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Army Aviation

 

 

Current Title: Comando de Aviación del Ejército de Chile
Title in English: Army Aviation Service of the Chile Army
Abbreviation:  

History

Narrative Summary:
The Comando de Aviación was formed on 1.10.1970 at Aeródromo Tobalaba in Santiago. In 1978 some Peloton de Exploración Aérea were formed, which supported the army divisions. In 1980 the Batallón de Aviación 7 'La Independencia" was formed as headquarter for the detachments and the unit moved to Rancagua. The battalion became Regimiento de Aviación Nº1 'La Independencia' on 2.8.1984. The regiment is now the higher command for the Batallón de Enlace y Control, Batallón de Exploración y Reconocimiento, Batallón Aeromóvil and the Batallón de Transporte. The regiment is subordinated to the Brigada de Aviación del Ejército, which was formed on 2.1.1995.

 

Key Dates:
1 October 1970    Comando de Aviación del Ejército de Chile was formed.
1980 The Batallón de Aviación 7 'La Independencia" was formed as headquarter for the detachments.
2 August 1984 Regimiento de Aviación Nº1 'La Independencia' was formed.
2 January 1995 Brigada de Aviación del Ejército was formed.
 

Current Status:
Units of the Army Aviation are fully operational.

Future Plans:
No information available.

Markings

National Insignia:
Current --- Historical


Aircraft Serial Numbering System(s):
No information available.

 

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

Aircraft

Aircraft Designation System(s):
None.

Current Aircraft Inventory:
Table of Current Service Aircraft

All-Time Aircraft Used List:
Alphabetical Order --- Chronological Order

Organisation

Main Headquarters:
Edificio Diego Portales, Santiago

Current Organisational Structure:
The Army Aviation operates one Brigada de Aviación del Ejército.

Current Order of Battle:
Table of Current Order of Battle

 

 

Historical Orders of Battle:

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1979)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1981)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1989)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 1999)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 2008)


 

All-Time Flying Units List: (only units, which are not included in the Orders of Battle)

None.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases:
The Chile Army Aviation currently operates one mayor airbase and five secondary airfields.

Military Air Bases Listing

All-Time Air Bases Used List:
Military Air Bases Listing

More Information

 

Books:

 

None.
 

'Magazines:

 

World Air Power Journal 31, p. 146-152

Websites:

Brigada de Aviación del Ejército

Scramble: Chilean Air Arms

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