All-Time Aircraft Used List
United Arab Emirates Naval Aviation

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
Aerospatiale AS 332B Super Puma 6 19?? current France
Aerospatiale AS 332M Super Puma 4 19?? current France
Aerospatiale AS 565SA Panther 7 19?? current France

All-Time Aircraft Used List
United Arab Emirates Air Force

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
AgustaWestland A109S Grand 1 2006 current Italy
Agusta-Bell AB412SP 3 1989 ? Italy
Agusta-Bell AB412HP 6 1995 current Italy
Bell 412EP 2 2006 2008 leased
Aerospatiale SA 316B Alouette III 10 1999 ? Abu Dhabi AF
Airbus A330-200 MRTT 3 2013 current Spain
Antonov An-124 1 2004 2007 Ukraine
Aerospatiale AS 350B Ecureuil 13 2001 ? France
Aerospatiale AS 350C Ecureuil 18 2001 current France
Air Tractor AT-802U 10 2010 current USA
AgustaWestland AW139 8 2005 current Italy
AgustaWestland AW169 5 ? ? Italy
Avro RJ85 2 2007 current ex-civil
Bell 205A 6 1999 current Abu Dhabi AF
Bell 206B JetRanger 7 1999 ? Abu Dhabi AF
Agusta-Bell AB206 JetRanger 11 1999 ? Abu Dhabi AF
Bell 212 2 1999 ? Abu Dhabi AF
Bell 214B 4 1999 ? Abu Dhabi AF
Bell 407 23 2000 current USA
Boeing C-17A Globemaster III 6 2011 current USA
Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules 3 1999 current Abu Dhabi AF
Lockheed C-130H Hercules 1 1999 current Abu Dhabi AF
Lockheed C-130H-30 Hercules 3 1999 current Abu Dhabi AF
Cessna 172 1 ? ? USA
Cessna 172S Skyhawk 1 2012 current USA
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan 8 2005 current USA
CASA CN-235M-100 7 1993 current Spain
De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 3 2004 current Canada
De Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash-8 4 2012 current Canada
Diamond DA42MPP 4 2012 current Austria
Lockheed Martin F-16E Desert Falcon 56 2004 current USA
Lockheed Martin F-16F Desert Falcon 25 2004 current USA
Aerospatiale SA 342L Gazelle 12 1999 ? Abu Dhabi AF
Grob G115TA Acro 12 1997 current Germany
Boeing CH-47C Chinook 12 2003 current Libya
Boeing CH-47F Chinook 12 2012 current USA
Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk 20 2008 current USA
Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk 40 2011 current USA
Boeing AH-64A Apache 30 1999 current Abu Dhabi AF
British Aerospace Hawk Mk 61 9 1999 current UK
British Aerospace Hawk Mk 63A 16 1999 current UK
British Aerospace Hawk Mk 63B 2 1999 current UK
British Aerospace Hawk Mk 63C 4 1999 current UK
British Aerospace Hawk Mk 102 18 1999 current UK
Britten-Norman BN-2T Islander 1 1999 2003 Abu Dhabi AF?
Beech King Air C90 4 2010 current USA
Beech Super King Air 350 2 1999 current Abu Dhabi AF
Aermacchi MB339A 11 1999 current Dubai AF/Italy
Alenia M346 48 ? ? Italy
Dassault Mirage 2000DAD 6 1999 current France
Dassault Mirage 2000EAD 22 1999 current France
Dassault Mirage 2000RAD 8 1999 current France
Dassault Mirage 2000-9DAD 12 2003 current France
Dassault Mirage 2000-9EAD 20 2003 current France
Piaggio P.180 Avanti 2 2010 current Italy
Aerospatiale AS 365N3 2 1999 current France
Aerospatiale AS 565UB Panther 6 ? ? France
Eurocopter EC155B1 1 2002 current Germany
Pilatus PC-6B Turbo Porter 2 1999 2005 Abu Dhabi AF
Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer 31 1999 current Abu Dhabi AF
Pilatus PC-21 25 2011 current Switzerland Aerospatiale SA 330C Puma 5 1999 ? Abu Dhabi AF
Aerospatiale SA 330F Puma 5 1999 ? Abu Dhabi AF
Aerospatiale SA 330L Puma 10 1999 current Romania
Aerospatiale SA 330SM Puma 10 2006 current Romania
SAAB 340B AEWC 2 2011 current Sweden
SIAI Marchetti SF.260TP 6 1999 2001 Dubai AF
Aerospatiale AS 332 Super Puma 4 1999 current Abu Dhabi AF
Short Skyvan 4 1999 current Dubai AF
Short 330-UTT 1 1999 2006 Dubai AF
Viking Air Guardian 400 4 ? ? Canada

United Arab Emirates

Country Profile

The Country

Geography

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a country in Western Asia, located on the Arabian Peninsula. It is a federation of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. The UAE is bordered by Oman to the east, Saudi Arabia to the south and west and the Persian Gulf to the north. It has maritime borders with Qatar and Iran.

The terrain of the country is almost entirely sandy or gravel desert, with little cultivatable land. The coastline comprises a series of salt pans that extend well inland, although there are a few natural harbours. Numerous small islands are situated off the coast. The UAE also has a portion of land along the Gulf of Oman, separated from the rest of the country by the Al Hajar al Gharbi mountains. The total land area is 83,600 sq km (32,278 sq miles).

The population of the UAE is 8.26 million (2010 figures), and is made up of 16.5% UAE Arabs, 58.4% South Asians, 16.7% other Asians and 8.4% Western/Europeans. In terms of religion, 76% are Moslem, 15% Christian, 5% Hindu and 5% others. The capital city is Abu Dhabi.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in United Arab Emirates History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: United Arab Emirates
wikipedia: United Arab Emirates
wikipedia: History of United Arab Emirates

Aviation

Text to be added on the development of aviation in United Arab Emirates.

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

United Arab Emirates based civil aircraft have used the registration sequence A6-AAA to A6-ZZZ since 1973.

All-time United Arab Emirates – civil aircraft register (A6-aaa).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (UAE Air Force)
Naval Aviation – Military aircraft are operated by the Air Force
Army Aviation – Military aircraft are operated by the Air Force

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation – See Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, Umm al Quwain
Coast Guard Aviation (United Arab Emirates Coast Guard) – no aviation unit

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – local Police Air Wings provide helicopter EMS services
Police – See Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah

Commercial Aviation

Emirates
Etihad Airways

wikipedia: Airlines of United Arab Emirates
The World’s Airlines: United Arab Emirates

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in United Arab Emirates

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

Magazines Guide for UAE

Aviation Bibliography

To be added

Web Links

To be added.