Kuwait Government Aviation Unit

Operator Profile

History

Narrative Summary

A Government Aviation Unit was established circa 1973 for VIP transport.

Key Dates

1973?    Kuwait Government Aviation Unit first established.

Current Status

Kuwait Government aircraft are operated by Kuwait Airways under contract to the government.

Future Plans

No information.

Markings

National Insignia

Kuwait Government aircraft fly in a white and blue colour scheme, with the national flag and the insignia of Kuwait Airways on the fin. The country title STATE OF KUWAIT appears on the fuselage in English and Arabic script.

Aircraft Serial Numbers

All government aircraft carry civilian registrations in the 9K-Axx series.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Aircraft Type Total Del’d Total Active Still on Order Role
Airbus A300C4-620 1 1 0 VIP Transport
Airbus A310-608 1 1 0 VIP Transport
Airbus A320-212 1 1 0 VIP Transport
Boeing 747-400 1 1 0 VIP Transport
Gulfstream V 3 3 0 VIP Transport
Sikorsky S-92A 3 3 0 VIP Transport

All-Time Aircraft Used List

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
Airbus A300C4-620 1 19?? current France
Airbus A310-608 1 1993 current France
Airbus A320-212 1 2004 current France
Boeing 727-269 1 1989 1999 USA
Boeing 737-200 1 1978 1982 USA
Boeing 747-400 1 19?? current USA
Gulfstream II 2 1980 1985 USA
Gulfstream III 2 1984 1993 USA
Gulfstream IV 3 1991? 2000 USA
Gulfstream V 3 2000 current USA
Hawker Siddeley HS.125-700B 2 1982 1990 UK
Lockheed Jetstar 8A 1 1973 1981 USA
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 1 19?? 2000 USA
Sikorsky S-92A 3 2007 current USA

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Organisation

Main Headquarters

Kuwait City.

Organisational Structure

All aircraft were based at Kuwait International Airport.

Current Order of Battle

Not applicable.

Historical Orders of Battle

Not applicable.

All-Time Flying Units List

Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

All aircraft are now based at Kuwait International Airport.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

To be added.

More Information

Books

To be added

Magazines

To be added

Websites

airliners.net

planepictures.net

planespotters.net