Escuadrilla Presidencial

of the Panama Government

History

The unit was formed in 1975.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
IAI 1123 Westwind 1 1975 – 1979 HP-1A
Dassault Falcon 20F 1 1979 – 1984 HP-1A
Learjet 35A 1 1984 – 1989 n/a
Boeing 727 2 1983 – 1997 HP-400,HP-501
Grumman Gulfstream II 1 1995 – 2009 HP-1A
Sikorsky S-76C Spirit 1 1995 – Present HP-A1A
Embraer ERJ-135BJ Legacy 600 1 2010 – Present HP-1A


Unit Markings

Escuadrilla Presidencial

 


Main Bases

Base Duration
Tucumen IAP/Ciudad de Panamá 1975 – 1999
Howard AFB/Balboa 1999 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • Central American and Caribbean Air Forces (Daniel Hagedorn)
  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/2005 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Panamanian National Aeronaval Service

Operator Profile

History

Narrative Summary

After the US invasion of December 1989, the existing Panamanian Air Force had been disbanded. Another air force was formed as part of the Fuerza Publicas Panameña (Panamanian Public Forces), as Servicio Aérea Nacional (National Air Service) with 16 fixed- and rotary-winged aircraft organised in three operational squadrons and one presidential flight.

The Servicio Aérea Nacional was merged with the Servicio Maritimo Nacional on 21.11.2008 to form the Servicio Nacional Aeronaval (SNA).

Key Dates

1990    Servicio Aérea Nacional was formed
21 November 2008   Servicio Nacional Aeronaval was established.

Current Status

The aircraft of the SNA are fully operational.

Future Plans

No information available.

Markings

National Insignia

National Markings

Aircraft Serial Numbers

H is used for helicopters, A for auxiliary (liaison) aircraft and T for transport aircraft as a prefix.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Table of Current Service Aircraft

All-Time Aircraft Used List

All-Time Table of Aircraft Used

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

None known.

Organisation

Main Headquarters

Up Park Camp, Kingston

Organisational Structure

The Air Wing is organised into three operational flights and one training school.

Current Order of Battle

Table of Current Order of Battle

Historical Orders of Battle

To be added.

All-Time Flying Units List

1.Flight
2.Flight
3.Flight
Jamaica Military Aviation School

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

All current Jamaican Air Force fixed wing aircraft are based at Norman Manley IAP/Kingston and the helicopters at Up Park Camp/Kingston.
Military Air Bases Listing

All-Time Air Bases Used List

All current Jamaican Air Force fixed wing aircraft are based at Norman Manley IAP/Kingston and the helicopters at Up Park Camp/Kingston.
Military Air Bases Listing

More Information

Books

None known.

Magazines

World Air Power Journal 32, p.156
Air Forces Monthy 11/2000 p. 46-47

Websites

Servicio Nacional Aeronaval

Any photographs illustrating this air arm would be welcome.

Panama SEC Current Order of Battle

of the Panamanian National Aeronaval Service

Click on unit title for more details

Unit Type Base
1er Escuadrón Aéreo BN-2A, CASA 212, PA-31/34, Cessna 152/172/210 Ciudad de Panamá/Tucumen IAP
2do Escuadrón Aéreo

Bell 407/212/412, UH-1H,

MD-500E, EC145

Ciudad de Panamá/Tucumen IAP
3er Escuadrón Aéreo T-35B/D Ciudad de Panamá/Tucumen IAP
Escuadrilla Presidencial Gulfstream II, S-76C Balboa/Howard AFB
Destacamento Aéreo de Rambala   Rambala/Bocas del Toro AP

 

 

Panama SEC Bell 407

in Panamanian National Aeronaval Service use

History

Used by the Escuadrilla Presidencial.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
HP-1430 53439 w/o 19.2.2001


Pictures

None at present.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2013/14 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Panama SEC Beech King Air 200

in Panamanian National Aeronaval Service use

History

Used by the Escuadrilla Presidencial.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
HP-21 ? ? Noted Feb 2011


Pictures

None at present.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2013/14 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Panama SEC Rockwell Commander 1121

In Panamanian National Aeronaval Service use

History

Used by the 1er Escuadrón Aéreo.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
301 n/a n/a 11.2007 impounded 11.2007


Pictures

None at present.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/2005 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Panama SEC McDonnell Douglas 500E Defender

In Panamanian National Aeronaval Service use

History

Used by the 2do Escuadrón Aéreo.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
111(2) n/a n/a 2008  


Pictures

None at present.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/2005 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Panama SEC Grumman Gulfstream II

in Panamanian National Aeronaval Service use

History

Used by the Escuadrilla Presidencial.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
HP-1A 78 N90HH 7.9.1995 wfu in 2009


Pictures

None at present.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/2005 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Panama SEC Embraer ERJ-135BJ Legacy 600

in Panamanian National Aeronaval Service use

History

Used by the Escuadrilla Presidencial.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
HP-1A 145.01066 PT-SER 4.1.2010  


Pictures

None at present.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/2010 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.