Lockheed L-188A Electra

In Honduran Government Service

History

Used by the Aviation Department.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
HR-EMA 1028 FAH 555 1996 wfu 1998


Pictures

None at present.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/2003 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

IAI 1124 Westwind

In Honduran Government Service

History

Used by the Aviation Department.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
HR-PHO 333 FAH 002 1998 initially HR-CEF


Pictures

None at present.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Honduran Government

Operator Profile

History

Narrative Summary

From the 1940s, Presidential and governmental air transport was provided by the Air Force, using specially purchased aircraft with VIP interiors. In about 1990 a dedicated Government Aviation Department was established, that provided VIP transport in civil registered aircraft. At present, Honduras and Panama, (which has a Gulfstream IIB), are the only Central American countries with presidential jet aircraft.

Key Dates

1936? First VIP transport aircraft purchased by the Air Force.
1990 Honduras Government Aviation Unit first established.

Current Status

Honduras Government aircraft are fully operational.

Future Plans

No information.


Markings

National Insignia

Honduran Government aircraft fly in a white and blue colour scheme, with the national flag on the fin. No country titles are carried.

Aircraft Serial Numbers

All government aircraft carry civilian registrations in the HR-xxx series.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used


Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Click on aircraft type for more details

Aircraft Type Total Del’d Total Active Still on Order Role
Bell 412SP 1 1 0 VIP Transport
IAI-1124 Westwind 1 1 0 VIP Transport

All-Time Aircraft Used List

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Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
Agusta A109E Power 1 19?? 2004 Italy
Beech 17L 1 194? 19?? USA
Bell 206B JetRanger 1 ? 2000 USA
Bell 412SP 1 1986 current USA
Curtiss T-32 Condor 1 1936 1942 USA
Douglas C-47A 1 1947 1975 USA
IAI 1123 Westwind 1 1975 1980 Israel
IAI 1124 Westwind 1 1998 current FAH
Lockheed L-188A Electra 1 1993 1998 FAH
Piper PA-42 Cheyenne II 1 1993 2003 USA
Sikorsky S-76 1 1980 1990 USA

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.


Organisation

Main Headquarters

Tegucigalpa.

Organisational Structure

All aircraft were based at Toncontin IAP, Tegucigalpa.

Current Unit Assignments

Aviation Department

Historical Unit Assignments

Not applicable.

All-Time Flying Units List

Not applicable.


Air Bases

Current Air Bases

All aircraft are now based at Toncontin IAP, Tegucigalpa.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

To be added.


More Information

Books

Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)

World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Ian Carroll)

Magazines

To be added

Websites

Wikipedia: Honduran presidential plane

 

Aviation Department

of the Honduran Government

History

A civilian VIP transport unit was established circa 1990.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Lockheed L-188A Electra 1 1979 – 1998 HR-EMA
Bell 206B JetRanger 1 n/a – 2000 HR-AQX
Bell 412SP 1 1986 – Present FAH-973
Piper PA-42 Cheyenne II 1 1993 – 2003 HR-JFA
IAI 1124 Westwind 1 1998 – Present HR-CEF
Agusta A109 1 n/a – 2004 HR-PRH


Unit Markings

Aviation Department
 


Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aérea Mejia/Toncontin IAP/Tegucigalpa n/a – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Bell 206B JetRanger

In Honduran Government Service

History

Used by the Aviation Department.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
HR-AQX 4279?   n/a w/o 29.9.2000


Pictures

None at present.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Piper PA-42 Cheyenne II

In Honduran Government Service

History

Used by the Aviation Department. Transferred to the Air Force after 2003.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
HR-JFA 42-8001056   1993 to FAH 012 post 2003


Pictures

None at present.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2002/03 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Agusta A109

In Honduran Government Service

History

Used by the Aviation Department.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
HR-PRH 11026 N1QJ n/a sold as N847TC in 2004


Pictures

None at present.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/05 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.