78 to jul79||339 skvadron Luftforsvaret||UH-1B Iroquois|
|mar78 to jul79||720 skvadron Luftforsvaret||UH-1B Iroquois|
|mar78 to -||UNIFIL United Nations||AB205|
|03jul79 to 01oct99||1 Reggimento di Aviazione Aviazione dell'Esercito||CH-47C Chinook|
|jan08 to -||2 Reggimento di Aviazione Aviazione dell'Esercito||AB212|
|jan11 to -||1.º Esquadrão de Helicópteros de Esclarecimento e Ataque Força Aeronaval da Marinha do Brasil||Super Lynx mk21a|
Wild Lynx mk21b
|Agusta AB412||MM81355 MM81358|
|Agusta AB212||MM81120 MM81128 UN-279 UN-281 UN-282|
|Agusta AB205A-1||MM80526 MM80533 UN-273 UN-276 UN-298 UN-299 UN-348 UN-353|
|Agusta AB204B||UN-231 UN-237|
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|Frigate||Niteroi class||F45 União,|