Country Profile

Republic of Rwanda
(Repubulika y'u Rwanda)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
01 July 1962
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
148 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
80 of 242 in the World

The Country


Details to be added.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Rwanda History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Rwanda
wikipedia: Rwanda
wikipedia: History of Rwanda


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


Civil Aircraft Registrations

During the Belgian colonial era, civil aircraft based in Ruanda-Urundi used the registration sequence OO-xxxx 1929-1962. After independence the prefix 9XR-xxx was adopted.

An all-time Civil Rotorcraft Register of Rwanda listing is here.

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Force Aerienne Rwandaise)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Government Aviation Unit)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – Akagera Aviation operates an EMS helicopter
Police Aviation (Rwanda National Police Air Wing)

Commercial Aviation

Air Rwanda

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

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Rwanda

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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