Honduran Government

Operator Profile

Key Facts

Current Title:
Departamento de AviaciĆ³n
English Title:
Aviation Department
First Established:
ICAO Code:


Narrative Summary

From the 1940s, Presidential and governmental air transport was provided by the Air Force, using specially purchased aircraft with VIP interiors. In about 1990 a dedicated Government Aviation Department was established, that provided VIP transport in civil registered aircraft. At present, Honduras and Panama, (which has a Gulfstream IIB), are the only Central American countries with presidential jet aircraft.

Key Dates

1936? First VIP transport aircraft purchased by the Air Force.
1990 Honduras Government Aviation Unit first established.

Current Status

Honduras Government aircraft are fully operational.

Future Plans

No information.


National Insignia

Honduran Government aircraft fly in a white and blue colour scheme, with the national flag on the fin. No country titles are carried.

Aircraft Serial Numbers

All government aircraft carry civilian registrations in the HR-xxx series.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used


Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

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Aircraft Type Total Del’d Total Active Still on Order Role
Bell 412SP 1 1 0 VIP Transport
IAI-1124 Westwind 1 1 0 VIP Transport

All-Time Aircraft Used List

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Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
Agusta A109E Power 1 19?? 2004 Italy
Beech 17L 1 194? 19?? USA
Bell 206B JetRanger 1 ? 2000 USA
Bell 412SP 1 1986 current USA
Curtiss T-32 Condor 1 1936 1942 USA
Douglas C-47A 1 1947 1975 USA
IAI 1123 Westwind 1 1975 1980 Israel
IAI 1124 Westwind 1 1998 current FAH
Lockheed L-188A Electra 1 1993 1998 FAH
Piper PA-42 Cheyenne II 1 1993 2003 USA
Sikorsky S-76 1 1980 1990 USA

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.


Main Headquarters


Organisational Structure

All aircraft were based at Toncontin IAP, Tegucigalpa.

Current Unit Assignments

Aviation Department

Historical Unit Assignments

Not applicable.

All-Time Flying Units List

Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

All aircraft are now based at Toncontin IAP, Tegucigalpa.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

To be added.

More Information


Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)

World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Ian Carroll)


To be added


Wikipedia: Honduran presidential plane


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