Paraguayan Air Force

Operator Profile

Key Facts

Current Title:
Fuerza Aérea Paraguay
English Title:
Paraguayan Air Force
First Established:
ICAO Code:


Narrative Summary

Air Force History

Key Dates

1914    Escuela de Aviación Militar (EAM) was formed.
1932 – 1935    >War of Chaco.
1935    The air force was named Arma Aérea Paraguay.
26 July 1989    Fuerza Aérea Paraguay became an independent service.

Current Status

The aircraft of the Air Force are fully operational.

Future Plans

No information available.


National Insignia


Aircraft Serial Numbers

Serial numbers consist of a four-digit number prexfied FAP. Until 1980 transport aircraft were prefixed T, training aircraft E and helicopter H with a three-digit number.

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

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

None known.


Main Headquarters

Ministerio de Defensa Nacional, Avenida Mariscal Lopez y Vicepresidente Sanchez, Asunción

Organisational Structure

Today the FAP is organised in the I Brigada Aérea, Brigada Aerotransportada "Silvio Pettirossi" and the Comando de Institutos Aeronauticos de Ensenanza.

Current Order of Battle

Table of Current Order of Battle

Historical Orders of Battle

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1929)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1934)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1947)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1975)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1993)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 2003)

All-Time Flying Units List

Units Listing

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

The Paraguay Air Force currently operates three major airbases and six secondary airfields.
Military Air Bases Listing

All-Time Air Bases Used List

Paraguayan Army Aviation operated from one mayor airbase.
Military Air Bases Listing

More Information


Armed Forces of Latin America (Adrian English)
Latin American Military Aviation (John Andrade, Midland Counties, 1982)
Latin American Air Wars and Aircraft 1912-1969 (Dan Hagedorn)
Aircraft of the Chaco War 1928-1935 (Dan Hagedorn / Antonio L. Sapienza)
Air Arsenal North America (Phil Butler)
Militair 1982 (Aviation Press, 1982)


World Air Power Journal No.31 p. 150-152


Fuerza Aérea Paraguay (official)
Fuerzas Armadas de Paraguay
Aeronaves de la Base Aérea de Ñu-Guazú
Paraguayan Air Force / Paraguayan Naval Air Arm
Scramble: Paraguayan Air Arms

Any photographs illustrating this air arm would be welcome.

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