Papua New Guinea Defence Force
use of the IAI Arava 201

in Papua New Guinea Defence Force Service

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 3
Total Still Active: 0
Total Now Stored: 0
Service Entry: 1985
Retirement: 2008
Main Role: Transport
Origin: Israel


Three Arava 201s obtained new from the manufacturer and delivered in 1985. Used by ‘A’ Flight of the Air Transport Squadron. Withdrawn from service in 1989. One example returned to service in 2006, but retired again after 2007.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
P2-021 82 4X-CUQ 26 Mar 1985 wfu Dec 1989, returned to service 2006, wfu again after 2007
P2-022 83 4X-CUR 26 Mar 1985 wfu Dec 1989
P2-023 84 4X-CUS 26 Mar 1985 wfu Dec 1989


None at present.

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