Paraguayan Ministry of Agriculture and Livesock

Operator Profile
 

Key Facts

Current Title:
Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganaderia
English Title:
Paraguayan Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock
Abbreviation:
MAG
First Established:
?
ICAO Code:
None
Country:
Paraguay
Status:
Active

History

Narrative Summary

The first Paraguayan Ministerio de Agricultura was established in 1936. In 1950 a re-organisation led to the establishment of the present Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganaderia (MAG – Ministry of Agriculture and Livesock). Circa 1998 an aviation unit was estabished, to operate light aircraft in support of ministry operations.

Key Dates

1950    MAG formed from previous Ministerio de Agricultura.
1998?    MAG Aviation Unit established.

Current Status

The MAG aircraft are used primarily for transporting officials around the country, in support of various agricultural programmes.

Future Plans

No further aquisitions are planned.

Markings

National Insignia

MAG aircraft are very plain, with just the national flag on the tail fin. No MAG insignia or service titles are carried.

Aircraft Serial Numbers

All MAG aircraft carry civilian registrations.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

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Aircraft Type Total
Del'd
Total
Now
Still On
Order
Role
Beech 55 Baron110Transport
Cessna 210 Centurion110Transport

All-Time Aircraft Used List

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Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Retirement Origin
Beech 55 Baron1?current?
Cessna 210 Centurion1?current?

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Organisation

Main Headquarters

Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganaderia, Av Mariscal José Félix Estigarribia, San Lorenzo, Paraguay.

Organisational Structure

All sircraft are operated by the Aviation Unit of the MAG.

Current Unit Assignments

No units.

Historical Unit Assignments

Not applicable.

All-Time Flying Units List

Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

All MAG aircraft are based at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport, Asuncion.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

The MAG Aviation Unit has used Silvio Pettirossi International Airport since its establishment.

More Information

Books

Paraguay Aviation Bibliography – to be added

Magazines

No feature articles known.

Websites

Official MAG website

Any further photographs illustrating this air arm would be welcome.

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