The CNET was first established in 1944 as the national agency for telecommunications, in a similar role to the British GPO. It appears that by the late 1950s CNET had acquired some aircraft for transport duties. Although CNET was a purely civilian organisation, these aircraft were maintained by the AdlA and operated in a pseudo-military markings. In 1991 CNET became part of France Telecom. In March 2000 the CNET name disappeared as the organisation was absorbed into a new France Telecom organisation. The last remaining CNET aircraft was disposed of shortly afterwards.
|4 May 1944||CNET first established.|
|19??||First aircraft obtained.|
|1990||CNET becomes R&D arm of France Telecom.|
|1 March 2000||CNET becomes France Telecom R&D.|
|2001||Flying unit disbanded.|
The CNET flying unit was disbanded in 2001.
CNET aircraft operated in an overall white, or white and pale grey, colour scheme with a pale blue/dark blue/pale blue fuselage cheatline. An air force style roundel appeared on the rear fuselage. No service titles wwere carried.
Aircraft Serial Numbers
CNET aircraft carried French civil registrations in the sequence F-SEBx, e.g. C-47 F-SEBD.
Coding system not used
None – Manufacturers designations used
Current Aircraft Inventory
All-Time Aircraft Used List
|Aircraft Type||Quantity||Service Entry||Out of Service||Origin|
|Aerospatiale AS 350B Ecureuil||1||??||1992||France|
|Aerospatiale SN.601 Corvette||1||19??||1987||France|
|Amiot AAC.1 (Ju 52/3m)||?||?||?||France|
|Dassault Falcon 20E||1||??||1998||France|
|Fokker F27-200 Friendship||1||??||??||ex-civil|
|Fokker F27-500 Friendship||1||??||1996||ex-civil|
|Fokker F27-600 Friendship||1||??||1996||ex-civil|
|Sud Aviation SE 3130 Alouette II||1||1957||1992||France|
|Sud Aviation SE 31?? Alouette III||1||??||1997||France|
Aircraft NOT Used
No false reports known.
CNET, 38 rue du général leclerc, 92130 ISSY LES MOULINEAUX.
All aircraft were operated by the Flight Unit of the CNET.
Current Unit Assignments
Historical Unit Assignments
All-Time Flying Units List
Current Air Bases
All-Time Air Bases Used List
All aircraft were based at Lannion-Servel.
French Military Aviation by Paul A. Jackson (Midland Counties, 1979)
European Air Forces Directory 2012/13 (Mach III)
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