An Army helicopter flight was formed on 1 January 1997, with equipment transferred from the Finnish Air Force. In 2008 the transport fleet began to be modernised with the introduction of the NHI NH90 helicopter.
|1 January 1997||Army aviation unit first established.|
|March 2008||NHI NH90 enters service.|
All SM helicopters currently are currently active.
Procurement of up to 20 dedicated attack helicopters – such as the AH-64 or Tiger.
Aircraft Serial Numbers
Finnish army helicopters used the same serialling system as the air force – a two-letter prefix designating the aircraft type and a two or three figure number for each airframe.
Coding system not used
None – Manufacturers designations used
Current Aircraft Inventory
|Aircraft Type||Total Del’d||Total Active||Still on Order||Role|
|MD Helicopters MD500||3||2||0||AOP/Liaison|
|MD Helicopters MD500E||6||4||0||AOP/Liaison|
All-Time Aircraft Used List
|Aircraft Type||Quantity||Service Entry||Out of Service||Origin|
|MDD MD 500D||3||1997||current||Finnish AF|
|MDD MD 500E||6||1997||current||Finnish AF/USA|
|Mil Mi-8P/8T||14||1997||2011||Finnish AF|
Aircraft NOT Used
No false reports known.
Aircraft Losses and Incidents
PL3041161, Tikkakoski, Jyväskylä.
Army Aviation comprises one Battalion with two Companies.
Current Order of Battle
Historical Orders of Battle
To be added.
All-Time Flying Units List
1 Helikopteri Komppania
2 Helikopteri Komppania
Current Air Bases
The main Army Aviation base is Rovaniemi.
All-Time Air Bases Used List
Combat Aircraft Aug-Sept 1997