The UN Humanitarian Air Service, UNHAS, seeks to deliver safe, reliable, cost-efficient and effective common air services to the humanitarian community. As of 2017 is operating in Afghanistan, Chad, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Ethiopia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Somalia/Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan and Yemen.
Rotary wing aircraft formed UN Flights as integrated units of the different missions around the world including Cyprus, Lebanon, Haiti, Congo, etc.
Aircraft are provided by many Armed and Security Forces but private companies also provide services to the UN including :
- Guardian Helicopters
RAF Chinooks to Remain in Mali, 12-Jun-20 : Three RAF Chinooks and 100 personnel will remain in Mali as UK extends its commitment to supporting French counter-terrorism operation in the Sahel. The helicopters have been deployed in country in non-combat roles since 2018 under Operation Newcombe
RAF Chinooks Pass 2000 Hours Milestone in Mali, 07-May-20 : #Barkhane Royal Air Force Chinooks achieved 2000 flight hours supporting French operation Barkhane in Mali. Since July 2018, the British helicopters have moved over 1.000 tonnes of freight and over 12.000 passengers
German Exercise “Black Dagger” in Niger, 07-Mar-20 : #Niger German military helicopters Airbus H145M deployed to Niger, Africa