Burkina Faso

Country Profile

Burkina Faso
(Burkina Faso)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
05 August 1960
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
74 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
65 of 242 in the World

The Country


Details to be added.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Burkina Faso History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Burkina Faso
wikipedia: Burkina Faso
wikipedia: History of Burkina Faso


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Burkina Faso.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

During the French colonial era, civil aircraft based in Burkina Faso/Upper Volta used the registration sequence F-Oxxx 1929-1960. After independence the prefix XT-xxx was adopted.

All-time Burkina Faso – civil aircraft register (XT-aaa)
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Force Aerienne de Burkina-Faso)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Government Aviation Unit)
Survey Aviation (Institut Geographique du Burkina)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – no EMS/Rescue helicopter service
Police Aviation (Police Nationale) – no aviation unit
Gendarmerie Aviation (Gendarmerie Nationale) – no aviation unit

Commercial Aviation

Air Burkina

wikipedia: Airlines of Burkina Faso
The World’s Airlines: Upper Volta
The World’s Airlines: Burkina Faso

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Burkina Faso

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

None at present

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added

Web Links

To be added.

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