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The Air Element of the Suriname Air Force was fomed in 1982 shortly after gaining independence from the Netherlands. In May 1982 the SAF received a couple of BN-2A for observation and transport duties. During a civil war in 1986 the SAF bought two PC-7 and two Alouette III to counter the rebels. Some of the aircraft were sold after the conflict. Two C-212 aircraft were delivered in
December 1998 and May 1999. Although the aircraft provide valuable capabilities for fishery patrol, border patrol and transportation into Suriname’s vast jungle, as for earlier acquisitions, maintaining and operating these relatively sophisticated aircraft is almost impossible with the limited resources of the Surinam Air Force.
|Hughes 500||1||1982 – 1982||100|
|Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander||5||1982 – Present||001-004|
|Cessna 206 Turbo Stationair||1||1982 – 1998||200|
|Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer||3||1985 – Present||111-113|
|Aérospatiale Alouette III||2||1986 – 1999||300,400|
|Bell 205A Iroquois||1||1988 – 1998||300|
|Cessna 182||1||1993 – Present||007|
|Cessna 310||1||1993 – 1997||008|
|CASA 212-400||2||1998 – Present||212,214|
|To be added|
|Luchtmachtbasis Zorg en Hoop/Paramaribo||1982 – Present|
None currently available.
- Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)
- World Air Forces Directory 2004/2005 (Ian Carroll)
To be added.