Lebanese Government Aviation Unit

Operator Profile
 

Key Facts

Current Title:
Not known
English Title:
Government Aviation Unit
Abbreviation:
LGAU
First Established:
1979
ICAO Code:
?
Country:
Lebanon
Status:
Active

History

Narrative Summary

The Lebanese Government operated a single Falcon 20 business jet for VIP transport between 1979 and 1998, but this aircraft was not replaced. In 2008 Qatar donated an AW139 helicopter to Lebanon, for use by the President.

Key Dates

1979    Lebanese Government Aviation Unit first established.
1998    Lebanese Government Aviation Unit disbanded.
2008    VIP transport helicopter delivered.

Current Status

The helicopter is operated by the Air Force on behalf of the Government.

Future Plans

No information.

Markings

National Insignia

The markings of the Falcon 20 are not known. The AW139 appears to carry the national flag on the fin and an air force roundel under the belly of the fuselage. It is not clear if any country identifying titles are carried.

Aircraft Serial Numbers

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

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Aircraft Type Total
Del’d
Total
Now
Role Origin
AgustaWestland AW139 1 1 VIP Transport Qatar

All-Time Aircraft Used List

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Retirement Origin
AgustaWestland AW139 1 2008 current Qatar
Dassault Falcon 20F 1 1979 1998 France

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Organisation

Main Headquarters

Beirut Airport.

Organisational Structure

The helicopter is based at Beirut Airport.

Current Order of Battle

Not applicable.

Historical Orders of Battle

Not applicable.

All-Time Flying Units List

Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

All aircraft are now based at Beirut Airport.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

To be added.

More Information

Books

To be added

Magazines

To be added

Websites

None found.

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