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  • portugal Força Aérea Portuguesa

    Portuguese Air Force




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    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

    Portuguese Koalas in Search and Rescue, 11-Jun-20 : #Koala Portugal Air Force (FAP) new Koala helicopter from the Ovar airbase SAR detachment completed search and rescue mission in support of the civilian protection agency

    Safran to Support Portugal’ EH101 Engines, 29-Jan-20 : Heli-Expo 2020 Safran signed a 10-year Global Support Package (GSP) contract with Portuguese Air Force (FAP) to support 38 RTM322 engines that powered the 12-strong EH101 Merlin fleet

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    List of Units

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    Rotary Wing Aircraft UnitCreatedDisband
        Esquadra de Transporte 552 - 552 Transport Squadron ? --
        Esquadra de Busca e Salvamento 711 - 711 Search and Rescue Squadron 1993 2006
        Esquadra de Busca e Salvamento 751 - 751 Search and Rescue Squadron 1978 --
        Esquadra 752 - 752 Squadron 1978 2009




    Bases and Locations

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    Base / HeliportUnits on this Location
       Beja (BA11)Esquadra de Transporte 552 1993/   
       LajesEsquadra de Busca e Salvamento 751 2009/   
       Montijo (BA6)Esquadra de Busca e Salvamento 751
       Porto SantoEsquadra de Busca e Salvamento 751


    Model Types

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    ModelDel'dFromTo
      AW AW119Kx Koala 2019
      AW EH101 122005
      SNIA SA330 Puma 1319692011
      SNIA Alouette III15619632020
      Saunders Roe Skeeter Mk.50619611961
      Saunders Roe Skeeter Mk.51419611961
      SNIA Alouette II19581976
      Sikorsky S-55 H-19419541960



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