Country Profile

Kingdom of Swaziland
(Umbuso weSwatini)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
06 September 1968
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
158 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
156 of 242 in the World

The Country


Details to be added.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Swaziland History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Swaziland
wikipedia: Swaziland
wikipedia: History of Swaziland


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


Civil Aircraft Registrations

In the British colonial era civil aircraft based in Swaziland used the registration sequence VQ-ZIA to VQ-ZIZ, 1929-1975. Upon independence the sequence 3D-xxx was adopted.

All-time Eswatini (Swaziland) – civil aircraft register (VQ-ZIaa 3D-aaa 3DC-aaa).
[Get involved with the Aeroflight Cloud.]

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Defence Force (Umbutfo Swaziland Defense Force – Air Wing)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (King of Swaziland’s Aircraft)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – no EMS/rescue helicopter service
Police Aviation (Royal Swaziland Police Service) – no aviation unit

Commercial Aviation

Air Swaziland

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

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Swaziland

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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