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.

An all-time Civil Rotorcraft Register of Benin listing is here.
An incomplete all-time Civil Aircraft Register of Benin is here.

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.