spain Escuadron 801

Ejercito del Aire


801 squadron
Spanish Air Force

1954 to present    





Helicopters

Escuadron 801 Ejercito del Aire

Escuadron 801
Established 1954, is the Las Palmas SAR unit. Flies the SA330 Puma (HD.19) along CN-235 (T.19/D.4) and C-212 (T.12) airplanes.

1954 - 50 Escuadrilla de Salvamento (50 SAR Flight) with SA-16A Albatross amphibious flying boats which will be used until 1978
1957 - 55 Escuadrilla (55 Flight) and moved to Son San Juan.
1955 - 55 Escuadron de Salvamento (55 SAR Squadron)
1965 - 801 Escuadron de Salvamento (801 SAR Squadron)
1979 - Received first CASA C-212 Aviocar.
2008 - Received first CASA CN-235 Vigma
2012 - Achieved 100,000 flight hours.
Escuadron 801 area of responsibility for Search & Rescue covers the Barcelona Flight Information Region (FIR), which is coordinated from the Baleares Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) for eastern Spain, the Balearic Isles and surrounding Mediterranean Sea.

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Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1954/    Son San Juan


Models

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YearsModels
1994/    sa330 puma
1983/94as332 super puma
1967/83ab205

List of aircraft

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List of Aircraft for 801
C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
2093 as332b ? : Ejercito del Aire from 2017; conv H215 for SAR 801 / 802 Squadron
French Air Force 2093 : AdlA; 1982-1998 ETOM 82 at Mururoa
: 1998 based at BA114 Aix les Milles at return of Tahiti
: 5jun05 Istres air show unit unknown./PP
: Oct11 pictured (pic1) as /PP
: May15 asg EH01.044 /PP
: Sep15 pictured (pic2) as /PP with Santé Armées (Service de santé des ar+
1254 sa330l HD.19-03 : ex HT.19-3 escuadron 801; 01oct10 pictured at Barcelona during Festa al ce+
1386 sa330j HD.19-05 : 1995 asg 801Sq, Las Palmas SAR unit; 2016 still
1567 sa330j HD.19-06 : HT.19-6. escuadron 801. w/o 05feb06
2057 as332b HD.21-15 : Ejercito del Aire from 2017; conv H215 for SAR 801 / 802 Squadron
French Air Force 2057 : AdlA /PO; 1982-1998 asg ETOM 82 at Mururoa
: Aug11 pictured (top) during overhaul at Heli-Union, Paris
: 23jun12 pictured (middle and bot) on static display at Evreux-Fauville BA-+
: 14jul13 EH01.044 /PO flew in parade Quatorze Juillet 2013
2244 as332L1 HD.21-17 : Ejercito del Aire from 2017; conv H215 for SAR 801 / 802 Squadron
French Air Force 2244 : 1989 to 1998 was in the flight of ETOM 82 at Mururoa
: AdlA from Sep09 /PM; 14jul10 EH05.067./PM (wears ETOM00.082 badge) Flew in+
: 14jul14 asg EH01.044./PM flew in parade Quatorze Juillet
: 07mar16 asg EH01.044 pictured training in a Seine flood exercise; UPE PM +



Operations


DatesOperation
17-may-1021-may-10BE SAR meet 2010



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