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Current Title: Ejército de Colombia
Title in English: Colombian Army
Abbreviation: EJC


Narrative Summary:
Colombian Army aviation (Aviación del Ejército) service was formed in 1991 with two fixed wing aircraft. The Brigada de Aviación was formed on 12.8.1996 with three subordinated units. From 1997 on the service received large numbers of helicopters from the United States to conduct anti-narcotics and anti-guerrilla operations. Many helicopters are operated by the U.S. Department of States Air Wing in full Colombian markings. A major reorganisation took place on 19.5.2005, when the Comando del Ejército formed four Batallónes de Aviaciónes.


Key Dates:
1991   The Aviación del Ejército was formed.
12 August 1996   Brigada de Aviación was established.
19 May 2005   Four Batallónes de Aviaciónes were formed.

Current Status:
The aircraft of the Army Aviation are fully operational.

Future Plans:
No information available.


National Insignia:
Current --- Historical



Aircraft Serial Numbering System(s):
From 1993 EJC is used as a prefix and the serial numbers consists of three digits. From 2008 on most of the aircraft were reserialled.


Unit/Base Aircraft Code System(s):

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Aircraft Designation System(s):

Current Aircraft Inventory:
Table of Current Service Aircraft

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


Main Headquarters:
Edif. Centro Administrativo Nacional, Av El Dorado con Carrera 52 Can, Bogotá

Current Organisational Structure:
The Army Aviation is organised in an Aviation Brigade with five Batallónes de Aviaciónes and a Escuela de Aviación del Ejército.

Current Order of Battle:
Table of Current Order of Battle



Historical Orders of Battle:

Historical Order of Battle (as at 2002)

Historical Order of Battle (as at 2008)


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

Centro de Entrenamiento y Reentrenamiento Táctico de Aviación (CERTA)

Centro de Instrucción y Entrenamiento



Air Bases

Current Air Bases:
The Army Aviation operates from two main operation bases and two secondary airfields.

Military Air Bases Listing

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

More Information







World Air Power Journal No.30 p. 136


Brigada de Aviación (official homepage)

Scramble: Colombia Air Arms

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