Grupo de Transporte Aéreo

of the Paraguayan Air Force
 

Key Facts

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

History

The unit has its origins in the Grupo Aéreo de Entrenamiento y Transporte. The group was split in 1988 and the Grupo Aéreo de Entrenamiento and the Grupo de Transporte Aéreo became operational. Many aircraft are jointly used by the Transporte Aéreo Militar (TAM) and the Grupo de Transporte Aéreo.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Douglas C-47 Dakota 34 1953 – 1998 T-21,23,25,27,33,35,37,41,43,45,47,49,51,53,

55,57,59,61,63,65,67,69,71,73,75,77,79,81,83,

85,2003-2028,2030,2032,2034

Douglas C-54 Skymaster 2 1962 – 1986 n/a
Cessna 185 (U-17A) Skywagon 5 1963 – 1998 T-01,03,05,07,09
Douglas DC-6B 3 1975 – 1988 4001-4003
Convair C-131D Samaritan 1 1976 – 1989 2001
CASA C-212 Aviocar 5 1984 – Present 2027,2029,2031,2033,2035
de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 1 1989 – Present 2036
Boeing 707-321B 1 2005 – Present 4001


Unit Markings

Grupo de Transporte Aéreo


Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aérea Silvio Pettirossi IAP/Asunción 1988 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

Other Sources

To be added.

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