Australian Army Aviation Corps

Operator Profile

Key Facts

Current Title:
Australian Army Aviation Corps
English Title:
Australian Army Aviation Corps
First Established:
ICAO Code:


Narrative Summary

To be added.

Key Dates

1946 16 Air OP Flight first established within the RAAF.
1957 No 1 Army Aviation Company first established.
1 December 1960 16 Army Light Aircraft Squadron first established.
1960 First helicopter type obtained – Bell 47G.
1965 First unit deployed to participate in the Vietnam War.
1 July 1968 Australian Army Aviation Corps formally established.
1973 Army Aviation Center at Oakey established.
1986 RAAF battlefield helicopters transferred to the Army.
2009 Last fixed-wing aircraft withdrawn.

Current Status

All AAAC aircraft and helicopters are currently active.

Future Plans

No plans known.


National Insignia

Army aircraft originally operated in an overall dark green colour scheme with RAAF-style Red Kangeroo roundels in the standard six positions, and a blue-white-red fin flash. The service title ARMY was carried on the fuselage sides. With the adoption of the dark green/medium green/sandy brown camouflage on front-line types, the fin flash was deleted and the roundel was replaced by a black kangeroo low-viz marking on an area of the sandy brown camouflage. There is no ring around the kangeroo marking. ARMY service titles are carried on the fuselage sides.

Aircraft Serial Numbers

Aircraft operating with the AAAC carry serials in the same sequence as the RAAF, e.g. Chinook A15-102.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used.


Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Table of Current Service Aircraft

All-Time Aircraft Used List

All-Time Table of Aircraft Used

Aircraft NOT Used

A 2006 order for IAI I-View 250 Surveilance UAVs was cancelled in 2008.

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

To be added.


Main Headquarters

Headquarters, 16th Aviation Brigade, Gallipoli Barracks, Qld – or Enogerra Barracks, Brisbane?

Organisational Structure

The AAAC comprises the 16th Aviation Brigade of the 1st Division of the Australian Army. It is divided into the 1st, 5th and 6th Aviation Regiments plus the Army Aviation Training Centre.

Current Order of Battle

Table of Current Order of Battle

Historical Orders of Battle

List of Historical Orders of Battle – to be added.

All-Time Flying Units List

Units Listing

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

AAAC aircraft are based at Robertson Barrack (Darwin), Townsville QLD, Holsworthy NSW and Oakey QLD.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

To be added.

More Information


None known.


To be added


wikipedia: Australian Army Aviation
Official website
Australian Army Aviation Association
History of Australian Army Aviation
Museum of Australian Army Flying

Any photographs illustrating this operator would be welcome.


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