Country Profile

Republic of Colombia
(República de Colombia)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
7 August 1819
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
26 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
27 of 242 in the World

The Country


Colombia is bordered on the northwest by Panama, on the east by Venezuela and Brazil, and on the southwest by Peru and Ecuador. Through the western half of the country, three Andean ranges run north and south. The eastern half is a low, jungle-covered plain, drained by spurs of the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers. The fertile plateau and valley of the eastern range are the most densely populated parts of the country. The country is located between 66° to 79° western geographic longitude and 12° northern latitude 4° southern geographic latitude and has an area of 1,138.910 square kilometres (439.736 square miles). The latitude and longitude of the capital Bogotá are about 74°05′ W and 4°36′ N.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Colombia History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Colombia
World Travel Guide – South America – Colombia
wikipedia: Colombia
wikipedia: History of Colombia
Library of Congress / Area Handbook Series / Colombia
Infoplease – Colombia
HispanoLink Colombia
Governments on the WWW: Colombia


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Colombia.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

The registration prefix ‘C’ was used from 1929 to 1946; eg: C-001 to C-999. Also the letters A-, F-, K- and M-.
The registration prefix ‘HK’ is used from 1946 to Present; eg: HK-0001A to HK-9999Z.

All-time Colombia – civil aircraft register (C-nnn HJ-nnn HK-nnn).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Colombiana)
Naval Aviation (Comando de Aviación Naval de Armada de República Colombia)
Army Aviation (Ejército de Colombia)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation – VIP transport is provided by the Air Force
Coast Guard Aviation – the Coast Guard is a branch of the Navy. No separate aviation unit

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – no helicopter medical rescue service
Colombian Civil Air Patrol
Police Aviation (Servicio Aéreo de Policia Nacional)

Commercial Aviation

Aero Republica
Aerolineas Centrales de Colombia (ACES)
Aerotransportes Casanare
Aerovias Colombianas
Intercontinental de Aviacion
Lineas Aereas Del Caribe
Lineas Aereas Suramericanas
Transportes Aereos Mercantiles Panamericanos
West Caribbean Airways

wikipedia: Airlines of Colombia
The World’s Airlines: Colombia

Private Aviation

None at present.


Aircraft Manufacturers


Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Civil Airports and Airfields Listing
Airports in Colombia

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing

On Show

Aviation Museums

Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano, Base Aérea “Brigadier General (H) Camilo Daza”, Bogotá.
Museo Historico Palacio de Policia, Bogata
Museo Militar, Bogata
Museo Nacional de Transporte, Cali
Parque Jaime Duque, Bogata

Airshow Dates:
Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

Magazines Guide for Colombia

Aviation Bibliography

Armed Forces of Latin America (Adrian English)

Latin American Military Aviation (John Andrade)

Latin American Air Wars and Aircraft 1912-1969 (Dan Hagedorn)

Air Arsenal North America (Phil Butler)

World Air Forces Directory (Ian Carroll)

Military Balance (IISS)

World Air Power Journal No.31 p. 154-157

Web Links

Ministerio de Defensa de Colombia

The Latin American Aviation Historical Society

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