All-Time Aircraft Used List
South Sudan Air Force

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
Aero L-39 Albatros 2 ? current ?
Beech 1900 1 2010 current USA
Mil Mi-17 ‘Hip’ 9 2010 current Russia
Mil Mi-172 ‘Hip’ 1 2011 current Russia
Mil Mi-24 ‘Hind’ 2 ? current ?

South Sudan Air Force

Operator Profile


Narrative Summary

South Sudan gained autonomy on 9 July 2005. Legislation to enable the creation of a South Sudan Air Force (SSAF) was approved in June 2008. The first aircraft was received in February 2010, and the first helicopters from an initial order for 10 was received in December 2010. Full independence from Sudan was achieved on 9 July 2011. Initially called the Sudan People’s Liberation Air Force, it appears to have become the Sudan People’s Air Force by 2010, and later assumed it’s present title.

Continued political instability in the country resulted in a civil war breaking out on 15 December 2015. The Air Force has been involved in supporting government forces in retaining control of most of the country.

Key Dates

24 June 2008    South Sudan Air Force formally created
Feb 2010    First fixed-wing aircraft received – Beech 1900
Dec 2010    First helicopters received – Mi-17

Current Status

The South Sudan Air Force is fully operational.

Future Plans

To be added.


National Insignia

The South Sudan Air Force uses a black-red-green roundel with a blue leading segment containing a yellow star. The national flag is used as a fin flash.

Aircraft Serial Numbers

SSAF helicopters carry serials consisting of a three digit number and the prefix ‘SPAF-‘ e.g. SPAF-106 for a Mil-17V-5. The Beech 1900 carried the last three letters of it’s civil registration.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used.


Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used.

Current Aircraft Inventory

Table of Current Service Aircraft

All-Time Aircraft Used List

All-Time Table of Aircraft Used

Aircraft NOT Used

To be added.


Main Headquarters

Juba Air Base, Juba.

Organisational Structure

The SSAF is organised into a Helicopter Unit and a Fixed Wing Unit.

Current Order of Battle

Table of Current Order of Battle

Historical Orders of Battle

To be added.

All-Time Flying Units List

Helicopter Unit
Fixed Wing Unit

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

All aircraft are based at Juba IAP.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

To be added.

More Information


World Air Forces Directory 2013/14 by Ian Carroll (Mach III)


To be added.


Southern Sudan’s new air force

wikipedia: South Sudan Air Force

Scramble: South Sudan

South Sudan

Country Profile

The Country


Details to be added.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in South Sudan History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: South Sudan
wikipedia: South Sudan
wikipedia: History of South Sudan


Text to be added on the development of aviation in South Sudan.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

South Sudan civil aircraft use the registration sequence Z8-AAA to Z8-ZZZ.

All-time South Sudan – civil aircraft register (Z8-aaa).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (South Sudan Air Force)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation – no aviation unit

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – no EMS/rescue helicopter service
Police Aviation (South Sudan Police Service) – no aviation unit

Commercial Aviation

Air South Sudan

wikipedia: Airlines of South Sudan
The World’s Airlines: South Sudan

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in South Sudan

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

To be added.