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
Denmark Deployed EH101 to Mali, 19-Dec-19 : #OperationBarkhane Denmark sent two EH101 helicopters with 70 support personnel to Mali to support French forces engaged in Operation Barkhane in the Sahel region. Deployment scheduled to last for at least one year
GHS Helicopters in Maiduguri Nigeria, 16-Dec-19 : #Maiduguri German Global Helicopter Service GmbH continues operating Bell 212 and Bell 412 in Nigeria in support of United Nations and Red Cross humanitarian aid programs
El Salvador MD500 Helicopter Crashed in Mali, 30-Nov-19 : #MINUSMA A Salvadoran Air Force MD500E helicopter, part of the UN Mission MINUSMA in Mali crashed under unknown circumstances