Fleet List
Papua New Guinea Aviation Authority

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Serial/Reg’n c/no. Type Fate
P2-CAA BB-415 Beech Super King Air 200 current
P2-DCA LJ-552 Beech C90A King Air VH-AMH
P2-PNG BB-415 Beech Super King Air 200 to P2-PNH

Papua New Guinea Aviation Authority
use of the Beech Super King Air 200

Aircraft Details

History

One Beech Super King Air 200 delivered in January 1979. Used by the PNG Department of Civil Aviation. Transferred to the PNG Government Aviation Unit for VIP transport in Apr 1981 as P2-PNH, but later returned to the DCA as P2-CAA.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
P2-PNG BB-415 N2067M 1 Jan 1979 to P2-PNH Apr 1981, to P2-CAA ? date


Pictures

None at present.

More Information

References

Other Sources

To be added.

French Civil Aviation Authority

Operator Profile

History

Narrative Summary

The Ministère de l’Air (French Air Ministry) was first established in 1928 to regulate civil air traffic in France and the overseas territories. After WW2 this was replaced by a wholly civilian organisation, the Secrétariat général à l’Aviation civile et commerciale (SGACC). A small fleet of aircraft was established for communications and navaid inspection. In the 1950s the SGACC became the Secrétariat général à l’Aviation civile (SGAC). In 1976 the SGAC was renamed the Direction générale de l’Aviation civile (DGAC). In February 2005 a new sub-division of the DGAC was created, the Direction des Services de la navigation aérienne (DSNA), which is responsible for Air Traffic Control in France. The navaid calibration aircraft now work for this division.

After WW2 the SGACC established a department to manage the new generation of radio navigation aids that had been developed during the war. This department was called the Service des Télécommunications et de la Signalisation (STS), (also called Service de Télécommunication et de Signalisation). This unit used a number of aircraft for transport and liaison purposes.

The activities of the French National Flight School, called the Service d’Exploitation de la Formation Aéronautique (SEFA), are covered separately.

Key Dates

14 September 1928    Ministère de l’Air first established.
12 September 1946    Secrétariat général à l’Aviation civile et commerciale (SGACC) created.
22 October 1947    Ministère de l’Air disbanded.
19??    SGACC becomes Secrétariat général à l’Aviation civile (SGAC).
1976    SGAC becomes Direction générale de l’Aviation civile (DGAC).
February 2005    Direction des Services de la navigation aérienne (DSNA) created.

Current Status

The DGAC aircraft are used for liaison and navaid calibration.

Future Plans

No plan known.

Markings

Special Markings

DGAC aircraft operate in an overall white colour scheme with a medium blue fuselage cheatline and areas of high-visibility orange on the nose, tail, wingtips and belly. The DGAC blue bird logo normally appears on the fin. The King Airs carry just DGAC and DSNA logos by the cockpit, with no service titles, whilst the ATR42 carries full DIRECTION GENERAL DE L’AVIATION CIVILE and CONTROLE EN VOL titles on the fuselage.

Aircraft Serial Numbers

DGAC aircraft carry French civil registrations, e.g. ATR 42 F-GFJH.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Aircraft Type Total Del’d Total Active Still on Order Role
ATR 42 1 1 0 Navaid Calibration
Beech Super King Air 200GT 3? 3? 0 Navaid Calibration

All-Time Aircraft Used List

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
Aerospatiale SN.601 Corvette ? ?? 1990 France
Amiot AAC.1 ? ?? ?? France
ATR 42 1 ?? current France
Beech Super King Air 200GT 3? ?? current USA
Caudron C.??? Goeland ? ?? ?? France
Douglas DC-3 ? ?? ?? USA
Douglas DC-4 ? ?? ?? USA
Lockheed L.749A Constellation 1 ?? 1963 ex-civil
SNCAC NC.702 Martinet ? ?? ?? France
Nord 262 3 ?? ?? France
Sud Ouest SO-95 Corse III ? ?? ?? France
Sud Est Caravelle ? ?? ?? France
SNCASE SE.161 Longuedoc ? ?? ?? France

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Organisation

Main Headquarters

Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile, 50 Rue Henry Farman, 75720 Paris, France.

Organisational Structure

All aircraft are operated by the Flight Unit of the DGAC.

Current Unit Assignments

Not applicable

Historical Unit Assignments

Not applicable.

All-Time Flying Units List

Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

The aircraft home base is not known.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

As above.

More Information

Books

French Aviation Bibliography – to be added

Magazines

No feature articles known.

Websites

wikipedia.fr: Direction générale de l’Aviation civile
wikipedia: DSNA
Planespotters.net

Any further photographs illustrating this air arm would be welcome.

Australian Department of Civil Aviation

Operator Profile

History

Narrative Summary

A Civil Aviation Branch of the Department of Defence was first created in 1921 to oversee the development of civil aviation in Australia. In 1938 it was made a separate government Department. After a series of departmental reorganisations that started in 1973, a separate Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) emerged in 1988, to control aviation safety regulation and provide air traffic services. In July 1995 the Civil Aviation Authority was split into an airspace management organisation, called Airservices Australia, and an aviation safety authority, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Throughout its life, the DCA/CAA operated a small fleet of aircraft for transport and Navaid Calibration duties.

Key Dates

28 March 1921    Civil Aviation Branch of the Department of Defence first established.
24 November 1938    Removed from military control as Department of Civil Aviation (DCA).
30 November 1973    Became Department of Transport, Air Transport Group.
7 May 1982    Department of Aviation (DOA) separated from Department of Transport.
24 July 1987    Absorbed into Department of Transport and Communications.
1 July 1988    Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) created.
6 July 1995    Airservices Australia created from part of the Civil Aviation Authority.

Current Status

The Department of Civil Aviation eventually became the Civil Aviation Authority of Australia, which ceased to exist in 1995.

Future Plans

Not applicable.

Markings

Special Markings

DCA aircraft were normally left in a bare metal or silver dope finish, with a Department of Civil Aviation crest on the nose. A white colour scheme with a blue fuselage cheatline was adopted from the 1960s, with some later aircraft having light grey undersides. No service titles were carried by DCA aircraft.

Aircraft Serial Numbers

Department of Civil Aviation aircraft carried Australian civil aircraft registrations, of which many were in the sequence VH-CAx, where CA stood for Civil Aviaiton, e.g. Avro Anson VH-CAB.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used.

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Not applicable.

All-Time Aircraft Used List

All-Time Table of Aircraft Used

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

To be added.

Organisation

Main Headquarters

Departmenty of Civil Aviation, Victoria, VIC, Australia

Organisational Structure

The Flying Unit came under the Operations Branch of the DCA. This unit provided Navaid Calibration services. Other units of the DCA apparently provided VIP transport, flight training and Search & Rescue services.

Current Unit Assignments

Not applicable

Historical Unit Assignments

Not applicable

All-Time Flying Units List

Not applicable

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

Not applicable.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

All Flying Unit aircraft were based at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, VIC.

More Information

Books

To be added

Magazines

To be added

Websites

wikipedia: Department of Civil Aviation (Australia)
Departmental Aircraft

Any photographs illustrating this operator would be welcome.

All-Time Aircraft Used List
Australian Department of Civil Aviation

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
Aero Commander 560 2 1959 ? USA
Aero Commander 680 2 1960 ? USA
Aeronca K 1 1939 1943 USA
Auster Mk. III 1 1947 ? UK
Auster J/5 Autocrat 2 1949 ? UK
Avro Anson 5 1950 1962 RAAF
Beech Bonanza 6 1964 ? USA
Bristol Tourer 1 1921 1923 UK
Cessna 170A 1 1955 1978 Ex-civil
Cessna 310C 1 1959 ? USA
de Havilland D.H.9 2 1924 1927 RAAF
de Havilland D.H.37 1 1924 ? UK
de Havilland D.H.50 1 1924 ? UK
de Havilland D.H.60 Moth 36 ? ? UK
de Havilland D.H.82 Tiger Moth 6 1946 ? RAAF
de Havilland D.H.86 2 1942 1946 RAAF
De Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover 2 1948 ? Australia
Douglas DC-3 4 1947 ? RAAF
Fokker F.27 Friendship 3 1959 ? Netherlands
Fokker F.28 Fellowship 3 1976 1995 Netherlands
Gulfstream G-1000 6 1983 1993 USA
Hawker Siddeley HS.125 3 ? ? UK
Lockheed 10A 1 1938 ? contractor
Lockheed 18 Lodestar 2 1945 1945 RAAF
Monospar ST.11 1 1934 ? UK
Northrop D.1 Delta 1 1939 ? USA
Percival Q.6 1 1938 ? UK
Piaggio P.166 1 1961 ? Italy
Piper PA-23-250C Aztec 1 ? ? USA
Piper PA-28 Cherokee 180 1 1967 1990 USA
Swearingen Merlin II 3 1969 ? USA
Swearingen Merlin III 3 1970 ? USA
Victa 115 Airtourer 1 1964 ? Australia
Wackett Widgeon I 1 1925 ? Australia

 

Papua New Guinea Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Operator Profile

History

Narrative Summary

Until independence in 1975, civil aviation in Papua New Guinea was the responsibility of the Australian Department of Civil Aviation, or more specifically, the DCA Papua New Guinea Region. In 1975 the DCA regional office became the Papau New Guinea Department of Civil Aviation.

In 1979 the PNG DCA obtained its own aircraft, a Beech Super King Air 200. Unfortunately, in 1981 this aircraft was transferred to the Government Flying Unit. As a replacement, a Beech C90 was delivered in 1982, and this served until the Super King air was returned to DCA use in 1994.

The two decades from 1990 saw an appalling decline in aviation safety in Papua New Guinea. In 2010 the DCA was completely reorganised and renamed the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), with a mission to restore flight safety in civil aviation.

Key Dates

1975 Papua New Guinea Department of Civil Aviation established.
1979 First aircraft delivered – King Air 200.
2010 DCA reorganised and renamed CASA.

Current Status

The aircraft of CASA are fully operational.

Future Plans

No plans known.


Markings

National Insignia

Aircraft carry the insignia of the Department of Civil Aviation (before 2010), or Civil Aviation Safety Authority (from 2010), on the fuselage just aft of the cockpit, and a small national flag on the fin.

Aircraft Serial Numbers

Aircraft operating with DCA or CASA carry Papua New Guinea civil registrations, e.g. Super King Air P2-CAA.

Complete all-time aircraft fleet list.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used.


Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Aircraft Type Total Del’d Total Active Still on Order Role
Beech Super King Air 200 1 1 0 Transport

All-Time Aircraft Used List

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
Beech C90 King Air 1 1982 1994 USA
Beech Super King Air 200 1 1979 current USA

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

None known.

Organisation

Main Headquarters

CASA PNG, P O Box 1941, Boroko, National Capital District 111, Papua New Guinea.

Organisational Structure

No subordinate units.

Current Unit Assignments

No subordinate units.

Historical Unit Assignments

Not applicable.

All-Time Flying Units List

Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

The aircraft are based at Jacksons International Airport, Port Moresby.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

As above.


More Information

Books

None known.

Magazines

To be added

Websites

wikipedia: Civil Aviation Authority of Papua New Guinea
CASA PNG official website
The Fatal Sky
Stormy Passage

Any photographs illustrating this operator would be welcome.

 

Papua New Guinea Aviation Authority
use of the Beech C90A King Air

Aircraft Details

History

One Beech King Air 65-C90 delivered in 1982. Used by the Department of Civil Aviation. Retired in 1994.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
P2-DCA LJ-552 P2-PNB Oct 1982 to VH-AMH 15 Feb 1994


Pictures

None at present.

More Information

References

Other Sources

To be added.