To be added.
|5 April 1992||Ukrainain Naval Aviation officially established.|
|1 August 1992||Ukrainian Naval Forces formally established.|
|1997||Agreement with Russian Federation finally reached on future of Black Sea Fleet.|
|26 February 2014||Russian Marines take control of key installations in Crimea.|
|18 March 2014||Ukrainian Crimea annexed by Russian Federation.|
Only a relatively small proportion of the Naval aircraft inventory is fully operational. Many aircraft are in store or awaiting overhaul. Flying hours are barely sufficient to maintain crew proficiency.
In the immediate future, the Navy needs to recover and restructure following the loss of its key facilities in Crimea.
Aircraft Serial Numbers
Serial numbers consist of a two-digit number, usually in yellow, over the range 01 to 99. The Ka-25 and Mi-14 helicopters have also been seen with red codes.
Coding system not used.
None – Manufacturers designations used
Current Aircraft Inventory
All-Time Aircraft Used List
Aircraft NOT Used
Aircraft Losses and Incidents
To be added.
Ukrainian Naval Aviation, Ochakiv.
Ukrainian Naval Aviation currently comprises a single Naval Aviation Brigade, which oversees two squadrons operating fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft respectively.
Current Order of Battle
Historical Orders of Battle
To be added
All-Time Flying Units List
Current Air Bases
The main air base at Novofedorivka had to be abandoned in March 2014 after it was occupied by Russian Marines. A new base at Mykolayiv is being established.
All-Time Air Bases Used List
A number of air bases were inherited from the Soviet Navy, but most were closed down or transferred to the Air Force in the 1990s to cut operating costs. Further facilities, including the main operating base at Novofedorivka and the Sevastopol Aviation Enterprise overhaul plant were lost in the Russian occupation of Crimea.
Military Air Bases Listing
Aerospace Encyclopedia of World Air Forces (David Willis)
European Air Forces Directory 2003/04 (Ian Carroll)
European Air Forces Directory 2012/13 (Ian Carroll)
Soviet Naval Aviation 1946-1991 (Yefim Gordon & Dmitriy Komissarov)
Aviatsiya I Vremya 1996/5
Air Forces Monthly May 2014