Country Profile

Nation of Brunei
(Negara Brunei)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
01 January 1984
Capital City:
Bandar Seri Begawan
Total Area Ranking:
173 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
176 of 242 in the World

The Country


Brunei is located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. The country is separated into two parts by the Limbang valley which is a region of the Malaysian state of Sarawak. Brunei is bordered to the north by the South China Sea and to the south, east and west by Malaysia.

The terrain in the larger western part of Brunei is a flat coastal plain with hills in the west, while the eastern part is more mountainous and reaches up to 1,850 m (6,070 ft). 75% of the areas is forested. Some 97% of the population lives in the western part of the country.

Brunei has a total land area of 5,765 sq km (2,226 sq miles) and had a population of 402,000 in 2011. The main ethnic groups are Malay 66%, Chinese 11%, Indigenous 3% and others 20%. The capital city is Bandar Seri Begawan.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Brunei History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Brunei
wikipedia: Brunei
wikipedia: History of Brunei


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Brunei.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

Brunei civil aircraft use the registration sequence V8-AAA to V8-ZZZ, e.g. Sikorsky S-61N V8-UDU. Prior to independence, the sequence VR-Uxx was used.

All-time Brunei – civil aircraft register (VR-Uaa VS-aaa V8-aaa).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Royal Brunei Air Force)

Central Government Agencies

Royal Flight (H.M. Sultan’s Flight)
Government Aviation (Government Aviation Unit)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – From 2013 Search & Rescue services will be provided by Brunei Shell Petroleum
Police Aviation – No aviation unit

Commercial Aviation

Brunei Shell Petroleum
Royal Brunei Airlines

wikipedia: Airlines of Brunei
The World’s Airlines: Brunei

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Brunei

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

None at present

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added

Web Links

Department of Civil Aviation
The History of Brunei Flight

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