All-Time Aircraft Used List
Burundi Army Aviation

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
Aerospatiale SA 316 Alouette III 4 1966 current France
Aerospatiale AS 350B Ecureuil 1 1994 2006 France
Aerospatiale SA 342L Gazelle 4 1983 current France
Cessna FRA.150L 3 1973 2006 France
Dassault Falcon 50 1 1992 2004 France
Dornier Do 27Q-4 1 1966 1999 W. Germany
Douglas C-47 Dakota 4 1969 2006 ?
Mil Mi-8T ‘Hip’ 2 1998 2007 Russia
Mil Mi-8MTV-1 ‘Hip’ 1 19?? 2009 Bulgaria
Mil Mi-24 ‘Hind’ 3 2002 current Ukraine
SIAI Marchetti SF.260C 3 1981 current Italy
SIAI Marchetti SF.260WB Warrior 4 1981 current Italy/Libya

Current Aircraft Inventory
Burundi Army Aviation

Aircraft Type Total Del’d Total Active Still on Order Role
Mil Mi-24 ‘Hind’ 3 3 0 Attack
Sud Aviation SA 316 Alouette III 4 3 0 Liaison
Aerospatiale SA 342 Gazelle 4 3 0 Liaison
SIAI Marchetti SF-260C 3 1 0 Trainer/Attack
SIAI Marchetti SF-260WB Warrior 4 4 0 Trainer/Attack


Country Profile

The Country


Details to be added.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Burundi History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Burundi
wikipedia: Burundi
wikipedia: History of Burundi


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


Civil Aircraft Registrations

During the Belgian Mandate era civil aircraft based in Ruanda-Urundi used the Belgian registration sequence of OO-xxx. In 1962 the sequence BR-xxx was adopted. Upon independence in 1965, the sequence 9U-xxx was adopted.

An all-time Civil Rotorcraft Register of Burundi listing is here.

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Army Aviation (Armee Nationale du Burundi)

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

Air Burundi

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

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Burundi

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.