spain Escuadron 801

Ejercito del Aire


801 squadron
Spanish Air Force

1954 to present    







Escuadron 801 Ejercito del Aire

Escuadron 801
Established 1954, is the Las Palmas SAR unit, part of Ala 49 in Mallorca. 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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