portugal Esquadra de Transporte 552

Força Aérea Portuguesa


552 Transport Squadron
Portuguese Air Force

   




Esquadra de Transporte 552
Also known as The Zangões (Drones), its primary role is to provide tactical transport and air assault support. It supports search and rescue and fire fighting operations, as a secondary mission.


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News of Esquadra de Transporte 552


First Two AW119Kx Delivered to Portugal, 22-Feb-19 : #Delivery Portugal’s Air Force received the first two of five AW119Kx in a ceremony held at Beja Air Base. Rest will followed on early 2020. The new helicopter is replacing the Alouette III in service since 1960s



Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1993/    Beja (BA11)LPBJ




Models

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YearsModels
2019/    AW119Kx Koala
1978/    Alouette III




Esquadra de Transporte 552 List of helicopters

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
1840 sa316b 1971 19383 : 17oct17 pictured resting in front of Squadron 552 hangar at Beja air base
1917 sa316b 19401 : FAP, ex 9041; 1994 Esq 552; May15 still
14959 aw119kx 2018 29701 : FAP d/d 18feb19, Esq552; pictured (pic2) on official delivery ceremony +
AgustaWestland USA N677SS : AgustaWestland, PA Sep18; 27jan19 first Koala pictured (pic1) being loaded+
14960 aw119kx 2018 29702 : FAP d/d 18feb19, Esq552; pictured on official delivery ceremony at Beja
AgustaWestland USA N681SS : AgustaWestland, PA Sep18



Operations


DatesOperation
16-jul-1430-jul-14 Hot Blade 2014
17-jul-1331-jul-13 Hot Blade 2013
04-jul-1218-jul-12 Hot Blade 2012


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