Paraguayan Army Aviation

Operator Profile

History

Narrative Summary

The service was formed in the 1980s as Arma Aerea del Ejercito Paraguayo with some liaison aircraft and was later renamed Aviación Ejército Paraguaya. The aircraft are operated by Grupo Aéreo de Transporte Especiales of the FAP although they have Ejército serials. In 2009 the aircraft were absorbed into the Air Force.

Key Dates

1989    Arma Aerea del Ejercito Paraguayo was formed.
19??    Air arm renamed Aviación Ejército Paraguaya.
2009    Aviación Ejército Paraguaya absorbed into the FAP

Current Status

All aircraft were transfered to the Air Force in 2010.

Future Plans

It was reported in October 2013 that the Army is considering the purchase of a number to troop transport helicopters.

Markings

National Insignia

CurrentHistorical

Aircraft Serial Numbers

Serials began with number 1 and were used in chronological order as aircraft arrived with Army Aviation. The prefix was TE.

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

None known.

Organisation

Main Headquarters

Ministerio de Defensa Nacional, Avenida Mariscal Lopez y Vicepresidente Sanchez, Asunción.

Organisational Structure

None.

Current Order of Battle

Not applicable.

Historical Orders of Battle

Click on unit title for more details

Squadron Type Base
Aviación Ejército Paraguaya Beech Baron, Cessna 206, Cessna 310 Base Aérea Ñu-Guazú/Asunción

All-Time Flying Units List

Aviación Ejército Paraguaya

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

Not applicable.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

Paraguayan Army Aviation operated from one mayor airbase.
Military Air Bases Listing

More Information

Books

Latin American Military Aviation (Midland Counties, 1982)

Magazines

World Air Power Journal No.31 p. 150-152
Air Forces Monthly October 2013 p. 21

Websites

wikipedia: Military of Paraguay
Scramble: Paraguayan Air Arms

Any photographs illustrating this air arm would be welcome.

Base Aérea Ñu-Guazú

Airfield Profile

Ownership

Operator: Paraguayan Air Force.

Location

Address: Not known.

Nearest Town/City: to be added.

  Latitude Longitude
Deg. Min. Sec. S 25° 16′ 25.00″ W 057° 31′ 50.00″
Decimal N 25.273611° E 57.530556°

Elevation: YY m/343 ft

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History

Name Changes

Base Aérea Ñu-Guazú ?? – Present

Narrative Summary

The base became operational in 1926. The I Brigada Aérea and the Brigada Aerotransportada "Silvio Pettirossi" operate from this base.

Key Dates

??    Formal opening of the base

Runways

Direction Length Width Surface
Metres (m) Feet (ft) Metres (m) Feet (ft)
01/19 xx xx xx xx Paved

Residents

The following organisations are, or were, permanently based at this location:

Based Military Units

Paragauyan Air Force
Paraguayan Navy Aviation
Paraguayan Army Aviation [1989-2010]

Based Civilian Operators

To be added.

Photo Gallery

To be added.

More Information

Books

None known

Magazines

Feature articles to be added.

Websites

http://wikimapia.org/18906197/es/Base-A%C3%A9rea-%C3%91U-GUAZU

Disclaimer: Information is provided on this page for historical purposes only, and not for aerial navigation.

Aviación Ejército Paraguaya
Paraguayan Army

History

No unit history known.


Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Beech A36 Bonanza 1 1989 – 1996 TE-01B
Beech 58 Baron 1 1989 – 2009 TE-02
Cessna 310R 2 1989 – 2009 TE-01, TE-03
Cessna 206G Stationair 2 1989 – 2009 TE-01A, TE-04


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aérea Ñu-Guazú/Asunción 198? – 2010


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

Other Sources

To be added.

National Markings
Paraguayan Army

This section describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by Paraguayan Army Aviation since its formation:


               (no main marking used)                

                         Main Marking                          Fin Flash

1980s-2010

The fin flash was displayed on the rudder. The aircraft had the serial number applied on the fuselage.

Beech A36 Bonanza
in Paraguayan Army service

History

One A36 Bonanza obtained from MINDEF and operated from 1989. Used by the Aviación Ejército Paraguaya. The significance of the ‘B’ in the serial is not known.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
TE-01B E-481 ZP-MDN 1989 wfu circa 1996, sold as ZP-TAB by 1999


Pictures

None available at present.

More Information

References

Other Sources

To be added.

Cessna 310
in Paraguayan Army service

History

Used by the Aviación Ejército Paraguaya.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
TE-01 310-0275 ZP-GMS 1989 sold as ZP-MDA in 1996
TE-03 n/a n/a 1989 to FAP 2010


Pictures

Cessna 210N TE-03 seen at Ñu-Guazú in October 2005.
(photo, Hélio Higuchi)


More Information

References

Other Sources

To be added.

Beech 58 Baron
in Paraguayan Army service

History

Used by the Aviación Ejército Paraguaya.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
TE-02 TH1278 n/a 1989 to FAP 0232 by Oct 2010


Pictures

Beech Baron TE-02 seen at Ñu-Guazú in October 2005.
(photo, Hélio Higuchi)


More Information

References

Other Sources

To be added.

Cessna 206G Stationair
in Paraguayan Army service

History

Used by the Aviación Ejército Paraguaya.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
TE-04 206-05405 n/a 1989 to FAP 2010


Pictures

None available at present.

More Information

References

Other Sources

To be added.