All-Time Aircraft Used List
Benin Air Force

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
Aero Commander 500B Commander 1 1961 2006 USA
Aerospatiale SA 3130 Alouette II 1 1967 1998 France
Aerospatiale AS 350B Ecureuil 2 1984 current France
Aerospatiale AS 355M Ecureuil 2 1 1985 1994 France
Agusta A109BA 4 2007 current Belgian Army
Agusta-Bell AB47G Sioux 1 1960 1988 Italy
Antonov An-2TD ‘Colt’ 3 1979 1982 USSR
Antonov An-26 ‘Curl’ 2 1978 2006 USSR
Boeing 727-256 1 2009 current ex-civil
Cessna F337D Super Skymaster 1 1969 1994 France
Dassault Falcon 20 1 1982 1983 France
De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 1 1984 current Canada
Dornier Do 28 1 1985 1995 W. Germany
Dornier Do 128-2 2 2003 2006 Germany
Dornier Do 228-2 2 1998 1999 Germany
Douglas C-47 Dakota 9 1960 1998 ?
Fokker F27 Friendship 1 1978 1978 Netherlands
Hawker Siddeley H.S.748-288 3 2002 current Belgian AF
LH Aviation LH10 Ellipse 2 2011 current France
Max Holste MH.1521M Broussard 5 1960 1994 France
SMAN Petrel 2 19?? current France

All-Time Aircraft Used List
Benin Government

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
Aerospatiale SN601 Corvette 1 1979 1981 France
Boeing 707-300 3 1983 1995 ?
Boeing 727-30 1 2006 current ?
Boeing 737 1 1995 1997 ?
De Havilland Canada DHC-6-400 Twin Otter 1 1998 2004 Canada
Fokker F27-600 Friendship 2 19?? 19?? Netherlands
Fokker F28-4000 Fellowship 1 1982 1984 Netherlands

Current Aircraft Inventory
Benin Air Force

Aircraft Type Total Del’d Total Active Still on Order Role
Aerospatiale AS 350B 1 1 0 Utility
Agusta A109BA 4 4 0 Utility
Boeing 727 1 1 0 Transport
De Havilland Canada DHC-6 1 1 0 Transport
Hawker Siddeley HS.748 1 1 0 Transport
LH Aviation LH10 Ellipse 2 2 0 Surveillance
SMAN Petrel 2 1 0 Surveillance

Benin

Country Profile

The Country

Geography

Details to be added.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Benin History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Benin
wikipedia: Benin
wikipedia: History of Benin

Aviation

Text to be added on the development of aviation in Benin.

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

During the French colonial era, civil aircraft based in Dahomey/Benin used the registration sequence F-Oxxx 1929-1960. After independence the prefix TY-xxx was adopted.

All-time Benin – civil aircraft register (TY-aaa)
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Force Aerienne du Benin)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Government Aviation Unit)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – no EMS/Rescue helicopter service
Police Aviation (Gendarmerie Nationale) – no aviation unit

Commercial Aviation

Trans Air Benin

wikipedia: Airlines of Benin
The World’s Airlines: Benin

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Benin

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

None at present

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added

Web Links

To be added.