Finnish Air Force

Operator Profile

Key Facts

Current Title:
Finnish Air Force
English Title:
Finnish Air Force
First Established:
6 March 1918
ICAO Code:


Narrative Summary

Air Force History

Key Dates

Air Force Timeline

Current Status

To be added

Future Plans

None known.


National Insignia


Aircraft Serial Numbers

The Finnish military serial numbering system consists of a two-letter prefix designating the basic aircraft type and a two or three figure number for each airframe, e.g. Magister FM-26.

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

False reports of aircraft on order or in service


Main Headquarters

PL3041161, Tikkakoski, Jyväskylä.

Organisational Structure

The air force is organised into three air-defence wings, each with a fighter squadron assigned to one of three air defence areas. A small number of centrally controlled squadrons provide general support facilities.

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 List

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

The main air bases currently used are Halli, Jyväskylä-Luonetjarvi, Kauhava, Kuopio-Rissala, Rovaniemi and Tampere-Pirkkala.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

In addition to the main bases, there are also a number of smaller airports and airfields around the country which are sometimes used by the Air Force.
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

More Information


Finnish Military Aviation Bibliography – to be added.


World Air Power Journal No.5 p.144-146
Air International February 1997
Air Forces Research No.1
Combat Aircraft June-July 1997

Combat Aircraft Aug-Sept 1997
Air Forces Monthly April 1998
Scramble March 1997


Finnish Defence Forces Official Website

wikipedia: Finnish Air Force
wikipedia: Aircraft of the Finnish Air Force

Scramble: Finnish Air Force

Air-Britain Photos: Finnish Air Force

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