Grupo Aéreo de Transporte Especiales

of the Paraguayan Air Force
 

Key Facts

Short Name: GATE
Nickname: unknown
Main Role: Transport
Secondary Role: Support/Liaison
First Formed: 1988
Parent Unit: Air Force HQ
Current Status: Active

History

The unit was formed 29.11.1988.


Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Cessna T-41B Mescalero 5 1973 – Present 201-205,207,209
Cessna 337 Super Skymaster 1 1973 – 1992 206
Cessna U-206G Stationair 5 1979 – Present 210-212,216,217
Cessna 185 (U-17A) Skywagon 2 1980 – 1998 208,213
Beech A36 Bonanza 1 1981 – 1994 215
Cessna 210 Centurion 2 1988 – Present 218,219
Piper PA-32R Lance 1 1988 – 1999 214
Cessna 402B Utililiner 2 1988 – Present 221,222
Beech 58 Baron 1 1989 – 1991 220
Beech Super King Air 350 1 1991 – 1994 01
Embraer EMB-720D Minuano 1 1991 – 1996 203
Embraer EMB-721C Sertanejo 1 1991 – Present 204
Beech 33 Debonair 1 1991 – Present 205
Piper PA-23 Aztec 1 1991 – Present 220
Embraer EMB-810C Seneca 1 1991 – Present 223
PZL Wilga 80 2 1996 – 2005 224,225


Unit Markings

Grupo Aéreo de Transporte Especiales


Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aérea Ñu-Guazú/Asunción 1988 – 1989
Base Aérea Silvio Pettirossi IAP/Asunción 1989 – 1991
Base Aérea Ñu-Guazú/Asunción 1991 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/2005 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

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