Bosnia and Herzegovina Government Aviation Unit

Operator Profile
 

Key Facts

Current Title:
??
English Title:
Bosniak Government Aviation Unit
Abbreviation:
BGAU
First Established:
1992
ICAO Code:
(None)
Country:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Status:
Disbanded

History

Narrative Summary

Soon after independence in 1992 the Bosniak (Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina) Government began operating aircraft for VIP transport. The semi-independent Republika Srpska also formed its own separate Government Aviaton Unit. The Bosniak unit appears to have closed down in 2002.

Key Dates

1992 Bosniak Government Aviation Unit first established.
2002 Bosniak Government Aviation Unit closed down.

Current Status

The Government Aviation Unit was used primarily for transporting VIPs to international meetings. It appears to have closed down in 2002.

Future Plans

None known.

Markings

National Insignia

Bosniak Government aircraft retained the colours of the charter operator.

Aircraft Serial Numbers

All Bosnian government aircraft carried civil registrations in the BH-xxx or T9-xxx series.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Not applicable.

All-Time Aircraft Used List

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
Cessna 500 Citation I 1 1992 2000 ex-JRV
Cessna 550 Citation II* 1 ? 2002 contractor

* operated by Air Bosna on behalf of the Bosniak government.

Aircraft NOT Used

False reports of aircraft on order or in service – none known.

Organisation

Main Headquarters

To be added.

Organisational Structure

All aircraft were operated by the Government Aviation Unit.

Current Unit Assignments

Not applicable.

Historical Unit Assignments

Not applicable.

All-Time Flying Units List

Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

Not applicable.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

The aircraft were based at Sarajevo Airport.

More Information

Books

Bosnia and Hercegovina Aviation Bibliography – to be added

Magazines

No feature articles known.

Websites

To be added.

 

Any further photographs illustrating this air arm would be welcome.

 

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