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  • spain Escuadron 801

    Ejercito del Aire


    801 squadron
    Spanish Air Force

    1954 to present    







    Escuadron 801 Ejercito del Aire

    Escuadron 801
    Established 1954, is Palma de Mallorca SAR unit, part of Ala 49 in Balearic Islands. 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 JuanLESJ




    Models

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    YearsModels
    2019/    H215 / AS332C1e / AS332L1e
    2017/    AS332 Super Puma
    1994/17SA330 Puma
    1983/94AS332 Super Puma
    1967/83AB205




    Operations


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




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