spain Escuadron 802

Ejercito del Aire

802 squadron
Spanish Air Force

1955 to present    

  • Escuadron 802 Ejercito del Aire
  • Escuadron 802 Ejercito del AireFokker F-27M with Super Puma

Escuadron 802
SAR (Search and Rescue) unit part of Mando Aereo de Canarias (MACAN).

Created January 21, 1955 as 52 Escuadron de Salvamento and renamed 802 squadron in 1967.

Achieved 100,000 flight hours on February 2010.
By the year 2000, Escuadron 802 area of responsibility for Search & Rescue covers the Canaries Flight Information Region (FIR), which is coordinated from the Canarias Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) for the Canary Isles and surrounding Atlantic Ocean.

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News of Escuadron 802

Fisherman Rescued by Spanish Super Puma, 04-Apr-19 : #MedEvac Spanish Air Force’ Super Puma helicopter successfully medevac injured sailor some 900 km ~ 485 nm south of Canary Islands

Spanish Air Force Receives Fourth SAR H215, 30-Nov-18 : #H215M Spanish Air Force received its 4th H215 / AS332C1e for the 802 Search and Rescue Squadron at Gando, Canary Islands. These helicopters were founded by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)

Spanish Air Force Received Its First H215, 04-Oct-16 : Spanish Air Force took receipt of its first H215 in a ceremony held at the Airbus Helicopters plant in Albacete


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2016/    H215 / AS332C1e / AS332L1e
1981/19AS332 Super Puma
1955/??S-55 H-19

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