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 Extends Deployment in Mali, 09-Jul-19 : #Chinook UK’s Chinook helicopters and personnel currently stationed with the French counter-terrorism operation in Northern Mali will extend their tour by a minimum of six months
28,000 Flight Hours for Argentine Helicopters in Cyprus, 24-Jan-19 : #UNFICYP Argentine Air Force helicopters in Cyprus, part of peacekeeping mission UNFICYP achieved 28,000 flight hours since started operations in 1994
RAF Chinooks Reinforce French Mission in Mali, 27-Dec-18 : For the first time since arrival in July 2018 to Mali to support the French-led Operation Barkhane, a RAF Chinook trained the “kangaroo” refueling procedure with French helicopters Tiger and NH90