Servicio Aeronaval

of the Paraguayan Navy
 

Key Facts

Short Name: SAN
Nickname: unknown
Main Role: Transport
Secondary Role:
First Formed: 1966
Parent Unit: Navy HQ
Current Status: Disbanded

History

The Servicio Aeronaval (SAN) was created in 1966 with two JRF-5 and one JRF-6. The idea was born to create a sort of an aerial transport service for passengers, mail and small cargo, similar to that of the Transporte Aéreo Militar (TAM). The Navy had the need to have fast and direct communications and transportation to its installations located in far away corners of the country while at the same time they had to keep the ongoing training for the naval pilots and also to be able to train new pilots. During 1968 the Grumman aircraft were replaced with some Cessna aircraft. The service was disbanded in 1981.



Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Grumman JRF-6B Goose 1 1966 – 1968 128
Cessna 206 Stationair 4 1966 – 1981 130-133
Cessna 210 Centurion 2 1974 – 1981 134,136
Douglas C-47 Dakota 1 1979 – 1981 T-26


Unit Markings

Figure 1
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Main Bases

Base Duration
Arsenal de Marina/Puerto Sajonia 1966 – 1981


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

Other Sources

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