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Title: -
Title in English: Croatian Government Aviation Unit
Abbreviation: -


Narrative Summary:
A small fleet of aircraft used for VIP transport and fire fighting was established after independence in 1991. On 1 January 2001, all the remaining Government aircraft were transferred to the HRZ (Croatian Air Force). All aircraft carried civilian markings.

Key Dates:
1991    Establishment of Croatian Government aviation unit.
1 Jan 2001    Unit disbanded and aircraft transferred to HRZ.

Current Status:
The unit has been disbanded.

Future Plans:
Not applicable.


National Insignia:
The national flag was carried as a fin. The CL-601 and CL-604 carried the country title REPUBLIC OF CROATIA in English on the upper fuselage sides.

Aircraft Serial Numbering System(s):
Croatian-owned aircraft carried civilian registrations in the 9A-xxx series.

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


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

Current Aircraft Inventory:
Not applicable - unit disbanded.

All-Time Aircraft Used List:
Click on aircraft type for more details
Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Retirement Origin
Canadair CL-601 Challenger 1 1992 1 Jan 2001 Canada
Canadair CL-604 Challenger 1 1997 1 Jan 2001 USA
Dassault Falcon 10 1 1995 2000 ?
Rockwell Sabreliner 75A 1 1991 1998 ?

Aircraft NOT Used:
Reports that a Gulfstream II was used 1996-1998 have not been confirmed.


Main Headquarters:

Current Organisational Structure:
All government aircraft were based at Zagreb Airport.

Current Order of Battle:
Not applicable.

Historical Orders of Battle:
Not applicable.

All-Time Flying Units List:
Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases:
Government aircraft were based at Zagreb Airport.

All-Time Air Bases Used List:
See above.

More Information


None known.


World Air Power Journal No.13 p.132-133
World Air Power Journal No.24 p.140-147
World Air Power Journal No.26 p.24-27
Air Forces Monthly August 1996


None known.

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