|16th Brigade (Aviation), Gallipoli Barracks, Enogerra, QLD|
|1st Aviation Regiment (Reconnaissance)||Darwin, NT|
|161 (Reconnaissance) Squadron||Tiger||Robertson Barracks, Darwin, NT|
|162 (Reconnaissance) Squadron||Tiger||Robertson Barracks, Darwin, NT|
|5th Aviation Regiment (Air Mobility)||Townsville, QLD|
|A Squadron||MRH 90||Townsville, QLD|
|B Squadron||S-70A Black Hawk||Townsville, QLD|
|C Squadron||CH-47D Chinook||Townsville, QLD|
|6th Aviation Regiment (Reconnaissance)||Holsworthy, NSW|
|171 (Support) Squadron||S-70A||Holsworthy, NSW|
|173 (Support) Squadron||Kiowa||Holsworthy, NSW|
|Army Aviation Training Centre||Oakey, QLD|
|School of Army Aviation||All types||Oakey, QLD|
|Army Helicopter School||Kiowa||Oakey, QLD|
|6th Brigade, Victoria Barracks, Sydney, NSW|
|20th Surveillance and Target Acquisition Regiment||Gallipoli Barracks, Enogerra, QLD|
|132 Battery||various UAVs||Gallipoli Barracks, Enogerra, QLD|
To be added.
|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|2009||Last fixed-wing aircraft withdrawn.|
All AAAC aircraft and helicopters are currently active.
No plans known.
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.
Coding system not used.
None – Manufacturers designations used
Current Aircraft Inventory
All-Time Aircraft Used List
Aircraft NOT Used
A 2006 order for IAI I-View 250 Surveilance UAVs was cancelled in 2008.
Aircraft Losses and Incidents
To be added.
Headquarters, 16th Aviation Brigade, Gallipoli Barracks, Qld – or Enogerra Barracks, Brisbane?
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
Historical Orders of Battle
List of Historical Orders of Battle – to be added.
All-Time Flying Units List
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.
To be added
|Aircraft Type||Total Del’d||Total Active||Still on Order||Role|
|AAI RQ-7 Shadow||18||18||0||Surveillance|
|Bell 206B-1 Kiowa||56||31||0||Trainer|
|Boeing CH-47D Chinook||10||8||0||Transport|
|Boeing CH-47F Chinook||7||1||0||Transport|
|Elbit Systems Skylark||?||?||0||Surveillance|
|Eurocopter EC665 Tiger ARH||22||22||0||Reconnaissance/Attack|
|Insitu Scan Eagle UAV||?||?||0||Surveillance|
|NH Industries MRH 90||33||33||14||Transport|
|Sikorsky S-70A-9 Black Hawk||39||34||0||Transport|
This page lists all the flying units of the Australian Army Aviation Corps, since its formation.
16 Army Light Aircraft Squadron
16 Aviation Brigade
1 Aviation Regiment
5 Aviation Regiment
6 Aviation Regiment
1 Army Aviation Company
161 Independent Reconnaissance Flight
183 Independent Reconnaissance Flight
131 Surveillance and Target Acquisition Battery
20 Surveillance and Target Acquisition Regiment
132 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Battery
Australian Army Aviation Training Centre
Australian School of Army Aviation
Australian Army Helicopter School
|Aircraft Type||Quantity||Service Entry||Out of Service||Origin|
|AAI RQ-7 Shadow||18||2012||current||USA|
|Aerospatiale AS350B Ecureuil||18||1984||1998||France|
|Auster Mk III||?||?||?||UK|
|Beech 200 Super King Air||4||1996||1999||USA|
|Beech 200C Super King Air||?||?||?||USA|
|Beech 350 Super King Air||1||2000||current||USA|
|Bell 47G Sioux||65||1960||1977||USA|
|Bell OH-58A Kiowa||8||1971||1971||leased|
|Bell 206B Kalkadoon||42||1971||1998||USA/Australia|
|Bell UH-1H Iroquois||24||1989||1999||USA|
|Boeing CH-47D Chinook||5||1995||current||USA|
|Boeing CH-47F Chinook||7||?||n/a||USA|
|CASA 212 Aviocar||2||2007||current||contractor|
|Cessna 180 Skywagon||19||1959||1976||USA|
|Cessna O-1 Bird Dog||3||1967||?||US Army|
|De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter||3||1996||2004||Ex-civil|
|Elbit Systems Skylark||?||?||current||Israel|
|Embraer EMB.110P1 Bandierante||4||1995||1995||leased|
|GAF N22B Nomad||19||1975||1997||Australia|
|GAF N24A Nomad||5||?||?||Australia|
|NH Industries MRH 90||40||14||current||Australia?|
|Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 Turbo Porter||19||1968||1994||Switzerland|
|Sikorsky S-70A-9 Black Hawk||39||1987||?||Australia|
|Sud Aviation SA 316 Alouette III||3||1964||1980||France|