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Forestry Service Aviation

Current Title: Corpo Forestale Dello Stato
Title in English: Italian Forestry Service
Abbreviation: CFS


Narrative Summary:
Aviation section established 19??.

Key Dates:
?    Forestry Service established.
19??    First helicopters received.

Current Status:
To be added.

Future Plans:
None known.


National Insignia:
          Main markingFin Flash
The main marking is displayed in 6 positions (ie above and below each wing, and on each side of the fuselage) on aircraft - but on fuselage sides only on helicopters. There is no fin flash. Aircraft carry the service titles FORESTALE on the fuselage sides.

Aircraft Serial Numbering System(s):
Forestry Service aircraft and helicopters carry a two- or three-digit serial number, prefixed by the letters CFS-, eg: AB.412EP CFS-24.

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


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

Current Aircraft Inventory:

Aircraft Type Total
Role Origin
Agusta-Bell AB.412 5 5 Transport local
Agusta-Bell AB.412EP 8 8 Transport local
Agusta-Bell AB.412SP 4 4 Transport local
Breda Nardi Hughes NH.500D 10 9 Transport/Liaison local
Canadair CL-215 7 2 Fire-Fighting local
Hughes H.369HS 3 2 Liaison local
Piaggio P.180 Avanti 1 1 VIP Transport local
Sikorsky S-64F Skycrane 7 6 Transport USA

All-Time Aircraft Used List:
Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Retirement Origin
Agusta-Bell AB.412 5 19?? current local
Agusta-Bell AB.412EP 8 19?? current local
Agusta-Bell AB.412SP 4 19?? current local
Breda Nardi Hughes NH.500D 10 19?? current local
Canadair CL-215 7 19?? current Canada
Hughes H.369HS 3 19?? current USA
Piaggio P.180 Avanti 1 19?? current local
Sikorsky S-64F Skycrane 7 19?? current USA

Aircraft NOT Used:
False reports of aircraft on order or in service - none known.


Main Headquarters:
Centro Operativo Aeromobili, Roma-Urbe.

Current Organisational Structure:
Forestry Service aircraft and helicopters are grouped into 6 units located around the country. A headquarters unit flies from Roma-Urbe.

Current Order of Battle:

Unit Type Base
Centro Operativo Aeromobili not known Roma-Urbe
- not known Belluno
- not known Cecina
- not known Ciampini
- not known Lamezia Terme
- not known Pescara-D'Abruzzo
- not known Rieti

Historical Orders of Battle:
To be added.

All-Time Flying Units List:
Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases:
See organisation table above.

All-Time Air Bases Used List:
Not applicable.

More Information


To be added


Scramble April 1998


Corpo Forestale Dello Stato official website

wikipedia: Corpo Forestale Dello Stato

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