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Current Title: Njsia e Aviacionit s Ministria e Shendetesise
Title in English: Ministry of Health Aviation Unit
Abbreviation: -

History

Narrative Summary:
The Albanian Ministry of Health (Ministria e Shendetesise) operates a small fleet of helicopters. This helicopter unit is at the moment the most frequently used one because it transports sick people from hospitals spread around the country to the main hospitals in Tirana and vice-versa. The unit was first established in 1995.

Key Dates:
1995    Aviation Unit first established, as Njsia e Aviacionit s Ministria e Shendetesise.

Current Status:
Ministry of Health helicopters are primarily used for the transport of sick and injured patients between hospitals within Albania.

Future Plans:
Not known.

Markings

National Insignia:
The national flag is carried as a fin flash. Service titles of 'Njesia i Transportit Ministria e Shendetesise' are carried on the forward fuselage.

Aircraft Serial Numbering System(s):
All Ministry of Health helicopters carry civilian registrations in the ZA-Xxx series.

Unit/Base Aircraft Code System(s):
Coding system not used

Aircraft

Aircraft Designation System(s):
None - Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory:
Click on aircraft type for more details
Aircraft Type Total
Del'd
Total
Now
Role Origin
MBB Bo 105M 2 * - Transport German Army
Sud Aviation SA.319B Alouette III 4 3 Transport Swiss civil
* on order

All-Time Aircraft Used List:
Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Retirement Origin
MBB Bo 105M 2 * 2008 - German Army
Sud Aviation SA.319B Alouette III 4 1995 current Swiss civil
* on order

Aircraft NOT Used:
No false reports of aircraft on order or in service known.

Organisation

Main Headquarters:
Tiranė.

Current Organisational Structure:
All helicopters are based at Tiranė Aerodrome.
.

Current Order of Battle:
Not applicable.

Historical Orders of Battle:
Not applicable.

All-Time Flying Units List:
Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases:
All helicopters are based at Tiranė Aerodrome.

All-Time Air Bases Used List:
Tiranė Aerodrome.

More Information

Books:

To be added

Magazines:

Air-Britain Aviation World Autumn 2005 p.125.

Websites:

To be added.

Thanks to Andy Cela for updating this information.

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First Created: 21 May 2002 - Last Revised: 17 September 2005
Copyright © 2002 John Hayles.    e-mail: john@aeroflight.co.uk