1st Fighter Wing

of the Royal Bahraini Air Force

History

1st Fighter Wing was formed in 1985 to control the RBAF fighter units. Initially based at Bahrain International Airport (Manama), the unit later moved to Shaikh Isa Air Base.

Subordinate Units

Unit Duration
1st Fighter Squadron 1990 – Present
2nd Fighter Squadron 2000 – Present
6th Fighter Squadron 1985 – Present

Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added

Headquarters

Base Duration
Bahrain Intl. Airport (Manama) 1985 – 1990
Shaikh Isa AB 1990 – Present

More Information

References

  • To be added

Other Sources

To be added.

Gulfstream IV

in Bahrain Royal Flight Service

History

One Gulfstream IV obtained new in 2000. Used by the Government for VIP transport.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
A9C-BAH 1353 N353GA Feb 2000 noted May 2007

Pictures


Gulfstream IV A9C-BAH (photo, Timothy Feise)

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2000 (Mach III)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)

Other Sources

To be added.

Gulfstream III

in Bahrain Royal Flight Service

History

One G.1159A Gulfstream III acquired in 1983. Used by the Government for VIP transport. Sold in 1999.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
A9C-BB 393 N17587 1983 to HZ-MWD in May 1999.

More Information

References

  • Worldmil (1988) p.52
  • Worldmil (1996) p.50
  • World Air Forces Directory ’98 (Mach III)

Other Sources

To be added.

Gulfstream II(TT)

in Bahrain Royal Flight Service

Key Facts

History

One G.1159TT Gulfstream II(TT) acquired in 1981. Used by the Government for VIP transport.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
A9C-BG 202 N17586 1981 noted Apr 2003

More Information

References

  • Worldmil (1988) p.52
  • Worldmil (1994) p.51
  • World Air Forces Directory ’98 (Mach III)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)

Other Sources

To be added.

Boeing 767-4SFER

in Bahrain Royal Flight Service

Key Facts

History

One Boeing 767-4SFER delivered in January 2009. Used by the Government for VIP transport.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
A9C-HMH 34205 N526BA Jan 2009  

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/10 (Mach III)

Other Sources

To be added.

Boeing 747SP

in Bahrain Royal Flight Service

History

One Boeing 747SP-21 acquired on 24 December 1998. One Boeing 747SP-25 acquired in 2007. Used by the Government for VIP transport.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
A9C-HHH 21649 V8-AC1 April 1999 747SP-21, to A9C-HMH by Oct 2002
A9C-HMH 21649 A9C-HHH April 1999 747SP-21, to VQ-BMS May 2008
A9C-HAK 23610 A6-ZSN 2007 747SP-25, noted Aug 2008

Pictures


Boeing 747SP A9C-HMH (photo, Nils Böhrnsen)

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/05 (Mach III)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/10 (Mach III)

Other Sources

To be added.

Boeing 747-4P9

in Bahrain Royal Flight Service

History

One Boeing 747-4P9 delivered in February 2003. Used by the Government for VIP transport.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
A9C-HMK 33684   Feb 2003 noted Aug 2008

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/05 (Mach III)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)

Other Sources

To be added.

Boeing 727-2M7

in Bahrain Royal Flight Service

History

One Boeing 727-2M7 obtained new in 1993. Used by the Government for VIP transport.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
A9C-BA 21824/1595 N740RW 1993 noted Aug 2008

Pictures


Boeing 727-2M7 A9C-BA (photo, Rob van Ringelesteijn)

More Information

References

  • Worldmil (1994) p.51
  • Worldmil (1996) p.50
  • World Air Forces Directory ’98 (Mach III)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)

Other Sources

To be added.

Bell 430

in Bahrain Royal Flight Service

History

One Bell 430 acquired by November 2001. Used by the Government for VIP transport.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
A9C-HA 49020 N11753 Nov 2001  

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/05 (Mach III)

Other Sources

To be added.

Airbus A340-212

in Bahrain Royal Flight Service

History

One Airbus A340-212 obtained new in March 1994 Used by the Government for VIP transport. Sold in June 1994.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
A9C-HH 046 F-WWJC 31 Mar 1994 to V8-PJB 1st June 1994

More Information

References

  • Worldmil (1996) p.50
  • World Air Forces Directory ’98 (Mach III)

Other Sources

To be added.